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Milad Abolhasani is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University. He received his B.Sc. (2008) and M.A.Sc. (2010) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and the University of British Columbia, respectively. He then obtained his Ph.D. degree (2014) from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in collaboration with the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining NC State University, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT (Jensen group, 2014-2016). Dr. Abolhasani has received numerous awards and fellowships including NSF CAREER Award, AIChE Futures, Emerging Investigator recognitions from Lab on a Chip (RSC), Reaction Chemistry & Engineering (RSC), Journal of Flow Chemistry (Springer), ACS-PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award, NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, and Bert Wasmund Fellowship in Sustainable Energy Research.
Dr. Abolhasani’s research interests include development of flow chemistry and microfluidic technologies tailored toward addressing the most pervasive challenge of the modern world: meeting a rapidly growing global energy demand while preserving the environment. Current research thrusts include (I) studies of the underlying nucleation and growth mechanisms of colloidal nanocrystals for energy technologies, (II) thermodynamic studies of switchable solvents as a sustainable strategy for energy-efficient solvent recovery, (III) development of novel catalytic reactors for green manufacturing of fine chemicals and pharmaceutical compounds, and (IV) development of advanced microreactors for high-throughput screening and optimization of chemical processes.