Research and Development Technologist at the Nijhuis Industries in the Netherlands

Postdoctoral research associate at the University of Western Ontario, Canada

PhD candidate at the TU Delft, the Netherlands        

Department of Environment (DOE), Iran



Soltani, M., Rahmani, O., Ghasimi, D.S.M., Ghaderpour, Y., Pour, B., Misnan, S.H., Ngah, I., 2020. Impact of household demographic characteristics on energy conservation and carbon dioxide emission: Case from Mahabad city, Iran. Energy 116916. (IF: 5.537).

Tao, Y., Ersahin, M.E., Ghasimi, D.S.M., Ozgun, H., Wang, H., Zhang, X., Guo, M., Yang, Y., Stuckey, D.C., van Lier, J.B., 2019. Biogas productivity of anaerobic digestion process is governed by a core bacterial microbiota. Chemical Engineering Journal. 122425. (IF:8.355). (These authors contributed equally to this work).

Fang, W., Zhang, X., Zhang, P., Wan, J., Guo, H., Ghasimi, D.S.M., Morera, X.C., Zhang, T., 2019. Overview of key operation factors and strategies for improving fermentative volatile fatty acid production and product regulation from sewage sludge. Journal of Environmental Sciences. (IF:3.556).

Yazdanpanah. A., Ghasimi, D.S.M., Kim, M., Nakhla, G., Keleman, M., 2018. Impact of trace elements supplementation on mesophilic anaerobic digestion of food waste using Fe-rich inoculum. Journal of Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25, 29240-29255. (IF:2.80).

Holliger, C., Alves, M., Andrade, D., Angelidaki, I., Astals, S., Baier, U., Bougrier, C., Buffiere, P., Carballa, M., de Wilde, V., Ebertseder, F., Fernandez, B., Ficara, E., Fotidis, I., Frigon, J.-C., de Laclos, H.F., Ghasimi, D.S.M., Hack, G., Hartel, M., Heerenklage, J., Horvath, I.S., Jenicek, P., Koch, K., Krautwald, J., Lizasoain, J., Liu, J., Mosberger, L., Nistor, M., Oechsner, H., Oliveira, J. V., Paterson, M., Pauss, A., Pommier, S., Porqueddu, I., Raposo, F., Ribeiro, T., Rusch Pfund, F., Stromberg, S., Torrijos, M., van Eekert, M., van Lier, J., Wedwitschka, H., Wierinck, I., 2016. Towards a standardization of biomethane potential tests. Journal of Water Science and Technology. 1–9. doi:10.2166/wst.2016.336. (IF:1.624).


Ghasimi, D.S.M., M., Zandvoort, M.H., Adriaanse, M., van Lier, J.B., de Kreuk., 2016.  Comparative analysis of digestibility of sewage fine sieved fraction and virgin and recycled hygiene paper. Journal of Waste Management 53, 156–164. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2016.04.034. (IF:5.431).


Ghasimi, D.S.M., Aboudi, K., de Kreuk, M., Abbas, B., Zandvoort, M.H., van Lier, J.B., 2016. Impact of lignocellulosic-waste intermediates on hydrolysis and methanogenesis under thermophilic and mesophilic conditions. Chemical Engineering Journal 295, 181–191. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2016.03.045. (IF:8.355).


Ghasimi, D.S.M., de Kreuk, M., Maeng, S.K., Zandvoort, M.H., van Lier, J.B., 2016. High-rate thermophilic bio-methanation of the fine sieved fraction from Dutch municipal raw sewage: Cost-effective potentials for on-site energy recovery. Journal of Applied Energy 165, 569–582. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.12.065. (IF:8.426).


Ghasimi, D.S.M., Tao, Y., de Kreuk, M., Zandvoort, M.H., van Lier, J.B., 2015. Microbial population dynamics during long-term sludge adaptation of thermophilic and mesophilic sequencing batch digesters treating sewage fine sieved fraction at varying organic loading rates. Journal of Biotechnology for Biofuels 8, 171. doi:10.1186/s13068-015-0355-3. (IF:5.497).


Ghasimi, D.S.M., Tao, Y., de Kreuk, M., Abbas, B., Zandvoort, M.H., van Lier, J.B., 2015. Digester performance and microbial community changes in thermophilic and mesophilic sequencing batch reactors fed with the fine sieved fraction of municipal sewage. Journal of Water Research. 87, 483-493. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2015.04.027. (IF:7.913).


Ghasimi, S.M.D, Tey, B.T., Suyot, R., Ghasimi, S., 2010. Municipal solid waste management at Taman Beringin Transfer Station in Malaysia. Journal of Waste Management. 30,357-359. (IF:5.431).


Ghasimi, S.M.D., Idris, A., Chuah, T.G., Tey, B.T., 2009. The effect of C: N:P ratio, volatile fatty acids and Na+ levels on the performance of an anaerobic treatment of fresh leachate from municipal solid waste transfer station. African Journal of Biotechnology. 8, 4572-4581. (IF:0.44).


Ghasimi, S.M.D., Idris, A., Chuah, T.G., Tey, B.T., 2009. Semi-continuous anaerobic treatment of fresh leachate from municipal solid waste transfer station. African Journal of Biotechnology. 8, 2763-2773. (IF:0.44).


Ghasimi, S.M.D., Idris, A., Tey, F.R.A.B.T., Chuah, T.G., 2008. Batch anaerobic treatment of fresh leachate from transfer station. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology. 3, 256-264.

Supervision of three bachelor and two master students.

Ghasimi, S.M.D., 2016. Bio-methanation Of Fine Sieved Fraction Sequestered From Raw Municipal Sewage. Technical University of Delft, Delft, The Netherlands. ISBN: 97890-6562-3928.

1.       Water and (industrial)wastewater treatment

2.       Designing of wastewater treatment plant

3.       Production of biofuel and value added chemical compounds (e.g., biogas, bioethanol, biohydrogen, biodiesel and volatile fatty acids)

4.       Solid waste management

5.       Oil and gas industries

General Chemistry

Environmental Engineering

Advance Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment Plant Design

Water and Wastewater Engineering

Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Wastes

Research Methodology

Selected as one of the top 50 talented researchers for the Research Opportunities Week (ROW) at The Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany (16-20 April 2018), fully funded by the TUM

Postdoctoral Research Associate Grant, Western University Ontario, Canada

Lettinga award (third place), 14th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion, Chile

Full research grant for a four-year PhD research at the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft)

Erasmus Mundus Fellowship, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Scholarship, South Korea

Submitted/completed projects


1.       Solid waste mobile incinerator to reduce water and environment pollution (2018). Submitted research proposal to the PEER grant program, PEER Cycle 8, a partnership between The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and several U.S. Government agencies.

2.        High-rate thermophilic methanation of fine sieved fraction sequestered from raw municipal wastewater: Closing the energy balance at wastewater treatment plants (2018). Sumitted research proposal to the 9th  Research Opportunities Week (ROW), Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.


3.       Impact of trace element supplementation on mesophilic anaerobic digestion of food waste using Fe-rich inoculum (2017). Emerson Electric Co.St. Louis, USA (completed project)


4.       New generation of energy self-sustainable and low investment municipal wastewater treatment process (GreenWaterGy). (2015). Submitted research proposal to the Horizon 2020 (the biggest EU Research and Innovation program) with the cooperation of several European universities and companies.


System and method for pretreatment of biomass for purpose of bioethanol production. Jong, In- Han, Eom, Heonseop, S.M.D. Ghasimi, Kim, Ilgook, Kim Dongyoun. Application No. 10-2010-0020450, Application Date: 2010-03-08.

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