New appointment for Head of Research

The IFRF Executive Committee has nominated Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian as General Secretary at the International Flame Research Foundation (IFRF) with effect from April 1st 2016.

Professor Pourkashanian is the Head of University Energy Research at the University of Sheffield’s Energy2050. He is also Director of the Pilot-scale Advanced Capture Technology (PACT) national facilities.

He is a Professor of Energy Engineering and has completed numerous major research projects on clean energy technology and has received substantial grants from RCUK-EPSRC, EU, NATO, and industry. He has published over 446 refereed research papers and has co-authored books on coal combustion.

Professor Pourkashanian played a leading role in developing NOx post-processing computer codes and subsequently soot/NOx models that were later employed in commercial CFD software. He is a member of numerous international and national scientific bodies including a member of EERA Implementation Plan 2013-2015 (contribution to CCS-EII Team, SET-PLAN), a member of Coordinating Group of UKCCSRC, an invited member of the UK All Party Parliamentary Renewable Transport Fuels Group, member of technical working group for the Department of Energy & Climate Change (CCS Roadmap UK2050) and Expert-Member in EU-GCC Clean Gas Energy Network.