Research Team

Opportunities for Students

People interested in joining my research group for graduate studies (MSc or PhD) are encouraged to apply. Funding in the form of scholarships, teaching and research assistantships can be made available to qualified students. Please contact me directly by e-mail or phone.
 


 

Present Students

Name

Degree

Title of thesis

Program period

Current position

Award/recognition

Current PhD Student

  1. Omid Norouzi-safsari

PhD

Food waste valorization

S19

PhD student 

OMAFRA_HQP Scholarship

  1. Raj Dahal

PhD

Biowaste to biocomposite

W19 to present

PhD student 

Barret Foundation Scholarship, OGS

  1. Precious Arku

PhD

Stable and active reusable homogenous catalysts for the low temperature reforming of biofuels

F18 to present

PhD student 

NSERC, OGS, GTS,

  1. Sonu Sharma

 

DDGS to bioactive compounds

F18 to present

PhD student 

 

  1. Riham Abdel Mohsen

PhD

Life cycle assessment of waste management strategies

F17 to present

PhD Candidate

1J published, 1J accepted

  1. Shakirudeen A. Salaudeen

PhD

Chemical looping gasification of biomass with eggshell as CO2 sorbent

F16 to present

PhD Candidate

HQP-OMAFRA; A.D. Latornell, 5J, 1BC, 1J review

  1. Mohammad Heidari

PhD

Proposed measures for commercialization of hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) to produce value-added bio-products

F16 to present

PhD Candidate

OTS, 4J published, 1J review, 1BC,

  1. Kaswar A Al-Ameri

PhD

Developing a new, cheap, and productive innovation of solar still

F14 to present

PhD Candidate

MHESR, Iraq. 3 J under review

  1. Zainab A Al-Kaabi

PhD

Production of bio-carbon from black liquor generated at paper manufacturing industry using recycled fibers

F14 to present

PhD Candidate

MHESR, Iraq, 2J and 2C, 1J under review

Current MASc Student

  1.  Trishan Dev Abhi

MASc

Biocarbon for PCI coal from agricultural biomass

F18 to present

MASc student 

 

  1. Kevin MacDermid-Watts

MASc

Biocarbon for electrochemical application

S18 to present

MASc student 

GTS


 

Past Students

Name

Degree

Title of thesis

Program period

Current position

Award/recognition

Past PhD Student

  1. Manar S Al-Jethelah

PhD

Thermal Energy Storage Utilizing Nano PCM Saturated With Porous Medium

2014-2018

Lecturer, University of Tikrit, Iraq

MHESR, Iraq, 5J

  1. Bimal Acharya

PhD

Hybrid Thermochemical and Biochemical Conversion of Biomass for Value Added Products 

2012-2017

Deputy Manager, Nepal Telecom, Government of Nepal.

Dean, 7J, 2C

  1. Subhash Paul

PhD

Biowaste to Bio-products through Hybrid Thermo-chemical and Biochemical Conversion: A Circular Economy Concept

2012-2017

PDF, University of Guelph

OMAFRA, Dean, 5J, 2C

  1. Mohammad Tushar

PhD

Hydrothermal Gasification of Low Grade Biomass at Supercritical Condition

2012-2016

Associate Professor, RUET, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Dean,  3J, 2C, 1 BC, 1J under review

  1. Ronil Rabari

PhD

Modeling and Analysis of Nanostructured Thermoelectric Power Generation and Cooling Systems

2012-2015

Research Associate at Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada

OGS, Dean, 6J

  1. Poritosh Roy

PhD

Life Cycle Assessment of Ethanol produced from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Techno-economic and Environmental Evaluation 

2011-2014

Lab Manager, SOE, UOG

OGS, Dean, 7C, 1C

  1. Bishnu Acharya

PhD

Chemical Looping Gasification of Biomass for Hydrogen Enriched Gas Production

2008-2011

Associate Professor, UPEI, Canada

Dean, 1st poster award, 7J, 1 BC, 7C

  1. Sompop Jarungthammachote

PhD

Experimental, Thermodynamics and Numerical Studies of Multi Stage Downdraft Waste Gasifier

2005- 2008

Associate Professor, Kasetsart University, Thailand

RTG, 3J, 3C.

