Prof Yusuf Chisti
Yusuf Chisti is Professor of Biochemical Engineering at Massey University, New Zealand. Professor Chisti holds a MSc (Biochemical Engineering) degree from University of London, England, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada. He is a Chartered Engineer, CEng, and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE), UK. His previous appointments were with the University of Almería, Spain; Chembiomed Ltd, Edmonton, Canada; University of Waterloo, Canada; and The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria. Professor Chisti has produced nearly 200 publications including a highly cited book (Airlift Bioreactors, Elsevier, 1989). He has lectured at nearly 160 international events. His research publications have received more than 5,000 citations. His work addresses many aspects of biochemical and chemical engineering, applied biotechnology, and environmentally sustainable production. He is a senior editor of Biofuels and sits on editorial boards of: Biotechnology Advances; Journal of Biotechnology; Advanced Natural Products; Journal of Applied Phycology; Encyclopedia of Industrial Biotechnology, Bioprocess, Bioseparation, and Cell Technology (Wiley, New York, 2010); Environmental Engineering and Management; and Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining. He received an honorary doctorate from Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania, in recognition of his many contributions to chemical and environmental engineering.