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Mohamad Reza Omidkhah Nasrin
Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran

Chemical Engineering

Mohammadreza Omidkhah Nasrin, He was born in 10th of January 1958, received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering in 1982 from Amir Kabir University (Tehran) and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering in 1985 from Wayne State University (Michigan, USA) and PhD in Chemical Engineering, Process Integration in 1990 from University of Manchester (UMIST), (Manchester, UK). He started his career in fall 1990 at Tarbiat Modares University where he is still serving as a full professor in Chemical Engineering Faculty. His research interests are: Conceptual design and integration of chemical processes Synthesis and characterization of membranes for gas separation Upgrading of petroleum products such as desulphurization, viscosity reduction and de aromatization. He has published more than 150 articles in accredited scientific journals and has supervised more than 100 M.Sc. and more than 40 PhD students so far. Conducting more than 20 industrious projects is also among his outcomes in these years.


Ali Vatani
Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Tehran

Chemical Engineering

Ph.D , Leeds University , Chemical Engineering

1992 → 1997

M.Sc , University of Tehran , Chemical Engineering

1984 → 1986

B.Sc , University of Tehran , Chemical Engineering

1975 → 1984

Assistant Editor

Mastaneh Hajipour
Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering Department, Science and Research Branch, IAU, Tehran, Iran

Chemical Engineering

Dr. Mastaneh Hajipour
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran
Educational records
Ph.D in chemical engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2012


1393-1396 Director of Petroleum Engineering Department (Bachelor)
1395-1396, manager of gas processing and transmission department (master's degree)
1392 until now, the responsible director of Sanat Betrer magazine
2016 until now, responsible for the student branch of the Iranian Gas Engineering Association in the Science and Research Unit
1400-1399 Research Director of the Faculty of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering
1400 until now Vice President of the Faculty of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering

Awards and letters of appreciation
Obtaining the first rank in the chemical engineering doctoral degree of Sharif University of Technology (2019)
Obtaining the first rank in the undergraduate degree of the Faculty of Chemical, Petroleum and Gas Engineering of Shiraz University (2008)
Obtaining the third place in the first stage of the 11th Student Olympiad (2008)
Presentation of doctoral dissertation in the second national festival of the best theses in chemical engineering, University of Tehran (2013)

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Bahman Tohidi Kalorazi
Professor at Heriot-Watt University Institute. Petroleum Engineering - Scotland

Chemical Engineering

Research interests

Gas Hydrates Flow Assurance PVT, Phase Behaviour and Properties of Reservoir Fluids and CO2-Rich Systems CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage.

Current major research projects: Gas Hydrates and Flow Assurance; Evaluation of Low Dosage Hydrate Inhibitors; Hydrate Safety Margin Monitoring and Early Detection Systems; Phase Behaviour and Properties of Reservoir Fluids; Impact of Common Impurities on Carbon Dioxide Capture, Transport and Storage; Producing Methane from Gas Hydrate Reservoirs; Geomechamical Properties of Hydrate Bearing Sediments; New Class of KHIs


After graduation (BSc in Chemical Engineering from Abadan Institute of Technology, Iran), he joined National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) in 1984 where he worked as Production Engineer as well as University Lecturer for seven years.  Bahman Tohidi joined Heriot-Watt University in 1991 and graduated with a PhD in Petroleum Engineering in 1995 with his doctoral work on the phase behaviour of water-hydrocarbon systems and gas hydrates. He started his employment at Heriot-Watt University in January 1994 working in both Hydrate and Reservoir Fluids research projects.


His research interests include gas hydrates, flow assurance (e.g., wax, asphaltene, salt, emulsion, foam, etc), PVT, phase behaviour and properties of reservoir fluids and H2S/CO2-rich systems, production technology and EOR. Currently, he leads Hydrate, Flow Assurance and Phase Equilibria Research Group at Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University. He is the Director of International Centre for Gas Hydrate Research and the Centre for Flow Assurance Research (C-FAR) at Institute of Petroleum EngineeringHeriot-Watt University with several projects on various aspects of gas hydrates and flow assurance, and phase behaviour and properties of reservoir fluids and H2S/CO2-rich systems. His is a consultant to major oil and service companies. Bahman is Managing Director of “HYDRAFACT LIMITED” a Heriot-Watt spin-out Company formed in 2006 with Flow Assurance and PVT as its main area of activity.  Hydrafact played a major role in Heriot-Watt University winning the Queen’s Anniversary Awards in 2016.


