Dr Mahshid Farzanehsa

Dr Mahshid Farzanehsa

Research Associate

- PhD, Chemical Engineering, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

- M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

- B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Water Research Centre

Dr. Mahshid Farzanehsa is a Research Associate in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Water Research Centre (WRC) working in water quality lab with Professor Stuart Khan on water reclamation using Advanced Oxidation Processes. Before joining Prof Khan’s group, she received the Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Award from the government of Australia to complete a research fellowship at University of British Columbia Environmental Systems Engineering on a novel ion exchange water treatment technology to provide clean water to remote communities. Mahshid received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tehran. While working as a process engineer in the industry, she also pursued a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering with a research thesis focusing on CFD modelling of bio-reactor bubble columns. She has extensive industrial work experience in various fields of process and piping design. Mahshid completed her PhD on ultrafiltration of wastewaters and membrane technology at the University of Sydney School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, in 2018.  

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  • Journal articles | 2023
    Farzanehsa M; Vaughan LC; Zamyadi A; Khan SJ, 2023, 'Comparison of UV-Cl and UV-H2O2 advanced oxidation processes in the degradation of contaminants from water and wastewater: A review', Water and Environment Journal, 37, pp. 633 - 643, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/wej.12868


  • Endeavour Research Fellowship- 2018

  • Australian Research Council (ARC) scholarship for postgraduate students- 2014-2018

  • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme- Research Travel Award- 2017

  • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme- Research Travel Award- 2016

  • Principles and Practice of University Teaching and Learning Award- Teaching Award- 2016



  • Environmental Systems  Engineering

  • Advanced Oxidation Process for potable water reuse

  • Ion exchange columns for water treatment in rural communities

  • Modelling and optimisation in Ultrafiltration of viscous solutions

  • CFD (Computational  Fluid Dynamics) simulation of bubble columns