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MuhammadYousuf Jabbar

Muhammad is a PhD student who joined the research group in May 2019. His research interests and current projects include life cycle analysis of carbon capture and the transportation and utilization for carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery.

Education

M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia (Feb 2010 – June 2012)

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Ghulam Ishaq khan Institute, Pakistan. (Aug 2005 – June 2009)

Selected Publications

  • Jabbar, M. Y., Xiao, R., Teletzke, G. F., Willingham, T. W., Delshad, M. (2018) “Polymer EOR Assessment Through Integrated Laboratory and Simulation Evaluation for an Offshore Middle East Carbonate Reservoir”, Paper SPE 193274 published in SPE ADIPEC18, Abu Dhabi, 12-15 November 2018 (Reservoir Engineer at ADNOC Offshore)
  • Jabbar, M., Azrak, O., Berthier, M., Blondeau, C., & Al-Amrie, O. (2015), “Application of Enzyme EOR in a Mature UAE Offshore Carbonate Oil Field”, Paper SPE 177688 published in SPE ADIPEC15, Abu Dhabi, 9-12 Nov 2015 (Reservoir Engineer at TOTAL)
  • Jabbar, M. Y., Al-Hashim, H. S., & Abdallah, W. (2013), “Effect of Brine Composition on Wettability Alteration of Carbonate Rocks in the Presence of Polar Compounds”, Paper SPE 168067 published in SPE Saudi Arabia Section Technical Symposium and Exhibition, Al-Khobar, KSA, 19-22 May 2013 (Master’s research work)

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Hyunsoo Kim

Hyunsoo is a Msc Student who joined the group in January 2021. His research interests and currents projects include Life Cycle Assessment of petroleum refining.

Education

Jeonbuk National University (Bachelor's Degree at Energy & Resourses Engineering, August, 2017)

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Diego Lovato

Diego joined the group in January 2021 and is currently completing his MSc. Chemical Engineering with a specialization in Engineering, Energy and Environment. His research interests include energy systems, transportation, and energy storage. Diego’s current project is assessing decarbonization pathways of Alberta’s passenger transportation sector

Education

MSc. Chemical Engineering (Engineering, Energy and Environment) (University of Calgary)

BSc. Energy Engineering (University of Calgary)

Mechanical Engineering Technologist (SAIT)

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Emily Nishikawa

Emily holds a MSc and BSc, both in Chemical Engineering from University of Campinas (Brazil). She joined the group in Spring 2019 in the PhD program of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, specialization in Energy and Environment. Emily is interested in sustainability topics, with emphasis in life cycle assessment (LCA) applied to energy sector. Her current project is in LCA of electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide, and is also exploring the integration of LCA with techno-economic analysis (TEA).

Education

Msc. Chemical Engineering, University of Campinas (Brazil)

Bsc. Chemical Engineering, University of Campinas (Brazil)

Selected Publications

  • Nishikawa, E., Silva, M.G.C, Vieira, M.G.A. (2018). Cadmium biosorption by alginate extraction waste and process overview in Life Cycle Assessment context. Journal of Cleaner Production. doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.01.025.
  • Cardoso, S.L., Costa, C.S.D, Nishikawa, E., Silva, M.G.C, Vieira, M.G.A. (2017). Biosorption of toxic metals using the alginate extraction residue from the brown algae Sargassum filipendula as a natural ion-exchanger. Journal of Cleaner Production. doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.07.114.
  • Costa, C.S.D., Cardoso, S.L., Nishikawa, E., Vieira, M.G.A., Silva, M.G.C. (2016). Characterization of the Residue from double alginate extraction from Sargassum filipendula seaweed. Chemical Engineering Transactions. doi: 10.3303/CET1652023
  • Nishikawa, E., Neto, A.F.A., Vieira, M.G.A. (2012) Equilibrium and Thermodynamic Studies of Zinc Adsorption on Expanded Vermiculite. Adsorption Science and Technology. doi.org/10.1260/0263-6174.30.8-9.759.

