Dr. FarshadRahimpour (Ph.D.)
Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering Dept.
Faculty of Engineering
Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

Address: Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Razi University, Kermanshah 67149-67346, Iran
Tel: +98(831)4274530
Fax:+98(831)4283262
Email:
f_rahimpour@razi.ac.ir, f_rahimpour65@yahoo.com
Homepage:
http://www.razi.ac.ir/rahimpour
 


Education:
·         PhD: Chem. Eng. Dept., Iranian University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran, 2006, Thesis title: “Isolation and purification of biomolecules using aqueous two-phase systems and their thermodynamics modeling” Supervisors : Professor R. Hatti-Kaul (Lund University, Sweden), Dr. F. Feyzi.
 
  • M.Sc.: Chem. Eng. Dept., TarbiatModarres University (TMU), Tehran, Iran, 1993, Thesis Title: “Integration of hot-end section of Olefin plant of Arak Petrochemical Complex”, Supervisor: Professor M.R. OmidkhahNasrin.
     
  • B.Sc.: Chem. Eng. Dept., Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Isfahan, Iran, 1990, Project Title: “Design and evaluation of a distillation pilot plant unit ” Supervisor: Dr. M.R. Ehsani.
     
Academic Experiences:
  • Associate Professor: Department of Chemical Engineering, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, 2013-Now.
·         Visiting Researcher, Department of Biotechnology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, Jun 2007- Sep 2007.
  • Assistant Professor: Department of Chemical Engineering, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, 2006-2013.
  • Assistant Dean, Financial, administration and students; Faculty of Engineering, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, 2005-present.
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Biotechnology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, Nov 2003- May 2005.
  • Succeeded in PhD qualified exam with first rank (2003), Iranian University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Lecturer: Chemical Engineering Department, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2001-2003.
  • Lecturer: Department of Chemical Engineering, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, 1993-2000.
 
Awards:
  • Distinguished PhD student with the first rank, Iranian University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran. 
  • Distinguished Researcher for Year 2007 in Razi University.
 
Technical Areas of Interest:
·         Bioseparation
  • Integrated Bioprocessing for Recovery of Biomolecules from Biotechnological Processes
  • Refolding of Proteins and Enzymes
  • Bioremediation
  • Immobilized Biocatalyst Technology for Bioconversions
  • Biofuel
  • Thermodynamics Modeling of Bioseparation
  • Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis
  • Optimization of Chemical and Biochemical Process
 
Research experiences:
·         Modeling of falling film evaporators.
  • Heat Integration
  • Purification of plasmid DNA from cultural Broth
  • Refolding of denatured proteins
  • Purification of proteins and enzymes
  • Thermodynamic modeling of protein partitioning in ATPS
  • Bioremediation of oil
  • Removal of heavy metals using modified nanoparticles.
 
Teaching experiences:
 
Lecture
Bioseparation (Postgraduate)
Experimental Design (Postgraduate)
Optimization (Postgraduate)
Industrial Biotechnology(Postgraduate)
Bioreaction Engineering (postgraduate)
Material and Energy Balance
Fluid Mechanics
Process Control
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Applied Mathematics in Chemical Engineering
Advance Engineering Mathematics
Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineering
Petroleum Refinery Engineering
 
Laboratory
Bioseparation  
Fluid Mechanics
Process Control
Industrial chemistry
 
 
Scientific positions:
 
  • Member of Iranian Society of Chemical Engineering.
  • Member of Iranian association of Biotechnology.
  • Referee of Iranian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
  • Referee of Iranian Journal of Chemical Engineering.
  • Reviewer of journal of Chemical and Engineering data; journal of hazardous materials; Bioprocess chemistry;
  • Secretary of 7th Iranian student Chemical Engineering conference, Kermanshah, Iran, 2009.
  • Secretary of 5th Iranian National Chem-E-Car (Chemical Drive Car Competition), 2009.
  • Secretary of 13th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress & 1st International Regional Oil and Chemical Engineering Conference, Kermanshah, Iran, 2010.
 
postgraduate students:
 
