I obtained my B.S. in Chemical Engineering (Petrochemistry) at University of Arak in Iran. After that, I went to France to continue my education in 2000. I earned a Master’s degree in Analytical & Material Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Chemistry (Catalysis) at University of Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg (France) in 2005. My thesis was financed by Total Company and the research subject was Fischer-Tropsch reaction (transformation the natural gas to oil). I worked one year as a postdoctoral researcher at Laboratory of LMSPC in France. The research was using a new catalyst to transform Methanol to Olefins. I came to the US in 2006. I have worked at San Joaquin Refining Company as a chemical engineer in Bakersfield, California (2006-2015). My first experience in education was teaching chemistry and math at a high school in Iran for two years (1998-2000). Then, I have taught as an adjunct instructor at Bakersfield College since August 2007. I have also taught chemistry at Mt. San Antonio College in Los Angeles from 2008 to 2013. In addition, I have taught chemistry at CSUB (California State University of Bakersfield) from 2013 to 2015. I am glad to be participating in these challenging experiences.

During my education/researches/jobs, I have worked with these instruments:
Gas Phase Chromatography (GC), Mass Spectrometry (MS), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), UV-VIS Spectroscopy, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), X-rays Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Specific surface area measurement and porosimetry by N2 adsorption (BET), X-Rays Diffraction (XRD), Temperature Programmed Oxidation (TPO), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM).