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Dr Salman Masoudi Soltani

Dr Salman Masoudi Soltani
Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Howell Building 110


Dr Masoudi joined Brunel University London as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Chemical Engineering in May 2017. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng/MIChemE) with both industrial and academic research backgrounds in chemical and process engineering. His main area of expertise falls on Process Design, Process Synthesis and Process Systems Engineering (PSE) with a focus on separation processes.

Dr Masoudi’s research background is mainly centred on the design & synthesis, modelling and optimisation of chemical processes. This mostly covers adsorption, absorption, membrane separation and distillation. His industrial experience has revolved around the front end engineering design (FEED), synthesis and development of bespoke industrial-scale gas separation processes. He is also interested in the synthesis, modification and characterisation of nano-materials targeting a range of separation processes. 

Prior to joining Brunel University London, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of Chemical Engineering (Clean Fossil & Bioenergy Research Group) at Imperial College London (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, he received the prestigious endorsement as the Exceptional Talent in Chemical Engineering by the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. Before joining Imperial College London, he worked as a Postdoctoral Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Research Associate with the Division of Energy & Sustainability at the University of Nottingham, UK Campus (08/2013 – 07/2015), during which, he was fully based at A-Gas International ltd. production site in Bristol (UK), where he worked as a Project Engineer on a major joint engineering research and detailed process design project, involving the research and development of a bespoke industrial-scale gas separation process.

Further back, he was awarded The University of Nottingham Scholarship to study for a PhD in Chemical Engineering. He conducted his PhD research with the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus where he studied the effects of pyrolysis conditions on nano-porous structure of 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, 2013
  • MSc in Chemical Engineering (Separation Processes), Iran University of Science & Technology, 2008
  • BSc in Chemical Engineering (Natural Gas Processes), Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, 2005


Dr Masoudi is a member of the team responsible for the development, design and launch of the new Chemical Engineering Program/Department at Brunel University London.

Newest selected publications

Khodapanah, N., Idris, A., Khodapanah, L., Masoudi Soltani, S. and Yunus, R. (Accepted) 'Enhanced coagulant extraction from Jatropha curcas in aqueous solutions and the application in turbidity removal'. Desalination and Water Treatment. ISSN: 1944-3986 Open Access Link

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Hosseini, S., kheawhom, S., Masoudi Soltani, S., Aroua, MK., Moghaddas, H. and Yusoff, R. (Accepted) 'Improvement of product selectivity in bicarbonate reduction into formic acid on a tin-based catalyst by integrating nano-diamond particles'. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 116. pp. 494 - 505. ISSN: 0263-8762

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Hosseini, S., kheawhom, S., Masoudi Soltani, S. and Kheireddine Aroua, M. (Accepted) 'Electrochemical Reduction of Bicarbonate on Carbon Nanotube-supported Silver Oxide: An Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Study'. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. ISSN: 2213-3437 Open Access Link

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Malekbala, MR., Soltani, SM., Hosseini, S., Eghbali Babadi, F. and Malekbala, R. (2017) 'Current technologies in the extraction, enrichment and analytical detection of tocopherols and tocotrienols: A review'. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 57 (14). pp. 2935 - 2942. ISSN: 1040-8398

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Hosseini, S., Eghbali Babadi, F., Masoudi Soltani, S., Aroua, MK., Babamohammadi, S. and Mousavi Moghadam, A. (2017) 'Carbon dioxide adsorption on nitrogen-enriched gel beads from calcined eggshell/sodium alginate natural composite'. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 109. pp. 387 - 399. ISSN: 0957-5820

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