Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringWestern Engineering

Research Interests

Margaritis Research Team

Margaritis Research Team:
Left to Right: Isabela, Reyna, Landi, Dr. A. Margaritis, Cody, Dirk and David

Biochemical and Bioprocessing Engineering Topics

Novel Fluidized Bioreactor Systems

Free and Immobilized Yeast Fermentation

Production of Bio-products from renewable raw materials via Fermentation

Biopharmaceutical Products via Fermentation

Biological Hydrogen Production for Fuel Cells Applications

Mammalian Cell Culture in Membrane Immobilized Bioreactor Systems

Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction of High Value Pharmaceutical Products

Biopolymer Production via Fermentation

Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery

Development of Novel Bioseparation Systems

Environmental Engineering Topics

Biosorption of Heavy Toxic Metals from Waste Waters

Biological Treatment of Petroleum Contaminated Waste Waters

Bioleaching of Gold Ores

Aerobic and Anaerobic wastewater treatment using activated sludge process


Research Group

Current StudentsDegreeResearch Topic
Shahram Amirnia Ph.D. Biosorption and Removal of Toxic Metals from Industrial Wastewater
Cody Bulmer MESc. Encapsulation and Controlled Release of rHu-Erythropoietin from Chitosan Biopolymer Nanoparticles
Landi Cheng MEng. Preparation and Characterization of Chitosan Biopolymer Nanoparticles for Controlled Drug Delivery
David Hudson MEng. Biopolymer Nanoparticle Production for Controlled Release of Biopharmaceutical
Martin Flatley Ph.D. Biodegradation of Naphthenic Acid using an Immobilized Fibrous Bioreactor
Reyna Gomez-Flores Ph.D. Bioconversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Biobutanol Using Immobilized Cell Bioreactors
Peter Kilonzo Post-Doc. A Novel Fibrous-Bed Airlift Bioreactor for Recombinant Yeast Fermentation
Dirk Kreyenschulte MESc. Production and Purification of γ-Polyglutamic Acid for the Preparation of Nanoparticles
Isabela Reiniati Ph.D. Production and Purification of Microbial Nanocrystalline Cellulose