CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Personal Information:

Name: Ataallah Sari

Date of birth: 1978

Marital Status: Married, 2 Childs

Nationality: Iranian

Contact:

-          Tel: + 98 31 3793 4519

-          Fax: +98 31 3793 4031

-          Email: a.sari@eng.ui.ac.ir, atasari@gmail.com

-          Address: Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Isfahan, Hezarjarib Av., Isfahan, 81746-73441, Iran.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Position:

                                 Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering (Since 2009)

Executive Position in University of Isfahan:

                           Deputy of Education, Department of Chemical Engineering (2011-2016)

                                Head of Chemical Enginering Department (2016 -2020)

Educations:

Ph.D.                      Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, January 2009.

Ø  Thesis Title: Investigation of Syngas Production in Monolithic Reactors.

Supervisors: Prof. Farhad Ali Farhadpour (University of Surrey, the UK), prof. Aliakbar Safekordi (Sharif University of Technology, Iran)

M.Sc.                      Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, January 2003.

Ø  Thesis Title: Extraction of Galbanum Essential Oil by Supercritical Carbon Dioxide.

Supervisor: Prof. Iraj Goodarznia (Sharif University of Technology, Iran)

B.Sc.                       Chemical Engineering, Shiraz University, Iran, September 2000.

Ø  Thesis Title: Using Hydrometric Approach for Generation of Crystal Size Distribution Curves.

      Supervisor: Prof. Abdolhamid Alamdari (Shiraz University, Iran)

Fields of Major Scientific Research Interest:

·         Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Reactive Flows

·         Industrial Reactors and Catalysis Science

·         Supercritical Fluid Processing

·         Fuel Processing Technologies/Coal and Natural Gas Conversion

·         Micro Process Engineering

·         Scale-up in Chemical Engineering

 

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate:

·         Chemical Reaction Engineering

·         Oil and Gas Refining Engineering

·         Characterization and Selection of Process Equipment

·         Petrochemical Processes

·         Principles of Combustion Engineering

·         Heat Transfer Lab.

Postgraduate:

·         Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering

·         Advanced Mathematics in Chemical Engineering

·         Industrial Reactors

·         Heterogeneous and Industrial Catalysis

 

Honors and Awards:

·         Second Rank among B.Sc. Students Graduated in Petrochemical Processes Engineering Trend, Shiraz University, 2000.

·         First Rank among M.Sc. Students Graduated in Transport Phenomena and Separation Processes Trend, Sharif University of Technology, 2003.

·         Third Grade Ph.D. Exam Deployment Abroad (Foreign Exchange Doctoral Exam of Chemical Engineering), the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, 2002.

·         UI Distinguished Teaching Award (Honored by the UI President), 2012.

·         Faculty of Engineering Distinguished Teaching Award (Honored by the head of faculty of engineering), 2018.

Research Publications:

 

Papers in ISI Journals:

 

1-      A. Sari, A. A. Safekordi, F. A. Farhadpour, “Comparison and validation of plug and boundary layer flow models of monolithic reactors: catalytic partial oxidation of methane on Rh coated monoliths”, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, Volume 6, A73, 1-43, 2008.

 

2-      A. Sari, Y. Zamani, S. A. Taheri, “Intrinsic kinetics of Fischer–Tropsch reactions over an industrial Co–Ru/γ-Al2O3”, Fuel Processing Technology, Volume 90, 1305-1313, 2009.

 

3-      A. Sari, A. Zohrabian, Simulation study of the effect of feed moisture on auto-thermal reforming in short contact time catalytic micro channels, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 39, 3269-3285, 2014.

 

4-      A. Sari, Investigation of the supercritical conditions for Fischer–Tropsch reaction over an industrial Co–Ru/γ-Al2O3 catalyst, Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume l, 244, 317–326, 2014.

 

5-      A. Sari, J. Sabziani, “Modeling and 3D-simulation of hydrogen production via methanol steam reforming in copper-coated channels of a mini reformer”, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 352, 64-76, 2017.

 

6-      A. Sari, “A theoretical study on high pressure partial oxidation of methane in Rh-washcoated monoliths”, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Volume 121, 134-148, 2017.

