Ghazaleh Mirakhori

Ghazaleh Mirakhori

Official Title: Develop a dynamic model for polystyrene pyrolysis in a microwave-assisted reactor

Ghazaleh Mirakhori

My name is Ghazaleh Mirakhori I received my B.SC. and M.Sc. in chemical engineering from University of Tehran, Iran in 2015 and 2018. I have started my PhD in chemical engineering since May 2019 and I work on “Develop a dynamic model for polystyrene pyrolysis in a microwave-assisted reactor” My project aims to develop a mathematical model to predict the impact of hydrodynamic behavior in polystyrene pyrolysis using a microwave-assisted reactor.

Email: ghazalemirakhori@gmail.com

What was your method of explaining your thesis in 3 minutes?

I will give a general structure of my thesis. Starting with the main reason that I am working in this subject and my project’s impact on human’s life. Then, I will explain the problem that this industrial project faces right now, and, in the end, I will explain my approach to study and solve this issue.

What inspires you to do research?

I personally have concerns regarding the environmental issues, consumerism and more specifically increasing plastic waste in our daily life. For my PhD I am working on closed loop recycling of plastic waste. Working on a subject which is my personal concern makes me feel I help the society taking a step to a brighter future and save the planet.

If you have to dedicate your research to anyone from the past, present, or future, who would it be and why?

I will dedicate to my co-supervisor who is a young professor in our department. In my point of view, academia needs more professor like him. On top of many appreciable aspect of his character I should mention that he really believes in group work and not negative competition. He has this belief that we all are here to make a real change and as a group and society we are all winners. He showed me we all are human; we make mistakes and should learn from that. This attitude of him helps me to believe myself and work as hard and effective as I can.

3 Keywords to explain your thesis

Plastic waste, Closed-loop recycling, Microwave-assisted pyrolysis

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