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Dr. Amin Reza Rajabzadeh, P.Eng.

Associate Professor

W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Associate Member

McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering

Associate Member

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Biochemical Engineering; Biosensors; Separation Processes; CFD
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Dr. Rajabzadeh is an Associate Professor and former Chair of the Biotechnology Program at the School of Engineering Practice and Technology. Dr. Rajabzadeh specializes in the field of biochemical engineering with a focus on biosensors, bioseparation and purification, bioprocess monitoring and control, bioreactor design, and environmental engineering. Much of his research was devoted to exploring novel biosensing strategies as well as bioseparation processes for the production of high functional proteins from bioresources with applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Current research interests include the development of biosensors and online analyzers for characterization and long-term monitoring of species in complex biological processes. Dr. Rajabzadeh is a Professional Engineer of Ontario and is a member of the Canadian Engineering Education Association and the American Society for Engineering Education. Dr. Rajabzadeh has won the McMaster President's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning and has been a  MacPherson Leadership in Teaching and Learning (LTL) Fellow.



PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

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Dr. Rajabzadeh's teaching interests include Core Biochemical and Chemical Engineering courses including Bio-Reactor Design, Bioprocess Control and Dynamics, Chemical Engineering Concepts, Biomaterials, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Numerical Methods, Industrial Wastewater Treatment, and Analytical Chemistry.



Syed Rahin Ahmed, Rohit Chand, Satish Kumar, Neha Mittal, Seshasai Srinivasan, Amin Reza Rajabzadeh

Recent biosensing advances in the rapid detection of illicit drugs

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry

Andrew Assatory, Michael Vitelli, Amin Reza Rajabzadeh, Raymond L Legge

Dry fractionation methods for plant protein, starch and fiber enrichment: A review

Trends in Food Science & Technology

Michael Vitelli, Hadi Mehrtash, Andrew Assatory, Solmaz Tabtabaei, Raymond L Legge, Amin Reza Rajabzadeh

Rapid and non-destructive determination of protein and starch content in agricultural powders using near-infrared and fluorescence spectroscopy, and data fusion

Powder Technology

Solmaz Tabtabaei, Michael Vitelli, Amin Reza Rajabzadeh, Raymond L Legge

Analysis of protein enrichment during single-and multi-stage tribo-electrostatic bioseparation processes for dry fractionation of legume flour

Separation and Purification Technology

Clodagh Murphy, Amin R Rajabzadeh, Kela P Weber, Jaime Nivala, Scott D Wallace, David J Cooper

Nitrification cessation and recovery in an aerated saturated vertical subsurface flow treatment wetland: field studies and microscale biofilm modeling

Bioresource technology

Solmaz Tabtabaei, Mousa Jafari, Amin Reza Rajabzadeh, Raymond L Legge

Solvent-free production of protein-enriched fractions from navy bean flour using a triboelectrification-based approach

Journal of Food Engineering

Greter A Ortega, S Del Sol-Fernández, Yadileiny Portilla, Enrique Cedeño, Edilso Reguera, Seshasai Srinivasan, Domingo F Barber, Ernesto Marin, Amin Reza Rajabzadeh

Rodlike Particles of Polydopamine-CdTe Quantum Dots: An Actuator As a Photothermal Agent and Reactive Oxygen Species-Generating Nanoplatform for Cancer Therapy

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

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