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Dr. Badal C. Saha

Bioenergy Research Unit

National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USA

Lead Scientist


Email: Badal.Saha@ars.usda.gov


Qualifications

1984 Ph.D., Kyushu University, Microbial Technology

1981 M.S., Kyushu University, Microbial Technology

1978 Diploma, Osaka University, Microbiology

1972 M.Sc., Dhaka University, Biochemistry

1969 B.Sc. (Hons.), Dhaka University, Biochemistry


Publications (selected)

  1. Qureshi, N., Saha, B. C., Cotta, M. A. and Singh, V. 2013. An economic evaluation of biological conversion of wheat straw to butanol (a biofuel). Energy Conversion and Management 65: 456-462.
  2. Saha, B. C., Yoshida, T., Cotta, M. A. and Sonomoto, K. 2013. Hydrothermal pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of corn stover for efficient ethanol production. Ind. Crops Products 44: 367-372.
  3. Avci, A., Saha, B. C., Dien, B. S., Kennedy, G. J. and Cotta, M. A. 2013. Response surface optimization of corn stover pretreatment using dilute phosphoric acid for enzymatic hydrolysis and ethanol production. Bioresour. Technol. 130: 603-612.
  4. Biswas, A., Bernfield, J. L., Saha, B. C., Lui, Z., and Cheng, H. N. 2013. Conversion of agricultural byproducts to methyl cellulose. Ind. Crops Products 46: 297-300.
  5. Saha, B. C., Nichols, N. N. and Cotta, M. A. 2013. Comparison of separate hydrolysis and fermentation versus simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of pretreated wheat straw to ethanol by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J. Biobased Materials Bioenergy (accepted for publication on Dec. 23, 2012).
  6. Hughes, S. R., Bischoff, K. M., Gibbons, W. R., Bang, S. S., Pinkelman, R., Slininger, P. J., Qureshi, N., Liu, S., Saha, B. C., Jackson, J. S., Cotta, M. A., Rich, J. O. and Javers, J. 2012. Random UV-C Mutagenesis of Scheffersomyces (formerly Pichia) stipitis NRRL Y 7124 to improve anaerobic growth on lignocellulosic sugars J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 39: 163-173.
  7. Da Cruz, S. H., Dien, B. S., Nichols, N. N., Saha, B. C. and Cotta, M. A. 2012. Hydrothermal pretreatment of sugarcane bagasse using response surface technology improves digestibility and ethanol production by SSF. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 39: 439-447.
  8. Hughes, S. R, Moser, B., Robinson, S., Cox, E., Harmsen, A. J., Friesen, J. A., Bischoff, K. M., Jones, M. A., Pinkelman, R., Bang, S. S., Tasaki, K., Doll, K. M., Qureshi, N., Liu, S., Saha, B. C., Jackson, J. S, Cotta, M. A., Rich, J. O. and Caimi, P. 2012. Synthetic resin-bound truncated Candida antractica lipase B for production of fatty acid alkyl esters by transeterification of corn and soybean oils with ethanol or butanol. J. Biotechnol. 159: 69-77.
  9. Qureshi, N., Bowman, M. J., Saha, B. C., Hector, R., Berhow, M. A., Cotta, M. A. 2012. Effect of cellulosic sugar degradation products (furfural and hydroxymethyl furfural) on acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation using Clostridium beijerinckii P260. Food and Bioproducts Processing 90: 533-540.
  10. Saha, B. C. and Cotta, M. A. 2012. Ethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass by recombinant Escherichia coli strain FBR5. Bioengineered 3: 197-202.
  11. Qureshi, N., Dien, B. S., Liu, S., Saha, B. C., Hector, R., Cotta, M. A. and Hughes, S. 2012. Genetically engineered Escherichia coli FBR5: Part 1 – Comparison of high cell density bioreactors for enhanced ethanol production from xylose. Biotechnol. Prog. 28: 1167-1178.
  12. Qureshi, N., Dien, B. S., Liu, S., Saha, B. C., Cotta, M. A., Hughes, S. and Hector, R. 2012. Genetically engineered Escherichia coli FBR5: Part 1I – Ethanol production from xylose and simultaneous product recovery. Biotechnol. Prog. 28: 1179-1185.
  13. Dunlap, C. A., Jackson, M. A. and Saha, B. C. 2011. Compatible solutes of sclerotia of Mycoleptodiscus terrestris under different culture and drying conditions. Biocontrol Sci. Technol. 21: 113-123.
  14. Hughes, S. R, Moser, B. R, Harmsen, A. J., Bischoff, K. M., Jones, M. A., Pinkelman, R., Bang, S. S., Tasaki, K., Doll, K. M., Qureshi, N., Liu, S., Saha, B. C., Jackson, J. S, Cotta, M. A., Rich, J. O. and Caimi, P. 2011. Production of Candida antractica lipase B gene open reading frame using automated PCR gene assembly protocol on robotic workcell and expression in ethanologenic yeast for use as rasin-bound biocatalyst in biodiesel production. J. Assoc. Lab. Automation. 16: 17-37.
  15. Saha, B. C. and Racine, F. M. 2011. Biotechnology for production of mannitol and its applications. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 89: 879-891.
  16. Saha, B. C. and Cotta, M. A. 2011. Continuous ethanol production from wheat straw hydrolyzate by recombinant ethanologenic Escherichia coli Strain FBR5. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 90: 477-487.
  17. Saha, B. C., Nichols, N. N., Qureshi, N. and Cotta, M. A. 2011. Comparison of separate hydrolysis and fermentation and simultaneous saccharification and fermentation processes for ethanol production from wheat straw by recombinant Escherichia coli strain FBR5. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 92: 865-874.
  18. Saha, B. C., Nichols, N. N. and Cotta, M. A. 2011. Ethanol production from wheat straw by recombinant Escherichia coli strain FBR5 at high solid loading. Bioresour. Technol. 102: 10892-10897.
  19. Hughes, S. R, Moser, B. R, Harmsen, A. J., Bischoff, K. M., Jones, M. A., Pinkelman, R., Bang, S. S., Tasaki, K., Doll, K. M., Qureshi, N., Liu, S., Saha, B. C., Jackson, J. S, Cotta, M. A., Rich, J. O. and Caimi, P. 2011. Production of Candida antractica lipase B gene open reading frame using automated PCR gene assembly protocol on robotic workcell and expression in ethanologenic yeast for use as rasin-bound biocatalyst in biodiesel production. J. Assoc. Lab. Automation. 16: 17-37.
  20. Qureshi, N., Saha, B. C., Dien, B., Hector, R. E. and Cotta, M. A. 2010. Production of butanol (a biofuel) from agricultural residues: Part I – Use of barley straw hydrolysate. Biomass Bioenergy 34: 559-565.
  21. Qureshi, N., Saha, B. C., Hector, R. E., Dien, B., Hughes, S., Liu, S., Iten, L., Bowman, M., Sarath, G. and Cotta, M. A. 2010. Production of butanol (a biofuel) from agricultural residues: Part II – Use of corn stover and switchgrass hydrolysates. Biomass Bioenergy 34: 566-571.
  22. Saha, B. C. and Racine, F. M. 2010. Effects of pH and corn steep liquor variability on mannitol production by Lactobacillus intermedius NRRL B-3693. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 87: 553-560.


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