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Foad Farivar


Foad completed his PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Adelaide in 2020 and holds a master’s degree in advanced chemical engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology.

For his PhD research project, Foad worked on multi-scale modelling of particulate systems. He developed a hybrid shared/distributed memory parallel code to control and optimise pharmaceutical tablet coating processes.

Foad has worked as an Engineering Consultant to provide viable solutions to various problems in the mining industry, using advanced computer simulation tools. His professional expertise also includes working as a Lead Researcher at the Elite Advanced Research Center- Tehran and working in the HPC support team at the University of Adelaide.

Foad joined the Curtin Institute for Computation (CIC) in April 2021 as a High Performance Computational Specialist and will be contributing to a variety of projects.


His key competences and research interests include:

  • High performance computing
  • CPU- GPU parallelisation
  • Multiphysics computer simulation and visualisation