Dr Bojan Tamburic

Dr Bojan Tamburic

PhD: Biochemical Engineering (2009-12) Imperial College London

MSc: Sustainable Energy Futures (2008) Imperial College London

BSc: Physics (2003-07) Imperial College London

Civil and Environmental Engineering

I am a Lecturer at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineer at UNSW Sydney and Project Manager of the Nuisance and Harmful Algae Science-Practice Partnership. Previously, I was Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Deputy Leader of the Algal Biosystems Team at the University of Technology Sydney. I have a multidisciplinary scientific/engineering background with a BSc in Physics, an MSc in Sustainable Energy and a PhD in Biochemical Engineering, all from Imperial College London.

Civil Engineering Building (H20) Level 5, Room CE512 Kensington Campus
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Rao NRH; Tamburic B; Doan YTT; Nguyen BD; Henderson RK, 2021, 'Algal biotechnology in Australia and Vietnam: Opportunities and challenges', Algal Research, vol. 56, pp. 102335 - 102335, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2021.102335
    Journal articles | 2014
    Szabó M; Wangpraseurt D; Tamburic B; Larkum AWD; Schreiber U; Suggett DJ; Kühl M; Ralph PJ, 2014, 'Effective light absorption and absolute electron transport rates in the coral Pocillopora damicornis', Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, vol. 83, pp. 159 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2014.07.015
    Journal articles | 2014
    Wangpraseurt D; Tamburic B; Szabó MN; Suggett D; Ralph PJ; Kü Hl M, 2014, 'Spectral effects on Symbiodinium photobiology studied with a programmable light engine', PLoS ONE, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0112809

Good Algae

How to cultivate algal biomass in order to produce useful products such as biofuels, animal feed and sustainable chemicals.

Bad Algae

How to predict and control harmful algal blooms in the environment so as to preserve water quality and aquatic habitats.

My Research Supervision

Jin Zhu – Ecophysiology of microbes that produce taste/odour and their impact on drinking water treatability

Rafael Paulino – Application of biological activated carbon to treat biogenic taste/odour compounds

Daisy Chu – Use of oxidation to reduce algal growth within drinking water treatment plants

Shuang Liu – Management of algal blooms in shallow waterbodies in a changing climate

Zijun Zhang – Improved harvesting of algal biomass by membrane filtration

My Teaching

ENGG1000 Sustainability (T1)

CVEN9884 Environmental Microbial Processes (T3)