Professor Stefan Schmidt

Professor Stefan Schmidt has more than 20 years research experience in the area of applied and environmental microbiology and microbial biotechnology. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie, South African Society for Microbiology, Royal Society of South Africa and Verein Deutscher Ingenieure.

Quote:     'The solution to pollution is not dilution!'
Position:    Professor
Qualifications:    Dr. rer. nat. habil. (Universität Hamburg)
Discipline:   Microbiology
Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
Telephone:   033 260 5523
 Research Areas:   Applied and Environmental Microbiology and Microbiology
Microbial ecology and ecophysiology
Microbial catabolism of priority pollutants
Microbiological safety of food and water
Microbial biotechnology for water purification and energy (CH4, H2) production
Biocide microbe interaction
 Recent Publications:  

Lorika S. Beukes, Tracy L.B. King, Stefan Schmidt (2017) Assessment of pit latrines in a peri-urban community in KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) as a source of antibiotic resistant E. coli strains. Int. J. Hygiene Env. Health. in press.

Brodie Daniels, Stefan Schmidt, Tracy L.B. King, Kiersten Israel-Ballard, Kimberly Amundson Mansen, Anna Coutsoudis (2017) The effect of simulated flash-heat pasteurization on immune components of human milk. Nutrients 9(2):178.

Priyanka Jha, Stefan Schmidt (2017) Reappraisal of chemical interference in anaerobic digestion processes. Renew. Sustain. Energy Rev. 75:954-971.

Priyanka Jha, Evariste B. Gueguim Kana, Stefan Schmidt (2017) Can artificial neural network and response surface methodology reliably predict hydrogen production and COD removal in an UASB bioreactor? Int. J. Hydrogen Energy. 42:18875-18883.

Tracy L.B. King, Stefan Schmidt (2017) Assessment of three indigenous South African herbivores as potential reservoirs and vectors of antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli. Europ. J. Wildlife Res. 63:44.

Milindi S. Sibomana, Luwam W. Ziena, Stefan Schmidt, Tilahun S. Workneh (2017) Influence of transportation conditions and postharvest disinfection treatments on microbiological quality of fresh market tomatoes (cv. Nemo-Netta) in a South African supply chain. J. Food Prot. 80: 345-354.

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