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Dr Salman Masoudi Soltani
Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

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I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor in the US system) in Chemical Engineering. In May 2017, I joined Brunel University London as a founding member of the new Chemical Engineering Department, on the team in charge of the design and development of the Programme. I did my BSc (2005), MSc (2008) and PhD (2014; University of Nottingham) in Chemical Engineering. I am a Chartered Engineer (CEng/MIChemE) with both industrial and academic research backgrounds in chemical and process engineering. I am also a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK, and the Postgraduate Research Director with the Department of Chemical Engineering. 

My research area is mainly centred on Separation Processes & Reaction Engineering (with a focus on adsorption processes & Process Design & Modelling). I have led a number of major research projects on and around carbon capture and hydrogen production, funded via Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC), and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), along with a number of industrial consultancy projects, the details of which have been included under the "Research" tab of this profile. In 2022, my research was featured in the prestigeous Institution of Chemcial Engineers (IChemE)' magazine (The Chemical Engineer).

Before joining Brunel University London, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of Chemical Engineering (Clean Fossil & Bioenergy Research Group) at Imperial College London, UK (07/2015 – 05/2017), contributing to several EPSRC as well as EU- and OECD-consultancy projects (Opening New Fuels for UK Generation; Gas-FACTS; CO2QUEST) in the realms of biomass combustion and the modelling and optimisation of CO2 capture & utilisation processes - in Professor Paul Fennell's research group and in collaboration with Professor Niall Mac Dowell and Professor Nilay Shah. In March 2017, I received the prestigious endorsement as the Exceptional Talent in Chemical Engineering by the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. Prior to this, I worked as a Postdoctoral Knowledge Transfer Partnership Research Associate with Dr Shenyi Wu (Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group) at the University of Nottingham, UK (08/2013 – 07/2015), during which, I was fully based at A-Gas International ltd. production site in Bristol (UK), where I worked as a Project/Process Engineer on a major joint engineering research and process design project, involving the research, front end engineering design (FEED), detailed design, and development of a bespoke industrial-scale gas separation process.

I was awarded The University of Nottingham Scholarship to study for a PhD in Chemical Engineering. I conducted my research with the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus where I studied the effects of pyrolysis conditions on the structure of porous carbonaceous adsorbents synthesised from recycled waste, and the effect of subsequent surface modification on heavy metal removal from aqueous media.


Postgraduate Research Director (September 2021 - present)

Undergraduate Programme Director (January 2019 - September 2021)

Member on the team responsible for the development, design and launch of the new Chemical Engineering Program/Department at Brunel University London.

Newest selected publications

Ketabchi, MR., Babamohammadi, S., George Davies, W., Gorbounov, M. and Masoudi Soltani, S. (2023) 'Latest Advances and Challenges in Carbon Capture Using Bio-based Sorbents: A State-of-the-Art Review'. Carbon capture science and technology. pp. 100087 - 100087. ISSN: 2772-6568

Journal article

Petrovic, B., Gorbounov, M., Ozmen, S., Clough, P. and Masoudi Soltani, S. (2022) 'Synthesis of Nanoporous Type A and X Zeolite Mixtures from Biomass Combustion Fly Ash for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture'.2022 IEEE 22nd International Conference on Nanotechnology (NANO). Palma de Mallorca, Spain. 4 - 8 July. IEEE. pp. 221 - 224. ISSN: 1944-9399 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Gorbounov, M., Petrovic, B., Ozmen, S., Clough, P., Bekmuratova, D. and Soltani, SM. (2022) 'Development of Nanoporosity on a Biomass Combustion Ash-derived Carbon for CO2 Adsorption'.2022 IEEE 22nd International Conference on Nanotechnology (NANO). IEEE.

Conference paper

Gorbounov, M., Taylor, J., Petrovic, B. and Masoudi Soltani, S. (2022) 'To DoE or not to DoE? A Technical Review on & Roadmap for Optimisation of Carbonaceous Adsorbents and Adsorption Processes'. South African Journal of Chemical Engineering, 41. pp. 111 - 128. ISSN: 1026-9185 Open Access Link

Journal article

Petrovic, B., Gorbounov, M. and Masoudi Soltani, S. (2022) 'Impact of Surface Functional Groups and Their Introduction Methods on the Mechanisms of CO2 Adsorption on Porous Carbonaceous Adsorbents'. Carbon Capture Science & Technology, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 63. ISSN: 2772-6568 Open Access Link

Journal article
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