David Simakov

Assistant Professor

Contact InformationDavid Simakov

Phone: 519-888-4567 x37048
Location: E6 2020


Research Interests

  • Biochemical and biomedical engineering
  • Emerging catalytic materials for CO2 activation
  • Nano-structure catalysts for thermo-catalytic conversion of CO2
  • Reactor design for CO2 conversion into renewable natural gas and methanol
  • System design for production of renewable synthetic fuels from biogas
  • Emerging catalytic nano-materials
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Green Reaction Engineering
  • Reactor design
  • Renewable synthetic fuels


  • 2010, Doctorate, Chemical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
  • 2004, Master of Science, Chemical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology


  • CHE 314 - Chemical Reaction Engineering
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018
  • CHE 660 - Principles of Biochemical Engineering
    • Taught in 2017
  • CHE 102 - Chemistry for Engineers
    • Taught in 2018
  • CHE 361 - Bioprocess Engineering
    • Taught in 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Walker, Sean B and Sun, Duo and Kidon, Dominika and Siddiqui, Ashar and Kuner, Amrit and Fowler, Michael and Simakov, David SA, Upgrading biogas produced at dairy farms into renewable natural gas by methanation, International Journal of Energy Research, 2018
  • Simakov, David SA and Román-Leshkov, Yuriy, Highly Efficient Methane Reforming over a Low-loading Ru/γ-Al2O3 Catalyst in a Pd-Ag Membrane Reactor, AIChE Journal, 2018
  • Sun, Duo and Simakov, David SA, Thermal management of a Sabatier reactor for CO2 conversion into CH4: Simulation-based analysis, Journal of CO2 Utilization, 21, 2017, 368 - 382
  • Sun, Duo and Khan, Faisal Mohamed and Simakov, David SA, Heat removal and catalyst deactivation in a Sabatier reactor for chemical fixation of CO2: Simulation-based analysis, Chemical Engineering Journal, 329, 2017, 165 - 177
  • Said, Syed AM and Simakov, David SA and Waseeuddin, Mohammed and Román-Leshkov, Yuriy, Solar molten salt heated membrane reformer for natural gas upgrading and hydrogen generation: A CFD model, Solar Energy, 124, 2016, 163 - 176