University of Alberta
Dr. Aman Ullah received his PhD (with distinction) in Chemical Sciences and Technologies in 2010 at the University of Genova, Italy by working together at Southern Methodist University, USA. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow before accepting an Assistant Professor position at the University of Alberta. He has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure. He has been teaching a graduate course entitled “Renewable Biomaterials”. This course deals with fundamentals in bio-based materials development, characterization, and various industrial applications. Aman has published more than 45 papers in reputed journals and 5 patents/patent applications. His research is focused on the development of biochemicals, biopolymers/biomaterials, nanomaterials from lipids and other renewable resources. He has participated and presented his work in more than 100 National and international scientific meetings and conferences, including several keynote, plenary, and invited lectures at conferences and research centres in Asia, Europe, and America. In addition, he has received several awards including Canadian Rising Star award by Grand Challenges Canada.
Aman leads a research group on Lipid utilization - Polymers/Materials Chemistry and mandate of this group is to develop new monomers, biopolymers, biomaterials and bionanomaterials from lipids (plant oils) and other renewable resources for industrial applications. Therefore, his major research interests are on the synthesis of monomers, biopolymers, nano-engineered biopolymers, nano-biocomposites and bioconjugates from renewable resources for various applications