Basem Zakaria Reda, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Basem is a member of the Fermentation and Recovery team at ABPDU, specializing in integrating biological and electrochemical methods for biomanufacturing added-value products. With expertise in environmental biotechnology and microbiology, he previously worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Alberta, Canada, focusing on solid waste/wastewater treatment, bioenergy and nutrient recovery, and biogas upgrading. Additionally, he worked as a Research Scientist at Imperial Oil Ltd., Canada, developing an electrochemical biosensor for oil sand tailings.


  • Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Biotechnology, Cairo University, Egypt
  • B.Sc. in Biotechnology and Biomolecular Chemistry, Cairo University, Egypt

Professional Experience

  • Research Scientist, Imperial Oil Ltd., Canada
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, NSERC-Mitacs, Environmental Engineering Department, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Research Scientist, Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, Griffith University, Australia
  • Senior Environmental Biotechnologist, Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Egypt