Honors & Awards


  • NSERC postdoctoral fellowship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) (2016-2018)
  • Vanier Canada graduate scholarship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) (2010-2013)
  • Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF), University of British Columbia (2009-2013)
  • International Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) award, International Energy Agency (IEA) (2012)
  • National elite foundation award, Iran Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (2010)
  • Merit-based entrance scholarship award for the best graduate student entrance, Chemical & Biological Engineering Department, University of British Columbia (2009)
  • Top student (1st place) award, Iran University of Science & Technology (2004-2007)

Professional Education


  • Management Sub-Specialization, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2015)
  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Chemical & Biological Engineering (Energy & Environment) (2014)
  • M.A.Sc., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Chemical & Biological Engineering (Energy & Environment) (2009)
  • B.Sc., Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Chemical Engineering (Process Design) (2007)

Stanford Advisors


All Publications


  • Multiphase reactors for biomass processing and thermochemical conversions Multiphase Reactor Engineering for Clean and Low-Carbon Energy Applications Bi, X., Masnadi, M. Wiley. 2017; 1: 331–375
  • CO2 enhanced oil recovery: a catalyst for gigatonnescale carbon capture and storage deployment? Energy & Environmental Science Kolster, C., Masnadi, M., Krevor, S., Mac Dowell, N., Brandt, A. 2017
  • Climate impacts of oil extraction increase significantly with oilfield age Nature Climate Change Masnadi, M., Brandt, A. 2017; 7: 551–556

    View details for DOI 10.1038/nclimate3347

  • Energetic productivity dynamics of global super-giant oilfields Energy & Environmental Science Masnadi, M., Brandt, A. 2017; 10 (6): 1493-1504

    View details for DOI 10.1039/C7EE01031A

  • Oil Production Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimator OPGEE v2.0a, User guide & technical documentation El-Houjeiri, H., Masnadi, M., Vafi, K., Duffy, J., Brandt, A. Stanford University. 2017
  • From coal towards renewables: Catalytic/synergistic effects during steam co-gasification of switchgrass and coal in a pilot-scale bubbling fluidized bed RENEWABLE ENERGY Masnadi, M. S., Grace, J. R., Bi, X. T., Lim, C. J., Ellis, N., Li, Y. H., Watkinson, A. P. 2015; 83: 918-930
  • Mineral matter interactions during co-pyrolysis of coal and biomass and their impact on intrinsic char co-gasification reactivity CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL Ellis, N., Masnadi, M. S., Roberts, D. G., Kochanek, M. A., Ilyushechkin, A. Y. 2015; 279: 402-408
  • Biomass/coal steam co-gasification integrated with in-situ CO2 capture ENERGY Masnadi, M. S., Grace, J. R., Bi, X. T., Ellis, N., Lim, C. J., Butler, J. W. 2015; 83: 326-336
  • From fossil fuels towards renewables: Inhibitory and catalytic effects on carbon thermochemical conversion during co-gasification of biomass with fossil fuels APPLIED ENERGY Masnadi, M. S., Grace, J. R., Bi, X. T., Lim, C. J., Ellis, N. 2015; 140: 196-209
  • Single-fuel steam gasification of switchgrass and coal in a bubbling fluidized bed: A comprehensive parametric reference for co-gasification study ENERGY Masnadi, M. S., Grace, J. R., Bi, X. T., Lim, C. J., Ellis, N., Li, Y. H., Watkinson, A. P. 2015; 80: 133-147
  • Co-gasification of biosolids with biomass: Thermogravimetric analysis and pilot scale study in a bubbling fluidized bed reactor BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY Yu, M. M., Masnadi, M. S., Grace, J. R., Bi, X. T., Lim, C. J., Li, Y. 2015; 175: 51-58
  • Investigation of air and airsteam gasification of high carbon wood ash in a fluidized bed reactor Energy and Environment Research James, A., Helle, S., Thring, R., Rutherford, M., Masnadi, M. 2014; 4 (1)
  • Fuel characterization and co-pyrolysis kinetics of biomass and fossil fuels FUEL Masnadi, M. S., Habibi, R., Kopyscinski, J., Hill, J. M., Bi, X., Lim, C. J., Ellis, N., Grace, J. R. 2014; 117: 1204-1214
  • Co-gasification of Biomass and Non-biomass Feedstocks: Synergistic and Inhibition Effects of Switchgrass Mixed with Sub-bituminous Coal and Fluid Coke During CO2 Gasification ENERGY & FUELS Habibi, R., Kopyscinski, J., Masnadi, M. S., Lam, J., Grace, J. R., Mims, C. A., Hill, J. M. 2013; 27 (1): 494-500

    View details for DOI 10.1021/ef301567h

    View details for Web of Science ID 000317327700057

  • Gas-Solid Flow Distribution through Identical Vertical Passages: Modeling and Stability Analysis AICHE JOURNAL Masnadi, M. S., Elyasi, S., Grace, J. R., Bi, X. 2010; 56 (8): 2039-2051

    View details for DOI 10.1002/aic.12131

    View details for Web of Science ID 000279968000009

  • Distribution of multi-phase gas solid flow across identical parallel cyclones: Modeling and experimental study SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY Masnadi, M. S., Grace, J. R., Elyasi, S., Bi, X. 2010; 72 (1): 48-55