Aman Ullah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Food and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Alberta. He obtained his PhD (with distinction) in Chemical Sciences and Technologies from the University of Genoa, Italy working together at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA. He has worked in different institutes including Politecnico di Torino Sede di Alessandria (Italy) and the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Science (Karachi) before moving to the University of Alberta. Current research in Aman’s lab is mainly focused on the synthesis of bioproducts/biomaterials from renewable resources for various industrial applications. Aman’s Future Energy Systems research focusses on development of a sorption technology which uses modified / engineered keratin biopolymers from poultry feathers to remove metals and naphthenic acids from oil sands process water. This research with Dr Tariq Siddique was selected as a 2019 finalist for the Alberta Science and Technology Leadership (ASTech) Awards.
Aman has over 75 publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings and 5 patents / applications (2 patents granted). He has received 15 awards in his career, including the Canadian Rising Star, awarded by Grand Challenges Canada, and the Faculty of Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) Research and Innovation Award.