2.      Baharvand, A., "study of liquid-liquid equilibrium of PPG425-citrate aqueous two-phase systems".(Graduated)
3.      Najafi, S.A., "bioremediation of oil contaminated refinery wastewater".(Graduated)
4.      Ghasemi, E., "Mathematical modeling of barrier properties in clay-polymer nano-composites". (Graduated)
5.      Shabazinasab, M.K.., “Thermodynamic modeling of PPG725- salt aqueous two-phase systems”. (graduated)
6.      Nahidian, Y., “Biodesulfurization of crude oil”. (Graduated)
7.      Jangali Nanas, H., “Bioremediation of heavy metal ion from industrial waste water”. (Graduated)
8.      Najafi, N., “Bioremediation of oily sludge in petroleum storage tanks and oil separators”. (Graduated)
9.      Naseri, S., “Isolation and purification of Biomolecules using aqueous two-phase systems and their thermodynamics modeling”. (Graduated)
10.Kavosi, A., “Modeling and simulation of di-olefins hydrogenation reactor”. (Graduated)
11.Saki, Gh., “Effect of nanoparticle Conjugation on the biomolecules Partitioning in Aqueous Two-Phase Systems”. (Graduated)
12.Ebrahimi, M., “Bioremediation of MTBE contaminated soil and water”. (Graduated)
13.Ghahremani, R., “Purification of biomolecules in aqueous two-phase systems using smart polymers”. (Graduated)
14.Tajmehr, M., “Photocatalytic reduction of greenhouse gases (CO2) to high value products over CuO/TiO2”. (Graduated)
15.Shojaeimehr, T., “Removal of heavy metals from aqueous solutions by modified carbon nano-structures”. (Graduated)
16.Salati, L., “Bioremediation of ammonia from industrial wastewater”. (Graduated)
17.Habibpour, F., “Removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous solution using modified Hydrogel”. (Graduated)
18.Akbari, P., “Preparation and evaluation of nanostructural carriers based on carbon nanotubes as protein delivery vehicles. (Graduated)
19.Salimi, H., Biosynthesis of nanoparticles using microorganisms”. (Graduated)
20. Yazdi, B., “Thermodynamic modeling of multicomponent phase Equilibria”. (Graduated)
21.Miraani, M.R., “Thermodynamic modeling of hydrophobic interaction chromatography of proteins”. (Graduated)
22.Maleki, F., “Purification of biomolecules using embedded nanoparticles in cryogels”.
23.Asadi, Sh., “Purification of biomolecules by modified polymer resins”.
 
· “Recovery of lanolin from wool grease in wool washing company”, Kermanshah Industrial Organization, Iran, 1995.
· “Design of falling film evaporator for sugar industries”, Kermanshah Industrial Organization, Iran, 1998.
·  “Study of high pressure phase equilibria”, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Iran, 2003.
·“Production and purification of lysine”, Iranian Industries Development and Renovation Organization, Iran, 2003.
·         "Study of using thermal spray for manufacturing a new catalyst for synthesis gas production", Research Council of Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, 2008.
·         "Removal of heavy metals using LEKA", Research Council of Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, 2012.
 
