Dr. Salim Ahmed
B.Sc. (BUET), M.Sc. (BUET), Ph.D. (Alberta)
I joined Memorial University of Newfoundland in February 2012 as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Having my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), I further continued my graduate study in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at University of Alberta and earned my Ph.D. degree in Process Control.
Prior to joining Memorial University I worked as a postdoctral fellow at University of Alberta from 2006 to 2008 and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Qatar University, Doha, Qatar from 2008 to 2012. I also served as a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at BUET from 1997 to 2000.
My current reserach focus is on the design of early warning systems for process industries. Supported by a Discovery Grant from NSERC and an IgniteR&D grant from Research and Development Corporation of Newfoundland and labrador (RDC), the alarm system design project aims at developing a risk-based alarm system. My Ph.D. research focused on system identification; more specifically on identification of continuous-time models from sampled data. I continue to work on this topic. Other research topic of my interest includes model validation and valve stiction. For details about reserach interest please visit the reaserch interest page. A list of publications can be found here.
I teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in Process Engineering and in Oil and Gas Engineering Program. Details about my teaching interest can be found here.