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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 26 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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Projects 2018 2021

Research Output 2010 2019

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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, 1055.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Methane
Hydrates
dioxides
Carbon Dioxide
hydrates

Study on CO2 Hydrate Formation Kinetics in Saline Water in the Presence of Low Concentrations of CH4

Rezaei Gomari, S., Thoutam, P., Ahmad, F., Islam, M. & Chapoy, A., 5 Nov 2019, In : ACS Omega. 4, 19, p. 18210-18218 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Saline water
Hydrates
Gases
Kinetics
Gas hydrates
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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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Polymeric membranes
Polysulfones
Thermal effects
Swelling
Distribution functions

Empirical model of operating temperature and pressure effect towards pure and binary O2/N2 Gas permeability in polysulfone membrane

Lock, S. S. M., Kok Keong, L., Lock, I. S. M., Shariff, A. M., Fong Yeong, Y. & Ahmad, F., 31 Aug 2018, Advanced Materials and Engineering Materials VII. Wei, P. S. (ed.). Trans Tech Publications Ltd, p. 238-244 7 p. (Key Engineering Materials; vol. 777 KEM).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Polysulfones
Gas permeability
Pressure effects
Thermal effects
Membranes
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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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Polymeric membranes
Aging of materials
Gases
Mathematical models
Temperature