• The University of Western Australia (M017), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 138 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
20122021
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Saif Al Ghafri is a young researcher with few years experience in the field of fluid properties and thermodynamics and is the author of many peer-reviewed scientific publications and conference papers. He has worked as a research associate at Imperial College London where he conducted research related to carbon capture and storage(CCS). He is currently a Senior Research Fellow of the Fluid Science and Resources Group at the University of Western Australia (UWA), with a record of experimental excellence, postdoctoral candidate supervision and on-time delivery of industrial projects.He is also an honorary research fellow at Imperial College London.

He has worked on multiple research projects funded by global industry partners such as Shell Development Australia, Chevron Energy Technology Company, the Gas Processors Associations, Schlumberger, Qatar Petroleum, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Samsung Heavy Industry. Current research activities include hydrogen economy, Boil-Off-Gas studies for LNG storage and transportation, and measurement and modelling of fluid and thermophysical properties of mixtures relevant to oil and gas production, liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing, carbon dioxide sequestration, enhanced oil recovery, new generation refrigerants, natural gas hydrates and biodiesel production. Dr Al Ghafri maintained on-going collaborations with other top fluid science groups in the world including Imperial College London, Ruhr-University Bochum and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, USA)

Roles and responsibilities

 Plan, develop and conduct research projects within the area of gas process engineering, including areas such as LNG thermodynamics, flow assurance, apparatus design, gas separations, and CO2 sequestration
 Develop and write relevant research grant applications for industry and government as well as conducting consultancy and collaboration work
 Develop and deliver lectures to University students in gas process engineering or related disciplines, supervision of different students, publishing and presenting the group at international conferences
 Gaining skills and expertise in a variety of different energy-related research fields and leading and coordinating the thermophysical group team

Previous positions

Nov 2013 – Nov 2015 Research Associate

Teaching overview

 Taught Unit Operation lectures including topics such as heat exchanger, refrigerants and evaporators
 Helped in teaching and tutorial sessions for the Advanced Chemical Thermodynamic subject at UWA

Research

Thermodynamic, Thermophysical properties, CCS, Energy

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 138 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 20 Article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Non-UWA Thesis
1 Citation (Scopus)

Liquid and Vapor Viscosities of Binary Refrigerant Mixtures Containing R1234yf or R1234ze(E)

Akhfash, M., Al Ghafri, S. Z. S., Rowland, D., Hughes, T. J., Tsuji, T., Tanaka, Y., Seiki, Y. & May, E. F., 14 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data. 64, 3, p. 1122-1130

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Refrigerants
Vapors
Viscosity
Liquids
Wire
Helium
Adsorption
Zeolites
Temperature
Adsorbents
1 Citation (Scopus)

Phase equilibria of (Methylbenzene + Carbon dioxide + Methane) at elevated pressure: Experiment and modelling

Al Ghafri, S. ZS. & Trusler, J. P. M., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Supercritical Fluids. 145, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Methane
Carbon Dioxide
Phase equilibria
carbon dioxide
Carbon dioxide
2 Citations (Scopus)
Refrigerants
Phase equilibria
Specific heat
Thermodynamic properties
Vapors

Solubility of p-xylene in methane and ethane and implications for freeze-out at LNG conditions

Siahvashi, A., Al Ghafri, S. ZS., Hughes, T. J., Graham, B. F., Huang, S. H. & May, E. F., 1 Jul 2019, In : Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. 105, p. 47-57 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ethane
Methane
Xylene
Liquefied natural gas
Solubility

Projects 2019 2021