Dr Reinu Abraham

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr. Reinu Abraham has strong research expertise in second and third generation biomass bioprocessing, biofuel production, immobilisation, encapsulation, process and product development, tailoring polysaccharides properties and developing advanced biomaterials. She obtained her PhD from Deakin University (2014), started teaching at Melbourne University (2016) and since 2018 leads seaweed-based research on process and product development at Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development. She has completed advanced business modelling in 2019 from Harvard University.

Her research interests covers seaweed bioprocessing and biorefinery, extraction of high value bioproducts (alginate, fucoidan, laminarin) for industrial applications, develop advanced alginate products including hybrid hydrogels, biomaterials, 3D-printing bioink with unique tailoring of alginate properties using vortex fluidic device (VFD) - an in-house patented and clean processing technology. She has 20+ publications including peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and conference proceedings.


2009: Bachelor of Technology (Biotechnology/Microbiology) - SHUATS

2014: Doctor of Philosophy - Deakin University

2019: Business modelling and managment - Harvard University

Honours, awards and grants
  • 2020 - Cross-College Funding Award - Flinders University
  • 2018 - ARC Fellowship (Linkage Project)
  • 2013 - Best Poster Award - AOCS Conference, Newcastle, Australia
  • 2010 - Best Student Presenter (3-Minute Thesis) - Deakin University
Key responsibilities

Lead seaweed research

Supervision of students