Milwaukee School of Engineering
Project Manager-Astaxanthin Senior Design
May 2015 — Present
Our team of 5 obtained a $500 SEED grant to fuel our investigation and design of the commercial production of astaxanthin using a microalgae. The team has designed a reliable, contamination free system for growing algae to produce a high density culture as well as improved quantification methods used in previous years. Our current focus is to observe the algae in a lab scale CSTR and use the results to improve on the SuperPro model used by the previous team.