Praveen Kolar

Professor- Agricultural Waste Management

Dr. Praveen Kolar  has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (Sri Venkateswara University, India), masters’ degrees in Aquacultural Engineering and Biological and Agricultural Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology and Louisiana State University) and a Ph.D in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Georgia. He had also worked for seven years in aquaculture industry in India, during which, his responsibilities were aquaculture water quality management, processing of seafood, and feed distribution. His current research interests include conversion of agricultural wastes into energy and value added products including heterogeneous catalysts and adsorbents. Kolar teaches courses in Food Process Engineering and Heterogeneous Catalysis.

He has professional memberships in the Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE) and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).


Ph.D. 2008

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

University of Georgia

M.S. 2004

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Louisiana State University

M.Tech 1995

Aquacultural Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology

B. Tech. 1991

Civil Engineering

Sri Venkateswara University, India

Research Description

Catalytic Conversion of Animal Manure into Biochar and Liquid Oils, Catalytic Oxidation of Lignin Into Value-Added Aromatics - CBERD Core Project, Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds from Swine Facilities via Adsorption: Technical and Economical Evaluation, Manure Belt Collection System and Energy Recovery System, Modeling Airflow in the Brooks Gasification Process, Spawning Activity of Mud Minnows (Fundulus heteroclitis) in Tank-based Systems for the Production of Baitfi,


Effect of cellulolytic enzyme binding on lignin isolated from alkali and acid pretreated switchgrass on enzymatic hydrolysis
Jung, W., Sharma-Shivappa, R., Park, S., & Kolar, P. (2020), 3 BIOTECH, 10(1).
Baseline characterization data for raw rice husk
Kolar, P., & Jin, H. (2019, August), DATA IN BRIEF, Vol. 25.
Effect of Enzyme Interaction with Lignin Isolated from Pretreated Miscanthus x giganteus on Cellulolytic Efficiency
Jung, W., Sharma-Shivappa, R., & Kolar, P. (2019), PROCESSES, 7(10).
Effect of Sodium Hydroxide Pretreatment on Lignin Monomeric Components of Miscanthus x giganteus and Enzymatic Hydrolysis
Jung, W., Savithri, D., Sharma-Shivappa, R., & Kolar, P. (2019), WASTE AND BIOMASS VALORIZATION.
Effects of Co-occurring Species Present in Swine Lagoons on Adsorption of Copper on Eggshell
Hess, B. J., Kolar, P., Classen, J. J., Knappe, D., & Cheng, J. J. (2019), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, 13(4), 613–622.
Physicochemical data of p-cresol, butyric acid, and ammonia
Kolar, P., Classen, J., & Hall, S. G. (2019, October), DATA IN BRIEF, Vol. 26.
Valorization of Eggshell Waste into Supported Copper Catalysts for Partial Oxidation of Methane
Karoshi, G., Kolar, P., Shah, S. B., & Gilleskie, G. (2019), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH.
Valorization of Swine Manure into Hydrochars
Lentz, Z., Kolar, P., & Classen, J. J. (2019), PROCESSES, 7(9).
A novel oxidative destruction of lignin and enzymatic digestibility of hazelnut shells
Uzuner, S., Sharma-Shivappa, R. R., Cekmecelioglu, D., & Kolar, P. (2018), Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 13, 110–115.
Changes in lignin chemistry of switchgrass due to delignification by sodium hydroxide pretreatment
Jung, W., Savithri, D., Sharma-Shivappa, R., & Kolar, P. (2018), Energies, 11(2).

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Systems-Based Integrated Program for Enhancing the Sustainability of Antibiotic-Restricted Poultry Production
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture(9/15/20 - 9/14/21)
FACT: Pigs, Poultry, the Planet, and Data-driven Problem Solving (P4)
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture(2/15/19 - 2/14/24)
Ammonia Recovery from Swine Wastewater with Selective Membrane Technology
Murphy-Brown, LLC (was Murphy Farms)(9/20/12 - 8/31/16)
Ammonia Recovery from Swine Wastewater with Selective Membrane Technology
NC Pork Council(9/20/12 - 8/31/16)
Combined Heat Recovery and Ammonia Control System for Broiler Brooding
United States Poultry & Egg Association(1/01/15 - 12/01/17)
Engineered windbreak wall - Negetative Strip System to Reduce Pollutant and Odor Emissions from Mechanically-Ventilated Broiler and Swine Barns
US Dept. of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS)(9/29/14 - 12/31/18)
Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Lingnin to High-Value Aromatics
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)(7/01/14 - 7/01/15)
Ammonia Recovery from Swine Wastewater with Selective Membrane Technology
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)(9/20/12 - 8/31/16)
Catalytic Oxidation of Lignin Into Value-Added Aromatics - CBERD Core Project
Center for Bioenergy Research and Development (CBERD) - NCSU Research Site(1/01/12 - 12/31/13)
Modeling Airflow in the Brooks Gasification Process
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)(3/01/12 - 9/30/12)