Gopu Raveendran Nair

Gopu Raveendran Nair
Gopu Raveendran Nair
Teaching Assistant Professor

Education

  • PhD in Post harvest Processing, Bioresource Engineering, McGill University, Canada, 2014
  • Master of Science in Bioresource Engineering, McGill University, Canada, 2010
  • Bachelor of Technology in Agricultural Engineering, Kerala Agricultural University, India, 2004

Academic Positions

  • Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign, ABE Department, September 2018-
  • Teaching Faculty, Earth University, Costa Rica, Agricultural Engineering, July 2015- May 2018

Resident Instruction

  • TSM 234 Wiring, Motors and Control Systems
  • TSM 233 Metallurgy & Welding Process
  • TSM 232 Materials and Construction Systems
  • TSM 100 Technical Systems in Agriculture

Research Interests

  • • Agricultural operations (harvesting, drying, storage, transportation etc.) • Postharvest processing technologies (Microwave, radiofrequency, Pulse Electric Field, High Electric Field) • Natural fiber and bio composites from forest biomass • Biomass pre-treatment and conversion

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Malou, Jean Rome; Tita, Walter; Perret, Johan; Singh, Ashutosh; Roque, Roger Moya; Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Effect of Pre-treatments in the Processing of Pineapple Leaf Fibers, Advances in Food Science and Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 4, December 2017
  • Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Role of Microwave Pre Treatment in the Extraction of High Quality Natural Fibers Journal of Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology 2 2 3 2017 MedCrave
  • Vijaya, Raghavan; Iyengar, Grama Seetharama; Singh, Ashutosh; Sreenarayanan Variyathodiyil, Velath; Raveendran Nair, Gopu; Balakrishnan, Murugesan; Viswanathan, Rangaraju; Aerodynamic and Solids Circulation Rates in Spouted Bed Drying of Cardamom (Part 1) 2015
  • Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Kurian, Jiby; Singh, Ashutosh; Raghavan, Vijaya; Electro-osmotic dewatering of soaked hemp stems Drying Technology 35 8 999-1006 2017 Taylor & Francis
  • Nair, Gopu R; Singh, Ashutosh; Kurian, Jiby; Raghavan, GS Vijaya; Mathematical analysis of compound release during microwave assisted retting of flax stems Biosystems Engineering 150 214-221 2016 Academic Press
  • Singh, Ashutosh; Vanga, Sai Kranthi Kumar; Raveendran Nair, Gopu; Gariepy, Yvan; Orsat, Valerie; Raghavan, Vijaya; Electrohydrodynamic drying of sand Drying technology 35 3 312-322 2017 Taylor & Francis
  • Singh, Ashutosh; Vanga, Sai Kranthi; Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Gariepy, Yvan; Orsat, Valerie; Raghavan, Vijaya; Electrohydrodynamic drying (EHD) of wheat and its effect on wheat protein conformation LWT-Food Science and Technology 64 2 750-758 2015 Academic Press
  • Kurian, Jiby Kudakasseril; Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Gariepy, Yvan; Orsat, Valerie; Lefsrud, Mark; Yaylayan, Varoujan; Raghavan, GS Vijaya; Comparative evaluation of steam-assisted treatments of biomass components and sweet sorghum bagasse Biofuels 6 2-Jan 87-99 2015 Taylor & Francis
  • Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Singh, Ashutosh; Kurian, Jiby; Raghavan, Vijaya; Electro-osmotic dewatering of high moisture flax stems Biosystems Engineering 133 14-20 2015 Academic Press
  • Kurian, Jiby Kudakasseril; Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Gariepy, Yvan; Orsat, Valerie; Lefsrud, Mark; Yaylayan, Varoujan; Raghavan, GS Vijaya; Experimental investigation of a sequential process for the fractionation of sweet sorghum bagasse Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery 6 1 11-Jan 2016 Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Lyew, Darwin; Yaylayan, V; Raghavan, Vijaya; Application of microwave energy in degumming of hemp stems for the processing of fibres Biosystems Engineering 131 23-31 2015 Academic Press
  • Kurian, Jiby Kudakasseril; Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Hussain, Abid; Raghavan, GS Vijaya; Feedstocks, logistics and pre-treatment processes for sustainable lignocellulosic biorefineries: a comprehensive review Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 25 205-219 2013 Pergamon
