Mohammad Ebrahim Zeynali


(B.Sc., M.Sc, Ph.D.)
Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute
PO Box 14965/115, Tehran, Iran
Tel.: (009821) 48662413, Facsimile: (009821) 44580032

Personal Details:
- Date of Birth: 22 September 1964 (1343/7/1)
- Place of Birth: Khalkhal, Iran
- Status: Married, Three children
                        - Nationality: Iranian

- B.Sc., Sept. 1987, in Polymer Engineering from:
Tehran Polytechnic (Amirkabir University of Technology),
Polymer Eng. Department.
- M.Sc., Sept. 1991 in Polymer Engineering from:
Tehran Polytechnic (Amirkabir University of Technology),
Polymer Eng. Department.
- Ph.D., 1996 in Chemical Engineering (petroleum engineering)
Center for Petroleum Engineering,
University of N.S.W, Sydney, Australia

Interested Research Area:
  - Polymer and petrochemical synthesis and production
  -modeling of chemical processes
  -heterogeneous catalytic reactions
  -wellbore stability analysis during drilling operation

Completed projects
1-synthesis and applications of magnetic powder for non-destructive testing
2-preparation and characterization of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide
3-preparation and characterization of polyelectrolytes
4-recycling of perflouro membranes used in chlor-alkali process
5-feasibility study of drilling mud production in Iran
6-investigation of different technologies for production of styrene
7-preparation of ethylbenzene dehydrogenation catalysts
8-optimization of diethylbenzene dehydrogenation into divinylbenzene
9-pilot plant development for divinylbenzene with 5t/year capacity(current)
Supervised post graduate students projects
1-Investigation of rheological properties of nylon66-EPDM-short glass fiber composites
2-Investigation of new thermoplastic rubbers as bitumen modefiers
3-Investigation of shear thickening fluid containing nano particles of silica
4-In-situ polymerization of polyethylene in the presence of nano caly
5-preparation and characterization of ion exchange membranes
6-study of mechanical properties and morphology of EPDM-LDPE blend used as electrical insulator
7-reactor design for dehydrogenation of diethylbenzene into styrene
8-preparation of polyvinylalcohol
10-kinetic parameters estimation in divinylbenzene preparation
11-reactor design for dehydrogenation of diethylbenzene into divinylbenznene

1-M. E. Zeynali and S. S. Rahman, “Measurement of Permeability of Tight Rocks”, Measurement Science and Technology, 6 (1995) 1519-1527.
2-C. P. Tan, M. E. Zeynali and S. S. Rahman, “The Effects of Drilling Fluid-Shale Interactions on Wellbore Stability”, APEA Journal 1995, 678-691.
3-M. E. Zeynali and A. Rabbii, “ Alkaline Hydrolysis of Polyacrylamide and Study on Poly(acrylamide-co-sodium acrylate) Properties”, IPJ, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2002, 269-275.
4-M. E. Zeynali, “Review of Application and Role of Partially Hydrolyzed Polyacrylamide (PHPA) for drilling of Oilfields”, Tahghigh (Persion), Winter 2001, volume 11, No. 39.
5-M. E. Zeynali, H. Chen, S. S. Rahman and C. P. Tan, “Management of Wellbore Instability in Shales by Controlling the Physical-Chemical Properties of muds”, IADC/SPE 36396 1996.
6-C. P. Tan, M. E. Zeynali and S. S. Rahman, “A Novel Method of Screening Drilling Muds Against Mud Pressure Penetration for Effective Borehole Wall Support”, IADC/SPE 36401, 1996.
7-M. E. Zeynali, A. Rabbii and H. Baharvand, Synthesis of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide and investigation of solution properties (viscosity behabiour), IPJ, 13 (6), (2004)
8-M. R. Barzegari, A. A. Yousefi, M. E. Zeynali, A. Rabbii and D. Rodrigue,   Rheology of co-continuous phase in physical thermoplastic elastomers, Polym. Int, 53, 1448-1455 (2004)
9-A. Rabbii, M. E. Zeynali and H. Baharvand, Synthesis of high molecular weight partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide and investigation on its properties, IPJ, 14 (7) 603-608, (2005)
10-H. Baharvand, M. E. Zeynali, and A. Rabiee, Concentrated emulsion polymerization for preparation of β-cyclodextrin-supported chromatography columns. J. of applied polymer science, Vol. 102, 857-863 (200
  11- M. E. Zeynali a; A. A. Yousefi b; I. Soltani, Effects of Malienated Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Rubber on Dynamic-Mechanical and Rheological Properties of Polyamide 66 (PA 66) Composites, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 48: 42–47, 2009.
12- Morteza Ehsani, Mohammad E. Zeynali, Mojtaba Abtahi,and Abbas A. Harati
LDPE/EPDM Blends as Electrical Insulators with Unique Surface, Electrical and Mechanical Properties, Iranian Polymer Journal 18 (1), 2009, 37-47.
13- M. E. Zeynali, A Realistic Method to Describe the Role of Diffusion in Catalyst Design, Defect and Diffusion Forum Vol. 294 (2009) pp 65-76.
14- M. E. Zeynali and I. Soltani, Effects of Processing Factors on Microstructure and Diffusivity of Diethylbenzene Dehydrogenation Catalyst, Defect and Diffusion Forum Vols. 297-301 (2010) pp 233-238.
15-M. E. Zeynali, Evaluation of the effect of catalyst pore size distribution on effectiveness factor in ethylbenzene dehydrogenation by orthogonal collocation, defect and diffusion forum, 2011,
16- M. E. Zeynali, Investigation of the Effect of Diffusion Process in the Catalyst Pellet on Overall Reaction Rate of Dehydrogenation of Diethylbenzne to Divinylbenzne , defect and diffusion forum, 2011,4.
17- M. E. Zeynali, F. Mohammadi, Effect of Catalyst Diffusion Coefficient on Ethylbenzene Dehydrogenation, defect and diffusion forum, 2011, 4
18- M. E. Zeynali,  Effects of Different Processing Parameters on Divinylbenzene (DVB) Production Rate, Chemical Science Journal, 2011,  294.
19-M. E. Zeynali, Mechanical and physico-chemical aspects of wellbore stability during drilling operations, petroleum science and engineering, 2012, 82-83.
20-M. E. Zeynali, Investigation of technical issues in pilot plant development for DVB, International journal of chemical and petrochemical technology, 2012. 2,1.
21-I. Soltani, M. E. Zeynali, A. A. Yousefi, Toughening of glass fiber reinforced Nylon 66 with EPDMMAH:Dynamic    mechanical, rheological, and morphological investigations, e-Polymers, 2012, 001.
22-S. Hakim, M. Safajou, M. E. Zeynali, Polyethylene nanocomposite prepared by a metallocene catalyst supported on MMT using a new pretreatment method, J. Polymer Research, 2013, 20:129.