Hosein Rezvani is a PhD student in Chemistry at the University of Hull, originally from Iran, with a background in Petroleum Engineering.
Supported by the University of Hull, Hosein worked in a group, investigating aqueous nanoparticle-surfactant mixtures and their adsorption behavior at fluid-fluid and solid-fluid interfaces, in the presence of electrolytes for enhanced oil recovery applications. His research aimed to enhance oil production profitability while minimising environmental impact, by reducing the need for additional wells, water, and chemicals. His explorations of particle-surfactant mixtures also hold significant potential in other industries such as cosmetics, pharmaceutics, and CO2 sequestration.
Receiving the IET Postgraduate Prize serves as a strong motivation for Hosein to further pursue his research objectives. He plans to utilise this award to expand his research in colloid science, exploring applications in CO2 storage for a more sustainable future. Additionally, he intends to use the award to actively participate in renowned international conferences, facilitating knowledge exchange and expanding his professional network.