Meet the Team

Keyhan Babaee

Graduated with a M.Sc in April 2020

Keyhan has joined the NSERC FlareNet Strategic Network in 2017 with the focus of his research on Theme 4. He is a research assistant at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Aerosol Laboratory located in Vancouver and studying for his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

The core of his research is investigating the optical properties of the black carbon aggregates generated by flaring. For this purpose, he implements two well-known optical models, Rayleigh-Gans-Debye approximation for fractal-like aggregates (RDG-FA) and T-matrix, to calculate radiative properties of soot aggregates by considering the fact that primary particle size and effective density of the aggregates change with aggregate mobility diameter for non-premixed flames (BC-OPC).

He also developed two automated programs (FPPC, FMLC) to calculate and report the aerosol number and mass losses for sampling lines up to different instruments used at the FlareNet measurement campaigns.

Keyhan graduated from Sharif University of Technology in 2017 with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. He utilized urban air pollution dispersion CFD model to simulate concentrations of pollutants near his university and studied different weather scenarios and their impacts on the total concentrations.

Supervisor: Professor Steven Rogak, UBC