Dr. Burcu Gunes holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Ankara University and an industrial PhD in Environment Technologies Group from Dublin City University School of Biotechnology and Alltech Ltd. She started working as an Assistant Professor in Bioprocess Engineering within the School of Biotechnology in 2020 where she is also co-supervising a PhD project. Furthermore, she has international collaborations.
Dr. Gunes’s research focuses on development of environmental technologies for second generation biofuel production and wastewater treatment processes. She also has expertise in mathematical modelling of bioprocesses including the application of Design Expert Software. Her search interests diverse, ranging from developing pretreatments for lignocellulosic biomass prior to anaerobic digestion and industrial “waste to energy” applications, synthesis gas fermentation for valuable chemical recovery, process scale up strategies, development of graphene and biomass based nanostructure composites for adsorption and emerging pollutant removals such as pharmaceuticals and industrial dye from water.