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Seyed Abdollatif Hashemifard

Seyed Abdollatif Hashemifard 

Assistant Professor of Gas Engineering

 

Contact Details:

Department of Chemical Engineering,

Faculty of Petroleum, Gas and Petrochemical Engineering,

Persian Gulf University,

Bushehr 7516913817

Iran. 

Email:  salhashemifard[ at ]pgu.ac.ir,  salhashemifard[ at ]yahoo.com

Tel.: (+98) 77 3122 2400-ext. 1534

Fax.: (+98)-77-334 41 495

Persoanl Page: http://en.pgu.ac.ir/page/hashemifard 

         

Education

•  B.S. Degree in Chemical and Gas Engineering, from Petroleum University of Technology, Ahwaz, Iran

   (1996).

•  M.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from Amirkabir (Polytechnique) University, Tehran, Iran, (1998).

•  PhD. Degree in Chemical Engineering (Gas Engineering) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor

    Bahru, Malaysia, (2011).

 

Titles of Theses:

•  BSc. Thesis: A Research into the Heat Transfer Coefficient in Agitated Vessels. Supervisor:  Prof. M. Jamialahmadi.

•  MSc. Thesis: Production of Fluorspar from Acidic Waste Water Containing Fluorine. Supervisor: Prof. F. Rashidi.

•  PhD. Thesis: Development and Modelling of Mixed Matrix Membranes Incorporating Large Pore Size Clay for Gas Separation. Supervisors: Prof. A.F.Ismail and Prof. Takeshi Matsuura.

 

Work Experience:

•  Lecturer at Chemical Cngineering Department, Persian Gulf University, 2000-2011.

•  Head of Chemical Engineering Department, Persian Gulf University, 2006-2008.

•  Member of Publicatrions Committee, Persian Gulf University, 2006-2008.

•  Member of Iranian Association of Chemical Engineering (IAChE).

•  Post Doctorate in AMTEC-Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 2011-2012.

•  Member of editorial board of the Journal of Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Technology (Persian Gulf University)

   2013.

•  Head of Energy Committee of Bushehr Province, 2013.

•  Dean of Faculty of Petroleum, Gas and Petrochemical Engineering, Persian Gulf University (PGU) since 2015.

•  Member of the Scientific Committee of the National Elites Foundation in Bushehr Bushehr, 2015.

•  Project leader: Desalination of Brackish Water using the carrier gas process, 2002, Persian Gulf University

    (Awarded the highest rank in the engineering section  of the 4th Kharazmi scientific festival; youth section,

    Tehran,2002).

•  Project leader: Economic Evaluation of Downstream Petrochemical Derivatives for Investment in Bushehr

    Province, 2004, Persian Gulf University.

•  Co-Manager of project leader: Modification of Two-Phase Flow Equation for Nar-Kangan Gas Pipeline, 2004, 

    Persian Gulf University.

•  Supervising more than 20 BS Projects during 2000-2008 at Persian Gulf University

•  Research officer of project: Gas separation by hollow fiber membrane, for Petronas, 2010-2011, AMTEC-

    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.

•  Co-supervisor of project: Gas separation by hollow fiber mixed matrix membrane, for Petronas, 2011-2012,

    AMTEC-Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.

•  Supervisor of project: Evaluating the conventional gas permeation testing method to predict the structural

    parameters of the porous skin membrane, 2013, Persian Gulf University.

•  Supervisor of project: Synthesis and optimization of nanofiltration membranes via nanoparticles for

    industrial wastewater treatment in Bushehr province, 2013, Center of Education and Research of Bushehr

    Province.

•  Visiting researcher: University Teknologi Malaysia, Advanced Membrane Technology Centre, July to August,

    2013.

•   Visiting researcher: University Teknologi Malaysia, Advanced Membrane Technology Centre, August to

     Octobert, 2015.

 

Postgraduate Supervision:

• PhD: Masood Rezaei Dasht Arhandi, Thesis title: Devleopment of Novel Mixed Matrix Membrane Material for

   Membrane Contactor for Gas Separation”, AMTEC-Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia, 2011-2012.

• PhD candidate: Masoud Saberi, Thesis title: Development and modeling of CO2-induced plasticization of

   polymeric and nanocomposite membranes and controlling by heat-treatment technique”, Persian Gulf    

   University, 2012-2015.

• PhD candidate: Ahmad Moarefian, Thesis title: Development and modeling of membrane distillation”, Persian

   Gulf University, 2014.

