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postdocs

Ahmad reza Amini

Dr. Ahmad Reza Amini has been working on an industrial project related to minerals processing as a postdoctoral fellow in prof. Chaouki’s group at Polytechnique Montreal since August 2019. He is the leader of a high temperature project related to minerals processing, in addition to being involved in writing book chapters, and taking responsibilit...

Dr. Ahmad Reza Amini has been working on an industrial project related to minerals processing as a postdoctoral fellow in prof. Chaouki’s group at Polytechnique Montreal since August 2019. He is the leader of a high temperature project related to minerals processing, in addition to being involved in writing book chapters, and taking responsibility of characterization in prof. Chaouki's group. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Process Engineering from Kyushu University (Japan) in March 2019, after being awarded as MEXT scholar by Japan government in 2015. He studied the employing both hydrogen and microwave irradiation for a novel pre-treatment of high sulfur iron ore. During this period, he obtained great experiences in communication with foreigners and learnt Japanese language to make a friendly relationship with Japanese students. Dr. Amini obtained his M.Sc. from Iran University of Science and Technology as top student after publishing papers about desulfurization of stainless steel, and patenting a process for microwave-assisted synthesis of tungsten carbid-Alumina (WC-Al2O3) composite. In his B.Sc, he studied materials engineering by focusing on Ceramic Engineering at Bu-Ali-Sina University in Iran. During this period, he was the head of Scientific institution leaders of the university and obtained valuable experiences in executive roles. A couple of years working on microwave processing of materials during his M.Sc. and Ph.D., and industrial experiences in catalyst production at SARV company in IRAN, provided for him valuable experiences to do academic research and to solve problems with novel ideas. He is interested in unconventional heating methods such as microwave and induction heating, minerals processing, and waste treatment. In addition, he knows well how to thermodynamically simulate a process by FactSage software which is useful for reducing the cost of a project by avoiding too many experiments.

Roshanak Rabiee

Roshanak Rabiee was graduated with Ph.D. from the Chemical Engineering department of Université de Sherbrooke and joined Prof. Chaouki’s research group as a Postdoc researcher from October 2019. She is working on different projects related to CFD modelling, two-phase flow modelling, porous media and heat and mass transfer analysis in a process i...

Roshanak Rabiee was graduated with Ph.D. from the Chemical Engineering department of Université de Sherbrooke and joined Prof. Chaouki’s research group as a Postdoc researcher from October 2019. She is working on different projects related to CFD modelling, two-phase flow modelling, porous media and heat and mass transfer analysis in a process involving the energy and chemical sector. In all years of her career, she is always eager to learn more and more even in the fields that she has not enough experience. She has organizational skills, team spirit, creativity and determination that are necessary for every professional work environment.

EL MAHDI LAKHDISSI

I got my bachelor engineer degree in chemical engineering from Ecole Mohammdia d’Ingénieurs (EMI) engineering school in Morocco at 2013. During the three years spent in this school, I acquired an important knowledge in almost all the courses related to chemical and process engineering. Also, this engineering school give me the opportunity to acq...

I got my bachelor engineer degree in chemical engineering from Ecole Mohammdia d’Ingénieurs (EMI) engineering school in Morocco at 2013. During the three years spent in this school, I acquired an important knowledge in almost all the courses related to chemical and process engineering. Also, this engineering school give me the opportunity to acquire many skills in term of economic and managerial skills such as accounting and financial analysis, project management and tools for decision support. In addition , my academic curriculum was complemented by many internships and projects that enabled me to take advantages of my skills in a practical way. Hence, my internships were orientated to the three main concerns of chemical engineers namely the optimization of an industrial process, projects conception design and finally chemical analyses in laboratories. My new experience as a Phd student will enable me to acquire research skills and improve myself as a chemical engineer.

Eltefat Ahmadi

Dr. Eltefat Ahmadi holds academic training and work experience in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering. He has developed an innovative smelting and extraction methods for producing extra-pure metal powders via chlorination and molten salt technologies. Dr. Ahmadi has been awarded the Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship and joined the ...

Dr. Eltefat Ahmadi holds academic training and work experience in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering. He has developed an innovative smelting and extraction methods for producing extra-pure metal powders via chlorination and molten salt technologies. Dr. Ahmadi has been awarded the Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship and joined the Process Engineering Advanced Research Lab (PEARL) in May 2021. He works in the field of process metallurgy and recycling of rare earth elements (REEs) from e-waste at the Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal. Dr. Ahmadi is a graduate of Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) and Sharif University of Technology. In 2018, Dr. Ahmadi received his PhD in Materials Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) where he was awarded USM PhD Fellowship and worked on sustainable pyrometallurgical technology for synthesis of titanium tetrachloride from Ti ore. He also received the JASSO scholarship at Hokkaido University. After his Ph.D., he was awarded the prestigious Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship to develop an innovative process for production of titanium powder at Hokkaido University (HU), Japan. He has worked as an academic researcher on microwave pretreatment of high phosphorus iron ore in the Department of Materials Engineering at Kyushu University (Japan). He also received the Noriyasu Sato Award for young researchers in 2020 from the Japan Institute of Metals and the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan.

