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Doctor of Philosophy: Agriculture (Crop Physiology) - Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad, India

Master of Science: Botany (Plant Physiology) - Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer, India

Bachelor of Science: Biology - Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer, India

Professional Experience

Adjunct Professor of Biology - Fort Valley State University

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory, Center for Applied Genetic Technologies, University of Georgia

Associate Professor - Department of Plant Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad, India

Assistant Professor - Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad, India

Senior Research Associate - Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad, India

Postdoctoral Research Associate - University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Research Interests

Current research at our Bioenergy Lab focuses on developing sustainable production systems on marginal land for high cellulosic biomass and sugar yielding feedstocks. Increasing fossil fuel cost, reduced supply, dependence on foreign oil, increasing greenhouse gas emissions, depleting soil profiles necessitates the need of such a sustainable production system. We are studying crops like Napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum), Energycane (Saccharum officinarum L.), Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench), Clover (Trifolium incarnatum L.), vetch (Vicia villosa Roth) and annual rye (Secale cereale L.). Our emphasis is on developing and analyzing low-input production methods for napiergrass and energycane, measuring carbon and N sequestration in the soil and plant, measuring emission of N2O from different cropping systems, and developing comprehensive life cycle assessment models to quantify the economic and environmental benefits of bioenergy crop production systems.

Our research findings will enable farmers to improve their income by producing income generating biofuel crops on the marginal lands and guide growers on the most promising and sustainable biomass crops, production, and handling systems for southern United States.



  1. H.P. Singh & B.P. Singh. 2010. Natural rubber. In: B.P. Singh (ed.) Industrial Crops and Uses, CABI, Wallingford, U.K, pp. 358-386
  2. K. Takamizawa, W. Anderson & H.P. Singh. 2010. Ethanol from lignocellulosic crops. In: B.P. Singh (Ed.) Industrial Crops and Uses. CABI, Wallingford, U.K., pp. 104-139.
  3. H.P. Singh, H.K.N. Vasanthaiah, M.N. Rao, J.R. Soneji, B. Singh, H.C. Lohithaswa & C. Kole (2009). Molecular mapping and breeding for quality. In: C Kole and AG Abbott (Eds.) Principles and Practices of Plant Genomics. Volume 2: Molecular Breeding. Science Publishers, New Hampshire, Jersey, Plymouth, pp 103-142.
  4. H.P. Singh, Seema Dhir & S.K. Dhir (2008). Stevia, in Kole, C. and Hall, T. C. (eds.), Compendium of Transgenic Crop Plants: Transgenic Sugar, Tuber and Fiber Crops, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp 97-116.
  5. H. C. Lohithaswa, F. A. Feltus, H. P. Singh, C. D. Bacon, C. D. Bailey, A. H. Paterson (2007). Leveraging the rice genome sequence for monocot comparative and translational genomics. Theor. Appl. Genet. 115:237–243
  6. H.P. Singh, Lohithaswa HC (2006) Sorghum. In: Kole C (Ed) Genome Mapping & Molecular Breeding in Plants. Springer- Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 257-302.
  7. F.A. Feltus/H.P. Singh, H.C. Lohithaswa, S.R. Schulze, T. Silva, and A.H. Paterson (2006). A comparative genomics mechanism for sampling diversity and conservation in orphan crops. Plant Physiology 140: 1183-1191.