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Thomas Park

Thomas joined the group in September 2020 as a chemical engineer specializing in energy and environment. Some of his research interests include energy transitions, consequential LCAs, and carbon capture. Thomas’ current projects include Alberta energy transition forecasting, integrating pre-market development with post-deployment learning for LCAs of emerging technologies and implications of generation 3 PV on future PV-reliant energy systems

Education

Msc. Chemical Engineering Specializing in Energy and Environment, University of Calgary 

BSc. Chemical Engineering, CU Boulder 2019

Selected Publications

  • Park, Joshua & Park, Thomas & Rieder, David & Stankus, Nicholas & Sunfield, Gibran. “Variable yield scenario for continuous monoclonal anitbody production” May 2019.
  • Park, Thomas. “All-weather, low-light photovoltaic cells - an alternative to energy storage for renewable sources of peak energy supply” Mar. 2018.
  • Park, Thomas. “Chemical synthesis of reduced graphene oxide through intercalation and exfoliation process.” Apr. 2015. 

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Vaidehi Pitre

Vaidehi is a PhD student who joined the research group in Fall 2018. Her current project involves assessing potential emission reduction techniques and associated challenges in the construction industry. A few of Vaidehi’s research interests include energy systems analysis, life cycle assessment, and sustainable infrastructure, and solid waste management.

Education

PhD Candidate, Civil Engineering with a Specialization in Energy & Environment, University of Calgary

Master of Science, Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, USA-May 2018

Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India, May 2015

Selected Publications

V. Pitre, A. Kulkarni, A. K. Singh, L. R. Ranganath, and D. R. Vaidya, “Model Studies for Development of a Fishing Harbor,” in International Conference on “Ethical Prospects : Economy, Society and Environment” , ISBN 978-93-83046-46-1, 2015, pp. 55–62.

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Ahasa Yousuf

Ahasa is a PhD student who joined the research group in January 2020. His research interests and current projects included sustainability analysis of algal technology-carbon capture and bio-refinery systems through computational tools

Education

PhD Student Chemical Engineering Specialization in Environmental Engineering

M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Masdar Institute of Sci. & Tech. UAE (Sep 2014-May 2016)

B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, NED University of Eng & Tech, Pakistan. (Jan 2008 – Mar 2012)

 

Selected Publications

  • Yousuf, J.-R. Bastidas-Oyanedel, and J. E. Schmidt, “Effect of total solid content and pretreatment on the production of lactic acid from mixed culture dark fermentation of food waste,” Waste Manag.,2018.
  • Giwa, S. W. Hasan, A. Yousuf, S. Chakraborty, D. J. Johnson, and N. Hilal, “Biomimetic membranes : A critical review of recent progress,” Desalination, vol. 420, no. June, pp. 403–424, 2017, doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2017.06.025.
  •      Yousuf, F. Bonk, J.-R. Bastidas-Oyanedel, and J. E. Schmidt, “Recovery of carboxylic acids produced during dark fermentation of food waste by adsorption on Amberlite IRA-67 and activated carbon.,” Bioresour. Technol., Feb. 2016.
  •      Fang, S. Almardeai, U. Javid, A. Yousuf, and J. E. Schmidt, “Waste biorefinery in arid/semi-arid regions,” Bioresour. Technol., 2016.

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Julia Yuan

Julia is a completing her master’s in chemical engineering with a Specialization in Environmental Engineering at the University of Calgary. Her research involved economics of Canadian Tight Oil and Gas, and optimization technologies for tight oil and gas.

Education

Msc. Chemical Engineering, Specialization in Energy and the Environment, University of Calgary

Bsc. Chemical Engineering, Specialization in Energy and the Environment, University of Calgary, 2018

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Ali Zirahi

Ali is a PhD student and joined the research group in January 2020. His research interests include energy use and greenhouse gas emissions associated with crude oil refining. Ali is currently working on PRELIM development.

Education

M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 2019 

B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran, 2017

Selected Publications

  • Zirahi A, Haddadnia A, Mohammadi MJ, Azinfar B, Zirrahi M, Hassanzadeh H, Abedi J. “Utilization of CO2 to reduce environmental impact of diluted bitumen transportation and improve economics of CCS operations”. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2019; 91.   
  • Zirahi A, Sadeghi H, Haddadnia A, Zirrahi M, Hassanzadeh H, Abedi J. “Ethyl acetate as a bio‐based solvent to reduce energy intensity and CO2 emissions of in situ bitumen recovery”. AIChE Journal 2020; 66.
  • Zirahi A, Sadeghi H, Haddadnia A, Zirrahi M, Hassanzadeh H, Abedi J. “2D Physical Model Experimental Study of Ethyl Acetate and Steam Co-Injection for In-Situ Bitumen Recovery”. Fuel Journal 2020; 265.

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