  • Balakrishnan, Murugesan; Sreenarayanan Variyathodiyil, Velath; Singh, Ashutosh; Raveendran Nair, Gopu; Viswanathan, Rangaraju; Vijaya, Raghavan; Iyengar, Grama Seetharama; Aerodynamic and Solids Circulation Rates in Spouted Bed Drying of Cardamom (Part 1) 2015
  • Balakrishnan, Murugesan; Sreenarayanan Variyathodiyil, Velath; Singh, Ashutosh; Raveendran Nair, Gopu; Viswanathan, Rangaraju; Vijaya, Raghavan; Iyengar, Grama Seetharama; Aerodynamic and Solids Circulation Rates in Spouted Bed Drying of Cardamom (Part 1) 2015
  • Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Rho, Denis; Yaylayan, Varoujan; Raghavan, Vijaya; Microwave assisted retting–A novel method of processing of flax stems Biosystems engineering 116 4 427-435 2013 Academic Press
  • Nair, Gopu R; Rho, Denis; Raghavan, GS; Application of electro-technologies in processing of flax fiber Fibers 1 2 21-35 2013 Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
  • Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Kurian, Jiby; Yaylayan, V; Rho, Denis; Lyew, Darwin; Raghavan, GSV; Microwave-assisted retting and optimization of the process through chemical composition analysis of the matrix Industrial Crops and Products 52 85-94 2014 Elsevier
  • Kurian, Jiby Kudakasseril; Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Gariepy, Yvan; Lefsrud, Mark; Orsat, Valerie; Seguin, Philippe; Yaylayan, Varoujan; Raghavan, GS Vijaya; An experimental study on hydrothermal treatment of sweet sorghum bagasse for the extraction of hemicellulose Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery 5 2 161-171 2015 Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Singh, Ashutosh; Zimniewska, Malgorzata; Raghavan, Vijaya; Comparative Evaluation of Physical and Structural Properties of Water Retted and Non-retted Flax Fibers Fibers 1 3 59-69 2013 Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
  • Singh, Ashutosh; Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Liplap, Pansa; Gariepy, Yvan; Orsat, Valerie; Raghavan, Vijaya; Effect of dielectric properties of a solvent-water mixture used in microwave-assisted extraction of antioxidants from potato peels Antioxidants 3 1 99-113 2014 Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
  • Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Divya, VR; Prasannan, Liji; Habeeba, V; Prince, MV; Raghavan, GS V; Ohmic heating as a pre-treatment in solvent extraction of rice bran Journal of food science and technology 51 10 2692-2698 2014 Springer India
  • Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Liplap, Pansa; Gariepy, Yvan; Raghavan, GSV; Effect of microwave and hot air drying on flax straw at controlled temperatures International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation 2 4 355-369 2012 Inderscience Publishers Ltd., PO Box 735 Olney Bucks MK 46 5 WB United Kingdom
  • Singh, Ashutosh; Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Rahimi, Jamshid; Gariepy, Yvan; Raghavan, Vijaya; Effect of static high electric field pre-treatment on microwave-assisted drying of potato slices Drying Technology 31 16 1960-1968 2013 Taylor & Francis
  • Vunnam, R; Hussain, A; Nair, G; Bandla, R; Gariepy, Y; Donnelly, DJ; Kubow, S; Raghavan, GSV; Physico-chemical changes in tomato with modified atmosphere storage and UV treatment Journal of food science and technology 51 9 2106-2112 2014 Springer India
  • Nair, GR; Liplap, P; Gariepy, Y; Raghavan, GSV; Microwave drying of flax fibre at controlled temperatures Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology B 1 8 21-Sep 2011 美國大衛出版公司
  • Nair, Gopu Raveendran; Li, Zhenfeng; Gariepy, Yvan; Raghavan, Vijaya; Microwave drying of corn (Zea mays L. ssp.) for the seed industry Drying Technology 29 11 1291-1296 2011 Taylor & Francis Group

Research Honors

  • NABEC (North-East American Biological and Agricultural Engineers Conference, 2013 (3rd place in Poster Presentation) (06/19/2013)
  • Walter M. Stewart scholarship of excellence in agricultural research (12/12/2012)
  • Graduate Excellence Award in Bioresource Engineering (04/06/2010)
  • ABIP (Agricultural Bioproducts Innovation Program) award for graduate research (09/15/2008)

Recent Courses Taught

  • ABE 594 - Graduate Seminar
  • TSM 100 - Technical Systems in Agr
  • TSM 232 - Materials and Construction Sys
  • TSM 233 - Metallurgy & Welding Process
  • TSM 234 - Wiring, Motors and Control Sys
  • TSM 371 - Residential Housing Design
  • TSM 594 - Graduate Seminar

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