Dr. Pooya Azadi

EducationDr. Pooya Azadi

  • B.Eng, Chemical Engineering, Tehran University, 2005
  • M.A.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Toronto University, 2007
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Toronto University, 2012

Fields:  Energy & Environment, Process Design, Mathematical Modeling, Catalysis

Lab Role: Senior Postdoctoral Associate

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I am from Tehran, Iran.  I obtained my PhD in Chemical Engineering from Toronto University in 2012, during which I also had the opportunity to work as a NSERC Fellow at UW-Madison, and as a visiting scholar at Tokyo University and Tehran University. The focus of my doctoral dissertation was on catalytic production of liquid fuels, hydrogen, and value-added chemicals from lignocellulosics and wastes. Following my graduation, I continued my research at Oxford University for one year and subsequently worked at Cambridge University before joining LAE at MIT. My primary research interests fall into the areas of low-carbon energy, thermochemical biomass processing, catalysis, and advanced mathematical modeling. I also have strong interests in the areas of economic viability and environmental impacts of biofuels as well as carbon credit trading.

 

Publications

“Microkinetic Modeling of Fischer-Tropsch Syntheis over Cobalt Catalysts,” Azadi, P., Brownbridge, G., Kemp, I., Mosbach, S., Dennis, J., Kraft, M., ChemCatChem, accepted.

“The Carbon Footprint and non-renewable Energy Demand of Algae-Derived Biodiesel,” Azadi, P., Brownbridge, G., Mosbach, S., Smallbone, A., Bhave, A., Inderwildi, O., Kraft, M., Applied Energy 113, pp. 1632-1644, 2013.

”The Future Viability of Algae-Derived Biodiesel under Economic and Technical Uncertainties,” Brownbridge, G., Azadi, P., Smallbone, A., Bhave, A., Taylor, B., Kraft, M., Bioresource Technology 151, pp. 166-173, , 2013.

“An Integrated Hydrolysis-Reforming Process for the Production of Hydrogen from Wet Biomass Feedstocks,” Azadi, P., Foroughi, H., Dai, T., Azadi, F., Farnood, R., Fuel 117, pp. 1223-1230, 2013.

“Liquid Fuels, Hydrogen, and Chemicals from Lignin: A Critical Review,” Azadi, P., Inderwildi, O., Farnood, R., King, D., Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 21, pp. 506-523, 2013.

“Catalytic Reforming of Activated Sludge Model Compounds in Supercritical Water using Nickel and Ruthenium Catalysts,” Azadi, P., Afif, E., Foroughi, H., Dai, T., Azadi, F., Farnood, R., Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 134, pp. 265-273, 2013.

“Catalytic Conversion of Biomass Using Solvents Derived from Lignin,” Azadi, P., Carrasquillo-Flores, R., Pagán-Torres, Y.J., Gürbüz,E.I., Farnood, R., Dumesic, J., Green Chemistry 14, pp. 1573-1576, 2012.

“An integrated Approach for the Production of Hydrogen and Methane by Catalytic Hydrothermal Glycerol Reforming Coupled with Parabolic Trough Solar Thermal System,” Azadi, P., International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 37, pp. 17691-17700, 2012.

“Hydrogen Production from Cellulose, Lignin, Bark and Model Carbohydrates in Supercritical Water using Nickel and Ruthenium Catalysts,” Azadi, P., Khan, S., Strobel, F., Azadi, F., Farnood, R., Journal of Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 117, pp. 330-338, 2012.

“Screening of Nickel Catalysts for Selective Hydrogen Production using Supercritical Water Gasification of Glucose,” Azadi, P., Afif, E., Azadi, F., Farnood, R., Green Chemistry 14, pp. 1766-1777, 2012.

“Review of Heterogeneous Catalysts for Sub and Supercritical Water Gasification of Biomass and Wastes,” Azadi, P., Farnood, R., International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36, pp. 9529-9541, 2011.

“Interactions of Supported Nickel and Nickel Oxide Catalysts with Methane and Steam at High Temperatures,” Azadi, P., Otomo, J., Hatano, H., Oshima, Y., Farnood, R., Journal of Chemical Engineering Science 66, pp. 41964202, 2011.

“Catalytic Hydrothermal Gasification of Activated Sludge,” Afif, E., Azadi, P., Farnood, R., Journal of Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 105, pp. 136-143, 2011.

“Estimation of Heating Time and Length in Supercritical Water Reactors,” Azadi, P., Farnood, R., Vuillardot, C., Journal of Supercritical Fluids 55, pp. 1038-1045, 2010.

“Hydrogen production by catalytic near-critical water gasification and steam reforming of glucose,” Azadi, P., Otomo, J., Hatano, H., Oshima, Y., Farnood, R., International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 35, pp. 3406-3414, 2010.

“FEM-DEM Modeling of Thermal Conductivity of Porous Pigmented Coatings,” Azadi, P., Farnood, R., Yan, N., Computational Material Science 49, pp. 392-399, 2010.

“Preparation of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Supported Nickel Catalysts Using Incipient Wetness Method,” Azadi, P., Farnood, R., Meier, E., Journal of Physical Chemistry A 114, pp. 3962-3968, 2010.

“Catalytic Gasification of Biomass Model Compound in Near-Critical Water,” Azadi, P., Syed, K.M., Farnood, R.,  Journal of Applied Catalysis A, 358, pp. 65-72, 2009.

“Hydrothermal Gasification of Glucose using Raney Nickel and Organometallic Catalysts,” Azadi, P., Khodadadi, A., Mortazavi, Y., Farnood, R., Fuel Processing Technology 90, pp. 145-151, 2009.

“High Speed Compression of Highly Filled Thin Composites: Effect of Binder Content and Stiffness,” Azadi, P., Nunnari, S., Farnood, R., Kortschot, M., Yan, N., Progress in Organic Coatings 64, pp. 356-360, 2009.

“First Principles Modeling of the Performance of a Hydrogen-Peroxide-Driven Chem-E-Car,” Farhadi, M., Azadi, P., Zarinpanjeh, N., Journal of Chemical Engineering Education 43, pp. 65-69, 2009.

“Modeling the Effect of Pigment Morphology on the Dynamic Compression of Coating Layers using DEM,” Azadi, P., Farnood, R., Yan, N., Computers and Chemical Engineering 32, pp. 3084–3089, 2008.

“Discrete Element Modeling of the Transient Heat Transfer and Toner Fusing Process in the Xerographic Printing of Coated Papers,” Azadi, P., Yan, N., Farnood, R., Computers & Chemical Engineering 32, pp. 3084–3089, 2008.

“Discrete Element Modeling of the Mechanical Response of Pigment Containing Coating Layers under Compression,” Azadi, P., Farnood, R., Yan, N., Computational Materials Science 42, pp. 50-56, 2008.