Cryogels and Related Research: A Glance over the Last Few Decades Deepak Bushan Raina and Ashok Kumar Synthesis and Characterization of Cryogels Apeksha Damania, Arun Kumar Teotia, and Ashok Kumar Production of Synthetic Cryogels and the Study of Porosity Thereof Irina N. Savina and Igor Yu. Galaev Fabrication and Characterization of Cryogel Beads and Composite Monoliths Junxian Yun, Linhong Xu, Dong-Qiang Lin, Kejian Yao, and Shan-Jing Yao Cryogel Tissue Phantoms with Uniform Elasticity for Medical Imaging Azizeh-Mitra Yousefi, Corina S. Drapaca, and Colin J. Kazina Cryogels in Regenerative Medicine Irina N. Savina, Rostislav V. Shevchenko, Iain U. Allan, Matthew Illsley, and Sergey V. Mikhalovsky Biocompatibility of Macroporous Cryogel Materials Akhilesh Kumar Shakya and Ashok Kumar Cryogel Biomaterials for Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Ruchi Mishra, Sumrita Bhat, and Ashok Kumar Cryogels for Neural Tissue Engineering Tanushree Vishnoi and Ashok Kumar Supermacroporous Cryogels as Scaffolds for Pancreatic Islet Transplantation Y. Petrenko, A. Petrenko, P. Vardi, and K. Bloch Enzymatic Biocatalysts Immobilized on/in the Cryogel-Type Carriers Elena N. Efremenko, Ilya V. Lyagin, and Vladimir I. Lozinsky Application of Cryogels in Water and Wastewater Treatment Linda OEnnby Cryogels in High Throughput Processes Joyita Sarkar, Ankur Gupta, and Ashok Kumar Cryogels: Applications in Extracorporeal Affinity Therapy Handan Yavuz, Nilay Bereli, Goezde Baydemir, Muge Andac, Deniz Turkmen, and Adil Denizli Cryogel Bioreactor for Therapeutic Protein Production Era Jain and Ashok Kumar Supermacroporous Functional Cryogel Stationary Matrices for Efficient Cell Separation Akshay Srivastava, Samarjeet Singh, and Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar is a professor of bioengineering and holds the Lalit Mohan Kapoor endowed chair professorship in the Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He earned his PhD in biotechnology from IIT Roorkee. He has carried out profound research on synthesis, properties, and disparate applications of cryogels and smart polymers. His research interests are in biomaterials, tissue engineering, stem cell technology, regenerative medicine, bioprocess engineering, bioseparations, and environmental biotechnology. He has published more than 125 peer-reviewed research articles, holds several patents, and has edited five books. He is an executive board member of the Asian Federation of Biotechnology and serves on the editorial board and expert committee of many reputable journals and scientific organizations. He has received several awards for his research contributions.