Carnegie Mellon University

Faiz Pourarian

 

Microwave Processing Center

Pittsburgh Technology Center

Phone; (412) 268-6160

Fax # (412) 268-7759

E-Mail: fp23@cmu.edu

 

 

Ph.D. 1975, University of Southampton, England.

Postgraduate Studies, 1970 University of Southampton, England.

Graduate Studies, 1980, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh,

Pennsylvania.

B.Sc., 1966, Baghdad University, Baghdad.

 

Employment History

 

Applied Advanced Technologies,                                                         

Carnegie Mellon Research Institute                                                                              

Senior Scientist/Manager

Development of Hydrogenation Catalysts

for Petroleum Fuel                                                                                1995-present

 

Advanced Materials Corporation

Vice president 

Magnetic Materials and Devices                                                            1993-1994

 

Advanced Materials Corporation

Department  of Physics, Penn State University

Adjunct Professor

Physics Lecturer                                                                                   1989-1994

 

Department of Materials Science

Carnegie Mellon University

Senior Scientist

Permanent Magnet Materials and Devices                                             1985-1986

 

Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh

Visiting Assistant Professor

Research and development of High Energy Permanent Magnets 1979-1985

and Hydrogen Energy Storage system.

 

Department of Physics, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran

Assistant Professor and Chairman                                                         1976-1978

 

Technical Management

 

Fifteen years of interaction with faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students. Served as principal investigator of several governmental and private projects related to hydrogen storage materials and performed several presentations related to hydrogen technology for hydride Rechargeable Batteries and Fuel Cells. Presently managing the MPC laboratory for R and D of hydrogenation catalysts fabrication and analysis. Research and development activities include:

·                    Metal hydrides for chemical heat pumps and hydride air conditioners

·                    Novel high density hydrogenation catalysts for electrochemical cells

·                    High energy super magnets for linear actuator and brushless DC motors

·                    Microwave energy process of steel mill sludge and oil separation from titanium metal scrap

·                    Characterization and modeling of surface and interface tension of fluids and solids for microwave processing

·                    Development of novel hydrogenation catalysts supported by zeolites for hydrotreating and hydrogenation of heavy petroleum oil

·                    Conventional hydrogenation of light and heavy crude oil

·                    Hydrogenation kinetics of metal hydrides for hydroprocessing of crude oil

·                    Synthesis of nano-structured materials and nano size magnetic particles

 

Consulting Activities

 

Magnetic Technology Center ( Presently Data Storage Systems Center, DSSC),

Department of Eleclectrical Engineering and Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University- Investigation of Magnetostrictive Properties of Cobalt and Cobalt-Chromium Materials

 

Brookhaven National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, New York

High Energy product Permanent Magnet Materials

 

Special Honors

 

Recipient of NASA’s New Technology Award for High Energy Product Permanent Magnet Design for Actuators: Report Published in NASA Tech Briefs; vol: 14, # 12

December 1990

 

Professional Affiliations

 

American Physical Society

Institute of Electrical & Electronic Society

International Zeolite Association

American Chemical Society

 

Technical Reviewer

 

Journal of Magnetism & Magnetic Materials

Journal of Microporous & Mesoporous Materials

 

Conference Symposium and Workshop presentations

 

Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR) in Layared and Manganite - Based Materials, presented in The Magnetic and Superconducting Materials Conference (MSM-99)-September 1999 -Sharif University, Tehran, Iran.

 

Structure and Magnetic Characteristics of Multicomponent Rare earth - Transition Metal Materials Based on NdFeB, presented in MSM-99 -September 1999- Sharif University Tehran, Iran.

 

GMR in Layered Materials, Korean Elecrtronic Materials R and D Association , January 1999 Seoul, Korea

 

Properties of Rare Earth Intermetallic compounds- Eleventh International wok shop on Rare Earth Magnets and their Applications- October 1990, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

International Magnetics Conference, April 1989, Magnetic Society of IEEE Washington DC.

 

32nd Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference, November 1987, Chicago Illinois.

 

Materials Research Society Meeting, April 1986, Anaheim California.

 

Research and Development Activities

 

Dr. Pourarian is a material scientist with a vast experience in the development of materials technology.  He has managed Advanced Material Corporation’s (Small business company at Carnegie Mellon Research Institute) research and development efforts in the design and synthesis of hydrogenation catalysts for over 15 years.  He has served as principal investigator of several governmental and private projects related to hydrogen storage materials technology and performed several presentations related to technical and business plan development for the hydrogen technology for Fuel Cell System.  Dr. Pourarian has also been involved in the development of hydrogenation catalysts for chemical heat pumps, and thermally driven CFC-free hydrogen air conditioners.   Recently, he has developed novel high density hydrogenation catalysts to be utilized in the design of electrochemical cells such as Ni-Batteries and PEM Fuel Cells.

