Oral Presentations @ Conferences and Meetings 

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Adhikari, L., and Y.Q. Wu. 2013. Identification of Male Sterile Genotypes in Inter-ecotypic Hybrid Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) by Pollen Viability and Self-fertility Tests. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings. Nov 3-6, Tampa, Florida.

Adhikari, L., and Y.Q. Wu. 2013. Synchronization and Isolation of Switchgrass Inter-ecotypic Hybrid Development. Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR Conference, April 22, 2013, Stillwater, OK.

Ashokkumar M. Sharma, A. Kumar, S. Madihally, R. Whiteley, R. L. Huhnke. 2013. Prediction of Biomass-generated Syngas Using Extents of Major Reactions in a Continuous Stirred-tank Reactor. 23rd NSF EPSCoR National Conference, Nashville, TN. Nov 3-7, 2013.

Atiyeh, H. K., “Development of Sustainable Biorefineries for Production of Advanced and Drop-in fuels and Chemicals from Renewable Feedstocks and Waste Materials”, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, May 27, 2013.

Atiyeh, H. K.,Hybrid Gasification-Syngas Fermentation Technology for Production of Biofuels and Biobased Chemicals”, Cobalt Technologies Inc., Mountain View, CA, November 7, 2013.

Atiyeh, H. K.,Production of Advanced and Drop-in Fuels and Chemicals from Renewable Feedstocks”, Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 31, 2013.

Atiyeh, H. K.,Production of Drop-In Fuels and Chemicals Using the Hybrid Gasification-Syngas Fermentation Technology”, Biobased Products and Energy Center, Division of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, September 11, 2013.

Atiyeh, H. K., J. Gao, J. R. Phillips, M. R. Wilkins and R. L. Huhnke, “Development of Low Cost Defined Medium for Ethanol Production from Syngas using Clostridium ragsdalei”, ASABE 2013 Annual International Meeting, Kansas City, MO, July 21-24, 2013.

Atiyeh, H. K., M. Devarapalli, J. R. Phillips, J.J. Orgill, R. S. Lewis and R. L. Huhnke, “Comparison of Syngas Fermentation in Trickle Bed, Continuously Stirred Tank and Hollow Fiber Membrane Reactors using Clostridium ragsdalei”, ASABE 2013 Annual International Meeting, Kansas City, MO, July 21-24, 2013.

Atiyeh, H.K., K. Liu, B. S. Stevenson, R. S. Tanner, M. R. Wilkins and R. L. Huhnke, “Drop-in Biofuels Production Using Mixed Culture Syngas Fermentation”, AIChE’s 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 3-8, 2013.

Atiyeh, H.K., M. Devarapalli, R. S. Lewis and R. L. Huhnke, “Semi-Continuous Syngas Fermentation in a Trickle Bed Reactor”, AIChE’s 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 3-8, 2013.

Bellmer D., ‘Processing Sweet Sorghum for a Dual Feedstock Bioenergy System’, Invited Presentation at the Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America, Lubbock, TX August 29-30, 2013.

Bellmer D., ‘Sweet Sorghum Processing Research at OSU’, Annual meeting of the Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Association, Orlando, FL, January 24-25, 2013.

Bhandari, P., A. Kumar, and R.L. Huhnke. 2013. Biochar-based and Mixed-metal Oxide Catalysts for Simultaneous Removal of Toluene (model tar), NH3, and H2S, from Biomass-generated Producer Gas.  ASABE 131618062. Presented at the Annual International Meeting of ASABE, Kansas City, MO.

Bhoi, P., K. Patil, A. Kumar, and R. Huhnke. 2013. Equilibrium Based Process Modelling of a Packed Bed Scrubbing System for the Removal of Model Tar Compounds. Oklahoma EPSCoR Annual State Conference, Stillwater.

Bhoi, P., K.N. Patil, and R.L. Huhnke. 2013. Downdraft Gasification Performance of Forage Sorghum. ASABE 131595877. Annual International Meeting of ASABE, Kansas City, MO.

