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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.

During his academic career, Faizan has taught fundamental chemical engineering courses like “Chemical Process Design” “Instrumentation and Process Control”, “Particulate Technology”, and “Chemical Process Principles” to undergraduate, masters and PhD students.

Faizan has worked on different industrial and research projects like “Hybrid process of membrane and thermally coupled distillation column” and “Removal of CO2 from natural gas using hollow fiber membrane process”. In the last five years, his research has contributed more than 20 peer review articles published in the renowned journals such as Journal of Membrane Science, Computer and Chemical Engineering and Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry.

As a part of his research, "Hollow fiber membrane performance prediction program (HFM3P)" was developed that has been filed for a patent. In addition, the research work has been presented in more than 15 international conferences and 3 invention exhibitions while receiving two gold medals and one silver medal.

Summary of Research Interests

Faizan’s research interests include:

  • Membrane Separation Technology
  • CO2 Capture
  • Process Modelling and Simulation
  • Process Design

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Faizan's enterprise interest focus on the commercialization of performance evaluation model/program to evaluate the performance of hollow fiber membrane. He is keen to collaborate with process industries within his research interests and expertise.

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Membranes Engineering & Materials Science
Natural gas Engineering & Materials Science
Gases Chemical Compounds
Polymeric membranes Engineering & Materials Science
Distillation Engineering & Materials Science
Polysulfones Engineering & Materials Science
Liquid membranes Engineering & Materials Science
Tromethamine Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2018 2021

Research Output 2010 2019

2 Downloads (Pure)

Comparative Analysis of Hydrate Nucleation for Methane and Carbon Dioxide

Thoutam, P., Rezaei Gomari, S., Ahmad, F. & Islam, M., 18 Mar 2019, In : Molecules. 24, 6, p. 1055

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Carbon Dioxide

An Atomistic Simulation towards Elucidation of Operating Temperature Effect in CO2 Swelling of Polysulfone Polymeric Membranes

Lock, S. S. M., Lau, K. K., Shariff, A. M., Yeong, Y. F., Bustam, M. A., Jusoh, N. & Ahmad, F., 1 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 57, p. 135-154 20 p.

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Polymeric membranes
Thermal effects
Distribution functions
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Mathematical modelling of thickness and temperature dependent physical aging to O2/N2 gas separation in polymeric membranes

Lock, S. S. M., Lau, K. K., Shariff, A. M., Yeong, Y. F. & Ahmad, F., 28 Aug 2018, In : RSC Advances . 8, 53, p. 30265-30279 15 p.

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Polymeric membranes
Aging of materials
Mathematical models

Parameters prediction and simulation of hollow fiber membrane system

Ahmad, F., Kok Keong, L. & Shariff, A. M., 26 Jun 2018, Patent No. MY-166431-A

Research output: PatentResearch

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A hybrid reactive distillation process with high selectivity pervaporation for butyl acetate production via transesterification

Harvianto, G. R., Ahmad, F. & Lee, M., 18 Aug 2017, In : Journal of Membrane Science. p. -

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Open Access