Tailoring lignocellulosic materials to advanced functional materials

Dr. Fatehi carries out research on the conversion of lignocellulosic materials to advanced functional materials, biosensors, smart chemicals. In his research, he evaluates industrially attractice routes and environmentally friendly routes for the generation of such products so that the outcomes could be adapted by industry readily.
Photo of Dr. Pedram Fatehi, CRC in Green chemicals and processes

Dr. Pedram Fatehi

Canada Research Chair in Green Chemicals and Processes (Tier 2)

Areas of Research

  • Biorefining
  • Colloid
  • Interface science
  • Functional materials

Overview of Research

The grant challenge of Dr. Fatehi's research programs are 1) the generation of a conversion process that can be adapted in the pulp and paper industry, 2) the creation of fine chemicals, advanced materials, and biosensors that are compatible with the currently used one in the industry, and 3) the development of new smart materials for addressing the air and water pollution.
 Photo of students at work in Dr. Fatehi's research lab.

Dr. Fatehi's research exemplifies Lakehead University's commitment to advancing the following United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

UN SDG 6 - Clean Water and SanitationUN SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean EnergyUN SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic GrowthUN SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureUN SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesUN SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Protection

Contact Information:
Dr. Pedram Fatehi
Department of Chemical Engineering
Tel.: 807-343-8010 Ext. 8697