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Dr Salman Masoudi Soltani

Dr Salman Masoudi Soltani
Lecturer in Chemical Engineering


I joined Brunel University London as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor in the US System) in Chemical Engineering in May 2017 as a member on the team in charge of the design and development of the new chemical engineering programme at Brunel University London. 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 Undergraduate Programme Coordinator with the Department of Chemical Engineering. 

My research area is mainly centred on separation systems and designing the associated processes. In essence, I do this via the synthesis, modelling and optimisation of such processes, coupled with lab-scale experimental investigation. This aims to provide an understanding of the techno-economics of the chemical processes and hence, their commercial viabilities. 

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 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 Dr 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 detailed process design project, involving the research, front end engineering design (FEED) 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 nano-carbon from recycled waste and the effect of subsequent surface modification on heavy metal removal from aqueous media.


  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Nottingham, 2011-2014
  • MSc in Chemical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, 2005-2008
  • BSc in Chemical Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, 2000-2005


I am currently the Undergraduate Programme Coordinator at the Department of Chemical Engineering.

I have been a 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

Hosseini, S., Moghaddas, H., Masoudi Soltani, S. and Kheawhom, S. (2020) 'Technological Applications of Honeycomb Monoliths Prepared via Extrusion and Coating of Structured Supports in Environmental Processes: A Review'. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 133. pp. 286 - 300. ISSN: 0263-8762 Open Access Link

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Khezri, R., Wan Ab Karim Ghani, WA., Masoudi Soltani, S., Awang Biak, DR., Yunus, R., Silas, K., et al. (2019) 'Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of Gas-Solid Hydrodynamics in a Bubbling Fluidized-Bed Reactor: Effects of Air Distributor, Viscous and Drag Models'. Processes, 7 (524). pp. 1 - 16. ISSN: 2227-9717 Open Access Link

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Bahzad, H., Shah, N., Dowell, NM., Boot-Handford, M., Soltani, SM., Ho, M. and et al. (2019) 'Development and techno-economic analyses of a novel hydrogen production process via chemical looping'. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44 (39). pp. 21251 - 21263. ISSN: 0360-3199 Open Access Link

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Alexanda Petrovic, B. and Masoudi Soltani, S. (2019) 'Optimization of Post Combustion CO2 Capture from a Combined-Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant via Taguchi Design of Experiment'. Processes, 7 (6). pp. 364 - 364. ISSN: 2227-9717 Open Access Link

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Eghbali Babadi, F., Yunus, R., Abbasi, A. and Masoudi Soltani, S. (2019) 'Response Surface Method in the Optimization of a Rotary pan-equipped Process for Increased Efficiency of Slow-release Coated Urea'. Processes, 7 (3). pp. 125 - 125. ISSN: 2227-9717 Open Access Link

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