Dr. Kumar did his PhD from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. His thesis is titled “Pre-concentration and Quantitative Determination of Pharma Compounds Present in Water”
He did his Masters in Science from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela and his Bachelors in Science from Utkal University, Odisha.
He joined Navrachana University in June 2009
Scholarship and Accomplishments
Dr. K. S. Kumar is a proficient researcher. Kumar’s research interests are in analytical and environmental chemistry, with a special focus on waste water treatment and its analysis. He is particularly interested in analysis of trace organic molecules present in water, and how simple chemical techniques can be used to identify and quantify analytes at low concentration, so that methods can be cost effective. Dr. Kumar developed a novel method for pre-concentration of drugs present in waste water which was part of his Doctoral research. He has been awarded a Research Fellowship of University Grants Commission, under “Research Fellowship in Science for Meritorious Students” scheme to carry out his research work. His doctoral research has been nominated for prestigious “Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Award” 2010 for Eminent Scientists in the field of Environment by Gujarat Council on Science and Technology, Department of Science & Technology, Government of Gujarat.
Dr. Kumar has a teaching experience of more than 15 years wherein he has served as Faculty in the Faculty of Science, MS University of Baroda and then Navrachana University. He teaches Basic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry to science students at M.Sc., B.Sc. and B.Tech. program. He exposes students to science fundamentals and has chosen teaching to as a way to conduct research in education. Recipient of the Best Teacher Award at Navrachana University, he is greatly enthused by the teaching-learning process and is highly inspired by work of students of Navrachana University. He has guided many students at undergraduate level for their research work. Dr. Kumar has been one of the team members for designing the entire structure including syllabus of B.Sc. and M.Sc. Chemistry Programs at Navrachana University.
Dr. Kumar has many publications with most of them being published in Journals with good impact factor and of International repute. One of the major publications is published in journal, Analytical Letters. His paper titled “Pre – concentration and Quantitative Determination of Venlafaxine HCl Present in Water”, and was highly appreciated at 2013 Eastern Analytical Symposium & Exposition, New Jersey, USA.
Dr. Kumar has worked as Co. PI on a project entitled “E-Content generation for undergraduate Biochemistry students” granted by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under NMEICT scheme and Consultancy projects Sponsored by Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management (IITRAM) Ahmedabad, Government of Gujarat.
He has also adjudged many competitions and also served as the Panel Subject expert for interviewing candidates under the Recruitment process, representing Gujarat State Tribal Development Residential Education Society and also for workshop conducted to train school principals across Gujarat State. Dr. Kumar served as Nodal Officer, NUV and represented NUV at Vibrant Gujarat Submit for two years.
Dr. Kumar is an active member of Indian Society of Analytical Scientists, Baroda Chapter.
Most Notable Publications
- Development and Validation of a New HPLC Method for Simultaneous determination of Esomeprazole, Venlafaxine HCl and Fenofibrate. K. S. Kumar, P.B.Samnani, International Journal of ChemTech Research 6 (1), 838-844.
- Pre – concentration and Quantitative Determination of Esomeprazole Magnesium Present in Water. K.S.Kumar, P.B.Samnani. Analytical Letters, 2010, 43: 1427 – 1433.
- Oral Presentation titled “Pre – concentration and Quantitative Determination of Venlafaxine HCl Present in Water”, by K S Kumar and P B Samnani, at 2013 Eastern Analytical Symposium & Exposition, New Jersey, USA.