Tara Hosseini

Tara Hosseini

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr Tara Hosseini is a Research/teaching Fellow working at the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials.

Dr Tara Hosseini is a Senior Research fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials. She presently works on process simulation and techno-economic analysis of various hydrogen production technologies with the Future Fuels CRC. She specialises in the development of sustainable and clean bio-energy technologies through gasification, co-gasification of coal/biomass and pyrolysis, waste recycling and utilisation, CO2 sequestration and storage (CCS) methods and mineral processing technologies through both hydro and pyrometallurgical techniques. With the experience of work as a process engineer in the oil, gas and mineral industries in both Australia and overseas, she has expertise in the design and development of different chemical and mineral processes, process simulation and modelling using Aspen Plus and HYSYS, techno-economic analysis and reactor design and kinetic modelling 

Prior to joining The University of Adelaide, She worked as a research fellow on a couple of industry-linked projects at Monash University. She developed a patented process to produce high-purity magnesium oxide/metal from Victorian brown coal fly ash. The demonstration plant is going to be built in a near future in Latrobe Valley with an initial capacity of 3000 tpa of magnesium metal. She also developed a process flowsheet for utilisation of waste tyre char in a value-added way to upgrade Victorian brown coal upon the co-pyrolysis with waste tyre char. This process offers high-value derivatives with low emission outcomes. 

Dr Tara Hosseini has also worked as a process engineer for Mincore Engineering Company located in Melbourne. Mincore is a consulting, design, construction and advisory firm offering services to mineral processing and oil and gas industries. During her early career she also worked as a process engineer in a consulting engineering company active in the oil and gas industries in Iran. 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2019 Process Engineer Mincore Engineering Co
    2016 - 2019 Research Fellow Monash University
    2015 - 2016 Research Assistant Monash University
    2009 - 2012 Process Engineer Pars Geometry Consulting Engineering Co.
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Award Future Women Leader Award Monash University Australia
    2015 Scholarship Postgraduate Publication Award Monash University Australia
    2015 Scholarship CSIRO Minerals flagship top-up scholarship Monash University Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Persian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2012 - 2016 Monash University Australia PhD in Chemical Engineering
    2007 - 2009 The University of Tehran Iran Master of Chemical Engineering
    2002 - 2007 The University of Tehran Iran Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Reaction Analysis and Reactor Design AspenTech (United States) United States
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Tan, V., Zhou, Q. Q., Qian, B., Shi, L., Hosseini, T., Alhesan, J. A., & Zhang, L. (2021). Waste tyre char-catalysed in-situ deoxygenation of volatile vapours and production of hydrogen-rich syngas during the pyrolysis of lignite. Fuel Processing Technology, 218, 106872-1-106872-12.
    DOI Scopus1
    2021 Hosseini, T., & Zhang, L. (2021). Process modeling and techno-economic analysis of a solar thermal aided low-rank coal drying-pyrolysis process. Fuel Processing Technology, 220, 106896-1-106896-13.
    2020 Tan, V., De Girolamo, A., Hosseini, T., Aljariri Alhesan, J., Zhou, Q. Q., & Zhang, L. (2020). Secondary reactions of volatiles upon the influences of particle temperature discrepancy and gas environment during the pyrolysis of scrap tyre chips. Fuel, 259, 1162913-1-1162913-11.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS6
    2020 Issac, M., De Girolamo, A., Dai, B., Hosseini, T., & Zhang, L. (2020). Influence of biomass blends on the particle temperature and burnout characteristics during oxy-fuel co-combustion of coal. Journal of the Energy Institute, 93(1), 1-14.
    DOI Scopus16
    2020 Qian, B., Liu, C., Lu, J., Jian, M., Hu, X., Zhou, S., . . . Zhang, L. (2020). Synthesis of in-situ A1³⁺ -defected iron oxide nanoflakes from coal ash: A detailed study on the structure, evolution mechanism and application to water remediation. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 395, 122696-1-122696-10.
    DOI Scopus3
    2019 Zhou, S., Hosseini, T., Zhao, J., Zhang, X., Wu, H., & Zhang, L. (2019). Selective removal of sodium from low-rank Xinjiang coal upon multistage countercurrent water washing: experimental investigation and kinetics modeling. Energy and Fuels, 33(3), 2142-2152.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2019 Zhou, S., Qian, B., Hosseini, T., De Girolamo, A., & Zhang, L. (2019). Pyrohydrolysis of CaCl₂ waste for the recovery of HCl acid upon the synergistic effects from MgCl₂ and silica. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 7(3), 3349-3355.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3
    2018 Qian, B., Hosseini, T., Zhang, X., Liu, Y., Wang, H., & Zhang, L. (2018). Coal waste to two-dimensional materials: fabrication of α-Fe₂O₃ nanosheets and MgO nanosheets from brown coal fly ash. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 6(12), 15982-15987.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5
    2018 Tan, V., De Girolamo, A., Hosseini, T., Alhesan, J., & Zhang, L. (2018). Scrap tyre pyrolysis: Modified chemical percolation devolatilization (M-CPD) to describe the influence of pyrolysis conditions on product yields. Waste Management, 76, 516-527.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS12
    2018 Hosseini, T., De Girolamo, A., & Zhang, L. (2018). Energy evaluation and techno-economic analysis of low-rank coal (Victorian brown coal) utilization for the production of multi-products in a drying-pyrolysis process. Energy and Fuels, 32(3), 3211-3224.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS14
    2018 Zhou, S., Hosseini, T., Zhang, X., Haque, N., & Zhang, L. (2018). Selective removal of sodium and calcium from low-rank coal – Process integration, simulation and techno-economic evaluation. Fuel Processing Technology, 172, 13-28.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS9
    2017 Hosseini, T., Daneshpayeh, M., Selomulya, C., Haque, N., & Zhang, L. (2017). Chemical kinetic modeling and parameter sensitivity analysis for the carbonation of Ca²⁺and Mg²⁺ under ambient conditions. Hydrometallurgy, 167, 141-152.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS6
    2016 Hosseini, T., Haque, N., Selomulya, C., & Zhang, L. (2016). Mineral carbonation of Victorian brown coal fly ash using regenerative ammonium chloride - Process simulation and techno-economic analysis. Applied Energy, 175, 54-68.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS23
    2015 Hosseini, T., Selomulya, C., Haque, N., & Zhang, L. (2015). Investigating the Effect of the Mg<sup>2+</sup>/Ca<sup>2+</sup> Molar Ratio on the Carbonate Speciation during the Mild Mineral Carbonation Process at Atmospheric Pressure. Energy and Fuels, 29(11), 7483-7496.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS20
    2015 Hosseini, T., Han, B., Selomulya, C., Haque, N., & Zhang, L. (2015). Chemical and morphological changes of weathered Victorian brown coal fly ash and its leaching characteristic upon the leaching in ammonia chloride and hydrochloric acid. Hydrometallurgy, 157, 22-32.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS13
    2014 Hosseini, T., Selomulya, C., Haque, N., & Zhang, L. (2014). Indirect carbonation of victorian brown coal fly ash for CO<inf>2</inf> sequestration: Multiple-cycle leaching-carbonation and magnesium leaching kinetic modeling. Energy and Fuels, 28(10), 6481-6493.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS26
    2011 Hosseini, T., Mostoufi, N., Daneshpayeh, M., & Rashchi, F. (2011). Modeling and optimization of synergistic effect of Cyanex 302 and D2EHPA on separation of zinc and manganese. Hydrometallurgy, 105(3-4), 277-283.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS22
    2010 Hosseini, T., Rashchi, F., Vahidi, E., & Mostoufi, N. (2010). Investigating the synergistic effect of D2EHPA and cyanex 302 on zinc and manganese separation. Separation Science and Technology, 45(8), 1158-1164.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS18
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2018 Hosseini, T., & Zhang, L. (2018). The utilisation of Victorian Brown coal fly ash in mineral carbonation. In 6th International Conference on Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Material Engineering, ACEME 2018 (pp. 128-135). USA: AIChE.
    2010 Hosseini, T., Daneshpayeh, M., Mostoufi, N., & Rashchi, F. (2010). Modelling of synergistic effect of Cyanex 302 and D2EHPA in zinc solvent extraction. In XXV International Mineral Processing Congress 2010, IMPC 2010 Vol. 1 (pp. 335-344).
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2021 Culley, S., Zecchin, A., Hosseini, T., & Maier, H. (2021). Adelaide Case Study Report - Viability Assessment.
    2020 Culley, S., Zecchin, A., Hosseini, T., & Maier, H. (2020). Griffith Case Study Report - Viability Assessment: Assessment framework for bio-methane injection in gas networks (RP1.2-03). Future Fuels CRC.

