Dr Amir Hajiahmadi Farmahini

Research Associate

Research Institute: 

  • Materials and Processes

Research Theme: 

  • Carbon Capture and Separation Processes
  • Systems Modelling from Atoms to Processes
  • Materials Design, Processing and Characterisation

Academic Qualifications: 

  • 2016 – 2018: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 2015 – 2016: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
  • 2011 – 2015: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 
  • 2013 – 2013: Visiting Ph.D. Scholar, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States
  • 2008 – 2010: M.Sc. Process Technology, Universitetet i Bergen (UiB), Norway
  • 1999 – 2004: B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering, Daneshgah - e - Azad - e - Eslami, Iran

Teaching: 

  • "Molecular Thermodynamics", School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, 2016.

Research Interests: 

  • Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS technologies)
  • Adsorption in microporous materials (MOFs, ZIFs, Zeolites etc.)
  • Fluid transport in nanoporous carbons
  • Development of transferable force fields for molecular simulations

Specialities: 

  • Quantum chemistry (QM ab-initio simulations) 
  • Classical molecular simulations (MD, GCMC, HRMC, NEB, classical DFT)
  • Atomistic modelling of disordered porous materials
  • Multi-scale modelling and simulation of fluid transport in microporous media
  • Process modeling and simulation