Dr. Pejman Hadi received his PhD in 2013 from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and currently works there as a Research Associate.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
His research interests are mainly focused on adsorption phenomenon in aqueous media, wastewater treatment, waste management, waste recycling, activated carbon and materials modification/functionalization/characterization.

JOURNAL PAPERS (PUBLISHED)
P. Hadi, J. Barford, G. McKay, (2013) “Selective Heavy Metal Uptake Using an E-Waste-Based Novel Sorbent – Single, Binary and Ternary Systems.”, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Under Revision.

P. Hadi, P. Gao, J. Barford, G. McKay, (2013) “Novel Application of the Nonmetallic Fraction of the Recycled Printed Circuit Boards as a Toxic Heavy Metal Adsorbent”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 252-253, 166-170.

P. Hadi, J. Barford, G. McKay, (2013) “Synergistic Effect in the Simultaneous Removal of Binary Cobalt-Nickel Heavy Metals from Effluents by a Novel E-Waste-Derived Material”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 228, 140-146.

P. Hadi, J. Barford, G. McKay, (2013) “Toxic Heavy Metal Capture Using a Novel Electronic Waste-Based Adsorbent – Mechanism, Modelling and Comparison”, Environmental Science and Technology, 47 (15), 8248–8255.

P. Hadi, J. Barford, G. McKay, (2013) “Electronic Waste as a New Precursor for Adsorbent Production”, The SIJ Transaction on Industrial, Financial and Business Management, Accepted for Publication.

M. Peiravi, A.A. Babaluo, K. Razavi, P. Hadi, (2010) “Study on the Synthesis of Poly(ether-block-amide) Copolymer based on Nylon6 and Poly(ethylene oxide) with Various Block Lengths”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 118 (2), 1211–1218.

M.A. Dabbaghian, A.A. Babaluo, P. Hadi, “Parametric Study on the Synthesis of Silica Nanoparticles via Precipitation Method”, International Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2008

P. Hadi and A.A. Babaluo, (2007) “Additives Effects on the Shrinkage Behaviour of PVC Sheets”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 106 (6), 3967-3974.

JOURNAL PAPERS (IN PREPARATION)
P. Hadi, J. Barford, G. McKay, “Kinetics of Lead Removal by an E-Waste-Based Adsorbent”, (In preparation)

P. Hadi, J. Barford, G. McKay, “Study of the Rate of Zinc Adsorption by a Novel Electronic Waste-Based Adsorbent”, (In preparation)

P. Hadi, J. Barford, G. McKay, “Determination of the Capacity and Rate of Cobalt Uptake by a Novel E-Waste-Based Adsorbent”, (In preparation)

P. Hadi, J. Barford, G. McKay, “Simultaneous Co-Adsorption Kinetics of Cobalt and Nickel Using a Waste Material”, (In preparation)

P. Hadi, J. Barford, G. McKay, “Tailoring the Adsorption Mechnism of Metallic Ions with a Novel E-waste Based Material”, (In preparation)

X. Meng, P. Hadi, G. McKay, “Removal of Cadmium Ions from Wastewater using an Innovative Modified Electronic Waste Material”, (In Preparation)

X. Meng, P. Hadi, G. McKay, “Selective Removal of Lead and Cadmium by E-Waste-Functionalized Nano-Porous Adsorbent”, (In Preparation)

CONFERENCE PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
P. Hadi, J. Barford, G. McKay, “Double Layer Effect on the Adsorption Mechanism of a Novel E-Waste Derived Silicate-based Adsorbent”, 9th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, August 2013, Seoul, korea.

P. Hadi, G. McKay, “Production and Application of a Novel Adsorbent/Exchanger from E-Waste”, International Congress on Chemcial, Biological and Environmental Sciences, August 2013, Bali, Indonesia.

P. Hadi, J. Barford, G. McKay, “Heavy Metal Uptake by a Novel Nano-Structured Material Synthesized from an Aluminosilicate-Based Waste Material”, European Congress of Chemical Engineering, April 2013, Hague, Netherlands.

P. Hadi, J. Barford, P. Gao, G. McKay, “An Innovative Application for Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment: Using Waste to Treat Waste”, The 28th International Conference on Solid Waste, May 2013, Hong Kong

P. Hadi, G. McKay, “Production of Novel Adsorbents From Waste Electric and Electronic Equipments”, AICHE Annual Meeting, October-November 2012, Pittsburgh, USA.

