FERIDOUN FAHIMINIA -- After receiving B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Tehran University, I worked as a process engineer in B.I.C, a Vegetable Oil Producer company, for four years. During that period, I was responsible for developing and maintaining key utilities such as gas pipelines, cooling towers, water treatment, steam lines, and condensate return lines. In 2001, I was admitted as a Ph.D candidate in Chemical Engineering Department at UBC (Vancouver, Canada). My research thesis was in Heat Exchanger Fouling under the supervision of professors A. P. Watkinson and Norman Epstein. After graduating from UBC in 2006, I joined NOVA Chemicals Research & Technology Centre as a research scientist. Since then, I’ve been involved in fouling related projects as well as various plant support activities.