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I am a Senior Lecturer in energy engineering and Course Leader for two MSc programmes, namely, Petroleum and Gas Engineering and Energy and Power Systems Management at the University of Portsmouth. I am also a chartered engineer (CEng) registered with Engineering Council, UK. My current research is on the application of machine learning algorithms in fluid compositional characterisation, numerical simulation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and energy storage materials. 


I obtained my PhD from Heriot-Watt University where I did a productive research on hydrogen and CO2 storage using semi-clathrate hydrates. My MSc studies was on reservoir engineering at IFP School which was concluded by doing a placement in TOTAL on chemical and mechanical methods of mitigating scale depositions in oil and gas wells and downhole equipment. This project resulted in my first publication in 2005. Since then, I have published my work on energy-related projects in various peer-reviewed journals including Energy and Fuels, Fluid Phase Equilibria, Chemical engineering research and design, etc. Several of my publications are in line with the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDG) such as affordable and clean energy and climate action. I am an active PhD supervisor and some of my PhD students have already graduated.

Prior to joining the University of Portsmouth, I worked at Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) in Tehran for 6 years where I was involved with various research projects on reservoir fluid studies, well performance analysis, artificial lifting, flow assurance (wax, asphaltene, gas hydrates) and water production management. Majority of these projects were experimental work and gave me a hand-on experience with various laboratory high-pressure equipment and measurements. During these years and before joining the university, I presented several training courses and workshops to industry professionals on different subjects including thermofluids, gas hydrates and hydrocarbon production optimisation.

Teaching Responsibilities

Present modules: Engineering Management, Economics and Risk Analysis, Carbon Capture and Storage, Well Engineering and Production Technology

Past modules: Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in Energy Engineering, Fluid Properties and Thermodynamics, Numerical and Computational Methods, Reservoir Simulation

Research Interests

My research interests are:

  • Applications of machine learning techniques and AI in thermofluid characterisation and energy engineering
  • Challenges in modelling and simulation of CO2 storage in underground aquifers and depleted reservoirs
  • Thermofluid and PVT modelling
  • Energy storage and transportation using clathrate hydrates

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Towards Zero Carbon Emissions: Novel Low Pressure Molecular Natural Gas/CO2/H2 Storage and Separation Using Semi-Clathrates, Heriot-Watt University

1 Feb 200831 Mar 2012

Award Date: 21 Jun 2012

MSc, Investigation of Chemical and Mechanical Methods for Mitigation of Scale Deposition in Hydrocarbon-Producing Wells and Facilities, IFP Énergies nouvelles

1 Sept 200331 Jan 2005

Award Date: 1 Feb 2005

BSc, Optimisation of Fermentation Process in Ethanol Production Plant - Ethanol as a Substitute Fuel for Vehicles, Amirkabir University of Technology

1 Sept 199730 Jun 2002

Award Date: 1 Sept 2002

External positions

Research Scientist, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry, Tehran

1 Jun 201230 Sept 2014

Researcher/Reservoir Fluid Specialist, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry, Tehran

1 Jun 200515 Jan 2008

Placement, Total S.A.

1 Sept 200431 Jan 2005


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