Industrial Bioproduct LabWestern Engineering

Graduate Students

Graduate Students Supervised/Co-supervised Who Have Successfully Defended and Completed Their Thesis to Date:

57

Xiayang Li

MSc (TJU-funded joint training)

Supervised 06/2017-11/2017

Valuable products from crop residues derived pyrolysis oils

Master student at Tianjin University

56

Shafiqur Rahman

Doctoral

 

Co-Supervised

2013 - 2017

Valorization of glycerol into bio-fuels and chemicals

TBA

55

Shawn Hamilton

MEng

Supervised 2016-2017

Bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass into fuel and chemicals

PhD student at UWO

54

Jing Wan

MESc

Co-Supervised

09/2015 – 08/2017

Pretreatment of OSPW by coagulation using bio-coagulants

TBA

53

Sreejon Das

MESc

 

Co-Supervised

09/2015 – 08/2017

Adsorption removal of NAs or organics from OSPW: Regeneration of spent adsorbents and recovery of chemicals

PhD student at UWO

52

Afsana Sara Kabir

MESc

Supervised

09/2015-08/2017

Utilization of lignin as an antioxidant in polymers

TBA

51

Hojat Seyedy

Doctoral

 

Supervised

09/2013 – 08/2017

Recovery of organics from oil sands process/tailing water

TBA

50

Fang He

MSc

Supervised 05/2016-10/2016

Co-liquefaction of biomass and coal

Process engineer at a pharmaceutical company in China

49

Zohaib Ali

MEng

Supervised 2016-2017

Preparation of bio-based PU flexible foams using lignin

Chemical Lab Technician, Labstat Int. ULC, Kitchener, ON

48

Tao Shui

MESc

 

Supervised

2014 - 2016

Fractionation of crop residue for cellulose acetate & PU adhesives

PhD student at U of Alberta

47

Laleh Nazari

Doctoral

 

Supervised

2012 - 2016

Hydro-liquefaction of biomass

PDF at UWO

46

Sadra Souzanchi

Doctoral

 

Supervised

2012 - 2016

5-HMF production from glucose

PDF at ICFAR of UWO

45

Himant Kakkar

MEng

Supervised

2015-2016

BPF adhesives from lignin

N/A

44

Mengting Chu

MEng

Supervised

2015-2016

Synthesis of glycerol carbonate

N/A

43

Mojtaba Arabi Anaraki

MEng

Supervised

2015-2016

HDO of pyrolysis oil

N/A

42

Thomas Helmer Pedersen

Doctoral

 

Co-supervised

2014

Hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass

Ass. Prof. in Aalborg University, Denmark

41

Bing Li

Doctoral

 

Supervised

2013 - 2016

Bio-based PF foam for fire resistant materials

Research engineer at Western Maple Bio Resources Inc

40

Rufei Wei

Doctoral

 

Supervised

2015-2016

Direct reduction of iron oxides by woody biomass and lignin

Associate prof. at Anhui Univ. Tech., China

39

Lin Xi Yang

MESc

 

Co-Supervised

2014 - 2016

Hydrothermal liquefaction of agricultural residues

TBA

38

Ehsan Ghiasi

MESc

 

Supervised

2014 - 2016

Agglomeration of bed materials in a fluidized-bed biomass combustor

Engineer at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Company

37

Mohammad Tushar

Doctoral

 

Co-Supervised

2011 - 2015

Supercritical water gasification of

agricultural residues

Ass. Prof at Rajshahi Univ of Eng. & Techn., Bangladesh

36

Cheng Guo

MESc

 

Supervised

2013 - 2015

Development of inexpensive metal phosphides catalysts for bio-oil HDO

Technical support staff, Noni Brands, Toronto

35

Qian Wang

MEng

 

Supervised

2014-2015

Characterization of supported metal catalysts with TPR/TPD

Working in a private sector in Canada

34

Yuyang Wang

MEng

 

Supervised

2014-2015

Production bio-based PF foam

Working in a private sector in Canada

33

Gabriela Mboy

MEng

 

Supervised

2014-2015

Production starch acetates for polymer composites

Working in a private sector in Canada

32

Mathew Tymchyshyn

Doctoral

 

Supervised

2011 - 2015

HDO of lignin derived bio-coils

Assistant prof., Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario

31

Malaya Nanda

Doctoral

Supervised

2011 - 2015

Thermo-chemical and biological conversion of glycerol

Senior R&D Chemist at LORAMA Group, Milton, Ontario

30

Fatemeh Ferdosian

Doctoral

Supervised

2011 - 2015

Lignin modification for biomaterials

Postdoc at Univ. Waterloo

29

Olufemi Popoola

MEng

Supervised

2014-2015

Removal of naphthenic acids from oil sands process affected water

MEng student at Chem. & Biochem. Eng. of UWO

28

Lu Wang

MESc

(withdrawl)

Supervised

2013 - 2014

Biomaterials from agricultural

biomass

MESc student at Chem. & Biochem. Eng., UWO

27

Nubla Mahmood

Doctoral

Supervised

2011 - 2014

Hydrolysis of black liquor and lignin for bio-PU foams

Research Scientist, Hexion Inc.

