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Prof Yusuf Chisti

Professor

School of Engineering and Advanced Technology

Yusuf Chisti is Professor of Biochemical Engineering in the School of Engineering, Massey University, New Zealand. Professor Chisti holds a MSc (Biochemical Engineering) degree from University of London, England, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada. He is a Chartered Engineer, CEng, and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE), UK. His previous appointments were with the University of Almería, Spain; Chembiomed Ltd, Edmonton, Canada; University of Waterloo, Canada; and The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria. Professor Chisti has produced nearly 300 publications including a highly cited book (Airlift Bioreactors, Elsevier, 1989). His research publications have earned more than 33,000 citations. Chisti is the author of the most cited paper published by anyone from Massey University in 50-years of its existence. He has lectured at nearly 200 international events worldwide. His work addresses many aspects of biochemical and chemical engineering, applied biotechnology, and environmental technology. His research areas include bioreactor design, downstream bioseparations, microbial fermentations, enzyme technology, animal cell culture, bioremediation and bioconversion of wastes, and transport phenomena. He sits is on editorial boards of the following publications: Biotechnology Advances, Journal of Biotechnology, Journal of Applied Phycology, Encyclopedia of Bioprocess Technology: Fermentation, Biocatalysis, and Bioseparation (Wiley, New York, 1999), Encyclopedia of Industrial Biotechnology, Bioprocess, Bioseparation, and Cell Technology (Wiley, New York, 2010), BiofuelsEnvironmental Engineering and Management, and Fermentation. In 2006, Professor Chisti received a Doctor Honoris Causa degree from Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania, in recognition of his many contributions to chemical and biological engineering. In 2014, Canada’s University of Waterloo awarded him its Engineering Alumni Achievement medal in the Academic Excellence category.

 

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Research Expertise

Research Interests

Sustainable production of goods and services. Biofuels. Microalgae. Fermentation technology. Industrial biotechnology. Biochemical engineering. Bioseparations. Environmental engineering.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Biocatalysis and Enzyme Technology (100301): Bioprocessing, Bioproduction and Bioproducts (100302):
Chemical Engineering (090400): Engineering (090000):
Environmental Biotechnology (100200):
Environmental Engineering (090700):
Industrial Biotechnology (100300): Technology (100000):
Wastewater Treatment Processes (090409)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 4

