Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Thompson Engineering Building, Room TEB 459 Western University Tel: 519-661-2111 ext. 89008 Fax: 519-661-3498 firstname.lastname@example.org
My research group is loosely structured in 5 research clusters:
Biomass Pretreatment Thermal, chemical (ionic liquids), mechanical and biological pre-treatment methods for lignocellulosic biomass are investigated. Effects of potential fermentation inhibitors are quantified in miniaturized high-throughput experiments.
Ethanol and Butanol Fermentation Research focuses on in-situ product removal and process compression, as well as on reactor design and mathematical modeling. Scale related work investigate key process parameters from micro-scale, via bench-scale to pilot-scale.
Micro-Algae Cultivation Genetic tools are being developed to enhance the production of high value chemicals in micro-algae. Additional work investigates ionic liquid-based lipid extraction and the continuous CO2 to lipid conversion for biodiesel production.
Recombinant Protein Production Therapeutic proteins are being expressed in insect cells through the Baculovirus system. Protein purification and downstream processing is a secondary research focus.
Bioassay Development for Emerging Contaminants Various bioassays for the quantification of genotoxicity and estrogenicity of micro-pollutants and their degradation products are being investigated in this cluster.
Dr. Erin Johnson, Research Engineer (NSERC/Newalta), research topic: "Butanol production from clyerol" Email: email@example.com
Dr. Priyanka Saxena, Research Engineer (OCE/Germiphene), research topic: "Efficancy assays for sterility applications" Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Yi-Kai (Ethan) Su, PDF, research topic: "Insitu product removal in butanol fermentations" Email:email@example.com
Dr. Luis Luque, PDF research topic: "Organic acid fermentation" Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tahereh Sarchami, PhD candidate, thesis topic: "Bioreactor Design for Extractive Ethanol and Butanol Fermentation" Email: email@example.com
Kai Gao, PhD candidate, thesis topic: "Butanol Production via Syngas Fermentation" Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Valerie Orr, PhD candidate (NSERC CGS scholar), thesis topic: "Sustainable Polygeneration of High Value Chemicals from Microalgae: The Biorefinery Concept" Email: email@example.com
Shreyas Yedahalli, PhD candidate, thesis topic: "Genetical Engineering of Microalgae for Lipid Secretion" Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Junwoo Kim, PhD candidate, thesis topic: "Effect of micropollutants on microalgae communities in mesocosms" Email: email@example.com
Bilal Al-Bataina, PhD Student (NSERC IPS scholar), research topic: "Diagnostic systems and biofilm control in dental offices" Email: firstname.lastname@example.org