Dr Omid Mowla

Dr Omid Mowla

Research Associate

School of Engineering

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Omid Mowla has been working as a postdoctoral research associate at the Priority Research Centre for Frontier Energy Technologies & Utilisation, Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources since June 2017. He has broad experience and knowledge in the field of energy and the environment, particularly in application areas, such as renewable energy resources, green hydrogen, novel energy storage systems, carbon capture, low emissions technologies, GHG emissions abatement, environmental catalysis and water generation/treatment. His PhD studies was focused on generation of green fuel from various waste oil types by using heterogenous catalytic reaction.  


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Catalytic Reaction Engineering
  • Clean Coal Technologies
  • Energy Storage
  • Engineering Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Green Hydrogen
  • Low Emissions Technologies
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Water Generation/Treatment

Languages

  • Persian (excluding Dari) (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Kurdish (Fluent)

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
27/7/2015 - 31/12/2017 Casual academic

Casual Academic staff and Partial Course Coordinator|  Safety and Risk CHEE2421 (bachelors and masters level; 3 semesters; faculty of engineering and built environment; student feedback: excellent)

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
School of Engineering
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2020 2020 NIER Health, Safety & Environment Award, Individual Excellence in HSE Practice
Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources
2019 2019 NIER Health, Safety & Environment Award, Excellence in Team HSE Systems and Practice
Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources

Professional

Year Award
2018 Engineers Australia accredited| Professional Engineer, Occupation: Environmental Engineer (ANZSCO code: 233915)
Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust)
2018 Engineers Australia accredited| Engineering Technologist, Occupation: Engineering Technologist ((ANZSCO code: 233914)
Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust)

Scholarship

Year Award
2013 International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (UNIPRS, PhD Tuition fee)
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
2013 University of Newcastle research scholarship central (UNRSC, living allowance)
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
CHEE2421 Saftey and Risk
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
This course introduces students to the application of safety and risk management in chemical engineering processes. The course will not only serve as an introduction to the fundamental principles of safety and risk management, but also to the practical application of the technology in industry.
Lecturer 27/7/2015 - 31/12/2017
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Mowla O, Kennedy E, Stockenhuber M, 'Mass transfer and kinetic study on BEA zeolite-catalysed oil hydroesterification', Renewable Energy, 135 417-425 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.renene.2018.12.012
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Eric Kennedy, Michael Stockenhuber
2018 Mowla O, Kennedy E, Stockenhuber M, 'Hydroesterification of bio-oils over HZSM-5, BETA and Y zeolites', CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, 20 727-738 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10098-017-1423-0
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Eric Kennedy, Michael Stockenhuber
2018 Mowla O, Kennedy E, Stockenhuber M, 'In-situ FTIR study on the mechanism of both steps of zeolite-catalysed hydroesterification reaction in the context of biodiesel manufacturing', Fuel, 232 12-26 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.fuel.2018.05.096
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Michael Stockenhuber, Eric Kennedy
2014 Mowla O, Mowla D, 'The analysis of salt production by a recrystallization method using the concentrated backflow effluent of the desalination units', DESALINATION AND WATER TREATMENT, 52 5276-5283 (2014)
DOI 10.1080/19443994.2013.808425
2014 Mowla O, Karimi Jashni A, 'Feasibility Study of MTBE Physical Adsorption from Polluted Water on GAC, PAC and Husk Rice Carbon in Batch Process', International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, (2014)
DOI 10.15623/ijret
2013 Mowla O, Jashni AK, Mowla D, 'Experimental and Theoretical Study of MTBE Adsorption from Polluted Water on GAC and PAC in Continuous Process', JOURNAL OF DISPERSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 34 692-700 (2013)
DOI 10.1080/01932691.2012.657076
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2013 Ahmad K, Mowla O, Kennedy EM, Dlugogorski BZ, Mackie JC, Stockenhuber M, 'A Melamine-Modified ß-Zeolite with Enhanced CO2 Capture Properties', Energy Technology, 1 345-349 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/ente.201300027
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Eric Kennedy, Michael Stockenhuber, John Mackie
2011 Rezaei E, Mowla O, Mowla D, 'Aqueous phase adsorption of organic compounds on activated carbon in fluidized bed', DESALINATION AND WATER TREATMENT, 28 35-41 (2011)
DOI 10.5004/dwt.2011.2197
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2011 Mowla O, Afroozmehr P, Mowla D, 'Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of SO2 Adsorption from Flue Gasses in a Fluidized Bed of Copper Oxide', Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology, 1 (2011)
DOI 10.22078/JPST.2011.39
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Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Rashid MI, Benhelal E, Farhang F, Mowla O, Rayson M, Brent G, et al., 'Augmenting magnesite yield produced during aqueous mineral carbonatlon of dunite rock', 6th International Conference on Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Material Engineering, ACEME 2018 (2018)
Co-authors Eric Kennedy, Michael Stockenhuber
2014 Mowla O, Kennedy EM, Stockenhuber M, 'Using N2O for Oxidative Coupling of Methane (O.C.M) on Na2WO4Mn/SiO2 catalyst at different operating conditions', ICEC2014 Scientific Program, Ashfield, NC (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Eric Kennedy, Michael Stockenhuber
2014 Mowla O, Kennedy EM, Stockenhuber M, 'Effect of various operating parameters on the oxidative coupling of methane over Na2WO4Mn/SiO2 catalyst with N2O as an oxidant', Proceedings of CHEMECA 2014, Perth (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Michael Stockenhuber, Eric Kennedy

