Alireza Shams' Summary

 

• Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with 15 years of experience as a process specialist, consultant, and researcher in materials, energy, life science and biotechnology, oil and gas and metal forming projects.

 

• Around 10 years of experience in teaching as an instructor and TA for various subjects from high school chemistry to computational modeling during M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies.

 

• A highly self-motivated creative and hardworking individual with excellent interpersonal skills such as teamworking, networking, project leading and time-managing.

 

• Extensive experiences in mathematics and modeling, programming, parallel computing, process design and simulation, PFD & P&ID drawing, Equipment’s process design, techno-economic analysis (TEA), life-cycle assessment (LCA), mathematical and theoretical biology, transport phenomena and separation process operation, research and problem-solving.

 

• Published more than 14 papers in high ranked journals such as Soft Matter, Physical Review E, Liquid Crystals and Energy & Fuels and presented more than 30 papers in different conferences around the world.

 

• Reviewed several papers for scientific journals such as Transport in Porous Media, Powder Technology, Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, Metals, Chemical Eng. & Technology, and Journal of Chemical Physics.

Alireza Shams' Education

 

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Canada (9/2010-10/2015).

            Thesis: Theory and Simulation of Defect Dynamics in Confined Liquid Crystals

            Advisors: Prof. Alejandro Rey (in collaboration with Prof. Mohan Srinivasarao at Georgia Tech, US).

 

MSc. in Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran (9/2004-12/2006).

            Thesis: Determination of the Maximum Capacity of Sweetening & Drying of Molecular Sieve

            Advisors: Prof. A. M. Dehkordi & Prof. I. Goodarznia

 

BSc. in Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran (9/1999-2/2004).

            Thesis: Microbial Desulfurization of Crude Oil

            Advisor: Prof. S. Yaghmaei

Alireza Shams' Experience

 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Polytechnique, Process Engineering Advanced Research Lab, Montreal, QC, Canada (3/2019-present)

- Applying data science to chemical process intensification.

- Developing design tools for acid gas removal using Rotating Packed Beds (RPB).

- Preparing reports, journal and conference papers, proposals and other scientific documents.

 

Mitacs Postdoctoral Researcher

McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada (8/2017-1/2019)

- Developed Molecular models and analyzed the conversion process of methane to ethanol.

- Developed a new reference equation of state for CO2, NOx and SO2 mixture.

- Supervised summer undergraduate research students.

- Presented two conference papers in 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference.

 

Senior R&D Scientist and Process Specialist

Sigma Energy Storage Inc., Montreal, QC, Canada (4/2017-1/2019)

- Designed green microgrids for Canadian remote communities.

- Optimized renewable energies and energy storage based on the demand to replace conventional fuels.

- Designing a process for CO2 Capturing from Diesel Exhaust by Liquefaction in a CAES System.

- Prepared research and grant proposals and maintained contact with research sponsors.

- Prepared PFDs and P&IDs for energy convection processes.

 

Research Scientist 

Freelance Researcher & Industrial Designer, Montreal, QC, Canada (1/2017- 8/2017)

- Developed a mathematical model for twist deformation in Lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals.

- Developed a probabilistic approach to estimate bacterial cells growth and death.

- Designed a process for CO2 Capture and Conversion for a start-up company in Fredericton, NB, Canada.

- Presented two conference papers in Canada

 

Research Consultant (Postdoc)

Yale University, School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, US (11/2015-1/2017)

- Developed mathematical models to inform the rational dosing of anti-tuberculosis drugs.

- Implemented a C code to establish an online tool for estimating antibiotics efficacy: www.combat-bacteria.org

- Developed a new methodology to estimated biomechanical properties of cell populations form LC theory.

- Prepared one paper, ready to submit to high ranked journals and presented one poster in Canada.

 

Visitor Researcher

Simon Fraser University, Department of Computational Science, Burnaby, BC, Canada (6/2016-8/2016)

- Developed a mathematical model to estimate the drug concentration profiles in patients form clinical data.

- Analyzed the drug concentration in the body using single and multi-compartment pharmacokinetics models.

