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Hamid Arastoopour, Ph.D.

Hamid Arastoopour
Henry R. Linden Professor of Engineering
Director of the Wanger Institute for Sustainability and Energy Research (WISER)

Office: 

10 West 35th Street, IIT Tower Suite 1600

Phone: 

312.567.3038

Fax: 

312.567.3622

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Education 

Ph.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology (Gas Engineering, 1978)
M.S. from Illinois Institute of Technology (Gas Engineering, 1975)
B.S. from Abadan Institute of Technology, Iran (Gas Engineering, 1973)

Research 

Transport phenomena of multiphase systems and fluidization, sustainability-related research, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) applications to energy conversion and carbon capture processes, wind energy, production of natural gas from unconventional gas reserves and hydrates, energy storage, and energy/ water/food nexus.

Awards 

2016- Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

2015- AIChE Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems, sponsored by Shell Global Solution, awarded in recognition of outstanding scientific/technical accomplishment that has made a significant impact in the field of fluid particle systems or in a related field with potential for cross fertilization.

2004 - Fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers

2003 - AIChE Fluidized Processes Recognition Award, sponsored by DOW Chemical, awarded in recognition of significant contribution to the science and technology of fluidization or fluidized processes, and who has shown leadership in the engineering community.

2001 - AIChE Donald Q. Kern Award. Awarded in recognition of expertise in heat transfer and energy conversion and the contributions leading to advances in engineering.

1997 - Ernest W. Thiele Award of the AIChE local section, sponsored by Amoco Corporation; awarded in recognition of original and significant contributions to the practice of the chemical engineering profession in the Midwest

1999 - AIChE Lectureship Award in Fluidization and Fluid Particle Systems, sponsored by Fluor Daniel Foundation. Awarded in recognition of the significant contribution and pioneering work in numerical simulation of fluid-particle and fluidized bed systems.

1992 - University Excellence in Teaching Award, sponsored by Amoco Corporation

Patents

“Modified Rubber Particles and Compositions Including the Same,” Nima Shahidi, Hamid Arastoopour and Fouad Teymour, U.S. Patent # 8,013036B2 (2011).

“Interpenetrated Rubber Particles and Compositions Including the Same,” Nima Shahidi, Hamid Arastoopour and Fouad Teymour, U.S. Patent # 7,816,446 B2 (2010).

"Apparatus for Generating Odor Upon Electronic Signal Demand," Firooz Rasouli, Hamid Arastoopour and Ali Oskouie, U.S. Patent #6,548,025 (2003).

"Apparatus and Process for Pulverization of a Polymeric Material," G.K. Ivanov, H. Arastoopour, E. Bilgili, N. Shahidi and B. Bernstein, U.S. Patent #6,513,737 (2003).

"Synthesis of A Carbon-Based Catalyst From Sludge" N. Khalili , H. Arastoopour , U.S. Patent # 6,362,127 B1 (2002).

"Synthesizing Carbon from Sludge," N. Khalili, H. Arastoopour, and L. Walhof , U.S. Patent #6,030,922 (2000).

"Process for Recycling of Rubber Materials," H. Arastoopour, D. Schocke, B. Bernstein, and E. Bilgili, U.S. Patent #5,904,885 (1999).

"Apparatus for Generating Odor upon Electronic Signal Demand," F. Rasouli, H. Arastoopour, and A. Oskouie, U.S. Patent #6,004,516 (1999).

"Single-screw Extruder for Solid State Shear Extrusion Pulverization and Method," H. Arastoopour, U.S. Patent #5,704,555 (1998).

"Method for Producing Biodegradable Products," F. Shutov, H. Arastoopour, and G. Ivanov , U.S. Patent #5,688,448 (1997).

"Solid State Shear Extrusion Pulverization (Thermoplastic Materials)," F. Shutov, G. Ivanov, and H. Arastoopour , U.S. Patent #5,397,065 (1995).

"Solid State Shear Extrusion Pulverization (Thermosetting Materials)," F. Shutov, G. Ivanov, and H. Arastoopour , U.S. Patent #5,395,055 (1995).

