While studying for my Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering at University of Tehran (2011-2015), I developed a particular interest in the simulation of multiphase granular systems. In the fall of 2015, I was awarded a full scholarship of University of Tehran’s graduate program in Chemical Engineering and process Design. During my master’s thesis I developed a model for particle’s attrition in fluidized beds, using CFD-DEM modeling. I started working as a project assistant and a PhD student at the Institute of Process and Particle Technology, in the context of the EC-funded Horizon 2020 “Marie Curie” MSCA Innovative Training Network (ITN), “CALIPER” Project on November 2019.
My present research tittle is “DEM modeling of deformable grains for industrial relevant processing steps”. The main objective of this project is to demonstrate the predictive power of the developed models of deformable grains on industrial relevant processing steps. This is done by the using DEM-based models that are available in LIGGGHTS® or will be implemented by other researchers of our team to model elastic or plastic particles. Furthermore, my project also involves developing a workflow to calibrate DEM models within the workflow management tools.
The most current task is the investigation of the validity range, applicability and predictive power of the current available models of deformable particles in DEM simulations and improving them.