  1. Anusorn Chinsuwan

PhD

Experimental and Numerical Studies of Heat Transfer in a Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler

2005- 2008

Associate Professor and Director, Energy Program,  Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Roya Thai Government Award (RTG), 5 J, 1C

Past MASc Student

  1. Precious Arku

MASc

Coke-resistant catalysts for the partial oxidation of bioethanol in solid oxide fuel cell reformers

F2016-S2018

Student, University of Guelph, Canada

Dean, 6J, 1 BC

  1. Pragyan Garnaik

MASc

Biogas Upgradation to Renewable Natural Gas Using Bioadsorbent

F2016-S2018

Student, University of Guelph, Canada

Dean, HQP-OMAFRA, 1J, 1BC, 2J under review

  1. Bharat Regmi

MASc

Thermal pre-treatment of hybrid poplar wood (Populus nigra-NM 6)

F2015-W2017

Manager, Nepal OIl Corporation, Nepal

Dean, OCE,1st Poster awards of 2.5K, 6J, 3C

  1. Fatima Haque

MASc

Optimization of the high-density culture of Haematococcus pluvialis in a photobioreactor, using bioethanol waste stream, for astaxanthin production

F2014-S2016

PhD student Guelph

OMAFRA_HQP, Dean, OGS, 3J, 3C

  1. Jamie Minaret

MASc

Hydrothermal Carbonization of Corn Residuals to Produce a Solid Fuel Replacement for Coal 

W2014-F2015

Doherty Engineering Inc.

Mississauga, Canada

Dean, 4J, 3C

  1. Paul DiMaria

MASc

A Study of Supercritical Water Gasification and Syngas Purification 

W2014-F2015

EIT, OMECC, Canada

Dean, 1J, 1C

  1. Stephen Gopaul

MASc

The Chemical Looping Gasification of Biomass for Syngas Utilization in a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell System Simulated in Aspen Plus

W2013-S2014

Technical Coordinator, RWDI, Guelph, Canada

Dean, 2J, 1C

  1. Harpreet Kambo

MASc

Energy Densification of Lignocellulosic Biomass via Hydrothermal

Carbonization and Torrefaction

2013-2014

Environmental Scientist - ‎ECOH, Toronto, Canada

OMAFRA-HQP, Dean, 4J, 2C

  1. Maxime Moisan

MASc

Ultrasonic Pretreatment for Anaerobic Digestion: a Study on Feedstock, Methane Yield, and Energy Balance 

2012-2013

Directeur de la formation, Engrenage Provincial, QC

MITACS, Dean, 2C

  1. Bimal Acharya

MASc

Torrefaction and Pelletization of Different Forms of Biomass of Ontario

2011-2012

Nepal Telecom, Government of Nepal

Dean, 3J, 1C

  1. Idris Sule

MASc

Torrefaction Behaviour of Agricultural Biomass

F2010-S2012

PhD Candidate, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

OMAFRA-HQP, Dean, 2J, 2C

  1. Alok Dhungana

MASc

Torrefaction of biomass; Mechanical Eng Department, Dalhousie University

2009-2010

Instructor - Power Engineering, BCIT, BC, Canada

Dean, 3J, 2C

  1. Bishnu Acharya

MASc

Hydrogen enriched gas production by steam gasification of biomass in the presence of a CO2 sorbent