 

 

Papers in ISC and National (Iranian) Journals:

 

1-      J. Sabziani, A. Sari,  A CFD simulation of hydrogen production in microreactors”, Iranian Journal of Oil & Gas Science and Technology, Volume 4, No. 1, 35-48, 2015.

 

2-      M.J. hosseini, M. Beheshti, A. Sari, “The effect of 1-butanol co-feeding on propylene production in the MTP reaction”, Gas Processing Journal, Volume 4, No. 2, 43-52, 2017.

 

 

Attendance to Conferences and Meetings:

 

1-      A. Sari, I. Goodarznia, “Theoretical evaluation of oxygenated compounds of galbanum essential oil solubility in supercritical carbon dioxide by Peng-Robinson and UNIQUAQ equations of state”, (in Persian), The 13th National Congress of Food Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, 2003.

 

2-      A. Sari, I. Goodarznia, “Extraction of galbanum essential oil by supercritical carbon dioxide”, (in Persian), The 7th Iranian National Congress of Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 2003.

 

3-      A. Hasani, A. Sari, “Mathematical modeling of syngas production in a Rh-Rh/Ni dual-bed monolithic reactor”, (in Persian), The 3rd  National Conference on New Technologies in Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Damghan, Iran, 2014.

 

4-      A. Hasani, A. Sari, “Comparison between the performance of Rh-Pt/Ni dual-bed monolithic channels for oxidation/reforming reactions of methane at high level industrial pressures”, (in Persian), The 3rd  National Conference on New Technologies in Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Damghan, Iran, 2014.

 

5-      S. Asadi, A. Sari, “Transient behavior of non-catalytic oxidation of methane in a short contact time micro channel”, The 8th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, Kish, Iran, 2014.

 

6-      S. Asadi, A. Sari, “Mathematical modeling of laminar flame in combustion chamber of syngas autothermal reformers”, (in Persian), The 4th National Conference of Burner and Industrial Furnaces, Tehran, Iran, 2014.

 

7-      Z. Borazjani, A. Sari, “Mathematical modeling and optimization of operating conditions of pre-wash section in mercaptan extraction tower using Merox process”, (in Persian), The 15th Iranian National Congress of Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2015.

 

8-      A. Sari, N. Zergani, “Mathematical modeling of the methanol to olefin reactions in a fixed-bed reactor”, (in Persian), 3rd National Conference & 1st International Conefernce on Applied Reaserchers in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tehran, Iran, 2016.

 

9-      A. Sari, N. Zergani, “Kinetic analysis of the methanol to olefin reactions by path analysis”, (in Persian), 3rd National Conference & 1st International Conference on Applied Reaserchers in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tehran, Iran, 2016.

 

10-  N. Zergani, A. Sari, “The effect of type of boundary conditions on mathematical modeling of the fixed-bed reactors in methanol to olefins process”, (in Persian), the 9th National Conference on CFD Applications in Chemical & Petroleum Industries, Tehran, Iran, 2018.

 

11-  S. Mohammadi, A. Sari, “The investigation of effects of early and late mixing on performance of the syngas production using catalytic partial oxidation of methane”, (in Persian), the 9th National Conference on CFD Applications in Chemical & Petroleum Industries, Tehran, Iran, 2018.

 

12-  A. Pourghadiri, A. Sari, “Mathematical modeling of ethylene production by oxidative coupling of methane in short contact time narrow channels”, (in Persian), the 16th National Conference of Chemical Enginnering, Tehran, Iran, 2019.

 

13-  M. Pakbaz, A. Sari, “Kinetic modeling of performance of the gas-feuled internal combustion engine, (in Persian), the 16th Iranian National Conference of Chemical Enginnering, Tehran, Iran, 2019.

 

 

 

 

Supervision of Student Theses:

Graduate (Master’s) theses:

1-      “Mathematical modeling and simulation of ethylene production by oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) in a fixed bed reactor”, A. Ahmadi, (2013).

 

2-      “Simulation of hydrogen production in micro-reactors”, J. Sabziani, (2013).

 

3-      “Mathematical modeling of syngas production in monolithic reverse-flow reactors”, A. Pourghadiri, (2014).

 

4-      “Mathematical Modeling and simulation of syngas production in auto-thermal reactor of the methanol units”, S. Asadi, (2014).

 

5-      “Mathematical modeling of syngas production using sequence dual-bed of Rh-Pt monolithic reactors”, A. Hasani, (2014).

