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Dr Aydin Berenjian

Senior Lecturer in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Qualifications: BE, ME, PhD Sydney Uni

About Aydin

Dr. Aydin Berenjian holds a BE, ME and PhD in Biochemical Engineering. 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

  • Functional Foods
  • Bioprocess Engineering and Intensification
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Bioinspired Self-healing Materials
  • Kinetics, Modelling and Optimisation of Bioprocesses

Books

Virtual Bioprocess Simulation Laboratory (an open source fermentation software)

Current Research Students

  • Saima Haroon (PhD)
  • Ali Akhtar (PhD)
  • Donya Novin (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

  • Zarei, M., Rahbar, M. R., Morowvat, M. H., Nezafat, N., Negahdaripour, M., Berenjian, A., & Ghasemi, Y. (2019). Arginine Deiminase: Current Understanding and Applications.. Recent Patents on Biotechnology, 13(2), 124-136. doi:10.2174/1872208313666181220121400

  • 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

  • Davani-Davari, D., Negahdaripour, M., Karimzadeh, I., Seifan, M., Mohkam, M., Masoumi, S., . . . Ghasemi, Y. (2019). Prebiotics: Definition, types, sources, mechanisms, and clinical applications. Foods, 8(3), 92. doi:10.3390/foods8030092

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Contact Details

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