Department of Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering started its academic activities in 1992 at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. The M.S. program is offered since 2000. Students could concentrate their studies on areas such as: Polymers, Food industries, Gas Processing and Transportation, Separation Processes, Biotechnology, Process Design, Nanotechnology, Modeling and Simulation. In the doctoral program, which is offered since 2008, candidates can study on Separation Processes and Transport Phenomena. More

Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering
Ali Ahmadpour
Department of Chemical Engineering

Concentration areas offered by the Department of Chemical Engineering
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
Chemical Engineering
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Polymers -
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Food industries
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Gas Production and Transportation
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Separation Processes
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Process Designing
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Modeling, Simulation and Control
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Transport Phenomena & Separation Processes

Academic staff

Ali Ahmadpour
Mahmood Akhavan Mahdavi
Assistant Professor
Hossein Ali Akhlaghi Amiri
Assistant Professor
Babak Aminshahidy
Associate Professor
Reza Arefinia
Assistant Professor
Majid Baniadam
Associate Professor
Ali Dashti
Associate Professor
Mohammad Ali Fanaei Shykholeslami
Associate Professor
Nafishe Farhadian
Associate Professor
Reza Gheshlaghi
Associate Professor
Mohammad Taghi Hamed Mosavian
Bijan Hejazi
Assistant Professor
Hamed Janani
Assistant Professor
Mehdi Karimi
Assistant Professor
Hamed Karkhanechi
Assistant Professor
Morteza Maghrebi
Associate Professor
Zahra Maghsoud
Assistant Professor
Seyed Hossein Mazloumi
Assistant Professor
Seyed Mahmoud Mousavi
Seyed Mostafa Nowee Baghban
Associate Professor
Majid Pakizeh
Mehdi Panahi
Assistant Professor
Mahdi Pourafshari Chenar
Ehsan Saljoughi
Associate Professor
Javad Sargolzaei
Akbar Shahsavand
Associate Professor
Elham Yasari
Assistant Professor


Recent journal articles

Babakhani, B., Ostad Movahed, S., Ghazi, S., & Ahmadpour, A. (2018). A new formulation for polymeric separator gels for potential use in blood serum separator tubes. Progress in Rubber, Plastics and Recycling Technology, 34 (1), 35-53.
Medhat, F., & Pakizeh, M. (2018). Preparation and characterization of a PVA/PSf thin fi lm composite membrane after incorporation of PSSMA into a selective layer and its application for pharmaceutical removal. Separation and Purification Technology, 192 (1), 5-14.
Roosta Feizabadi, H., Dashti, A., Mazloumi, S., & F. Varaminian (2018). The dual effect of amino acids on the nucleation and growth rate of gas hydrate in ethane+water, methane+propane+water and methane+THF+water systems. Fuel, 212 (1), 151-161.
Izadpanah, M., Gheshlaghi, R., Akhavan Mahdavi, M., & A.elkamel (2018). Effect of light spectrum on isolation of microalgae from urban wastewater and growth characteristics of subsequent cultivation of the isolated species. Algal Research, 29 (1), 154-158.
Rashidi, H., Ahmadpour, A., Gholizadeh, M., F. F. Bamoharram, & Moosavi, F. (2018). Effect of Magnetized Ethanol on the Shape Evolution of Zinc Oxide from Nanoparticles to Microrods: Experimental and Molecular Dynamic Simulation Study. Advanced Powder Technology, 29 (1), 349-358.
Mokhtarifar, M., Arab, H., Maghrebi, M., & Baniadam, M. (2018). Amine-functionalization of carbon nanotubes assisted by electrochemical generation of chlorine. Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, 124 (1), 1-9.
Banazadeh, H., & Mousavi, S. (2018). A novel process for oxygen absorption from air using hollow fiber gas-liquid membrane contactor. Separation and Purification Technology, 193 (3), 283-288.
Langari, S., Saljoughi, E., & Mousavi, S. (2018). Chitosan/polyvinyl alcohol/amino functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotube pervaporation membranes: Synthesis, characterization, and performance. Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 29 (1), 84-94.
