Imperial College London

Dr Saif Z. S. Al Ghafri

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Honorary Research Fellow



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2009 – 2013           PhD in Chemical Engineering- Imperial College London (ICL), UK

[Phase Behaviour and Physical Properties of Reservoir Fluids under Addition of Carbon Dioxide]

2006 - 2007            MSc in Advanced Chemical & Process Systems Engineering- Imperial College, UK

[Modelling and Optimisation of Hydrogen Production by Hybrid PSA-Membrane System]

2003 - 2006            B.Eng. Honours in Chemical Engineering (1st class) - University of Nottingham, UK


12/2015 –  present        Research Fellow; School of Mech. & Chem. Engineering, UWA, Australia

12/2017 –  present        Honorary Research Fellow; Department of Chemical Engineering, ICL, UK

12/2015 – 12/2017        Honorary Research Associate; Department of Chemical Engineering, ICL, UK

11/2013 – 11/2015        Research Associate; QCCSRC, Department of Chemical Engineering, ICL, UK

11/2009 – 11/2015        Ph.D. Research; QCCSRC, Department of Chemical Engineering, ICL, UK

11/2007 – 11/2009        Process Engineer; Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), Muscat, Oman











Al Ghafri SZS, Akhfash M, Hughes TJ, et al., 2021, High pressure viscosity measurements of ternary (methane + propane + heptane) mixtures, Fuel Processing Technology, Vol:223, ISSN:0378-3820

Kim D, Al Ghafri SZS, Yang X, et al., 2021, High Pressure Thermal Conductivity Measurements of Ternary (Methane + Propane + Heptane) Mixtures with a Transient Hot-Wire Apparatus, International Journal of Thermophysics, Vol:42, ISSN:0195-928X

Al Ghafri SZS, Jiao F, Hughes TJ, et al., 2021, Natural gas density measurements and the impact of accuracy on process design, Fuel, Vol:304, ISSN:0016-2361

Xiao X, Al Ghafri SZS, Rowland D, et al., 2021, Isobaric heat capacity measurements of natural gas model mixtures (methane + n-heptane) and (propane + n-heptane) by differential scanning calorimetry at temperatures from 313 K to 422 K and pressures up to 31 MPa, Fuel, Vol:296, ISSN:0016-2361

Siahvashi A, Al Ghafri SZS, Graham BF, et al., 2021, Experimental study of impurity freeze-out in ternary methane + ethane + benzene mixtures with applications to LNG production, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Vol:90, ISSN:1875-5100

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