Nationality : Iran
Born : 1971
Position : Chair-holder of UNESCO Chair on Water Reuse Professor, Director of Asia Research Center, Chair for Research Affairs and Graduate Studies, Member of Water Commission, University of Tehran, Iran
Field of study : Environmental biotechnology, Water and wastewater treatment and reuse, Resource recovery, Biofuels, Membrane separation, Energy and Environment, RO and FO, R&D, Higher education
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Prof. Mohammad H. Sarrafzadeh, former Vice-President for International Affairs at University of Tehran, has an initial background in Chemical Engineering and graduated from Sharif University of Technology (Iran) and Montpellier University (France).
During his master's and Ph.D., he focused on Environmental Biotechnology with a thesis on environmental issues and bio-based solutions for them. The fields of his expertise concern water and wastewater treatment and reuse, separation process, biological process, biofuels, nanofiltration, and membrane bioreactors.
At present, he is an expert in the field of industrial water reuse and grey water savings and is known for his idea and works on “Water Closed Loop”. He is the Chair-holder of the UNESCO Chair on Water Reuse.
Furthermore, he has published over 100 papers in prestigious journals and managed several environmental projects. He has served as the secretary for many international congresses such as
"Advances in Wastewater Treatment and Water Reuse", "International Conference on Water, and
Sustainable Development and Healthy Life.
In addition to teaching courses in Environmental Engineering, water, and wastewater treatment, biochemical engineering, energy, and environment, he has had many administrative positions including:
- Founder-Director of Asia Research Center
- Deputy Dean for Research, School of Chemical Engineering
- Director for Public Relations and International Affairs, College of Engineering
- Head of Biotechnology Lab
- Head of Major in Energy and Environment
- Adjunct Professor to the School of Industrial Engineering
He has supervised many Master's and Ph.D. degree program theses and conducted a noticeable number of industrial projects.