S. Tavakoli (Saeed)

Engineering Doctorate Candidate

About Me

I am an EngD candidate in Energy and Process Technology within the Department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering. My current research focuses on modeling and optimizing an innovative TNO's technology for converting residues into fuel at both pilot and demonstration scales. This work involves utilizing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and OpenFOAM software.

I earned my master's degree in Process Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2017. My master's thesis delved into the multi-phase modeling of the hydro-desulfurization process of gas-oil in a catalytic trickle bed reactor using Finite Element Method (FEM) and CFD. Prior to this, I completed my bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering at Isfahan University of Technology in Iran.

Additionally, I bring several years of professional experience to my academic pursuits. During this time, I served as a Process Engineer in the oil and gas industries, contributing significantly to engineering design for various industrial projects.


  • Process design and development
  • System design and engineering
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Optimization
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Finite Element Method (FEM)


  • 2022-Present, Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Energy and Process Technology, University of Twente, the Netherlands
  • 2014-2017, M.Sc. in Process Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  • 2010-2014, B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran


Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room T707
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  T707
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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