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Ali Asghar Rownaghi

Dr. Ali Asghar Rownaghi

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


Email: ali.rownaghi@gmail.com


Qualifications

2005-2008 Ph.D., University Putra Malaysia, Catalysis

2002-2004 M.Sc., University of Tehran, Chemistry

1996-2000 B.Sc., University of Mashhad, Chemistry


Publications (selected)

  1. Rownaghi A.A., Huhnke R. L. “Steam reforming of tar from a biomass gasification process production H2 rich over CaO/MgO/NiO catalysts” under review (2012)- submitted.
  2. Rownaghi A.A., Rezaei, F., Hedlund J. “Catalytic cracking of n-hexane: influence of pore characteristics and particle size on catalytic performance of uniform ZSM-5 single crystals” Chemical Engineering Journal 191 (2012) 528-533.
  3. Rownaghi A.A., Rezaei, F., Stante M., Hedlund J. “Selective catalyst for conversion of methanol to dimethyl ether” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 119-120 (2012) 56-61.
  4. Rownaghi A.A., Rezaei, F., Hedlund J. “Uniform mesoporous ZSM-5 single crystal catalyst with high resistance to coke formation for methanol deoxygenation” Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 15 (2012) 26-33.
  5. Häggström C., Öhrman O., Rownaghi A.A., Hedlund J., Gebart R. “Catalytic methanol synthesis via black liquor gasification” Fuel Processing Technology 94 (2012) 10-15.
  6. Rownaghi A.A., Hedlund J. “Methanol to gasoline-range hydrocarbons: Influence of uniform nanoparticle size versus mesoporosity on catalytic performance and product distribution of ZSM- 5” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 50 (2011) 11872-11878.
  7. Rownaghi A.A., Rezaei, F., Hedlund J “Yield of gasoline-range hydrocarbons as a function of uniform ZSM-5 crystal” Catalysis Communication 14 (2011) 37-41.
  8. Rownaghi A.A., Taufiq Yap Y. H., Rezaei, F. “Innovative process for the synthesis of vanadyl pyrophosphate as a highly selective catalyst for n-butane oxidation” Chemical Engineering Journal 165 (2010) 328-335.
  9. Rownaghi A.A., Taufiq Yap Y. H., Rezaei, F. “Novel Synthesis Techniques for Preparation of Ultrahigh Crystalline Vanadyl Pyrophosphate as a Highly Selective Catalyst for n-Butane Oxidation” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 49 (2010) 2135-2143.
  10. Rownaghi A.A., Taufiq Yap Y. H., Rezaei, F. “Solvothermal synthesis of vanadium phosphate catalysts for n-butane oxidation” Chemical Engineering Journal 155 (2009) 514-522.
  11. Rownaghi A.A., Taufiq Yap Y. H. and Tang W. J. “Influence of the ethylene glycol, water treatment and microwave irradiation on the characteristics and performance of VPO catalysts for n-butane oxidation to maleic anhydride” J. Catalysis Letter 130 (2009) 593-603.
  12. Rownaghi A.A., Taufiq Yap Y. H. “High surface area vanadium phosphate catalysts for n-butane oxidation” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 48 (2009) 7517-7528.
  13. Rownaghi A.A., Taufiq Yap Y. H. “Influence of rare-earth and bimetallic promoters on various VPO catalysts for partial oxidation of n-butane” J. Catalysis Letter 130 (2009) 504-516.
  14. Taufiq Yap Y. H., Rownaghi A.A., Hussein, M.Z., Irmawati, R. “Preparation of vanadium phosphate catalysts from VOPO4•2H2O: Effect microwave irradiation on morphology and catalytic property” J. Catalysis Letter 119 (2007) 64–71.
  15. Yavari, I., Rounaqi A.A. and Moradi, L. “Conversion of thiols to disulfides using a hexamethylenetetramine-bromine complex” J. Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements 181 (2006) 2659-2662.