PrabodhPrabodh Illukpitiya

Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences

Contact Information:
204 H Farrell Westbrook
Telephone: 615-963-1877
pillukpi@tnstate.edu

Research Areas:
Agriculture, natural resource and energy economics

Publications in Referred Journals:

Bansal, A., Illukpitiya, P., Tegegne, F and Singh, S.P. 2016. Energy efficiency of ethanol production from cellulosic feedstock, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 58 (1): 141-146.

Jin, Y and Illukpitiya P. 2016. Cost minimization of supplying biomass for ethanol biorefineries. Energy, 96 (1): 209-214.

Abimbola, A, Illukpitiya, P and De Koff, J.P. 2016. Economic snalysis of small scale on-farm production of biodiesel and vegetable oil for industrial use from winter oilseed crops. Journal of Global Agriculture and Ecology, 5 (1): 19-29.

Abimbola, A., Illukpitiya, P., Ekanem, E. and Tegegne, F 2016. US consumers food consumption behavior and policy implications for changing diets, Journal of Nutritional Ecology and Food Research (forthcoming)

Illukpitiya, P and Gopalakrishnan, C. 2015. Rural households' decision-making in fuelwood collection. A case study of natural forest margins in the tropics. Journal of Natural Resources and Policy Research, 7 (2-3): 125-138. 

Adhikari, S and Illukpitiya, P. 2015. Utilization of oilseed crops for on-farm energy security, Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy, 4 (4): 113-119.

Illukpitiya, P., Yanagida, J.F. and Ogoshi, R and Uehara, G. 2013. Sugar-ethanol-electricity co-generation in Hawaii: An application of Linear Programming (LP) for optimizing strategies. Biomass and Bioenergy, 48: 203-212. 

Bansal, A., Illukpitiya, P., Singh, S.P and Tegegne, F. 2013. Economic competitiveness of ethanol production from cellulosic feedstock in Tennessee. Renewable Energy (59): 53-57.

Illukpitiya, P., Yanagida, J.F. and Ogoshi, R and Uehara, G. 2013. Sugar-ethanol-electricity co-generation in Hawaii: An application of Linear Programming (LP) for optimizing strategies. Biomass and Bioenergy, 48: 203-212.

Singh, S.P, Illukpitiya, P and Comer, S. 2013. Human capital development for the evolving 21st century bio-based economy in USA: Assessing needs for education, skills and capabilities by agribusiness enterprises. International Journal of Marketing, Financial Services & Management Research (forthcoming, June issue).

Illukpitiya, P., Gopalakrishnan, C and Ratnayake, RMMB. 2012. Economic competitiveness of biofuel Production from underutilized ethanol feedstock. Journal of Natural Resources and Policy 4 (2): 91-102.

Book Chapters

Illukpitiya, P and Khanal, P. 2016. Consumer perceptions of organic products and product marketing (ch 14). Sustainable development and biodiversity.

Illukpitiya, P and Ortiz, A. 2015. Comparative analysis of economic and social status of native Hawaiians & Alaskans. Indigenous and Native Studies. 

Ogoshi, R., Turano, B., Uehara, G., Yanagida, J.F., Illukpitiya, P., Brewbaker, J. and Carpenter, J. 2010. Evaluation of Cellulosic feedstock for biofuel production (Ch. 7). Khanal, S.K. et al. (Eds.), Biofuel and bioenergy from biowastes and biomass, American Society of Civil Engineers. Reston, VA.

Monographs/Articles

Adhikari, S., Illukpitiya, P., Tegegne, F., Ekanem, E and Pokharel, B 2015. Economic analysis of small scale on-farm biodiesel production from sunflower. Paper presented at Intellectbase International Consortium Academic Conference, May 21-22, Nashville, TN. 

Alegbeleye, I* and., Illukpitiya, P., Tegegne, F and Ekanem, E. 2015. Economic analysis of production of biofuel and electiricty generation from corn stover for small farmers. University Wide Research Symposium, Tennessee State University

Scalf, B* and., Illukpitiya, P. 2015. Meeting consumer demand for organic food: An investment opportunities for nature based food enterprises. University Wide Research Symposium, Tennessee State University.

Adhikari, S*.,Illukpitiya, P., Tegegne, F., Ekanem, E and Pokharel, B 2015. Economic analysis of produciton of biodiesel from summer oil seed crops for small farmers. University Wide Research Symposium, Tennessee State University.

Illukpitiya, P., de Koff, J and Singh, S. 2014. Economics of on-farm biodiesel production from winter oilseed crops. University Wide Research Symposium, Tennessee State University.

Yayuan, J*., Illukpitiya, P., Singh, S.P and Tegegne, F. 2014. Optimal biomass harvesting and hauling cost model for ethanol biorefineries. University Wide Research Symposium, Tennessee State University.

Bansal, A*., Illukpitiya, P., Singh, S.P and Tegegne, F. 2014. Energy efficiency of producing ethaol for Miscanthus and switchgrass. University Wide Research Symposium, Tennessee State University.

Abimbola, A*., Illukpitiya, P., Singh, S.P and Ekanem, E. 2014. Trend analysis of aerican consumers food consumption patterns by cultural, social groups. University Wide Research Symposium, Tennessee State University.

Bansal, A*., Illukpitiya, P., Singh, S.P and Tegegne, F. 2013. Economic competitiveness of ethanol production from switchgrass and Miscanthus in mid-south region.  University Wide Research Symposium, Tennessee State University.

Singh, K*., Illukpitiya, P., Singh, S.P and Tegegne, F. 2014. Economic analysis of bioenergy production from Paulownia. 

Illukpitiya, P and de Koff, J.P. 2014. Economics of small-scale biodiesel production. College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences, Cooperative Extension, ANR-B11 2014. 

Singh, S.P and Illukpitiya, P. 2013. Food supply chains and emergence of organized retailing. A case of Indian food industry. Program Abstracts, 1890 Research: Sowing Seeds of change for the Global Community, April 7-10. Jacksonville, Florida.

Bansal,A., Illukpitiya, P., Singh, S.P and Tegegne, F. 2013. Economic Competitiveness of ethanol production from Switchgrass and Miscanthus in Mid-South Region. Poster presented at the Annual University Wide Research Symposium, Tennessee State University, April, 2013 (3rd Place Award for Science Category).

Bansal,A., Illukpitiya, P., Singh, S.P and Tegegne, F. 2012. Economic Competitiveness of ethanol production from cellulosic feedstock in Tennessee. Paper presented at the Sun Grant National Conference, New Orleans. October 3-5, 2012

Academic Services & Awards

Reviewer for numerous journals
Visiting Researcher: Dalian Nationalities University, China
Distinguished Service Award, East West Center, Hawaii (2002).

Teaching:

AGSC 2010: Agribusiness Economics
AGSC 2020: Introduction to Agribusiness Management
AGSC 4020 Agribusiness Analysis
AGSC 5080: Agribusiness Management and Market Analysis

Education:

PhD (Agricultural and Resource Economics), University of Hawai'i at Manoa
MS (Natural Resource Management), Norwegian University of Life Sciences
BS (Agriculture), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Date Joined staff: 2011

 






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