dividerFaculity MemberdividerMorteza Khanahmadi
Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran
Associate Professor
Morteza Khanahmadi
Associate Professor
email khanahmadi@abrii.ac.ir



  • Introduction
  • Research
  • Science Articles
  • Achievements

Dr.MortezaKhanahmadi started his career as a researcher in JIHAD DANESHGAHY at 1988 after receiving BSc. degree fromChemical Engineering Department- Isfahan University of Technology(IUT).He took his MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology(SUT),at 1994 and joined to Agricultural Research and Education Organization(AREO) as faculty member and head of Agricultural Engineering Research Department in Isfahan. He received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from SUT,at 2004. He served as head of the Isfahan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center between 2011-2013.From 2014 till now, he is the manager of Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute (ABRII)-Central Region Branch. He is a specialist in bioprocess engineering.His research is more focused on production of various biological products usingthe bioreactorsystems and especially solid state fermentation bioreactors.Recently, he is doing research on bioreactor-mediated production of medicinal plant bioactive compounds. He is reviewer of several journals including ‘BioResource Technology’ and ‘Biochemical Engineering Journal’.

The design of an appropriate bioreactor for production ofhypericin and hyperoforin usingHypericumperfuratum hairy root culture.Compared with farm grown plants, production of secondary metabolites within bioreactor has definite advantages namely much less water consumption, shorter production time, year around production, independency from climate, and no pesticide. Profitable production of secondary metabolites needs appropriate bioreactor design, which is the target of this project.This is a case study for development of a bioreactor to producehypericin and hyperforinusingHypericumperforatum hairy rootculture.

• Behnam, S., Karimi, K., Khanahmadi, M. and Salimian, Z., 2016. Optimization of glucoamylase production by Mucorindicus, Mucorhiemalis, and Rhizopusoryzae through solid state fermentation/Mucorindicus, Mucorhiemalis, veRhizopusoryzaetarafındanüretienglukoamilazınkatıhalfermantasyonuileoptimizasyonu. Turkish Journal of Biochemistry, 41(4), pp.250-256.(ISC), (Scopus)  

• BehnamS.KarimiK. ,KhanahmadiM. and Salimian Z., 2016 Optimization of xylanase production by Mucorindicus, Mucorhiemalis, and Rhizopusoryzae through solid state fermentation, Biological Journal of Microorganism, 4(16), pp. 1-10. (ISC)

• Aghababaie, M., Khanahmadi, M. and Beheshti, M., 2015. Developing a detailed kinetic model for the production of yogurt starter bacteria in single strain cultures. Food and Bioproducts Processing, 94, pp.657-667. (ISI)

• Aghababaie, M., Khanahmadi, M. and Beheshti, M., 2015. Developing a kinetic model for co-culture of yogurt starter bacteria growth in pH-controlled batch fermentation. Journal of Food Engineering, 166, pp.72-79. (ISI)

• Esmeailkhanian, S., Mojgani, N. and Khanahmadi, M. 2014. Characterization of partially purified bacteriocin-like substance (BLIS) produced by probiotic Lactobacillus strains. International Journal of Enteric Pathogens, 2(2). (ISC)

• Aghababaie, M., Beheshti, M., Khanahmadi, M., 2014. Effect of temperature and pH on formulating the kinetic growth parameters and lactic acid production of Lactobacillus bulgaricus. Nutrition and Food Science Research, 1 (1), pp.49-56. (ISC)

• Paraj, A., Khanahmadi, M., Karimi, K. and Taherzadeh, M. J., 2014. Reverse micellar extraction of fungal glucoamylase produced in solid-state fermentation culture. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 24 (12), pp.1690–1698. (ISI)

• Mokhtari, F., Khanahmadi, M., Askari, B., Mosharef, L. and Elhamirad, A.H., 2014. Comparison of antioxidant efficiency in oven aging and addition of BHT for rice bran extract (in Persian). Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research, 15(1), pp.55-66.(ISC).

• Molaverdi, M., Karimi, K., Khanahmadi, M. and Goshadrou, A., 2013. Enhanced sweet sorghum stalk to ethanol by fungus Mucorindicus using solid state fermentation followed by simultaneous saccharification and fermentation. Industrial Crops and Products, 49, pp.580-585.. (ISI)

• Shahi, S., Alemzadeh, I., Khanahmadi, M. and Roostaazad, R., 2011.Xylanase production under solid state fermentation by aspergillusniger. International Journal of Engineering-Transactions B: Applications, 24(3), pp.197.(ISC)

• Shahdad, M.R., Khanahmadi, M. and Fazlali, A.R., 2011. Investigation of freeze dryer performance using numerical simulation (in Persian). Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research, 12(1), pp. 45-58.(ISC)

• Shahdad, M., Fazlali, A.R. and Khanahmadi, M., 2011. Improvement of a mathematical model for freeze dryer (in Persian). Journal of Separation Science and Engineering, 2(2), pp.33 -43.(ISC).

• Abedinifar, S., Karimi, K., Khanahmadi, M. and Taherzadeh, M.J., 2009. Ethanol production by Mucorindicus and Rhizopusoryzae from rice straw by separate hydrolysis and fermentation. Biomass and bioenergy, 33(5), pp.828-833 (ISI)

• Ebrahimi, F., Khanahmadi, M., Roodpeyma, S. and Taherzadeh, M.J., 2008. Ethanol production from bread residues. Biomass and Bioenergy, 32(4), pp.333-337.(ISI)

• Malek, S., HeidariSoltanabadi, M., Khanahmadi, M., Ghazvini, H.R., Mirmajidi, A. Shahedi, M. and Kermani, A., 2008. Effect of accelerating drying on prune quality characteristics in a solar dryer (in Persian). Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research, 9(3), pp.107-122.(ISC).

• Khanahmadi, M., Roostaazad, R., Mitchell, D.A., Miranzadeh, M., Bozorgmehri, R. and Safekordi, A., 2006. Bed moisture estimation by monitoring of air stream temperature rise in packed-bed solid-state fermentation. Chemical engineering science, 61(17), pp.5654-5663.. (ISI)

• Khanahmadi, M., Mitchell, D.A., Beheshti, M., Roostaazad, R. and Sánchez, L.R., 2006. Continuous solid-state fermentation as affected by substrate flow pattern. Chemical engineering science, 61(8), pp.2675-2687.. (ISI)

• Khanahmadi, M., Roostaazad, R., Bozorgmehri, R. and Safekordi, A., 2005. The thermal conductivity of moist wheat bran beds used in solid state fermentations. Food and bioproducts processing, 83(3), pp.185-190.. (ISI)

• Khanahmadi, M., Roostaazad, R., Safekordi, A., Bozorgmehri, R. and Mitchell, D.A., 2004. Investigating the use of cooling surfaces in solid‐state fermentation tray bioreactors: modeling and experimentation. Journal of chemical technology and biotechnology, 79(11), pp.1228-1242.. (ISI)

- Design and construction of solid state fermentation bioreactor  

- Production of an enzyme complex by solid state fermentation

- Production of yogurt starter cultures

- Production of lactic acid bacteria by solid state fermentation

- Production of xylanase by solid state fermentation

- Selected alumnus of Sharif University of Technology

- Selected Researcher of Agriculture Research and Extension Organization

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