Ibrahim Banat

Professor, PhD, Postgraduate Diploma in Further and Higher Education , Doctor of Science (DSc)

  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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1981 …2024

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Personal profile


Professor Ibrahim M. BANAT, is a full professor of Microbial Biotechnology at Ulster University with extensive experience in the manipulation and exploitation of a wide range of different microorganisms mainly in the area of applied and industrial research. He has >35 years’ experience in academic and research institutions in Europe and internationally and has several active collaborative project within the EU and other international academic and industrial establishments.  Research interests include biosurfactant and bio-actives production and potential utilization in environmental oil pollution control and hydrocarbon polluted land bioremediation and microbial enhanced oil recovery. He also recently concentrating on investigating biomedical, pharmaceutical, health and cosmetics related applications of biosurfactants. Prof. Banat also has interest and worked on molecular and cell biology of thermophilic Geobacilli bacteria and bioethanol fermentation and the molecular biology of biosurfactant producers. To date (2021) he has >300 research paper and reviews publications (SCOPUS H-Index = 66 and >19,500 citation)

Email address:  [email protected]

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Diploma in Further and Higher Education

Award Date: 1 Jul 2002

PhD, University of Essex

Award Date: 1 Jul 1982

External positions

Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology


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