Nallusamy Sivakumar has expertise in Microbial Fermentation. His areas of research interests are enzyme production, bioenergy, biofuel and bioprocessing. He is working on the possible utilization of different waste materials as alternative, cheap and renewable substrates for the production of microbial enzymes and other value added products. He established the Bioprocess Lab in Sultan Qaboos University and supervising the team of students working in bioprocessing. He is also working on bioactive compounds. In this, he is concentrating on the effect of different plant extracts and their essential oils on pathogenic bacteria and their possible mode of action.
Enzyme production, bioenergy, biofuel and bioprocessing
Production of ethanol from pretreated waste paper through separate enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation