PEARL

Process Engineering
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Alumni PHDs

RAHMAT SOTUDEH RAHMAT SOTUDEH

Dr. Rahmat Sotudeh-Gharebagh is currently a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Tehran (P.O. Box 11155–4563, Iran; email:sotudeh@ut.ac.ir).  He teaches process modeling and simulation, transport phenomena and fluidization, plant design and economics and soft skills.  His research interests include computer-aided process design and simulation, fluidization, and engineering education.  He holds a B.Eng. degree in chemical engineering...

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CHRISTINE BEAULIEU CHRISTINE BEAULIEU

She graduated from her Bachelor in Chemical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal in May 2014. During her first summer at Polytechnique, she did an internship with Pr. Basil Favis on the mechanical and thermal characterization of new blends of biodegradable polymers. Furthermore, her final Bachelor project was on the valorisation of oil extracted from waste pyrolysis. She carried out this project in collaboration with Soumaya Benzennou, under the supervision of Pr. Jamal Chaouki. She also hav...

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MAI ATTIA MAI ATTIA

MAI ATTIA is a Ph.D. student, has joined freshly to Prof Chaouki’s group. She obtained her MSc degree in organic chemistry from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Also, Attia received her BSc degree in major chemistry from the same university.

MAI Attia is a highly innovative chemist, with +7 years’ expertise in novel material synthesis, and product characterization using different techniques. She has a great experience in Organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, organometallic ch...

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LING TAO LING TAO

Ling received her B.Eng. degree in Chemical Engineering and Technology from China University of Mining and Technology in 2004. She obtained an Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2007. She then joined Institute of Process Engineering as an assistant Professor in China . She started her Ph.D with Professor Jamal Chaouki in May 2014 at Polytechnique Montréal in Canada. Her research interests include the synthesis of electrochemical functional materials...

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RAHI AVAZPOUR RAHI AVAZPOUR

Rahi Avazpour has obtained a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Tehran University. He has wide range industrial hands-on and research experiences about engine test stations, operating and control, emission control, CNG multi fuel systems and standards documentation for over a decade. Also he has been trained in several important areas including energetic modification, data acquisition, diagnostic methods, QC, ISO series, life cycle assessment LCA, environmental standards, bio-refinery, electro...

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HAMED NASRI LARI HAMED NASRI LARI

I acquired my B.S. degree in Chemical engineering, Petrochemical Engineering, from Tehran Polytechnic in 2006. During my bachelor, I gained a general knowledge about molecular sieves specially zeolites, which then has been developed in deeper level during the M.S. I, then, received my M.S. degree in Advanced Chemical Engineering in Tehran Polytechnic in 2008. My M.Sc. project dealt with Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) techniques and using it for catalyst preparation. After carrying out my mas...

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BAHMAN YARI BAHMAN YARI

He entered Sharif University of Technology in applied chemistry in 1995. After getting his bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry he entered in chemical engineering department of Sharif University of Technology for the second time as one of the top ten students in chemical engineering-biotechnology domain. He defended his M.Sc. dissertation with a full mark of 20 out of 20. The title of his M.Sc. degree research which was published in chemical physics journal was “A Monte Carlo simulation...

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NAVID MOSTOUFI NAVID MOSTOUFI

Navid Mostoufi is currently a Full Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Tehran (P. O. Box 11155–4563, Iran; Fax: +98-21-6646-1024; email: mostoufi@ut.ac.ir). He has taught advanced mathematics and fluid mechanics courses for over 16 years. His research interests include process modeling, simulation and optimization, and fluidization. He holds a B.Eng. and M.Sc. degree in chemical engineering from Iran’s University of Tehran, plus a Ph.D. in Flu...

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FRANCOIS PICARD FRANCOIS PICARD

I am a process engineer with 6 years of experience in consulting engineering and process development (Seneca, Vaperma). I will complete a Ph.D degree in chemical engineering in December 2015 on the remediation of contaminated soils. At Seneca, I participated to various process developments mainly in the metallurgical field. I prepared various technical documents such as R&D reclamations and grant applications. At Polytechnique, I will have published 3 papers and be granted 1 patent.

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GREGORY S. PATIENCE GREGORY S. PATIENCE

Gregory Patience is a professor of Chemical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal. Prior to joining academia in 2004, he was at DuPont in the USA, Spain and Switzerland for 14 years. He has published two books – Experimental Methods and Instrumentation for Chemical Engineers and Communicate Science Papers, Presentations and Poster Effectively – and filed 13 patent applications, 80 scientific articles and 100 conference presentation. His research interests include catalysis, fluidization, ...

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JABER SHABANIAN JABER SHABANIAN

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 D...

