Ex-Graduate Student (PhD)
B.Sc. (Ch.E.); 2004 - Tehran University (Iran)
M.Sc. (Ch.E.); 2007 - Tehran University (Iran) and
CSIRO Energy Technology Centre (Australia)
Ph.D. (Ch.E.); 2011 - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
After taking his B.Sc. degree in the Chemical Engineering - Process Design program at Tehran University
in 2004, Mohsen completed his Masters study in February 2007 on “
CFD Modeling of CO2 Sequestration and Storage with Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery” under the
supervision of Dr. Mohammad Reza Mehrnia and Dr. Abouna Saghafi under a joint program between Tehran University
and the CSIRO Energy Technology Centre in Newcastle, Australia, where he worked for a year.
Following his M.Sc. study, Mohsen worked on CFD modeling of a microchannel reactor for producing hydrogen at the University of
Tehran. Some of his publications are available online.
In August 2008, Mohsen joined WPI to work towards a PhD in the Heat and Mass Transfer group.
He worked on heat transfer modeling in fixed bed reactors, including using CFD simulations
to develop insight into convective and conductive mechanisms, experimental validation of CFD fixed bed
simulations, and the modeling of catalyst deactivation and fixed bed transport. The project was finished in May of 2011
with a dissertation entitled "CFD Simulation and Experiment of Catalyst Deactivation and Heat Transfer in a Low N
Mohsen then took a post-doc Research Associate position at MIT in the group of Prof. K. Jensen where his research focused on
simulation and experimental study of continuous flow synthesis and pharmaceutical manufacturing to develop a reconfigurable
and desktop-printer-sized Pharmacy on Demand (PoD) system. From June 2013 he took a position as Lead Process Engineer at
Nuvera Fuel Cells, Billerica, MA.