Behrooz Satvat

Teaching Professor,  Chemical Engineering

Contact

Office

  • 225 Cullinane
  • 617.373.3461

Research Focus

Engineering education, development of new applied mathematics courses for chemical engineering students. Mentors graduate and undergraduate students. Research in the field of separation technologies, thermodynamics and reaction engineering.

About

Dr. Behrooz (Barry) Satvat currently serves as a Teaching Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University and has over forty years of academic and industrial experience. In 2007, he developed and launched the Graduate Co-op Program in the College of Engineering and served as the Director of Graduate Cooperative Education for the College of Engineering. Previously, Dr. Satvat served as the Director of Undergraduate Cooperative Education for the College of Engineering and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and was responsible for managing all activities of the Cooperative Education Engineering and Bouvé Groups. He also held an appointment as a Senior Lecturer in Northeastern’s Department of Chemical Engineering, where he taught undergraduate-level and graduate-level courses. Dr. Satvat is the recipient of several Outstanding Teaching and Co-op Awards at Northeastern University.

Dr. Satvat joined Northeastern University as a Cooperative Education Faculty and a Senior Lecturer of Chemical Engineering in January of 1996. Prior to joining Northeastern University, he was a senior technical manager at Millipore Corporation, spearheading multi-million-dollar projects in the private sector. In the late 1980s, Dr. Satvat served as a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. He has previously held senior positions in research, engineering, and management both at W.R. Grace and Company in Massachusetts and at Union Camp Corporation in New Jersey. Dr. Satvat has designed numerous processes from conception to completion and has developed many products that yielded increased market share and achieved market leadership for various companies.

While working in industry, Dr. Satvat also served as an adjunct professor at various academic institutions and as an independent consultant across several different branches of chemical engineering. He holds the following degrees in Chemical Engineering: a B. S. degree from the Arya-Mehr University of Technology in Tehran, a M. S. degree from Oregon State University in Corvallis, and a Doctor of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Dr. Satvat’s research interests include separation technology, transport processes, chemical reaction engineering, thermodynamics, biomedical engineering, and process engineering design. He is a licensed professional engineer and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the Biomedical Engineering Society, and the Society of Plastics Engineers. Dr. Satvat is the recipient of many scholastic, scientific, and research awards, including induction into the Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Xi National Honor Societies. In addition, he has authored and co-authored numerous scientific articles and reports and also holds several patents in separation technology and transport processes.

Education

  • B.S. (Chemical Engineering) Arya-Mehr University of Technology, 1970
  • M.S. (Chemical Engineering) Oregon State University, 1975
  • Sc.D. (Chemical Engineering) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980

Research Overview

Engineering education, development of new applied mathematics courses for chemical engineering students. Mentors graduate and undergraduate students. Research in the field of separation technologies, thermodynamics and reaction engineering.