 

6-      “Mathematical modeling and optimization of the demercaptanization unit from natural gas condensates in MEROX process”, Z. Borazjani, (2015).

 

7-      “Kinetically investigation of the methanol to propylene process in the presence of 1-butanol co-feeding over ZSM-5 catalyst”, M.J. Aboali-e-hoseini (2016).

 

8-      “Kinetic analysis and comparison of the olefin production from methanol (MTO) in fixed-bed and monolithic reactors”, N. Zergani, (2016).

 

9-      Mathematical modeling of high and low temperature water gas shift reactors in refinary hydrogen production unit”, Y. Rasti, (2016).

 

10-  Mathematical modeling of a packed-bed membrane-assisted reactor for hydrogen recovery by catalytic decomposition of hydrogen sulfide”, J. Arazinejad, (2017).

 

11-   Modeling and simulation of the multiple-stage fixed-bed reactors of the SO2 catalytic oxidation”, A. Khazaie, (2019).

 

12-  “Kinetic study of caustic regeneration using MeroxTM catalyst in natural gas demercaptanization units”, H. Gorjian, (2020).

 

13-  “Numerical simulation of hydrogen production by low temperature catalytic decomposition of ammonia in a membrane-assisted Ru/Al2O3 washcoated channel based on CFD approach”, Z. Azar, (2020).

 

14-  “A theoretical study on coupling of the methanol steam reforming and catalytic combustion of hydrogen in a membrane-assisted microreactor to produce hydrogen for fuel cells”, F. Nalchifard, (is underway).

 

15-  “Mathematical modeling of vinyl acetate monomer production in the well-structured monolithic reactors using computational fluid dynamics”, N. Norasteh (is underway).

 

16-  Numerical simulation of an industrial fixed-bed reactor for vinyl acetate monomer synthesis”, M. Hosseini (is underway)

 

17-  “CFD simulation of hydrogen production via catalytic methanol steam reforming in a compact modular membrane-assisted micro reactor”, F. Asgari (is underway).

 

 

 

 

           

Undergraduate Theses:

1-       “Investigation of the performance of gasoline and CNG internal combustion engines”, M. Pakbaz, (2011).

 

2-      “One-dimensional simulation of olefines production in a short contact time tubular reactor via oxidative coupling of methane”, A. Pourghadiri, (2011)

 

3-      Identifying the industrial carbon dioxide resources and study of the different sequestration methods”, A. Davoodi, (2011).

 

4-      “Theoretical investigation of the cinnamon essence extraction by supercritical carbon dioxide”, M. Roshandel, (2012).

 

5-       “Simulation of the effects of natural gas humidity and impurities on syngas production by catalytic partial oxidation of methane in short contact time tubular reactors”, A. Zohrabian, (2012)

 

6-      “Un-steady state modeling and simulation of non-catalytic oxidation of methane in a short contact time reactor”, S. Asadi, (2012).

 

7-      “Study of the methods of hydrogen production with emphasis on bottlenecks of the reforming routes”, E. N. Baloochi, (2012).

 

8-      “Feasibility study on heat recovery from an industrial furnace with preserving the natural draft force”, M. Kasaeian, (2013).

 

9-      “Investigation of the effect of early and late mixing on performance of the tubular reactors: along with a case study”, S. Mohammadi, (2013).

 

10-  “Investigation of the performance of diesel internal combustion engines”, M. Mousavi, (2013).

 

11-   “Study of the effect of partially mixing on performance of the mixed-flow reactors”, N. Mahmoodi, (2013).

 

12-  “Simulation of the flame behavior in gas burners”, A. Mirzakhani, (2013).

 

13-   “Mathematical modeling of dehumidification of natural gas in flat and hallow fiber membranes”, F. Beygmohammadi, (2014).

 

14-   “Process design of rare-earth-elements extraction from mineral resource: along with a case study”, M. S. Tavakkoli, (2014).

 

15-  “Study of the principles design of a gas compression unit: along with a case study”, R. Kabiri, (2015).

 

 

Reviewing for International Scientific Journals:

 

·         Chemical Engineering Journal

·         Fuel Processing Technology

·         International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

·         Catalysis Today

·         Applied Catalysis

·         Energy & Fuels

·         Gas Processing