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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 moved to the University of South Wales (USW) in 2010 to pursue doctoral studies on Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) based sensor under EPSRC funded SUPERGEN Biofuel cell consortium Project. After finishing doctorate degree she started working as Research Fellow at USW and involved in various projects listed below:

2017- Present: EPSRC Funded LifesCO2R (
2017- Present: BBSRC funded ToOLTuBES (Toxicity & Organic Load Tracking using Bio Electrochemical Sytems)
2015 – Present: FLEXIS: Flexible Integrated Energy Systems (
2017- 2018: NERC Resource Recovery from Waste programme’s MeteoRR (
2016 – EPSRC funded SUPERGEN H2FC for biohydrogen production using Microbial Electrochemical Cell
2016 – BBSRC funded PoC on In-situ Multiphase Compartmentalised Substrate Shuttle Bioreactor for Protein and Platform Chemicals

Her research interest mainly focuses around Bio electrochemical Systems for waste water treatment, resource recovery and sensors. It also includes integrating mycology in the current focus areas.

Also became STEM Ambassador in 2019 to promote and encourage uptake of STEM subjects to young people inside and outside the classroom


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, 371: 18-26

2. Purnell et al., 2019: Resource Recovery from Waste end-of-programme brochure; Open Access.

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

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


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