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Ashwin Vadiveloo

Lecturer, School of Environmental & Conservation Sciences

Microalgae / Applied phycology / Wastewater treatment / Wastewater / Algae / Other environmental sciences

About me

I am an Applied Phycologist currently employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Algae R&D Centre of Murdoch University with extensive experience and expertise in microalgae cultivation and wastewater treatment. I completed my BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology at AIMST University, Malaysia, in 2012. I subsequently completed my Ph.D. on ‘The Efficient Use of Light for Cultivation of Microalgae” at the Algae R&D Centre of Murdoch University between 2013 and 2017. My Ph.D. work was part of a bigger project involving integrating photovoltaic cells with microalgae cultivation for sustainable chemical and electrical energy production from a single system. Since the completion of my Ph.D., I have been involved in a wide range of cross-disciplinary projects involving microalgae cultivation for various purposes such as wastewater treatment, production of bioenergy, and a source of human and animal nutrition. My current interest and research work are focused on optimizing and commercializing algal bioremediation of various wastewaters for producing multiple end-products such as biofertilizers, animal feed, and biofuel. My research involves developing processes and innovative technologies for sustainable and cost -effective algal biomass production. In addition, I am also very interested and currently involved in the interdisciplinary use of microalgae.

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