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Dr Salman Masoudi Soltani

Dr Salman Masoudi Soltani
Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Howell Building 110


I joined Brunel University London as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor in the US system) in Chemical Engineering in May 2017. I am a Chartered Engineer (CEng/MIChemE) with both industrial and academic research backgrounds in chemical and process engineering. My main area of expertise falls on Process Design & Synthesis and Process Systems Engineering (PSE) with a focus on separation processes.

My current and most recent research area is mainly centred on the design & synthesis, modelling and optimisation of chemical processes e.g. adsorption, absorption, membrane separation and distillation. My industrial experience has revolved around the front end engineering design (FEED), synthesis and development of bespoke industrial-scale gas separation processes. 

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 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.

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, 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


I 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

Hosseini, S., Moghaddas, H., Masoudi Soltani, S., Kheireddine Aroua, M., Kheawhom, S. and Yusof, R. (2018) 'Electrochemical bicarbonate reduction in the presence of Diisopropylamine on sliver oxide in alkaline sodium bicarbonate medium'. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. ISSN: 2213-3437 Open Access Link

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Khodapanah, N., Idris, A., Khodapanah, L., Masoudi Soltani, S. and Yunus, R. (2018) '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. (2018) '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. (2018) 'Electrochemical Reduction of Bicarbonate on Carbon Nanotube-supported Silver Oxide: An Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Study'. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 6 (1). pp. 1033 - 1043. 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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