Faculty Profile

Vijay Singh

Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh
Professor
  • Graduate Advising
360 G Agricultural Engr Sciences Bld
1304 W. Pennsylvania
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-9510

Affiliation

  • Graduate Advising

Primary Research Area

  • Food and Bioprocess Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1998
  • M.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1995
  • B.S., Agricultural Engineering, G.B. Pant University Urbana Champaign, 1992

Academic Positions

  • Director, August 2016-Present, Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL), Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Faculty Affiliate, August 2014-Present, Institute of Genomic Biology, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Professor, August 2013-Present, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Faculty Affiliate, August 2013-Present, Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Associate Director of Engineering, August 2011-2016, Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL), University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Associate Professor, August 2007-2013, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Assistant Professor, June 2002-August 2007, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Sept 1998-May 2002, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Visiting Scientist, Sept 1998-May 2002, Eastern Regional Research Center/ARS/USDA
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate, May 1998-Aug 1998, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Research Interests

  • Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts
  • Novel Corn/Biomass Fractionation Technologies
  • Corn Bioprocessing
  • Process Simulation and Economic Analysis

Research Areas

  • Food and Bioprocess Engineering

Chapters in Books

  • Crops - Cereals Rausch, K. D. & Singh, V. Jun 3 2014 Food Processing: Principles and Applications: Second Edition. Wiley Blackwell, p. 293-304 12 p.
  • Process Economics of Renewable Biorefineries: Butanol and Ethanol Production in Integrated Bioprocesses from Lignocellulosics and Other Industrial By-Products. Butanol and Ethanol Production in Integrated Bioprocesses from Lignocellulosics and Other Industrial By-Products. Qureshi, N. & Singh, V. Aug 18 2014 Biorefineries: Integrated Biochemical Processes for Liquid Biofuels. Elsevier Inc., p. 237-254 18 p.
  • Improvements in Corn to Ethanol Production Technology Using Saccharomyces cerevisiae Singh, V., Johnston, D. B., Rausch, K. D. & Tumbleson, M. E. Jan 12 2010 Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., p. 185-198 14 p.
  • Moreau, R. A., Singh, V., Powell, M. J. & Hicks, K. B. Mar 3 2009 Gourmet and Health-Promoting Specialty Oils. Elsevier Inc., p. 409-431 23 p.
  • Emerging Technologies in Dry Grind Ethanol Production Singh, V. Feb 25 2008 Biocatalysis and Bioenergy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., p. 239-247 9 p.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • A whole stillage sieving process to recover fiber for cellulosic ethanol production Kim, S. M., Li, S., Pan, S. C., Ding, Y., Basu, R., van Egmond, P. & Singh, V. Dec 15 2016 In : Industrial Crops and Products. 92, p. 271-276 6 p.
  • Coproduct yield comparisons of purple, blue and yellow dent corn for various milling processes Somavat, P., Li, Q., de Mejia, E. G., Liu, W. & Singh, V. Sep 1 2016 In : Industrial Crops and Products. 87, p. 266-272 7 p.
  • Dry-grind processing using amylase corn and superior yeast to reduce the exogenous enzyme requirements in bioethanol production Kumar, D. & Singh, V. Oct 24 2016 In : Biotechnology for Biofuels. 9, 1, p. 1-12 12 p.
  • Improvement of sugar yields from corn stover using sequential hot water pretreatment and disk milling Kim, S. M., Dien, B. S., Tumbleson, M. E., Rausch, K. D. & Singh, V. Sep 1 2016 In : Bioresource Technology. 216, p. 706-713 8 p.
  • In Vitro Fermentation of Xylooligosaccharides Produced from Miscanthus ￿giganteus by Human Fecal Microbiota Chen, M. H., Swanson, K. S., Fahey, G. C., Dien, B. S., Beloshapka, A. N., Bauer, L. L., Rausch, K. D., Tumbleson, M. E. & Singh, V. Jan 13 2016 In : Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 64, 1, p. 262-267 6 p
  • Miscanthus ￿giganteus xylooligosaccharides: Purification and fermentation Chen, M. H., Bowman, M. J., Cotta, M. A., Dien, B. S., Iten, L. B., Whitehead, T. R., Rausch, K. D., Tumbleson, M. E. & Singh, V. Apr 20 2016 In : Carbohydrate Polymers. 140, p. 96-103 8 p.
  • Techno-economic analysis of biodiesel and ethanol co-production from lipid-producing sugarcane Huang, H., Long, S. & Singh, V. May 1 2016 In : Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. 10, 3, p. 299-315 17 p.
  • Technoeconomic Analysis of Biodiesel and Ethanol Production from Lipid-Producing Sugarcane and Sweet Sorghum Huang, H., Long, S. P., Clemente, T. E. & Singh, V. Dec 1 2016 In : Industrial Biotechnology. 12, 6, p. 357-365 9 p.
  • Use of pigmented maize in both conventional dry-grind and modified processes using granular starch hydrolyzing enzyme Wang, Z., Huang, H., De Mejia, E. G., Li, Q. & Singh, V. Jul 1 2016 In : Cereal Chemistry. 93, 4, p. 344-351 8 p.

Honors

  • Distinguished Professor of Bioprocessing, University of Illinois, 2016
  • Achievement Award, Bioenergy Society of Singapore, 2016
  • University Scholar, University of Illinois, 2015
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, American Association of Cereal Chemists International, 2013
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2011
  • Ben and Gorgeann Jones Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
  • Advisory Board Member, Fulbright Commission, US-Brazil Biofuels Network, 2008
  • Young Scientist Award, American Association of Cereal Chemists International, 2007
  • Scholar, ACES Academy for Global Engagement, 2007
  • Research Excellence Award, College of ACES, University of Illinois, 2007
  • Participant and Organizer, Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, National Academy of Engineering, 2006, 2007
  • Best Paper Award, ADM/Protein & Co￿Products Division, American Oil Chemists Society, 2006
  • New Holland Young Researcher Award, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2005
  • Innovation Hall of Fame, Office of Technology Management, University of Illinois, 2004
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Young Faculty Excellence Award, Corn Refiners Association, 2003
  • Best Research Paper Award, CCSE Research Unit, ERRC, ARS, USDA, 2003
  • Outstanding Poster Award, American Association of Cereal Chemists International, 1998