Naveenkumar Rajendiran

Position title: Research Associate


Phone: (608) 628-4516

115 Agricultural Engineering Building
460 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Room 403
Madison, WI 53726

Naveenkumar Rajendiran headshot

Program Affiliations

Biological Systems Engineering

Education and Certificates

  • B.Tech. 2015 – Department of Biotechnology, St. Joseph’s College of Engineering (Anna University), India
  • M.Tech. 2017 – Department of Biotechnology, Karpaga Vinayaga College of Engineering and Technology (Anna University), India
  • Ph.D. 2021 – Anna University, India

Fields of Interest

  • Bioenergy
  • Waste management
  • Techno-economic analysis
  • Life cycle assessment


  • R. Naveenkumar, J. Han*, Techno-economic analysis of food waste valorization for integrated production of polyhydroxyalkanoates and biofuels, Bioresource Technology, Vol. 348 (2022) 126796 (IF – 9.642).
  • R. Naveenkumar, J. Han*, Integrated Polylactic Acid and Biodiesel Production from Food Waste: Process Synthesis and Economics, Bioresource Technology, Vol. 343 (2021) 126119 (IF – 9.642).
  • R. Naveenkumar, G. Baskar*, J. Han, K. Saraswathi, A. Ananth, K. Venugopal, R.B. Sherly Priyanka, Recent advances in valorization of organic municipal waste into energy using biorefinery approach, environment and economic analysis, Bioresource Technology, Vol. 337 (2021) 125498 (IF – 9.642).
  • R. Naveenkumar, G. Baskar*, I. E. S. Aberna, Optimization and Technoeconomic analysis of bio-oil extraction from Calophyllum inophyllum L. seeds by Ultrasonic assisted solvent oil extraction, Industrial Crops & Products, Vol. 162 (2021) 113273 (IF-4.244).
  • R. Naveenkumar, G. Baskar*, Optimization and Techno-economic Analysis of Biodiesel Production from Calophyllum inophyllum oil using Heterogeneous Nanocatalyst, Bioresource Technology, Vol. 315 (2020) 123852 (IF – 7.539).
  • R. Naveenkumar, G. Baskar*, Process optimization, green chemistry balance and technoeconomic analysis of biodiesel production from castor oil using heterogeneous nanocatalyst, Bioresource Technology, Vol. 320 (2020) 124347 (IF – 7.539).
  • R. Naveenkumar, G. Baskar*, Ultrasonic Assisted Extraction of Oil from Castor Seeds: Optimization using Response Surface Methodology, Extraction Kinetics, and Characterization, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, (2019) (IF- 1.07).
  • R. Naveenkumar, G. Baskar*, Biodiesel production from Calophyllum inophyllum oil using Zinc doped Calcium oxide (Plaster of Paris) nanocatalyst, Bioresource Technology, Vol. 280 (2019) 493-496 (IF-5.807).
  • G. Baskar*, R. Naveenkumar, N. Mohanapriya, S. Roselin Nivetha, R. Aiswarya, Optimization and kinetics of ultrasonic assistedbiooil extraction from Madhuca indica seeds, Industrial Crops and Products, Vol. 124 (2018) 954-959 (IF-3.849).
  • G. Baskar*, R. Naveenkumar, X. Heronimus Melvin, R. Aiswarya, S. Soumya, Sesbania aculeate biomass hydrolysis using magnetic nanobiocomposite of cellulase for bioethanol production, Renewable Energy, Vol. 98 (2016) 23-28 (IF- 3.746).

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award – “The International Graduate Symposium on Industrial Biotechnology-2019” – Jiangnan University, China.
  • Outstanding Research Award – The Education and Research Center for Semiconductor and Chemical Engineering, Jeonbuk National University, South Korea.