Dr Amandeep Kaur
May 2015 – Present – Research Fellow: Bioelectrochemical Systems for Sensing and Oxidation Processes
2010-2014 – PhD “A Bioelectrochemical Sensing System for Measuring Acidic bioprocess Fermentation End Products” (USW)
2008 – M.Sc Microbiology
2005 – B.Sc Biotechnology
After finishing “Bachelors in Science” and “Masters in Microbiology” from India I 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; was also involved sequencing of “mating-type genes” in Colletotrichum, the causal agent of anthracnose in chilli. In 2010, I 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 my research was to use MFCs 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 I started working as Research Fellow at USW in 2015. Since then I have been involved in EPSRC SUPERGEN H2FC, FLEXIS (http://www.flexis.wales/ 2015-2021) projects for renewable hydrogen production using microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) which also integrates BES with other bioenergy systems for enhanced hydrogen production and BBSRC funded PoC on “Substrate Shuttle Reactor” in the first year. Presently, I am involved in collaborative NERC Resource Recovery from Waste programme’s MeteoRR (http://www.meteorr.ac.uk/ ) using scale up BES tubular systems for copper removal from distillery waste and LifesCO2R (http://research.ncl.ac.uk/lifesco2r/ ) a collaborative project that mainly involves bioelectrochemical synthesis of fuels from CO2 reduction and its scale up.
My research interest mainly focuses around BES technology for waste water treatment and sensors. It also includes integrating mycology and microbiology which is my background in the current focus areas.
2011-2013 – Hourly Paid Lecturer (HPL) at Faculty of Advanced Technology.
2008-2010 – Research Assistant at Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India.
1. 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
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. Pratibha SJ, Amandeep K, Shenoy BD, Bhat DJ (2010): Caliciopsis indica sp. nov. from India. Mycosphere 1, 65–72.
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