Congratulations to Dr Mohsen Mandegari, a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Process Engineering, for being recognised as one of the Top 20 Postdoctoral Researchers at Stellenbosch University in 2019.
Dr Mandegari’s research focuses on biorefinery developments, and he has recently co-authored four journal articles and two chapters in books. He has also served as a panel member for the Postdoctoral DRD Travel Grant award.
The National Research Foundation (NRF) has rated Dr Mandegari as a Y-rated researcher (i.e. “Promising Young Researcher”) in 2019. The rating of individuals is based primarily on the quality and impact of their research outputs over the past eight years, taking into consideration the evaluation made by local and international peers.
In terms of international recognition, Dr Mandegari has spoken at the International Biorefinery Conference in Johannesburg, he has reviewed several top journals in his field, and he has also been invited by the Department of Energy (DoE) in the USA to review bioenergy and biorefinery-related research proposals.
Dr Mandegari received this award in 2017 as well.
Photo: Dr Mohsen Mandegari.