B.A.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), P.Eng.
Professor and Vice-Dean Research, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto


Phone: (416) 946-7525
Fax: (416) 978-8605
Email: farnood@chem-eng.utoronto.ca

Research Areas

Particle science, surface science, water and wastewater treatment, pulp and paper.

Consulting Activity

Technical advice on water disinfection, paper finishing, papermaking, and litigation support.


Ramin Farnood is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry and Associate Director of the Pulp & Paper Centre at the University of Toronto. He obtained his B.Sc. (1987) and M.Sc. (1990) degrees from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, specializing in chemical engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1995 also in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto.

Professor Farnood is interested in the particle and surface science, in particular related to water and wastewater quality as well as pulp and paper. He research focus involves experimental and theoretical studies in disinfection of water and wastewater, and paper coating and calendering.

Professor Farnood provides advice on the ultraviolet disinfection, water and wastewater treatment, advanced oxidation, paper coating and calendering, and papermaking. He provides specialized testing and analysis services including particle characterization, surface analysis, water and wastewater testing, paper coating, and coating analysis. Professor Farnood is also available to provide advice on SR&ED tax claims, and on patents and litigations related to his fields of expertise.

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