Hamid Arandiyan

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow
Chemical Engineering
Contact details:

School of Chemical Engineering
Tyree Energy Technologies Building, Level 3, 303

Dr. Hamid Arandiyan is a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW.

He received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering Department (2003) and M.Sc. in the laboratory of Prof. M. Parvari in chemical engineering (2007) from the Iran University of Science and Technology. He was invited to do research at the Zeolite Research Group (2008) in the laboratories of Prof. H. Kazemian where he was a Senior Researcher in the Science and Technology Park of Tehran University. He awarded his Ph.D. in 2014 from the School of Environment at Tsinghua University and was recipient of several awards and fellowships, working under the supervision of Prof. Junhua Li. He worked in the laboratory of Prof. Hongxing Dai as part of the Catalysis Chemistry and Nanoscience group at Beijing University of Technology. Dr. Hamid Arandiyan’s research interests are mainly on new synthesis of macroporous and mesoporous metal oxide nano-materials and their applications for heterogeneous catalysis.

Professional Experience 

  • B.Sc. (Eng.): Chemical Engineering;1999-2003
  • M.Sc. (Catalyst): Chemical Engineering; 2004-2007
  • Research Assistant (Catal.): Sci.& Tech.Park Tehran University;2007-2009
  • Lecturer (Catalyst)Azad University, SouthTehran Branch; 2009-2010 
  • Senior Research (Catalyst): Tsinghua University; 2010-2011
  • PhD (Catalyst): Environmental Catalysis, Tsinghua University; 2011-2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow,University of New South Wales; 2014-2015
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow, UNSW, 2015-present 
  • Founder/Director: NanoTechnology in NanoScience Network, 2016-present 
  • Organizing Committee Member: CCECP, CCE, 2016-present
  • Associate Editor: Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry, 2016-present 
  • Guest Editor: Top. Catal. 2017-present
  • Editor-in-Chief: Synth. Catal. 2017-present

Competitive Research Grants

  • Royal Society Commonwealth Science Award-London 2017 (UK)
  • UNSW-Tsinghua Collaborative Research Fund 2017(Australia-China)
  • ARC Discovery Project-DP170104853, 2017 (Australia)
  • 4 International Travel Grants 2016 (Iran, China and Russia)
  • National Highly Commended of Australia at Energy Global Award 2016
  • Australian Nanotechnology Network Travel Award 2015 (Australia)
  • UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship 2015 (Australia)
  • UNSW Equipment Grant 2015 (Australia)
  • American Dow Sustainability Innovation Award 2014 (USA)
  • Young Scientist Award-APCAT6 2013 (Taiwan)
  • China Scholarship Council 2011 (China


  • Invited Keynote Speaker at Post-symposium of ICC16-Beijing (2016)
  • Invited Talk at Sun Yat-sen University-Guangzhou (2016)
  • Invited Speaker at Beijing University of Technology-China (2016)
  • Invited Talk at China University of Geosciences-Beijing (2016)
  • Invited Talk at Dep. of Chem. Eng. at University of Kashan-Iran(2015)
  • Invited Keynote Speaker-International Congress on Catalysis-Iran(2015)
  • Invited Speaker-Congress on Catalysis for Young Scientist-Kazan(2015)
  • Best Oral Presentation-European Congress on Catalysis-Russia(2015)
  • Received Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship-UNSW (2015)
  • Received Outstanding PhD Dissertation -THU (2014)
  • Received “Chinese Government Scholarship-CSC” MOE of China(2014)
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation by Iran’s Ambassador-China(2014)
  • Top 10 Students of Tsinghua University -Top Special Award (2013)
  • 10 Most Influential Person of Tsinghua University Award (2013)
  • Comprehensive Postgraduate Scholarship SOE at THU (2013)
  • Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship (2013)
  • Honour GPA (2nd) PhD program School of Environment at THU (2013)
  • Outstanding Publication PhD Candidate (2013)
  • Chinese Government Full-Scholarship by MOE of PRC (2012)
  • Outstanding Qualifying Doctoral Examination (2012)
  • Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship (2011)
  • Productivity as Research Scholar from SOE,Tsinghua University (2010)
  • Iran University of Science and Technology,Chem.Eng.3rd Award(2005)
  • Graduated with distinction in B.Sc. course, Chemical Engineering (2003)
  • First class honor and award from Iranian Elite National Foundation (IENF)


Advice for prospective students (PhD projects and Scholarships):

Students interested in PhD scholarship, research internships, honours project for 4th year students or higher research degrees are welcome to contact me and discuss the opportunities I have available.