Postdocs

ZHAOHUI CEHN

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SAID SAMIH

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SHULI SHU

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YEFENG ZHOU

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MOHAMMAD REZA GHOLIPOUR

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ZHAOHUI CHEN

Zhaohui received his Ph.D. degree from Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Chemical Engineering under the direction of Professor Shiqiu Gao and Professor Guangwen Xu. His professional experience includes two years as an engineer in Energy Research Institute of ENN Group, China, two years as a postdoc in Tsinghua University, Beijing, and three months as a researcher in Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. He was devoted to the thermal and catalytic conversion of carbon resources, and their associated with innovation design of reactor structure as well as with design and molding of fluid catalysts.

He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering, at Polytechnique Montreal, under the direction of Professor Jamal Chaouki. His current researches focus on catalytic microwave pyrolysis of plastic wastes for production of chemicals and fuels. Meanwhile, the process for removing Cadmium from phosphate rock is involved as well.

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SAID SAMIH

Member of Prof. Chaouki’s research group since September 2010, Said Samih has been involved in a Ph.D. program with Carbon Management Canada (CMC-NCE). Said has developed the first and the unique fluidized bed thermogravimetric analyzer in the world. The innovative equipment, which was published in the prestigious AIChE Journal, was firstly applied to catalytic gasification of coal and ash free coal. During his PhD, Said has developed a strong background in teaching assistance for different graduate and undergraduate courses. He also proposed and supervised 4 internships for undergraduate students. At Polytechnique Montreal, Said was involved in the Committee of Selection of the Research and Innovation Award, the Board of Directors of AÉCSP and the Students Committee in Department of Chemical Engineering. Said has been also a member of the Board of Directors of the Forum of the Canada-Moroccan Competencies (FCCM), since October 2015. Said has recently started a post-doctoral fellowship in thermal decomposition of phosphogypsum.

Said was graduated from École Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs in Industrial Process Engineering in 2008. In Morocco, Said has worked as Product Engineer with OCP Corporate and Quality Control Engineer with the National Office of Electricity and Potable Water (ONEE).

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SHULI SHU

  Shuli Shu was born in Hubei, China in 1989. He is now a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering, at Polytechnique Montreal, under the direction of Professor Jamal Chaouki and Professor Francois Bertrand. His current researches focus on numerical modelling and experiments of hydrodynamics of bubble column reactor at high pressure and high temperature for TOTAL and DEM simulation of granular flow in pharmaceutical processes.
He received his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Chemical Engineering under the direction of Professor Ning Yang and Professor Jinghai Li. He was devoted to developing the multiscale modelling of gas-liquid multiphase reactor system in his doctoral degree period from 2010 to 2016. In the meantime, he participated in numerous projects on CFD simulation with BASF, BP, and Unilever. He obtained his B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from Huazhong University of Sciences and Technology in 2010.

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YEFENG ZHOU

Yefeng ZHOU was born in Hunan, China in 1987. He is now a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, under the direction of Professor Jamal Chaouki. His current researches mainly focus on experimental measurements, characterization and process intensification of bubble column photobioreactors involving CO2 capture and biomass conversion. Moreover, the multi-scale experimental and simulation works on liquid-containing fluidized bed reactors have also been involved in the same time. He received his Ph.D. degree from Zhejiang University in Chemical Engineering under the direction of Professors Jianfeng CHEN, Yongrong YANG and Jingdai WANG. He was devoted to developing the multiscale characterization, theories and modelling of liquid-containing gas-solid fluidized bed reactors and their application to chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and energy industries in his doctoral degree period from 2009 to 2014. In the meantime, he participated in numerous industrial projects on research and developments of fluidized bed measurement techniques and novel multi-phase flow process technologies with Sinopec and ExxonMobil. After that, he was working at College of Chemical Engineering in Xiangtan University and obtained Associate Professorship position since 2016. He obtained his B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering and Technology from Hunan University in 2009.

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MOHAMMAD REZA GHOLIPOUR

Dr. Mohammad Reza Gholipour received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Laval University in 2018. During his Ph.D., he was working on synthesizing different nanocomposite materials (organic and inorganic) as photocatalysts for hydrogen production from water via solar energy. Moreover, he obtained invaluable skills in material science and nanotechnology as well as their characterization techniques including XRD, XPS, FTIR, TEM, SEM, TGA, UV-Visible, AFM and BET. Just after his graduation, he was hired as a research associate at Laval University to work on nanofiber fabrications from different polymer solutions using rotary jet spinning method.

Currently, he is working as a postdoctoral fellow at PEARL in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal. His main research activities are about designing and developing a novel process for heavy metal removal from phosphate fertilizers. He is also working on the process simulation and techno-economic analysis for this process. 

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