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Expert in Chemical Process Development in Refinery, Gas, Petrochemical, Renewable Energies and Water Treatment

Expert ID: 733296 Oregon, USA

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Expert is a dynamic and multi-functional chemical engineer with 12 years' extensive experience in engineering, field engineering and construction and leadership of engineering and EPC in high-tech oil, gas and petrochemical projects. His diverse expertise spans from initial conceptual design through FEED, detailed design, execution, and closeout with a keen sense of engineering.

Expert has developed an extended portfolio of works across the pre-contract and estimation activities.

Expert has worked with owners, vendors, suppliers and contractors closely to deliver the project on time and within budget. He has focused closely on time, cost, quality, resource, contract, and contractor management to achieve the project goals and objectives.

Expert experienced water and wastewater treatment during his BS senior project and also MSc. final thesis. For BS senior project, he studied about different type of wastewater treatment methods and their advantages/disadvantages to characterize them and prepare a software for selection of the best processes for industrial waste water treatment.

For Msc. final thesis, after study about a wide range of waste water treatment methods, contain membrane processes, e.g. micro-filteration, ultra-filtration, nano-filtration and reverse osmosis, he understand biological and chemical principals involved in aerobic and anaerobic bacteria metabolic process.Finally, he focused on electrodialysis.
Expert studied about the effect of changes in operation parameters on the effeciency of the process on removal of metals from industrial and plating wastewaters. Final results published in 6 papers which have been cited by other authors in scientific literatures more than 500 times.
Recently, Expert worked in Employer on other treatment processes like constructed wetland, algal growth and treatment, adsorption technologies and also hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) processes. He also worked on solar water desalination.

Expert experienced process design and development of biofuel, bio diesel and green diesel production from different sources like new vegetable oil or waste vegetable oils via Transesterification, Hydrogenation, Catalyst conversion and Thermal conversion.
Expert studied new feed sources and commercialized academic design.
Expert designed and selected vendors for electrical production solar panel and also solar distillation systems to produce renewable electricity and also treat wastewater.
Expert managed a project, from R&D to commercialization, for hydrogen production for renewable energy and also fuel cell applications through proton exchange membrane electrolysis.

Expert is an energy and process piping and plant designer who experienced more than 9 projects in this filed. He accepted different roles in engineering, field engineering and construction and leadership of engineering and EPC projects. He was a lead engineer in a $1.8 billion EPC project. He is a book author in this field.

Expert experienced basic design,HAZOP studies, plot plan, layout preparation, equipment arrangement, specifications, detail design, industrial process piping, refrigeration piping, pressure piping systems, piping installation and piping fabrication, pipe supports, stress analysis, isometric preparation,line list, MTO, P& ID and ASME B31.3 and B31.1 codes in refinery, gas and petrochemical projects. He is familiar with API, ASME and ASTM codes.

Expert worked on material selection and developed piping material specification,MTO and material bids and worked with a wide range of material contains carbon steel, stainless stell, copper alloys, nickel alloys (Hasteloy).

Expert prepared 3d-model with PDMS, Ravit and Autocad softwares.

Expert is practicing chemical engineering since his graduation in MSc in chemical engineering in 2003. He finished his Master of science, with issue of 5 international papers which citied more than 500 times until today.
Expert is done many projects in water purification, wastewater treatment, oil, gas, petrochemical, biofuel and renewable energies domestic and international.
Expert worked on membrane separation, ion-exchange adsorption, distillation, extractive distillation, polymerization, chemical separation, extraction, piping and plant design, hydrogenation, cracking, steam reforming, steam boilers, gas sweetening, sulfur recovery, bitomen processes and asphalt preparation, waste oil process, ammonia refrigeration, CO2 production, natural gas liquifaction, estrification, tranestrification, ...
He is an expert in engineering calculation and document preparation like heat and mass ballance, control philosophy, process flow diagram, Piping and instrument diagram, cause effect study, Hazop study, equipment arrangement layout, process simulation and thermodynamics. He experienced different steps of chemical engineering projects like feasibility study, basic design, FEED design, detail design, fabrication and construction.
Expert is a professional in CAMSOL phisycs.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2001 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Sharif University of Technology
Year: 2003 Degree: M.Sc. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Iran University of Science and Technology
Year: 2014 Degree: Professional Diploma Subject: Diploma in Project Management Institution: Alison
Year: 2015 Degree: Professional Degree Subject: Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills Institution: Coursera
Year: 2016 Degree: Professional Diploma Subject: Opeartions Management Courses Institution: Alison
Year: 2016 Degree: Professional Diploma Subject: Lean Six Sigma Institution: Alison

