Professor Ramin Farnood obtained his BASc (1987) and MASc (1990) degrees in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and his PhD (1995) from the University of Toronto. He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto as a faculty member in 2000 and served as the Associate Chair Research of the Department from 2009 to 2017. He was subsequently appointed as the Vice Dean Research of the Faculty in 2017. Prior to joining U of T, Farnood held various industrial R&D positions at Paprican, Abitibi-Price, and Trojan Technologies.
Professor Farnood’s research interests include advanced high-rate processes for water and wastewater treatment, including membrane separation, ultraviolet disinfection, and advanced oxidation, to remove chemical and microbial pollutants for recycling, reuse applications and desalination processes, as well as valorization of waste biomass by conversion to advanced functional materials, value-added green products, and fuel.