Dr Somayeh Farzad

Bioprocess Engineering & Life-cycle assessment

Short Bio


  • PhD (Chemical Engineering), Tarbiat Modares University, 2012
  • MSc (Chemical Engineering), Sharif University, 2005
  • BEng (Chemical Engineering), Tehran University, 2002


Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    Department of Process Engineering, Stellenbosch University
    2014 – present
  • Assistant Professor
    Chemical Engineering Faculty, University of Environment (Iran)
    2012 – 2014 
  • R&D Manager
    Mabna Energy Renovation and Reclamation Consultants Co.
    2010 – 2013
  • Senior Process Engineer
    Mabna Energy Renovation and Reclamation Consultants Co.
    2005 – 2010

Research Interests

  • Process simulation and development
  • Biomass processing for the production of fuels and chemicals
  • Biomass processing for production of green rubber
  • Gasification of biomass

Selected Publications

A list of her published works can be found on her Google Scholar profile.