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Mohsen Behnam
Postdoctoral Associate



Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 66-501
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307

Phone: (617) 253-1929
Fax: (617) 258-8992


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, (2011)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, (2007)
CSIRO Energy Technology Center, Australia &
University of Tehran, Iran

B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, (2004)
University of Tehran, Iran

Research Area:

My research focuses on simulation and experiment of continuous flow synthesis and pharmaceutical manufacturing to develop a reconfigurable and desktop-printer-sized Pharmacy on Demand (PoD) system.

Selected Publications:

Mohsen Behnam, Anthony G. Dixon, Michiel Nijemeisland, E. Hugh Stitt, " Comparison of CFD Simulations to Experiment under Methane Steam Reforming Reacting Conditions", Chemical Engineering Journal, Volumes 207–208, 2012, Pages 690-700.

Mohsen Behnam, Anthony G. Dixon, Michiel Nijemeisland, E. Hugh Stitt, "Catalyst Deactivation in 3D CFD Resolved Particle Simulations of Propane Dehydrogenation", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. Journal, 2010, 49 (21), pp 10641–10650.

Fazeli A., Behnam M., "Hydrogen production in a zigzag and straight catalytic wall coated micro channel reactor by CFD modeling", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 35, Issue 17, September 2010, Pages 9496-9503.

Jeffrey Swana, Ying Yang, Mohsen Behnam, Robert Thompson, "An analysis of net energy production and feedstock availability for biobutanol and bioethanol ", Bioresource Technology, Volume 102, Issue 2, January 2011, Pages 2112-2117.

Fazeli A., Behnam M., "CFD modeling of methane Autothermal reforming in a catalytic microreactor", Int. J. of Chem. R. Eng., Vol. 5 (2007) Article A93,

Conference Publications:

A. Fazeli, M. Behnam, Sh. Fatemi, Y. Mortazavi, A. B. Khodadadi, "Comparison of co-current and counter-current heat integration of methanol to hydrogen wall coated catalytic micro channel reactor by CFD modeling", 18th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA, , Prague, Czech Republic, August 2008.

Mohsen Behnam, Ali Fazeli,” CFD Modeling of Hydrogen Production in a Methane Steam Reforming Microreactor” The 1st National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Conference, Tehran, January, (2009).

M. Behnam, A. Fazeli, "CFD Modeling of Methane Partial Oxidation in a catalytic Microreactor", XI Green Chemical Reactor Engineering conference, Spain, August (2007).

Mohsen Behnam, Mohammad Reza Mehrnia, Abouna Saghafi, "Enhanced Coal Bed Methane (ECBM) and CO2 storage Numerical Simulation", National Chemical Engineering Conference, Tehran, November (2005).



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