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Dr Aydin Berenjian

Senior Lecturer in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Qualifications: BE, ME, PhD (Sydney Uni), PCert (Newcastle Uni)

About Aydin

Dr. Aydin Berenjian holds a BE, ME and PhD in Biochemical Engineering as well as a Professional Certificate in Leadership and Management in Education. Dr. Berenjian's major research focus is collaborating with industry to drive innovation of production processes for high value bio-products. He serves as the Editor of Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (Elsevier) and Molecular Biotechnology (Springer-Nature). To date, Dr. Berenjian has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, holds three international patents, and has received several prestigious national and international awards for research and teaching excellence.

Research Interests

  • Bioprocess Engineering and Intensification
  • Functional Foods
  • Nanobiotechnology

Books

Bioprocess Engineering Virtual Laboratory (an open source virtual reality fermentation software)

Current Postgraduate Supervision

  • Dr. Rajab Abousnina (Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • Ms. Saima Haroon (PhD)
  • Mr. Ali Akhtar (PhD)
  • Ms. Donya Novin (PhD)
  • Mr. Keith Soo (PhD)

Alumni

  • Dr. Mostafa Seifan (currently works at University of Waikato)
  • Dr. Dinali Ranmadugala (currently works at National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency)
  • Dr. Ehsan Mahdinia (currently works at Pennsylvania State University)
  • Dr. Mozhdeh Zamani (currently works at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences)
  • Dr. Zeinab Karimi (currently works at Gerash University)
  • Dr. Mohammad Bagher Ghoshoon (currently works at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences)

Teaching Commitments

Recent Publications

  • Mahdinia, E., Mamouri, S. J., Puri, V. M., Demirci, A., & Berenjian, A. (2019). Modeling of vitamin K (Menaquinoe-7) fermentation by Bacillus subtilis natto in biofilm reactors. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 17, 196-202. doi:10.1016/j.bcab.2018.11.022

  • Taghizadeh, S. M., Berenjian, A., Taghizadeh, S., Ghasemi, Y., Taherpour, A., Sarmah, A. K., & Ebrahiminezhad, A. (2019). One-put green synthesis of multifunctional silver iron core-shell nanostructure with antimicrobial and catalytic properties. Industrial Crops and Products, 130, 230-236. doi:10.1016/j.indcrop.2018.12.085

  • Kianpour, S., Ebrahiminezhad, A., Deyhimi, M., Negahdaripour, M., Raee, M. J., Mohkam, M., . . . Ghasemi, Y. (2019). Structural characterization of polysaccharide‐coated iron oxide nanoparticles produced by Staphylococcus warneri, isolated from a thermal spring. Journal of Basic Microbiology. doi:10.1002/jobm.201800684

  • Jafarizadeh-Malmiri, H., Sayyar, Z., Anarjan, N., & Berenjian, A. (2019). Nanobiotechnology in food: Concepts, applications and perspectives. Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-05846-3

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Contact Details

Email: aydin.berenjian@waikato.ac.nz
Room: EF.3.02
Phone: +64 7 858 5119