Jalil Shadbahr

Roles and responsibilities

Experienced Process Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry focusing on biofuels, life cycle analysis, and feasibility study of renewable sources of energy.

Current research and/or projects

Development of meta-data documentation for low-carbon fuel pathways

Research and/or project statements

  • Conduct life cycle inventory analysis to develop GHGenius low carbon fuels meta-data into distinct ISO-14048 compaint unit processes
  • Establish the database framework and prepare the progress report for the project pertaining government partnerships


  • Ph.D. in Process Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2017
  • M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2009
  • B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2007

Professional activities/interests

  • Biofuels
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Industrial Collaboration
  • Experimental Research


  • Research Associate, National Research Council Canada (NRC)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Lead Process Engineer), Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland


Certificate in University Teaching Award, Department of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada (2016)


Professional Engineer (P.Eng), Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL)

Master of Engineering Management in the field of Health, Safety and Environment Management System, National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company

Key publications

Multi-Objective Optimization of Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation in Bioethanol Production; Jalil Shadbahr, Yan Zhang, Faisal Khan, Kelly Hawboldt. (2018). , Renewable Energy, 125: 100-107.

Kinetic Modeling and Dynamic Analysis of Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation of Cellulose to Bioethanol; Jalil Shadbahr, Faisal Khan, Yan Zhang. (2017). Energy Conversion and Management, 141: 236-243.

Interactive Influence of Enzyme Loading and Initial Concentration of Fermentable Sugars on Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation of Cellulose to Ethanol; Jalil Shadbahr, Yan Zhang, Faisal Khan. (2016). International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, 7(6): 383- 387.

Life Cycle Assessment of Bioethanol Production from Woodchips with Modifications in the Pretreatment Process; Jalil Shadbahr, Yan Zhang, Faisal Khan, (2015). Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 175:1080–1091.

Effects of Pretreatment Methods on the Environmental Impacts of Lignocellulosic Ethanol from Woodchips, Jalil Shadbahr, YAn Zhang, Faisal Khan, 63rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference; Fredericton, Canada (2013).

Development of a Continuous kinetic model for visbreaking reactions; Jalil Shadbahr, Loya Khosravani, Farhad Khorasheh (2011).  Scientia Iranica Journal, 18(3) 465-469.

Previous work experience

May 2017-June 2018

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow (Lead Process Engineer)

  • Mentored process engineering team in a multidisciplinary project to support manufacturing improvement and kinetic study of molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP)
  • Established standard operation procedures (SOPs) and standard manuals for continuous improvement of MIPs manufacturing process
  • Developed process engineering scope and schedule to align with project requirements
  • Developed kinetic models to better tailor the MIPs for use in environmental monitoring system
  • Managed reporting to granting agencies and contribute to the development of patent documents
  • Trained and directed work of graduate students regarding experiment design and data acquisition


Jan 2012- Apr 2017

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada

Research Process Engineer

  • Designed and performed experiments for simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) of lignocellulosic biomass to produce ethanol
  • Developed kinetic model and optimized the SSF process to produce ethanol
  • Comprehensive research on various pretreatment processes for lignocellulosic biomass
  • Comprehensive life cycle assessment of bioethanol production
  • Managed and drafted progress reports for supervisory team and funding agencies
  • Demonstrated use of laboratory equipment and enforced laboratory rules
  • Supervised laboratory works and lead discussion sections, tutorials, and laboratory sections
  • Authored and published four journal manuscripts and three conference papers

International experience and/or work

July 2011-Jan 2012

Behran Oil Company, Tehran, Iran

Process Engineer

  • Collected data and monitored performance of processes throughout production
  • Provided and deployed technical knowledge for process reliability improvement and troubleshooting the problems in various production lines
  • Inspected the construction and development of the production sites and reservoir tanks
  • Drafted technical reports and required actions for management board


Jan 2010-June 2011

Pars AB Tadbir Consultant Engineering Company, Tehran, Iran

Chemical Process Engineer

  • Designed desalination water systems for different clients based on the EPA standard
  • Drafted a comprehensive study on desalination technologies for National Water and Wastewater Company of Iran
  • Conducted technical and feasibility studies and drafted proposals for several water treatment and desalination projects
  • Revised and prepared tender documents for various projects of water and wastewater treatment plants
Jalil Shadbahr

Jalil Shadbahr

Assistant Research Officer
Clean Energy Innovation
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Preferred language: English
Other(s): Persian

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Agriculture, Biofuels, Energy, Climate change mitigation, Climate, Environment