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Alternative fuels production, Reactor design, Catalyst design, Whole energy systems, Heat transfer

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Academic / Professional qualifications

Arash is an R&D Engineer and Hydrogen Specialist at the Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC), Glasgow, Scotland. His role focuses on developing a rich research portfolio on the use of hydrogen for decarbonised transport and heating in the United Kingdom. Previously, he performed as a Postdoctoral Scientist at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), the first government-funded research institute in South Korea. After obtaining his BEng in Mechanical Engineering-Thermofluidics in Iran, he moved to South Korea in 2015 to pursue his MEng and PhD in Mechanical Design Engineering. In August 2021, he completed his PhD before the age of 30. During his research, he has been involved in numerous projects sponsored by globally renowned companies such as Hyundai Motor Group and Posco. He has been a crucial member of several key laboratories in South Korea, namely Ammonia Research Group (ARG), Hydrogen Research Lab (HRL), Multifunctional Carbon Materials Lab (MCM), and Energy and Materials Circulation System Lab (EMCSL). Arash has numerous peer-reviewed publications in top-tier journals and holds three patents pending in hydrogen technologies. His research ability has been recognized by two prestigious awards in Research Excellence from the Jeonbuk National University (JBNU) and the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME). In February 2022, together with his international and intersectoral collaborators, they launched a Special Issue on ammonia as an energy vector in the journal of Energies (MDPI). Arash is an award-winning scientist with more than 7.5 years of combined R&D experience in the fields of energy engineering, thermal engineering, alternative fuels, and composite materials, and his work continues to contribute to realizing a sustainable social and industrial ecosystem.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, A study on compact catalytic reforming systems for hydrogen production from ammonia, Jeonbuk National University

1 Sept 201720 Aug 2021

Award Date: 20 Aug 2021

Master of Engineering, A study on performance characteristics of polymer-based air-cooled heat exchangers – From material design to application, Jeonbuk National University

2 Mar 201522 Feb 2017

Award Date: 22 Feb 2017

External positions

Postdoctoral Research Associate, KIST Korea Institute of Science and Technology

1 Sept 202131 May 2022

Research Assistant, KIST Korea Institute of Science and Technology

1 Nov 201931 Aug 2021

Doctoral Research Assistant, Jeonbuk National University

1 Aug 201831 Oct 2019

Research Assistant , Korea Institute of Carbon Convergence Technology (KCTECH)

2 Mar 201731 Jul 2018

Master's Research Assistant , Jeonbuk National University

2 Mar 201528 Feb 2017


  • Hydrogen
  • Ammonia
  • Thermocatalysis
  • Energy engineering
  • Composite materials
  • Whole energy systems


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