• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    Catalytic conversion of biomass-derived compounds to value-added chemicals and fuels

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    Research Interests

    My research interests focus on the development of heterogeneous catalysts for sustainable chemical processes, notably the transformation of renewable and waste biomass into valuable fuels and chemicals. I am particularly interested in the rational design and development of nanoparticulate and nanoporous catalytic materials, and understanding structure-activity relationships in catalytic processes. I have engaged in research spanning sustainable chemistry, biomass conversion and biorefineries, pyrolysis and bio-oil upgrading, carbons and mesoporous carbons, thin film metal oxides, bimetallic catalysts, solid acids and bases and associated in-situ analytical probes.


    • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCert), Aston University, 2019.
    • PhD on Heterogeneous Catalysis, Cardiff University, 2015.
    • MSc in Chemical Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 2010.
    • BSc in Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2008.

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Associate Memebr of Institution of Chemical Engineers (AMIChemE)
    • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
    • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

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    Education/Academic qualification

    PG Cert, Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (PGCert)

    PhD, Clean catalytic technologies for converting renewable feedstocks to chemicals and fuels, Cardiff University

    MSc, Monolithic catalysts for steam reforming of gasified biomass to syngas

    BSc, Sharif University of Technology


    • TP Chemical technology
    • Catalysis
    • Biofuels
    • Green Chemistry
    • Pyrolysis


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