Dr Salman Masoudi Soltani

Dr Masoudi is a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering. In May 2017, he joined Brunel University London as a founding member of the new Chemical Engineering Department. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng/MIChemE) – with both industrial and academic research backgrounds in process engineering – and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His research is mainly centred on separation processes as well as reaction engineering & reactor design, covering both experimental and modelling-based studies.

Dr Masoudi has been Co-Investigator (Co-I) on a pioneering EPSRC research grant on multiphysics and multiscale modelling for safe and feasible carbon capture and storage (Jan 2021- Dec 2023), and the Principal Investigator (PI) on a UKCCSRC/EPSRC research grant on the synthesis of cost-effective adsorbents for carbon capture (Oct 2020 – April 2021).

Dr Masoudi worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, UK (07/2015 – 05/2017), contributing to several projects in the realms of biomass combustion and the modelling of CO2 capture & utilisation processes – in Professor Paul Fennell‘s research group and in collaboration with Professor Niall Mac Dowell and Professor Nilay Shah. In March 2017, he received the prestigious endorsement as the Exceptional Talent in Chemical Engineering by the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. He also worked as a Postdoctoral KTP Associate (Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group) at the University of Nottingham, UK (08/2013 – 07/2015), during which, he was fully based at A-Gas International ltd. production site in Bristol (UK), where he worked as a Project Engineer on a major joint engineering research and process design project, involving the front end engineering design and development of a bespoke industrial-scale gas separation process.