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Dr Amin Shavandi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

AS2017Tel 643 479 5796
AppSc Building, Room G14
Email amin.shavandi@otago.ac.nz

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0188-3090
Scopus ID: 55133226600

Dr Amin Shavandi received his BSc in Food Engineering from Chamran University of Science & Technology, Iran, and his MSc in Chemical Engineering from University Putra Malaysia.  During this period, his research mostly focused on bio sorption of contaminants from aqueous solutions to treat industrial/agricultural waste effluents.  He then accomplished his PhD degree in Food science/Medicine at the University of Otago.  His doctoral research involved synthesis and characterisation of calcium phoshate based composite for bone tissue engineering.  He joined the Centre for Materials Science and Technology as an Assistant Research Fellow in September 2016.

Research Expertise

Extraction and characterisation of natural polymers, development of biomaterials based on the natural materials.  Application of marine-derived polymers for biomaterial application; Valorisation of agricultural by-products.

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Publications

Shavandi, A., Carne, A., Bekhit, A. A., & Bekhit, A. E.-D. A. (2017). An improved method for solubilisation of wool keratin using peracetic acid. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jece.2017.03.043

Shavandi, A., Hu, Z., Teh, S., Zhao, J., Carne, A., Bekhit, A., & Bekhit, A. E.-D. A. (2017). Antioxidant and functional properties of protein hydrolysates obtained from squid pen chitosan extraction effluent. Food Chemistry, 227, 194-201. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.01.099

Shavandi, A., Bekhit, A. E.-D. A., Carne, A., & Bekhit, A. (2017). Evaluation of keratin extraction from wool by chemical methods for bio-polymer application. Journal of Bioactive & Compatible Polymers, 32(2), 163-177. doi: 10.1177/0883911516662069

Ratnayake, J. T. B., Gould, M. L., Shavandi, A., Mucalo, M., & Dias, G. J. (2017). Development and characterization of a xenograft material from New Zealand sourced bovine cancellous bone. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B, 105(5), 1054-1062. doi: 10.1002/jbm.b.33644

Shavandi, A., Silva, T. H., Bekhit, A. A., & Bekhit, A. E.-D. A. (2017). Keratin: Dissolution, extraction and biomedical application. Biomaterials Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1039/c7bm00411g

Chapter in Book - Research

Ali, M. A., & Shavandi, A. (2016). Medical textiles testing and quality assurance. In L. Wang (Ed.), Performance testing of textiles: Methods, technology and applications. (pp. 129-154). Duxford, UK: Woodhead. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-100570-5.00007-4

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Journal - Research Article

Shavandi, A., Carne, A., Bekhit, A. A., & Bekhit, A. E.-D. A. (2017). An improved method for solubilisation of wool keratin using peracetic acid. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jece.2017.03.043

Ratnayake, J. T. B., Gould, M. L., Shavandi, A., Mucalo, M., & Dias, G. J. (2017). Development and characterization of a xenograft material from New Zealand sourced bovine cancellous bone. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B, 105(5), 1054-1062. doi: 10.1002/jbm.b.33644

Shavandi, A., Bekhit, A. E.-D. A., Carne, A., & Bekhit, A. (2017). Evaluation of keratin extraction from wool by chemical methods for bio-polymer application. Journal of Bioactive & Compatible Polymers, 32(2), 163-177. doi: 10.1177/0883911516662069

Shavandi, A., Hu, Z., Teh, S., Zhao, J., Carne, A., Bekhit, A., & Bekhit, A. E.-D. A. (2017). Antioxidant and functional properties of protein hydrolysates obtained from squid pen chitosan extraction effluent. Food Chemistry, 227, 194-201. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.01.099

Hou, Y., Shavandi, A., Carne, A., Bekhit, A. A., Ng, T. B., Cheung, R. C. F., & Bekhit, A. E.-D. A. (2016). Marine shells: Potential opportunities for extraction of functional and health-promoting materials. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science & Technology, 46(11-12), 1047-1116. doi: 10.1080/10643389.2016.1202669

Shavandi, A., Wilton, V., & Bekhit, A. E.-D. A. (2016). Synthesis of macro and micro porous hydroxyapatite (HA) structure from waste kina (Evechinus chloroticus) shells. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 65, 437-443. doi: 10.1016/j.jtice.2016.05.007

