Dr. Fariborz Shaahmadi

Dr. Fariborz Shaahmadi     Research Associate

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, UK


    

 

    Office: DB 2.58

    Phone: TBC

    Email: F.Shaahmadi@hw.ac.uk

    Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fariborz-shaahmadi/ 

 

   

 

Biography:

Fariborz received his master’s degree from Iran University of Science and Technology focused on thermodynamic modelling. Specifically, he was interested in developing models for predicting phase behaviour in mixtures of gases and liquids, which have applications in the oil and gas industry. His research involved studying the fundamental principles of thermodynamics, as well as various equations of state (EoSs) and models that are commonly used in the field. He used computer software (MATLAB and Python) to model the behaviour of different mixtures under different conditions, and is comparing his results to experimental data to validate his models.
Fariborz completed his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Petroleum University of Technology (PUT) in Iran in September 2019. The research that he conducted for his doctoral degree involved using an experimental apparatus for the gas sweetening process (CO2 capture) with a new generation of solvents known as “Ionic Liquids”. He experimentally measured the solubility of pure methane and carbon dioxide, as well as their mixtures in different ionic liquids using a high-pressure apparatus. Fariborz used several EoSs such as PC-SAFT, CPA, and PHSC EoS to provide thermodynamic modelling for gas solubility in ionic liquids. In addition to his work on thermodynamic modelling, Fariborz had also gained experience in experimental techniques such as gas chromatography and FTIR.
During the postdoctoral fellowship, his research was focused on improving fundamental thermodynamic models, such as the SAFT family of equation of state and phase equilibria measurements. He improved the group contribution SAFT-γ Mie EoS, which is a significant area of research in physical chemistry utilized in simulation software such as gPROMS. He also conducted systematic measurements of vapor-liquid equilibria and thermophysical mixture properties that are currently unavailable in the literature. He used FTIR spectroscopy to determine monomer fractions in solvating systems in order to facilitate improved models, which have been hindered in the past by considering only phase equilibrium measurements.
Fariborz has extensive experience, spanning over a decade, in thermodynamic modelling of separation processes pertaining to the oil and gas industry, including gas sweetening and wax deposition. He is proficient in coding and enjoys leveraging his expertise to contribute to advancements in thermodynamics within the industry..

 

Research Interests:


Fariborz’s main research areas are Chemical thermodynamics, Equation of state, CO2 capture, Electrolyte solutions, Separation process.  

 

Publications:

  1. Fariborz Shaahmadi, Sonja AM Smith, Cara E Schwarz, Andries J. Burger, and Jamie T. Cripwell. “Group-Contribution SAFT Equations of State: A Review.” Journal of Fluid Phase Equilibria 565 (2023): 113674.
  2. Schulze-Hulbe, Alexander, Fariborz Shaahmadi, Andries J. Burger, and Jamie T. Cripwell. “Extending the Structural (s)-SAFT-γ Mie Equation of State to Primary Alcohols.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 61, no. 33 (2022): 12208.
  3. Fariborz Shaahmadi, Andries J. Burger, and Jamie T. Cripwell. “Isobaric Vapor–Liquid Equilibria Measurements and Thermodynamic Modeling for the Systems Containing 2-Butanone, C3 Alcohols, and C4 Esters: Part II─ Ternary Mixtures.” Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data 67, no. 9 (2022): 2402.
  4. Fariborz Shaahmadi, Cameron Thompson, Andries J. Burger, and Jamie T. Cripwell. “Isobaric Vapor–Liquid Equilibria Measurements and Thermodynamic Modeling for the Systems Containing 2-Butanone, C3 Alcohols, and C4 Esters: Part I─ Binary Mixtures.” Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data 67, no. 3 (2022): 676-688.
  5. Fariborz Shaahmadi, Ruan M. Hurter, Andries J. Burger, and Jamie T. Cripwell. “Improving the SAFT-γ Mie equation of state to account for functional group interactions in a structural (s-SAFT-γ Mie) framework: Linear and branched alkanes.” The Journal of Chemical Physics 154, no. 24 (2021): 244102.