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Courtesy Faculty Department: Environmental Engineering
Expert was responsible for wastewater treatment by phytoremediation and bioremediation; Instrumentation and other laboratory methods; and PLC programming.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Engineering Commitee Leader Department: Engineering
Expert collaborated in Affairs for support of equipment and training for production of biofuels, renewable energy and water treatment in isolated small societies in Pacific region and Central America through engineering experiences.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2017 to 2017 Employer: OilExtech Title: Assembly and test engineer Department: Manufacturing
Expert controlled the quality of vendor products; assembled of products according to instructions; checked final quality of products and their packaging; and was responsible for assistance in: test and engineering projects, physical inventory, and movement to new facilities.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to 2016 Employer: Sazeh Consultants Title: Lead Engineer Department: Engineering Devision
• Review and verification of project job assignment
• Technical support department team staff assigned to the project
• Supervision and checking of design and documents was prepared by Engineering sub-contractor
• Responsible for the quality and accuracy work
• Responsible for compliance and for adherence to company / department procedures/ policies and assigned project procedures
• Maintain QA/QC checking procedures
• Ensure the efficient running of work and discipline of assigned staff
• Ensure that work completed within time schedules and project budgets
• Liaise with Department Manager, project manager and other lead engineers
• Training and development of personnel knowledge and skills
• Adjust re-allocate workload of staff supervised
• Supervise and review vendor and subcontractor documentation and drawings both before and after the bid comparison stage
• Participate in discussions with clients, project kick off meeting and project coordination meetings
• Identify the hardware and software requirements to perform the project
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2016 Employer: Sazeh Consultants Title: Proposal (Estimation) Engineering Department: Engineering Devision
• Lead the proposals engineering/ estimating services, interface with the Marketing Division and other Engineering disciplines, in addition to, procurement and construction teams
• Attend pre-bid job site meetings
• Responsible for the quality and accuracy of engineering work produced by staff supervised (Plot Plan, Tie-In Drawing, BOQ … )
• Review of bid document to prepare scope statement and clarifications with owner
• Bid documents preparation/ checking
• Training and development of personnel
• MH estimation for engineering services
• Cost and Weight estimation materials
• Close the project and follow through to job completion
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2010 Employer: Sazeh Consultants Title: Senior Engineer Department: Piping and Plant Design
• Communication with owner about piping general documents (specifications and standard drawings)
• preparation of Design Instructions to keep integrity and uniformity between design teams
• Piping Standard Drawing preparation
• Review of contract and standards for Piping specifications preparation contains: Piping Design Criteria, Field Test Pressure Specification, Field Installation of Piping Specification and Steam Tracing Specification and Details
• Initial study for physical battery limits of units
• Performance of jobs defined by lead engineers or department manager
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2007 Employer: Aria Petro Gaz Title: Lead Engineer Department: Process Team
• Supervision and checking of design and documents prepared by Engineering sub-contractor
• Communication by owner and coordination by other disciplines
• Checking of MTO
• Follow of procurement activities
• Distribution Material requisition to suppliers
• Evaluation of suppliers and selection final vendors
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: Sazeh Consultants Title: Field Engineer Coordinator and Piping Field Engineer (site representative) Department: Construction Devision
• Solve engineering problems that arise during construction.
• Analyze the drawing, the consequences of mistake or change and defines the corrective actions, in coordination with “Consortium” site office.
• Monitoring ‘As Built’ drawing and 3D-model preparation.
• Site manager assistant in checking the availability of materials in field and arrive plan.
• Field Quality Manager Support for all activities involving quality control
• Field SHE Support for achievement necessary permits
• Support purchase requisitions by technical information
• Site managers assistant on subjects relating to technical matters and engineering
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2002 to 2005 Employer: Sazeh Consultants Title: Stress Analysis and Pipe Support Designer Department: Piping and Plant Design
• Stress Analysis of piping systems and preparation of final report
• Support 3D-modelling by PDMS
• Special support drawing preparation
• Standard support list preparation
• MTO preparation for support material(includes profile & paint)
• Spring data sheet preparation

