The BTCL Team
Dr. Namdar Baghaei-Yazdi (MD)
Dr. Baghaei-Yazdi has over 25 years of experience in Microbiology and Biotechnology research and commecialisation, especially in the fields of biofuels, oil and gas microbiology and biodesalination. Namdar has his name on a number of publications and patents. He has a BSc degree in Microbiology from King’s College London and a PhD in Biotechnology from Imperial College.
Dr. Muhammad Javed (CSO)
Dr. Javed has over 26 years of experience in microbiology research and he has filed ten patents. He has gained significant experience in engineering the metabolism of bacteria and archaea. Having an excellent understanding of primary metabolic flux analysis he has gained invaluable experience of the fermentation process development for metabolic products especially those of thermophilic ethanol production and has been involved in the designing of two demonstration plants for the ethanol process.
Dr. Nasim Farahmand (SSO)
Dr. Farahmand is a PhD graduate in Food Biotechnology with extensive experience in bioreactor design and bioprocess optimisation with proven track record in Lab design and management. Strong academic background including MSc. in Food Science and Technology and BSc. in Chemical Engineering with great knowledge of filtration techniques, antibiotic production, isolation and identification of bacteria, molecular biology methods, analytical techniques like GC and HPLC, and fermentation technology. She has experiences of working with food industries, as well as lecturing and research at university both in Iran and UK.
Mr. Malcolm Pearcey (Financial Director)
Mr. Pearcey has a very significant amount of expertise of running the finances of small, medium and large companies including an R&D bio-ethanol group for the past 6 years and has been successful in EIS applications and obtaining R&D tax credits.