Amouei Torkmahalleh Mehdi

School of Engineering, Chemical Engineering
Assistant Professor

Dr. Mehdi Amouei Torkmahalleh received his B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Tehran, Iran in 2005 and his M.Sc. in Biochemical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran in 2008. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University, USA in 2013. Mehdi Amouei Torkmahalleh was a research assistant at Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science of Clarkson University in 2008. After the completion of his PhD, he joined the Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus (METUNCC) as a visiting assistant professor in chemical engineering for two years. In June 2014, he was an invited lecturer on Human Exposure Analysis, a Joint workshop on Indoor Climate Quality Assessment by Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA) and METUNCC. From August 2015, Professor Amouei Torkmahalleh moved to Kazakhstan as an Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at Nazarbayev University. He is head of Chemical and Aerosol Research Team (CART) where over 25 students are involved in conducting research in atmospheric and chemical engineering sciences. He has offered variety of courses including Advanced Process Simulation, Applied Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering. He is currently serving as member of PhD committee and faculty senate of Nazarbayev University and SoEng Research Committee. He is a member of professional societies such as American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR), American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) and International Society of Exposure Science (ISES).

The research interest of Professor Mehdi Amouei Torkmahalleh is in general on airborne particulate matter (PM), indoor/outdoor PM exposure, environmental sustainability, processes design and simulation. Particularly, he is interested in speciation of heavy metals in atmospheric PM as well as global transport of atmospheric pollutants. Dr. Torkmahalleh has been always interested in performing research in areas where chemical engineering and aerosol science meet. Examples of his recent research include but are not limited to Aerosol Formation in Post Combustion CO2 Capture Plants  and Molecular Dynamics of Aerosol Formation and Nucleation. Given his interdisciplinary research interests, Professor Torkmahalleh established Chemical and Aerosol Research Team (CART) at School of Engineering (SoEng) of Nazarbayev University involving more than 20 undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Torkmahalleh recently visited Johns Hopkins University, University of Rochester, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Drexel University and Ohio University as a visiting scholar to extend research collaborations between CART and such well-established universities. CART has extended its international collaborations actively to other universities and institutions including TNO, Delft in Netherlands, Aban Izzet Baysal University, Turkey, University of Tehran, Iran, Chinese Academy of Science, China and Brighton University, UK. CART under the direction of Professor Torkmahalleh has published 10 high impact factor journals during the first half of 2017.