His teaching activities included Petroleum Engineering and Production Technology, as well as offering several short courses to the industry (including; Flow Assurance and Gas Hydrates, PVT and Phase Behaviour of Reservoir Fluids, and Petroleum Engineering for other Disciplines). He taught Production Technology for 10 years to Heriot-Watt MSc students in Edinburgh and various Approved Learning Partners in Russia, China, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and Angola.  He has published more than 400 papers and holds 10 patents mainly in gas hydrates and PVT. He was SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2004-2005 with his talk entitled, “Gas Hydrates: Friend or Foes?”. Bahman is a Professor at the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University. Bahman is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He was member of the EPSRC (the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council) Peer Review College for 2006-2009 and 2010-2013 and former member of editorial board of Journal of Chemical Engineering Research and Design (2009-12), and former-Deputy Head of Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University (Oct 2012-May 2014).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean EnergySDG 13 - Climate ActionSDG 14 - Life Below Water

Riyaz Kharrat
Professor at Montanuniversität Leoben. Chair of Reservoir Engineering-Austria

Chemical Engineering

Univ.-Prof. MSc PhD

Riyaz Kharrat

University Professor for Carbonate Reservoir Engineering

Reservoir Engineering

Phone: +43 3842 402-3003


  • PhD Chemical Engineering, Enhanced Oil Recovery, University of Kansas, U.S.A. 1989
  • MSc Chemical Engineering, Thermal Oil Recovery, University of Kansas, U.S.A. 1984
  • BSc Chemical Engineering, University of Kansas, U.S.A. 1981


  • Kish Petroleum Engineering Tehran Iran – Project Manager of several offshore and onshore Iranian oil and gas fields 2012-2017
  • Petroiran Development Company Tehran Iran – Consultant 2006-2011
  • Petran Research Company Tehran Iran, Senior Reservoir Engineer 2000-2006
  • Professor Petroleum University of Technology, Petroleum Department 1990-2017
  • Instructor, Department of Mathematics, University of Kansas, U.S.A. 1987-1990
  • Research Assistant, Tertiary Oil Recovery Project, University of Kansas, U.S.A. 1984-1987

Research Interests

Improved Oil Recovery (IOR), Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), Reservoir Modelling & Simulation, and Wax & Asphaltene studies.

Numerous production mechanisms and harsh reservoir conditions make the available EOR and most chemicals used for conventional reservoirs not to be suitable for naturally carbonated fractured reservoirs. Hence better reservoir characterization and proper selection and design of the injection fluids requires more attention. In my research, I was able to visualize and identify these mechanisms through designed experimental and modeling techniques. Processes such as GAGD, VAPEX, SAGD, TAGD, etc. were investigated thoroughly with the main focusing on understanding and quantifying EOR mechanisms for NCFR.

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Masoud Soroush
Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering/ Drexel University - United States

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Masoud Soroush

Chemical and Biological Engineering


Since joining Drexel in 1993, Masoud Soroush has been teaching and conducting research in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). He is currently a professor of CBE and directs the NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site focusing on cyber manufacturing.

He received his PhD (chemical engineering), MS (electrical engineering: Systems), and MS (chemical engineering) all from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his BS in chemical engineering from Abadan Institute of Technology, Iran. He was a visiting scientist at DuPont Marshall Lab, Philadelphia, 2002–2003, and a visiting professor at Princeton University in 2008.

His research incorporates polymer membranes, polymers, process systems engineering, functional safety, nanomaterials, cyber manufacturing, and renewable power generation and storage systems. He has edited/co-edited and contributed to eight books and has documented his work in more than 400 publications, including over 215 widely cited articles.

He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and a senior member of the IEEE. He represented AIChE on the American Automatic Control Council’s Board of Directors from 2010 to 2013. Among many honors, he has received the AIChE’s 2021 Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology, for addressing a series of industrial gas problems and transferring his technologies; the National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award; and the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award of the American Automatic Control Council. He has supervised the research projects of 24 PhD, 22 MS, and 36 BS students, as well as seven postdoctoral research associates.


