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











Dhakal S, Al Ghafri SZS, Rowland D, et al., 2023, Speeds of sound in binary mixtures of water and carbon dioxide at temperatures from 273 K to 313 K and at pressures up to 50 MPa, International Journal of Thermophysics, Vol:44, ISSN:0195-928X, Pages:1-29

Sadaghiani MS, Siahvashi A, Arami-Niya A, et al., 2023, Cryogenic Solid Solubility Measurements for HFC-32+CO<sub>2</sub> Binary Mixtures at Temperatures Between (132 and 217) K, International Journal of Thermophysics, Vol:44, ISSN:0195-928X

Xiao X, Kim D, Jiao F, et al., 2023, Viscosity, thermal conductivity, and interfacial tension study of CO<inf>2</inf> + difluoromethane (R32), International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol:152, ISSN:0140-7007, Pages:331-342

Xiao X, Tenardi LD, Sadaghiani MS, et al., 2023, Thermodynamic property measurements and modelling of CO<inf>2</inf> + difluoromethane (R32): Density, heat capacity, and vapour-liquid equilibrium, International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol:149, ISSN:0140-7007, Pages:260-273

Ghafri SZSA, Revell C, Di Lorenzo M, et al., 2023, Techno-economic and environmental assessment of LNG export for hydrogen production, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol:48, ISSN:0360-3199, Pages:8343-8369

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