Biggerstaff, B.J., Craige, C.C., Miller, E.A., Buser, M.D., Huhnke, R.L, and Byler, R.K. Moisture Probe Comparison for Moisture Determination in High Density Biomass Bales. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Kansas City, MO. Paper No. 131619964. 2013.

Buser, M.D., Miller, E.A., and Huhnke R.L. 2013. Field-scale Switchgrass and Energy Sorghum Harvesting: OSU BRDI Project Update. Presented at: ASABE Annual International Meeting. Kansas City, MO. Paper No. 131621074.; Oklahoma EPSCOR Annual State Conference, Stillwater, OK; and ASABE Oklahoma Section Meeting, Stillwater, OK.

Buser, M.D., Miller, E.A., Huhnke R.L., and Kenney, K. 2013. Performance of Large Bale Switchgrass and Energy Sorghum Storage Stacks: OSU BRDI Project Update. Presented at: ASABE Annual International Meeting. Kansas City, MO. Paper No. 131621076; Oklahoma EPSCOR Annual State Conference, Stillwater, OK; and ASABE Oklahoma Section Meeting, Stillwater, OK.

Dong, H.X., L.L. Liu, and Y.Q. Wu. 2013. QTL Mapping for Reproductive Maturity in Lowland Switchgrass Populations. Presented at: ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings (Nov 3-6), Tampa, Florida and Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR Conference (April 22), Stillwater, OK.

Foster, A.J., V.G. Kakani, J. Mosali and J.Ge. 2013. Use of Hyperspectral Remote Sensing to Discriminate Nitrogen Treatments in Switchgrass and Biomass Sorghum. Oklahoma EPSCoR Annual State Conference, April 23, 2013, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA.

Ganjegunte, G., G.H. Niu, A.L. Ulery, Y.Q. Wu, and C.G. Wang. 2013. Developing Alternative Water Sources for Bioenergy Crop Production on Marginal Lands. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings. Nov 3-6, Tampa, Florida.

Haankuku, C., F. M. Epplin, and V.G. Kakani. 2013. Energy Sorghum Response to Nitrogen and Production Cost.  Selected poster presented at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association meetings, Washington, D.C., August 4-6, 2013.

Kakani, V.G., K. Dhakal, P. Wagle. 2013. Big Data for Big Solutions: Eddy Flux, Mesonet and C Sequestration. Fourth Annual AgMIP Global Workshop, Oct 28-30, New York, NY.

Khanchi, A., C. Jones, and R.L. Huhnke. 2013. An Empirical Model to Predict in Field Thin Layer Drying Rate of Cut Switchgrass. ASABE 131620406. Annual International Meeting of ASABE, Kansas City, MO.

Koller, A.A., Taylor, R.K., Weckler, P.R., Buser, M.D., and Raun, W.R. Design, Performance Prediction, and Validation of a Seed Orienting Corn Planter. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Kansas City, MO. Paper No. 131620580. 2013.

Kumar, A., P. Bhandari, and R. L. Huhnke. 2013. Biochar-based and Mixed-metal Oxide Catalysts for Simultaneous Removal of Toluene (model tar), NH3, and H2S, from Biomass-generated Producer Gas. 2013 ASABE Annual International Meeting. July 21-24, 2013 in Kansas City, MO.

Li, Y.F., Y. Wang, V.G. Kakani and R.Mahalingam. 2013. Transcriptome Analysis of Heat Stress Response in Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.). Oklahoma EPSCoR Annual State Conference, April 23, 2013, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA.

Liggenstoffer, A.S., C. S. Struchtemeyer, H. K. Atiyeh, M. Wilkins, and M. S. Elshahed. 2013. The Anaerobic Fungal Isolate Orpinomyces sp. Strain C1A is an Efficient Plant Biomass Degrader under Anaerobic Conditions. 2013 Oklahoma EPSCoR Conference, Stillwater, OK, USA, April 23, 2013.

