ASI am an algal biotechnologist with 15 years of international experience (Ukraine, Russia, France, Malaysia, Mexico, Thailand, UK). My main expertise lies in algal physiology (light and nutrients influence on algal culture), focusing on lab and mass scale (up to 15000L) cultivation, algal biofouling, algal pigments and products development from algal biomass. I have expertise in algal bioremediation of waste water and flue-gas mitigation.

I am currently working at Swansea University as a Research Officer and I strongly believe in applied research to help solve the technological bottleneck for the business development and societal challenges. 

Talk to me about

  • Algal physiology (abiotic and biotic conditions influence on cell metabolisms)
  • Mass cultivation in semi-industrial scale PBRs (up to 2000L)
  • Bioremediation of waste waters and mitigation of flu-gases by algae
  • High-value product production and extraction (pigments)
  • Applied Industrial research,  knowledge transfer
  • Biofouling and new innovative methods of prevention
  • Algal taxonomy and ecologic evaluation of primary production
  • Teaching and training

 Knowledge Transfer

I have experience in communicating with academic/scientific and business facing audiences, I have organised 8 national and international workshops (Malaysia, UK)

  • The Potential of Microalgae Biotechnology: Production and use of microalgae
  • Cultivation, Harvesting, downstream processing and Product development from microalgal biomass
  • Downstream biomass processing technologies for algal and bacterial product recovery
  • Novel products and waste minimisation via algal technologies and membrane separation process

Collaboration with companies

Working with 66 Welsh and 50 international SMEs and big companies in algal biotechnology sector

  • Tata Steel strip Products (Wales)
  • Dwr Cymru Welsh  Water (Wales)

Project Portfolio

  • ENALGAE 2010-2015  Energetic Algae – Developing algal production technics and biofuel technologies# NWE Interreg
  • ACCOMPLISH 2011-2013 # Algal Carbon Capture and BiOMass Production – LInked Supply cHain
  • Advanced Bio-Products from Algal Biomass 2012-2014 # A4B (Academia for Businesses)
  • BioAlgaeSorb 2011-2013 # FP7
  • ShellPlant 2010-2012 # FP7
  • Algal Biotechnology KTC 2010-2013 # A4B
  • Microalgae as Potential Adjuvant Candidate for Mucosal Vaccine Against Pasteurellosis in Livestock 2009-2010(Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Project, Malaysia)
  • Culturing larvae of Abalone on Diatom Biofilm 2009-2008(Malaysia-Canada-France collaborative project)
  • Biofuel from Microalgae 2008-2010 (Malaysian Academy of Science project)
  • Sexual reproduction and marennine production in the pennate diatom Haslea ostrearia 2007-2008, French-Ukrainian scientific project PHC DNIPRO