 

Dr. Pourarian has also several years of experience in developing magnetic materials for devices, high energy super magnets, magnetic circuit design and fine powder metallurgy process technology.  He is co-recipient of NASA (Projects Sponsor) award for the design work of a linear actuator.

 

Over the last 10 years Dr. Pourarian interest has shifted considerably to the technologies which would have an impact on the efficient use of energy resources.   Since 1995 he has been involved in the development of microwave energy process of steel mill sludge, magnetic filtration of steel mill detergent and the microwave oil separation from titanium metal scrap.  His particular interest is focused on characterizing and modeling the physical properties of the fluids and solids involved in the microwave waste treatment process.   He has determined and analyzed the surface and interface tensions of several process fluids and oil used in the microwave treatment technology.  The results provided a significant solution to the problems involved in the steel waste treatment.

 

Since March 1997 he has been strongly involved in the design and development of novel hydrogenation catalysts for hydrotreating of petroleum heavy crude oil.  He performed the processing of conventional hydrogenation of heavy and light crude oil using pressure hydrogenating reactor systems.  His experience at MPC also includes characterization of fabricated hydrogenation catalysts and zeolites and analytical and structural investigation of petroleum products.  Dr. Pourarian has published over 100 technical papers in the area of the hydrogenation materials technology and permanent magnets and holds 7 patents related to development of hydrogenation catalysts for Ni-metal hydride batteries and for heat pumps and refrigeration systems.

 

Formal Technical Reports

 

Microwave De-Oiling of Titanium Scrap Metal - Prepared for Oremet Titanium Company- December, 17, 1997 - Microwave Processing Center - Carnegie Mellon Research Institute

 

Microwave Treatment of Oily wastes- Prepared for Aluminum Company of America, January 3, 1996, Microwave Processing Center - Carnegie Mellon Research Institute

 

Microwave Separation of Oil-Water Sludges- Recyclability of Process Fluid- Report CR-107758, December 1996- (Published by EPRI Center for Materials Production)- Microwave Processing Center- Carnegie Mellon Research Institute

 

Microwave Separation of Oil-Water Sludges- Application to polymer-Treated Sludges-CMP Report # 95-4 CR-105736- (Published by EPRI Center for Materials Production) Microwave Processing Center- Carnegie Mellon Research Institute.

 

Patents:

 

ZrMn2 Type Alloy Partially Substituted with Ce/Pr/Nd and Characterized by AB2 Stoichiometry, U.S. Patent 4,406,874, Sept. 27,1983.

 

Zr-Ti-Mn-Fe Alloy characterized by ZrMn2 Stoichiometry, U.S. Patent 4,412,982, November 1, 1983.

 

Hydrogen Storage Materials of Hyperstoichiometric Alloys based on ZrCr2 System, U.S. Patent 4, 512,965,  April 23, 1985.

 

Hydrogen Storage Materials of Zr-Cr-Fe and Ti Alloys Characterized by ZrCr2 Stoichiometry, U.S. Patent 4,556,551, December 3, 1985.

 

Hydrogen Heat Pump, U.S. Patent 4,928,496 May, 1990.

 

Hydrogen Heat Pump Alloy Combination, U.S. Patent 5,122,338, June 16, 1992.

 

Hydrogen Storage Materials for Battery Applications, U.S. Patent, 5,525,435, June 11, 1996.

 

 

List Of  Publications

 

