Maedeh Roodpeyma

Maedeh has 9 years of experience working with supercritical fluids. Under the supervision of Warren Stiver and Selma Guigard, her research has focused on the development of a pilot-scale, fully continuous supercritical fluid extraction process. Her contributions specifically focussed on process control and spanned design, construction, troubleshooting, commissioning and operating this first-of-its-kind technology.

Maedeh completed her undergraduate studies in the field of Petrochemical Processes and her Masters degree in the field of Simulation and Control. Maedeh’s PhD program allowed her to develop and demonstrate the capacity to use her core chemical engineering and system control expertise on problems associated with environmental protection.

Maedeh is currently a Research Associate at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on expanding the pilot scale continuous SFE process towards treatment of other oil contaminated wastes specifically bitumen process waste streams.


Educational Background



Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta

Thesis title: Developing, Modelling and Control of a Continuous Pilot Scale Supercritical Fluid Extraction Process


M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology (Iran)

Thesis title: Control of a High Purity Distillation Column


B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology (Iran)