Mr. Christian Dzuvor

Mr. Christian Dzuvor

Doctor of Philosophy Student
Department of Chemical Engineering
Building 37, 17 Alliance Lane, Room 107

 

Christian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He worked on characterization of waste vegetable oil for production of biodiesel for his third-year thesis. During his undergraduate programme, He also tutored and assisted junior Course mates with Chemical Engineering courses. His research Interest includes biocatalysis, protein engineering, protein expression and purification, industrial Biotechnology, Bioenergy, Biopharmaceuticals, Bioprocessing, upstream and Downstream processing, functional foods. He is Passionate about interdisciplinary projects that bridge engineering, chemistry and biology.

Christian is Currently involved in the engineering of bifunctional protein nanoparticle as an antibiotic for degrading superbugs from 2019 – 2022, to pursue a PhD degree under the supervision of Dr Lizhong He, A/prof Victoria Haritos and Dr Bhuvana Kamath Shanbhag of the Chemical Engineering Department at Monash University, Clayton Campus. In his free time, he enjoys playing and watching football; and sightseeing tours.

Qualifications

  • B Sc Chemical Engineering , Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, 2017

AWARDS AND HONOURS

  • Monash Graduate Research Scholarship from Monash Institute of Graduate Research. (Jan, 2019 – present)
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship from Monash Institute of Graduate Research (Jan, 2019 – present )
  • Rowan University Graduate Research Assistantship ( 2018 ) – Offer declined
  • Best Sports Personality – KNUST, Department of Chemical Engineering ( 2017)
  • Best student in Physics, Mathematics and Core Science – Tema Secondary School ( 2012 -2013)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Associate Member – AMIChemE, Institution of Chemical Engineer (UK, Australia, Malaysia)
  • Australian Biotechnology Organisation (Ausbiotech), Australia
  • Member, Engineer without Borders, Australia
  • FSN Forum Member, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • BioProcessing Network Group, Australia
  • Victorian Infection and Immunity Network (VIIN), Australia

Research Interests

Biocatalysis, protein engineering, protein expression and purification, industrial Biotechnology, Bioenergy, Biopharmaceuticals, Bioprocessing, upstream and Downstream processing, functional foods, microbiology

Journal Papers

Dzuvor, C.K.O.; Taylor, J.T.; Acquah, C.; Pan, S.; Agyei, D. Bioprocessing of Functional Ingredients from Flaxseed. Molecules 2018, 23, 2444.

Dzuvor, C.K.O.; Agyei, D.; Acquah, C. Functional foods and Nutrient – Deficiency – Related Diseases. Ghana Science Association ESS Magazine 2019

Ayittey, A. Saptoro, CH. Bing, P Kumar, WM. Kee, CKO Dzuvor, ” Energy Saving Models For MEA-based CO2 Capture Process ” (Energy Conversion and Management – IF 6.377, ISSN 0196 – 8904). ‘Ready for Submission’

Agyei, D.; Dzuvor, C. K. O. Anti-obesity and anti-diabetic effects of food-derived peptides: recent advances and clinical implications. Medicine. ‘Manuscript in preparation’

Book Chapter

Agyei, J. Jeevanandam, CKO. Dzuvor, S. Pan, MK. Danquah, CC. Udenigwe, ‘Novel Ingredient from Cereal’, Innovative Processing Technologies for Healthy Grains, (2018) Submitted and ‘In Review’.

 

Last modified: 10/07/2020