Qandeel Almas

Country of origin        Pakistan


The focus of this project was to understand the structural changes, coke formation, sintering of impregnated metals and the associated deactivation behavior of the zeolites employed in the upgrading of biomass-derived chemicals.


2015 – 2020 Georgia Institute of Technology
PhD in Chemical Engineering
Thesis: Hierarchical zeolites for the valorization of biomass-derived chemicals
Supervisor: Christopher W. Jones and Carsten Sievers
2013 University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan
M.Sc.  Chemical Engineering
2009 University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan
B.Sc.  Chemical Engineering

Publication list:

  1. Almas, M. A. Naeem, M. A. S. Baldanza, J. Solomon, J. C. Kenvin, C. R. Müller, V. T. da Silva, C. W. Jones and C. Sievers, Transformations of FCC catalysts and carbonaceous deposits during repeated reaction-regeneration cycles, Catalytic Science and Technology 9 (2019) 6977-6992.
  2. Korde, B. Min, Q. Almas, Y. Chiang, S. Nair and C. W. Jones, Effect of Si/Al Ratio on the Catalytic Activity of Two-Dimensional MFI Nanosheets in Aromatic Alkylation and Alcohol Etherification, ChemCatChem 11 (2019) 4548–4557
  3. Almas, C. Sievers, C. W. Jones, Role of the mesopore generation method in structure, activity and stability of MFI catalysts in glycerol acetylation, Applied Catalysis A: General, 571 (2019) 107-117.
  4. T. Kwon, M. P. Bukhovko, S. Mahamulkar, T. Sulmonetti, B. Min, Q. Almas, A. Malek, L. Li, P. K. Agrawal, C. W. Jones, “ Sol-Gel Derived CeO2/α-Al3O3 Bilayer Thin Film as an Anti-Coking Barrier and its Catalytic Coke Oxidation Performance.” AIChE Journal. 64 (2018) 4019-4026.
  5. Kazmi, N. Ramzan, N. Feroze, Q. Almas, M. Zafar, Z. Saeed, Removal of zinc and copper from contaminated water using Ficus religiosa leaves: kinetic, equilibrium and mechanistic studies, Pakistan Journal of agricultural Sciences, 52 (2015) 619-625
  6. Kazmi, Q. Almas, M. Rustam, S. Riaz and N. Feroze, Kinetic and mechanistic study for copper(II) removal by oryza sativa fiber, Journal of the Pakistan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 42 (2014) 53-58.
  7. I. Rashid, N. Ramzan, and Q. Almas, Incident investigation in Pakistan’s fertilizer industry — Common safety management system failures and issues, Proc. Safety Prog. 33 (2014) 399-404.
  8. Hameed, Q. Almas, M. Sundus and S. Muzammal, Simulation of reduction zone of a downdraft biomass gasifier, NUST Journal of Engineering Sciences, 5 (2012) 16-20.