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.
Jaber Shabanian was born in Babol (Iran) 1984. He gained his B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering, Petrochemical Engineering, from Isfahan University of Technology in 2006. He then received his M.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering, Process Modeling, Simulation and Control, in Sharif University of Technology in 2009. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Polytechnique Montreal in Chemical Engineering, Fluidization Engineering in 2015. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Chemical Engineering Department, Polytechnique Montreal working on hydrodynamics of gas-solid fluidized beds at elevated pressures and temperatures.
Majid Rasouli is a postdoctoral fellow and currently works in a prestigious joint project that involves with industrial (Johnson Matthey and CanmetMATERIALS) and academic (Polytechnique Montreal, Universite de Montreal and Western University) partners. This project is funded by Automotive Partnership Canada and aims at mass production of economic-high quality lithium ion batteries for automotive applications. Majid is supervising several PhD students. He is also responsible of a hydrodynamic study lab, which benefits from unique, advanced and sophisticated characterization techniques such as RPT, MRPT, Fiber optic, etc.
Majid received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal. He has over 10 years of experience as a specialist in chemical engineering and research scientist in several projects including process development, simulation, deployment and implementation of new technology, mixing, fluidization, multi-phase reactor design, particle tracking, carbon coating, encapsulation of nanoparticles and polymerization. Majid is an expert in developing new processes and providing solutions for multidisciplinary problems.
Joan Dupuy gained her B.Sc. degrees in Biology from Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France (2009). Strongly interessed by the environmental impacts of human activities, she had the opportunity to study Ecotoxicology at University College Cork in Ireland. She pursued her education towards M.Sc. (2011) in Plant Biology and Biotechnology, from Université de Bordeaux, France in order to learn more knowledge. She started her Ph.D. program at Laboratoire Sols et Environnement of Université de Lorraine. During her Ph.D. studies (2011-2014), she worked in the field of contaminated soils and her Ph.D. thesis was specifically on the interactions between polycyclic organic hydrocarbons and vascular plants : uptake and toxic responses. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow under the TOTAL industrial chair on catalytic reactions of multiphase reactors (coupling with microwave heating technology) and Syctom project on production of bioplastic with carbon captured from burning fumes of domestic waste (specifically on the development of algae bioreactors and nutrient solution formulation).
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).
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.