Abu Yousuf


Affiliation: Shahjalal University of Science and Technology
Location: Sylhet, Bangladesh
I am serving as Associate Professor In the Department of Chemical Engineering and Polymer Science, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Research interest Bioenergy- Biodiesel, Biogas, Bioelectricity.
Abu Yousuf, Biodiesel from lignocellulosic biomass- prospects and challenges, Waste Management, 32, 2061–2067, 2012. (IF-2.42)

 Abu Yousuf, Filomena Sannino, Veria Addorisio, Domenico Pirozzi, Microbial conversion of olive mill wastewaters into lipids suitable for biodiesel production, , J. Agric. Food Chem., 58 (15), 8630–8635, 2010. (IF-2.82)

 Filomena Sannino, Domenico Pirozzi, Antonio Aronne, Esther Fanelli, Riccardo Spaccini ,
Abu Yousuf, Pasquale Pernice, Remediation of Waters Contaminated with MCPA by the Yeasts Lipomyces starkeyi Entrapped in a Sol–Gel Zirconia Matrix, Environ. Sci. Technol., 44 (24), 9476–9481, 2010. (IF-5.2)

 D. Pirozzi, A. Yousuf, M. Fagnano, M. Mori, N. Fiorentino, A. Impagliazzo, Lipids production by yeast grown on giant reed biomass, Journal of Biotechnology, Volume 150, Supplement 1, Pages 167-168, 2010. (IF-3.0)

 R Kader, A Yousuf, M M Hoq; Optimization of lipase production by a Rhizopus MR12 in shake culture; J. Appl. Sci. 7(6), 855-860, 2007.

 M. J. Islam, M. R. Hossain, A. Yousuf and M. A. Subhan , Removal of arsenic from drinking water using bio-adsorbents; Proc. Pakistan Acad. Sci. 44(3):157-164.2007.

 M. R. Zaman, R. A. Banu, A. Yousuf; A comparative study of the determination of Fe in ground water by different methods; Pakistan J. Sci. Ind. Res. 48 (6), p 393-396, 2005.

 M. R. Zaman, R. A. Banu, A. Yousuf; Quality and suitability of the ground water at Mirzapur area of Rajshahi City, Bangladesh; Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 20(2), p 317-323 ; 2004.


  1. Sannino F, Pirozzi D, Aronne A, Fanelli E, Spaccini R, Yousuf A, et al. Remediation of waters contaminated with MCPA by the yeasts Lipomyces starkeyi entrapped in a sol-gel zirconia matrix. Environ Sci Technol. 2010;44:9476-81 pubmed publisher
    ..3% after 3 batch tests, with only a subsequent slight decrease, probably due to the progressive saturation of the zirconia matrix. ..
  2. Yousuf A, Khan M, Islam M, Wahid Z, Pirozzi D. Technical difficulties and solutions of direct transesterification process of microbial oil for biodiesel synthesis. Biotechnol Lett. 2017;39:13-23 pubmed publisher
    ..To resolve these difficulties, this review suggests the application of antimicrobial peptides and high electric fields to foster the microbial cell wall disruption. ..

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