Dr Claudio Fuentes Grunewald

I am a professional researcher in marine & environmental science with more than 15 years of experience. I have a strong background in production, identification and isolation of microalgae, environmental analysis, biochemistry and general lab skills. I have an extensive knowledge of the use of high technological devices including GC, Spectrophotometry, FTIR, Flow cytometry, Flow cam, Inverted microscopy among others.

My major interests are applied research in marine and environmental science, biotechnology, bioenergy, marine microalgal production.

Specialism: Microalgae production, isolation, environmental studies, aquaculture, bio-energy, gas chromatography, lipids analysis, biochemical composition.

Areas of Expertise

  • Microalgae production
  • Environmental Science
  • Aquaculture
  • Biochemical analysis


  1. Evaluation of batch and semi-continuous culture of Porphyridium purpureum in a photobioreactor in high latitudes using Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy for monitoring biomass composition and metabolites production. Bioresource Technology 189
  2. & Long-term dinoflagellate culture performance in a commercial photobioreactor: Amphidinium carterae case. Bioresource Technology 218, 533-540.
  3. & Utilising light-emitting diodes of specific narrow wavelengths for the optimization and co-production of multiple high-value compounds in Porphyridium purpureum. Bioresource Technology 221, 607-615.
  4. & Energy balance and environmental impact analysis of marine microalgal biomass production for biodiesel generation in a photobioreactor pilot plant. Biomass and Bioenergy 39, 324-335.
  5. Biomass and Lipid Production of Dinoflagellates and Raphidophytes in Indoor and Outdoor Photobioreactors. Marine Biotechnology 15(1), 37-47.

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