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Academic Biography

Dr. Faizan Ahmad is Associate Professor (Research and Innovation) of Chemical Engineering and leading a research group "Hydrogen and Decarbonisation Technologies" as part of "Centre of Sustainable Engineering" at Teesside University, He has teaching and research experience of more than 15 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 has worked on several research projects funded by Innovate UK, GCRF and ERDF in the field of industrial carbon capture, greenhouse gas reduction (GGR) and hydrogen economy.  He has supervised two PhD students, one as director of studies and other as 2nd supervisor, and currently supervising a PhD student in CCUS.

Faizan’s research has authored more than 35 research 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 25 international conferences and 3 invention exhibitions while receiving two gold medals and one silver medal.

Faizan is course leader of "MSc Chemical Engineering" at School of Computing, Engineering and Digital Technologies. During his academic career, Faizan has taught fundamental and specialised 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.

Selected Funded Projects:

  • Ofgem SIF Discovery: Project PATCH (Production And Long-Term Containment of Hydrides), 2024, PI, £163,921
  • Launchpad Net Zero-CR&D Tees Valley: Carbon Capture Toolkit for Energy from Waste Plants in the Tees Valley, 2023-2024, PI, £514,878
  • Launchpad Net Zero-CR&D Tees Valley R2, Project Tenet (Innovative Direct Air Capture), 2023-2024, Co-I, £461,108
  • KTP Round 4 in collabaration with John Boyd Associated Limited, 2024-2026, Co-I, £ 273,789
  • GCRF-QR, Membranes for clean energy and sustainable environment, 2019-2021, PI, £ 25,000
  • ERDF, Tees Valley Hydrogen Innovation Project, 2018-2023, Co-I, £ 1.75 million
  • Teesside University Seedcorn Award, Biological materials for direct carbon capture, 2020-2023, Co-I, £ 10,000


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.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Petronas

Jan 2009Oct 2013

Award Date: 17 Oct 2013

Master, Chemical and Process Engineering, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

Oct 2004Mar 2007

Award Date: 13 Mar 2007

Bachelor, Chemical Engineering , University of the Punjab

Feb 2000May 2004

External positions

External Examiner, London South Bank University

Sept 2017Dec 2022


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