Postdoctoral Fellow, completed research in Nov 2017
Ramin is a postdoctoral fellow at NSERC FlareNet Strategic Network. He completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2016. His PhD research has mainly been focused on the morphology characterisation and emission rate measurement of combustion generated nanoparticles. He has also developed programs for the simulation of aerosol deposition in human respiratory system during his MASc studies at Isfahan University of Technology (IUT). Ramin has been a member of NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience Atmospheric Aerosol Program (CREATE-AAP) at UBC between 2012 and 2016. He was the recipient of several national and international awards including BC Air Quality Award (2014), and best national Iranian thermo-fluids thesis award (2008).
Dr. Dastanpour’s postdoctoral research is on particle measurement systems and protocols under Theme 4 of the FlareNet Strategic Network which includes:
- Development of a portable sample extraction, conditioning, and splitting apparatus which achieves representative and stable sampling from the flare exhaust plume and mitigates further evolution of the particulate morphology during transition through the sampling system.
- Selection of samplers, media, and handling and storage procedures for samples destined for conventional TEM, HRTEM, Raman spectroscopy, and chemical analysis.
- Development and documentation of particle and BC mass, number, and mobility size measurement protocols critical to ensuring consistency and accuracy among experiments.
- Experiments on the Carleton University intermediate-scale flare to complete the first-ever systematic study of the morphology and optical properties of particles from “conventional” flares over a range of flares sizes and gas velocities.
Supervisors: Drs. Rogak (University of British Columbia), Olfert (University of Alberta), and Thomson (Carleton University and NRC)
Ramin Dastanpour, Ph.D.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4