  1. Magnetoelastic Properties of (Rare Earth)-Co2 Compounds I, E. W. Lee and F. Pourarian, Phys. stat. sol. (a) 33, 483 (1976).
  2. Magnetoelastic Properties of (Rare Earth)-Co2 Compounds II, E. W. Lee and F. Pourarian, Phys. stat. sol. (a) 34, 383 (1976).
  3. Field Induced Volume Magnetostriction in Some Rare Earth- Co2 Compounds, F. Pourarian, Phys. Lett. 67A, 407 (1978).
  4. Origin of Magnetostriction in TbAl2 and TbCo2 Compounds, F. Pourarian, Phys. Lett. 72A, 175 (1979).
  5. Magnetostriction of Some Rare Earth-Aluminum Laves Phase Compounds, F. Pourarian and W. E. Wallace, J. Appl. Phys. 50, 7707 (1979).
  6. Exchange Striction of Rare Earth-Al2 Laves Phase Compounds, F. Pourarian, J. Phys. Chem. Sol. 41, 123, (1980).
  7. Magnetostriction in Some Rare Earth-Co3 Compounds, F. Pourarian and N. Tajabor, Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 61, 537 (1980).
  8. Magnetostriction in Some R6Fe23 Rare Earth Intermetallic Compounds, F. Pourarian, W. E. Wallace, S. G. Sankar and R. Obermeyer, in The Rare Earths in Modern Science and Technology Vol. 2, G. J. McCarthy, J. J. Rhyne and H. B. Silber, eds. Plenum Press, NY (1980), p. 321.
  9. Effect of Absorbed Hydrogen on Magnetic Ordering the Tb6Mn23 and Dy6Mn23, F. Pourarian, E. B. Boltich, W. E. Wallace and S. K. Malik, J. Less-Common Metals 74, 153 (1980).
  10. DyFe2-h2 System:  Magnetism and Pressure-Composition Isotherm to 1400 Atm, ibid., 161 (1980).
  11. Magnetic Characteristics of R6Mn23 Hydrides (R = Gd, Ho and Er), F. Pourarian, E. B. Boltich, W. E. Wallace, R. S. Craig and S. K. Malik, J. Mag. Mag. Mat. 21, 128 (1980).
  12. Magnetostrictive Strains in Some Light Rare Earth Aluminum Laves Phase Compounds, J. Mag. Mag. Mat. 24, 43 (1981).
  13. Appearance of Spontaneous Ferromagnetism in Non-stoichiometric ZrCo2, H. Fujii, F. Pourarian and W. E. Wallace, ibid., 93 (1981).
  14. Influence of Hydrogen on Structure and Magnetic Properties of Ho6Fe23 and Er6Fe23, E. B. Boltich, F. Pourarian, W. E. Wallace, H. K. Smith and S. K. Malik, Solid State Commun. 40, 117 (1981).
  15. Stability and Magnetism of Hydrides of Non- stoichiometric ZrMn2, F. Pourarian, H. Fujii, W. E. Wallace, V. K. Sinha and H. K. Smith, J. Chem. 85, 3101 (1981).
  16. Magnetic Christallographic and Hydrogen Storage Characteristics of Zr1-xTixMn2, H. Fujii, F. Pourarian, V. K. Sinha and W. E. Wallace, ibid., 3112 (1981).
  17. Magnetostrictive Strain and Thermal Expansion in NdCo5 in the Spin Reorientation Temperature Region, F. Pourarian, M. V. Satyanarana and W. E. Wallace, J. Mag. Mag. Mat. 25, 113 (1981).
  18. Magnetic Characteristics of RCo2-xFex-Hydrides (r = Tb, Dy), F. Pourarian, W. E. Wallace and S. K. Malik, J. Less-Common Met. 83, 95 (1981).
  19. Magnetic and Christallographic Characteristics of Tb6-xYxMn23 Alloys, E. B. Bpltich, W. E. Wallace, F. Pourarian and S. K. Malik, J. Mag. Mag. Mat. 25, 295 (1982).
  20. Magnetic Behavior of Laves Phase Fex (R = Ho, Er) Compounds and Their Hydrides, F. Pourarian, W. E. Wallace and S> K. Malik, ibid., 299 (1982).
  21. Effect of Hydrogen Absorption on the Magnetic Properties of ZrMn2-xFex Ternaries with C14 Structure, H. Fujii, V.K. sinha, F. Pourarian and w.E. Wallace, J. Less Common Metals 85, 43 (1982).
  22. Effect of Hydrogen Absorption on the Magnetic Propertied of Zr((Fe1-xAlx)2 Compounds, H. Fujii, F.Pourarian and W.E. Wallace, J. Mag. Mag. Mat27, 215 (1982).
