• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

  • Aston Triangle, European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI)

    B4 7ET Birmingham

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Personal profile

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.

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)

Contact Details

Phone number: 0121 204 5264

Email: a.osatiashtiani@aston.ac.uk
Room number: EBG13 

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert

PhD, Cardiff University



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

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Biomass Chemical Compounds
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Lewis Acids Chemical Compounds
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Fructose Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2013 2019

A core-shell SO4/Mg-Al-Fe3O4 catalyst for biodiesel production

Gardy, J., Nourafkan, E., Osatiashtiani, A., Lee, A. F., Wilson, K., Hassanpour, A. & Lai, X., 16 Aug 2019, In : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 259, 118093.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Effect of support oxygen storage capacity on the catalytic performance of Rh nanoparticles for CO2 reforming of methane

Yentekakis, I. V., Goula, G., Hatzisymeon, M., Betsi-argyropoulou, I., Botzolaki, G., Kousi, K., Kondarides, D. I., Taylor, M. J., Parlett, C. M. A., Osatiashtiani, A., Kyriakou, G., Holgado, J. P. & Lambert, R. M., 1 Apr 2019, In : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 243, p. 490-501 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cerium compounds
Reforming reactions

Hydrogen donation of bio-acids over transition metal facets: A Density Functional Theory study

Zhang, J., Zhang, X., Osatiashtiani, A. & Bridgwater, A., 25 Sep 2019, In : Applied Catalysis A: General. 586, 117218.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

formic acid
Transition metals
Density functional theory

Monometallic and bimetallic catalysts based on Pd, Cu and Ni for hydrogen transfer deoxygenation of a prototypical fatty acid to diesel range hydrocarbons

Cheah, K. W., Taylor, M. J., Osatiashtiani, A., Beaumont, S. K., Nowakowski, D. J., Yusup, S., Bridgwater, A. V. & Kyriakou, G., 11 Mar 2019, In : Catalysis Today.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Fatty acids
Fatty Acids

Oxidative Thermal Sintering and Redispersion of Rh Nanoparticles on Supports with High Oxygen Ion Lability

Goula, G., Botzolaki, G., Osatiashtiani, A., Parlett, C., Kyriakou, G., Lambert, R. M. & Yentekakis, I. V., 17 Jun 2019, In : Catalysts. 9, 6, 16 p., 541.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
oxygen ions


Novel alkali-free of layered double hydroxides and solid base catalysts for transesterification of C4-C18 triglycerides

Author: Ahmad Tajuddin, N., 3 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Wilson, K. (Supervisor), Lee, A. (Supervisor) & Osatiashtiani, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy