Professor Ramin Farnood joined the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry in 2000, was promoted to associate professor in 2006, and to full professor in 2011. He served as the associate chair of research in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry (2009-2017), and continues his role as associate director of the Pulp and Paper Centre.
Professor Farnood is interested in particle and surface science particularly related to water and wastewater quality, as well as pulp and paper. His research focus involves experimental and theoretical studies in disinfection of water and wastewater, and paper coating and calendering.
He obtained his BASc (1987) and MASc (1990) degrees from Sharif University of Technology (Tehran, Iran), specializing in chemical engineering. He obtained his PhD in 1995, also in chemical engineering, from the University of Toronto.