Zahra Gholami- PhD- Chemical Engineer-2015
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Experience: 8 years
Relocation: Yes - Internationally
Chemical Engineering / Production Engineering / R&D Scientist
With a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering (Chemical Reaction Engineering), I have a full understanding of this position. My PhD research was focused on Synthesis and characterization of calcium-based catalyst for selective etherification of glycerol to diglycerol. Currently, I am postdoctoral researcher in Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) in Malaysia. I have experience in working in the Centralized Analytical Laboratory (CAL) during my postdoctoral at UTP. CAL is one of the service centers established under Research and Innovation Office which is equipped with the various state-of-the-art analytical equipment. I am also a team member of Nanotechnology Mission Oriented Research and Nanotechnology for Oil & Gas, at Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia.
Moreover, as a postdoctoral researcher, I am working on synthesis of CNT supported catalysts for conversion of syngas to hydrocarbons via FT synthesis and copper based catalysts for direct synthesis of methanol from CO2. I am familiar with difference analysis techniques, which seems to be also suitable for working in the research center and industry. Beside these, I have working experiences as a production engineer and QC and laboratory technologist for around 6 years.
My long-term career goal is to continue to learn and grow my specialist skills and abilities, whilst utilizing my experience, knowledge and skills to benefit any employer I am working for.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)- Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia/Chemical Engineering (Chemical Reaction Engineering)- June 2014
Master of Science (MSc)- Islamic Azad University (IAU), Shahroud, Iran/Chemical Engineering- Jan 2009
Bachelor (BSc)- Islamic Azad University (IAU), Quchan, Iran/ Chemical Engineering- Ffeb 2002
1- Bruker X-Ray Diffraction Workshop on XRD Data Evaluation/ Universiti Teknologi Petronas, 1st September, 2015, Malaysia
2- Training - Temperature Programmed Desorption, Reduction, Oxidation (TPDRO), Advanced catalyst characterization, 18-21th May
3- Short Course, Gas Phase Analysis and Trace Sulfur Speciation (Gas Chromatography), Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia, 15th April, 2015
4- MOR Nanotechnology & COINN FY2015 Rationalization, Strategic Action Plan and Team Building / Park Royal Hotel, Penang, 30th January to 01th February
5- MS ISO/ICE 17025, Introduction & Understanding (L001)/ Universiti Teknologi Petronas, 2nd March, 2015
Other Qualifications and Certifications
6- MOR-CoE Research Website Training/ Universiti Teknologi Petronas, 6th March, 2015
7- Research management-An industry approach/ Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia, 19-20th January, 2015
8- Comprehensive 5S workshop/ Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia, 30th October, 2014
9- Occupational Safety and Health Course/ Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, 2011
10- ISO: 9001-2000, Institute Standard and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI), Iran, 2003
11- Internal Audit, Institute Standard and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI), Iran, 2003
Oil Treating & Refining
Oil & Gas Companies
Transport of Hydrocarbons
Ecological & Environmental
Oil and Gas Pipeline
Oil Field Services