Dr Amirpiran Amiri

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Dr Amiri

Phone number: 0121 204 3169
Email: a.p.amiri@aston.ac.uk
Room number: MB110C


Dr Amiri joined Aston University in December 2016, having spent the previous 4 years as Associate Lecturer and Researcher at Curtin University. His research has been mainly focused on the modelling of Fuel Cell technology and also Gas-Solid processes. His PhD thesis was awarded “John A Brodie Medal” by the Institution of Engineers Australia. 

As a Postdoctoral researcher, Dr Amiri has been working on an ARC-Linkage project that aimed to develop a modular simulator with application in Fuel Cell technology commercialisation. Prior to this, he was working with Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia. Dr Amiri has 4 years of experience in process engineer role.

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Curtin University, 2013.
  • MSc in Chemical Engineering with First Class Honours, Semnan University, 2006.
  • BSc in Chemical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, 2003.
  • 2016 – Present: Lecture, Aston University. 
  • 2017– Present: Adjunct Lecturer, Curtin University.
  • 2013 – 2016: Research Associate, Curtin University.
  • 2013 – 2015: Associate Lecturer, Curtin University.
  • 2009 – 2013: Research and Teaching Assistant, Curtin University.
  • 2006-2009: Process Engineer, Farzan Ltd, Iran
  • Process Simulation
  • Advanced Process Simulation

•Process Modelling and Simulation

•Fuel Cell

•Renewable Energy

•Natural Gas Processing

•Mineral Processing

Multi-scale Modelling and Optimization Study on the Thermal Management of SOFC.

Future Students
I would be happy to supervise PhD applicants in all fields listed in my Research Interests. Potential applicants are welcome to contact me.  

•Amiri A, Tang S, Periasamy V, Tadé M, 2016. Planar solid oxide fuel cell modelling and optimization targeting the stack’s temperature gradient minimization. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.    

•Tang, S., A. Amiri, P. Vijay, and M. O. Tade. 2016.“Development and validation of a computationally efficient pseudo 3D model for planar SOFC integrated with a heating furnace.”Chemical Engineering Journal 290: 252-262.

•Amiri, A., P. Vijay, M. O. Tade, K. Ahmed, G. Ingram, V. K. Pareek, and R. Utikar. 2016.“Planar SOFC system modelling and simulation including a 3D stack module.”International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 41 (4): 2919-2930.

•Amiri, A., G. Ingram, N. E. Balliu, I. Livk, and A. Bekker. 2015.“An Unreacted Shrinking Core Model for Calcination and Similar Solid-to-Gas Reactions.”Chemical Engineering Communications 202 (9): 1161-1175.

•Amiri, A., P. Vijay, M. O. Tade, K. Ahmed, G. Ingram, V. K. Pareek, and R. Utikar. 2015.“Solid oxide fuel cell reactor analysis and optimisation through a novel multi-scale modelling strategy.”Computers and Chemical Engineering 78 (2015): 10-23.

•Amiri A, Bekker A, Ingram G, Maynard N, Livk I; 2013. A 1-D non-isothermal dynamic model for the thermal decomposition of a gibbsite particle. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 91, 485–496.

•Amiri A, Ingram G, Bekker A, Livk I, Maynard N; 2013. A multi-stage, multi-reaction shrinking core model for self-inhibiting gas-solid reactions. Advanced Powder Technology