Liu, K., H. K. Atiyeh, B. S. Stevenson, R. S. Tanner, M. R. Wilkins and R. L. Huhnke. 2013. Production of Drop-in Biofuels by Mixed Culture Syngas Fermentation.  ASABE 2013 Annual International Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, July 21-24, 2013.

Liu, L.L., and Y.Q. Wu. 2013. Two Self-compatible Lowland Switchgrass Plants Set Completely Outcrossed Seeds under Field Conditions. Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR Conference, April 22, 2013, Stillwater, OK.

Lu, S.Y, and Y.Q. Wu. 2013. SSR Markers Reveal Extremely High Outcrossing Fertility of Lowland Switchgrass under Natural Open Pollination in the Field. Plant and Animal Genome XXI Conference. January 12-15, San Diego, CA.

Makaju, S.O., Y.Q. Wu, V.G. Kakani, M.P. Anderson, and M. Smith. 2013. Genetic diversity among five lowland switchgrass cultivars detected by AFLP markers. Oklahoma EPSCoR Annual State Conference, April 23, 2013, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA.

Miller, E.A., Buser, M.D., Huhnke, R.L, and Schielack, V. Initial moisture variability in high density biomass bales. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Kansas City, MO. Paper No. 13169970. 2013.

Miller, E.A., Buser, M.D., Huhnke, R.L, and Taylor, R.K. Machine power and drying rate relationships for high energy forage sorghum. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Kansas City, MO. Paper No. 131618668. 2013.

Olukoya ,I., D. Bellmer, R. Whiteley, C. Aichele. 2013.  Life Cycle Assessment of the Production of Transportation Fuels from Sweet Sorghum. Annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, San Francisco, CA, November, 2013.

Orgill, J. J., R. S. Lewis and H. K. Atiyeh, “Syngas Mass Transfer Analysis in a Hollow Fiber Reactor”, AIChE’s 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 3-8, 2013.

Patil, K.N., D. Iyer, P. Bhoi, and R.L. Huhnke. 2013. Simulation of natural gas co-firing with producer gas mixtures using Aspen Plus. ASABE 131595946. Presented at the Annual International Meeting of ASABE, Kansas City, MO.

Pessani N., P. Venkata, D. Bellmer, H. Atiyeh, G. Kakani.  2013. Diffusion of Sugar from Sweet Sorghum For Use in a Dual Feedstock Process. FAPC Research Symposium, February 19, 2013.

Pessani, N., P. Venkata, D. Bellmer, H. Atiyeh, and V.G. Kakani.2013. Multi-Stage Counter Current Diffusion of Sugar from Sweet Sorghum for Use in a Dual Feedstocks Process. Oklahoma EPSCoR Annual State Conference, April 23, 2013, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA.

Pokoo, R. and Sunkar, R. Role of MicroRNAs in Diurnal Regulation of Gene Expression in Arabidopsis. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Student Association Symposim 19-20, Sept, 2013.

Pokoo, R., Jagadeeswaran G., and Sunkar, R. Identification of Conserved, Novel and Stress-responsive MicroRNAs in Switchgrass. Oklahoma EPSCoR Annual State Conference, April 23rd, 2013, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA.

Qian, K., A. Kumar, and R. L. Huhnke. 2013. Structural Characterization of Biochar by Spectroscopy Techniques. 2013 ASABE Annual International Meeting. July 21-24, 2013 in Kansas City, MO.

Ramachandriya, K.D., Wilkins, M.R., C. Goad, N.T. Dunford, H.K. Atiyeh, S. Hiziroglu.  Sodium Bisulfite Pretreatment of Eastern Redcedar for Fermentable Sugar Production Optimization Using Response Surface Methodology. FAPC Research Symposium, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA, February 19, 2013

Reddy, UK., Nimmakayala, P., Manohar, S., Thompson, J., Almeida, A., Tomason, Y., Gopinath, V., Jagadeeswaran G., Levi, A. and Sunkar, R. Gene Expression Across Ploidy Levels of Watermelon. Plant & Animal Genome Conference XXI, January 12-16, 2013, San Diego, USA.