Other (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Mowla O, Kennedy E, Stockenhuber M, 'Zeolite-catalysed Oil Hydroesterification', (2017) [O1]
Co-authors Michael Stockenhuber, Eric Kennedy
2016 Mowla O, Kennedy E, Stockenhuber M, 'Impact of External and Internal Diffusion on Soybean Oil Hydroesterification over BEA Zeolite', (2016) [O1]
Co-authors Michael Stockenhuber, Eric Kennedy
2016 Mowla O, Kennedy E, Stockenhuber M, 'BEA-zeolite Catalysed Hydroesterification of Soybean Oil to Biodiesel,', (2016) [O1]
Co-authors Michael Stockenhuber, Eric Kennedy
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $191,673

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20202 grants / $91,288

Develop a holistic understanding of the 2SRC process.$45,644

Funding body: Australian Minmet Metallurgical Laboratories Pty Ltd

Funding body Australian Minmet Metallurgical Laboratories Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Priscilla Tremain, Doctor Cheng Zhou, Doctor Omid Mowla, Doctor Omid Mowla
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G2001060
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

Develop a holistic understanding of the 2SRC process$45,644

Funding body: Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Funding body Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Priscilla Tremain, Doctor Cheng Zhou, Doctor Omid Mowla
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G2001181
Type Of Funding C1500 - Aust Competitive - Commonwealth Other
Category 1500
UON Y

20192 grants / $100,385

To investigate and develop a novel and cost effective process for gold and antimony recovery$50,385

Funding body: Australian Minmet Metallurgical Laboratories Pty Ltd

Funding body Australian Minmet Metallurgical Laboratories Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Priscilla Tremain, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Cheng Zhou, Associate Professor Elham Doroodchi, Doctor Omid Mowla, Associate Professor Elham Doroodchi, Doctor Omid Mowla, Doctor Priscilla Tremain, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Cheng Zhou
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1901147
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

To investigate and develop a novel and cost effective process for gold and antimony recovery$50,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Priscilla Tremain, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Cheng Zhou, Associate Professor Elham Doroodchi, Doctor Omid Mowla, Associate Professor Elham Doroodchi, Doctor Omid Mowla, Doctor Priscilla Tremain, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Cheng Zhou
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1901313
Type Of Funding C2120 - Aust Commonwealth - Other
Category 2120
UON Y
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Dr Omid Mowla

Position

Research Associate
Priority Research Centre for Frontier Energy Technologies & Utilisation
School of Engineering
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Contact Details

Email omid.mowla@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4985 4409
Mobile 0405040549
Fax (02) 4985 4409

Office

Room NIER- C Block, G20
Building NIER Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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