Imanifar, M., Ostad Movahed, S., & Ahmadpour, A. (2018). The effects of peroxide and phenolic cure systems on characteristics of the filled ethylene-propylene-diene monomer rubber (EPDM). Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 135 (20), 0-0.
Imani Mofrad, P., Zeinali Heris, S., & Shanbedi, M. (2018). Experimental investigation of the effect of different nanofluids on the thermal performance of a wet cooling tower using a new method for equalization of ambient conditions. Energy Conversion and Management, 158 (4), 23-35.
Aminshahidy, B., & Gholizadeh, M. (2018). Corrosion inhibition of carbon steel in aqueous HCl solutions by acid pre-magnetization technique: Experimental study and modelling. Protection of Metals and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, 1 (4), 1-20.
Masoudi, S., Sargolzaei, J., & Zeynali, V. (2018). Investigation and optimization of the SND-SBR system for organic matter and ammonium nitrogen removal using the central composite design (CCD). Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, 37 (5), 1638-1646.
Razmkhah, M., Moosavi, F., Hamed Mosavian, M., & Ahmadpour, A. (2018). Does electric or magnetic field affect reverse osmosis desalination?. Desalination, 435 (1), 55-63.
M.r. Rokhforouz, & Akhlaghi Amiri, H. (2018). Pore-level Influence of Micro-fracture Parameters on Visco-capillary Behavior of Two-phase Displacements in Porous Media. Advances in Water Resources, 113 (0), 260-271.
Medhat, F., & Pakizeh, M. (2018). The effect of preparation parameters on performance of polyvinyl alcohol thin‐film composite membrane: Experimental study, modeling, and optimization. Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 29 (3), 1150-1160.
Nezhadmoghadam, E., Pourafshari Chenar, M., M.r. Omidkhah, Nezhadmoghaddam, A., & Reza Abedini (2018). Aminosilane grafted Matrimid 5218/nano-silica mixed matrix membrane for CO2/light gases separation. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 35 (2), 526-534.
Haroonabadi, L., Dashti, A., & Najipoor, M. (2018). Investigation of the effect of thermal aging on rapid gas decompression (RGD) resistance of nitrile rubber. Polymer Testing, 67 (0), 37-45.
Roosta Feizabadi, H., Dashti, A., Mazloumi, S., & Farshad Varaminian (2018). Effects of chemical modification of PVA by acrylamide, methacrylamide and acrylonitrile on the growth rate of gas hydrate in methane-propane-water system, Journal of Molecular Liquids. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 253 (0), 259-269.
Nayebzadeh, H., Mohammad Haghighi, Saghatoleslami, N., Tabasizadeh, M., & Ehsan Binaeian (2018). Influence of carbon source content on the structure and performance of KOH/Ca12Al14O33eC nanocatalyst used in the transesterification reaction via microwave irradiation. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 247 (0), 672-681.
Panahi, M., Yasari, E., & Ahmad Rafiee (2018). Multi-objective optimization of a gas-to-liquids (GTL) process with staged Fischer-Tropsch reactor. Energy Conversion and Management, 163 (1), 239-249.
Razmkhah, M., Moosavi, F., Hamed Mosavian, M., & Ahmadpour, A. (2018). Tunable gas adsorption in graphene oxide framework. Applied Surface Science, 443 (0), 198-208.
Fazeli, H., Panahi, M., & Ahmad Rafiee (2018). Investigating the potential of carbon dioxide utilization in a gas-to-liquids process with iron-based Fischer-Tropsch catalyst. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 52 (0), 549-558.
Farhadian, N. (2018). Exploring the effect of important parameters on decomposition of gas hydrate structure I: A molecular dynamics simulation study. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 52 (0), 1-12.
Cheshomi, N., Pakizeh, M. (2018). Preparation and characterization of TiO2/Pebax/(PSf‐PES) thin film nanocomposite membrane for humic acid removal from water. Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 29 (3), 1303-1312.
