UT Professor visits and attends a conference at Nazarbayev University (NU),Kazakhstan

13 April 2019 | 14:00 Code : 7918 News Events

On 26-29 March, 2019, Prof. Rahmat Sotudeh-Gharebagh,faculty member of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering University of Tehran attended Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan.  Participating in CART conference, he also had several meetings and discussions with NU officials and academicians.  Below you will find his travel report :


Visit Report to Nazabayev University, Prof. Rahmat Sotudeh-Gharebaagh

March 26-29, 2019


Thanks to all arranging my visit to NU.


Special thanks go to Dr. Amouei, faculty member, Prof. Athanasios Papathanasiou, Head of Chemical Engineering Department and also to Prof. Charles Surya, Dean of School of Engineering for their help extended to my visit.

During the visit:


1- On Wednesday 27 March, 2019, I have attended CART conference ceremony chaired by Dr Amouei where he has presented his outstanding research outputs.


2- On Thursday 28 March, 2019, at 12 am, I have delivered a general talk on student recruitment; challenges and strategieswhere the number of officers, faculty members and students were attended from NU followed by discussions.


3- On Friday 29 march, 2019 at 12 am, I have delivered a technical talk on Modeling of Multi-Phase Flowsat the department of Chemical Engineering with the presence of faculty members and students followed by discussions.


4- I have also had meeting with Dean of School of Engineering Head of Chemical Engineering Department discussing collaborations between the university of Tehran and NU.


5- I have also had a meeting with Dr. Yerbol Sarbassov, Postdoctoral scholar, and visited his setup. This is a promising setup and this would allow the department to focus on co-firing and waste to resources management. He was familiar with our activities in fluidization and we have also discussed to start collaboration in the future on his projects and those in our laboratory.


6- Separate meetings were also held with Dr. Boris Golman, faculty member at Chemical Engineering Department and his team members (RA and Postdoc) discussing his project and application of CFDDEM.


I also talked about the readiness of my team (Authors of the following book) to conduct a workshop in the coming months for those interested to CFD-DEM at College level for all interested.


Norouzi H.R., R. Zarghami, R. Sotudeh-Gharebagh and N. Mostoufi, Coupled DEM-CFD

Modeling: Principle, Implementation, and Applications to Multiphase Flows, ISBN: 978-1-

119-00513-1, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., October 2016.


P.S. Nazarbayev University (NU) is an autonomous research university in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. Founded as a result of the initiative of the first President of KazakhstanNursultan Nazarbayev in 2010.  it is an English-medium institution, with an international faculty and staff. The acceptance rate for undergraduate programs is 1:8.5. All undergraduate students attend free of charge, and students in good standing receive a stipend. The faculty-to-student class ratio is 1:9.

Nazarbayev University aims to become the national brand of Kazakhstan higher education, combining the advantages of the national education system and the world's best scientific and educational practice. The university management bodies are the Executive Board, Board of Trustees and the Supreme Board of Trustees. The Chairman of the Supreme Board of Trustees is the former President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. ( Courtesy Wikipedia)


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