Iman Noshadi

Iman Noshadi

Iman Noshadi

Assistant Professor


  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, USA    2015-2016
  • Ph.D. - University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA    2011-2015
  • M.S. - University Technology Malaysia, JB, Malaysia    2009-2011
  • B.Sc - Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran  2001-2005

Research Interests:

  • Physical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Organic and Hybrid Materials
  • Catalyst and Biomaterial Synthesis


  • Sophomore Engineering Clinic I & II
  • Junior-Senior Engineering Clinic I & II
  • Thermodynamics I
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering


  1. I Noshadi, B Kanjilal, T Jafari, E Moharreri, N Khakpash, T Jiang, S Suib. Hydrophobic Mesoporous Adsorbent based on Cyclic Amine - Divinylbenzene Copolymer for Highly Efficient Siloxane Removal. RSC Advances. 2016.
  2. I Noshadi, B Kanjilal, C Liu, C Qi , F Liu. Efficient and low cost nanoporous carbon based solid acid derived from waste cow manure and their applications for catalyzing biomass transformation. Accepted. Applied Catalysis A. 2015.
  3. I Noshadi, S Du , B Kanjilal, GM Bollas , SL Suib, A Provatas, F Liu, RS Parnas. Catalyzed production of biodiesel and bio-chemicals from brown grease using Ionic Liquid functionalized ordered mesoporous polymer. Applied Energy. 2014. 129, 112-122.
  4. I Noshadi, NAS Amin, RS Parnas. Continuous production of biodiesel from waste cooking oil in a reactive distillation column catalyzed by solid heteropolyacid: Optimization using response surface methodology (RSM). Fuel 94, 156-164, 2012.
  5. I Noshadi, RK Kumar, B Kanjilal, R Parnas, H Liu, J Li, F Liu. Transesterification Catalyzed by Superhydrophobic?Oleophilic Mesoporous Polymeric Solid Acids: An Efficient Route for Production of Biodiesel. Catalysis Letters, 1-6, 2013.
  6. T Jafari, I Noshadi (co-first author), N Khakpash, S Suib, Superhydrophobic and Stable Mesoporous Polymeric Adsorbent for Siloxane Removal. Journal of Material Chemistry A. Accepted 2015.
  7. B Kanjilal, I Noshadi, EJ Bautista, R Srivastava, RS Parnas. Batch, design optimization, and DNA sequencing study for continuous 1, 3-propanediol productions from waste glycerol by a soil-based inoculum. Applied microbiology and biotechnology. In press 2015.
  8. B Kanjilal, I Noshadi, A Asandai, R Parnas, Allylcycohexylamine functionalized siloxane polymer and its phase separated blend as pervaporation membranes for 1, 3-propanediol enrichment from binary aqueous mixtures. Journal of Membrane Science. Accepted. 2015.
  9. F Liu, W Kong, L Wang, Xianfeng Yi, I Noshadi, A Zheng, C Qi. Efficient biomass transformations catalyzed by graphene-like nanoporous carbons functionalized with strong acid ionic liquids and sulfonic groups. Green Chem., 2015,17, 480-489.
  10. F Liu,   RK Kamat, I Noshadi,  D Peck,  RS. Parnas,  A Zheng,  Chenze Qi and   Yao Lin. Depolymerization of crystalline cellulose catalyzed by acidic ionic liquids grafted onto sponge-like nanoporous polymers. Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 8456.
  11. F Liu, A Zheng, I Noshadi, FS Xiao. Design and synthesis of hydrophobic and stable mesoporous polymeric solid acid with ultra strong acid strength and excellent catalytic activities for biomass transformation. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 136, 193-201, 2013.

Contact Information


Phone: 860-617-5616

Office: Rowan Hall 335


Research Group:

Resume: noshadi-resume.pdf