DR. KAUR, Guneet

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India)






  • Biochemical engineering and process optimization
  • Biorefinery
  • Waste valorization and sustainable chemistry
  • Recombinant DNA technology for microbial fermentations
  • In-situ product recovery


  • Integration of next-generation rhamnolipid production into anaerobic digestion: New prospects for advanced biorefineries. Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) ITS/176/18. Total grant: HK$1,271,900; Dec 2018 (Principal Investigator)
  • Biochar assisted co-digestion of food waste and sludge for enhancing organic loading efficiency – A special reference to Hong Kong. Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), Environmental Protection Department (EPD) 108/2018. Total grant: HK$1,160,220; May 2019 (Principal Investigator)


* Corresponding author; 1Co-first authors

  1. Huaimin Wang1, Guneet Kaur1, Ming Ho To, Sophie L.K.W. Roelants, Raffel Dharma Patria, Wim Soetaert, Carol Sze Ki Lin. Efficient in-situ separation design for long-term sophorolipids fermentation with high productivity. Journal of Cleaner Production (2019) (In Press) (IF: 6.395)
  2. Guneet Kaur, Huaimin Wang, Ming Ho To, Sophie L.K.W. Roelants, Wim Soetaert Carol Sze Ki Lin. Efficient sophorolipid production using food waste. Journal of Cleaner Production 232 (2019) 1-11 (IF: 6.395)
  3. Guneet Kaur, Liwen Luo, Guanghao Chen, Jonathan W.C. Wong. Integrated food waste and sewage treatment – A better approach than conventional food waste-sludge co-digestion for higher energy recovery via anaerobic digestion. Bioresource Technology 289 (2019) 121698 (IF: 6.669)
  4. Guneet Kaur, Hung-chi Cheung, Wei Xua, Jun Vic Wong, For Fan Chan, Yingxue Lia, Larry McReynolds, Linfeng Huang. Milligram scale production of potent recombinant small interfering RNAs in Escherichia coli. Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2018) DOI 10.1002/bit.26740 (IF: 4.481)
  5. Guneet Kaur*, Miranda Maesen, Linsey Garcia-Gonzalez, Heleen De Wever, Kathy Elst*. Novel intensified back extraction process for Itaconic Acid – toward in Situ product recovery for Itaconic acid fermentation. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 6 (2018) 7403-7411 (IF: 5.951)
  6. Jonathan WC Wong, Guneet Kaur, Sanjeet Mehariya, Obulisamy Parthiba Karthikeyan, Guanghao Chen. Food waste treatment by anaerobic co-digestion with saline sludge and its implications for energy recovery in Hong Kong. Bioresource Technology (2018) (Accepted) (IF: 5.651)
  7. Huaimin Wang, Guneet Kaur, Nattha Pensupa, Kristiadi Uisan, Carol Sze Ki Lin. Textile waste utilization by using submerged filamentous fungal fermentation. Process Safety and Environmental Protection 118 (2018) 143-151 (IF: 3.441)
  8. Guneet Kaur, Kristiadi Uisan, Khai Lun Ong, Carol Sze Ki Lin. Recent Trends in Green and Sustainable Chemistry & Waste Valorisation: Rethinking Plastics in a Circular Economy. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry 9 (2018) 30-39 (Selected for Media coverage in Elsevier Chemistry – https://www.elsevier.com/physical-sciences/chemistry/new-chemistry-research/plastics-in-the-circular-economy)(Invited review) (Top downloaded article March-May 2018)
  9. Khai Lun Ong1, Guneet Kaur1, Nattha Pensupa, Kristiadi Uisan, Carol Sze Ki Lin. Trends in food waste valorization for the production of chemicals, materials and fuels: Case study South and Southeast Asia. Bioresource Technology 248 (2018) 100-112 (IF: 5.651)
  10. Guneet Kaur, A K Srivastava, Subhash Chand. Debottlenecking product inhibition in 1,3-Propanediol fermentation by In-Situ Product Recovery (ISPR). Bioresource Technology 197 (2015) 451-57 (IF: 5.651)
  11. Wouter Van Hecke1, Guneet Kaur1, Heleen De Wever. Advances in In-Situ Product Recovery (ISPR) in whole cell biotechnology during the last decade. Biotechnology Advances 32 (2014) 1245-55 (IF: 10.597)


Email: guneetkaur@hkbu.edu.hk
Office: RRS 816
Office Tel: (+852) 3411 7747