Tara Hosseini

Tara Hosseini

School of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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 an Adjunct Senior Research fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials. She presently works on different aspects of hydrogen supply chain. 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
    2022 - ongoing Adjunct Senior Research fellow University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2022 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

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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