Using science to develop new technologies for efficient cultivation and processing of algal biomass to produce sustainable chemicals, foods and bioproducts.
Our research addresses fundamental problems relating to algal processing, spanning the molecular level (e.g. proteins and lipids) through to microbial consortia (e.g. bacteria-algae interactions). This is the foundation of our applied research that aims to translate research findings to enable application of algae to a range of industries.
Cell physiology and rupture
Developing an understanding of how the physiology of algal cells effects mechanical cell rupture.
Lipid extraction and biomass processing
The group has developed efficient processes for recovering lipids and proteins from algal biomass.
Enhanced Algae Production
We look to reduce the cost of large-scale microalgal cultivation through novel means of delivering carbon and reducing water loss.
Details of our staff and research higher degree students.
A list of selected recent publications.
We have a range of capabilities and are open to exploring new collaborations.