Moradgholi, M., Nowee Baghban, S., & Farzaneh, A. (2018). Experimental study of using Al2O3/methanol nanofluid in a two phase closed thermosyphon (TPCT) array as a novel photovoltaic/thermal system. Solar Energy, 164 (1), 243-250.
Akbari, M., Nowee Baghban, S., & Ramezanian, N. (2018). Comparative Study on Adsorption of Chromium(VI) from Industrial Wastewater onto Nature Derived Adsorbents (Brown Coal and Zeolite). International journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 15 (8), 1509-1520.
Mahmoodi, V., , & Ahmadpour, A. (2018). Solar energy harvesting by magnetic-semiconductor nanoheterostructure in water treatment technology. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25 (9), 8268-8285.
Mahmoodi, V., Ahmadpour, A., , & Hamed Mosavian, M. (2018). Facile Synthesis of BiOI Nanoparticles at Room Temperature and Evaluation of their Photoactivity Under Sunlight Irradiation. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 94 (1), 4-16.
Bakhshi, F., & Farhadian, N. (2018). Co-doped graphene sheets as a novel adsorbent for hydrogen storage: DFT and DFT-D3 correction dispersion study. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 0 (43), 8355-8364.
Golpour, M., & Pakizeh, M. (2018). Preparation and characterization of new PA-MOF/PPSU-GO membrane for the separation of KHI from water. Chemical Engineering Journal, 345 (0), 221-232.
Jafarpour, T., Maghsoud, Z., & Mousavi, S. (2018). The prediction of cellulose acetate membrane characteristics by recent phenomenological models. Desalination and Water Treatment, 103 (1), 28-39.
Arjmandi, M., Pakizeh, M., Saghi, M., & (2018). Study of Separation Behavior of Activated and Non-Activated MOF-5 as Filler on MOF-based Mixed-Matrix Membranes in H2/CO2 Separation1. Petroleum Chemistry, 58 (4), 317-329.
Rajaee Shooshtari, S., & Shahsavand, A. (2018). Numerical investigation of water droplets trajectories during natural gas dehydration inside supersonic separator. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 54 (1), 131-142.
Rajaee Shooshtari, S., & Shahsavand, A. (2018). Optimal operation of refrigeration oriented supersonic separators for natural gas dehydration via heterogeneous condensation. Applied Thermal Engineering, 139 (1), 76-86.
Mahzoon, S., Nowee Baghban, S., & (2018). Synergetic combination of 1D-2D g-C3N4 heterojunction nanophotocatalyst for hydrogen production via water splitting under visible light irradiation. Renewable Energy, 127 (11), 433-443.
Naddaf, A., & Zeinali Heris, S. (2018). Experimental study on thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity of diesel oil-based nanofluids of graphene nanoplatelets and carbon nanotubes. International Communication in Heat and Mass Transfer, 95 (0), 116-122.
M. Fani-kheshty, F. Varaminian, & Farhadian, N. (2018). Data for exploring the effect of parameters on decomposition of gas hydrate structure I. Data in Brief, 18 (1), 1247-1251.
M. J. Ameri, Aminshahidy, B., & Gholizadeh, M. (2018). Influence and Application of an External Variable Magnetic Field on the Aqueous HCl Solution Behavior: Experimental Study and Modelling Using the Taguchi Method. Applied Chemistry for Engineering, 29 (2), 215-224.
Daraee, M., Baniadam, M., Alimorad Rashidi, & Maghrebi, M. (2018). Synthesis of TiO2-CNT hybrid nanocatalyst and its application in direct oxidation of H2S to S. Chemical Physics, 511 (1), 7-19.
Ojaghi, N., Mokhtarifar, M., Sabaghian, Z., Arab, H., Maghrebi, M., & Baniadam, M. (2018). Rapid and controllable perforation of carbon nanotubes by microwave radiation. Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, 124 (6), 1-8.
Sabbagh, O., Vahidi Ferdowsi, M., & Fanaei Shykholeslami, M. (2018). Prediction of H2S and CO2 Solubility in Aqueous MDEA and MDEA/PZ Solutions Using ELECNRTL and ACID GAS Packages. Journal of Gas Technology, 3 (1), 4-13.
