Welcome to Yousuf's Research Group

ABU YOUSUF holds PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. His primary research interests include Biorefinery, Bioenergy, Bioremediation and Waste-to-energy. He published more than 50 papers in reputed ISI and Scopus indexed journals and 11 book chapters. He is the Editor of three books “Lignocellulosic biomass to Liquid biofuels” , “Microalgae Cultivation for Biofuels Production” and “Bioreactors: Sustainable Design and Industrial Applications in Mitigation of GHG Emissions”, published by Elsevier.  He also has been serving as an editorial board member of several reputed Journals. He won UNESCO Prize on E-learning course of ‘Energy for sustainable development in Asia’, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2011. He attended the ‘BIOVISION.Next Fellowship Programme 2013’ at Lyon, France, after a selection based on scientific excellence, mobility, involvement in civil society. He successfully accomplished 10 research projects including the grants provided by The World Academy of Science (TWAS), Italy, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia and  Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.  Dr. Yousuf was the member of IChemE, American Chemical Society (ACS), and American Association for Science and Technology (AASCIT). He has 12 years’ experience of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate levels having very good remarks from the student. Currently, Dr. Yousuf is serving as a Faculty in Chemical Engineering and Polymer Science, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh. Previously he held the position of Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. He presented his research work in Germany, France, Italy, India, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Yousuf's laboratory applies the techniques of physics (electric/electroporation) on biological tissues/cell to deform their structure to enhance biofuel production as well as bioremediation. Much of our work is concentrated on destabilizing the lignocellulosic biomass for microbial degradation.  We also investigate the effect of electroporation on the cell membrane of yeast and other microbes. 

 

Before electroporation treatment on Lipomyces starkeyi 

After electroporation treatment, disrupted cell wall of Lipomyces starkeyi 

After electroporation treatment, disrupted cell wall of Lipomyces starkeyi