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Process Systems Faculty

Adisorn Aroonwilas

Ph.D., P.Eng.
Associate Professor, Industrial Systems Engineering

Office: ED 436.3
E-mail: aroonwia@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-2469
Fax: 306-585-4855

Research interests
CO2 capture and Greenhouse gas control technology, Biodiesel Production TechnologyNatural Gas Purification, CO2 capture using spray columns, Modeling, simulation and optimization of gas treating processes, Cogeneration and heat integration for power generation with CO2 capture

Christine Chan

Ph.D., P.Eng.
Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Energy and Environmental Informatics (2006-2020), Professor, Software Systems Engineering

Office: ED 436.9
E-mail: christine.chan@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5225
Fax: 306-585-4855
Website: http://uregina.ca/~chancw/

Research interests
Applications of artificial intelligence and knowledge-based systems for energy and environmental system analysis, Methods and tools for ontological engineeringKnowledge acquisition, modeling, and management, Knowledge and software engineering for knowledge-based systems, Object-oriented methodologies for knowledge-based systems development, Social and economic impact of information technology

David deMontigny

Ph.D., P.Eng., FEC
Associate Dean (Academic), Professor, Engineering

Office: ED 409.2
E-mail: david.demontigny@uregina.ca, all undergraduate student inquiries: engg.ada@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-2277
Fax: 306-585-4855

Research interests
CO2 absorption in packed columns and membrane contactors; Solvent regeneration in membrane desorbers; Membrane-solvent wettability and performance evaluation; Manufacturing of hydrophobic, microporous polymer membranes; Design of membrane contactor modules; Engineering education; Academic integrity

Amr Henni

Ph.D., PEng.
Professor, Industrial & Process Systems Engineering

Office: ED 436.13
E-mail: amr.henni@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4960
Fax: 306-585-4855
Website: http://uregina.ca/~henniea/

Research interests
Acid gas removal from natural and flue gases, Calorimetry Mass transfer with chemical reactions, Solubility of gases in liquids, Vapor-liquid-equilibria and PVT studies, Pressure swing and temperature swing adsorptions, Physical and transport properties measurements, Process plant simulation, Renewable energy (wind and solar), Water desalination, Biotechnology (proteins and cells), Polymer Engineering (thermodynamics and heat transfer), Chemical education

Hussameldin Ibrahim

Ph.D., PMP, P.Eng.
Director, Clean Energy Technologies Research Institute (CETRI); Associate Professor, Industrial & Process Systems Engineering

Office: ED 423
E-mail: hussameldin.ibrahim@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-3347
Fax: 306-585-4855
Website: http://uregina.ca/~ibrahimh/

Research interests

Heterogeneous catalysis and catalyst development for greener fuels, syngas, hydrogen, biofuels and fine chemicals production from fossil- and biomass-derived feedstocks. Chemical reaction engineering, kinetics and reactor modeling and design for CO2 capture, biofuel and syngas/hydrogen production. Agricultural residue catalytic hydrothermal liquefaction to HEV biofuels. Catalytic thermal conversion of biomass to syngas, bio-gas and bio-oil. Municipal wastes into energy via pyrolysis and gasification processes. CO2 utilization for producing value added products. Sorption-based functional materials for CO2 capture and utilization. Modeling, simulation and optimization of post- and pre-combustion CO2 capture with H2 production, and CO2 utilization. Catalytic methods for CO2 capture and utilization. The Economics of greenhouse warming. Conceptual design, economic evaluation, feasibility studies, and project planning and management.

Raphael Idem

Ph.D., P.Eng.
SaskPower Clean Energy Research Chair; Director, Clean Energy Technologies Research Institute (CETRI); Professor, Process & Industrial Systems Engineering

Office: GGTC 211, GGTC 312.2
E-mail: raphael.idem@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4470
Fax: 306-585-4855 or 306-337-3112

Research interests
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Mitigation; Carbon Dioxide Capture from Flue Gases from Industrial Sources; Reformer Technology/Fuel Processing for Fuel Cell Application/Hydrogen Energy; Reaction Kinetics, Reaction Mechanisms, and Heterogeneous Catalyst Development; Fossil and Bio-fuels Processing; Bioenergy; Carbon Dioxide Utilization

Ezeddin Shirif

Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Petroleum Systems Engineering

Office: 6R 201.3
E-mail: ezeddin.shirif@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4810
Fax: 306-585-4855

Research interests
Methods for the evaluation and prediction of hydrocarbon reservoir performance; Reservoir description and reservoir management; Development and application of methods of analysis and interpretation of well tests and production data; Theoretical/mathematical modeling studies of multiphase flow in porous media; Evaluation and prediction of performance for oil and gas wells; Characterization of conventional/unconventional oil and gas; Petroleum reservoir engineering

Paitoon (P.T.) Tontiwachwuthikul

Ph.D., P.Eng., FCAE
Professor, Industrial & Process Systems Engineering & Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering

Office: ED 436.7; GGTC 308 at Clean Energy Technologies Research Institute (CERTi)
E-mail: paitoon@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4688
Fax: 306-585-4855
Website: https://www.co2-research.net

Research interests
New technologies for CO2 recovery, production, and utilization (including Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies), High efficiency processes for gas separation and purification, Industrial pollution prevention and control (including energy and environment issues), Heat & mass transfer with chemical reactions, Industrial corrosion prevention and control Intelligent and knowledge-based systems development, Modeling, simulation, control, and optimization of industrial processes

Amornvadee (Amy) Veawab

Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Environmental Systems Engineering

Office: ED 492
E-mail: veawab@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5665
Fax: 306-585-4855

Research interests
Corrosion and corrosion inhibition, CO2 capture technologies, Gas separation and purification, Biofuel technologies, Air pollution control and management