Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Faculty member of Petroleum Engineering Department
Dr. Azam Akbari holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) in Tehran, Iran. She joined the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran (CCERCI) in 2017. Her PhD project involved "Catalytic oxidative deep desulfurization of diesel using ultrasound”, under supervision of Professor Mohammad Reza Omidkhah and Professor Jafar Towfighi Darian as advisor. Her areas of research have been concerned with catalyst synthesis, characterization, heterogeneous catalytic processes and reactor design (Chemical Reaction Engineering). She has been working as a process engineer in direct reduction plants at MMTE (Mines & Metals Technology Engineering) Company in Tehran, Iran. Her current research is focused on oxidation of propylene to acrylic acid over mixed oxide catalysts.
Currently Dr. Azam Akbari is working as an assistant professor in petroleum department of Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran (CCERCI).
-Heterogeneous catalytic reactions
-Deep desulfurization of fuels (by oxidation, extraction or adsorption)
construction of the experimental catalyst research set up and process
optimization for petrochemical processes
Researches on the catalytic petrochemical
processes such as partial oxidation of propylene to value-added products are
interested. Design and construction of an experimental multi-purpose catalyst
research setup (catatest), technology monitoring, synthesis, characterization
and application of catalysts, experimentation and process optimization are our
current research projects in collaboration with Professor Mohammad Reza
Omidkhah. In addition, the research on the oxidative desulfurization of diesel
fuel is interested as another research field by Dr. Akbari.