  • Journal papers:
1.      Ghahremai, R., Rahimpour, F., " Equilibrium Phase Behavior of Aqueous Two-Phase Systems Containing Ethylene Oxide- Propylene Oxide of Different Molecular Weight (2500,12000) and Sodium Citrate Salt at Various Temperatures and pH", J. Chem. Eng Data., 59 (2014) 218224.
2.      Shojaeimehr, T., Rahimpour, F., Khadivi, M.A., Sadeghi, M, "modeling study by Response Surface Methodology (RSM) and Artificial Neural Network (ANN) on Cu2+ adsorption optimization using Light Expended Clay Aggregate (LECA)", j. Ind. Eng. Chem., 20 (2014) 870–880.
3.      Mahmoodi, G., Sharifnia, S., Rahimpour, F., Hosseini, S.N., “Photocatalytic Conversion of CO2 and CH4 Using ZnO Coated Mesh: Effect of Operational Parameters and Optimization”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells,111 (2013) 31–40
    1. Shahbazinasab, M.K., Rahimpour, F., "Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium Data for aqueous two phase systems containing PPG725 and salts at various pH", J. Chem. Eng Data, 57 (2012) 1867−1874 .
    2. Ghaemi, N., Madaeni, S.S., Alizadeh, A.,Daraei, P., Zinatizadeh, A.A., Rahimpour, F., “Separation of nitrophenols using cellulose acetate nanofiltration membrane: Influence of surfactant additives”, Sep. & Pur. Technol., 85 (2012) 147-156.
    3. Madaeni, S.S., Arast, N., Rahimpour, F., Arast Y., “Fabrication optimization of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)/polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) nanofiltration membrane using responsesurface methodology”, Desalination, 280 (2011) 305–312. 
    4. Madaeni, S.S., Tavakolian, H. R., Rahimpour, F., “Cleaning Optimization of Microfiltration Membrane Employed for Milk Sterilization”, Sep. Sci. & Technol., 46 (2011) 571-580.
    5. Keshavarz Jafarzadeh, N., Sharifnia, S., Hosseini, S.N., Rahimpour, F., “Statistical optimization of process conditions for photocatalytic degradation of phenol with immobilization of nano TiO2 on perlite granules”, Korean J. Chem. Eng., 28(2), (2011) 531-538.
    6. Rahimpour, F., Pirdashti, M., “Effective Parameters on the Partition Coefficient of Guanidine Hydrochloride in the Poly (Ethylene Glycol) +Phosphate + Water System at 298.15 K”, Iranian J. Chem. Eng., 7(1)(2010) 67-76.
    7. Saedi, Sh., Madaeni, S.S., Rahimpour, F., Zereshki, S., “Optimization of Chemical Cleaning for Removal of Biofouling Layer”, Chemical Product and Process Modeling, 2009 (4).
    8. Pirdashti. M., Mohammadi, M., Rahimpour, F., Kennedy, D.T.; "An Ahp-Delphi multi-criteria location planning model with application to whey protein production facility decisions", Int. J. Applied Decision Sci., 1(2)(2008) 245-259.
    9. Rahimpour, F., Pirdashti, M.; "The effect of guanidine hydrochloride on phase diagram of PEG-phosphate aqueous two-phase systems", Int. J. Chem. & Biomolecular Eng., 1(2008) 35-39.
    10. Rahimpour, F.; Mamo, G.; Feyzi, F.; Maghsoudi, S.; Hatti-Kaul, R.; “Optimizing refolding and recovery of active recombinant Bacillus halodurans xylanase in polymer-salt aqueous two-phase system using surface response analysis”, J. Chromatography: A, 1141(2007) 32-40.
    11. Rahimpour, F.; Feyzi, F.; Maghsoudi, S.; Hatti-Kaul, R.; “Purification of plasmid DNA with polymer-salt aqueous two-phase system: Optimization using response surface methodology, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 95(2006) 627-637.
    12. Shojaeimehr, T.; Rahimpour, F.; Sadegi, M.; Sorption studies of Pb(II) ions by Gundelia tournefortii as a novel, natural and high efficiency biosorbent: Kinetic, thermodynamic, isotherm models and artificial neural network application, Submitted to Adsorption (2014).
    13. Saki, G.;  Rahimpour, F.;Alizadeh, A.; Ghouzivand, S.; Effect of Au nanoparticles conjugation on insulin partitioning in aqueous two-phase system, Submitted to journal of chromatography (2014).
    14. Ebrahimi, M.;  Rahimpour, F.; Ahmadi, F.; Optimization of biodegradation of methyl tert-butyl ether by Micrococcus yunnanensis using response surface methodology (RSM), Submitted to journal of Hazardous materials (2014).
 
