• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

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Dr Amiri is an experienced lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry.  He is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy UK and skilled in Research and Development (R&D), Mathematical Modelling, Process Engineering. Strong education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Chemical Engineering from Curtin University. As a Postdoctoral researcher, Dr Amiri has been working on an ARC-Linkage project that aimed to develop a modular simulator with application in Fuel Cell technology commercialisation. Prior to this, he was working with Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia. Dr Amiri has 4 years of experience in process engineer role. Dr Amiri’s research focus is hydrogen production and fuel cell durability. 


  • BSc in Chemical Engineering
  • MSc in Chemical Engineering
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Fuel Cells and renewable energy
  • Process modelling and simulation
  • Natural gas processing
  • Hydrogen production

Teaching Activity

Undergraduate Modules

  • Process Simulation (Module leader)
  • Process Computations (Module leader)
  • Chemical Engineering Design Project
  • Design and Build

  Postgraduate Modules

  • Advanced Process Simulation (Module leader)
  • Advanced Research Project


  • 2016 – Present: Lecturer, Aston University. 
  • 2017 – Present: Adjunct Lecturer, Curtin University.
  • 2013 – 2016: Research Associate, Curtin University.
  • 2013 – 2015: Associate Lecturer, Curtin University.
  • 2009 – 2013: Research and Teaching Assistant, Curtin University.

PhD Supervision

  • Konstantinos Zoupalis (main supervisor)
  • Abdelnasir Omran (co-supervisor)
  • Shi Tang (co-supervisor): Multi-scale Modelling and Optimization Study on the Thermal Management of SOFC (completed).
  • Hossein Dashti (co-supervisor): Carbon Dioxide Capture using Gas Hydrates Technology (completed)

PhD projects in hydrogen production and fuel cell area are available. Potential applicants are welcome to contact Dr Amiri via email (a.p.amiri@aston.ac.uk)  



Contact Details

Phone number: 0121 204 3169
Email: a.p.amiri@aston.ac.uk 
Room number: MB110C

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert

External positions

Adjunct Lecturer

15 Jan 2017 → …

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Research Output 2010 2019

A steady-state and dynamic simulation tool for solid oxide fuel cell operation applications

Amiri, A., Ahmed, K. & Tadé, M. O., 28 Jun 2019, 29th European Symposium on Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Kiss, A., Zondervan, E., Lakerveld, R. & Özkan, L. (eds.). Elsevier, p. 595-600 6 p. (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering; vol. 46).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)
Computer simulation
Reaction kinetics

Modeling of hydrate-based CO2 capture with nucleation stage and induction time prediction capability

Dashti, H., Thomas, D. & Amiri, A., 10 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 231, p. 805-816 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)
Temperature control
Thermal gradients

Variations of the shrinking core model for effective kinetics modeling of the gas hydrate-based CO2 capture process

Dashti, H., Thomas, D., Amiri, A. & Lou, X., 3 Jul 2019, 29th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering. Kiss, A., Zondervan, E., Lakerveld, R. & Özkan, L. (eds.). Elsevier

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Evaluation of Fuel Diversity in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell System

Amiri, A., Tang, S., Steinberger-Wilckens, R. & Tadé, M. O., 20 Nov 2018, In : International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

solid oxide fuel cells
Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)
fuel systems
feed systems


Best Student Paper Prize

Amirpiran Amiri (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

John A Brodie Medal

Amirpiran Amiri (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)