Research Lead

Azizur Rahman, Ph.D.

Publications

Awards and Press Coverage

    Division of Research

  • Climate Change

  • Products development from CO2 and other greenhouse gases

  • Ocean and Climate Change

  • Biodiversity

  • Urban air pollution

  • Biotechnology/Human health

  • Wastewater treatment

 Research Projects

 

 

Carbon Capture and Use: Biological Process


Global Climate Change

  1. New technologies to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by applying biological process: new discoveries to mitigate global climate change

  2. Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, carbon capture, and sequestration

  3. Development of new products from CO2 and other greenhouse gases

  4. Effects of global climate change in public health

  5. Response and impacts of global climate change on the living organisms (including marine, freshwater, wildlife)

  6. Develop and optimize an indoor aquatic ecosystem to study the interactions among aquatic organisms in an indoor environment

       Related Publications:  7, 1, 9, 10, 14

 

 

Protein

 

 

Drug discovery from natural sources

 

 

Biotechnology/Human Health

  1. Identification of candidate proteins for drug discovery from promising freshwater/marine calcifying organisms

  2. Drug discovery from natural sources

  3. Environment-related health issues

         Application: Medical application to human disease

         Related Publications: 2, 6, 3, 4, 5

Biodiversity

  • How does climate change affect the biodiversity in Canada?
  • Biodiversity on land and in the sea
  • Impacts of climate change on the future of biodiversity

      Related Publications:  7, 9, 10, 14

 

Ocean/Marine Biology

  1. Biological Process of Calcifying Marine Organisms and Their Response to Global Climate Change
  2. Ocean Acidification

      Related Publications:  7, 9, 10, 14

 

 

Urban Air Pollution/Air Purification

     Outdoor Air Pollution

  • Study the biological processes of native Canadian plants to develop innovative biological technology to clean air from the atmosphere.

Application: Develop an innovative biological technology using native Canadian plants to clean air from the atmosphere.

     Indoor Air Pollution

  1. Promoting ecosystem and human health in urban areas using Green Infrastructure
  2. Using the indoor aquatic ecosystem to develop innovative biological technology with native Canadian plants to clean indoor air.

Application: Develop an innovative biological technology using native Canadian plants in the aquatic medium to clean indoor air.

Related Publications: 9, 17, 8, 19

 

 

 

Wastewater Treatment

  • Using the indoor aquatic ecosystem to develop innovative biological technology to clean wastewater from the process industry and utilize the water for irrigation.

Application: Develop an innovative biological technology to clean wastewater from the processing industry for irrigation.

  • Using the indoor aquatic ecosystem to develop innovative biological technology to clean contaminated water (including heavy metal) and utilize the water for irrigation.

Application: Develop an innovative biological technology to clean contaminated water (including heavy metal) for irrigation.

  • Using the indoor aquatic ecosystem to develop innovative biological technology to produce energy through the microbial reaction in wastewater treatment.

Application: Develop an innovative biological technology to produce energy in wastewater treatment.

              Related Publications: 1, 13, 19, 16, 15