Kumar Abhinava, PhD MBA

  • Job Title: Technology Director
  • Company: Evonik Corporation
  • Specialization: Extraction and Purification
  • Location: Lafayette/ Indiana / USA
  • Websitewww.puramem.com
Favorite Quote: Evonik’s OSN Membranes Give You Bang For Your Bud
Dr. Kumar Abhinava is currently Technical Director for Evonik’s OSN (Organic Solvent Nanofiltration) Membrane applications development. Kumar holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from UMIST (Manchester U.K.) and an MBA from University of Warwick, U.K. Kumar has nearly 30 years of experience and has served various senior technical and management roles with leading specialty chemicals (ICI, Zeneca) and pharmaceutical companies (AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly) in U.K. and U.S.A. Kumar has led the successful development, scale-up and commercialization of several products and processes with particular expertise in process development, technology selection and process scale-up of separation processes. Kumar developed several nanofiltration and ultrafiltration processes for the companies he worked for. With his current role, he has helped developed several OSN membrane processes for a wide variety of process chemistries. One of the most interesting applications he has developed in the last 1.5 years is that of applying OSN membranes in purification and concentration of CBD from Hemp and THC from Cannabis – eliminating several high cost unit operations (e.g. Winterization, Color Removal, Rotavaps etc.) and improving the product quality.
Mentioned in Resume
Had published an article in Terpenes and Testing (July/Aug 2018)