Hassan Masood

Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Chemical Engineering
Contact details:

TETB, room 307

Academic Qualifications:

2015 – 2018: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia.

2010 – 2012: M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

2004 – 2008: B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Research Experience:

2018 – Present: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of New South Wales, Australia.

2013 – 2015: Research Assistant, Laboratory for Chemical Technology, Ghent, Belgium.


  1. Masood, H., Cullen, P. J., Lee, N. A., & Trujillo, F. J. (2018). Reactor modelling of treatment chambers for the inactivation of Escherichia coli by radio frequency electric field – Mechanistic vs. empirical approaches. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology.
  2. Masood, H., Diao, Y., Cullen, P. J., Lee, N. A., & Trujillo, F. J. (2018). A comparative study on the performance of three treatment chamber designs for radio frequency electric field processing. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 108, 206-216.
  3. Masood, H., Razaeimotlagh, A., Cullen, P. J., & Trujillo, F. J. (2017). Numerical and experimental studies on a novel Steinmetz treatment chamber for inactivation of Escherichia coli by radio frequency electric fields. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, 41, 337-347.
  4. Masood H., & Trujillo F. (2016). 'Engineering Properties of Foods', Reference Module in Food Sciences, 1-2.
  5. Rashid, U., Ahmad, J., Yunus, R., Ibrahim, M., Masood, H., & Syam, A. M. (2013). Momordica charantia Seed Oil Methyl Esters: Kinetic Study and Fuel Properties. International Journal of Green Energy. 11(7), 727–740.
  6. Masood, H., Yunus, R., Choong, T.S.Y., Rashid, U., & Yap, Y. Y. T. (2012). Synthesis and characterization of calcium methoxide as heterogeneous catalyst for trimethylolpropane esters conversion reaction, Applied Catalysis A: General. 425– 426, 184– 190.
  7. Chang,T.-S., Masood, H., Yunus, R., Rashid, U., Choong, T. S. Y., & Biak., D. R. A. (2012). Activity of calcium methoxide catalyst for synthesis of high oleic palm oil-based trimethylolpropane triesters as lubricant basestock. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 51(15), 5438–5442.
  8. Khan, M.A., Ngabura, M., Choong, T.S.Y., Masood, H., & Chuah, L.A. (2012). Biosorption and Desorption of Nickel on Oil Cake: Batch and Column studies. Bioresource Technology. 103(1), 35-42.
  9. Naidir, F., Yunus, R., Rashid, U., Masood, H., Ghazi, T. I. M. & Ramli, I. (2012). The kinetics of epoxidation of trimethylolpropane ester. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. 114(7), 816–822.

Book Chapters:

Masood, H., Trujillo, F. J., Knoerzer, K., & Juliano, P. (2018). Designing, Modeling, and Optimizing Processes to Ensure Microbial Safety and Stability Through Emerging Technologies. In Innovative Technologies for Food Preservation (pp. 187-229).


  1. Masood, H., Cullen, P. J., & Trujillo, F. (2017). 'Computational Evaluation of the Performance of Three Treatment Chamber Designs for Electric-Field-Assisted Microbial Inactivation Process', 17th AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, US, October 30, 2017.
  2. Masood, H. & Trujillo, F. (2016). 'Design evaluation and optimization of radio frequency electric field chambers by numerical simulation', 30th EFFoST Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria, November 30, 2016.