Morteza Hadian

PhD candidate
Eindhoven University of Technology

About myself  

I grew up in my home town, Tabas (Iran), until the age of 18. I earned my BSc and MSc in chemical engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. I have moved to the Netherlands since late 2017, and I started as an ARC-CBBC member in early 2019. Football (both playing and watching), photography, travel and technology are my biggest interests.

As a researcher I am passionate about

I am passionate about sustainable development and environmentally-friendly processes. That is the reason I worked in the field of environmental engineering for my Master’s thesis and, after that, on the novel reactor concepts for hydrogen production integrated with CO2 capture at the TU/e.

At the moment I work on

Currently, I am working on the experimental proof of concept and multiscale modeling of the catalytic decomposition of methane. Within this process, natural gas, which is responsible for a large amount of CO2 emission into the atmosphere, converts to hydrogen, which is a clean fuel, and nanocarbon materials, which are valuable materials with many applications. Based on the feedstock of natural gas, there will be zero or even negative carbon emission resulting from this process. Additionally, I am working on the modeling of this complex process in different length scales, from single particle to the whole reactor, and also on validation of the model using lab scale experiments.

Within ARC CBBC, I wish to accomplish

I hope my project for ARC-CBBC leads to a better understanding of the catalytic methane decomposition process and a chance to overcome the main barriers ahead of the process. If I achieve these results, the industries may become willing to develop it more and make it ready to be used on a wider basis. As a long-term result, I hope my efforts help our planet stay green and sustainable forever.