Dow Professor in Bioprocess Engineering, Texas A&M University; 2003-18
Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring; 2017
BAEN Excellence in Research Award; 2011
Ph.D. – Chemical Engineering; Iowa State University; Ames, IA; 1986
M.S. – Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University; Ames, IA; 1983
B.S – Dipl. Eng. in Food Engineering, University of Novi Sad, Serbia; 1977
Dr. Nikolov’s expertise includes recovery of recombinant proteins and native biomolecules from microbial and plant tissues, development of scalable methods for protein purification and bioprocess design, simulation and process cost analysis.
Dr. Nikolov’s research focuses on the development the development of recovery and purification strategies for recombinant biomolecules expressed in transgenic plants and microalgae. His research group uses process current engineering and analytical tools to identify constraints that hamper process scale up and commercial feasibility. Current projects include the development of microalgae platforms for producing therapeutic proteins and high-value protein ingredients.