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Assoc Prof Dr. kiana peyvandi, Adsorbtin, Best Researcher Award

Associate Professor at Semnan University, Iran


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kiana Peyvandi is a distinguished researcher and academic in the field of Chemical Engineering, currently serving at Semnan University, Iran. With a robust educational background from prominent Iranian universities, she has significantly contributed to the understanding and advancement of thermodynamic modeling, gas hydrate kinetics, and methane recovery processes. Dr. Peyvandi has held various key positions, including Vice-Chancellor for Research and Technology, where she played a pivotal role in fostering research innovation. Her work focuses on solving critical issues related to oil and gas engineering, environmental sustainability, and advanced material applications.

Professional Profile:


BSc in Chemical Engineering, Amirkabir University, Iran, 2000

MS in Chemical Engineering, Mazandaran University, Iran, 2005

PhD in Chemical Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran, 2012

Professional Experience:

Dr. Kiana Peyvandi has an extensive career in academia and research within the field of Chemical Engineering. She began her academic journey as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Chemical, Petroleum and Gas Engineering at Semnan University, Semnan, Iran, serving from 2013 to 2020. During her tenure, she was appointed the Executive Director of the Chemical Engineering group from 2014 to 2018. Her leadership and research excellence led to her promotion to Associate Professor in 2020. She also served as the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Technology at Semnan University from 2018 to 2023, overseeing significant advancements in research and development.

Research Interest:

Dr. Peyvandi’s research spans various aspects of Chemical Engineering, with a particular focus on:

  • Thermodynamic Modeling and Experimental Investigation of Scaling in Oil Pipelines: Studying the formation and prevention of scale deposits in oil transportation.
  • Hydrate Formation of Methane and Natural Gas: Exploring the effects of new promoters and inhibitors on the formation and stability of gas hydrates.
  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Gas Hydrates: Investigating the underlying principles governing hydrate formation and decomposition, particularly in porous media.
  • Methane Hydrate Formation and Decomposition: Examining the role of additives and types of filled packs on the kinetics of hydrate formation and the capacity for gas storage.
  • CO2 Hydrate Formation: Analyzing the impact of surface area, temperature, and pressure differences on CO2 hydrate kinetics in metallic porous media.
  • Methane Recovery and CO2 Capture: Enhancing the efficiency of CH4-CO2 replacement processes for CO2 capture using innovative promoters and porous media like silica gel.

Publications Top Noted: 

Molecular dynamics simulation of methane hydrate formation in presence and absence of amino acid inhibitors

  • M Maddah, M Maddah, K Peyvandi
  • Journal of Molecular Liquids, 269, 721-732, 2018 (60 citations)

Kinetic study of amino acids inhibition potential of glycine and l-leucine on the ethane hydrate formation

  • SA Rad, KR Khodaverdiloo, M Karamoddin, F Varaminian, K Peyvandi
  • Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 26, 819-826, 2015 (53 citations)

Electrolyte-UNIQUAC-NRF model for the correlation of the mean activity coefficient of electrolyte solutions

  • A Haghtalab, K Peyvandi
  • Fluid Phase Equilibria, 281 (2), 163-171, 2009 (47 citations)

Study of biosurfactant effects on methane recovery from gas hydrate by CO2 replacement and depressurization

  • A Heydari, K Peyvandi
  • Fuel, 272, 117681, 2020 (40 citations)

Modeling the viscosity of pure imidazolium-based ionic liquids using SAFT-VR-Mie EoS

  • M Abolala, K Peyvandi, F Varaminian
  • Fluid Phase Equilibria, 394, 61-70, 2015 (38 citations)
kiana peyvandi | Adsorbtin | Best Researcher Award

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