Research Lead

Azizur Rahman, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Division of Research

  • Climate Change

  • Ocean/ Marine Biology

  • Organic Agriculture

  • Urban Air Pollution

  • Biotechnology/ Human Health

  • CO2-based Products

  • Biodiversity

  • Wastewater Treatment

My Laboratory Team

Laboratory Team

 Research Project

Global Climate Change

  1. New technologies to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by applying biological process

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

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

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

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

Organic Agriculture

  1. Maintain food security by increasing the production of organic agri-foods that are rich in nutrients

  2. Mitigate GHG emissions by using the organic agricultural process

  3. Replace chemical pesticides with organic pesticides

Related Publications:   1, 2

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


  1. How does climate change affect the biodiversity in Canada?

  2. Biodiversity on land and in the sea

  3. 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

  3. Research on COVID-19:

New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Treatment by Marine Sponge’s Bromotyrosines.

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.

A picture of smoke coming out from a chimney

Plants on the ground indoors

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

  • Develop an innovative biological technology to clean contaminated water (including heavy metals) and produce energy through the microbial reaction in wastewater treatment.

Application: Clean contaminated water for irrigation and produce energy in wastewater treatment.

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