Dr. ir. H. (Hamed) Aslannejad

Universitair docent
Sustainable Energy Supply Systems

"Hydrogen has a critical role in the Energy Transition. We should work on the long-term potential of this super-versatile energy carrier."


Dr. Aslannejad is a distinguished Chemical Process Engineer, having obtained his Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees with Cum Laude honors. His research interests lie in the area of renewable energies, which he began exploring in 2008 when he joined the Niroo Research Institute. During his time there, he was involved in various projects related to solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydrogen, with a focus on the latter.


Dr. Aslannejad has extensive hands-on experience working with fuel cells and electrolyzers, as the hydrogen lab manager. Additionally, he has utilized computational modeling to simulate the performance of electrochemical systems. During his Ph.D., he delved into the intricate details of fluid flow in porous media, acquiring a broad knowledge of multi-scale, multi-phase fluid flow modeling tools. He also employed machine learning as a tool to facilitate fluid flow simulation cases.


Currently, Dr. Aslannejad is an Assistant Professor at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, where he is a key player in the field of hydrogen production, storage, and use. He is leading several national and international consortia focused on Green Hydrogen production and use. Dr. Aslannejad's research profile demonstrates his commitment to advancing the field of renewable energies and sustainability through cutting-edge research and collaboration.


Research Interests:

- Multiphase flow physics deals with the numeric modeling of flow and transport processes

- Direct use of Hydrogen in fuel cell systems

- Flow transport in natural and engineered porous media

- Multi-phase flow and mass transfer

- Application of Machine Learning in fluid flow simulations



2007: Ranked 1st among all B.Sc. students of the Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Iran
2008: Best Student at Society of Outstanding Students, Tehran, Iran
2010: Best MSc Thesis Presentation award at Chemical Engineering Department, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran
2011: Exemption from 2-year mandatory service; awarded to outstanding students, Iran
2014: Young Researcher of the Year at Niroo Research Institute, Tehran, Iran
2017: EU-flows European Framework Program award to attend “Heat and fluid flow modeling – Applications in Petroleum Systems Analysis” UK, Bideford
2019: Cum Laude designation for Ph.D. studies 
2020: International InterPore-PoreLab Young Researcher Award
2021: Interpore Rosette 

External collaboration with: 

Stanford University
Kansas State University 
University of Gent
Strathclyde University
Stuttgart University
Aalto University, Finland 
Crux Company, Netherlands
Omya Company, Switzerland
Canon Company
DSM company
Tetra Pak company, Sweden

Invited speaker: 

Since 2015: Presentation at InterPore international conferences, ~700 participants, International
2016: Invited speaker at Interpore Benelux 2016, the Nehterlands
2017: Invited Speaker at “Transport in nanostructured materials - design and characterization” conference, 60 participants, Sweden 
2019: Chair of mini-symposium interpore 2020, ~ 700 participants, International
2021: Invited speaker at Energy Technology Group (Tu/e), title: Liquid Transport in Thin Porous Media, 45 participants, the Netherlands
2021: Invited lecturer at “Pretty Porous Science Lecture” within SFB 1313, organized by the University of Stuttgart, 60 participants, Germany
2021: Mini-symposium (Porous Media for a Green World: Energy & Climate) chair interpore 2022, Abu Dhabi