Sarkar, M., Kumar, A., Tumuluru, J. S., Patil, K. N., Bellmer, D., Huhnke, R. Effects of Torrefaction and Densification on Quality of Syngas Generated from Fluidized-bed Gasification of Switchgrass. OSU Research Symposium. Stillwater, Oklahoma. February 20-22, 2013.

Schielack, V.P., Buser, M.D., Miller, E.A., and Huhnke, R.L. 2013. Moisture Content Sampling Variance with Large Square Hay Bales:Evaluation of Sampling Protocols. Present at: Oklahoma EPSCOR Annual State Conference, Stillwater, OK and ASABE Oklahoma Section Meeting, Stillwater, OK.

Sharma, A. M., A. Kumar, and R. L. Huhnke. 2013. CFD-based Gasification Model Incorporating Fluidization Hydrodynamics and Reaction Kinetics. 2013 ASABE Annual International Meeting. July 21-24, 2013 in Kansas City, MO.

Sharma, A. M., A. Kumar*, and R. L. Huhnke. Reaction Kinetics-based Gasification Model Using a Continuous Stirred-tank Reactor (CSTR). 24th Annual OSU Research Symposium and Research Scholar Conference, Stillwater, OK, Feb 20-22, 2013.

Srivastava, S and Sunkar, R. Emerging Role of MicroRNA in Drought Stress Tolerance in the Biofuel, Bioenergy Crop Sugarcane. Biotechnology-2013, Raleigh NC, Sept 23-25, 2013.

Sutterfield, D. H., M.D. Buser, C.C. Craige, R. L. Huhnke, E.A. Miller, and W. Smith. Large Format Square Switchgrass Bale Storage Study: OSU BRDI Project Update. ASABE and CSBE/SCGAB Annual International Meeting. Montreal, Canada. ASABE Paper No. 141914228.

Wagle, P. and V.G. Kakani. 2013. Comparison of Net Ecosystem Exchange of CO2 and H2O in High Biomass Sorghum and Switchgrass in the US southern Great Plains. Oklahoma EPSCoR Annual State Conference, April 23, 2013, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA.

Wilkins, M. R., K. D. Ramachandriya, C. Goad, N. T. Dunford, H. K. Atiyeh and S. Hiziroglu, “Optimization of Acid Bisulfite Pretreatment of Eastern Redcedar Using Response Surface Methodology”, ASABE 2013 Annual International Meeting, Kansas City, MO, July 21-24, 2013.

Wu Y.Q., L.L. Liu, H.X. Dong, S. Lu Thames, S. Makaju, L. Adhikari, T.L. Fang. 2013. QTL Mapping of Important Agronomic Traits in Lowland Switchgrass. Switchgrass II Conference, September 10-12, Madison, Wisconsin.

Yang, Z., A. Kumar, M. Buser, R. L. Huhnke, S. Capareda. 2013. Influence of Operation Conditions on Fast Pyrolysis of Eastern Red Cedar. 2013 ASABE Annual International Meeting. July 21-24, 2013 in Kansas City, MO. Paper No. 131618083. Oral Presentation.

Yimam, Y.T. and T.E. Ochsner. 2013. Evapotranspiration Partitioning and Water Use Efficiency of Annual and Perennial Bioenergy crops.  ASA, CSSA, & SSSA International Annual Meetings. Tampa, Florida.

Zhang F, Wang Y, Kramer EM and Tadege M. 2013. STENOFOLIA Requires the Transcriptional Corepressor TOPLESS to Regulate Leaf blade Outgrowth. Plant Biology 2013, ASPB Annual Congress July 20-24, Providence, Rhode Island.