2007-2008

Assistant Professor, UPEI, Canada

Thai King Award, Best M.Eng thesis award

  1. Anuphon Pimchuai

MASc

A study of torrefication of agri-residues. Energy Program

2006-2007

Lecturer at Burapha University, Thailand

RTG, 1J, 1C

  1. Maitri Antone Thamavithya

MASc

A Study of Waste Gasification in a Spout-Fluid Bed Reactor

2006-2007

Project Manager in a cement industry in Thailand

RTG, 2J, 1 C

  1. Maria Kathrina B. Gratuito

MASc

Production of Activated Carbon from Coconut Shell: Optimization using RSM and Image Analysis of Pore Structure using SEM

2006-2007

Assistant Editors for the International Energy Journal, AIT, Thailand

RTG, 1J

  1. Jutamanee Martchamadol

MASc

Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Material in Thailand

2006-2007

National Project Coordinator, Renewable Energy project at UNIDO, Thailand

RTG, 1J, 2C

  1. Ramesh Soysa

MASc

Hydrodynamic Study in a Circulating Fluidized Bed with Different kinds of Nozzles

2006-2007

Ph.D Candidate, UST, South Korea

ADB, 2C, scholarship,

First Poster Award

  1. Md. Mahbube Khoda Siddiki

MASc

Development of a Low Pressure Drop Distributor System for Fluidized bed

2005-2006

Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Missouri Kansas City

Royal Thai, 1C

Past M.Eng Student

  1. Adewakun, Eniola

M.Eng

Development of Bioadsorbent for Biogas Upgradation

2018-2019

M.Eng student at Guelph

 

  1. Younas, Touseef

M.Eng

Thermal battery management

2018-2019

M.Eng student at Guelph

 

  1. Rasal, Pankaj Prakash

M.Eng

Catalytic pyrolysis

2018-2019

M.Eng student at Guelph

 

  1. Andrew Beney

MEng

Fuel cell modelling

2016-2018

Law student at Lakehead University

OCE

  1. Jie Wang

MEng

Waste to energy

2017-2018

Not known

 

  1. M. Abdullah

M.Eng

Biodiesel production from biomass

2017-2018

Working at a company at Mississauga

 

  1. Mary Mekhail

MEng

Synthesizing Nanophosphates and Its Applications: A Process Intensification Study

2016-2017

 

  1. Bide Zhang

MEng

HTC of Fruit waste to biocarbon

2015-2016

Family business

 

  1. Ramy Gamgoum

MEng

Hydrothermal Carbonization of Black Liquor for Biocarbon

2015-2016

Environmental Engineer, NPS, Mississauga, ON

1J

  1. Xiao Yu

MEng

Waste water management

2015-2016

Returned to China

 

  1. Praveen Thota

MEng

Performance Evaluation of Acid Precipitation Pollutant Controlling Technologies

2015-2016

Technical Administrative Assistant, EIT, Jonas Construction, ON

 

  1. Nicolas Romero

MEng

Life Cycle Assessment of Alternative Uses of Kraft Black Liquor

2014-2015

Operations Engineer at Envirosearch Operations

 

  1. Navin Bindra

MEng

Technological and LCA of Composting and AD Odour Control Technologies

2013-2014

Senior Environmental Specialist at Engconsult Ltd, Toronto, Canada

Dean, 1J

  1. Tijo Joseph

MEng

Airtightness & Dalylighting Study of a Campus Building

2012-2013

Energy Management Consultant, Amec Foster Wheeler, ON, Canada

2J

  1. Nikhita Pusuluri

MEng

Ultrasonic pre-treatment for biodiesel production from animal fat

 

Civil & Environmental Engineer, Nepean, Ontario, Canada

 