 

Visitor Research Consultant

University of Tromsø, Department of Pharmacy, Tromsø, Norway (2/2016-5/2016)

- Analyzed single-cell data images to study the effect of the drug on mycobacteria growth and death in collaboration with the Laboratory of Microbiology and Microtechnology at EPFL, Switzerland.

- Developed a model to enhance the estimation of the killing rate of antibiotics. 

 

Instructor

Global Innovative Campus, Montreal, QC, Canada (12/2014-5/2016)

- Prepared distance learning course(s) and short webinars: Transport Phenomena, Mathematics in Biology, Adsorption in the biorefinery separation processes, Introduction to Liquid Crystals, Modeling and Simulation of Liquid Crystals

 

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant

McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada (9/2010-10/2015)

- Developed a new methodology to analyze the defects patterns in materials.

- Developed a novel mathematical model to extract viscoelastic properties from the material images.

- Created a MATLAB based application to estimate material properties from the capillary sizes.

- Theoretically predicted the defect patterns of biocompatible liquid crystals, used in biosensors.

- Designed experiments to confirm the results of theoretical studies and simulations. 

- Instructor for HYSYS and MATLAB workshops.

- Teacher Assistant for undergraduate courses: Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems, Separation Processes, Chemical Engineering Principles II, Process Design, Material Engineering.

- Published 8 journal papers and presented 12 conference papers in Canada, US, Germany and Ireland.  

 

Process Engineer

Mining and Metals Engineering (MME) Company, Tehran office, Iran (7/2009-7/2010)

- Simulated a Fluidized Bed Reactor for Iron Reduction to reduce the process costs and to improve efficiency.

- Created a MATLAB application and an Aspen Plus add-on to estimate the effect of process parameters.

- Designed a novel Venturi-Scrubber for the Iron Reduction Plant.

- Published one paper in Journal of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society.

 

Consulting Research Engineer (Oil & Gas section)

Danesh Pajouhan Noavar Consulting Company, Iran (3/2007-7/2009)

- Designed a protocol for retrofitting or changing the air-oil separation system for oil-flooded screw compressor.

- Designed experiments for identification and determination & separation of amine degradation by-products.

- Investigated the impact of the effect of pressure drop on gas transition equipment.

- Managed and coordinated a team of researchers working on a project.

- Wrote research and grant proposals and maintained contact with research sponsors.

- Published a chapter in the scientific part of the 2nd Edition of Handbook of Iran Lubrication Industry.

 

Consulting Engineer

Sharif University and South Pars Gas Complex Company, Iran (9/2007-4/2008)

- Troubleshooting of clogging problems in glycolated water operational lines south Pars Company Phases 4-5.

 

Project Engineer

Ma’na Engineering Company, Iran (1/2007-3/2007)

- Designed a Business Plan for CNG Vessels Production in Iran.

 

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant

Sharif University of Technology, Iran (8/2004-1/2007)

- Developed a mathematical model to enhance the operation of liquid-liquid extraction columns.

- Optimized the liquid phase residence time distribution in a packed bed column with a novel internal.

- Designed an economical distillation column for separation binary mixture of methanol & water.

- Developed a mathematical model to determine the maximum capacity of sweetening of an adsorption column (Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company, Iran).

- Teacher assistant for undergraduate and graduate courses: Mass and Energy Balance for Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Reactor Design, Advanced Reactor Design.

- Published 4 journal papers and presented 9 conference papers in Iran and Canada.

 

Researcher

Sharif Technology Studies Center, Iran (5/2004-12/2004)

- Created a comprehensive data bank for research projects in petrochemical industries.

- Promoted university-industry collaboration to define new research projects.

 

Engineer Intern

Tehran Refinery Company, Iran (Summer 2003 & Winter 2005)

- Adapted new P&IDs to current piping and participated in overhaul processes in Distillation & Isomax Units.

Alireza Shams' Publications

 

Submitted & Ready to be Submitted:

 

1. A. Shams, S. Shu, R. Jafari, and J. Chaouki, State of the Art of Acid Gas Removal Using Rotational Packed Bed Technology: A Comprehensive Review, to be submitted, 2019.