  23. Hydrogen Storage in CeNi5-xCux, F. Pourarian and W.E. Wallace, J. Less –Common Metals 87, 275 (1982).
  24. Hydrogenation Characteristicsof Zr1-xTiXMnFe Alloys, V.K Sinha, F. Pourarian, and W. E. Wallace, ibid, 283 (1982).
  25. Hydrogen Absorbtion by ZrMn2Fex, V. K. sinha, F. Pourarian, J. Phys. Chem. 85, 4952 (1982).
  26. Hydrogen Absorption by ZrMn2MnyFex, F. Pourarian, V. K. Sinha and W. E. Wallace, ibid, 4956 (1982).
  27. Photoemission Studies of LaNi5-xCux Alloys and Relation to Hydride Formation, W. E. Wallace and F. Pourarian, ibid., 4958 (1982).
  28. Influence of Hydrogen absorption on Magnetic Ordering in Some Zr-based Laves Phase Compounds, H. Fujii, F. Pourarian and W. E. Wallace, J. Less. Common Metals 88, 187 (1982).
  29. Kinetics and Thermodynamics of ZrMn2- Based Hydrides, F. Pourarian, V. K. Sinha, W. E. Wallace and H. K. Smiyh, ibid., 451 (1982).
  30. Anomalies in Behavior of Non-Stoichiometric Systems ZrMn2T0.8 ( T= Mn, Fe, Co, Ni and Cu), F. Pourarian, W. E. Wallace, Sol. State Comuni. 45 223 (1983).
  31. Calorimetric Enthalpiesof of Zr-based Hydrides of Laves Phase Structure, A. T. Pedziwiatr, W. E. Wallace and R. S. Craig, J. Solid State Chem. 46, 336 (1983).
  32. Hydrogenation Entropies of the ZrMn2+y Systems, F. Pourarian, V. K. Sinha, W. E. Wallace and A. T. Pedziwiatr, in Electronic Structure and Properties of hydrogen in Metals, P. Jena and C. b. Satterthwaite, eds., Plenum Publishing Corp. (1983), P. 385.
  33. Hydride Formation in Zr1-xCexMnx (x=0.2 and 0.3), F. Pouarian and W. E. Wallace, J. Less-Common Metals 91, 223 (1983).
  34. Mossbauer and Proton NMR Studies of Zr-Based Ternary Hydrides, D. rambabu, R. Nagarajan, S. K. Vijayraghavan, F. Pourarian and W. E. Wallace, J. Mag. Mag. Mat. 31 759 (1983).
  35. Hydrogen Sorption Properties of Non-Stoichiometric ZrMn2-Based Systems, F. Pourarian, V. K. Sinha and W. E. Wallace, J.s Common Metals 96, 237 (1983).
  36. Magnetization Behavior of RFe3-Hydrides (R = Tb, Er and Tm), S. K. Malik, F. Pourarian, and W. E. Wallace, J. Less Common Metals 96, 237 (1983).
  37. Magnetic Properties of Zr(Cr1-xCox)2 Alloys and Their Hydrides, S. Hirosawa, F. Pourarian, V. K. Sinha and W. E. Wallace, J. Mag. Mag. Mat., 38, 159 (1983).
  38. Recent Advances in the Study of the Magnetism of Lanthanide Intermetallics and Their Hydrides, W. E. Wallace, H. Fujii, E. B. Boltich, S. Hirosawa, F. Pourarian, M. Merches, E. Oswald, E. Scwab, and M. V. Satyanaryana, in Proceeding of the International Conference on Magnetism of Rare Earths and Actinides, E. Burzo and Rogalski, eds., CIP-AP, Vol. 4 (1983), P.1.
  39. Hydrogenation Characteristics of the Hyperstoichiometric ZrCRFeTx System (T = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, and Cu), F. Pourarian and W. E. Wallace, J. Sol. State Chem. 55 181, (1984).
  40. Magnetic Characteristics of Hyperstoichiometric ZrCrFeT0.8 (T = Mn,Fe,Co and Ni) and Hydrides, S. Hirosawa, F. Pourarian, and W. E. Wallace, J. Mag. Mag. Mat., 43, 187 (1984).
  41. Magnetic Characteristics of CeNi5-xCux (X = 0, 1,2,2.5,3 and 4) Alloys and their Hydrides, A. T. Pedziwiatr, F. Pourarian, and W. E. Wallace, J. Appl. Phys., 55, 1987 (1984).
  42. Magnetic Properties of RNi4Fe Alloys (R = La, Ce, or Y), F. Pourarian, A. T. Pedziwiatr, and W. E. Wallace, ibid, 1981 (1984).
  43. Effect of Fe Substitution on the Magnetic Characteristics of Some RNi5 Alloys ( R= Pr Or Nd), F. Pourarian, A.T.  Pedziwatr,  and W. E Wallace, IEEE, Trans, Mag. 20, 1446 (1984).
