Dr. Ehsan Mahdinia, assistant professor at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences' Center for Biopharmaceutical Education and Training, is a biological engineer, microbial fermentation expert and accomplished teacher.

He joins ACPHS from Penn State University, where he served as a post-doctoral research fellow, teaching assistant and lecturer.

Dr. Mahdinia earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Biotechnology at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. He earned his doctorate in Agricultural and Biological Engineering with a focus on bioprocessing engineering at Penn State University. His dissertation work explored vitamin K production from bacteria using biofilm reactors.

Dr. Mahdinia is an author of 10 peer-reviewed publications and two book chapters in the fields of fermentation technologies and food safety engineering.