Hamid-Reza Kariminia

Contact Information: 

Email: hrhamedaani@uwaterloo.ca 

519-888-4567 x32092

Location: E6 1004


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Biography Summary

Hamid-Reza Kariminia is a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. His diverse research area involves investigating sustainable biological solutions to address environmental problems. Prof. Kariminia has an extensive international experience in engineering consultation and worked with various industries including oils and gas, wastewater treatment, chemical manufacturing, and pharmaceutical. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, he served as an Associate Professor at the Sharif University of Technology.

Research Interests

  • Bio-electrochemical systems
  • Biodiesel production
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Bioremediation
  • Sustainable production operations



  • CHE 101 – Chemical Engineering Concepts II
    • Taught in 2022
  • CHE 102 - Chemistry for Engineers
    • Taught in 2021
  • CHE 200 – Equilibrium Stage Separations
    • Taught in 2018
  • CHE 220 – Process Data Analysis
    • Taught in 2020
  • NE 113 - Introduction to Computational Methods
    • Taught in 2022
  • CHE 663 – Bioseparations
    • Taught in 2022

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Malehghasemi, S., Kariminia, H.-R., Plechkova, N. and Ward, V., Tetrabutylphosphonium carboxylate ionic liquids for biodiesel production from microalgae oil, Biomass and Bioenergy, 150, 2021, 106126
  • Safdari, M.S., Kariminia, H.-R., Rahmati, M., Fazlollahi, F., Polasko, A., Mahendra, S., Wilding, W.V. and Fletcher, T.H., Development of bioreactors for comparative study of natural attenuation, biostimulation, and bioaugmentation of petroleum-hydrocarbon contaminated soil, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 342, 2018, 270-278
  • Dong, G.R., Kariminia, H.-R., Legge, R. L., Parker, W., Pritzker M. and Chen, Z., Enhancement of electricity generation in a microbial fuel cell using a highly active non-precious metal nitrogen-doped carbon composite catalyst as cathode, Energy & Fuels, 31, 2017, 959-967
  • Khazraee Zamanpour, M., Kariminia, H.-R. and Vosoughi, M., Electricity generation, desalination and microalgae cultivation in a biocathode-microbial desalination cell, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 5, 2017, 843-848
  • Heidari M., Kariminia H.-R. and Shayegan, J., Effect of culture age and initial inoculum size on lipid accumulation and productivity in a hybrid cultivation system of Chlorella vulgaris, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 104, 2016, 111-122
  • Rouina, M., Kariminia, H.-R., Mousavi, S.A. and Shahryari, E., Effect of electromagnetic field on membrane fouling in reverse osmosis process, Desalination, 395, 2016, 41-45
  • Graduate Studies

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