Sudhagar Mani, Ph.D.


School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering

SEC University Faculty Scholar

Phone: 706-542-2358
Fax: 706-542-8806


0155F Riverbend Research Center North
110 Riverbend Road
Athens, GA 30602
United States


Ph.D., Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2005
M. Tech, Dairy and Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), India, 2000
B.E., Agricultural Engineering, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India, 1998

Professional Appoinments

  • Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2018 – present
  • Associate Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2013 – 2018
  • Assistant Professor, The University of Georgia, 2007 – 2013
  • Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia, 2005 – 2006

Areas of Specialty

  • Biological and chemical process modeling, simulation & optimization
  • Sustainable biomass feedstock supply logistics system
  • Novel biomass densification, torrefaction and thermal conversion technologies
  • Techno-Economic Analysis (TEA) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Novel routes to produce nano-size cellulose, chemicals & biocomposites 

Publications and Scholarly Articles

Google Scholar Page


Nitric oxide-releasing packaging membranes
U.S. Patent 10,494,493

Torrefaction reduction of coke formation on catalysts used in esterification and cracking of biofuels from pyrolysed lignocellulosic feedstocks
U.S. Patent 9,175,235


Integrated Biorefinery and Carbon Cycling 

BioEnergy Engineering Research Laboratory 

ResearchGate Profile