Research Outputs

Journal

Majidian, P., Tabatabaei, M., Zeinolabedini, M., Naghshbandi, MP., & Chisti, Y. (2108). Metabolic engineering of microorganisms for biofuel production. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 82, 3863-3885
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Shene, C., Asenjo, JA., & Chisti, Y. (2018). Metabolic Modelling and Simulation of the Light and Dark Metabolism of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.. Plant J.
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Palachum, W., Choorit, W., & Chisti, Y. (2018). Accumulation of conjugated linoleic acid in Lactobacillus plantarum WU-P19 is enhanced by induction with linoleic acid and chitosan treatment. Annals of Microbiology.
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Cao, M., Feng, J., Sirisansaneeyakul, S., Song, C., & Chisti, Y. (2018). Genetic and metabolic engineering for microbial production of poly-γ-glutamic acid. Biotechnology Advances. 36, 1424-1433
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Marudkla, J., Lee, W-C., Wannawilai, S., Chisti, Y., & Sirisansaneeyakul, S. (2018). Model of acetic acid-affected growth and poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) production by Cupriavidus necator DSM 545. Journal of Biotechnology. 268, 12-20
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Yodsuwan, N., Kamonpatana, P., Chisti, Y., & Sirisansaneeyakul, S. (2018). Ohmic heating pretreatment of algal slurry for production of biodiesel. Journal of Biotechnology. 267, 71-78
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
López-Rosales, L., Sánchez-Mirón, A., García-Camacho, F., Place, AR., Chisti, Y., & Molina-Grima, E. (2018). Pilot-scale outdoor photobioreactor culture of the marine dinoflagellate Karlodinium veneficum: Production of a karlotoxins-rich extract. Bioresource Technology. 253, 94-104
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Wang, Q., Belščak-Cvitanović, A., Durgo, K., Chisti, Y., Gong, J., Sirisansaneeyakul, S., . . . Komes, D. (2018). Physicochemical properties and biological activities of a high-theabrownins instant Pu-erh tea produced using Aspergillus tubingensis. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 90, 598-605
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Bouyam, S., Choorit, W., Sirisansaneeyakul, S., & Chisti, Y. (2017). Heterotrophic production of Chlorella sp. TISTR 8990—Biomass growth and composition under various production conditions.. Biotechnology Progress. 33, 1589-1600
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Sirisansaneeyakul, S., Cao, M., Kongklom, N., Chuensangjun, C., Shi, Z., & Chisti, Y. (2017). Microbial production of poly-γ-glutamic acid. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 33
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Sirisansaneeyakul, S., Cao, M., Kongklom, N., Chuensangjun, C., Shi, Z., & Chisti, Y. (2017). Microbial production of poly-γ-glutamic acid. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 33(9)
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Luangpipat, T., & Chisti, Y. (2017). Biomass and oil production by Chlorella vulgaris and four other microalgae – effects of salinity and other factors. Journal of Biotechnology. 257, 47-57
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Wannawilai, S., Chisti, Y., & Sirisansaneeyakul, S. (2017). A model of furfural-inhibited growth and xylitol production by Candida magnoliae TISTR 5663. Food and Bioproducts Processing. 105, 129-140
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Ajit, A., Sulaiman, AZ., & Chisti, Y. (2017). Production of bioethanol by Zymomonas mobilis in high-gravity extractive fermentations. Food and Bioproducts Processing. 102, 123-135
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
López-Rosales, L., García-Camacho, F., Sánchez-Mirón, A., Martín Beato, E., Chisti, Y., & Molina Grima, E. (2016). Pilot-scale bubble column photobioreactor culture of a marine dinoflagellate microalga illuminated with light emission diodes. Bioresource Technology. 216, 845-855
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Shene, C., Chisti, Y., Vergara, D., Burgos-Díaz, C., Rubilar, M., & Bustamante, M. (2016). Production of eicosapentaenoic acid by Nannochloropsis oculata: Effects of carbon dioxide and glycerol. Journal of Biotechnology. 239, 47-56
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Chatsungnoen, T., & Chisti, Y. (2016). Oil production by six microalgae: impact of flocculants and drying on oil recovery from the biomass. Journal of Applied Phycology. 28(5), 2697-2705
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Chatsungnoen, T., & Chisti, Y. (2016). Optimization of oil extraction from Nannochloropsis salina biomass paste. Algal Research. 15, 100-109
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Chatsungnoen, T., & Chisti, Y. (2016). Continuous flocculation-sedimentation for harvesting Nannochloropsis salina biomass. Journal of Biotechnology. 222, 94-103
[Journal article]Authored by: Chisti, M.

Book

Chisti, Y. (2018). Society and microalgae: Understanding the past and present. In IA. Levine, & J. Fleurence (Eds.) Microalgae in Health and Disease Prevention. London: Academic Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Valijanian, E., Tabatabaei, M., Aghbashlo, M., Sulaiman, A., & Chisti, Y. (2018). Biogas production systems. In M. Tabatabaei, & H. Ghanavati (Eds.) Biogas: Fundamentals, Process, and Operation. (pp. 95 - 116). Cham, Switzerland: Springer
[Chapter]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Chisti, Y. (2017). Mass transfer. In Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology Online. (pp. 1 - 70). : Wiely
[Chapter]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Karimi, K., & Chisti, Y. (2017). Bioethanol Production and Technologies. In Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies. (pp. 273 - 284).
[Chapter]Authored by: Chisti, M.
Bux, F., & Chisti, Y. (Eds.) (2016). Algae Biotechnology: Products and Processes. Berlin: Springer
[Edited Book]Edited by: Chisti, M.
Pandey, A., Lee, D-J., Chisti, Y., & Soccol, CS. (Eds.) (2014). Biofuels from algae. Amsterdam: Elsevier
[Edited Book]Edited by: Chisti, M.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 0 8
Co-supervisor 1 2

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