Shavandi, A., Bekhit, A. E.-D. A., Sun, Z., & Ali, M. A. (2016). Bio-scaffolds produced from irradiated squid pen and crab chitosan with hydroxyapatite/β-tricalcium phosphate for bone-tissue engineering. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 93(Part B), 1446-1456. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2016.04.046

Shavandi, A., Bekhit, A. E.-D. A., Sun, Z., & Ali, M. A. (2016). Injectable gel from squid pen chitosan for bone tissue engineering applications. Journal of Sol-Gel Science & Technology, 77(3), 675-687. doi: 10.1007/s10971-015-3899-6

Jamnani, B. D., Hosseini, S., Shavandi, A., & Hassan, M. R. (2016). Thermochemical properties of glass wool/Maerogel composites. Advances in Materials Science & Engineering, 2016, 6014874. doi: 10.1155/2016/6014874

Shavandi, A., Bekhit, A. E.-D. A., Ali, M. A., Sun, Z., & Gould, M. (2015). Development and characterization of hydroxyapatite/β-TCP/chitosan composites for tissue engineering applications. Materials Science & Engineering: C, 56, 481-493. doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2015.07.004

Shavandi, A., Bekhit, A. E.-D. A., Sun, Z., & Ali, A. (2015). A review of synthesis methods, properties and use of hydroxyapatite as a substitute of bone. Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, 25, 98-117. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/JBBBE.25.98

Shavandi, A., Bekhit, A. E.-D. A., Ali, A., & Sun, Z. (2015). Synthesis of nano-hydroxyapatite (nHA) from waste mussel shells using a rapid microwave method. Materials Chemistry & Physics, 149-150, 607-616. doi: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2014.11.016

Shavandi, A., Bekhit, A. E.-D. A., Sun, Z., Ali, A., & Gould, M. (2015). A novel squid pen chitosan/hydroxyapatite/β-tricalcium phosphate composite for bone tissue engineering. Materials Science & Engineering: C, 55, 373-383. doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2015.05.029

Shavandi, A., Bekhit, A. A., Bekhit, A. E.-D. A., Sun, Z., & Ali, M. A. (2015). Preparation and characterisation of irradiated crab chitosan and New Zealand Arrow squid pen chitosan. Materials Chemistry & Physics, 167, 295-302. doi: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2015.10.047

Shavandi, A., Bekhit, A. E.-D. A., Ali, A., Sun, Z., & Ratnayake, J. T. (2015). Microwave-assisted synthesis of high purity β-tricalcium phosphate crystalline powder from the waste of Green mussel shells (Perna canaliculus). Powder Technology, 273, 33-39. doi: 10.1016/j.powtec.2014.12.029

Shavandi, A., Bekhit, A. E.-D. A., Ali, M. A., & Sun, Z. (2015). Bio-mimetic composite scaffold from mussel shells, squid pen and crab chitosan for bone tissue engineering. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 80, 445-454. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2015.07.012

Abidin, Z. Z., Zahra, H., Shavandi, M. A., & Ismail, M. H. S. (2014). Methylene blue removal from aqueous solution by Hylocereus undatus (dragon fruit) foliage. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 625, 864-869. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.625.864

Haddadian, Z., Shavandi, M. A., Abidin, Z. Z., Fakhru'l-Razi, A., & Ismail, M. H. S. (2013). Removal methyl orange from aqueous solutions using dragon fruit (Hylocereusundatus) foliage. Chemical Science Transactions, 2(3), 900-910. doi: 10.7598/cst2013.439

Hosseini, S., Malekbala, M. R., Hosseini, S., Babadi, F. E., Balavandy, S. K., & Shavandi, M. A. (2013). Biosorption of azoimide on almond integument: Kinetics, isotherm and thermodynamics studies. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 1, 696-702. doi: 10.1016/j.jece.2013.07.007

Shavandi, M. A., Haddadian, Z., Ismail, M. H. S., & Abdullah, N. (2012). Continuous metal and residual oil removal from palm oil mill effluent using natural zeolite-packed column. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 43(6), 934-941. doi: 10.1016/j.jtice.2012.07.001

