New team member working with the University of Manchester

The University of Manchester have welcomed Gonzalo Figueroa-Torres to the team of researchers who will be working on the Enahnce Microalgae project. By way of introduction, we asked Gonzalo to provide a bit of information about himself:

I am a research-driven Chemical Engineer with a strong bioprocess engineering background, and experience on:

  • Algae cultivation: nutrient limitation, mixotrophic growth, starch and lipid accumulation, batch and fed-batch systems.
  • ABE fermentation: Anaerobic fermentation of carbohydrates for the production of biobutanol.
  • Biosorption: batch/continuous removal of heavy metals by anaerobic sludge; adsorption isotherms.
  • Analysis, simulation and optimisation: kinetic modelling, optimisation algorithms, parameter fitting, surface response analysis, ANOVA.

Some of Gonzalo’s qualifications can be seen below:

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (2018)

University of Manchester, U.K.

M.Sc.Eng. Chemical Engineering (2013)

B.Eng. Chemical Engineering (2010)

University of Sonora, Mexico

If you’re interested in finding out about the published works Gonzalo has worked on, visit his ORCID page