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Dr. Amin Reza Rajabzadeh, P.Eng.

Assistant Professor

W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Associate Member

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Associate Member

McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering

Biochemical Engineering; Biosensors; Separation Processes; CFD
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Dr Rajabzadeh specializes in the field of biochemical engineering with a focus on bioseparation and purification, bioprocess monitoring and control, bioreactor design, and environmental engineering. Much of his research was devoted to exploring novel bioseparation processes for the production of high functional proteins from bioresources with applications in food and pharmaceutical industries. Current research interests include the development of biosensors and on-line analyzers for characterization and long term monitoring of species in complex biological processes, enzyme immobilization and biodiesel production, and multiphysics modelling of biological systems.



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.



Andrew, M. Vitelli, A. R. Rajabzadeh, R. Legge (2019). Dry Fractionation Methods for Plant Protein, Starch and Fiber Enrichment: A Review. Trends in Food Science and Technology 86, 340-351.

 Tabtabaei, D. Konakbayeva, A. R. Rajabzadeh and R. L. Legge (2019) Functional Properties of Navy Bean (Phaseolus Vulgaris) Protein Concentrates Obtained by Pneumatic Tribo-Electrostatic Separation. Journal of Food Chemistry 283, 101-110.

 Tabtabaei, M. Vitelli, A. R. Rajabzadeh, R. L. Legge. (2017) Analysis of Protein Enrichment during Single- and Multi-Stage Tribo-Electrostatic Bioseparation Processes for Dry Fractionation of Legume Flour, Separation and Purification Technology 176, 45-58.

 Jafari, A. R. Rajabzadeh, S. Tabtabaei, F. Marsolais, R. L. Legge. (2016) Structural Characterization of a Navy Bean Protein Fraction Produced by a Novel Solvent Free Method. Journal of Food Chemistry 208, 35-41.

 Murphy, A. R. Rajabzadeh, K.P. Weber, J. Nivala, S.D. Wallace, D.J. Cooper. (2016)  Nitrification Cessation and Recovery in an Aerated Saturated Vertical Flow Treatment Wetland: Field Study and Microscale Biofilm Modelling. Bioresource Technology 209,125-132.

 Tabtabaei, M. Jafari A. R. Rajabzadeh, R. L. Legge. (2016) Development and Optimization of a Triboelectrification Bioseparation Process for Dry Fractionation of Legume Flours, Separation and Purification Technology 163, 48-58.

 Tabtabaei, M. Jafari, A. R. Rajabzadeh, and R. L. Legge. (2016). Solvent-Free Production of Protein-Enriched Fractions from Navy Bean Flour Using a Triboelectrification-Based Approach. Journal of Food Engineering 174, 21-28.

 Meunier, A. R. Rajabzadeh, T. G. Williams, R. L. Legge. (2015). Methyl Oleate Production in a Supported Sol-gel Immobilized Lipase Packed Bed Reactor. Energy & Fuels. 29 (5), 3168-3175.

 Rajabzadeh, R. L. Legge, K. Weber. (2015). Multiphysics Modelling of Flow Dynamics, Biofilm Development and Wastewater Treatment in a Subsurface Vertical Flow Constructed Wetland Mesocosm. Ecological Engineering Journal. 74,107-116.

 Meunier, A. R. Rajabzadeh, R. L. Legge. (2014). Kinetic Modelling of the Production of Methyl Oleate by Celite® Supported Lipase Sol-gels. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 85, 63-70.

 Zendehboudi, A. R. Rajabzadeh, A. Bahadori, M. B. Dusseault, A. Elkamel, A. Lohi, M. Fowler. (2014). A Connectionist Model to Estimate Performance of Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage in Petroleum Reservoirs- Enhanced Oil Recovery Implications. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 53 (4), 1645-1662.

 Rajabzadeh, S. Zendehboudi, A. Lohi, A. Elkamel. (2013). Prediction of Protein Osmotic Pressure Using Artificial Neural Network and Colloidal Interaction Model. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. 91 (10), 1621-1631.

 Zendehboudi, M. A. Ahmadi, A. R. Rajabzadeh, N. Mahinpey, I. Chatzis.  (2013). Equilibrium and Kinetics of Adsorption of a New Surfactant in Carbonate Reservoir Samples- Application to EOR. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. 91 (8), 1439-1449.

 Rajabzadeh, N. Ruzich., S. Zendehboudi, M. Rahbari. (2012). Biomass Leachate Treatment and Nutrient Recovery using Reverse Osmosis; Experimental Study and Artificial Neural Network Modeling,  Energy&Fuel Journal, 26 (12), 7155-7163.

 Rajabzadeh, C. Moresoli, and B. Marcos. (2010). Fouling Behavior of Electroacidified Soy Protein Extracts during Cross-Flow Ultrafiltration Using Dynamic Reversible-Irreversible Fouling Resistances and CFD Modeling. Journal of Membrane Science. 361, 191.

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