Dr. Mohtada Sadrzadeh
Dr. Sadrzadeh researches the fundamental and applied aspects of membrane materials and process development, focusing on their applications in industrial/residential wastewater treatment. The contributions made by Dr. Sadrzadeh during his academic career thus far have led to the development and application of novel composite and nanocomposite membranes for water and gas treatment. He is currently directing Advanced Water Research Lab (AWRL) at the University of Alberta that is equipped with the membrane and nanoparticle synthesis and characterization equipment as well as membrane filtration systems (www.awrl.ca). In this unique membrane-specialized facility in western Canada, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are working under his supervision on cutting-edge membrane technologies for water treatment and energy harvesting. Dr. Sadrzadeh is collaborating with eight oil and gas companies through Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), IBM, National Research Council (NRC, Canada), Natural Resource Canada (NRCan, Canada) on the synthesis of high-performance membrane materials and processes. His research work will be continued on the synthesis of high-performance polymeric membranes that can resist high temperatures of oil sands produced water and are not easily fouled by its high dissolved solids and organic matter content.