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


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 (
2017-2018: NERC Resource Recovery from Waste programme’s MeteoRR ( in collaboration with University of Newcastle, Manchester and Surrey
2017-Present: EPSRC Funded 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.


2015-Present- Research 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.


1. Amandeep Kaur, Hitesh C Boghani, Edward M Milner, Richard L Kimber, Iain Michie, Ronald Daalmans, Richard M Dinsdale, Alan J Guwy, Ian M. Head, Jonathan R Lloyd, Eileen Yu, Jhuma Sadhukhan, Giuliano C Premier (2019): Bioelectrochemical treatment and recovery of copper from distillery waste effluents using power and voltage control strategies. Journal of Hazardous Materials, (In press)

2. A. Kaur, R.M. Dinsdale, A.J. Guwy, G.C .Premier (2015): “Improved Dynamic Response and Range in Microbial fuel Cell Based Volatile Fatty Acid Sensor by Using Poised Potential”. Renewable Energy in the Service of Mankind Vol I, pp 183-192, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-17777-9_17

3. Amandeep Kaur, Hitesh C. Boghani, Iain Michie, Richard M Dinsdale, Alan J Guwy, Giuliano C Premier, (2014), “Inhibition of methane production in microbial fuel cells: Operating strategies which select electrogens over methanogens”, Bioresource Technology 173: 75-81

4. Amandeep Kaur, Saad Ibrahim, Christopher J. Pickett, Iain S. Michie, Richard M. Dinsdale, Alan J. Guwy, Giuliano C. Premier (2014) : Anode Modification to Improve the Performance of a Microbial Fuel Cell Volatile Fatty Acid Biosensor. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 201: 266-273

5. Amandeep Kaur, Jung Rae Kim, Iain Michie, Richard M Dinsdale, Alan J Guwy, Giuliano C Premier, (2013): Microbial fuel cell type biosensor for specific volatile fatty acids using acclimated bacterial communities. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 47: 50–55

6. Belle Damodara Shenoy, Rajesh Jeewon, Hongkai Wang, Kaur Amandeep, Wellcome H. Ho, Darbhe Jayarama Bhat, Pedro W. Crous, Kevin D. Hyde, (2010): Sequence data reveals phylogenetic affinities of fungal anamorphs Bahusutrabeeja, Diplococcium, Natarajania, Paliphora, Polyschema, Rattania and Spadicoides. Fungal Diversity 44:161–169

7. Pratibha SJ, Amandeep K, Shenoy BD, Bhat DJ (2010): Caliciopsis indica sp. nov. from India. Mycosphere 1, 65–72.

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