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Portrait photo of Aydin Berenjian, professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Aydin Berenjian

Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Professor Aydin Berenjian joined Colorado State University in July 2023, bringing with him years of invaluable experience gained through his distinguished career in academia and industry across multiple countries, including Australia, New Zealand, and the USA.

Berenjian has a prolific research publication record, having authored numerous papers, books, and book chapters, contributing significantly to the scientific literature. His expertise and contributions have been recognized through the receipt of multiple grants and awards for research and teaching excellence. His entrepreneurial spirit is evident through the establishment of his own successful start-up.

Beyond his own research, he has made significant contributions to the scientific literature through prominent long-term editorial positions in several prestigious journals, and he currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Biotechnology. 

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Research Interests

Professor Berenjian’s research encompasses the scale-up and scale-down of fermentation processes, bioprocess intensification, nanobiotechnology, functional foods, as well as the kinetics, modeling, and optimization of bioprocesses. With a multidisciplinary approach, Dr. Berenjian explores these diverse fields to drive innovation and enhance the efficiency and sustainability of industrial bioprocessing.

Honors and Awards

  • Winner of the IChemE Global Award, UK, 2022
  • Winner of POCER Innovation Award, University of Nottingham, Malaysia, 2022
  • Finalist of Invent Penn State Tech Tournament, USA, 2021
  • Highly Commended Project for the Biochemical Engineering Award 2020 IChemE Global Award, UK, 2020
  • Finalist of the Nola Campbell Memorial Award for eLearning Excellence, New Zealand, 2019
  • Finalist of the Simcro Engineering Science Award, New Zealand, 2018
  • Finalist of the 10th Engineering Science Kudos Award, New Zealand, 2016


  • Ph.D., 2013, University of Sydney