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 has been 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.

  • PGCert, 2017
  • 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: Lecturer, 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
  • CE2105: Process Simulation (Module Leader)
  • CE4023: Advanced Process Simulation (Module Leader)
  • CE3021: Process Computation (Module Leader)
  • CE11EN: Chemical Engineering Mathematics
  • CE3003: Advanced Process Design
  • CE4011: Research Project
  • Process Computations, Modelling and Simulation
  • Fuel Cell Systems
  • Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Production
  • Fuels Upgrading
  • Natural Gas Processing
  • Mineral Processing

Shi Tang (Thesis: Multi-scale Modelling and Optimization Study on the Thermal Management of SOFC).

Amar Baga (Thesis: Development of a degradation model for an integrated biomass gasification-SOFC system)

Future Students
If you are interested in PhD studies in any field listed in the Research Interests section, please contact me directly via email.

•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