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Dr Syed Zaheer Abbas did his Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering (2005 - 2009) and Masters degree in Process Engineering (2010 - 2012) from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore - Pakistan. He received his PhD from the University of Leeds, UK (2013 - 2016) in the field of Hydrogen Energy. Currently, he is working as a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester, UK (2019 - Present). Dr Abbas has worked as an Assistant Professor in the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore for 3 years. He has presented his work in many National and International conferences/meetings/seminars. He has also published his work in well reputed international journals like Fuel (IF 6.609), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (IF 5.816), Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (5.909), Journal of the Energy Institute (IF 6.186) and Computers and Chemical Engineering (IF 3.845). His research interest mainly includes Hydrogen production, CO2 capture, Chemical Looping, Ca-Cu looping, Sorption enhanced and Reactor modelling and simulation.

Research interests

Process Modeling and Simulation | Reaction kinetics and heterogeneous catalytic modeling | Hydrogen production | Sorption enhanced steam methane reforming | Chemical looping reforming | Pre-combustion CO2 capturing | Energy engineering

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, Modeling of Sorption Enhanced Chemical Looping Steam Reforming (SE-CLSR) of Methane in a Packed Bed Reactor, University of Leeds

3 Mar 201312 Dec 2016

Award Date: 12 Dec 2016

Master of Engineering, Hydrodynamic study of circulating fluidized bed reactor, University of Engineering & Technology Lahore


Award Date: 5 Nov 2012

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Chemical Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology Lahore


Award Date: 7 Sep 2009

Areas of expertise

  • TP Chemical technology
  • Hydrogen
  • Carbon capture
  • Chemical Looping
  • Modelling and Simulation


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