Amir Enferadi Kerenkan

 E-mail: amir.enferadikerenkan [at]

Research Interest 

  • Materials Chemistry, Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalysis

Current Research Project

Fabrication of cellulose-based hydro- and organo-gels


2013-2018     Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Laval University, Canada

2007-2010     M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Iran

2002-2007      B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran


  • Enferadi Kerenkan, T. O. Do, S. Kaliaguine, “Heterogeneous catalysis by tungsten-based heteropoly compounds”, Catalysis Science & Technology, 2018, 8, 2257-2284.

  • Enferadi Kerenkan, A. Gandon, T. O. Do, “Novel tetra propyl/butyl ammonium encapsulated Keggin-type polyoxotungstates: synthesis, structural characterization, and catalytic capability in oxidative cleavage of unsaturated fatty acids”, Dalton Transactions, 2018, 47, 1214-1222.

  • Enferadi Kerenkan, A. S. Ello, T. O. Do, “Synthesis, organo-functionalization, and catalytic properties of tungsten oxide nanoparticles as heterogeneous catalyst for oxidative cleavage of oleic acid as a model fatty acid into diacids”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2017, 56, 10639-10647.

  • S. Ello, A. Enferadi Kerenkan, T. O. Do, (equal contribution with the first author) “Sustainable oxidative cleavage of vegetable oils into diacids by organo-modified molybdenum oxide heterogeneous catalysts”, Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 2017, 94, 1451-1461.

  • Enferadi Kerenkan, F. Béland, T. O. Do, “Chemically catalyzed oxidative cleavage of unsaturated fatty acids and their derivatives into valuable products for industrial applications: a review and perspective”, Catalysis Science & Technology, 2016, 6, 971-987.

  • Enferadi Kerenkan, A. S. Ello, B. Echchahed, T. O. Do, “Synthesis of mesoporous tungsten oxide/γ-alumina and surfactant-capped tungsten oxide nanoparticles and their catalytic activities in oxidative cleavage of oleic acid”, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 2016, 14, 899-907.

  • Shahsavand, A. Enferadi Kerenkan, “Novel sulfur recovery techniques for oil and gas industries”, Iranian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2009, 8, 39.


  • Fonds de soutien au doctorat, Laval University, 2013-2018

  • CGCC Quebec Graduate Scholarship, 2017

  • Financial award of elite MSc thesis, 2010

  • Elite paper award, 2nd International Iran Zeolite Conference, Tehran, Iran, 2010