Moaseri, E., Karimi, M., Bazoubandi, B., Baniadam, M., & Maghrebi, M. (2018). Remarkable enhancements in mechanical properties of epoxy composites through double reinforcing structure: Integrated structure of carbon fiber‐carbon nanotube instead of conventional reinforcing methods. Polymer Composites, 39 (2), 1099-1108.
Lotfikatooli, L., & Shahsavand, A. (2018). An Innovative Approach For Molecular Simulation Of Nano- Structured Adsorption Isotherms Via Ant Colony Method. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122 (10), 5710-5720.
Razmkhah, M., Hamed Mosavian, M., Moosavi, F., & Ahmadpour, A. (2018). CO2 gas adsorption into graphene oxide framework: Effect of electric and magnetic field. Applied Surface Science, 456 (1), 318-327.
Kiani, S., Mousavi, S., Saljoughi, E., & Shahtahmassebi, N. (2018). Preparation and characterization of modified polyphenylsulfone membranes with hydrophilic property for filtration of aqueous media. Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 29 (6), 1632-1648.
Hataminia, F., Farhadian, N., M. Karimi, & M. Ebrahimi (2018). A novel method for squalene extraction from pumpkin seed oil using magnetic nanoparticles and exploring the inhibition effect of extracted squalene on angiogenesis property. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 91 (1), 1-9.
Medhat, F., & Pakizeh, M. (2018). Preparation and characterization of a nanoclay/PVA/PSf nanocomposite membrane for removal of pharmaceuticals from water. Applied Clay Science, 162 (1), 326-338.
Khosravinia, S., Akhavan Mahdavi, M., Gheshlaghi, R., Dehghani, H., & B. Rasekh (2018). Construction and Characterization of a New Recombinant Vector to Remove Sulfate Repression of dsz Promoter Transcription in Biodesulfurization of Dibenzothiophene. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9 (1578), 1-9.
Razmkhah, M., Hamed Mosavian, M., & Moosavi, F. (2018). Structural analysis of an amino acid ionic liquid: Bulk and electrical double layer. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 268 (0), 506-516.
Piri, M., & Arefinia, R. (2018). Investigation of the hydrogen evolution phenomenon on CaCO3 precipitation in artificial seawater. Desalination, 444 (1), 142-150.
Mohagheghi, A., & Arefinia, R. (2018). Corrosion inhibition of carbon steel by dipotassium hydrogen phosphate in alkaline solutions with low chloride contamination. Construction and Building Materials, 187 (1), 760-772.
Najafi, M., Mousavi, S., & Saljoughi, E. (2018). Preparation and Characterization of Poly(Ether Block Amide)/Graphene Membrane for Recovery of Isopropanol from Aqueous Solution via Pervaporation. Polymer Composites, 39 (7), 2259-2267.
Afsar, F., Saljoughi, E., & Mousavi, S. (2018). Poly -caprolactone-/poly -ethylene glycol- pervaporation blend membranes: Synthesis, characterization, and performance. Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 29 (9), 2467-2476.
Razmkhah, M., Hamed Mosavian, M., & Moosavi, F. (2018). What is the effect of polar and nonpolar side chain group on bulk and electrical double layer properties of amino acid ionic liquids?. Electrochimica Acta, 285 (1), 393-404.
Khatami, S., & Shahsavand, A. (2018). Application of Population Balance Theory for Dynamic Modeling of Methane and Ethane Hydrate Formation Processes. Energy and Fuels, 32 (1), 8131-8144.
Ahmad Rafiee, Kaveh Rajab Khalilpour, Dia Milani, & Panahi, M. (2018). Trends in CO2 conversion and utilization: A review from process systems perspective. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 6 (5), 5771-5794.
Ahmadi, S., Hamed Mosavian, M., & S. Heydari (2018). Response surface methodology for modelling and determination of catechin in Pistachio green hull using surfactant-based dispersive liquid–liquid microextraction followed by UV–Vis spectrophotometry. Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society, 15 (11), 2605-2614.
