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Faculty Profile
Ankita Juneja

Ankita  Juneja

Assistant Professor

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419 Walters Hall



  • Circular Bioeconomy
  • Carbon capture and nutrient cycling
  • Biofuels, Biochemicals, and BIomaterials
  • Hydrothermal technologies
  • Process control for optimum process
  • Microalgae cultivation and processing
  • Fermentation
  • Metabolic Engineering

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  • ECH 341 Chemical Reaction Engineering Kinetics
  • ECH 442 Chemical Reaction Engineering and Process Safety
  • BPE 498 Research Problems in Bioprocess Engineering


  • Ph.D. Biological and Ecological Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR, 2015
  • M.S. Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Georgia, Athens GA, 2010
  • B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, India, 2006


  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY (August, 2023 – Present)
  • Professor of Practice, Department of Biology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (August, 2022 – August, 2023)
  • Director, Biotechnology Program, Department of Biology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (August, 2022 – August, 2023)
  • Fermentation Lead Scientist IV, Archer Daniel Midland(ADM) Co, Decatur, IL (November, 2020 – August, 2022)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL (May, 2016 - November, 2020)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois Sustainable Technology Institute, Prarie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (November, 2015 - August, 2016)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Biological and Ecological Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (September, 2010 – June, 2015)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (August, 2008 – July, 2010)

PUBLICATIONS (Peer-Review Journal Articles)

  • Parsons, B.W., Utterback, P.L., Juneja, A., Singh, V., Parsons, C.M., and Emmert, J.E. (2023) Determination of TMEn, standardized amino acid digestibility, phosphorus digestibility, and phosphorus bioavailability in conventional and reduced phosphorus distillers dried grains with solubles. Poultry Science. Accepted.

  • Lee, J., Hertzberger, A., Juneja, A., Cusick, R.D., Singh, V., Margenot, A.J. (2023) Phytin recovered from grain distillation can serve as a phosphorus fertilizer for maize and soybean. Soil Science Society of America. Submitted.

  • Ganeshan, P., Vigneswaran, V.S., Gowd, S.C., Kondusamy, D., Kumar, S., Krishnamoorthy, N., Kumar, D., Juneja, A., Paramasivan, B., Raju, N.N., Rajendran, K., Pugazhendhi, A. (2023) How does techno-economic analysis and lifecycle assessment help in commercializing biohydrogen supply chain? Fuel 341 (2023) 127601

  • Juneja, A., Kurambhatti C., Kumar D., and Singh V. (2022) Techno-Economic Evaluation of Phosphorous Recovery in Soybean Biodiesel Process. Processes 10 (8), 1512

  • Ruffatto K., Emaminejad S.A., Juneja, A., Kurambhatti C., Margenot A., Singh V., and Cusick R.D. (2022) Mapping the National Phosphorus Recovery Potential from Centralized Wastewater and Corn Ethanol Infrastructure. Environmental Science & Technology 56 (12), 8691-8701

  • Awasthi, M.K., Sindhu, R., Sirohi, S., Kumar, V., Ahluwalia, V., Binod, P., Juneja, A., Kumar, D., Yan, B., Sarsaiya, S., Zhang, Z., Pandey, A., Taherzadeh, M.J. (2022) Agricultural waste biorefinery development towards circular bioeconomy. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 158: 112122.

  • Xia, C., Pathy, A., Paramasivan, B., Ganeshan, P., Dhamodharan, K., Juneja, A., Kumar, D., Brindhadevi, K., Kim, S.H., Rajendran, K. (2022) Comparative study of pyrolysis and hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgal species: Analysis of product yields with reaction temperature. Fuel, 311: 121932.

  • Juneja, A., Noordam B., Pel H., Appeldoorn M., and Singh V. (2021) Optimization of two-stage pretreatment for maximizing ethanol production in 1.5G technology. Bioresource Technology, 320: 124380.

  • Bhatia, G. Juneja, A., Johnston, D., Rausch, K, Tumbelson, M. and Singh, V. (2021) Characterization of Amylose Lipid Complexes and Their Effect on the Dry Grind Ethanol Process, Starch, 73: 2100069.