  44. Hydrogen Sorption Characteristics of Zr1-xTix (Cr1-yFey)2, F. Pourarian and W. E. Wallace, J. Less Common Met. 107, 69 (1985).
  45. The Chrystallographic, Thermodynamic and Kinetic Properties of the Zr1-xTixCrFe-H2 System, G. Y. Yu, F. Pourarian and W. E. Wallace, J. Less Common Met. 106, 79 (1985).
  46. Influence of Hydrogen Absorption on Magnetic Properties of (Zr(Fe1-xVx)2 Ternaries, H. Fujii, Okamoto, W. E. Wallace, F. Pourarian, T. Morisaki, J. Mag. Mag. Mat. 46, 245 (1985).
  47. The effect of Substitution of Mn or Al on the Hydrogen Sorption Characteristics of CeNi5, F. Pourarian and W. E. Wallace, Intl. J. Hydrogen Energy, 10, 49 (1985).
  48. Surface Characterization of Methanation Catalysts  formed by Oxidation of Nickle-Cerium Intermetallics, M. Howalla, C. L. Kibby, F. Pourarian, L. Petrakis and D. M. Hercules, Proc. Of the 9th Canadian Symp. On Cat., Vol. 19, (1984) 243.
  49. Stability of Some Ternary and Quaternary CeNi5-Based Hydride System, F. Pourarian and W. E. Wallace, Intl. J. Hydrogen Energy, 12, 289 (1986).
  50. Influence of Hydrogen on the Magnetic Characteristics of R2Fe14B (R=Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm or Y) Systems, F. Pourarian, M. W. Huang and W. E. Wallace, J. Less CommonMet., 120, 63 (1986).
  51. Magnetic and Chrystallographic Characteristics of CeNi5-xMx (M = Fe or Mn) and the Hydrides, F. Pourarian, M. Z. Lin, B. Z. Lu, M. Q. Huang and W. E. Wallace, J. Sol. St. Chem. 65, 111 (1986).
  52. Recent Magnetic Studies of ComplexMetal Hydrides, W. E. Wallace, F. Pourarian, A. T. Pedziwiatr and E. B. Boltich, J. Less Common Met., 130, 33 (1987).
  53. Magnetic Properties of 2:14 and 2:17 and the Hydrides, W. E. Wallace, T. T. Pedziwiatr, E. B. Boltich, F. Pourarian, and S. Y. Jiang,
  54. Magnetic Anisotropy and Spin Reorientation in Nd2-xPrxCo14B, F. Pourarian, S. G. Sankar, A. T. Pedziwiatr, E. B. Boltich, and W. E. Wallace, Materials Rsearch Soc. Symp. Proc. 96 103 (1987).
  55. Effect of Hydrogen on Magnetic Propertiesof Quaternry Pr2Fe14-xCoxB Compounds, F. Pourarian, S. Y. Jiang and W. E. Wallace, ibid., 231 (1987).
  56. Hard Magnetic Materials for Sensors and Activator Applications, S. G. Sankar, R. Obermyer, E. B. Boltich, F. Pourarian, and W. E. Wallace, Annual Meeting of American Ceramic Society, April 1987.
  57. Magnetic and Crystallographic, Properties of R2-xPrxCo14B (R= Tb, Dy, Ho and Tm), S. Y. Jiang, F. Pourarian, E. B. Boltich, and W. E. Wallace, IEEE Trans. Mag. MAG-23, 35, 2720 (1987).
  58. Effect of Dy and Co Substitutions on the Spin Reorientation Phenomena in Tm2Fe14B Alloys, F. Pourarian, S. Y. Jiang, S. G. Sankar, and W. E. Wallace, Sol. State Commun. 63, 1119 (1987).
  1. Influence of Hydrogen on the Magnetic Properties of Hyperstoichiometric ZrMn2T0.8 (T= Fe, Co, Ni and Cu), L. Y. Zhang, A. T. Pedziwiatr, F. Pourarian, and W. E. Wallace, J. Mag. Mag. Mat., 68 309 (1987).
  2. Magnetic Behavior of R2Fe14B Hydrides (R = Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho and Er), L. Y. Zhang, F. Pourarian, and W. E. Wallace, J. Mag. Mag. Mat., 71, 203 (1987).
  3. Structure and Magnetic Properties of Quaternary Pr2-xRxCo14B (R= Dy and Er) Systems and their Hydrides, F. Pourarian, S. Y. Jiang, S. G. Sankar ans W. E. Wallace, J. Appl. Phys., 63, 3972 (1988).
  4. Prediction of Magnetic Phase Diagrams of Selected (RxR1-x)2Fe14B Systems, E. B. Boltich, F. Pourarian, R. T. Obermyer, S. G. Sankar and W. E. Wallace, J. Appl. Phys.., 63, 3964 (1988).