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Mahnaz Firouzi

Title:Physical Science Research Associate
Primary Affiliation:Department of Energy Resources Engineering
Office Location:Green Earth Sciences 021
Phone:925-588-5463
Fax:650-725-2099
E-mail:mfirouzi@stanford.edu

Education

    Doctor of Philosophy, Chemical Engineering, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, December 2005, Dissertation: Molecular Simulation of Structure, Transport and Separation of Fluid Mixtures in Nanoporous Membranes under Subcritical and Supercritical Conditions  Master of Science, Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology 1998, Thesis: Exergy Analysis of Direct and Indirect Sequencing Distillation Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology 1995, Thesis: Cyclohexane Production Plant Design

Professional Experience

    Research Associate, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University, April 2010 Volunteer Engineer/Research, Engineers Without Borders, San Francisco, CA, August 2009 - July 2011 Research Assistant, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, January 2006 – August 2007 Graduate Research Assistant, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, January 2001 - December 2005 Process Engineer, Namvaran Consulting Engineers, Tehran, Iran, May 1996 - December 2000   Engineering Intern, Tehran Oil Company (ESSO), Behran, Summer 1994 

Honors & Awards

    Best Postdoctoral Research Award, one of the two Awards for the combined School of Humanities & Sciences, Earth Sciences, Education and Law, 2012 Awarded Postdoctoral Diversity Incentive Funds by Stanford School of Earth Sciences, 2011 Outstanding Academic Achievement by Office of International Services, 2005 Outstanding Contribution to the School of Engineering as EGSA Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Senator, 2004       

Publications

    M. Firouzi, Kh. Alnoaimi, A. Kovscek and J. Wilcox, “Klinkenberg Effect on Predicting and Measuring Helium Permeability in Gas Shales”, International Journal of Coal Geology, 123, 62 (2014). M. Firouzi, E. Rupp, C.W. Liu and J. Wilcox, “Molecular Simulation and Experimental Characterization of the Nanoporous Structures of Coal and Gas Shale”, International Journal of Coal Geology 121, 123 (2014). M. Firouzi, and J. Wilcox, “Slippage and Viscosity Predictions in Carbon Micropores and their Influence on CO2 and CH4 Transport ” Journal of Chemical Physics 138, 064705 (2013). M. Firouzi, and J. Wilcox, “Molecular Modeling of Carbon Dioxide Transport and Storage in Porous Carbon-Based Materials” Journal of Microporous & Mesoporous Materials 158, 195-203 (2012). M. Firouzi, T.T. Tsotsis and M. Sahimi, “Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Transport and Separation of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide-Alkane Mixtures in Supported Membranes” Journal of Chemical Engineering Science 62, 2777 (2007). M. Firouzi, T.T. Tsotsis and M. Sahimi, “Supercritical Fluids in Porous Composite Materials: Direction-Dependent Flow Properties” Journal of Physical Review E 73, 036312 (2006). M. Firouzi, Kh. Molaai Nezhad, T.T. Tsotsis and M. Sahimi, “Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Transport and Separation of Carbon Dioxide–Alkane Mixtures in Carbon Nanopores,” Journal of Chemical Physics 120, 8172-8185 (2004). M. Firouzi, T.T. Tsotsis and M. Sahimi, “Nonequilibrium Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Transport and Separation of Supercritical Fluid Mixtures in Nanoporous Membranes. I. Results for a Single Carbon Nanopore,” Journal of Chemical Physics 119, 6810-6822 (2003). S. Maghsoodi, N. Nazempour, M. Firouzi, “Comprehensive Simulation of Olefin Plant in Tabriz Petrochemical Complex,” Olefin Specialized Seminar of Iranian Petrochemical (1999). M. Firouzi, S. Maghsoodi and F. Farhadi, “Exergy Analysis in Selection of Better Sequencing Distillation Columns in Cyclopentane Production Unit,” Fourth National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran 1, 225-230 (1999).          

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