The Team

Dr Guarav Rajauria

Principal Investigator and Lecturer in Bioeconomy

Dr Gaurav Rajauria is Principal Investigator in the Circular Bioeconomy Research Group at Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre (Shannon ABC) and a Lecturer at Munster Technology University (MTU). He is also a Funded Investigator in the BiOrbic SFI Bioeconomy Research Centre. Gaurav is a lead instructor in MTU’s core MSc Programme on ‘Bioeconomy with Business’ and PG Diploma in ‘Sustainable Agriculture and Land Use with Innovation’ where he coordinates and delivers a number of modules. He has multidisciplinary teaching, supervision and research experience in the area of Bio-Based Refinery Development (including Pre-treatments, Biomass Valorisation, Bioactive & Biochemical Mining and Characterisation); Bioprocessing & Fermentation, Nutritional Chemistry and Bioanalytical Science.

Gaurav is currently co-ordinating ‘CircBioCityWaste’ project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) for developing multiproduct biorefineries for bio-based products using municipal and dairy waste. He has been a Principal Investigator (PI) and Collaborator of a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) grant, European Regional Development Fund (Enhance Microalgae), Enterprise Ireland (EI) Innovation Grant and EI Feasibility Grant. He has extensively published in his area of research, holds patents, have edited books and journals and delivered keynote and invited talks. He is an elected member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC) UK, and a Management Committee member of a European COST Action programme.

Dr Rajauria completed his PhD in Marine Biomass Valorisation (funded by the DAFM scholarship) from Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin; Formerly DIT). He holds a Degree in Biosciences and MSc in Biotechnology from Agra University, India. Following his PhD, he joined University College Dublin (UCD) as Research Technologist working on a range of industry and academic led research projects focusing on food quality, food security and environmental sustainability. Prior to his PhD, he worked as a Research Fellow (cell culture and bioprocessing) in the Industrial R&D Unit at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India.