"Solid State Shear Extrusion Pulverization (Elastomers)," F. Shutov, G. Ivanov, and H. Arastoopour , U.S. Patent #5,415,354 (1995).

"Sorbent Composition and Process for Regenerative Sorption of NO X," D. Gidaspow, H. Hariri, and H. Arastoopour , U.S. Patent #4,151,124 (1979).

Books 

“Computational Transport Phenomena of Fluid-Particle Systems,” H. Arastoopour, D. Gidaspow, and E. Abbasi,   Mechanical Engineering Series, ISBN 978-3-319-45488-7, Springer Press (2017).

 “The Sustainability Book for Kids,” K.T. Thomsen, M.M. Murphy, and H. Arastoopour, IIT Press (2016).

 

Publications 

  1. Numerical Analysis of Frictional Behavior of Dense Gas–Solid Systems,” E. Ghadirian and H. Arastoopour, Particuology, 32, 178-190 (2017).
  2. “Three-dimensional CFD Simulation of an MgO-based Sorbent Regeneration Reactor in a Carbon Capture Process,” E. Ghadirian, J. Abbasian, and H. Arastoopour, Powder Technology, 318, 314-320 (2017).
  3. “Numerical Simulation and Analysis of the Effect of Rain and Surface Property on a Wind-Turbine Airfoil’s Performance,” A.C. Cohen and H. Arastoopour, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 81,46-53 (2016).
  4. “CFD Simulation of a Fluidized Bed Using the EMMS Approach for the Gas-Solid Drag
    Force,” E. Ghadirian and H. Arastoopour, Journal of Powder Technology, 288,
    35-44 (2016).
  5. “CFD–PBE Numerical Simulation of CO2 Capture Using MgO-based Sorbent,” E. Abbasi, J. Abbasian, and H. Arastoopour, Journal of Powder Technology, 286, 616–628 (2015).
  6.  “Effect of Steam on Partial Decomposition of Dolomite,” S. Zarghami, E. Ghadirian, H.      Arastoopour, and J.  Abbasian. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 5398–5406 (2015).
  7. “Effect of Steam on the Reactivity of MgO-Based Sorbents in Precombustion CO2 Capture Processes,” S. Zarghami, A. Hassanzadeh, H. Arastoopour, and J. Abbasian, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 54    (36), 8860–8866 (2015).
  8. “CFD Simulation of a Pharmaceutical Bubbling Bed Drying Process at Three Different Scales,” J. Jang and H. Arastoopour, Journal of Powder Technology, 26314-25 (2014).
  9. “Regenerable MgO-based Sorbent for High Temperature CO2      Removal from Syngas: CO2 Capture and Sorbent Enhanced Water Gas      Shift Reaction,” E. Abbasi, A. Hassanzadeh, S Zarghami, H. Arastoopour,      and J. Abbasian, Fuel Journal, 137, 260-268 (2014).
  10.  “CFD Modeling of      CFB: From Kinetic Theory to Turbulence, Heat Transfer, and Poly-dispersed      Systems,” H. Arastoopour and D. Gidaspow, Circulating Fluidized Bed, 11 (2014).
  11. “Numerical analysis and implementation of finite domain trial functions method of moments (FCMOM) in CFD codes” E. Abbasi and H. Arastoopour, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 102 pp. 432-441 (2013).
  12. “Analysis of the Performance of Wind Turbine Airfoil under Heavy Rain Condition Using Multiphase CFD Approach”, M. Cai, E. Abbasi and H. Arastoopour, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 52(9), pp. 3266-3275 (2013).
  13. “Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Application in Fluid/Particle Flow Systems” H. Arastoopour, Powder Metallurgy and Mining Journal, Editorial Paper. Vol. 2, issue.1 (2013).
  14. “Utilization of municipal wastewater for cooling in thermoelectric power plants: Evaluation of the combined cost of makeup water treatment and increased condenser fouling”, M.E.Walker, R.B. Theregowda, I. Safari, J. Abbasian, H. Arastoopour, D.A. Dzombak, M.K. Hsieh, and D.C. Miller, Energy 60 , pp. 139-147 (2013).
