Abraham Abe is a graduate of Biotechnology from University College London (UCL) and University of Calabria, Italy. He obtained his PhD at the University of Calabria, Italy majoring in material science and petroleum biotechnology at the doctoral school of Life Science and Technology. His doctoral research was based on the development of “Biomaterials as additives in the synthesis and recycling of sustainable asphalt ecobinders”. During his PhD, he developed several biopolymers and eco-friendly recycling agents for bitumen recycling which foster safer industrial practices in the asphalt industry and also safeguard the environment from the emission of dangerous substances which result from road paving activities. Over the years, he has worked in the capacity of visiting researcher at IterChimica S.p.A, Bergamo, Italy and also in the Nanostructured Materials division of the Institute of Chemistry, Timisoara, Romania.
Abraham currently works at the Department of Chemistry, University of Bari as a post-doctoral researcher in the group of Professor G.M. Farinola. His research activity focuses on the “development of innovative formulations of emulsifiable fluids of low environmental impact” by deriving triglycerides from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste via superfluid extraction. He is proficient in techniques such as Dynamic Shear Rheology, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Tissue Culture, Electron Microscopy, Polymerase Chain Reaction and Gel Electrophoresis. He has authored about 20 scientific articles in international journals and has presented his work in several international conferences.