Researcher

Biography

I obtained my PhD at UNSW with a thesis entitled, Novel Water Technologies in 2019. I taught different chemistry units such as General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Basic Principles & Calculations in Industrial Chemistry at Azad University (Iran - Shahrekord). In 2016, I was awarded Postgraduate Research Scholarship at UNSW Canberra. Co-invented 5 PCT applications, internationally examined, and more than 20 published...view more

I obtained my PhD at UNSW with a thesis entitled, Novel Water Technologies in 2019. I taught different chemistry units such as General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Basic Principles & Calculations in Industrial Chemistry at Azad University (Iran - Shahrekord). In 2016, I was awarded Postgraduate Research Scholarship at UNSW Canberra. Co-invented 5 PCT applications, internationally examined, and more than 20 published articles in peer-reviewed journals. I was awarded a scholarship to attend Water Innovation Lab in Porto, Portugal in 2017 and was among ACT Water Leaders Finalists in 2019 (Australian Capital Territory, Australia). I’d received $400,000.00 industrial grant to develop new techniques that I co-invented in different areas of Environmental Science/Engineering like Water/Wastewater Treatment, Mineral Extraction and Purification, Green based Surfactants and PFAS de-contamination. I have been a principal contributor to technical reports on the development of a new laboratory for PFAS decontamination at UNSW Canberra in 2019, Copper Recovery in Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) for a local mining company in 2021, PFAS removal using biodegradable amino acid-based surfactants for a local company in 2021, New Ion Exchange method and a novel process for its sustainable regeneration for a local mining company in 2022.


My Grants

  1. Breakthrough Technology - Ion Exchange, RG201388; Pashley R.M., Taseidifar, M., $343,654.
  2. Breakthrough Technology – Heavy Metal Removal Technology, RG192920; Pashley R.M., Taseidifar, M., $ 49,57.

My Qualifications

PhD in Chemistry, The University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia, 2019.


My Awards

  • ACT Water Leaders Finalist 2019 (Australian Capital Territory, Australia)
  • Tuition Fees Scholarship and Study at UNSW Canberra Scholarship, UNSW Canberra, 2016.
  • Water Innovation Lab (WIL), Porto (Portugal) scholarship, 2017

My Research Activities

My research area includes, but is not limited to, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Novel zwitterionic Resins, Colloid Science for Environmental Applications, Desalination, Geen-based Surfactants, Selective Extraction of Ions and Environmental Remediation of PFASs compounds, Heavy Metal ions and other contaminants.


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Water and Wastewater Treatment, Novel zwitterionic Resins, Colloid Science for Environmental Applications, Desalination, Geen-based Surfactants, Selective Extraction of Ions and Environmental Remediation of PFASs compounds, Heavy Metal ions and other contaminants.


Currently supervising

Currently, I am:

  1. Joint supervisor: Mrs. Haji Wan Nafi,Wan Nur Atikah Binti (PhD UNSW Canberra),  Research area: The controlled growth of nanoparticles in aqueous salt solution using the Bubble Column Evaporator (BCE) method.
  2. Joint supervisor: Mr. Arnold, Satis Gooneratne (PhD UNSW Canberra), Research area: Some Novel Technologies for a Sustainable Future: 1 - High-temperature solar concentrator technology for C fibre production; 2 - Cavitation prevention technology: prediction theory and experimental investigation.
  3. Joint supervisor: Mrs. Monowara Jahangiri, Farah (PhD at UNSW Canberra), Research area: Development of an improved seawater desalination and heavy metal ion removal process for industrial wastewaters.

 

Currently, I am teaching:

1. ZPEM1102-Chemistry 1B

2. ZPEM2113-Inorganic Chem & Spectroscopy

 

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Publications

by Dr Mojtaba Taseidifar