Mim Rahimi

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Room 66-307

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2017
B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2014

Research interests:
Mim is broadly interested in addressing issues facing water-energy-environment nexus. As a Postdoctoral Associate, Mim is working on electrochemically-mediated separations for treatment of environmental problems, such as greenhouse gases and contaminated water resources.


M. Rahimi, F. Zucchelli, M. Puccini, and T. A. Hatton, Improved CO2 Capture Performance of Electrochemically Mediated Amine Regeneration Processes with Ionic Surfactant Additives. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2020, 3, 11, 10823–10830.

M. Rahimi, K. M. Diederichsen, N. Ozbek, M. Wang, W. Choi, and T. A. Hatton, An Electrochemically Mediated Amine Regeneration Process with a Mixed Absorbent for Postcombustion CO2 Capture. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2020, 54, 14, 8999–9007.

M. Rahimi, G. Catalini,  M. Puccini, and T.  A. Hatton, Bench-scale demonstration of CO2 capture with an electrochemically driven proton concentration process. RSC Advances 10, 16832-16843, 2020.

M. Rahimi, G. Catalini, S. Hariharan, M. Wang, M. Puccini, and T.  A. Hatton, Carbon Dioxide Capture Using an Electrochemically Driven Proton Concentration Process. Cell Reports Physical Science 1, 100033, 2020 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrp.2020.100033).

M. Wang, M. Rahimi, A. Kumar, S. Hariharan, W. Choi, T. A. Hatton, Flue gas CO2 capture via electrochemically mediated amine regeneration: System design and performance, Applied Energy 255, 113879, 2019.

M. Rahimi, A. P. Straub, F. Zhang, X. Zhu, M. Elimelech, C. A. Gorski, B. E. Logan, Emerging electrochemical and membrane-based systems to convert low-grade heat to electricity, Energy & Environmental Science 11, 276–285,2018.

M. Rahimi, T. Kim, C. A. Gorski, B. E. Logan, A thermally regenerative ammonia battery with carbon-silver electrodes for converting low-grade waste heat to electricity, Journal of Power Sources 373, 95–102, 2018.

M. Rahimi, A. D’Angelo, C. A. Gorski, O. Scialdone, B. E. Logan, Electrical power production from low-grade waste heat using a thermally regenerative ethylenediamine battery, Journal of Power Sources 351, 45–50, 2017.

M. Rahimi, L. Zhu, K. L. Kowalski, X. Zhu, C. A. Gorski, M. A. Hickner, B. E. Logan, Improved electrical power production of thermally regenerative batteries using a poly(phenylene oxide) based anion exchange membrane, Journal of Power Sources 342, 956–963, 2017.

M. Rahimi, Z. Schoener, X. Zhu, F. Zhang, C. A. Gorski, B. E. Logan, Removal of copper from water using a thermally regenerative electrodeposition battery, Journal of Hazardous Materials 322, 551–556, 2017.

M. Feilizadeh, M. Rahimi, S. M. E. Zakeri, N. Mahinpey, M. Vossoughi, M. Qanbarzadeh, Individual and interaction effects of operating parameters on the photocatalytic degradation under visible light illumination: Response surface methodological approach, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 95, 1228–1235, 2017.

X. Zhu, T. Kim, M. Rahimi, C. A. Gorski, B. E. Logan, Integrating reverse-electrodialysis stacks with flow batteries to achieve improved energy recovery from salinity gradients and energy storage, ChemSusChem 10, 797–803, 2017.

T. Kim, M. Rahimi, B. E. Logan, C. A. Gorski, Harvesting energy from salinity differences using battery electrodes in a concentration flow cell, Environmental Science & Technology 50, 9791–9797, 2016.

X. Zhu, M. Rahimi, C. Gorski, B. Logan, A thermally-regenerative ammonia-based flow battery for electrical energy recovery from waste heat, ChemSusChem 9, 873–879, 2016.

T. Kim, M. Rahimi, B. Logan, C. Gorski, Evaluating battery-like reactions to harvest energy from salinity differences using ammonium bicarbonate salt solutions, ChemSusChem 9, 981-988, 2016.

M. Feilizadeh, M. Vossoughi, M.E. Zakeri, M. Rahimi, Enhancement of efficient Ag-S/TiO2 nanophotocatalyst for the photocatalytic degradation under visible light, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 53, 9578–9586, 2014.