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Biography

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA................... May 2003
Dissertation: Hot water extraction with in situ wet oxidation: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons removal from soil (Advisor: Prof. Aydin Akgerman)

M.S., Chemical Engineering, Kuwait University, Kuwait.................................................. .March 1992
Thesis: Sewage sludge stabilization and control system design under variant anaerobic conditions. (Advisors: Prof. Imad Al-Atiqi, Prof. Ali M. Akbar)

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Kuwait University, Kuwait................................................... August 1986

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Using principals of biotechnology, biochemical engineering, chemical engineering, and separation processes to solve energy, material, and environmental issues that modern societies are dealing with.

 

WORK HISTORY & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Chemical Engineering Dept.                       August 2004-Present

Assistant Professor

  • Served as Supervisor and Co-Supervisor to Research Projects of at Ph.D, Master, and undergraduate levels
  • Head of Departmental Safety Committee (Sep. 2013-Present)
  • Member of IUT Laboratories and Campus Safety Committee (Dec. 2012)
  • Listed in Iranian National Database of Nanotechnology Researchers
  • Deputy of Student Affairs at Department of Chemical Engineering (Sep. 2010-Dec 2013)
  • Industrial Relations Advisor (Feb. 2007 - Sep. 2009, Sep. 2010-Mar. 2012)
  • Head of Departmental Safety Committee (Jan. 2008-Sep. 2009)
  • Head of Departmental Computer Committee (2005-2006, Jan. 2008-Sep. 2009)
  • Taught Various Graduate and Undergraduate Courses
  • Contributions to Several Funded Research Grants by Different Industries:            
  • Member of Technical Committee of 1st international Conference on Industry Safety, Occupational health & Environment in Organizations, Isfahan, Iran, 2008
  • Member of Novell Technologies Research Group Approved by Ministry of Science.
  • Preparation of Class Notes for Advanced Environmental Remediation Processes Course

Environmental System Design and Management, Inc. , TX, USA                         May 2003-May 2004

Contractor

  • Consultation services regarding environmental regulations compliances.
  • Chemical hazard evaluation, environmental site inspections and site remediation.
  • Involved in preparing SPCC plans, emission calculations, storm-water and air permits for many clients in oil, gas, and chemical industries.

Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University                                              1997-2003

Research, Teaching Assistant, and Teaching

  • Developed a process for extraction of PAHs from soil using hot water combined with in-situ oxidation as a new environmental remediation method.
  • Experience on operation and troubleshooting of gas chromatograph with FID detector.
  • Authored and presented a research proposal (NSF format) for producing enhanced polymers.
  • Taught course CHEN-320 (Numerical Analysis for ChE) at Texas A&M in Fall 2002.
  • Molecular simulation including writing a simulator for binary fluid mixtures, Cerius2.
  • Worked as Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant for many courses.

Department of Petroleum Engineering, Kuwait University                                                      1991-1997

Assistant Lecturer and  Lab Engineer (Full Time)

  • Gave consultation on computer related issues and Network Administrator.
  • Actively participated in rebuilding the Petroleum Engineering Department at Kuwait University after liberation of Kuwait.
  • Prepared course materials and participated in teaching of several short courses related to piping and surface equipment at Kuwait Oil Company.

Computing Center, Isfahan University of Technology                                                                1990-1991

  • Managed and maintained PC labs at Computing Center. Supervised several employees and student workers, Negotiated hardware and software purchases
  • Taught several Continuous Education classes.

Department of Chemical Engineering, Kuwait University                                                         1986-1990

Research and Teaching Assistant

  • Successfully researched sewage sludge stabilization and control system design under variant anaerobic conditions.
  • Teaching assistant for most of the chemical engineering courses

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