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Academic Biography

Dr. Faizan Ahmad joined Teesside University as senior lecturer of chemical engineering in August 2015. Before joining Teesside University, he has teaching and research experience of 8 years working at different universities and organizations in Pakistan, Malaysia, Korea and Germany. He has completed his post doctoral training from Yeungnam University Korea, PhD from University Technology Petronas Malaysia, MSc from Otto-von Guericke University Magdeburg Germany, and BSc from University of the Punjab Pakistan, all in chemical engineering.

Faizan is working on ERDF funded project entitled “Tees Valley Hydrogen Innovation Project" as part of building a hydrogen economy in the region. Previously, he has worked on industrial and research projects that include “Hybrid Process of Membrane and Thermally Coupled Distillation Column” and “Removal of CO2 from Natural Gas using Hollow Fiber Membrane Process”. He is also supervising two PhD students, one as director of studies and other as 2nd supervisor.

Faizan’s research has contributed in more than 30 peer review articles in the renowned journals such as "Journal of Membrane Science", "Computer and Chemical Engineering" and "Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry". He has a patent entitled "Parameters prediction and simulation of hollow fiber membrane system". In addition, his research work has been presented in more than 19 international conferences and 3 invention exhibitions while receiving two gold medals and one silver medal.

During his academic career, Faizan has taught fundamental chemical engineering modules such as “Fluid Mechanics” "Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics“ "Chemical Process Design” “Instrumentation and Process Control”, “Particulate Technology”, and “Mass and Energy Balances” to undergraduate, masters and PhD students.

Summary of Research Interests

Faizan’s research interests include:

  • Membrane Separation 
  • Clean Energy (Hydrogen Generation and Purification)
  • Carbon Capture 
  • Process Modelling and Simulation
  • Process Intensification

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Faizan's enterprise interest focuses on hydrogen economy and decarbonization technologies. As a part of ERDF funded hydrogen project, he has been involved in engaging small and medium enterprises towards the common goal of building a hydrogen economy. He is keen to collaborate with process industries within his research interests and expertise.

External positions

External Examiner, London South Bank University

Sep 2017Dec 2021


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