Dr. Mohammad Latifi has been working as a postdoc and then a research associate and project manager at professor Jamal Chaouki’s group. In addition to the research, he has been teaching the graduate course of “design of gas-solid reactors/fluidized bed reactors”, and he has been advising graduate students.
His primary research interests lay in process engineering, particularly, in reaction engineering, powders technology and material engineering. He has been the lead researcher in a wide range of industrial projects such as upgrading the conventional and renewable energy resources (thermal and catalytic cracking, steam/dry reforming, co-combustion, gasification and pyrolysis), carbon capture, mineral processing and coating of the nano powders. Such projects were related to major industries such as oil, gas and petrochemicals, power plants, biorefinery/bioenergy, waste/residue valorization, syngas, mining and metallurgy, and rechargeable lithium ion batteries.
Having worked in Industry and academia, he gained tremendous theoretical and practical experience in bench-scale and pilot-scale process development, design of fluidized bed reactors, hydrodynamic studies, kinetics, catalysis, materials characterization and analytical methods on gas, liquid and solids.
Dr. Mohammad Latifi is the designer of two novel fluidized bed micro reactors: Jiggle Bed Reactor (JBR) and Induction Heating Fluidized Bed Reactor (IHFBR).
Dr. Farag is a researcher-1 in PEARL group, Co-leading the TOTAL Industrial Research Chairs at Ecole Polytechnique Montreal. He holds a Ph.D. Degree in Chemical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, in 2013; M.Sc. Degree in Physics Engineering; and B.Sc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Farag has over 15 years of hands-on experience in design, development, and scale-up of several industrial processes. He is a dedicated researcher with an outstanding track record in improving the technologies of Energy and Fuel Processing, Oil Refinery, Catalytic Reactions of Multiphase Processes, Biomass and Waste Processing, BioProducts Upgrading, Microwave Heating, Pulp and Paper, and others fields. He has published more than 35 scientific communications during the last six years on these topics.
For the last seven years, Dr. Farag has been collaborating with several industrial organizations as well as academic institutions: TOTAL American Services Inc. – USA and France to investigate the hydrodynamics and catalytic reactions of multiphase processes at extreme conditions; Lignoworks NSERC Strategic Network – Canada to create a cost-effective technology to convert lignin into high-value products; FPInnovations – Canada to employ the lignin pyrolysis oil as a substitute in phenol-formaldehyde resins and adhesives; KENGTEK Engineering Services (Montreal) and Pyrowave Inc. – Canada to develop the world’s first distributed microwave pyrolysis system; and Queen’s University, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Ottawa – Canada to synthesize commercially viable bio-products. Recently, Dr. Farag has initiated RMTech for Environmental Solutions Inc. (www.RMTech.ca) – Canada to develop and deliver world-class technologies for complex feedstock processing.
Rouzbeh is a dedicated and visionary professional, with expertise in developing and deployment of new technologies, concepts, and processes within the chemical and energy sector. Rouzbeh is recognized as a leader in identifying opportunities for efficiency, improvement, and driving development with cutting-edge technologies to achieve solutions. Rouzbeh is a skilled communicator known as being innovative, a strategic thinker, resourceful leader and team member who works with integrity and professionalism to consistently meet and exceed organizational objectives. Rouzbeh has a history of working in multiple fields including CO2 capture, gas treating such as SO2 scrubbing, wastewater treatment, gasification, biorefinery, mining, oil & gas, waste to energy, multiphase reactors, biofuel and bioenergy, bulk material handling, and combustion technologies.
Maryam graduated in B.Sc. of chemical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran in Jun. 2014. She joined PEARL in Janaury 2015. Her masters’ project was about quantifying rare earth elements by neutron activation analysis under supervision of Professor Jamal Chaouki. She, as research associate, is now working on improving analysis procedure for detecting rare earth elements for different separation processes.