Shavandi, M. A., Haddadian, Z., Ismail, M. H. S., Abdullah, N., & Abidin, Z. Z. (2012). Removal of residual oils from palm oil mill effluent by adsorption on natural zeolite. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 223(7), 4017-4027. doi: 10.1007/s11270-012-1169-6

Shavandi, M. A., Haddadian, Z., Ismail, M. H. S., & Abidin, Z. Z. (2012). Removal of Fe (III), Mn (II) and Zn (II) from palm oil mill effluent (POME) by natural zeolite. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 43(5), 750-759. doi: 10.1016/j.jtice.2012.02.014

Shavandi, M. A., Haddadian, Z., & Ismail, M. H. S. (2012). Eryngium foetidum L. Coriandrum sativum and Persicaria odorata L.: A review. Journal of Asian Scientific Research, 2(8), 410-426.

Ismail, M. H. S., Hussain, S. A., & Shavandi, M. A. (2012). Simulation of hot gas desulfurization using liquid tin in scrubber. Research Journal in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 1(4), 258-265.

Ismail, M. H. S., Haddadian, Z., & Shavandi, M. A. (2012). Process simulation and optimization of palm oil waste combustion using aspen plus. Research Journal in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 1(5), 266-273.

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Journal - Research Other

Shavandi, A., Silva, T. H., Bekhit, A. A., & Bekhit, A. E.-D. A. (2017). Keratin: Dissolution, extraction and biomedical application. Biomaterials Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1039/c7bm00411g

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Symes, A., Shavandi, A., & Bekhit, A. E.-D. A. (2017). Extraction of bioactive compounds from New Zealand asparagus (a. officinalis) roots using novel technologies. Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute of Food Science & Technology (NZIFST) Conference. (pp. 12). Retrieved from http://www.nzifst.org.nz/

Shavandi, A., Bekhit, A. E.-D. A., Sun, Z., & Ali, A. (2016). Injectable gel from squid pen chitosan for bone-tissue engineering applications. Frontiers in Bioengineering & Biotechnology, (WBC2016). doi: 10.3389/conf.FBIOE.2016.01.01454

Wilton, V., Shavandi, A., & Bekhit, A. E.-D. A. (2016). Synthesis of three dimensional Mg-HA scaffolds from New Zealand sea urchin (Evechinus chloroticus) waste shells. Frontiers in Bioengineering & Biotechnology, (WBC2016). doi: 10.3389/conf.FBIOE.2016.01.01347

Symes, A., Bekhit, A., & Shavandi, A. (2016). Antioxidant activities of New Zealand asparagus root. Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute of Food Science & Technology (NZIFST) Conference. (pp. 37). Retrieved from http://www.nzifst.org.nz/conference.asp

Shavandi, A., Bekhit, A. E.-D., Sun, Z., & Ali, A. (2015). Waste mussel shells to bone substitute. Proceedings of the 27th National Conference on Microscopy. Retrieved from http://microscopy2015.otago.ac.nz/index.html

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Wilton, V., Bekhit, A. E.-D., & Shavandi, A. (2015, June-July). Upgrading the utilisation of New Zealand's Kina (Evechinus chloroticus) waste. Poster session presented at the New Zealand Institute of Food Science & Technology (NZIFST) 50th Anniversary Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Shavandi, A. (2016, August). Breaking the wall of wool. Verbal presentation at the Falling Walls Lab Australia, Canberra, Australia.

Shavandi, A. (2015, June-July). Adding value to seafood waste: Current and future trends. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Institute of Food Science & Technology (NZIFST) 50th Anniversary Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Shavandi, A. (2014, July). Synthesis of nano-hydroxyapatite from waste mussel shells. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Institute of Food Science & Technology (NZIFST) Conference: Challenges into Opportunities, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Shavandi, M. A. (2017). Development and characterization of calcium phosphate and α/β chitosan biocomposites for bone tissue engineering (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Awarded Masters Degree

Shavandi, M. A. (2012). Equilibrium and kinetic studies of metallic ions and residual oil removal from palm oil mill effluent using natural zeolite (MSc). Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

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