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Sadrzadeh, Mohtada

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Dr. Sadrzadeh researches the fundamental and applied aspects of membrane materials and process development, focusing on their applications in industrial/residential wastewater treatment and energy harvesting. The contributions made by Dr. Sadrzadeh during his academic career thus far have led to the development and application of novel composite and nanocomposite membranes for water and gas treatment. He has an h-index of 31 (according to Scopus) with his 100+ refereed publications cited more than 2800 times. He is currently directing Advanced Water Research Lab (AWRL) at the University of Alberta that is equipped with the membrane and nanoparticle synthesis and characterization equipment as well as membrane filtration systems. In this unique membrane-specialized facility in western Canada, 12 graduate students and 4 postdoctoral fellows are working under his supervision on cutting-edge membrane technologies. He already graduated 7 PhD and 8 MSc students. Dr. Sadrzadeh is collaborating with nine oil and gas companies through Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), IBM, National Research Council (NRC, Canada), Natural Resource Canada (NRCan, Canada), and Alberta Innovates (AI) on the synthesis of high-performance membranes. His research work will be continued on the synthesis of high-performance polymeric membranes for the production of clean water and clean energy from oil sands produced water.

Sadrzadeh, Mohtada