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Experiences

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

1991 – Present Time    

                                                                                    Department of chemistry

                                                                                    Isfahan University of Technology

                                                                                    Isfahan, Iran.

 

TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY

.           Directing graduate student (Ph. D. and Ms.) research program in the area of           physical organic chemistry, computational chemistry and catalysis.

.           Chairman of the first meeting in applied catalysis.

.           Co-chairman of the fifth seminar of organic chemistry.

.           Teaching graduate and undergraduate in all area of organic chemistry.

.           Deputy director of research program (department of chemistry).

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

.           August 2002-August 2003                      Visiting professor

                                                                                 University of British Columbia

                                                                                 Vancouver, Canada

.           January 1987- February 1991               SENIOR CHEMIST

                                                                                 Center for Applied Energy Research

                                                                                 University of Kentucky

                                                                                 Lexington Kentucky, KY

                                                                                 40511-8433, USA

.           January 1986- January 1987                 RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

                                                                                 Center for Applied Energy Research Laboratory

                                                                                 University of Kentucky,

                                                                                 3572 Iron Works Pike

                                                                                 Lexington Kentucky, 40511-8433

.           January 1985- January 1986                POSTDOC RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

                                                                                Center for Applied Energy Research Laboratory

                                                                                University of Kentucky,

                                                                                3572 Iron Works Pike

                                                                                Lexington Kentucky, 40511-8433

 

TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY

.           Organic Synthesis. Synthesis of a variety of carbon-14, carbon-13, deuterium, and nitrogen 15 labeled alkane, alkenes, alcohols, ethers, esters, acids, alkylaromatics, and nitrenes from readily available and low cost starting material.

            Organic analysis. Separation of isomers and purification of variety of compounds including Fischer- Tropsch synthesis products, coal liquefaction, and isotope labeled organic compound. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), liquid chromatography, thin layer chromatography, gas chromatography (variety of models), capillary GC Mass spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (proton, carbon-13, nitrogen-15, deuterium), infrared, Packard Tri-Carb Model 3330 liquid scintillation spectrometer, Packard proportional counter (model 894), radiomatic FLO-ONE/Beta detectors, and many others.

.           Heterogeneous Catalysis. Use carbon-14 tracer studies to define promotion mechanism for iron Fisher-Tropsch catalysis. Prepare and test a variety of catalysts. Isotope tracer studies for the investigation of the mechanism of alcohol conversion.

Use of carbon-14 and carbon-13 to investigate transalkylation and/or isomerization of alkyl aromatics with zeolites.

.           Coal Liquefaction Studies. Use of isotope tracers to identify the role of solvent, hydrogen, or carbon monoxide during coal liquefaction.

.           Supervised a post-doctorate research associate, graduate students, technicians, and co-op students.

.           Equipment. Responsible for new equipment evaluation, operation, and maintenance.

 

TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY

.           Initiate the design and operation of an apparatus for the generation and utilization of carbon-13 and carbon-14 labeled carbon dioxide to synthesis a variety of organic compounds.

.           Initiate the design and operation of one atmospheric Fischer-Tropsch synthesis reactor, Use of 14C-tracer studies to define promotion mechanism for the iron Fischer-Tropsch catalysis.

.           Initiate the design and operation of a column for the analytical separation of compound class of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis products.

 

September 1981- December 1985                   GRADUATE STUDENT (PhD)

                                                                                 Department of Chemistry

                                                                                 New Mexico State University

                                                                                 Las Cruces NM 88003

 

.           Thesis: Acyl-tetrazoles (Nitrene Precursors), their equilibrium, The Nature, and Reactivity of their Ring Opening Products.

 

September 1979-1981                                       GRADUATE STUDENT (MS)

                                                                                East Tennessee State University

                                                                                Johnson City Tennessee, 37614

 

September 1974-1979                                       GRADUATE STUDENT (BS)

                                                                                East Tennessee State University

                                                                                Johnson City Tennessee, 37614

 

.           Thesis: Kinetic Isotope Effect in the Elimination Reaction of the Alcohols with Triphenylphosphine in Carbon tetrachloride.

 

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

September 1981- 1985                  TEACHING ASSISTANT

                                                            Department of Chemistry

                                                            New Mexico State University

                                                             Las Cruces NM 88003.

 

.           Taught freshman chemistry and organic chemistry laboratories.

September 1979-1981                         TEACHING ASSISTANT

                                                           East Tennessee State University

                                                           Johnson City Tennessee, 37614

 

.           Taught freshman chemistry and organic chemistry laboratories.

.September 1975-1979                       ,UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT (BS)

                                                             East Tennessee State University

                                                             Johnson City Tennessee, 37614

Chief operator for Jeol JMS-100 Mass spectrometer and JEOL-C-60H Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer.

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

.           American Chemical Society (ACS), National and regional

.           Iranian Chemical Society

.           Materials Research Society: Tri-State Catalyst Club