  • Li., S., Cai, X., Emaminejad, S.A., Juneja, A., Niroula, S., Oh, S., Wallington, K., Cusick, R., Gramig, B.M., John, S., McIsaac .F., and Singh, V. (2021) Developing an Integrated Technology-Environment-Economics Model to Simulate Food-Energy-Water Systems in Corn Belt Watersheds, Environmental Modelling & Software, 143:105083.

  • Bhatia, G. Juneja, A., Bekal, S., and Singh, V. (2021) Wet milling characteristics of export commodity corn originating from different international geographical locations, Cereal Chemistry, 98(3):794-801.

  • Liu, H., Kumar, V., Jia, L., Sarsaiya, S., Kumar, D., Juneja, A., Zhang, Z., Sindhu, R., Binod, P., Bhatia, S.K., Awasthi, M.K. (2021) Biopolymer poly-hydroxyalkanoates (PHA) production from apple industrial waste residues: A review, Chemosphere, 284: 131427.

  • Kurambhatti, C., Lee, J.W., Jin, Y.S., Juneja, A., Kumar, D., Rausch, K, Tumbelson, M., Bekal, S. and Singh, V. (2021) Process design and techno-economic analysis of 2’-fucosyllactose enriched distiller’s dried grains with solubles production in dry grind ethanol process using genetically engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Bioresource Technology. 341: 125919. 

  • Liu, H., Qin, S., Sirohi, R., Ahluwalia, V., Zhou, Y., Sindhu, R., Binod, P., Singhnia, R.R., Patel, A.K., Juneja, A., Kumar, D., Zhang, Z., Kumar, J., Taherzadeh, M.J., Awasthi, M.K. (2021) Sustainable blueberry waste recycling towards biorefinery strategy and circular bioeconomy: A review. Bioresource Technology, 332: 12518.

  • Qin, S., Giri, B.S., Patel, A.K., Sar, T., Liu, H., Chen, H., Juneja, A., Kumar, D., Zhang, Z., Awasthi, M.K., Taherzadeh, M.D. (2021) Resource recovery and biorefinery potential of apple orchard waste in the circular bioeconomy. Bioresource Technology, 321, 124496.

  • Awasthi, M.K., Ferreira, J.A., Sirohi, R., Sarsaiya, S., Khoshnevisan, B., Baladi, S., Sindhu, R., Binod, P., Pandey, A., Juneja, A., Kumar, D., Zhang, Z., Taherzadeh, M.J. (2021) A critical review on the development stage of biorefinery systems towards the management of apple processing-derived waste. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 143: 110972.

  • Juneja, A., Cusick R. and Singh V. (2020) Recovering the Phosphorus as a Coproduct from Corn Dry Grind Plants: A Techno-economic Evaluation. Cereal Chemistry 97 (2), 449-458.

  • Awasthi M.K., Sarsaiya S., Patel A., Juneja, A., Singh R.P., Yan B., Awasthi S.K., Jain A., Liu T., Duan Y., Pandey A., Zhang Z., Taherjadeh M.J. (2020) Refining biomass residues for sustainable energy and bio-products: An assessment of technology, its importance, and strategic applications in circular bio-economy. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 127, 109876.

  • Juneja, A., Zhang G., Jin Y-S., and Singh V. (2019) Bioprocessing and technoeconomic feasibility analysis of simultaneous production of D-psicose and ethanol using engineered yeast strain KAM-2GD. Bioresource technology 275, 27-34.

  • Juneja, A., Sharma N., Cusick R. and Singh V. (2019) Recovering Phosphorus from Corn Wet Milling plants: Technical and Economic Feasibility Analysis. Cereal Chemistry 96 (2), 380-390.

  • Pradyawong S., Juneja, A., Sadiq M.B., Noomhorm A. and Singh V. (2018) Comparison of cassava starch with corn as a feedstock for bioethanol production. Energies 11 (12), 3476.

  • Juneja, A. and Murthy G.S. (2018) Design and validation of model predictive control for optimum algal growth. Bioresource Technology 250: 556-563.