 

2. V. N. Tran, A. Shams, R. Mostowy, T. Cohen, and P. Abel Zur Wiesch, Simulating and visualizing predictions of bacterial killing based on the kinetics of drug-target binding, to be submitted, 2019.

 

3. X. Yao, A. Shams, J. O. Park, A. D. Rey, and M. Srinivasarao, Chromonic Liquid Crystals: From Defect Dynamics to Viscoelastic Properties, to be submitted, 2019.

 

4. A. Shams, M. Najafiyazdi, R. Boudreault, Designing Green Microgrids for Canadian Remote Communities, to be submitted, 2019.

 

5. A. Shams, Prediction of Vaporization Equilibrium Constants for the CH4-CO2-H2S Systems Using Artificial Neural Networks, to be submitted 2019.

 

Journal Papers (2005-2019):

 

 6. A. Shams, F. Moazeni, Modeling and Simulation of the MIDREX Shaft Furnace: Reduction, Transition and Cooling Zones, JOM: Journal of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, 2015, 67(11), 2681-2689.

 

7. A. Shams, X, Yao, J. O. Park, M. Srinivasarao and A. D. Rey, Disclination Elastica Model of Loop Collision and Growth in Confined Nematic Liquid Crystals, Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 5455-5464.

 

8. A. Shams, X, Yao, J. O. Park, M. Srinivasarao and A. D. Rey, Nematic Liquid Crystals under the Conical Capillary Confinement: Theoretical Study of Geometry Effects on Disclination Lines, Molecular Crystals Liquid Crystals, 2015, 612(1), 56-63.

 

9. A. Shams, X, Yao, J. O. Park, M. Srinivasarao and A. D. Rey, Theoretical Predictions of Disclination Loop Growth for Nematic Liquid Crystals under Capillary Confinement, Liquid Crystals, 2015, 42(4), 506-519.

 

10. A. Shams, X, Yao, J. O. Park, M. Srinivasarao and A. D. Rey, Theoretical Predictions of Disclination Loop Growth for Nematic Liquid Crystals under Capillary Confinement, Physical Review E, 2014, 90 (4), 042501.

 

11. A. Shams, X, Yao, J. O. Park, M. Srinivasarao and A. D. Rey, Mechanisms and Shape Predictions of Nematic Disclination Branching under Conical Confinement, Soft Matter, 2014, 10, 3245-3258.

 

12. A. Shams, X. Yao, J. O. Park, M. Srinivasarao and A. D. Rey, Disclination Shape Analysis for Nematic Liquid Crystals under Micron-range Capillary Confinement, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc, 2013, 1526 (dx.doi.org/10.1557/opl.2013.490).

 

13. A. Shams, X, Yao, J. O. Park, M. Srinivasarao and A. D. Rey, Theory and Modeling of Nematic Disclination Branching Under Capillary Confinement, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 11135-11143.

 

14. A. Taghavi, K. Parand, A. Shams and H. Ghezel Sofloo, Spectral method for solving differential equation

of Gas Flow through a Micro-Nano Porous Media, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 2010, 7, 3, 542-546.

 

15. H. Ghezel Sofloo, A. Shams and R. Ebrahimi, Study of Temperature and Velocity Distribution of Gas Flow in Micro-Nano Channels, ASME, FEDSM2009-78017 pp. 1045-1050.

 

16. H. Ghezel Sofloo, R. Ebrahimi and A. Shams, A Numerical Study of the Cylindrical TAYLOR-COUETTE Flow of a Rarefied GAS, ASME, FEDSM2009-78015 pp. 1039-1044.

 

17. A. Shams, A. M. Dehkordi, I. Goodarznia, Desulfurization of Liquid-Phase Butane by Zeolite Molecular Sieve 13X in a Fixed Bed: Modeling, Simulation, and Comparison with Commercial-Scale Plant Data, Energy Fuels J., 2008, 22(1), 570-575.

 

18. A. Shams, A.Rezvanpour, Study on Chalcopyrite Bioleaching, Farayand: Iranian Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Journal, Winter 2005, V. 9, pp 47-52.

 

Conference Presentations and Posters (2005-2019):

  

19. A. Shams, Estimation of Mechanical Properties of Cell Populations Using the Elasticity Theory of Liquid Crystals, XXIX Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering Incorporating the 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering, October 2018, Toronto, Canada.