• MSc graduated: Ali Moslehyani, Thesis title: “Silver Ion Exchange Fillers Incorporated with Mixed Matrix

   Membranes for Antibacterial Application”, AMTEC-Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia, 2011-2012.

• MSc candidate: Hannaneh Ahmadi, Effect of heat treatment on the performance of membrane contactor

   hollow fiber for CO2 removal, Persian Gulf University, 2013-2015.

• MSc candidate: Mostafa Teimuri, Effect of non-polar coagulation bath-immiscible liquids on the membranes

   morphology and performance of the fabricated membranes for wastewater treatment, Persian Gulf

   University, 2013-2015.

• MSc candidate: Ehsan Ghaderi, Fabrication and development of composite polymeric membrane by interfacial

   polymerization method for natural gas dehydration., Persian Gulf University, 2013-2015.

• MSc candidate: Abolfazl Bikhowf, Modelling of fouling of ultrafiltration membranes incorporating

   nanoparticles, Persian Gulf University, 2015.

 

Courses Taught:

•  Material and Energy Balances, Fluid Mechanics I and II

  Gas Conditioning and Processing I and II

•  Two-Phase Flow Fluid Mechanics

•  Gas Transmission and Distribution

 Numerical Analysis

  Physical chemistry

  Polymer chemistry and fundamentals

  Membrane Technology, (2000-2015) for Department of Chemical Engineering, Persian Gulf University.

 

Conferences Attended as a Keynote Speaker:

•  Iran, Shiraz, nano-technology conference” NANOTECHNOLOGY MEETS MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY: The New

    Emerging Advanced Material for Gas Separation Processes”, 2010.

•  Indonesia, Bandung, MST2010” NANOTECHNOLOGY MEETS MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY: Insight into

    Advanced Material for Gas Separation Processes”, 2010.

•  Singapore Nano-science conference” NANOTECHNOLOGY MEETS MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY: The New

    Emerging Advanced Material for Gas Separation Processes”, 2011

•  Iran, Bushehr, research week” MODELLING OF MIXED MATRIX MEMBRANES INCORPORATING HALLOYSITE

    FILLER FOR GAS SEPARATION”, Persian Gulf University, 2012.

 

Workshops:

•  Polymeric membranes for Gas separation, University Teknologi Malaysia, 2011.

•  Nanotechnology and membranes processes, Persian Gulf University, 2013.

•  Application of membrane technology in gas separation processes, Parsian gas refinery plant,  2014.

       

Publications

•  S. A. Hashemifard, and R. Azin, New Experimental Aspects of Carrier Gas Process, Desalination,

164(2004),125-133.

•   S. A. Hashemifard, A.F.Ismail, T. Matsuura, Prediction of Gas Permeability in Mixed Matrix Membranes

Using Theoritical Models, Journal of Membrane Science, 347(2010), 53-61.

•   S. A. Hashemifard, A.F.Ismail, T. Matsuura, A New Theoretical Gas Permeability Model Using Resistance

Modeling for Mixed Matrix Membrane Systems, Journal of Membrane Science, 350(2010), 259-268.

•  A. F . Ismail, R. Norida, W. A. W. Abdul Rahman, T. Matsuura, S. A. Hashemifard, Preparation and

Characterization of Hyperthin-Skinned and High Performances Asymmetric Polyethersulfone Membrane for Gas

Separation, Desalination, Special Issue Honoring Prof. David Hasson, 273 (2011) 93–104.

•  M. Mofarahi, S. A. Hashemifard, New Mixing Rule For Predicting Multi-Component Gas Adsorption,

Adsorption, 17 (2011) 311–323.

•  W.A.W. Rafizah, A.F. Ismail T. Matsuura, S. A. Hashemifard, A. Suhaimi, Structure and Gas Transport

Behavior of  Polysulfone /Polyacrylonitrile-Carbon Molecular Sieve Mixed Matrix Membrane, Applied Membrane

Science & Technology, 12(2011) 43-52.

•  S. A. Hashemifard, A.F.Ismail, T. Matsuura, Effects of Montmorillonite Nano-Clay Fillers on PEI Mixed Matrix

Membrane for CO2 Removal, Chemical Engineering Journal, 170 (2011) 316–32. TOP CITED PAPERS FOR

2011 and 2012.