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2003 to 2016 Country / Region: Iran Summary: Practiced chemical process and plant design in oil, gas, petrochemical and wastewater treatment

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Licenses / Certifications
Piping [Construction] Training Course- Sazeh Consultants- 2012
PDMS Training Course- 2009
Steam and Condensate System Design- Bashir Paidar Ideh Co ( Spirax-Sarco Iran)- 2008
Painting And Surface Preparation- SGS Co.-Asaluieh-2006
Introduction to ASTM- Sazeh Cons.-2004
Introduction to Flotation- Iran Univ. of Science. and Technology- 2000
Pinch Technology - Tehran Univ.-2000
Process Equipment Design-Sharif Univ.-1999
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 8 publications regarding water treatment, refinery engineering and natural gas processing.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has participated as a expert witness in a court in Portland, OR, regarding toxic chemical material poisoning for a bus driver who was injured in her workplace.
Training / Seminars
Expert has recently conducted multiple training sessions regarding piping and plant design.
Expert participated as a Panel member in “Cultural Dynamics in Global Business” at Employer (Feb. 2017).
Expert participated as a Interviewer of “Suitcamp 2017” at Employer (Feb. 2017).
Vendor Selection
Valves vendor selection in LNG project
Valves and other piping items vendor selection in LNG project
Valves and other piping items vendor selection in bitumen project
Proton exchange membrane electrolysis vendor selection
Solar Panel vendor selection
Solar distillation vendor selection
Rankine engine vendor selection
Marketing Experience
Researching top marketing on digital marketing in piping and plumbing academy

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Persian Strong
English Fluent
Arabic Strong

Fields of Expertise

process development, vapor recovery unit, facility evaluation, automobile waste oil recycling, asphalt, petroleum refinery evaluation, oil refinery equipment, petroleum refinery troubleshooting, petroleum refinery simulation, bitumen, oil terminal operations, petroleum storage, chemical separation, catalytic cracking, thermal cracking, sulfur recovery, chemical-process flow chart, amine treating, liquefied natural gas, natural gas liquefaction, refinery process, acid gas treatment, petrochemical, petroleum refinery, activated carbon, water softening, alga, wastewater pretreatment, chemical coagulation, activated-sludge process, anaerobic sludge digestion, ion exchange, membrane separation, water treatment constructed wetland, industrial wastewater, electrodialysis, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, reverse osmosis, wastewater recycling, aqueous filtration, plating wastewater treatment, metal finishing wastewater treatment, adsorption, desalination, proton exchange membrane fuel cell, Rankine cycle, steam reforming, chemical process equipment designing, project management, chemical project engineering, technology commercialization, electrolysis, hydrogen manufacturing, solar energy, hydrogenation catalyst development, biodiesel startup, waste-to-steam, renewable energy source, transesterification, alternative fuel, biofuel, renewable energy system, chemical plant cost estimation, chemical plant design, chemical plant, underground piping, 3D design, industrial plant construction, chemical processing plant design, chemical plant layout, stress analysis, piping flexibility analysis, pipe material, pipe installation, pipe fabrication, P & ID, ASME pressure piping code, industrial piping, plastic pipe, control valve, chemical reactor scale-up, chemical process heat exchanger, carbon dioxide absorption, chemical process modeling, packed tower, extractive distillation, chemical reaction, feasibility study, chemical process equipment selection, chemical process economics, chemical process development, chemical operation troubleshooting, chemical industry, design review, design process, petrochemical process, fractionation, thermodynamics, extraction, distillation, ammonia refrigeration, boiler, document review, lean six sigma, statistical design of experiments, engineering project management, Matlab, document management, Taguchi method experimental design

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