P.Hadi, G. McKay, “Development of Novel Material from E-Waste for the Removal of Toxic Metal Ions from Wastewater”, PATW HK Region, July, 2012, Hong Kong

P. Hadi and A.A. Babaluo, “Study on the Migration of DOP Plasticizer from the PVC Sheets”, 6th National Iranian Student Chemical Engineering Congress, 29-31 August, 2006, Isfahan University, Iran.

P. Hadi , A.A. Babaluo, “Study on the Additive Effects on the Shrinkage Behaviour of PVC Sheets”, World Polymer Congress (Macro 2006), July 17-21, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

P. Hadi and A.A. Babaluo, “Application of FT-IR and Far-IR for Characterizing Phthalate Esters in PVC Plastics”, 5th National Iranian Student Chemical Engineering Congress, 10-12 March, 2005, Amirkabir University, Tehran, Iran.

PATENTS
P. Hadi, G. McKay, “Development of Novel Material from E-Waste for the Removal of Toxic Heavy Metal Ions from Wastewater”, US Patent No. 61/634,469, 2012

P. Hadi, H. Jafarizadeh, N. Anarjan, H. Ajamein, S. Saedy, “Coating of Banana Using Edible Coatings”, Patent Certificate No. 008391 series a/82, 2006, Iran.

AWARDS & HONORS
Invited Guest Lecturer in City University of Hong Kong

P. Hadi, G. McKay, “Best Manuscript Award--Production and Application of a Novel Adsorbent/Exchanger from E-Waste”, International Congress on Chemcial, Biological and Environmental Sciences, August 2013, Bali, Indonesia.

P. Hadi, Second "Superior Iranian Youth Living Abroad" in the field of modern technologies, Selected by The Grand Council Secretariat for Iranians Residing Abroad, an office directly under the administration of the President of Iran and supervised by the relevant ministers., 2013

P. Hadi, G. McKay, “Development of Novel Material from E-Waste for the Removal of Toxic Metal Ions from Wastewater”, Session Champion in PATWHK 2012 Competition, 2012

P. Hadi, K.L. Foong, G. McKay, “Development of Novel Material from E-Waste for the Removal of Toxic metal Ions from Wastewater”, Finalist for the JEC Outstanding Engineering Project, 2012.

P. Hadi, Nominee for the “Outstanding Service Awards for Tertiary Students 2011/2012”, On behalf of the School of Engineering, HKUST

H. Jafarizadeh, P. Hadi, N. Anarjan, H. Ajamein, S. Saedy, “Extending the Shelf Life of Banana Using Edible Coating”, Silver Medal, 34th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniqes and Products, Geneva, 2006.

H. Jafarizadeh, P. Hadi, N. Anarjan, H. Ajamein, S. Saedy, “Coating of Banana Using Edible Coatings”, Gold Medal, 17th Invention Innovation Industrial Design & Technology Exhibition 2006 (ITEX 2006), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 19th-21th May 2006

Experience

  • –present
    Research Associate, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Education

  • 2013 
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, PhD in Chemical Engineering

Publications

  • 2013
    Novel Application of the Nonmetallic Fraction of the Recycled Printed Circuit Boards as a Toxic Heavy Metal Adsorbent, Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • 2013
    Synergistic Effect in the Simultaneous Removal of Binary Cobalt-Nickel Heavy Metals from Effluents by a Novel E-Waste-Derived Material, Chemical Engineering Journal
  • 2013
    Toxic Heavy Metal Capture Using a Novel Electronic Waste-Based Adsorbent – Mechanism, Modelling and Comparison, Environmental Science and Technology
  • 2013
    Selective Heavy Metal Uptake Using an E-Waste-Based Novel Sorbent – Single, Binary and Ternary Systems, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
  • 2013
    Electronic Waste as a New Precursor for Adsorbent Production, The SIJ Transaction on Industrial, Financial and Business Management
  • 2010
    Study on the Synthesis of Poly(ether-block-amide) Copolymer based on Nylon6 and Poly(ethylene oxide) with Various Block Lengths, Journal of Applied Polymer Science
  • 2008
    Parametric Study on the Synthesis of Silica Nanoparticles via Precipitation Method, International Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • 2007
    Additives Effects on the Shrinkage Behaviour of PVC Sheets, Journal of Applied Polymer Science