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Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian

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Visiting Professor


Academic Background

Professor Pourkashanian is the Head of the University of Leeds' Energy Technology and Innovation Initiative and Director of the Pilot-scale Advanced Capture Technology (PACT) national facilities. He holds a chair in high temperature combustion technology and has completed numerous major research projects on clean energy technology and has received a substantial sum of grants from RCUK-EPSRC, EU, NATO, and industry. He has published over 356 refereed research papers and has co-authored books on coal combustion. He played a leading role in developing the NOx post-processing computer codes and subsequently soot/NOx models that were later employed in the commercial CFD software. He is a member of numerous international and national scientific bodies including a member of EERA Implementation Plan 2013-2015 (contribution to CCS-EII Team, SET-PLAN), a member of Coordinating Group of UKCCSRC, an invited member of the All Party Parliamentary Renewable Transport Fuels Group, member of technical working group for the Department of Energy & Climate Change (CCS Roadmap UK2050) and Expert-Member in EU-GCC Clean Gas Energy Network.

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Boot-Handford ME, Abanades JC, Anthony EJ, Blunt MJ, Brandani S, Mac Dowell N, Fernández JR, Ferrari MC, Gross R, Hallett JP, Haszeldine RS, Heptonstall P, Lyngfelt A, Makuch Z, Mangano E, Porter RTJ, Pourkashanian M, Rochelle GT, Shah N, Yao JG, Fennell PS Carbon capture and storage update. Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 7, pp.130-189. 2014.DOI
Millward-Hopkins JT, Tomlin AS, Ma L, Ingham DB, Pourkashanian M Assessing the potential of urban wind energy in a major UK city using an analytical model. Renewable Energy, vol. 60, pp.701-710. 2013.LINK
Ismail MS, Hughes KJ, Ingham DB, Ma L, Pourkashanian M Effect of PTFE loading of gas diffusion layers on the performance of proton exchange membrane fuel cells running at high-efficiency operating conditions. International Journal of Energy Research, vol. 37, pp.1592-1599. 2013.DOI
Hassan G, Pourkashanian M, Ingham D, Ma L, Newman P, Odedra A Predictions of CO and NOx emissions from steam cracking furnaces using GRI2.11 detailed reaction mechanism - A CFD investigation. Computers and Chemical Engineering, vol. 58, pp.68-83. 2013.DOI
Larsen KJ, Burns AD, Gubba SR, Ingham DB, Ma L, Pourkashanian M, Williams A Pulverised coal and biomass co-combustion: particle flow modelling in a swirl burner. Journal of the Energy Institute, vol. 86, pp.220-226. 2013.LINK
Ismail MS, Ingham DB, Hughes KJ, Ma L, Pourkashanian M Thermal modelling of the cathode in air-breathing PEM fuel cells. Applied Energy, vol. 111, pp.529-537. 2013.DOI

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