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Chemical/Process Engineer Research Associate/Scientist

Los Angeles, CA
March 30, 2018

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Highly motivated and high-performing professional with extensive project experience from concept to development looking to join a growing company as part of the engineering team.

Hands-on experience in chemical, process & energy engineering/fabrication and characterization of membranes for gas separation.

Extensive experience in simulation and engineering softwares. Proficiencies include AutoCAD; Phast (DNV Software); Aspen plus; Hysys; Fluent; Gambit; Flarenet (Aspen Technology); Comfar III (UNIDO); COMSOL; Civil 3D, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Suite,

Proficient in programming languages: Fortran; Matlab; Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) with experience in PLC programming (automation, PLC, data acquisition).

Detail-oriented with extensive knowledge in design of experiment (DOE), data analysis, root cause analysis (RCA), statistical process control (SPC), Minitab, characterization of materials using TEM, SEM, DRIFT cell & ATR spectroscopy analysis (FTIR), chromatography (HPLC, LC, GC), testing/troubleshooting various equipment and preparation of standard operating procedure (SOP), membranes, separation, and filtration.

Strong communication skills, multi-task, interdisciplinary skills (mechanical, electrical, quality, chemistry, polymeric materials), project management.


PhD: Chemical Engineering 2017

University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA, USA M.S: Chemical Engineering 2011

Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) Tehran, Iran B.S: Chemical Engineering 2009

Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) Tehran, Iran Accomplishments

Study & Process Design

Patent Technology Responsible for design and performing a feasibility study to reform biogas to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, which led to successful accomplishment of the project goals and resulted in an ISI publication and submission of a provisional patent.

Publication Performed a mathematical modeling and experimental study of effective parameters on deposition of heavy organic hydrocarbons in porous media, which resulted in an ISI publication.

Publication Performed a study on simultaneous removal of NOx and SO2 with NaClO2 in a novel swirl wet system, which resulted in an ISI publication.

Process Improvement

Publication Developed a technique in fabrication of silicon carbide (SiC) membranes on highly permeable SiC supports for gas separation and improved their performance, which resulted in an ISI publication.

Innovation Performed competitive analysis to make recommendations for future improvements in terms of membrane quality and the use of more novel techniques such as iCVD. Teaching and Academic Services

Teaching Assistant Instructed and mentored graduate and undergraduate students in an attempt to weave the pace and content of the material to their expertise and interest. Encouraged students to develop, extend, and test their insights in the broader world and be more of a collaborator than a learner.

Reviewer Reviewed submitted manuscripts to the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering and expressed my professional inputs on novelty, importance, and validity of the findings provided in the manuscript. Experience

Senior Research Assistant 03/2017 to 03/2018

Graduate Research Assistant 08/2012 to 05/2017

University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

Fabrication of silicon carbide (SiC) membranes on highly permeable SiC supports for gas separation purpose using Dip-coating and iCVD techniques.

Characterization of SiC membranes using TEM, SEM, DRIFT cell spectroscopy analysis (FTIR), porosity measurement, etc.

Biogas reforming: reaction simulation inside a biogas reformer using Comsol Multiphysics software; design, fabrication, and installation of a pilot-scale biogas reforming unit.

Mentoring individual PhD students.

Graduate Teaching Assistant 08/2016 to 12/2016

University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

Chemical Reactor Analysis, Undergraduate Level, Fall 2016. Project Engineer 04/2014 to 04/2016

GC Environmental Inc/University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Planned and executed A Feasibility Study to Reform Biogas to Reduce Nitrogen Oxide Emissions, Natural Gas Program, California Energy Commission.

Key tasks included but were not limited to:

Preliminary study including process simulation.

Preparation of correspondence and financial documents for analysis.

Preparation of the P&ID and all mechanical/electrical drawings.

Process design and fabrication, installation, and testing/troubleshooting of various equipment.

Performing all feasibility tests.

Reviewed and provided comments on test results and took necessary steps to cure any deficiencies.

Preparation of technical report for the reviewer board assessment. Graduate Teaching Assistant 01/2013 to 05/2014

University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

Chemical Engineering Laboratory, Undergraduate Level, Spring 2014; Mass Transfer, Graduate level, Fall 2014; Modeling and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Systems, Graduate level, Spring 2013. Patents

A Biogas Upgrading Technology for Power Generation (Inventor), Pending Patent Application, Biogas Provisional Publications

Fabrication of Silicon Carbide Membranes on Highly Permeable Supports, Journal of Membrane Science, 2017, 537, pp 239-247.

A Feasibility Study of Biogas Reforming to Improve Energy Efficiency and to Reduce Nitrogen Oxide Emissions, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2017, 56 (5), pp 1186-1200.

A New Approach to Study Deposition of Heavy Organic Compounds in Porous Media, Journal of Fuel, 2016, 185(1), pp 273-280.

Study on Simultaneous Removal of NOx and SO2 with NaClO2 in a Novel Swirl Wet System, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2011, 50 (13), pp 8278-8284.

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