Seyed  Gholamreza Etemad is a professor of chemical engineering department at  Isfahan University of Technology (IUT-Iran) and part-time professor of University of Ottawa. He is also a co-founder and a member of Center of Excellence of Nanotechnology in Environment at IUT (Iran).Professor Etemad received his B.Sc. and  M.Sc.  degrees in chemical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnique, Iran). He obtained his PhD from McGill University (Canada) in 1995.

He has served as the chair of the 1st Nanotechnology and Environment Conference in 2007 and the chair of Nanotechnology Workshops in 2009 held at IUT. He acted as the head of the scientific committee for the 1st International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications in 2010 (University of Ottawa-Canada). Currently, he is an active member of the scientific and organizing committees of ICNFA 2011. He teaches transport phenomena related courses, renewable energy, and nonotechnology at IUT and university of Ottawa.

Dr. Etemad has published about 60 refereed journal papers and about 100 conference proceeding papers. He received the IUT Distinguished Researcher Awards in 1999, 2002, 2006, and 2007. Professor Etemad’s research focuses on Renewable Energy and Heat Transfer Enhancement Techniques, in particular the interaction of nanotechnology and energy, and more specifically Nanofluid. His research activities also include pollution removal from the environment using nanotechnology.