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JOCELYN DOUCET JOCELYN DOUCET

Jocelyn Doucet holds a Chemical Engineering Degree and Ph. D. from Ecole Polytechnique (Montreal, 2004 and 2008) where he is also adjunct professor since 2011.

While completing his Ph. D., he founded Kengtek Engineering, a company specialized in process engineering with a strong emphasize on developing and executing the research and development needed to properly scale-up processes to the industrial and commercial level. This is where he developed more than 20 industrial processes and ...

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MAJID RASOULI MAJID RASOULI

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 ...

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MILAD AGHABARARNEJAD MILAD AGHABARARNEJAD

Milad Aghabararnejad obtained his bachelor and master in chemical engineering from University of Tehran (Tehran, Iran), in 2007 and 2009. He graduated as doctorate in chemical engineering from Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal in 2014 under supervisory of Prof. Chaouki and Patience. In his PhD project he advanced the chemical looping technology for gasification of biomass by using Co3O4 as a source of oxygen.

After completing his PhD, Milad accepted a position as d...

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OMID EBRAHIMPOUR OMID EBRAHIMPOUR

Omid Ebrahimpour was born in Masjed-Soleiman (Iran), where oil explored in the Middle East for first time. Omid obtained his bachelor and master in chemical engineering from Sharif University (Tehran, Iran), in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He graduated as doctorate in chemical engineering from Polytechnique Montreal in 2013 under supervisory of Prof. Chaouki and Prof. Dubois. In his PhD project, he innovated a new process to fabricate porous SiC ceramics at low sintering temperature with impr...

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RACHID MABROUK RACHID MABROUK

Dr. Rachid Mabrouk holds Master in engineering science from Mohammadia Engineering School, Rabat in Morocco, and Ph.D. degree from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada. His Ph.D. research thesis was about gas-solid hydrodynamic of internal circulating fluidized bed reactor. For his research project, he used the non-intrusive technique, a tool developed and built in the research lab. Along his career, he accumulated several years of international experience, in both chemical and gas industr...

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SEPEHR HAMZEHLOUIA SEPEHR HAMZEHLOUIA

Sepehr Hamzehlouia joint Prof. Chaouki’s research group as a Ph.D. candidate in 2012 at chemical engineering department of Ecole Polytechnique Montreal. Sepehr is currently engaged in a prestigious industrial project, partnered with Total/NSERC chair. He is working on optimization of microwave heating processes and development of novel microwave receptors focused on promoting microwave assisted catalytic reactions. Sepehr is also responsible for microwave heating research lab, equipped with...

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SHERIF FARAG SHERIF FARAG

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 improvin...

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SAID SAMIH SAID SAMIH

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 undergradua...

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SOUMAYA BENZENNOU SOUMAYA BENZENNOU

Household waste is affecting everybody’s life. Therefore, more and more people are taking actions in order to reduce their debris while municipalities attempt to enhance their treatment processes. However, these efforts are not sufficient enough: very small portion of the recycling bin is actually recycled, compost does not take in charge all the waste, and the big remaining amount ends up in landfills and incinerators.

In our research group, we opt for an in situ treatment of the wa...

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PIERRE SAURIOL PIERRE SAURIOL

I’ve been introduced to fluidization research as an undergrad research assistant since 1995. Under the wing of Rahmat Sotudeh, then PhD student in Prof Chaouki’s group, I learned and worked on many aspects of high temperature fluidized bed: hydrodynamics, simple modeling and experimental methods. This led to a year-long internship in Dupont Experimental Station as part of the team that supported a maleic anhydride production CFB reactor, where I was introduced to many aspects of industria...

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ROUZBEH JAFARI ROUZBEH JAFARI

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...

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AHMED CHEHBOUNI AHMED CHEHBOUNI

Ahmed Chehbouni acquired his master degree in Chemical Engineering from Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Génie Chimique (Toulouse, France) in 1985 and his Ph. D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal in 1994. He earned a certificate in the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) from the Carleton University (Ottawa, CANADA) in 2014. He has been a Professor in Chemical Engineering at the Cadi Ayyad University since 1985. He has taught chemical ...

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AMIN ESMAEILI AMIN ESMAEILI

Amin Esmaeili received both his B.Sc. (2007) and M.Sc. (2009) degrees in Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran. During his M.Sc. program, he focused on his area of interest that includes multiphase systems, fluidized beds, catalytic reactors and liquid-liquid extraction columns. Regarding his strong desire to learn more knowledge, he decided to pursue his education towards Ph.D.

Therefore, he started his Ph.D. program at the Chemical Engineering Department of Ecole Polytechn...

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