  1. Vijittra Chalatlon

MEng

Biodiesel from Jetropha: A case study for Thailand. Energy Program

2007-2008

Lecturer at Thamassat University, Thailand

RTG, 1J

  1. Ahmed Ali

MEng

A study of renewable energy based hot water systems for AITCC

2007-2008

Ministry of Energy and Environment, Maldives

Maldives Govt Scholarship

  1. Jakkapong Udomsirichakorn

MEng

Multistage air-steam gasifier-engine system

2007-2008

Engineer, PTT, Thailand

RTG, 1C

  1. Tanuja Bhattacharjee

MEng

Carbon Capture and Storage systems for selected countries in Asia

2007-2008

World Bank, Bangladesh

Netherland Govt Award, Best Student Award

  1. Natapong Kamnerdkiattisak

MEng

A study of Waste Combustion in a Fluidized Bed Reactor

2006-2007

Business

RTG

 
 
 
 

 

Other Members

NAME DEGREE RESEARCH TOPICS YEARS
Elona Kalami Summer Student Biomass Conversion 2011
Jason Deen Summer Student Biomass Conversion 2011
Dr. M. A. Leon PDF Assessing alternative fuel option and optimization of
combustion systems
2010 - 
Dr. Papiya Roy PDF Combustion characteristics of agricultural residues 2010 - 2011
Dr. M. M. Roy PDF Biomass conversion to biofuels 2009 - 2010
 

 


 

Graduate Committee Members

Graduate Committee Member (past 5 years, Ph.D.):

  • Mr. A. Leon, (05-07); Biomass solar hybrid dryer
  • Mr. T. Katejanekarn, (05-08); Liquid Desiccant Air Conditioning System
  • Mr. K. Jaojaruek, (05-); Two-stage Downdraft Gasifier
  • Miss C. Chantana, (06-); Thermal Energy Storage Type Heat Exchanger
  • Mr. B. X. Thanh, (06-) Aerobic Granulation Membrane Bioreactor
  • Mr. B. Prasartkaew, (06-); Hybrid Solar-Biomass Air Conditioning System
  • Mr. N. Preamjai, (06-); Solar Regenerated Solid Desiccant Evaporative Cooling System
  • Miss Visuda, (07-); Supercritical water gasification of biomass
  • Mr. A. Salam, (07-); Rice husk gasification
  • Miss Tanuja Bhattacharjee, (08-); Supercritical fluidized bed water gasification

 

Graduate Committee Member (past 5 years, M.Sc.):

  • Mr. N. N. Hung, (05-06); Regional Energy System for Selected ASEAN Countries
  • Miss. P. T. T. Trang, (05-06); Energy System Development in Vietnam
  • Miss. S. Laxmi, (05-07); Energy system development in Nepal
  • K. Zamman, (05-06); Solid Desiccant Evaporative Cooling System
  • Mr. T. Mony, (05-06); Efficient Cooking stove
  • Mr. Vu, (05-06); Thermodynamic analysis of gas turbine
  • Miss. Ha. T. Li, (05-06); Analysis of coal fired power plant
  • Mr. Rut Korsakul, (05-06); Solar/Biomass/Rock-bed Storage for Continuous Drying
  • Mr. Nguyen Bao Long, (05-06); Fuel conversion for Thu Duc Thermal Power Station
  • L. Kitpipit, (05-07); Energy Use in the Tourism Industry of Thailand
  • Mr. Debajit Dutta, (05-07); Study on Double Skin Façade in Hot Climate
  • Ms. K. Chumpolra, (05-07); Solar PV-Thermal Hybrids System
  • Mr. Le Van Thanh, (05-07); Analyses of a Small Hydro Power Project for CDM
  • Mr. Mai Xuan Thao, (05-07); Assessment of Geothermal Power Project for CDM
  • Mr. Thipmany Outhit, (05-07); Solar Home Systems for Lao PDR
  • Miss Soresuda, (05-07); Assessment of Biomass Resources in Thailand
  • Miss N. Nantiyakul, (05-07); Biodiesel production from rice bran oil using immobilized lipase biocatalyst
  • Mr. Nguyen Tri Quang Hung, (05-07); Assessment of air pollution emission from waste co-fueling cement kilns
  • Mr. Vijay, (07-09); Start-up in fluidized bed boiler
  • Wei, Zhuo, (11-);