26

Yongsheng Zhang

Doctoral

Supervised

2011 - 2014

Curing of bio-phenolic resins and

phenol-glucose resins

Associate Prof. at Zhengzhou Univ., China

25

Alfredo Martinez

MESc

Co-Supervised

2013 - 2014

Adsorption kinetics of the carbon-based adsorbents in selective removal of naphthenic acids with synthetic liquid streams

WSP Canada Inc.

24

Ziming Zhao

MEng

Supervised

2014

5-HMF production from glucose

PhD student at CBE of Western

23

Shima Ahmadi

MESc

Supervised

2012 - 2014

HDO of bio-crude

Research Assistant at UWO

22

Alejandro Montes

MESc

Supervised

2012 - 2014

Biomass combustion

Quality Assurance Supervisor, Solis Foods Corporation Inc, Brantford, ON

21

Shanhua Huang

MESc

Supervised

2012 - 2014

Lignin de-olymerization in formic acid

Urban Resource Group Inc, Toronto

20

Shanghuan Feng

Doctoral

Supervised

2010 - 2014

Bark biorefinery

Postdoc at Aalborg Univ, Denmark

19

Xiaofei Tian

Doctoral

Co-Supervised

2012 - 2013

Production of bio-ethanol and

bio-butanol

Associate Professor, South China University of Technology, China

18

Dawood Al. Mosuli

MEng

Co-supervised

2013 - 2013

Techno-economic analysis of SCWG for H2 production

M.Eng. in Chem. & Biochem. Eng., UWO

17

Xiaochuan Su

MEng

Supervised

2013 - 2013

Liquefaction of paperboard in glycerol for PU foam materials

TD Canada, Toronto

16

Ehsan Reyhanitash

MESc

Supervised

2011 - 2013

Carbon-based catalysts for HDO of bio-crude

PhD student in Univ of Twente, The Netherlands

15

Homaira Siddiqui

MESc

Supervised

2011 - 2013

Bio-phenolic resins synthesis and optimization

Engineer at ICF,  an energy company in Toronto

14

Izad Behnia

MESc

Supervised

2011 - 2013

Renewable H2 and CH4 production from aqueous biomass

Project manager, SNC-Lavalin

13

Mengni Han

MSc

Co-Supervised

2010 - 2012

Anaerobic digestion of aqueous waste materials for methane

Analytical scientist at a company in Thunder Bay

12

Shuna Cheng

Doctoral

Supervised

2008 - 2011

"Green" resins/adhesives from

agricultural/forest residues

Research Scientist, Hexion Inc.

11

Yuanyuan Shao

Doctoral

Supervised

2008 - 2011

Ash deposition and control for co-firing biomass/peat/coal

Associate Professor, Tianjin

University, CHINA

10

Linghong Zhang

Doctoral

Supervised

2007 - 2011

Gasification of municipal sewage sludge & pulp/paper sludge

Research Scientist, Delphi Group

9

Jaclyn Donald

Doctoral

Co-Supervised

2009 - 2010

SCWG of biomass for hydrogen

Process engineer, Cameco, Saskatchewan

8

Matthew Tymchyshyn

MSc

Supervised

2008 - 2010

Bio-crude oil from glycerol

Lecturer, Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario

7

Wei Shi

MSc

Co-supervised

2008 - 2010

Hydrolysis of peat and biomass for bio-gas production

Sale representative, Toronto, ON

6

Chadi Badour

MSc

Co-Supervised

2007 - 2009

Direct co-firing biomass/peat and coal for power generation

Process Engineer at Tembec Inc

5

Jaclyn Donald

MSc

Supervised

2007 - 2009

Catalytic cleaning of the hot syngas derived from biomass

Process engineer, Cameco, Saskatchewan

4

Scott Hurley

MSc

Supervised

2007 - 2009

In-direct co-firing biomass/peat and coal

Environmental Specialist at

Walker Industries Holdings Limit

3

Yun Yang

MSc

Supervised

2007 - 2009

Bio-crude production in

sub/super-critical alcohols

Process Engineer, Jutal Offshore Oil Service, China

2

Huasu Su

MSc

Co-Supervised

2008 - 2009

VTB upgrading

Manager at SinoSteel Corp. Beijing

1

Shawn

Hamilton

M.Sc.

Supervised

2007-2008

VTB upgrading

APT Engineer,

Sulzer Chemtech Canada Inc