Deepak R. Keshwani

Deepak R. Keshwani, Ph.D.

Contact Information:
212 L. W. Chase Hall
Lincoln: East Campus
(402) 472-6714
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Associate Professor of Biological Systems Engineering
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • M.S., Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • B.S., Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 60% Teaching
  • 40% Research
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Bioprocess modeling and optimization 
  • Biochemical conversion of cellulosic biomass
Teaching Interests
  • Capstone experiences in mechanized systems management
  • Processing and handling of agricultural products and biomass
  • First-year experiences and student success

Honors and Awards

  • LEAD-21 Fellow (2016-17)
  • 2016 Holling Family Master Teacher Award
  • 2016 College of Engineering Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Certificates of Recognition for Contribution to Students, UNL Teaching Council and UNL Parents Association
  • 2014 Holling Family Junior Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • 2014 CASNR Week Superior Advising Award
  • 2013 Presidential Citation, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
  • 2012 Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family Distinguished New Faculty Teaching Award, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 2010 Research Development Fellow. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 2009 Boyd-Scott Research Award. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Selected Publications

Selected Publications (last five years):

  • Tai, C., D.R. Keshwani, D.S. Voltan, P.S. Kuhar, and A.J. Engel. 2015. Optimal control strategy for fed-batch enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass based on epidemic modeling. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 112(7): 1097-0290
  • Tai, C., Arellano, M.G., D.R. Keshwani. 2014. Epidemic based modeling of enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass. Biotechnology Progress. 30(5): 1021-1028
  • Igathinathane, C., Archer, D., Gustafson, C., Schmer, M., Hendrickson, J., Kronberg, S., Keshwani, D., Backer, L., Hellevang, K. and Faller, T. 2014. Biomass Round Bales Infield Aggregation Logistics Scenarios. Biomass and Bioenergy. 66:12-26
  • Tai, C., D.R. Keshwani. 2014. Enzyme adsorption and cellulose conversion during hydrolysis of dilute acid pretreated corn stover. Energy and Fuels. 28: 1956–1961
  • Tai, C., D.R. Keshwani. 2014. Impact of Pretreatment with Dilute Sulfuric Acid Under Moderate Temperature on Hydrolysis of Corn Stover with Two Enzyme Systems. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 172 (5): 2628-2639
  • Zhang, S., D.R. Keshwani, Y. Xu, and M.A. Hanna. 2012. Alkali combined extrusion pretreatment of corn stover to enhance enzymatic hydrolysis. Industrial Crops and Products. 37 (1):352-357
  • Redding, A.P., Z. Wang, D.R. Keshwani, and J.J. Cheng. 2011. High temperature dilute acid pretreatment of coastal bermuda grass for enzymatic hydrolysis. Bioresource Technology. 102(2):1415-1424.