  • Referred conference papers:
    1. Shojaeimehr, T., Rahimpour, F., Sadeghi, M., "Evaluation of Gundelia tournefortii as a biosorbent for Pb2+removal from aqueous solution", Proceedings of the 14th Iranian Congress of Chemical Engineering, Tehran, Iran, Oct. 2012.
    2. Shojaeimehr, T., Rahimpour, F., Khadivi, M.A., Sadeghi, M., "Application of response surface methodologhy in removal of Cu(II) from aqeoues solution onto LECA", Proceedings of the 14th Iranian Congress of Chemical Engineering, Tehran, Iran, Oct. 2012. 
    3. Ghahremani, M., Rahimpour, F., "Study of liquid-liquid equilibria of salt- polymer aqueous two-phase systems containing smart copolymer of ethylene oxide-propylene oxide and sodium citrate", Proceedings of the 14th Iranian Congress of Chemical Engineering, Tehran, Iran, Oct. 2012.
    4. Tajmehr, M., Rahimpour, F., Sharifnia, S., "Direct Photoreduction of Carbon Dioxide with CuO Doped TiO2", International Conference on Chemical, Biological and Medical Sciences (ICCBMS'2012), Kuala Lumpur ,Malaysia, Aug. 2012.
    5. Shojaeimehr, T., Rahimpour, F., Moradian, R., Astinchap, B., Sadeghi, M., “Optimization of zinc adsorption by polyaniline using experimental design”, Proceedings of the 7th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, Kish Island, Iran, 2011.
    6. Tajmehr, M., Rahimpour, F., Sharifnia, S., “Investigate the effect of CuO doped nano particle tiatania on photoreduction of Carbon dioxide”, Proceedings of the 7th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, Kish Island, Iran, 2011.
    7. Ghaemi, N., Madaeni, S.S., Alizadeh, A., Daraei, P., Rahimpour, F., Falsafi, M., Addition of anionic surfactant to cellulose acetate nanofiltration membrane: Preparation, morphology and performance in the removal of pesticides", Proceedings of the 7th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, Kish Island, Iran, 2011.
    8. Nahidi, Y., Rahimpour, F., Taran, M., “Biodegradation of Dibenzothiophene using a bacterial consortium”, Proceedings of 13thIranian National Chemical Engineering congress & 1st International Regional Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Conference, Kermanshah, Iran, 2010.
    9. Jangali, H., Rahimpour, F., Vatanpour, V., “Application of response surface methodology for optimization of nickel biosorption in an aqueous solution by Aspergillusniger”, Proceedings of 13th Iranian National Chemical Engineering congress & 1st International Regional Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Conference, Kermanshah, Iran, 2010.
10. Eivazi. A., Rahimpour, F., “Heat Integration of concentration systems with process and media fluid”, Proceedings of 13th Iranian National Chemical Engineering congress & 1st International Regional Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Conference, Kermanshah, Iran, 2010.
    1. Baharvand, A., Rahimpour, F., “Phase equilibrium in aqueous two-phase systems containing poly (propylene glycol) and sodium citrate at different pH”, Proceedings of             International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering,Bali, Indonesia, 2009.
    2. Najafi, S.A., Rahimpour, F.; "Bioremediation of oil contaminated refinery wastewater", Proceedings of the International conference on Environmental 2008(ICENV2008), Penang, Malaysia, 2008.
    3. Rahimpour, F., Hatti-Kaul, R.; "Purification of extracellular recombinant xylanase using two-stage polymer-salt aqueous two-phase system", Proceedings of the 5th International Chemical Engineering Congress, Kish Island, Iran, 2008.
    4. Rahimpour, F.; Hatti-Kaul, R.; Feyzi, F.; "Refolding of recombinant proteins using polymer-salt aqueous two-phase system", Proceedings of the 5th International Chemical Engineering Congress, Kish Island, Iran, 2008.
    5. Madaeni, S.S., Saedi, S., Rahimpour, F., "Optimization of cleaning efficiency of urea and 1-propanol for removal of biofouling layer using response surface methodology", Proceedings of the 5th International Chemical Engineering Congress, Kish Island, Iran, 2008.
    6. Keshavarz, N., Sharinia, S., Hosseini, S.N.,Rahimpour, F., "Statistical optimization of process conditions for photocatalytic degradiation of phenol with immobilization of TiO2 on perlite granules", International catalysis Conference (ICC2008), Tehran, Iran, 2008.
    7. Rahimpour, F., Pirdashti, M.; "The effect of guanidine hydrochloride on phase diagram of PEG-phosphate aqueous two-phase systems",Proceeding of world academic of science, engineering and technology, Berlin, Germany, 2007. 
    8. Rahimpour, F.; Feyzi, F.; “Study of the effects of process parameters on refolding of the recombinant thermostable and alkaline active xylanase in PEG-phosphate two-phase system”, Proceedings of the International conference on Science and Technology: Applications in Industry and Education (ICSTIE06), Penang, Malaysia, 2006.
    9. Rahimpour, F.; Feyzi, F.; Hatti-Kaul, R.; “Study of the effects of process parameters on purification of plasmid DNA in PEG-sodium citrate aqueous two-phase system”, Proceedings of the 11th Iranian Congress of Chemical Engineering, Tehran, Iran, 2006.
    10. Rahimpour, F.; Alavi, S.M.; “Modeling and simulation of catalytic oxidation of benzene in fluidized bed reactor”, Proceedings of the 8th Iranian congress of chemical Engineering, Mashhad, Iran, 2003.
    11. Omidkhah, M.R.; Rahimpour, F.; “Integration of hot-end section of Arak olefin plant”, Proceedings of the 1stIranian Congress of Chemical Engineering, Tehran, Iran, 1994.  
 
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