Dr Vahid Razaviarani

PhD in Environmental Engineering

Assistant Professor
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Vahid Razaviarani


Assistant Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department


Dr Vahid Razaviarani holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada and a MSc and BSc in Chemical Engineering, with majors in biotechnology and process design respectively.

He served for two years as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University. Prior to joining Princeton, Dr Vahid  worked for one year as a research assistant at the Edmonton Center of Excellence, Alberta, Canada. He also holds P.Eng licence, a Canadian professional engineering licence and practises as a professional engineer.


Sustainability and Waste-to-Energy processes

Algae-based cultivation, CO2 capture and phycoremediation

Carbon sequestration and reclamation of organic waste

Desalination, microbial desalination cell and membrane technologies

Chemical, physical and microbial contaminant fate and transformation of organic compounds

Water/wastewater reused and reclamation

Microbial Electrochemical Systems and Technologies


Coupled fenton-denitrification process for the removal of organic matter and total nitrogen from coke plant wastewater, Chemosphere, 2019.

Denitrification of Nitric Oxide Using Hollow Fiber Membrane Bioreactor; Effect of Nitrate and Nitric Oxide Loadings on the Reactor Performance and Microbiology, Waste and Biomass Valorization, 2018.

Benefits to decomposition rates when using digestate as compost co-feedstock: Part II–Focus on microbial community dynamics, Waste Management, 2017.

Calibration of the Anaerobic Digestion Model No. 1 (ADM1) for steady-state anaerobic co-digestion of municipal wastewater sludge with restaurant grease trap waste, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2015.

Anaerobic co-digestion of biodiesel waste glycerin with municipal wastewater sludge: Microbial community structure dynamics and reactor performance, Bioresource Technology, 2015.