 

20. A. Shams, X, Yao, J. O. Park, M. Srinivasarao and A. D. Rey, A New MATLAB Tool for Estimation of Viscoelastic Properties of Confined Liquid Crystals, XXIX Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering Incorporating the 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering, October 28-31, 2018, Toronto, Canada.

 

21. A. Shams, M. Najafiyazdi, R. Boudreault, and J. L. Meunier, CO2 Capturing from Exhaust of Diesel Generators by Liquefaction in Low Ambient Temperature, XXIX Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering Incorporating the 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering, October 28-31, 2018, Toronto, Canada.

 

​22. A. Shams, J. L. Meunier, and R. Boudreault, The Effect of NOx gases on the High-Pressure Cryogenic Carbon Capture Efficiency: A Theoretical Study, XXIX Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering Incorporating the 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering, October 28-31 2018, Toronto, Canada.

 

23. A. Shams, P. Abel Zur Wiesch, T. Cohen., Theoretical Estimation of Biomechanical Properties of M. Tuberculosis Cell Populations, Montreal Biomaterials Research Day, February 23, 2017, Montreal, Canada.

 

24. A. Shams, X. Yao, J. O. Park, M. Srinivasarao and A. D. Rey, Estimation of Viscoelastic Properties from Confined Liquid Crystal Defects, Canadian Society of Rheology, Mason Award Symposium, May 20, 2015, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

 

25. A. Shams, X, Yao, J. O. Park, M. Srinivasarao and A. D. Rey, Disclination Loop Growth for Nematic Liquid Crystals under Capillary Confinement, Proceeding of Material Research Society Fall Meeting, November 29-December 3, 2014, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

 

26. A. Shams, X, Yao, J. O. Park, M. Srinivasarao and A. D. Rey, Estimation of the Elastic Modulus of Spider

Silk Using a Nematic Discliantion Shape Model, 3rd CRIBIQ Student Symposium, Centre sur la biodiversité de l'Université de Montréal, September 22-23, 2014, Montreal, Canada.

 

27. A. Shams, X, Yao, J. O. Park, M. Srinivasarao and A. D. Rey, Texture Transformation Process for Confined

Nematic Liquid Crystals, September 8, 2014, CSACS Student Symposium, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada.

 

28. A. Shams, Rain: An Immigrant Short Story, the Tenth Biennial Iranian Studies Conference, Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, August 6-9, 2014, Montreal, Canada.

 

29. A. Shams and A. D. Rey, Nematic Liquid Crystals under the Conical Capillary Confinement: Theoretical Study of Geometry Effects on Disclination Lines, 25th International Liquid Crystal Conference, June 29 – July 1, 2014, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

 

30. A. Shams and A. D. Rey, Theory and Modeling of Discliniation Lines in Nematic Liquid Crystals under Conical Capillary Confinement, September 2013 CSACS Student Symposium, Loyola campus, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

 

31. A. Shams, S. Gurevich and A. D. Rey, Defect Pattern Formation in Liquid Crystals under Confinement, Canadian Association of Physicists Congress, May 27-31, 2013, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada.

 

32. A. Shams, X, Yao, J. O. Park, M. Srinivasarao and A. D. Rey, Disclination Shape Analysis for Nematic Liquid Crystals under Micron-range Capillary Confinement, Proceeding of Material Research Society Fall Meeting, November 25-30, 2012, Hynes Convention Center - Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

 

33. A. Shams and A. D. Rey, Modeling of Disclination Loops in Bent-core Liquid Crystals, September 2012 CSACS Student Symposium, Centre Culturel, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada.

 

34. A. Shams, X, Yao, J. O. Park, M. Srinivasarao and A. D. Rey, Estimation of Viscoelastic Properties from Time-dependent Textural Transformations for Chromonic Liquid Crystals, 24th International Liquid Crystal Conference, August 19-24, 2012, Mainz, Germany.

