Dr Jabbar Gardy

Dr Jabbar Gardy


He obtained his BSc (First Class Honours) in Chemistry from Salahaddin University-Erbil (2003, KRG), which was followed by a teaching assistant position from the same University until 2006. In 2008, he was awarded an MSc with distinction in Petroleum Engineering from Bourgas University in BG, after which he returned to Erbil and was appointed to a Lecturer in Petroleum Chemistry at Salahaddin University-Erbil (2009, KRG). During this time, he also performed extensive consultancy work in the area of materials science, crude oil processing and petroleum products (gasoline, diesel, lubricating oil, heavy oil, fuel additives, etc.) characterisation. Following this, he went on to complete his PhD in Catalysis and Renewable Energy from the University of Leeds (2017, UK). He is now held Post-doctoral Research fellow appointment in Nuclear Off Gas Abatement at the University of Leeds. Jabbar is also a recognised for his ability to serve as an outstanding referee for many leading international journals.

Research interests

His current research is mainly focused on the Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme project, in particular to capture iodine species from off gas generated during oxide fuel dissolution. He also collaborates within the School of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Leeds  and with others at a national and international level in the following areas:

  • Catalysis (homogenous and heterogeneous).
  • Fabrication, characterisation and applications of nanomaterials.
  • Wastewater treatment and water desalination.
  • Additive manufacturing (raw materials, in-process monitoring and quality of manufactured parts).
  • Design of multifunctional nanomaterials for enhanced oil recovery.
  • Surface functionalisation of particles based on their applications.
  • Powder characterisations and their applications in bulk performance.
  • Crude oil processing and petroleum products (petrol, diesel, lubricating oil, heavy fuel, etc.) characterisation.
  • Visualisation of flow phenomena in porous media at the pore level using micromodels.
  • Bioenergy from waste (e.g. biodiesel, biofuel, etc.).
  • Polymers and plastics recycling (e.g. slow and fast pyrolysis process, etc.).
  • Additives for improving the quality of petroleum products.
  • Waste lubricating oil re-refining.
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  • BSc in Chemistry (Hons, 1st class)
  • MSc in Petroleum Engineering (Hons, 1st class)
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering

Professional memberships

  • Full member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • Full member of the Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE)
  • Full member of the Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • Associate member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (AMIChemE)

Student education

Lecturing for the Petroleum Engineering undergraduate students and project co-supervision of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering students in School of Chemical and Process Engineering.

Research groups and institutes

  • Nuclear Leeds
  • Functional Materials
  • Materials Characterisation
  • Sustainable Low Carbon Future
  • Digital Manufacturing & Emerging Technologies
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