I have obtained my BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in chemical engineering. My BSc was majored in petrochemical engineering and my MSc was in process design and optimization. I worked in a consulting company as a process engineer involved in detail process design and procurement of two offshore natural gas production platforms.
My MSc thesis was on solving mixed-integer non-linear programming problems to retrofit heat exchanger networks. The focus of my PhD at the University of Saskatchewan was on synthesizing heterogeneous catalysts for low temperature oxidation of organic indoor air pollutants using ozone.
After completing my PhD, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Ottawa, developing materials for odour removal by adsorption processes and conversion of greenhouse gases to value added products. My current research at Lakehead University includes CO2 free hydrogen production by CH4 decomposition in liquid metal bubble reactors, reformation of CO2 to intermediate and final products, and catalytic ozonation of water and wastewater pollutants.
- Modelling, simulation, and optimization of chemical engineering processes
- CO2 free hydrogen production by CH4 decomposition in liquid metal bubble reactors
- Catalytic reforming of greenhouse gases (CO2 and CH4) to value added products
- Catalytic total oxidation of organic pollutants in gas/liquid phase
- Catalytic conversion of biomass
- Removal of inorganic gases (NH3 and H2S) from air by adsorption