Research discipline: Biochemical Engineering
Themes: Bioprocess Engineering and Biocatalysis.
Our century is witnessing fast changes in the way we create chemicals and related services. Sustainable materials from waste, plants, microbes, animals and by-products will progressively replace petroleum materials. Besides, the processing of petroleum, minerals and biomass will gradually be more sustainable thanks to environmentally friendly biotechnologies. Chemicals and processes that are problematic for people, the economy and the environment will be replaced to achieve sustainable goals. This situation is an opportunity to create and apply bioprocesses and biocatalysis for sustainable manufacturing.
I research a variety of ways to use microbes, enzymes and other cellular chemicals to solve a number of problems currently facing society. For instance, these biocatalysts can convert a variety of wastes into natural gas (methane); decontaminate water, soil and sludge; capture smoky carbon dioxide; produce commodity chemicals in biorefineries; or ease the flow of oil in deep underground oil reservoirs at tremendously high temperatures and pressures.
I am investigating biocatalysis and bioprocessing and their applications to current sustainability challenges. For instance, to produce valuable chemicals, energy, water, nutrients and services. I am interested in deploying biology and engineering capabilities to create sustainable biorefineries. I intend to keep helping society with bioinspired solutions.
Research and knowledge exchange
Spired strategies collaboratively to produce useful chemicals while helping people and the environment. Some examples include -but are not limited to: