P.T. Vasudevan, Professor, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Thompson Hall Rm 207
(603) 862-3290


Ph.D., Clarkson University
M.S., State University of New York at Buffalo
B.S., University of Madras, India
Research Interests: 
  • Biocatalysis, HDS Catalysis, Biofuels, Protein Purification
Courses Taught: 
  • ChE 761/861:  Biochemical Engineering
  • ChE-ENE 752/852:  Process Dynamics and Control
  • ChE-ENE 708:  Chemical Engineering Design
Recent Publications: 
  • P. O. Jones and P.T. Vasudevan, “Cellulose Hydrolysis by Immobilized Trichoderma reesei Cellulase,” Biotechnology Letters. 32(1), 103 (2010).
  • P.T. Vasudevan, M. D. Gagnon and M. S. Briggs, “Environmentally Sustainable Biofuels – The Case for Biodiesel, Biobutanol and Cellulosic Ethanol,” in Sustainable Biotechnology: Natural Resources and New Perspectives, Eds. Steven Harvey and Om Singh, Springer, pp. 43-62 (2010).
  • B. Fu and P.T. Vasudevan, “Effect of Solvent-Cosolvent Mixtures on Lipase Catalyzed Transesterification of Canola Oil,” Energy and Fuels, 4 (9), 4646 (2010). 
  • P.T. Vasudevan and B. Fu, "Environmentally Sustainable Biofuels: Advances in Biodiesel Research," Waste and Biomass Valorization, 1 (1), 47 (2010).
  • M. D. Gagnon and P.T. Vasudevan, "Effect of Enzyme Source and Solvent on Transesterification Activity.” Energy and Fuels. In Press. (2011).