New industry funded academic joins CVEN

Dr Bojan TamburicDr Bojan Tamburic has recently joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering as the Melbourne Water Lecturer on the Nuisance and Harmful Algae Science-Practice Partnership (NHASP), UNSW Water Research Centre.

Bojan completed his PhD in Biochemical Engineering at Imperial College London on the topic of biohydrogen production from algae. He then moved to Sydney and won the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at UTS, where he led the Algal Biosystems Group, and developed algal solutions for the bioremediation of wastewater and for the production of biofuels, animal feed and food additives.

Bojan has a strong analytical background and 10 years of experience in applied algal research. He has designed algal bioreactors, which have been used to simulate algal blooms in the laboratory. Bojan has developed computational models that predict algal growth under different environmental conditions, and he has investigated the removal of algae from suspension by flocculation and flotation. Bojan also has in-depth knowledge of algal surveillance techniques, including spectroscopy, fluorometry, biochemistry and various omics tools.

As well as delivering teaching, Bojan will conduct independent research in the area of water engineering and management in collaboration with the NHASP with Melbourne Water and other partners.

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