Adsorption and Separation Lab

Rezaei Group

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Research Focus


Dr. Rezaei's research focus broadly lies at the interface of chemical, materials science and environmental engineering, where the overall goal of her group is to develop advanced materials and processes for clean energy and sustainable chemical processes. In particular, Dr. Rezaei's research relates to fundamental and applied aspects of adsorption, separations, and reaction in both gas and liquid systems.


Adsorptive Gas Separation

  • Structured adsorbents for CO2 capture
  • Adsorptive separation of light hydrocarbons
  • Natural gas purification and storage
  • SOx/NOx adsorption
  • Indoor air quality control
  • VOCs emission control
  • Hybrid materials for gas separation and reaction

Adsorptive Liquid Separation

  • Adsorptive separation of bio-alcohols from aqueous solutions
  • Adsorptive removal of emerging contaminants from wastewater
  • Separation of isomers

Process Design, Modeling and Optimization

  • Modeling, simulation and optimization of PSA, TSA, and VSA
  • Modeling, simulation and optimization of membrane-based separation processes

Latest News


  • November 2017: Harshul successfully defended his PhD dissertation, congratulations!
  • October 2017: Ahmed presented his research at 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis
  • October 2017: Dr. Rezaei has been awarded a NASA-EPSCoR grant
  • October 2017: Harshul presented his research at 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering in Spain
  • September 2017: Our paper has been accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, congratulations to the team! [Link]
  • August 2017: Our paper has been accepted for publication in Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, congratulations to the team! [Link]
  • July 2017: Qasim successfully passed his qualifying exam!
  • July 2017: Our paper has been accepted for publication in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, congratulations to the team! [Link]
  • June 2017: Our work has been featured in PHYS.ORG
  • June 2017: Dr Rezaei gave an invited talk at CCU workshop at University of Western Cape, South Africa
  • June 2017: Our lab is hosting a high school girl over the summer, welcome Talia!
  • May 2017: Shane joined the Group as a PhD student, welcome!
  • May 2017: Our paper has been accepted for publication in Chemical Engineering & Technology, congratulations to the team! [Link]
  • April 2017: Harshul successfully passed his comprehensive exam!
  • April 2017: Ahmed successfully passed his qualifying exam!
  • April 2017: Our paper has been accepted for publication in Indoor Air, congratulations to the team! [Link]
  • April 2017: Amit successfully defended his Masters thesis, Congratulations!
  • April 2017: Our work has been featured in S&T News
  • April 2017: Our paper has been accepted for publication in Separation and Purification Technology, congratulations to the team! [Link]
  • March 2017: Our paper has been accepted for publication in Energy & Fuels, congratulations to the team![Link]
  • March 2017: Harshul, Amit and Ani presented their research at 2017 AIChE Midwest Regional Conference in Chicago
  • February 2017: Our paper has been accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, congratulations to the team![Link]
  • January 2017: Our paper has been accepted for publication in Energy Technology, congratulations to the team! [Link]
  • December 2016: Pavi successfully defended her Masters thesis, Congratulations!
  • November 2016: Dr Rezaei gave a seminar talk at St. Louis University
  • November 2016: Our paper has been accepted for publication in Chemical Engineering Journal, congratulations to the team! [Link]
  • October 2016: Mana joined the Group, welcome!
  • October 2016: Dr. Rezaei was awarded a seed grant from Missouri S&T for her Innovation Proposal
  • September 2016: Shane was awarded a NASA-Missouri Undergraduate Research Internship, Congratulations Shane!
  • September 2016: Our paper has been accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, congratulations to the team! [Link]
  • September 2016: Dr Rezaei gave a seminar talk at Mizzou in Columbia
  • July 2016: Dr Rezaei has been appointed as the Associate Editor for the journal of Adsorption Science & Technology
  • July 2016: Our paper has been accepted for publication in Energy Technology, congratulations to the team! [Link]
  • June 2016: Our lab is hosting two high school girls over the summer, welcome Kaithlyn and Moushumi!
  • June 2016: Pavi received the 3rd place in Student Paper Award at the IC EST 2016 in Houston, Congratulations Pavi!
  • June 2016: Dr. Rezaei gave a seminar talk at FOA 12 Conference in Friedrichshafen, Germany
  • June 2016: Pavi gave a presentation titled "Advanced Buffer Materials for CO2 Control in Commercial Buildings" at the International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology in Houston
  • May 2016: Our book chapter has been accepted for publication in Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications, congratulations to the team!
  • April 2016: Harshul successfully passed his qualifying exam!
  • April 2016: Timon won the second place at the 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Competition at Missouri S&T, Congratulations Timon!
  • April 2016: Patrick and Morgan became OURE Fellows, Congratulations!
  • April 2016: Patrick won the second place in the Mid-America AIChE Regional Paper Competition, Congratulations Patrick!
  • March 2016: Our paper has been published in ChemSusChem, congratulations to the team! [Link]
  • March 2016: Morgan, Stephen and Patrick presented their work in the Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol event in Jefferson City
  • February 2016: Dr. Rezaei gave an invited talk at Washington University in St. Louis
  • October 2015: Dr. Rezaei gave an invited talk at Colloquium at Physics, Missouri S&T
  • October 2015: Harshul joined the Group, welcome!
  • October 2015: Anirudh joined the Group, welcome!
  • October 2015: Dr. Rezaei gave an invited talk at the 8th Sino-US Joint Chemical Engineering Conference in Shanghai, China
  • October 2015: Stephen was awarded a NASA-Missouri Undergraduate Research Internship, Congratulations Stephen!
  • October 2015: Ahmed joined the Group, welcome!
  • September 2015: Dr. Rezaei has been awarded a NASA-EPSCoR grant
  • September 2015: Timon joined the Group, welcome!
  • August 2015: Dr. Rezaei has been awarded an NSF grant
  • August 2015: Our paper has been published in Energy&Fuels, congratulations to the team! [DOI link]
  • August 2015: Stephen joined the Group, welcome!
  • June 2015: Dr. Rezaei has been awarded The University of Missouri Research Board grant
  • April 2015: Morgan's application for 2015-2016 OURE Program has been accepted, Congratulations Morgan!
  • April 2015: Patrick won the first place at the 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Competition at Missouri S&T, Congratulations Patrick!
  • January 2015: Amit and Pavithra joined the Group, welcome!
  • October 2014: Dr. Rezaei gave an invited talk at Environmental Research Center, Missouri S&T