 

35. A. Shams and A. D. Rey, Disclination Shape Analysis for Nematic Liquid Crystals under Capillary Confinement, Liquid Crystal Mini-Symposium: Theory & Experiments, 28 March 2012, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

 

36. A. Shams and A. D. Rey, Nematic Liquid Crystals: From Disclination Lines to Elastic Properties, CSACS 10th Annual Meeting on May 9-10, 2012, New Residence Hall, Montreal, Canada.

 

37. A. Shams, X, Yao, J. O. Park, M. Srinivasarao and A. D. Rey, Textural transformations in lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals under confinement, American Physics Society meeting, February 27 – March 2, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

 

38. A. Shams, X, Yao, J. O. Park, M. Srinivasarao and A. D. Rey, Estimation of viscoelastic properties from chromonics liquid crystals defects, September 2011 CSACS Student Symposium, McCord Museum, Montreal, Canada, Oral presentation.

39. A. Shams, Prediction of breakthrough curves for dehydration of tetrahydrofuran by zeolite 4A in a fixed bed, Proceeding of 85th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 19-22, 2011, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, p. 242.

 

40. H. Ghezel Sofloo, A. Shams and R. Ebrahimi, Study of Temperature and Velocity Distribution of Gas Flow in Micro-Nano Channels, ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, August 2-5, 2009, Vail, Colorado USA.

 

41. H. Ghezel Sofloo, R. Ebrahimi and A. Shams, A Numerical Study of the Cylindrical TAYLOR-COUETTE Flow of a Rarefied GAS, ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, August 2-5, 2009, Vail, Colorado USA.

 

42. A. Shams, Estimation of Energetic and Structural Parameters for Argon Adsorption on Nanoporous Zeolites, Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, October 2008, University of Tabriz, Iran.

 

43. A. Shams, I. Goodarznia, A. M. Dehkordi, Modeling and Simulation of Desulfurization of Liquid-Phase Butane by 13X Zeolite in a Fixed-Bed, Proceedings of First Iran International Zeolite Conference, Amir Kabir University of Technology, May 2008, Tehran, Iran.

 

44. A. Shams, A. M. Dehkordi, Modeling and Simulation of Tetrahydrofuran Recovery by Zeolite 4A in a Fixed Bed: Effect of Operating Conditions and Adsorption Scale-up, Proceedings of First Iran International Zeolite Conference, Amir Kabir University of Technology, May 2008, Tehran, Iran.

 

45. H. Ghezel Sofloo, A. Shams and R. Ebrahimi, Estimation of Temperature and Velocity Distribution of Gas Flow in Micro-Nano Channels of Zeolites by Statistic Methods, Proceedings of the National Congress on Nanomaterials & Nanotechnology, April 2009, Najaf Abad Azad University, Iran.

 

46. H. Ghezel Sofloo, A. Shams and R. Ebrahimi, Simulation of Rarefied gas flow in Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems, Proceedings of The National Congress on Nanomaterials & Nanotechnology, April 2009, Najaf Abad Azad University, Iran.

 

47. A. Shams and A. M. Dehkordi, Effect of Operating Phase and Temperature on Prediction of Breakthrough Curve in Adsorption Processes, Proceedings of the 12th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, October 2008, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran.

 

48. A. Shams, I. Goodarznia, A. M.Dehkordi, Effect of Operating Conditions on Binary Adsorption in Butane Sweetening Process, Proceedings of The First National Conference of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, April 2008, Ghachsaran University, Iran.

 

49. A. Shams, I. Goodarznia, A. M. Dehkordi, Study on Operation of Molecular Sieve in Butane Sweetening Column”, Proceedings of 2nd Conference on Chemistry & Industry, December 2006, Islamshahr Azad University, Iran.

 

50. A. Rezvanpour and A. Shams Study on Viscous Behavior of Oil-Water Emulsions, Proceedings of 5th National Conference on Chemical Engineering & Petroleum Eng., Feb 2005, Amir Kabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. 

 

Book Chapter:

 

2nd Edition of Handbook of Iran Lubrication Industry, Chapter 8 – Hydraulic Oils, Danesh Pajouhan Company, 2008.

 

 Non-scientific books:

 

  • Gloomy Afternoon (Poems in Persian Language), Lulu publishing, Inc., US, 2012.

  • Crickets Don’t Lie! (Poems in Persian Language), H&S Media Ltd., London, England, 2013.

