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Atanu Biswas

Research Chemist


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Biography and Research

Dr. Atanu Biswas has been a Research Chemist at NCAUR, USDA-ARS, Peoria, IL since 2003. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. Dr. Biswas is a member of a team of scientists conducting research on green chemistry, polysaccharides, and vegetable oils. Dr. Biswas and his team focus on the chemical and enzymatic, microwave-assisted modifications of renewable resources (i.e. starch, protein, and bio-oils) to produce value-added commercial products. Dr. Biswas also was the first to discover and utilize ionic liquids as solvents for starch and zein modifications. Dr. Biswas’ accomplishments include developing new products, processes, and methodologies that are of commercial significance using synthetic, organic, polymer, physical, and analytical chemistry as well as an intimate familiarity with both agricultural bio-based polymers and petrochemical feedstocks.



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