• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Development and Validation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) lifespan computation tool


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    Personal profile


    Dr Amiri is an experienced lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry.  He is a Senior 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. 


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

    Research Interests

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

    Teaching Activity

    Undergraduate Modules

    • CE2105: Process Simulation (Module leader)
    • CE3021: Process Computations (Module leader)
    • CE3003: Chemical Engineering Design Project
    • CE1002: Design and Build

      Postgraduate Modules

    • CE4023: Advanced Process Simulation (Module leader)
    • CE4011: 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 (ongoing): Control design for mSOFC with focus on lifetime and performance improvements
    • Abdelnasir Omran (ongoing): Techno-economic study of proton exchange membrane fuel cell hybrid vehicle (PEMHFCHV) with focus on overall efficiency and power consumption
    • Shi Tang (completed): Multi-scale Modelling and Optimization Study on the Thermal Management of SOFC.
    • Hossein Dashti (completed): Carbon Dioxide Capture using Gas Hydrates Technology

    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

    Award Date: 1 Sep 2018

    External positions

    Adjunct Lecturer

    15 Jan 2017 → …


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