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RASOUL RAHIMZADEH

Ph.D. Student

SHORT BIO

    Rasoul is a first-year doctoral student in Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech. He graduated from the University of Tehran with a BSc degree in Polymer Engineering in 2013. He was focused on Investigation of Electrical, Rheological, Thermal, and Dynamic Mechanical behavior of Polycarbonate/GO (Graphene Oxide) nanocomposite for his bachelor’s thesis. From 2013 to 2019 he joined Barez Industrial Group (licensed by Continental), one of the biggest tire manufacturers in the Middle East, as a rubber compounding supervisor at the research and development department. He was focused on passenger car tire tread compound in order to decrease rolling resistance for his career research. He joined TTU in Fall 2019 as a Ph.D. student and then officially joined CETI lab in spring 2020. He is supposed to research on depolymerization of plastics by electrochemical methods such as electrolysis to degrade plastic waste in order to produce fuel and valuable chemical intermediate compounds.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University

  • B.S., Polymer Engineering, University of Tehran, (2013)

RESEARCH

  • Electrochemical Engineering

  • Polyethylene Electrolysis, Polypropylene Electrolysis, Plastic decomposition

  • Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage (e.g., batteries, fuel cells, hydrogen production)

HOBBIES

  • Playing Soccer and Volleyball

  • Watching Movies

  • Reading

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