  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1992
  • MSE, Electrical Engineering: Systems, University of Michigan, 1991
  • MSE, Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1988
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Abadan Institute of Technology, Iran, 1985


Cybermanufacturing. On-demand modular manufacturing. Process intensification. Nanomaterials. Energy and Sustainability. Polymers. Polymer membranes, Process systems engineering, Multiscale mathematical modeling


  • AIChE’s Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology, 2021
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Innovation Award, 2022
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Career Scholarly Research Achievement Award, Drexel University, 2018
  • Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers – 2015
  • O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, American Automatic Control Council, 1999
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (NSF CAREER), 1997


  • Schwartz, D., T. Nguyen, Z. Chen, K.K.S. Lau, M.C. Grady, A. Shokoufandeh, and M. Soroush, “Data-Driven Prediction and Optimization of Liquid Wettability of an iCVD-Produced Fluoropolymer,” AIChE J., in press (2022)
  • Mozafari, M., and M. Soroush, “Surface Functionalization of MXenes,” Materials Advances, 2, 7277–7307 (2021); 10.1039/D1MA00625H
  • Liu, S., L. Chua, A. Arabi Shamsabadi, P. Corcoran, A. Patra, M. Grady, M. Soroush, and A.M. Rappe, “Oxygen-Initiated Free-Radical Polymerization of Alkyl Acrylates at High Temperatures,” Macormolecules, 54, 17, 7925–7930 (2021); 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00669
  • Samandari Masooleh, L., J. E. Arbogast, W. D. Seider, U. Oktem, and M. Soroush, “Distributed State Estimation in Large-scale Processes Decomposed into Observable Subsystems,” Computers and Chemical Engineering, 156, 107544 (2021); 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2021.107544
  • Riazi, H., S. Kartik Nemani, M.C. Grady, B. Anasori, and M. Soroush, “Ti3C2 MXene-Polymer Nanocomposites and Their Applications,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 9, 8051 – 8098 (2021); 10.1039/D0TA08023C
  • Riazi, H., G. Taghizadeh, and M. Soroush, “MXene-based Nanocomposite Sensors,” ACS Omega, 6(17), 11103 –11112 (2021)
  • Arabi Shamsabadi, A., M. Rezakazemi, F. Seidi, H. Riazi, T. Aminabhavi, and M. Soroush, “Next Generation Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity with Tunable Moieties for Ultrahigh Permeation and Precise Molecular CO2 Separation,” Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, (2021); 10.1016/j.pecs.2021.100903
  • Mozafari, M., A. Arabi Shamsabadi, A. Rahimpour, and M. Soroush, “Ion-Selective MXene-Based Membranes: Current Status and Prospects,” Advanced Materials Technologies, (2021); 10.1002/admt.202001189
  • Samandari Masooleh, L., J.E. Arbogast, W. D. Seider, U. Oktem, and M. Soroush, “An Efficient Algorithm for Community Detection in Complex Weighted Networks,” AIChE J. (2021); 10.1002/aic.17205

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Amir Hossein Mohammadi
Professor (Full) of Chemical Engineering / University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Petroleum Engineering and Chemical Engineering

Amir H. Mohammadi has academic qualifications from Université Paris XIII (Université Sorbonne, Paris Cité), École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, Heriot-Watt University and the University of Tehran, known for pioneering research. He has been a Visiting Professor/Professeur Invité at the University of Calgary and Université Laval, an Adjunct Lecturer at École des Mines de Nantes and École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées, a Visiting Scholar at Technical University of Denmark (DTU), University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Química (PLAPIQUI) and Tomsk Polytechnic University, an Honorary Research Professor at Durban University of Technology (DUT), an Associate of Curtin University and an Adjunct Professor at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He is the recipient of a prize from the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining and Outstanding Research Awards from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). According to a 2014 report from the Essential Science Indicator released by ISI Thomson Reuters, he is a top 1% researcher.

Professor Mohammadi’s research explores: “Thermodynamics, Gas Hydrates and Petroleum Engineering”.

He holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering and a DSc/Habilitation in Chemical Engineering.

Position: Professor and Researcher
Qualifications: Habilitation/DSc (Chem Eng)
                          PhD (Pet Eng)
                          MPhil (Pet Eng)
                          MSc (Chem Eng)
                          BSc (Chem Eng)
Discipline: Chemical Engineering
Campus: Howard College
Email: mohammadi@ukzn.ac.za 
Home Page: https://engineering.ukzn.ac.za/amir-mohammadi/           

Mahmoud Jamiolahmady
Professor at Heriot-Watt University Institute. Petroleum Engineering - Scotland

Petroleum Engineering

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Mojtaba Shariaty Niassar
Professor at College of Engineering, College of Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

Chemical Engineering

Mojtaba Shariaty Niassar, Professor
College of Engineering / College of Chemical Engineering
Process and nanotechnology
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Email: mshariat@ut.ac.ir

