Sina Salim was born on April the 22nd 1984 in Esfahan, Iran. After graduating from high school (Special Talent Center, Sampad, Esfahan, Iran) in 2001, he started studying B.Sc. Biotechnology in 2002 at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. During his bachelor thesis, he developed a mathematical model which resulted in coauthorship of a paper on capturing sunlight into a photobioreactor for cultivation of microalgae. Afterwards, Sina continued his M.Sc. Bioprocess Engineering at Wageningen university. During his master thesis at Bioprocess Engineering group of Wageningen University, he developed a mathematical model which describes the transport phenomena in fungal aerial mycelia. Sina left to Berkeley, California in 2006 for his internship at the Blanch Lab (UC Berkeley) which resulted in coauthorship of a paper on different approaches to enhance cultivability of bacteria associated with marine sponges. In 2007, he graduated cum laude in Bioprocess Engineering. Afterwards, he worked for a year on a project at Bioprocess Engineering group of Wageningen University entitled “Bioalcohol production from syngas” which resulted in coauthorship of a book chapter on transportation biofuels. Sina started his PhD at Bioprocess Engineering group of Wageningen University in 2008. The results of his PhD research are presented in this book.
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Salim, S., Gilissen, L., Rinzema, A., Vermuë, M.H., Wijffels, R.H., 2013. Modeling micoralgl flocculation and sedimentation.

S. Salim, Z. Shi, M.H. Vermuë, R.H. Wijffels, 2013. Effect of growth phase on harvesting characteristics, autoflocculation and lipid content of Ettlia texensis for microalgal biodiesel production.

Salim, S., Vermuë, M.H. and Wijffels, R.H., 2012. Ratio between autoflocculating and target microalgae affects the energyefficient harvesting by bioflocculation.

Hoogendoorn, A., Kasteren van, H., Salim, S., Haemers, S., Rinzema, A. and Wijffels, R. H. 2011. Transportation Biofuels: Novel Pathways for the Production of Ethanol, Biogas and Biodiesel.

Salim, S., Bosma, R., Vermuë, M.H. and Wijffels, R.H., 2011. Harvesting of microalgae by bioflocculation.

Sipkema, D., Schippers, K. J., Maalcke, W. J., Yang, Y., Salim, S. and Blanch, H. W. 2011. Multiple Approaches to Enhance the Cultivability of Bacteria associated with the Marine Sponge Haliclona (?gellius) sp.

Zijffers, JW. F., Salim, S., Janssen, M., Tramper, J. and Wijffels, R. H. 2008 Capturing sunlight into a photobioreactor: ray tracing simulations of the propagation of light from capture to distribution into the reactor.