•  S. A. Hashemifard, A.F.Ismail, T. Matsuura, Mixed Matrix Membrane Incorporated with Large Pore Size

Halloysite Nanotubes (HNT) as Filler for Gas Separation: Experimental,  Journal of Colloid & Interface Science,

359 (2011) 359–370.

•  S. A. Hashemifard, A.F.Ismail, T. Matsuura, Co-Casting Technique for Fabricating Dual-Layer Flat Sheet

Membranes for Gas Separation, Journal of Membrane Science, 375 (2011) 258–267.

•  N.H. Rahim, A.F. Ismail, A. Mustafa, T. Matsuura,B.C. Ng, S. Abdullah, , S. A. Hashemifard, Gas Separation

Performance of Polyethersulfone /Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Mixed Matrix Membranes, Separation and

Purification Technology, 80 (2011) 20–31.

•  S. A. Hashemifard, A.F.Ismail, T. Matsuura, Mixed Matrix Membrane Incorporated with Large Pore Size

Halloysite Nanotubes (HNT) as Filler for Gas Separation: Morphological Diagram, Chemical Engineering Journal,

172 (2011) 581– 590.

•  A. F. Ismail, S. A. Hashemifard, T. Matsuura, Facilitated Transport Effect of Ag+ Ion Exchanged Halloysite

Nanotubes on the Performance of Polyetherimide Mixed Matrix Membrane for Gas Separation, Journal of

Membrane Science, 379 (2011) 378– 385.

•  N. S. A. Bakar, A. F. Ismail, S. A. Hashemifard, A. Mustafa, A. Suhaimi, The effect of silica loading on the

    performance and morphology of polyimide-silica hybrid membrane, Applied Membrane Science &

    Technology, 12 (2012) 43-52.

•   S. A. Hashemifard, A. F. Ismail, T. Matsuura, To what extent the conventional gas permeation testing

     method is reliable for membrane systems? , Separation and Purification Technology, 114 (2013) 90–98.

•   S. A. Hashemifard, A. F.Ismail, T. Matsuura, Predicting the strutural parameters of integrally skinned

     porous membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, 454(2014)451–462.

•    M. Rezaei DashtArzhandi, A.F. Ismail, S.A. Hashemifard, T. Matsuura, Preparation and characterization

of PVDF-montmorillonite mixed matrix hollow fiber membrane for gas–liquid contacting process, Chemical

Engineering Research and Design, 92 (2014) 2449–2460.

•  M. Rezaei DashtArzhandi, A.F. Ismail, S.A. Hashemifard, Gh. Bakeri, T. Matsuura, Experimental study on

the performance and long-term stability of PVDF/Montmorillonite hollow fiber mixed matrix membranes for

CO2 separation process, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 26 (2014) 147–157.

•  M. Rezaei DashtArzhandi, A.F. Ismail, Gh. Bakeri,, S.A. Hashemifard, T. Matsuura, Effect of general

montmorillonite and Cloisite 15A on structural parameters and performance of mixed matrix membranes

contactor for CO2 absorption, Chemical Engineering Journal 260 (2015) 875–885.

•   S.A. Hashemifard, A.F. Ismail, T. Matsuura, M. Rezaei DashtArzhandi, Performance of Silicon Rubber

Coated Polyetherimide Hollow Fibers for CO2 Removal via a Membrane Contactor, RSC Advances, 2015,

DOI: 10.1039/C5RA00085H

•  S.A. Hashemifard, T. Matsuura, A.F. Ismail, M. Rezaei Dasht Arzhandi, D. Rana, G. Bakeri,

Characterization of partial pore wetting in hollow fibergas absorption membrane contactors: An EDX

analysis approach, Chemical Engineering Journal (2015), doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2015.07.036

•   A. Moslehyani, M. Mobaraki , A. F. Ismail, T. Matsuura, S. A. Hashemifard, M. H. D. Othman, A. Mayahi,

M. Rezaei DashtArzhandi, M. Soheilmoghaddam, E. Shamsaei, Effect of HNTs modification in nanocomposite

membrane enhancement for bacterial removal by cross-flow ultrafiltration system, Reactive and Functional

Polymers, in press, 2015.

•   M. Saberi, A. A. Dadkhah, S. A. Hashemifard, Modeling of simultaneous competitive mixed gas

permeation and CO2 induced plasticization in glassy polymers, Journal of Membrane Science, in press.

