Dr. Anand Dhananjay Kulkarni
Assistant Professor
Dr. Anand Dhananjay Kulkarni


Anand D. Kulkarni is an expert in biodiesel production and optimization, with extensive experience in comparing different methods for controlling wax deposition in crude oil transportation, including magnetic field and pour point depressants. His current research is centered on the valorization of biomass through chemical and biological pathways. Specifically, he is exploring ways to upgrade waste glycerol - a byproduct of biodiesel production - into high-value products such as polyglycerol and polyhydroxy alkynoates (PHA).

Research Areas

Flow Assurance, Biofuels, Biopolymers, Education


Thakare, S.B., Khurpade, P.D., Kulkarni, A.D., Nandi, S. (2022). Chemistry to Technology of Gasification Process: A Close Look into Reactions and Kinetic Models. In: Jacob-Lopes, E., Queiroz Zepka, L., Costa Deprá, M. (eds) Handbook of Waste Biorefinery. Springer, Cham.

A. D. Kulkarni and K S Wani (2022) Prediction of viscosity in magnetic fluid conditioning of crude oil. Materials Today: Proceedings. 57 (2022) 1871–1876.

A D Kulkarni and K S Wani (2021) Effect of pour point depressants and diluents on exergy destruction during pipeline transportation of crude oil. IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 1163 012004.

Kulkarni A.D. and Wani K.S. (2020) Investigations on Recovery of Apparent Viscosity of Crude Oil After Magnetic Fluid Conditioning. In: Bose M., Modi A. (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research. Springer Proceedings in Energy. Springer, Singapore.

Kulkarni A.D, Humbare T.R, Khurpade P.D and Nandi S, ‘Comments on “Measurements and empirical correlations in predicting biodiesel-diesel blends’ viscosity and density”, Fuel 256 (2019) 115837

Kale P.R, Kulkarni A.D and Nandi S.(2014) ‘Synthesis of Biodiesel from Low Cost Vegetable Oil and Prediction of Fuel Properties of Biodiesel - Diesel Mixture’, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53, 19654-19659

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Research Grants :

Rs. 2,25,000 from BCUD, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune in 2012

Rs. 50,000 from ONGC Chair Program of ONGC, India in 2013

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