Chandra Theegala

Chandra Theegala headshotProfessor


161 E. B. Doran Building, LSU Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4505

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Phone: (225) 578-1060 / Fax: (225) 578-3492

Research Interests

  • Prototype development and innovative new product development in water, wastewater, and agriculture areas
  • Algal Biofuels and Value-added Products
  • Gasification
  • Hydrothermal Liquefaction
  • Solar Drying
  • Oil-Water Separation
  • Waste to Energy and value-added products from agricultural wastes and residues
  • Waste and Wastewater Treatment
  • Intensive Aquaculture Water Treatment and Live Aquaculture Feeds
  • Green Energy and Energy Conservation
  • Cellulase Enzyme Recycling
  • Carbon Sequestration by Aquatic Plants & Microalgae
  • Total Nitrogen Treatment in Wastewater with Nitrogen Gas as a Treatment Endpoint

Teaching Responsibilities

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. - 1997. Louisiana State University, Department of Civil & Environmental              Engineering, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Major: Civil Engineering (Environmental).
  • MS - 1990. Sri Venkateswara University, Department of Civil Engineering, India. Major: Sanitation and Public Health Engineering (Environmental).
  • BS - 1988. Sri Venkateswara University, Department of Civil Engineering., India. Major: Civil Engineering.
  • Certification: Certified Professional Engineer, Licensed in the State of Louisiana, License # 39019. Specialization: Civil Engineering, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.

Selected Publications

Mis Solval, K., Chouljenko, A., Theegala, C. and Sathivel, S., 2020. Physicochemical Properties of Purified Biodiesel Based on Oil Recovered from Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Viscera. The Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 

Terrell, E. and Theegala, C.S., 2019. Thermodynamic simulation of syngas production through combined biomass gasification and methane reformation. Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 3(6), pp.1562-1572. 

Ma, Q., Paudel, K.P., Bhandari, D., Theegala, C. and Cisneros, M., 2019. Implications of poultry litter usage for electricity production. Waste Management, 95, pp.493-503.

Vondel Reyes, Arranee Chotiko, Alexander Chouljenko, Vashti Campbell, Chen Liu, Chandra Theegala & Subramaniam Sathivel. 2018. Influence of wall material on production of spray dried Lactobacillus plantarum NRRL B-4496 and its viability at different storage conditions, Drying Technology, 36:14, 1738-1748. 

Sharma, A., Groom, L., Terrell, E., Theegala, C.S.* 2017. Biomass Gasification and Physical Analysis of Plant Biomass and Agricultural Waste Products in Louisiana. Journal of Wood and Fiber Science, 49(3), 2017, pp. 1–11.

Theegala, C.S.  2015. Algal Cell Disruption and Lipid Extraction: A Review.  Algal Biorefineries, Vol. 2, Springer Publishers, pp 419-441.