Dr Amandeep Kaur

Research Fellow

AK



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Qualifications        

  • PhD “A Bioelectrochemical Sensing System for Measuring Acidic bioprocess Fermentation End Products” 
  • M.Sc Microbiology 
  • B.Sc Biotechnology

About

Amandeep did her “Bachelors in Science” and “Masters in Microbiology” from India after which she worked for 2 years as a Research Assistant at Institute of Microbial technology (CSIR-IMTECH, India) and gained experience in morpho-molecular identification and phylogeny of filamentous fungi. She was also involved in sequencing of “mating-type genes” in Colletotrichum, the causal agent of anthracnose in chilli. In 2010, she moved to the University of South Wales (USW) to pursue doctoral studies on Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) under EPSRC funded SUPERGEN Biofuel cell consortium Project. During doctoral studies the main focus of her research was to use MFC technology as sensors for the measurement of volatile fatty acids (VFA), which is important in determining the state of many bioprocesses. After finishing doctorate degree in 2014 she started working as Research Fellow at USW in 2015 and since then she is been involved in various projects listed below:

  • 2015-Present-FLEXIS: Flexible Integrated Energy Systems (http://www.flexis.wales/)
  • 2017-Present-NERC Resource Recovery from Waste programme’s MeteoRR (http://www.meteorr.ac.uk/) in collaboration with University of Newcastle, Manchester and Surrey
  • 2017-Present-EPSRC Funded LifesCO2R (http://research.ncl.ac.uk/lifesco2r/ ) in collaboration with other Universities i.e. Newcastle, Oxford and Surrey
  • 2017-Present-BBSRC funded ToOLTuBES project (Toxicity & Organic Load Tracking using Bio Electrochemical Sytems)
    in collaboration with Newcastle University
  • 2016-EPSRC SUPERGEN H2FC for biohydrogen production using BES (Bio electrochemical system) technology integrated with dark fermentation to increase the yield
  • 2016-BBSRC funded PoC on In-situ Multiphase Compartmentalised Substrate Shuttle Bioreactor for Protein and Platform Chemicals

Her research interest mainly focuses around BES technology for waste water treatment, resource recovery and sensors. It also includes integrating mycology and microbiology in the current focus areas.

Experience

  • 2015-Present- Post doctorate Fellow in Bioelectrochemical Sytems
  • 2011-2013 – Hourly Paid Lecturer (HPL) at Faculty of Advanced Technology, University of South Wales, UK.
  • 2008-2010 – Research Assistant at Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India.

Publications