Dr Aydin Berenjian

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.

Papers Taught

Research Interests

  • Bioprocess Engineering and Intensification
  • Functional Foods
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Smart Industry


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)


  • 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)

Open Positions

We are always looking for talented Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD students. If you are interested to join our team, please send your resume/CV via email to


Recent Publications

  • Seifan, M., & Berenjian, A. (2019). Microbially induced calcium carbonate precipitation: a widespread phenomenon in the biological world. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. doi:10.1007/s00253-019-09861-5

  • Kheshtzar, R., Berenjian, A., Taghizadeh, S. M., Ghasemi, Y., Asad, A. G., & Ebrahiminezhad, A. (2019). Optimization of reaction parameters for the green synthesis of zero valent iron nanoparticles using pine tree needles. Green Processing and Synthesis, 8(1), 846-855. doi:10.1515/gps-2019-0055

  • Ghanbariasad, A., Taghizadeh, S. M., Show, P. L., Nomanbhay, S., Berenjian, A., Ghasemi, Y., & Ebrahiminezhad, A. (2019). Controlled synthesis of iron oxyhydroxide (FeOOH) nanoparticles using secretory compounds from Chlorella vulgaris microalgae. Bioengineered, 10(1), 390-396. doi:10.1080/21655979.2019.1661692

  • 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:

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Contact Details

Room: EF.3.02
Phone: +64 7 858 5119