  • Get Your Goodbyes Back! (Poems in Persian Language), Fors Publications, Tehran, Iran, 2014.

  • I’m Painting Hope for You (A Childhood Cancer Poetry Project), Fadak-e-Sabz, Shiraz, Iran, 2014.

  • Earth is not Round! (Poems in Persian Language), H&S Media Ltd., London, England, 2015.

  • Beloved of Cranes Filed (Short Love Poems), Lulu publishing, Inc., Canada, 2015. 

  • Few Minutes before Not Seeing You!, H&S Media Ltd., London, England, 2016.

  • Tell Me About Sunflowers, Aftab Publication, Oslo, Norway, 2019

 

Alireza Shams' Projects

 

  • Developing Models to Inform the Rational Dosing of Antibiotics

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Prof. Theodore Cohen & Dr. Pia zur Wiesch

  • Simulation of Transitions, Texture, and Dynamics for Chromonic and Bent-Core Liquid Crystals

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Prof. Alejandro D. Rey, Prof. M. Srinivasarao, Dr. X. Yao, Dr. J. O. Park

  • Determination of the Maximum Capacity of Sweetening & Drying of Molecular Sieve for Butane Stream

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Pro. I. Goodarznia, Dr. Molaei Dehkordi

  • Study on Biodesulfurization of Crude Oil

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Yousef Salamat, Dr. S. Yaghmaei

  • Modeling and Simulation of a Fluidized Bed Reactor for Iron Reduction Process

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Babak Babaei, Ing. Jr.

  • Modeling and Design a Venturi-Scrubber for the Iron Reduction Plant

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Babak Babaei, Ing. Jr.

  • Study of the effect of Pressure drop on Gas transmition equipments

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Khadijeh Khederlou, Mohammad Askarian, Rouhollah Shahidipour

     

    Golestan Gas Company

  • Development of a laboratory method for identification and quantitative determination & separation of amine degradation byproducts

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Maziar S. Ardejani

     

    Fajr-e-Jam Gas Refinery

  • Study about Stasis of Equipments in Glycol Water Operation Unit of South Pars Phases 4 & 5

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Dr. A. Molaei Dehkordi, Dr. F. Farhadi

     

    South Pars Gas Complex Company

  • Study on Retrofit or Change of Air-Oil Separation System”, Supervisor: South Pars Gas Complex

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Rouhollah Shahidipour

  • Design a Business Plant for CNG Vessels Production in Iran

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Mahdi Ahmadi

  • Distillation Column Design for Separation Ternary Mixture of Methanol, Ethanol & Water

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Dr. S. Ghotbi

  • Stage Model Design for Liquid-Liquid Extraction Column

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Dr. D. Bastani

  • Design data bank for petrochemical industry (PetroBank)

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Amin Pahlevanzadeh

     

    Iran National Petrochemical Company

  • Study about Liquid phase residence time distribution for a two-phase countercurrent flow in a packed column with a novel internal

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Dr. A. Soltanieh

  • Research about Pollution (air & water) in Refineries

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Yousef Salamat, Majid Kieh Badroudi

  • Heat exchanger Design & Economic for Tabriz Petrochemical Styrene Plant

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Yousef Salamat, Dr. F. Farhadi

  • Design & Economic a Sieve Tray Distillation column for Separation Binary Mixture of Methanol & Water

    Team Members: Alireza Shams, Yousef Salamat, Dr. F. Farhadi

Alireza Shams' Volunteer Experience & Causes

 

  • Hope for children with cancer, Montreal, Canada  (2012-present)        

    (The NGO registered name in Quebec: Espoir pour enfants atteints de cancer)

     Co-founder – Vice President of Cultural and Educational Affairs

        Directed and supervised services provided to donors (events, financial and educational information)

        Developed creative tactics to advertise the organization and increase public knowledge on childhood cancer and healthcare issues

       Prepared the constitution of the organization 

 

  • Student Committee of Center of Self-Assembly of Chemical Structures (CSACS)

        Co-chair  (2013-2014)

        Executive member  (2012- 2013)

        Coordinated seminar series and workshops

 

