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Dr Nima Pourali

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Dr Nima Pourali

Assistant Professor  

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 Nima Pourali


-Assistant Professor: School of Engineering, University of Warwick (Coventry, England), Sep2022-present

-Research Fellow: School of Engineering, University of Warwick (Coventry, England), 2019-Sep2022

-Postdoctoral Associate: Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Western University (London, Ontario, Canada), 2018- 2019.

Research Interests

  • Experimental and Computational Plasma Physics and Plasma Engineering
  • Plasma and Electrochemical Reactors
  • Electro and Magneto-hydrodynamics
  • Gas Discharge
  • Plasma-Catalyst Interaction and Plasma Chemistry
  • Plasma-assisted Nanofabrication and Plasma Processing
  • Laser Spectroscopy and Photonic Crystals

Teaching Interests

Recent Publications

  • Nguyen Van Duc Long, Nima Pourali, Pradeep Lamichhane, Mohammad Mohsen Sarafraz, Nam Nghiep Tran, Evgeny Rebrov, Hyun-Ha Kim, Volker Hessel, "Catalytic Ammonia Formation in a Microreaction Chamber with Electrically Intensified Arc Plasma" ChemCatChem (2024)(LinkLink opens in a new window)
  • Joseph W. Gregory, Nima Pourali, Yuyan Gong, Richard I. Walton, Volker Hessel, Evgeny V. Rebrov, "Development of an Ir/TiO2 catalytic coating for plasma assisted hydrogenation of CO2 to CH4 " Applied Catalysis A, General (2024) (LinkLink opens in a new window)
  • Lamichhane, P., Pourali, N, Lauren Scott, Nam N. Tran, Liangliang Lin, Marc Escribà Gelonch, Evgeny V. Rebrov, Volker Hessel. "Critical review: ‘Green’ ethylene production through emerging technologies, with a focus on plasma catalysis". Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2024). (LinkLink opens in a new window)
  • Pourali, N., Lamichhane, P., Hessel, V., Rebrov, E. V., "Nonoxidative methane coupling in a micro-DBD with enhanced secondary electron emission", Plasma. Process. Polym (2023). (LinkLink opens in a new window)
  • Lamichhane, P., Pourali, N., Rebrov, E.V. et al. "Energy Intensified Nitrogen Fixation Through Fast Modulated Gas Discharge from Pyramid-shaped Micro-electrode". Plasma Chem Plasma Process (2023). (LinkLink opens in a new window)
  • De Felice, G., Li, S., Gallucci, F., Pourali, N., & Rebrov, E. . On the design of plasma jet reactor for non-oxidative methane conversion. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering (2023). (LinkLink opens in a new window)
  • Nima Pourali, K. T. Lai, J. Gregory, Y. Gong V. Hessel, E.V. Rebrov “Study of plasma parameters and gas heating in the voltage range of non-discharge to full‐discharge in a methane‐fed dielectric barrier discharge” Plasma. Process. Polym.(2023) (LinkLink opens in a new window)
  • Nguyen Long, Mohamad Al-Bared, Liangliang Lin, Kenneth Davey, Nam N.Tran, Nima Pourali, Kostya Ken Ostrikov, Evgeny Rebrov, Volker Hessel ''Understanding Plasma-Assisted Ammonia Synthesis via Crossing Discipline Borders of Literature: A Critical Review'', Chemical Engineering Science,(2022) (LinkLink opens in a new window)
  • , evelopment of a microkinetic model for non-oxidative coupling of methane over a Cu catalyst in a non-thermal plasma reactor", J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. (2022) (LinkLink opens in a new window)
  • Nima Pourali, Volker Hessel, and Evgeny V Rebrov, "The effects of pulse shape on the selectivity and production rate in non-oxidative coupling of methane by a micro-DBD reactor, Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing (2022) (LinkLink opens in a new window)
  • Nima Pourali, Kevon Alexander, Volker Hessel, and Evgeny V Rebrov, " Tunable enhanced Faraday rotation in a defected plasma photonic crystal under external magnetic field with different declinations", J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. (2021) (LinkLink opens in a new window)
  • Liangliang Lin, Hue Quoc Pho, Lu Zong, Sirui Li, Nima Pourali, Evgeny Rebrov, “Microfluidic plasmas: Novel technique for chemistry and chemical engineering” Chemical Engineering Journal. (2021) (LinkLink opens in a new window)
  • N. Pourali, M. M. Sarafraz, V. Hessel, E.V. Rebrov, " Simulation study of a pulsed DBD with an electrode containing charge injector parts, Physics of Plasma (2021) (LinkLink opens in a new window)
  • Sarafraz, N. Pourali, E.V. Rebrov, M. V. Hessel, " Thermodynamic potential of a novel plasma-assisted sustainable process for co-production of ammonia and hydrogen with liquid metals", Energy Conversion and Management (2020) (LinkLink opens in a new window)

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