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Ph.D , ,  1984 → 1989

M.Sc , ,  1982 → 1984

B.Sc , ,  1979 → 1982

Mohamadreza Jafari Nasr
Professor at Research Institute of Petroleum Industry

Chemical Engineering

•    Full professor in the field of Chemical Engineering 
•    Strong background in both teaching and research in the field of industrial and operation engineering, energy saving in chemical and petrochemical processing with focus on design and optimization of thermal equipment, energy integration of oil, emission reduction, gas processing, and petrochemical processes
•    Experienced in the development of laboratories in chemical engineering department and research institutes
•    Provided assistant to graduate studies and cooperated effectively with research teams
•    Extensive experience in teaching, assisting, supervising Master and PhD students in funded research programs  
•    Taught clean energy technologies for undergrad and graduate students 
•    License Professional Engineering Ontario (PEO) and EIT member
Rank of appointment is dependent on qualifications, teaching and research experience. 

The successful candidate is expected to initiate vigorous externally funded research programs, be dedicated to engineering education, assist in the development of laboratories and graduate studies and work effectively with colleagues. 

The successful applicant should hold an earned Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering by the time of appointment and must be, or be qualified and prepared to become, a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. Relevant industrial experience would be a definite asset. 

This position is subject to budgetary approval. 

All research areas will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates with strong backgrounds and interest in both teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: process design, process safety, chemical thermodynamics and mineral processing.
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, UMIST, Manchester, UK.    1997
M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Tehran Poly-technique, Iran.    1988
B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Tehran Poly-technique, Iran.    1986

Research Director (RIPI) & Visiting Professor  
Chemical Engineering Department of Ryerson University    2011- present
•    Conduct scientific researches and data analysis
•    Industrial site visits and consulting as trouble-shooter  
•    Co-Supervise research post graduate students 
•    Upgrade the knowledge in process engineering and heat transfer and energy saving
•    Prepare technical and scientific publication for international journals
Member of Board of Managing Director
Research Institute of petroleum Industry (RIPI), Iran     2011- present
Member of Research Council of RIPI, Iran    2011- present

Member of Board Iranian Association of Chemical Engineering (AICHE), Iran    2011- present
Member of Board of Iran Gas Institute (IGI), Iran    2015- present
Research Manager of National Petrochemical Company, Iran    2006- 2011
Head of Chemical Process Research Group
National Petrochemical Company (NIOC)        2002-2006
Deputy Head of Gas Research Division and Head of Modeling & Simulation Department 
National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)         2000-2002

Research Associate (Postdoctoral position) 
Manchester University of Science and Technology (UMIST), Department of Chemical Engineering, UK     1997-1998

Senior Engineer in Process Design
Gas Division, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry, National Iranian Oil Company, Iran       1987 –1993

Process Design Engineer
Research Center of National Defense Industries, Iran     1986 –1987

Tehran Universities & Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Plants, Iran    1998 – Present
Taught the following courses 
•    Process Integration and Energy Saving of Chemical and Petrochemical Processes Refinery Processes
•    Clean Energy Technologies 
•    Heat Exchanger Fouling and the Ways of Fouling Mitigation 
•    Advanced Convective Heat Transfer  
•    Pinch Technology 
•    Refinery Optimization
•    Refinery Processing 
•    Applied Heat Transfer and Fired Heater Design 
•    Heat Transfer Enhancement (HTE Technology)  
•    Heat Exchanger Design 
•    Advanced Mathematics for Chemical Engineering 
•    Applied Mathematics for Chemical Engineering 
•    Gas Conversion Technologies  
•    Design of Chemical Processes 
•    De-bottlenecking of Chemical Processes 
•    Optimization of Chemical Processes 
•    Conceptual Design for Chemical Engineers 
•    Process Engineering 
•    Process Design
•    Drying Phenomena for Chem. Eng.

Mahmood Moshfeghian
Professor at Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, shiraz University, shirazu, Iran

Chemical Engineering

Rahbar Rahimi
Professor at University of Sistan and Baluchestan: Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran

Chemical Engineering

Fariborz Rashidi
Professor at Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Chemical Engineering

Vahid Taghikhani
Professor at Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Chemical Engineering

Reza Mosayebi Behbahani
Professor, Department of Gas Engineering, Petroleum University of Technology, Ahwaz, Iran

Chemical Engineering

Seyed Alireza Tabatabaei-Nezhad
Professor, Sahand University of Technology

Chemical Engineering

Seyed Hesam Najibi
Professor, Petroleum University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Chemical Engineering

Touraj Mohammadi
Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

Chemical Engineering

Seyed Reza Shadizadeh
Professor, Petroleum University of Technology(PUT)-Iran

Petroleum Engineering


Hamidreza karimi
Secretary of Iranian Gas Institute