After earning his BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Reza had worked in different industries for several years including consulting firms designing municipal water and wastewater systems; construction and maintenance of HVAC systems and sales and marketing of paint and plastics additives.
He then entered the PhD program at the Illinois Institute of Technology during which he showed interest in computational physics and mathematical modeling. During his study at IIT he was involved in an industry/academy/national lab consortium commissioned to develop and establish a computational fluid dynamics code for multiphase flows. After receiving his PhD, Reza worked part time as a post-doc at IIT and at Gas Technology Institute utilizing his mathematical modeling skills.
Reza has been working at UOP since 2003 where he is responsible for CFD modeling and analysis of different refinery units with emphasis on multiphase flows. Reza has also taught transport phenomena as an adjunct professor at UIC in Chicago. During his years at IIT till now, Reza has presented his work at AIChE meetings and chemical engineering journals and has also reviewed papers for different journal and meetings. He is also an active member of the AIChE national and Chicago local section. He has served as the Chicago section and PTF area 3B chair and other voluntary positions and is currently actively involved with PTF and CEOC. Reza is recently elected as PTF vice-chair.