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
  • Book Chapters | 2011
    Burgess SJ; Tamburic B; Zemichael F; Hellgardt K; Nixon PJ, 2011, 'Solar-driven hydrogen production in green algae', in Advances in Applied Microbiology, pp. 71 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-387046-9.00004-9
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Paulino R; Tamburic B; Stuetz RM; Zamyadi A; Crosbie N; Henderson RK, 2023, 'Critical review of adsorption and biodegradation mechanisms for removal of biogenic taste and odour compounds in granular and biological activated carbon contactors', Journal of Water Process Engineering, vol. 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2023.103518
    Journal articles | 2023
    Rao NRH; Gonzalez-Torres A; Tamburic B; Wong YW; Foubert I; Muylaert K; Henderson RK; Vandamme D, 2023, 'The influence of physical floc properties on the separation of marine microalgae via alkaline flocculation followed by dissolved air flotation', Algal Research, vol. 71, pp. 103024 - 103024, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2023.103024
    Journal articles | 2022
    Iwasaki K; Szabó M; Tamburic B; Evenhuis C; Zavafer A; Kuzhiumparambil U; Ralph P, 2022, 'Corrigendum to: Investigating the impact of light quality on macromolecular of Chaetoceros muelleri', Functional plant biology : FPB, vol. 49, pp. 587 - 587, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/FP21131_CO
    Journal articles | 2022
    Iwasaki K; Szabó M; Tamburic B; Evenhuis C; Zavafer A; Kuzhiumparambil U; Ralph P, 2022, 'Investigating the impact of light quality on macromolecular of Chaetoceros muelleri', Functional Plant Biology, vol. 49, pp. 554 - 564, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/FP21131
    Journal articles | 2022
    Liu S; Glamore W; Tamburic B; Morrow A; Johnson F, 2022, 'Remote sensing to detect harmful algal blooms in inland waterbodies', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 851, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.158096
    Journal articles | 2022
    Zhu J; Stuetz RM; Hamilton L; Power K; Crosbie ND; Tamburic B, 2022, 'Management of biogenic taste and odour: From source water, through treatment processes and distribution systems, to consumers', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 323, pp. 116225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.116225
    Journal articles | 2021
    Iwasaki K; Evenhuis C; Tamburic B; Kuzhiumparambil U; O'Connor W; Ralph P; Szabó M, 2021, 'Improving light and CO2 availability to enhance the growth rate of the diatom, Chaetoceros muelleri', Algal Research, vol. 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2021.102234
    Journal articles | 2021
    Liu S; Johnson F; Tamburic B; Crosbie ND; Glamore W, 2021, 'The Effectiveness of Global Constructed Shallow Waterbody Design Guidelines to Limit Harmful Algal Blooms', Water Resources Research, vol. 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2020WR028918
    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 | 2020
    Tran NAT; Tamburic B; Evenhuis CR; Seymour JR, 2020, 'Bacteria-mediated aggregation of the marine phytoplankton Thalassiosira weissflogii and Nannochloropsis oceanica', Journal of Applied Phycology, vol. 32, pp. 3735 - 3748, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10811-020-02252-8
    Journal articles | 2018
    Tamburic B; Evenhuis CR; Crosswell JR; Ralph PJ, 2018, 'An empirical process model to predict microalgal carbon fixation rates in photobioreactors', Algal Research, vol. 31, pp. 334 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2018.02.014
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zavřel T; Szabó M; Tamburic B; Evenhuis C; Kuzhiumparambil U; Literáková P; Larkum AWD; Raven JA; Červený J; Ralph PJ, 2018, 'Effect of carbon limitation on photosynthetic electron transport in Nannochloropsis oculata', Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, vol. 181, pp. 31 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2018.02.020
    Journal articles | 2017
    Chekli L; Corjon E; Tabatabai SAA; Naidu G; Tamburic B; Park SH; Shon HK, 2017, 'Performance of titanium salts compared to conventional FeCl3 for the removal of algal organic matter (AOM) in synthetic seawater: Coagulation performance, organic fraction removal and floc characteristics', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 201, pp. 28 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.06.025
    Journal articles | 2017
    Chekli L; Eripret C; Park SH; Tabatabai SAA; Vronska O; Tamburic B; Kim JH; Shon HK, 2017, 'Coagulation performance and floc characteristics of polytitanium tetrachloride (PTC) compared with titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4) and ferric chloride (FeCl3) in algal turbid water', Separation and Purification Technology, vol. 175, pp. 99 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2016.11.019
    Journal articles | 2017
    Commault AS; Laczka O; Siboni N; Tamburic B; Crosswell JR; Seymour JR; Ralph PJ, 2017, 'Electricity and biomass production in a bacteria-Chlorella based microbial fuel cell treating wastewater', Journal of Power Sources, vol. 356, pp. 299 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.03.097