Kamelian, F., Saljoughi, E., Shojaee Nasirabadi, P., & Mousavi, S. (2018). Modifications and Research Potentials of Acrylonitrile/ Butadiene/Styrene (ABS) Membranes: A Review. Polymer Composites, 39 (8), 2835-2846.
Mojaverian Kermani, A., Ahmadpour, A., , & (2018). Deep oxidative desulfurization of dibenzothiophene with {Mo132} nanoballs supported on activated carbon as an efficient catalyst at room temperature. New Journal of Chemistry, 42 (14), 12188-12197.
Mahmoodi, V., Ahmadpour, A., T. Rohani Bastami, & Hamed Mosavian, M. (2018). PVP assisted synthesis of high efficient BiOI/Graphene oxide nanohybrid and its photocatalytic performance in degradation of organic dye pollutants. Solar Energy, 176 (12), 483-495.
Najipoor, M., Haroonabadi, L., & Dashti, A. (2018). Assessment of failures of nitrile rubber vulcanizates in rapid gas decompression (RGD) testing: Effect of physico-mechanical properties. Polymer Testing, 72 (1), 377-385.
Ahmadpour, A. (2018). Adsorptive desulfurization of model gasoline by using modified bentonite. Journal of Sulfur Chemistry, (0), 0-0.
Akhlaghi Amiri, H. (2018). Evaluation of polymer injection, near-wellbore and in-depth gel treatments in a stratified porous medium. Journal of Porous Media, 21 (13), 1323-1345.
Maryam Dowlatabadi, Mansoor Jahangiri, & Farhadian, N. (2018). Prediction of chlortetracycline adsorption on the Fe3O4 nanoparticle using molecular dynamics simulation. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 0 (0), 1-30.
Akhlaghi Amiri, H. (2018). Effects of grain size and shape distribution on pore-scale numerical simulation of two-phase flow in a heterogeneous porous medium. Advances in Water Resources, 124 (1), 84-95.
Akbari, S., Hamed Mosavian, M., Moosavi, F., & Ahmadpour, A. (2018). Elucidating the morphological aspects and proton dynamics in a hybrid perfluorosulfonic acid membrane for medium-temperature fuel cell applications. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20 (1), 29778-29789.
Ghasemzadeh, R., Hamed Mosavian, M., & Afzal Karimi (2018). ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL PRETREATMENT OF RAPESEED STRAW WITH WHITE ROT FUNGI FOR ENZYMATIC HYDROLYSIS. Maderas: Ciencia y Tecnologia, 20 (4), 725-736.
Taherian, M., Mousavi, S., & Chamani, H. (2018). An agent-based simulation with NetLogo platform to evaluate forward osmosis process (PRO Mode). Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 26 (12), 2487-2494.
Hosseinjalaei Salmani, M. Naderlotfollahi, & Mazloumi, S. (2018). A model for predicting flash point of alkane-alkane and water-alcohol mixtures by the Cubic-Plus-Association Equation of State. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 119 (1), 191-197.
Hassani, S., Morteza Khoshvaght-aliabadi, & Mazloumi, S. (2018). Influence of chevron fin interruption on thermo-fluidic transport characteristics of nanofluid-cooled electronic heat sink. Chemical Engineering Science, 191 (1), 436-447.
Mohaddeseh Najafi, Morteza Sadeghi, Bolverdi, A., Pourafshari Chenar, M., & Pakizeh, M. (2018). Gas permeation properties of cellulose acetate/silica nanocomposite membrane. Advances in Polymer Technology, 37 (6), 2043-2052.
Afshoun, H., Pourafshari Chenar, M., & Ahmad Fauzi Ismail (2018). Effect of coating method and feed pressure and temperature on CO2/CH4 gas separation performance of Pebax/PES composite membranes. Journal of Gas Technology, 3 (1), 48-59.
Aminzadeh, R., Mousavi, S., & Nazari, H. (2018). TREATMENT OF FORGING INDUSTRY WASTEWATER USING NON-HYBRID AND HYBRID PROCESSES. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 17 (11), 2627-2633.

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