Dr. Mohammad Shahed Hasan Khan Tushar


Department of Mechanical Engineering

Joined: 24 April, 2003

Dean’s Scholarship, 2012, 2013 and 2014

University of Guelph

Outstanding academic performance at PhD level

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Graduate Research Award - 2009 Spring/Summer (University of Regina)

Graduate studies (Masters)

Merit Scholarship:

For 1st Class 3rd position in the 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year and 4th year B.Sc. engineering final examination.

·         10+ years’ experience in hydrocarbon conversion

·         Extensive knowledge in surface and bulk characterization techniques and analyzing nanostructured materials.

·         Extensive knowledge on catalysts preparation and characterization.

·         Hands on experience in various characterization techniques: XRD, TOC, SEM-EDX, TGA-DSC/DTA, XPS, TEM, TPR/TPO, FTiR, physisorption and chemisorption methods.

·         Expertise on ultimate (elemental, C, H, N, S, O) and proximate analysis (moisture content, ash content, volatile matter and fixed carbon) of various hydrocarbons.

·         Analytical techniques: GC, GC/MS.

·         Operation of bench scale supercritical water gasification (SCWG) reactor, packed bed tubular reactors (PBTR), high pressure reactors, pilot scale reactors, and pilot scale fluidized bed gasifier.

·         Extensive knowledge of Water Gas Shift (WGS) Reaction; CO2 Reforming, Steam Reforming, Partial Oxidation, Auto Thermal Reforming reactions for H2 Production.

·         Studied Pyrolysis of Flax Straw and other Biomass feedstocks for bio-oil and char production.

·         Studied CO2 capture using biochar.

·         Excellent technical writing and communication skills.



Tushar, M. S. H. K., Dutta, A., Xu, C. C. (2016). Catalytic supercritical gasification of biocrude from hydrothermal liquefaction of cattle manure. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 189; pp. 119-132.


Tushar, M. S. H. K., Dutta, A., Xu, C. (2014) Effects of reactor types, operating conditions and challenges for SCWG of real wet biomass. In: Near-critical and Supercritical Water and Their Applications for Biorefineries. Eds. Z. Fang and C. Xu. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 207-228.

Post Joining Date
Professor 01 December, 2018
Associate Professor 30 April, 2017
Assistant Professor 24 April, 2003