Department of Chemical Engineering – Monash University                   

  • Lecturer and the unit Coordinator
    • Unit
    • Separation process (Theoretical and practical)


    • Preparation of teaching materials
    • Coordinated the Lab
    • Provided mentorship and advice to students
    • Conducted the lecture sessions
  • Teaching associate
  • Units:
  • Transport phenomena
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Separation processes
  • Engineer in society – Environment, safety, cost
  • Material and Energy Balances
  • Fluids Mechanics
  • Process Design



  • Involved in preparation of teaching materials
  • Exam set-up
  • Providing mentoring, advice and support to students
  • Attended the lecture sessions
  • conducted tutorial sessions
  • Teaching Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus
  • Marking up the assignments and tests
  • Lab demonstration
  • Help in setting up the equipment, writing required documents RA and SWI
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Co-Supervisor Technical-economic assessment of dual fluidized bed gasification of non-woody biomass feedstock for poly-generation of fuels, power, heat Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Nguyet Ky Ngo
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Enhanced Utilization of Pyrolysis Products from Waste Tyre for the Generation of Fuels Monash University Doctorate Vincent Tan
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Synergistic Effects on the High-Temperature Reactivity of Coal Blends with Biochar or Scrap-Tyre Char in CO2 Rich Conditions Monash University Doctorate Miriam Varsha Issac
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Selective removal of calcium and sodium from low rank coal to produce clean fuel Monash University Doctorate Song Zhou

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