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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

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)

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 aydin.berenjian@waikato.ac.nz

Collaborators




Recent Publications

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mahdinia, E., Demirci, A., & Berenjian, A. (2019). Biofilm reactors as a promising method for vitamin K (menaquinone-7) production. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 103(14), 5583-5592. doi:10.1007/s00253-019-09913-w

  • Lal, N., Seifan, M., Novin, D., & Berenjian, A. (2019). Development of a Menaquinone-7 enriched product through the solid-state fermentation of Bacillus licheniformis. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 19. doi:10.1016/j.bcab.2019.101172

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Contact Details

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