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 Dr . Elnaz Mohammadi | Chemical Engineering | Best Researcher Award

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

Innovative chemical process engineer and industrial water treatment specialist with over eight years of experience, adept at managing projects related to biological, chemical, and physical treatment of industrial wastewater. Passionate about sustainable solutions and a strong advocate for environmental stewardship. 🌱🔬

🌐 Professional Profiles


📚 Education

Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering University of British Columbia (UBC), BC, Canada (2017-2021) Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering University of New Hampshire (UNH), NH, USA (2015-2016) Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran (2007-2012)

💼Career Highlights

Professional Process Engineer, McCue Engineering Contractors (July 2023 – Present)

  •  Participated in proposal development, detailed design, construction, and operation of water treatment systems. 🛠 Conducted engineering tasks, including design, optimization, and troubleshooting.  Managed multiple projects, overseeing scope, schedule, and budget.  Identified and resolved operational issues in water treatment systems.  Implemented quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) measures.  Applied relevant regulations and standards for projects.

Water Treatment Consultant, WSP Canada Inc. (Formerly Golder Associates Ltd.) (2021-2023)

  •  Conducted concept development, pre-feasibility, and feasibility studies for water treatment facilities.  Designed biological treatment systems for the mining industry.  Acted as Technical Lead in bench and pilot scale trials.  Collaborated with local and international teams.

Doctoral Researcher, University of British Columbia (2017-2021)

  • Conducted multidisciplinary research on selenium bioremediation in mining-influenced wastewater. Designed, implemented, and operated an innovative biological treatment system. Conducted kinetic studies and developed models for selenium removal. Developed entrepreneurship skills for translating environmental information into commercial activities.

Teaching Assistant (UBC: 2017-19, UNH: 2015-16)

  •  Gained experience as a teaching assistant in various undergraduate and graduate courses. Interacted with up to 300 students, coordinated lab sessions, and delivered tutorial sessions. Developed leadership skills by mentoring students.

Project Engineer, ATI Company, Tehran, Iran (2012-2014)

  •  Conducted feasibility studies and risk assessments in the food processing industry.  Collaborated efficiently with a group, mentored junior engineers, and communicated project status with stakeholders.

Researcher, Research Center for Membrane Separation at IUST, Tehran, Iran (2010-2012)

  •  Synthesized, characterized, and optimized mixed matrix membranes for pervaporation dehydration. Patented zeolite RHO for gas separation (Iran Patent No.: 75249).

Engineering Intern, Pars Oil Company, Tehran, Iran (2010)

  •  Simulated the refinery process using Aspen HYSYS. Gained project and time management concepts, teamwork skills, and insight into policymaking.

🏆 Awards

NSERC CREATE ECOSCOPE Award ($40,000) 2019-2021, Recognition: Acknowledgment of exceptional contributions to the field of environmental sciences., President’s Academic Excellence Initiative Ph.D. Award 2020, Recognition: Awarded for outstanding academic performance and contributions to research., Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award, UBC ($5000) 2019, Recognition: Acknowledgment of excellence in graduate studies within the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia. International Tuition Award, UBC (2016-2018), Recognition: Honored with tuition support for five semesters in acknowledgment of international student status. International Student Full Scholarship, UNH ($40,000) 2015-2016 Recognition: Awarded a full scholarship for exceptional academic achievements as an international student at the University of New Hampshire.

🔧Technical Skills

Professional Software: Proficient in Visio, Microsoft Office, Project, SOLIDWORKS, Qiime, JMP PRO. Biological Skills: Expertise in cell culture, DNA extraction and sequencing, cell and biomass quantification. Chemical Skills: Proficient in ICP-MS, ICP-OES, COD, TOC, HPLC. Programming Languages: Proficient in R, Python, MATLAB.


📚Top Noted Publication

  1. Title: Developing a versatile tool for studying kinetics of Selenate-Se removal from aqueous solution using a chemostat bioreactor.
    • Authors: E. Mohammadi and S. Baldwin
    • Status: Manuscript under final review in Heliyon Journal.
    • Year: 2024


  1. Title: Effect of Carbon Source Acetate Concentration on the Kinetics of Total Dissolved Selenium Removal in a Chemostat.
    • Authors: E. Mohammadi and S. Baldwin
    • Status: Manuscript under final review in the Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology.
    • Year: 2024


  1. Title: Morphology of Selenium Nanoparticles Produced by Selenium Reducing Bacteria and Structural Features of the Biofilm.
    • Authors: E. Mohammadi and S. Baldwin
    • Status: Manuscript in preparation for submission.
    • Year: 2024



Elnaz Mohammadi | Chemical Engineering | Best Researcher Award

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