  • Hafteh magazine, Montreal, Canada                  

        (The Weekly Magazine for the Iranian Community in Montreal)

        Literary Editor   (2012- present)

 

  • International Students Committe (ISC) of Post Graduate Students Society (PGSS) of McGill University.                                                                               Co-founder – Board member   (2011- 2013)

        Advisory Committee on International Students of McGill University

        Executive member   (2011- 2012)

        Member of Internal Affair Committee of PGSS

        Executive member    (2012- 2013)

        Member of Health and Wellness Committee of PGSS                                                  

        Executive member   (2011- 2012)

 

  • McGill Iranian Students Association (MISA), Montreal, Canada        

        VP communication  (2011-2012)

        Coordinated Persian cultural events in McGill

         Worked as a consultant to Iranians students in case of financial, healthcare and immigration problems.

 

  • Montreal Persian Poetry Association & History Club                                                    

        Founder  (2013-present)

  • Member of Story writing Clubs, Montreal, Canada  (2011- present)

        Writing poems in Persian and English and short stories in Persian

        Attend two story writing workshop, Zagros library and publication, Montreal, Canada

        Presenting “Iranian History of Sexual Ethic” for five sessions. 

 

  • Member of  ACS 85th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium Executive Committee, Montreal, Canada                                                                     Executive member

  • Member of  First Iran International Zeolite Conference Executive Committee, Amirkabir University, Tehran, Iran

    Executive member  

  

  • Scientific Groups & Student Activities at Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Department of Sharif University of Tech                                                             Head of Executive Committee    (2002-2005)

        Member in Industrial Reconnaissance group      (2001-2004)

  • Member of editorial board of literary magazine (Cactus) of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Department of Sharif University                                            Founder- editor in chief          (2001-2004)

       

Alireza Shams' Honors and Awards

 

2013-2014: Graduate Excellence Fellowships (GEF)

 

2010-13: McGill Engineering Doctorate Award (MEDA)

     2012: Graduate Excellence Fellowships (GEF)

     2011: Graduate Excellence Fellowships (GEF)

     2010: Lorne Trottier Award

 

2004: Ranked 15th in National Entrance Exam for M.S. Studies in Chemical Engineering major, among more than 3’200 B.Sc. students.

2004: Ranked 5th in National Entrance Exam for M.S. Studies in Biochemical Engineering major, among more than 1’000 B.Sc. students.

 

1999: Ranked 435st in National Entrance Exam for B.Sc. Studies among more than 300’000 high school students.

Alireza Shams' Certificates 

 

Business Foundations

   Smartly by Pedago LLC, September 2019

 

Leadership in Innovation & Foundation of Project Management

   Mitacs, Montreal, Canada, July 2018

 

Protecting Human Research Participants

   National Institutes of Health (NIH), Certificate No.: 2066028

Introduction to Clinical Data Science

   University of Colorado on Coursera-Certificate No.: FTYCC93BF8BE

Bacteria and Chronic Infections

   University of Copenhagen on Coursera-Certificate No.: 5JTBM5GRFK7N

 

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Optimization of Antibiotic Practices

   Stanford University School of Medicine

 

• Epidemics - the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases

   The Penn State University on Coursera-Certificate No.: B2R874E66GPK

 

• Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health

    The Penn State University on Coursera Certificate No.: QPKNGJFMBHQ

 

• Connaught Summer Institute on Synthetic Biology

   University of Toronto

 

• Computational Neuroscience

   University of Washington on Coursera-Certificate No.: GNS2SAVY2A

 

• Graduate Teaching Certificate

   TPULSE-McGill Faculty of Science

 

• W.H.M.I.S workplace safety

   McGill University Environmental Health and Safety           

Alireza Shams' Membership

 

  • Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) - Current Member

  • Canadian Biomaterials Society (CBS) - Current Member

  • Quebec Writers' Federation (QWF) - Current Member

  • International Association of Advanced Materials - Current Member 

  • Pharmaceutical & BioScience Society (BPSS) - Current Member

  • International Zeolite Association (IZA)        

 

  • American Physics Society (APS)                                

 

  • International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS)                                  

 

  • Center of Self-Assembly of Chemical Structures (CSACS)              

 

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE)          

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