  • Kumar D., Juneja, A. and Singh V. (2018) Fermentation technology to improve productivity in dry grind corn process for bioethanol production. Fuel Processing Technology 173: 66-74

  • Juneja, A., Kumar D. and Singh V. (2017) Germ soak water as nutrient source to improve fermentation of de-germed corn from modified corn dry-grind process Bioresources and Bioprocessing, 4 (1): 38

  • Juneja, A. and Murthy G.S. (2017) Evaluation of renewable diesel production from algae using hydrothermal liquefaction: Techno-economic analysis and life cycle assessment. AIMS Energy, 5(2): 224-240

  • Juneja, A. Chaplen F.W.R. and Murthy G.S. (2016) Genome scale metabolic reconstruction of Chlorella variabilis for exploring its metabolic potential. Bioresource Technology 213, 103-110

  • Williams J.D., Robertson D.S., Long D.S., Wuest S.B., Kumar D., Juneja, A., Murthy G.S. (2016) Ethanol production potential from conservation buffers in the inland Pacific Northwest

  • Kastner J., Mani S. and Juneja, A. (2015) Catalytic decomposition of tar using iron supported biochar. Fuel Processing Technology 130, 31-37

  • Juneja, A. Ceballos R.M. and Murthy G.S. (2013) Effects of Environmental Factors and Nutrient Availability on the Biochemical Composition of Algae for Biofuels Production: A Review. Energies 6 (9), 4607-4638

  • Mani S., Kastner J. and Juneja, A. (2013) Catalytic decomposition of toluene using a biomass derived catalyst. Fuel Processing Technology 114, 118-125

  • Juneja, A., Kumar D. and Murthy G.S. (2013) Economic feasibility and environmental life cycle assessment of ethanol production from lignocellulosic feedstock in Pacific Northwest U.S. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 5 (2), 023142

  • Kumar D., Juneja, A., Hohenshuh W., Williams J.D. and Murthy G.S. (2012) Chemical Composition and Bioethanol Potential of Different Plant Species Found in Pacific Northwest Conservation Buffers. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 4 (6), 063114-063114-14.

  • Juneja, A., Kumar D., Williams J.D., Wysocki D.J. and Murthy G.S. (2011), Potential for Ethanol Production from CRP Lands in Oregon. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 3, 063102

PUBLICATIONS (Book Chapters)

  • Juneja, A. and Kumar, D. (2023) Bioethanol Production from 1G and 2G Feedstock: Status and Future Prospects. In Virendra Bisaria (ed) Handbook of Biorefinery Research and Technology. Springer Nature B.V. The Netherlands. Accepted

  • Paul, A., Juneja, A., Tumuluru, J.S., Kumar, D. (2023) A comprehensive evaluation of the various routes of biochemical conversion of pelletized biomass. Chapter 11 In: Tumuluru, J.S. (ed) Densification Impact on Raw, Chemically and Thermally Pretreated Biomass, pp 289–314. World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd.

  • Juneja, A., Kumar, D., Rajendran, K., Mittal, A. (2023) Pretreatment technologies for lignocellulosic biomass refineries. Chapter 4 In: P. Moodley, R. Ray, EB G. Kana (eds) Advances in lignocellulosic biofuel production systems. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 81-106.

  • Hossain, Md S., Ananthakrishnan, K., Juneja, A., Awasthi, M., Kumar, D., (2023) Role of accessory enzymes and proteins in efficient biomass hydrolysis. Chapter 7 In: P. Moodley, R. Ray, EB G. Kana (eds) Advances in lignocellulosic biofuel production systems. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 143-159.

  • Juneja, A. and Singh V. (2020) Sustainable Platform Chemicals from Biomass. In Nasib Qureshi (ed.) Green Energy to Sustainability, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 157-184.

  • Juneja, A. Kumar D. and Tumuluru J.S. (2018) Hydrothermal Liquefaction: A Promising Technology for High Moisture Biomass Conversion. In Jaya S. Tumuluru (ed.) Biomass Preprocessing and Pretreatments for Production of Biofuels CRC Press, 325-349.

Current Graduate Advisees

Md Rahim UddinMd Rahim Uddin

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Juneja
  • Area of Study: Paper & Bioprocess Engineering