​Chenguang Zhang

​Chenguang Zhang was born in Henan, China. He is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineeriang, at Polytechnique Montreal, supervised by Professor Jamal Chaouki. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Science from Louisiana State University, advised by Prof. Nandakumar. Along with this are two Master's degrees from the same u...

​Chenguang Zhang was born in Henan, China. He is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineeriang, at Polytechnique Montreal, supervised by Professor Jamal Chaouki. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Science from Louisiana State University, advised by Prof. Nandakumar. Along with this are two Master's degrees from the same university (computer science and oceanography, respectively). His interest lives at the intersection of math, mechanics, and programming, as exemplified by his immersed boundary code sdfibm. Working in a large interdisciplinary team, his current research focuses on the numerical modeling of the heap leaching process.

Brajesh K. Singh

Brajesh K. Singh received his Ph.D. in 2019 from chemical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi). During his Ph.D., he worked on dynamic flow characteristics in multiphase flow systems such as bubble columns, packed beds, and fluidized bed reactors. After his Ph.D., Dr. Singh was hired as a postdoctoral in the computer scienc...

Brajesh K. Singh received his Ph.D. in 2019 from chemical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi). During his Ph.D., he worked on dynamic flow characteristics in multiphase flow systems such as bubble columns, packed beds, and fluidized bed reactors. After his Ph.D., Dr. Singh was hired as a postdoctoral in the computer science department, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg Germany, and worked on lattice Boltzmann simulations of multiphase flow systems. Dr. Singh joined our group in March 2020. He is currently developing process flow diagrams, design of reactor/equipment, and techno-economic evaluations for high-temperature processes relating to phosphorus production and recovery of rare earth elements from electronic waste. He is also working on the design and optimization of induction assisted fluidized bed reactor and top-submerged lance reactor employing CFD simulations and experiments. He has acquired invaluable expertise in CFD (multiphase Eulerian/DEM and electromagnetic field simulations), measurement techniques (electrical capacitance/resistance tomography, voidage probe, particle image velocimetry, and high-speed imaging), process development, thermodynamic simulations, and big data analytics.

Raja Muhammad Afzal

Dr. Raja Muhammad Afzal is working as Postdoc fellow in PERAL group. He is involved in several industrial projects for the assessment of commercialization potential of the novel technologies. He has 7 years of research experience and 6 years of industrial experience (oil and gas midstream and EPCC projects management company). He had received his P...

Dr. Raja Muhammad Afzal is working as Postdoc fellow in PERAL group. He is involved in several industrial projects for the assessment of commercialization potential of the novel technologies. He has 7 years of research experience and 6 years of industrial experience (oil and gas midstream and EPCC projects management company). He had received his PhD Degree in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Process Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China in 2017. Later, he had joined School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China as Postdoc Fellow until year 2020. His research interests include process design and simulation, process scale up and optimization, techno-economic analysis / CAPEX and OPEX estimation, LCA, AI, Energy, Economy and Environment. He had taught Petroleum Production Engineering course to the final semester of the Chemical Engineering batch at National University of Science and Technology Islamabad, Pakistan in 2013. He is a Certified RETScreen Software Expert and Accredited Trainer from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Canadian Institute of Energy Trainings (CIET).  

Shahab Golshan

Shahab Golshan earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Tehran in 2018. The title of his Ph.D. thesis was: " A hybrid deterministic-stochastic modeling of spouted beds". He worked for one year at the process design and simulation center as a postdoctoral researcher before moving to Canada. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher ...

Shahab Golshan earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Tehran in 2018. The title of his Ph.D. thesis was: " A hybrid deterministic-stochastic modeling of spouted beds". He worked for one year at the process design and simulation center as a postdoctoral researcher before moving to Canada. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Polytechnique Montreal, working on two projects under the supervision of Professors Jamal Chaouki and Bruno Blais. His research titles are 1, "Lethe-dem: An open-source, fully parallel discrete element method code with load-balancing (https://github.com/lethe-cfd/lethe)", and 2, "A multi-scale feasibility analysis, design and optimization tool for rotating packed beds for carbon capture and acid gas removal processes.