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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

  • Ebrahiminezhad, A., Moeeni, F., Taghizadeh, S. -M., Seifan, M., Bautista, C., Novin, D., . . . Berenjian, A. (2019). Xanthan gum capped ZnO microstars as a promising dietary zinc supplementation. Foods, 8(3), 88. doi:10.3390/foods8030088 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12578

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12577

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Contact Details

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