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Post Doc Fellow

About

May 2013 - Present: Fellow Researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy (www.iit.it)

Feb 2011 - May 2013: Process Engineer at Chagalesh Consultants Co., Tehran, Iran

Sep 2007 - Feb 2011: M.Sc. Student in Chemical Engineering (minor of catalyst) and Researcher at Laboratory of Catalysis & Nanostructured Materials, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Aug 2004 - Jan 2007: Researcher and Programmer, DSP Consultants, Tehran, Iran

Sep 2000 - Feb 2004: B.Sc. Student in Chemical Engineering, Azad University Southern Branch of Tehran, Iran

Projects

IIT:

  • New Materials (Nanocomposites Based Catalyst) Active in The Water Gas Shift Reaction and Selective Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide in Presence of Hydrogen

Chagalesh:

  • Detail design of units including chemical storage, sea water intake and distribution, sea water desalination and distribution, demineralization, potable water, cooling water (by means of refrigeration cycle) and instrument air, gas refinery complex, Phase 14 of Assaluye, South Pars Field.

Laboratoy of Catalysis & Nanostructured Materials:

  • Synthesis of FCC catalyst ingredients (Y-zeolite, amorphous silica-alumina, binder, filler and some additives such as ceria-zirconia) and preparation of catalytic composite by incorporation method.
  • Designing and construction of a spray drier to be used in drying of FCC catalyst slurry.
  • Designing and construction of a new laboratory setup for determination of FCC catalyst activity in periodic operation.
  • Designing and construction of a standard equipment for testing the CO and CH4 gas sensors for NIGC.
  • Designing and construction of an apparatus to perform Temperature Programmed Analysis and Measure BET surface area.

DSP:

  • Designing of instructional multimedia softwares for training of the operators.
  • Modeling and simulation of the 1st urea reactors for Razi petrochemical complex.
  • Thermodynamic modeling of steam reforming by means of Gibbs minimization method.
  • Development of a program to model mass and heat transfer in polyamid hollow fiber membrane modules for separation of light hydrocarbons from gaseous mixtures.
  • Modeling of coke oxidation from catalyst pellets in the initial burning period.

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I numeri di IIT

L’Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) è una fondazione di diritto privato - cfr. determinazione Corte dei Conti 23/2015 “IIT è una fondazione da inquadrare fra gli organismi di diritto pubblico con la scelta di un modello di organizzazione di diritto privato per rispondere all’esigenza di assicurare procedure più snelle nella selezione non solo nell’ambito nazionale dei collaboratori, scienziati e ricercatori ”.

IIT è sotto la vigilanza del Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca e del Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze ed è stato istituito con la Legge 326/2003. La Fondazione ha l'obiettivo di promuovere l'eccellenza nella ricerca di base e in quella applicata e di favorire lo sviluppo del sistema economico nazionale. La costruzione dei laboratori iniziata nel 2006 si è conclusa nel 2009.

Lo staff complessivo di IIT conta circa 1440 persone. L’area scientifica è rappresentata da circa l’85% del personale. Il 45% dei ricercatori proviene dall’estero: di questi, il 29% è costituito da stranieri provenienti da oltre 50 Paesi e il 16% da italiani rientrati. Oggi il personale scientifico è composto da circa 60 principal investigators, circa 110 ricercatori e tecnologi di staff, circa 350 post doc, circa 500 studenti di dottorato e borsisti, circa 130 tecnici. Oltre 330 posti su 1400 creati su fondi esterni. Età media 34 anni. 41% donne / 59 % uomini.

Nel 2015 IIT ha ricevuto finanziamenti pubblici per circa 96 milioni di euro (80% del budget), conseguendo fondi esterni per 22 milioni di euro (20% budget) provenienti da 18 progetti europei17 finanziamenti da istituzioni nazionali e internazionali, circa 60 progetti industriali

La produzione di IIT ad oggi vanta circa 6990 pubblicazioni, oltre 130 finanziamenti Europei e 11 ERC, più di 350 domande di brevetto attive, oltre 12 start up costituite e altrettante in fase di lancio. Dal 2009 l’attività scientifica è stata ulteriormente rafforzata con la creazione di dieci centri di ricerca nel territorio nazionale (a Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) e internazionale (MIT ed Harvard negli USA) che, unitamente al Laboratorio Centrale di Genova, sviluppano i programmi di ricerca del piano scientifico 2015-2017.

IIT: the numbers

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a public research institute that adopts the organizational model of a private law foundation. IIT is overseen by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca and Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze (the Italian Ministries of Education, Economy and Finance).  The Institute was set up according to Italian law 326/2003 with the objective of promoting excellence in basic and applied research andfostering Italy’s economic development. Construction of the Laboratories started in 2006 and finished in 2009.

IIT has an overall staff of about 1,440 people. The scientific staff covers about 85% of the total. Out of 45% of researchers coming from abroad 29% are foreigners coming from more than 50 countries and 16% are returned Italians. The scientific staff currently consists of approximately 60 Principal Investigators110 researchers and technologists350 post-docs and 500 PhD students and grant holders and 130 technicians. External funding has allowed the creation of more than 330 positions . The average age is 34 and the gender balance proportion  is 41% female against 59% male.

In 2015 IIT received 96 million euros in public funding (accounting for 80% of its budget) and obtained 22 million euros in external funding (accounting for 20% of its budget). External funding comes from 18 European Projects, other 17 national and international competitive projects and approximately 60 industrial projects.

So far IIT accounts for: about 6990 publications, more than 130 European grants and 11 ERC grants, more than 350 patents or patent applications12 up start-ups and as many  which are about to be launched. The Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened since 2009 with the establishment of 11 research nodes throughout Italy (Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) and abroad (MIT and Harvard University, USA), which, along with the Genoa-based Central Lab, implement the research programs included in the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan.