Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. S. Muthu Kumar
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering and Biotechnology
M.Tech., Ph.D.
Contact Address
Permanent Address 120 Kumaran Street, Cheyyar, Tamilnadu 604407
Local Address TA 16 New Apartments, BIT Mesra, Ranchi 835215
Phone (Office) +91 651 2275444
Phone Residence +91 9582175991
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 1-Sep-2016

  Work Experience
Teaching : 5 Years

Research : 6 Years

  Professional Background
  • B.Tech Chemical Engineering , University of Madras, Chennai
  • M.Tech BioTechnology, SRM University, Chennai
  • PhD Chemical Engineering, IIT Delhi, New Delhi     
  Research Areas
  • Bioprocess Engg 
  Award and Honours
  • DST, SERB young Scientist award for participating memsep 2016 held at  Bologna, Italy
  • IIT Delhi, Research Scholar Travel Award   and IRD Travel Award for participating ACS 2013 held at  New orleans,USA
  • DBT International Travel Award for participating ICMEB 2014  held at  Auckland, New Zealand
  • Vira Young scientist award 2017

List of Publications:
1. S. Muthukumar, A. S. Rathore, High Throughput Process Development (HTPD) Platform for Membrane Chromatography. J. Membr. Sci. 442 (2013) 245-253. Impact Factor 5.741
2. S. Muthukumar, A. Shukla, A.S. Rathore, Modeling of Filtration Processes—Microfiltration and Depth Filtration for Harvest of a Therapeutic Protein Expressed in Pichia pastoris at Constant Pressure. Bioeng. 1 (2014) 260-277. Impact Factor
3. A.S. Rathore, H. Agarwal, A.K. Sharma, M.Pathak, S. Muthukumar, Continuous processing for production of biopharmaceuticals. Prep. Biochem. Biotechnol. (2015) 836-849. Impact Factor 1.114
4. S. Muthukumar, A. S. Rathore, Use of Polymeric Membranes for Purification of an E. coli Expressed Biotherapeutic Protein. Prep. Biochem. Biotechnol. (2016) 183-191. Impact Factor 1.114
5. S. Muthukumar, T. Muralikrishnan, R. Mendhe, A.S. Rathore, Economic benefits of membrane chromatography versus packed bed column purification of therapeutic proteins expressed in microbial and mammalian hosts. J. Chem. Biotech (2016). doi:10.1002/jctb.5064. Impact Factor 2.738
6. M.Pathak, S. Dixit, S.Muthukumar, A.S. Rathore, Analytical characterization of in-vitro refolding in the quality by design paradigm: Refolding of recombinant human granulocyte colony stimulating factor. J. Pharm. Biomed (2016) 124-131. Impact Factor 3.169
7. A.S. Rathore, R.Bhambure, S.Muthukumar, V.Kumar, Tools and approaches for implementation of QbD for biopharmaceuticals. American Chemical Society USA (2013) 245.
8. A.S. Rathore, R.Bhambure, A. Shirke, S.Muthukumar, Enabling technologies for implementation of QbD for biopharmaceuticals. American Chemical Society USA (2011) 241.

Abstracts in Conference Proceedings:
1. Muthu Kumar, and A..S. Rathore "Rapid and scalable high throughput process development (HTPD) platform for membrane chromatography." American chemical society, USA, 2013.
2. S. Muthu, Kumar, and Anurag S. Rathore. “HTPD platform for membrane chromatography” in international conference held at NIT Jalandhar, Punjab.
3. S.Muthu, Kumar, and Anurag S. Rathore. “Use of Polymeric Membranes for Purification of an E. coli Expressed Biotherapeutic Protein” held in New Zealend, 2014.

Poster presentation:
1.Scale up of a bacterial Protease and its downstream processing at International conference held in Kalasalingam University, Srivilliputhur, 2007.
2. Open house 2011, 2012 and 2013 at IIT Delhi.
3. Modeling of filtration processes, Bioprocessing India, IIT Delhi.
4. Comparison of membrane chromatography and packed bed column chromatography for purification of proteins, Memsep 2016, Italy.

1. Faculty Development Programme on Downstream Processing Techniques at Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai.
2. Faculty Development Training on Catalyst Preparation and Characterization at IIT Delhi, New Delhi.
3. One month In-Plant Training in Animal Cell culture at Central leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai. 4. One week Training Programme on Protein purification and characterization techniques in Aristogene Biosciences, Bangalore.
5. Participated One week Hands on Training programme on Enzyme purification held at Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
6. Conference on application of PAT towards bio processing held at ICGEB, New Delhi

Book Chapters:
1. A. S. Rathore, S. Muthukumar, High Throughput Process Development: II. Membrane
Chromatography. Methods Mol Biol. 1129 (2014) 39-44.

  Member of Professional Bodies
  • European Membrane Society
  • American Chemical Society


  Current Sponsored Projects

1. Adsorption of Proteins on to the various surfaces, UG PG Sponsored project BIT Mesra 2017,  Completed.

2. Chromatographic purification of proteins, UG PG Sponsored project BIT Mesra 2018,  Completed.