  15. “CFD Simulation of Different- Scaled Bubbling Fluidized Bed”, J. Jang and H. Arastoopour, Fluidization XIV, Edited by: J. A. M. Kuipers, R. F. Mudde, J. R. Van Ommen, and N. G. Deen, Engineering Conference International, pages 691-698, (2013).
  16. “Economic impact of condenser fouling in existing thermoelectric power plants” M.E. Walker, I. Safari, R.B. Theregowda, M.K. Hsieh, J. Abbasian, H. Arastoopour, D. Dzombak and D.C. Miller Energy, 44, 429-437 (2012).
  17. “CFD Simulation of CO2 Sorption in a Circulating Fluidized Bed using Deactivated Kinetic Model” E. Abbasi and H. Arastoopour CFB 10, edited by T.M. Knowlton, Engineering Conference International , ISBN 978-1-4507-7082-5, pages 736- 743, (2011).
  18. “Studying the pulverization mechanism of rubber with a modified design of the solid-state shear extrusion process” Trapti Chaubey and Hamid Arastoopour , Journal of applied polymer science, 119, 1075-1083 (2010).
  19. “Solution of Population Balance Equations by Finite Size Domain Complete Set of Trial Functions Method of Moments (FCMOM) for Inhomogeneous Systems,” M. Strumendo and H. Arastoopour, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 49(11), 5222-5230 (2010).
  20. “Numerical and Experimental Steady State Flow and Heat Transfer in a Continuous Spouted Bed,” C.A. Rosa, J.T. Freire, and H. Arastoopour, Fluidization XIII, edited by S.D. Kim, Y. Kang, J.K. Lee and Y.C. Seo, 669 -676, ECI, New York (2010).
  21. “CFD Simulation of Pharmaceutical Particle Drying in a Bubbling Fluidized Bed Reactor,” J. Yang, C. Rosa, and H. Arastoopour, Fluidization XIII, edited by S.D. Kim, Y. Kang, J.K. Lee, and Y.C. Seo, 853-860, ECI, New York (2010).
  22. “Solution of Bivariate Population Balance Equations Using the FCMOM,” M. Strumendo and H. Arastoopour, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 48(1), 262-273 (2009).
  23. “Studying the Pulverization Mechanisms of Low-Cross-Link-Density Natural Rubber with and without Carbon Black,” M. Eskandari and H. Arastoopour, Powder Technology Journal 189, 454-461 (2009).
  24. “Simulation of Methane Production from Hydrates by depressurization and thermal stimulation” ,” Y. Liu, M. Strumendo and H. Arastoopour, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol 48, no 5, 2451-2464 (2008).
  25. “Solution of PBE by Non-infinite Size Domain,” M. Strumendo and H. Arastoopour, Chemical Engineering Science , 63, 2624-2640 (2008).
  26. “Numerical Simulation of Methane Production from a Methane Hydrate Formation,” Y. Liu, M. Strumendo and H. Arastoopour, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 47, no 8, 2817 - 2828 (2008).
  27. “Numerical Simulation of Poly-dispersed Systems,” M. Strumendo, H. Arastoopour and A. Ahmadzadeh, Circulating Fluidized Bed Technology IX , ISBN978-3-930400-57-7, edited by J. Werther, W. Nowak, K.E. Wirth and E.U. Hartge Tu Tech Innovation Gmbh, Germany p 313-318 (2008).
  28. “On the Consequences of Limiting Chain Extensibility of Vulcanized Rubbers: Stiffening, Self Homogenization, and Coupling of Strain Components,” E. Bilgili, B. Bernstein and Hamid Arastoopour, Journal of Elastomers and Plastics, 40, 77-93 (2008).
  29. “Three Dimensional Numerical Simulation of a Horizontal Rotating Fluidized Bed,” A. Ahmadzadeh and H. Arastoopour, Powder Technology Journal, 183, 410-416 (2008).
  30. “Population Balance Equation, Application in Rotating Fluidized Bed Polymerization Reactor,” A. Ahmadzadeh, H. Arastoopour, F. Teymour and M. Strumendo, Chemical Engineering Research and Design , 86, 329-343 (2008).