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ESMA INES ACHOURI

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SAID SAMIH

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SHULI SHU

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SYED SALMAN BUKHARI

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YEFENG ZHOU

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esmaESMA INES ACHOURI

Esma Ines ACHOURI est chercheure postdoctorale à l’école Polytechnique de Montréal en collaboration avec l’université de Sherbrooke, sous la direction des professeurs Jamal Chaouki et Nicolas Abatzoglou. Après avoir obtenu son baccalauréat en génie des procédés pharmaceutiques en Algérie, Ines s’est dirigée vers la France pour effectuer un master recherche en Ingénierie biomédicale et pharmaceutique à l’université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. Par la suite, elle a poursuivi des études doctorales à l’université de Sherbrooke et a obtenu un doctorat en génie chimique en mai 2015. Avec l’expertise acquise durant son projet de doctorat en catalyse et caractérisation des matériaux, Ines s’est vue attribuer une bourse d’excellence de recherche postdoctorale de la part du Fond de Recherche Nature et Technologie du Québec (FRQNT), pour poursuivre ses recherches sur la thématique de la production d’énergie renouvelable.

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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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SYED SALMAN BUKHARI

  Syed Salman Bukhari is US and Canadian certified EIT with research experience in scaling up heterogenous reaction process and crystal synthesis. He has managed procurement and commissioning process of novel pilot scale reactor system. He has expertise in technical communication and is an author of a book chapter and several scientific papers.

Salman starting his academic training at The University of Florida. He was able to secure Florida’s Bright Future Scholarship and graduated cum laude. During his undergraduate he was also active in National Quiz Bowl Tournament and represented Valencia College in their national title in 2004. Salman continued his post graduate studies at The University of Florida and graduated top 5% of his class resulting in his induction in Tau Beta Pi, the oldest engineering honor’s society in the United States. After finishing his masters, he worked in industry for three years before deciding to pursue his  PhD. Salman’s PhD work involved novel reactor design involving microwave and ultrasound energy. His research interests are novel reactor design, catalysis synthesis and process simulation.

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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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