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faiz Dr. Faiz Ahmad Ansari   
Researcher
Ph.D. Biotechnology; Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa
Email:- faizahmad04@gmail.com
https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=P0fycH0AAAAJ&hl=en
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Research Area

1. Microalgae cultivation in different medium at lab to large scale
2. Microalgae downstream processing
3. Application of microalgae in aquafeed and energy production


dswd Trisha Mogany
Specialist Research Technician
Ph.D. Biotechnology, Durban University of Technology, Durban South Africa, 2020
Email:- trishag@dut.ac.za
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Trisha_Mogany2
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Research Area

1. Application of microalgae/ cyanobacteria for nutraceuticals, functional foods, bioremediation and aquaculture
2. Enhancing biosynthesis of high-value products isolated from microalgae and cyanobacteria
3. Optimization of metabolite extraction and purification strategies
4. Genomic analysis of diverse microalgae/cyanobacteria from extreme environments
5. Algal physiology and photosynthesis.
6. Molecular genetic analysis of microalgal gene expression.


 rr Dr. Nirmal Renuka  
Research Associate
PhD Bioscience, Panjab University Chandigarh, India – 2015
Email:- nirmalr@dut.ac.za
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=kJ2jE_YAAAAJ&hl=en
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Research Area

1. Development of technologies for the resource recovery and remediation of wastewater using algal systems
2. Bioprospecting and mass cultivation of algae for high value metabolites
3. Novel strategies for biomass and lipid enhancement in algae for biofuel and nutraceutical applications
4. Algae-based bioinoculants/ biofertilizers and soil nutrient management
5. Algae-microbe interaction; novel antimicrobial compounds from microalgae and cyanobacteria


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Dr. Oluyemi Olatunji Awolusi
Research Associate
Ph.D. Biotechnology, Durban University of Technology, South Africa – 2016
Email:- oluyemiawolusi@gmail.com
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=SqKmWJAAAAAJ&hl=en
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Research Area

1. Molecular biology
2. Environmental biotechnology
3. Environmental microbiology
4. Microbial ecology
5. Wastewater treatment


 qq Dr. Isaac Dennis Amoah  
Postdoctoral Researcher
Ph.D. Health Sciences, Durban University of Technology, South Africa-2018
Email:- amoahkid@gmail.com
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=caf2d1IAAAAJ&hl=en
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Research Area

1. Health-related water microbiology
2. Parasite occurrence and removal in wastewater and water
3. Microbial risk assessment, especially in relation to wastewater reuse
4. Antimicrobial resistance in water/wastewater
5. Microplastics as carriers of microbial pathogens


 qwe Dr. Leanne Pillay  
Postdoctoral Researcher
Ph.D. Microbiology, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Westville Campus), South Africa- 2018
Email:- leannepillay000@gmail.com
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Research Area

1. Surveillance of antibiotic resistance genes in wastewater treatment plants
2. Biodegradation of microplastics
3. Molecular detection of parasites in wastewater


 

Dr. Phumza Vuyokazi Tikilili- Zungu
Postdoctoral Researcher
Ph.D. Chemical Technology; University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Email:- phumzatikilili@gmail.com
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=IZ89ksQAAAAJ&hl=en
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Research Area
1. Anammox for nitrogen removal from wastewater
2. Biodegradation of pollutants from wastewater
3. Molecular Biology
4. Biological wastewater treatment
5. Environmental Biotechnology


 

Dr. Krishna Kumar Jaiswal
Postdoctoral Researcher
Ph.D. Green Energy Technology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India – 2019
Email: kkjindia@gmail.com; KrishnaJ@dut.ac.za
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=hY7S7SoAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Area

1. Algal technology intended to bioenergy/biofuels
2. Wastewater treatment/management, nutrient recycling, and contaminants removal
3. Catalysis (nano‒materials/composites, bio/bio-derived catalysts, and photocatalytic materials)
4. Reaction engineering (catalysts design, synthesis, characterization, testing, and reactor design)
5. Waste-resources (plant/animal wastes) to energy (waste beneficiation and bio-based economy)


 

Dr. Virthie Bhola
Postdoctoral Researcher
Ph.D. Biotechnology, Durban University of Technology, Durban South Africa, 2020
Email: virthieb@dut.ac.za
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Y95M6P4AAAAJ&hl=en
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Research Area

1. Carbon dioxide sequestration using microalgae
2. Design and operation of photobioreactors for microalgal cultivation
3. Microalgal photosynthetic efficiency and physiology
4. Value added products from microalgae


 

Dr. Taher Abunama
Postdoctoral Researcher,
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, University of Malaya (Malaysia) – 2019
Email: tahera@dut.ac.za
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Taher-Abunama
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Hhk1uyAAAAAJ&hl=en
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Research Area:

1. Enhancing the accuracy of wastewater treatment plants using state-of-art optimization algorithms
2. Landfills leachate treatment and modelling
3. Surface and ground water resources management
4. Environmental and hydrological modelling applications
5. COVID 19 modelling using wastewater-based epidemiology