    Journal articles | 2017
    Tran NAT; Seymour JR; Siboni N; Evenhuis CR; Tamburic B, 2017, 'Photosynthetic carbon uptake induces autoflocculation of the marine microalga Nannochloropsis oculata', Algal Research, vol. 26, pp. 302 - 311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2017.08.005
    Journal articles | 2016
    Tran NAT; Padula MP; Evenhuis CR; Commault AS; Ralph PJ; Tamburic B, 2016, 'Proteomic and biophysical analyses reveal a metabolic shift in nitrogen deprived Nannochloropsis oculata', Algal Research, vol. 19, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2016.07.009
    Journal articles | 2015
    Malik A; Lenzen M; Ralph PJ; Tamburic B, 2015, 'Hybrid life-cycle assessment of algal biofuel production', Bioresource Technology, vol. 184, pp. 436 - 443, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2014.10.132
    Journal articles | 2015
    Tamburic B; Evenhuis CR; Suggett DJ; Larkum AWD; Raven JA; Ralph PJ, 2015, 'Gas Transfer Controls Carbon Limitation during Biomass Production by Marine Microalgae', ChemSusChem, vol. 8, pp. 2727 - 2736, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201500332
    Journal articles | 2015
    Zhang D; Chanona EADR; Vassiliadis VS; Tamburic B, 2015, 'Analysis of green algal growth via dynamic model simulation and process optimization', Biotechnology and Bioengineering, vol. 112, pp. 2025 - 2039, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bit.25610
    Journal articles | 2014
    Szabó M; Parker K; Guruprasad S; Kuzhiumparambil U; Lilley RMC; Tamburic B; Schliep M; Larkum AWD; Schreiber U; Raven JA; Ralph PJ, 2014, 'Photosynthetic acclimation of Nannochloropsis oculata investigated by multi-wavelength chlorophyll fluorescence analysis', Bioresource Technology, vol. 167, pp. 521 - 529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2014.06.046
    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
    Tamburic B; Guruprasad S; Radford DT; Szabó M; Lilley RMC; Larkum AWD; Franklin JB; Kramer DM; Blackburn SI; Raven JA; Schliep M; Ralph PJ, 2014, 'The effect of diel temperature and light cycles on the growth of Nannochloropsis oculata in a photobioreactor matrix', PLoS ONE, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0086047
    Journal articles | 2014
    Tamburic B; Szabó M; Tran NAT; Larkum AWD; Suggett DJ; Ralph PJ, 2014, 'Action spectra of oxygen production and chlorophyll a fluorescence in the green microalga Nannochloropsis oculata', Bioresource Technology, vol. 169, pp. 320 - 327, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2014.07.008
    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
    Journal articles | 2013
    Tamburic B; Dechatiwongse P; Zemichael FW; Maitland GC; Hellgardt K, 2013, 'Process and reactor design for biophotolytic hydrogen production', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 15, pp. 10783 - 10794, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3cp51866c
    Journal articles | 2012
    Patel B; Tamburic B; Zemichael FW; Dechatiwongse P; Hellgardt K, 2012, 'Algal Biofuels: A Credible Prospective?', ISRN Renewable Energy, vol. 2012, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/631574
    Journal articles | 2012
    Tamburic B; Zemichael FW; Maitland GC; Hellgardt K, 2012, 'A novel nutrient control method to deprive green algae of sulphur and initiate spontaneous hydrogen production', International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 37, pp. 8988 - 9001, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2012.02.043
    Journal articles | 2011
    Tamburic B; Zemichael FW; Crudge P; Maitland GC; Hellgardt K, 2011, 'Design of a novel flat-plate photobioreactor system for green algal hydrogen production', International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 36, pp. 6578 - 6591, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2011.02.091
    Journal articles | 2011
    Tamburic B; Zemichael FW; Maitland GC; Hellgardt K, 2011, 'Parameters affecting the growth and hydrogen production of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii', International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 36, pp. 7872 - 7876, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.11.074
  • Conference Presentations | 2019
    Zhang Z; Le Clech P; Tamburic B; Chen V; Henderson R, 2019, 'Impact of algal diversity on submerged vibrational ultrafiltration performance', presented at IWA Conference on Algal Technologies and Stabilization Ponds for Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery IWAlgae2019, Valladolid, Spain, 01 July 2019 - 02 July 2019
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Tamburic B; Zemichael FW; Maitland GC; Hellgardt K, 2012, 'Effect of the light regime and phototrophic conditions on growth of the H2-producing green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii', in WHEC 2012 Conference Proceedings - 19th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, pp. 710 - 719, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2012.09.083

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)