Research Assistant at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 8/2015-now: - Bioleaching of Rare Earth Elements (REE’s) from mining tailings. - Heavy metals removal from acid mine drainage using Nanotechnology. - Bioelectrochemical system platform for sustainable environmental remediation and energy generation. - Bacterial adsorption of toxic metals, and REEs from different sources. Research Assistant at Mining and Mineral Resources Engineering Department, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA, 8/2014- now: …[+] - Mineral and hydrometallurgical processes (comminution, physical separation, flotation, leaching, SX/EW) flowsheet integration, optimization and automation, engineering design of experiments, and data analysis. - Assisting in the preparation of proposals and technical reports for funded projects. Teaching Assistant, Mining Engineering Department, IK International University, 2013. Consultant Engineer, Parto Gama Mineral Processing Optimization Co, Isfahan, Iran, 2011: - Technical expert in the mineral processes including comminution, physical separation, flotation, (bio)leaching and solvent extraction. Intern, Mouteh Gold Mine, Inc. Isfahan, Iran, summer, 2011. [-]
• Flowsheet Development for Bioleaching and Recovery of REEs from Mining Tailings together with heavy metal removals form the barren solution.
• Preparation of Nanoparticles (Iron and Magnetite) for the Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) and Waste Water.
• Extraction of Rare Earth Elements and other Metals from Coal Ash, 2015-now. (EPA funded Project -G2015-P3-Q3)
• Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) by Aerobic and Bioelectrochemical approach in a Microbial Fuel Cell (2015-now).
• Coal Cleaning, Illinois Clean Coal Institute (ICCI) funded Project, 2014.
• Leaching of Coal ash for Aluminium Recovery, 2014-2015. (EPA funded project, EPA-G2011-P3-Q3)
• Separation of Magnetite from Fly Ash, 2014-2015. (EPA funded project, EPA-G2011-P3-Q3).
• Geo-polymer Concrete 2014-now. (EPA funded project, EPA-G2011-P3-Q3).
• Bio Reactor Simulation and Modelling for Bioleaching Processes, 2012-2013.
• Design of Bandar Abbas Zinc Processing Plant, 2012-2013.
• Optimization of Solvent Extraction Process Tested in Coal Cleaning, 2012-2013.
• Process Modelling for Zinc-Bearing Minerals Bioleaching by Acidithiobacillus Ferrooxidans, 2012-2013.
• Floatation of Copper Bearing Ores, 2011-2012.
• Comminution Process of Different Ores, 2011- 2012.
• Gold Bio-oxidation of Mouteh Gold mine, 2011.
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