Muhammad Waseem Arshad, Postdoc, starting from May 2017 onward
Muhammad Waseem has been associated with CERE from the past several years and completed his M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (2009) and Ph.D. (2014) from DTU – Chemical Engineering.
During his PhD, he worked on the development of a novel CO2 capture solvent system having the characteristics of liquid-liquid de-mixing (biphasic solvents). This project involved equilibrium and calorimetric measurements and thermodynamic modeling using Extended UNIQUAC electrolyte model.
In 2014, he worked as a postdoc at CERE in an industrial project. This project involved process simulation and optimization of CO2 capture with aqueous ammonia. The Extended UNIQUAC thermodynamic user model was implemented in Aspen Plus for equilibrium and thermal calculations.
Recently, his research focus has been on emulsion formation by nanoparticles in Smart Water Enhanced Oil Recovery. This work included experimental investigation on effect of particle size on emulsion formation, their stability, characterization of nanoparticles by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and emulsion characterization by optical microscopy.
In his current postdoc position at CERE, he will work on thermodynamic modeling of Smart Water. This project is funded by DHRTC. The research work will be conducted both at CERE and at DHRTC.
Kaj Thomsen (CERE) and Karen L. Feilberg (DHRTC) will be his supervisors.