Researcher biography

Humair Nadeem is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Minerals and Energy Resources Processing at the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland. Humair Nadeem obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering under the supervision of Profs Theodore J. Heindel and Shankar Subramaniam from Iowa State University (USA) where he was associated with the Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education (CoMFRE). He also holds a Masters in Energy Systems Engineering from Iowa State University (USA) and a Masters by Research from Masdar Institute (Khalifa University, UAE).

During his PhD he developed a non-invasive method to quantify mixing of granular materials using X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) along with a particle scale mixing index. He also devised an inline mixture homogeneity measurement technique using X-ray particle tracking (XPT). From 2012 to 2015 Humair worked at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and experimentally and computationally investigated the onset and transition of different multiphase flow regimes in Trickle Bed Reactors (TBRs).

Humair's current research interests include deaeration, dewatering and floatation processes in minerals recovery. He is currently working on projects funded by the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) and addresses issues of persistent froth which occurs in minerals and energy resources processing and presents both operational challenges and safety risks. His research is generally focussed on two and three phase flow systems in the minerals resources processing and the design and optimization of said equipment. His other research interests include non-destructive analysis techniques, statistical methods and data analysis, CFD modelling, image processing, and lifecycle assessments of energy systems