•  Masoud Saberi,   S. A. Hashemifard, A. A. Dadkhah, Modeling of CO2/CH4 gas mixture permeation and

CO2 induced plasticization through asymmetric cellulose acetate membrane, RSC Advances, 216, Accepted

Manuscript.

 

International Conference Papers:

•  S. A. Hashemifard, and F.Rashidi, Production of Fluorspar from Acidic Waste Water Containing Fluorine, The

4th Iranian Congress of Chemical Engineering, Amirkabir University,Tehran,1999.

•  S. A. Hashemifard, Modification of Standing Model for Gas Condensate Systems to Predict the Equilibrium

Constant, The 9th Iranian Congress of Chemical Engineering, Science and Technology University, Tehran,

2004.

  S. A. Hashemifard, F.Ebrahimzadeh, Treatment of Salt Water in Salt Plant for Decreasing Calcium and

Magnesium Salt, The 9th Iranian Congress of Chemical Engineering, Science and Technology University,

Tehran, 2004.

•  S. A. Hashemifard, S. Karimi, Evaluation and Optimization of Water-Ammonia Absorption-Refrigeration

Cycle as a Low Capacity Domestic Air Conditioner, The 10th Iranian Congress of Chemical Engineering, Sistan

and Baluchestan University, Zahedan, Nov.2005.

   M. Mofarahi, S. A. Hashemifard, Predicting Gas Adsorption Using Covolume Dependent Mixing Rule,

Eleventh International Conference on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design, Greece-

Hersonissos,2007

   S. A. Hashemifard, A.F.Ismail, Comparison of Gas Permeability Models for Mixed Matrix Membranes, 7th

International Conference on Membrane Science and Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Corus Hotel, Malaysia, 13th-

15th May 2009.

•  S. A. Hashemifard, A.F.Ismail, T. Matsuura, Incorporation Effects of Four Montmorillonite Nano-Clays on PEI

Mixed Matrix Membrane for CO2 Removal, (IGCESH2010), Johor, Malaysia, Nov. 2010.

•  S. A. Hashemifard, A.F.Ismail, T. Matsuura, A Novel Permeability-Selectivity Morphological Diagram For

Mixed Matrix Membranes Incorporating Large Pore Size Fillers, 8th International Conference on Membrane

Science and Technology (MST2010), Indonesia, Bandung, Dec. 2010.

•   S. A. Hashemifard, A.F.Ismail, T. Matsuura, Mixed Matrix Membrane Comprising Polyetherimide with

Naturally Occurring Modified Halloysite Nanotubes for Gas Separation, 8th International Conference on

Membrane Science and Technology (MST2010), Indonesia, Bandung, Dec. 2010.

•   A. Moslehyani, A.F. Ismail, R.A. Malek, S.A. Hashemifard, Polyethersulfone Silver Halloysite Nanotubes

Mixed Matrix Membrane for Bacterial Removal (Presented), 4th International Conference On Biotechnology For

The Wellness Industry, Malaysia, 2012.

   A. Moslehyani, A.F. Ismail, R.A. Malek, S.A. Hashemifard, Effect of Ag+ Ion Exchanged Halloysite

Nanotubes on the Performance of Polyethersulfone Mixed Matrix Membrane for Bacterial Removal (Accepted)

Euro Membarne 2012

•   Moslehyani, A.F. Ismail, S.A. Hashemifard, The 10th International Conference on Membrane Science and

Technology (MST2012), Thailand, 2012.

•  M. Rezaei-Darzhandi, A.F.Ismail, S. A. Hashemifard, T. Matsuura, Preparation of porous VDF/montmorillonite

hollow fibre mixed matrix membrane contactor via a phase inversion method to capture CO2, 11th

International Conference on Membrane Science and Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Seri Pacific Hotel, Malaysia,

28th-30th August 2013.

•  H. Junoh, A.F.Ismail, S. A. Hashemifard, Effect of heat treatment parameters on the performance of

asymmetric polyetherimide (PEI) hollow fibre membrane for CO2/CH4 gas separation, 11th International

Conference on Membrane Science and Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Seri Pacific Hotel, Malaysia, 28th-30th

August 2013.

•  S. A. Hashemifard, A.F.Ismail, T. Matsuura, The reliability of the conventional gas permeation testing

method for characterizing the porous asymmetric membranes, 11th International Conference on Membrane

Science and Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Seri Pacific Hotel, Malaysia, 28th-30th August 2013.

•  M. Rezaei-Darzhandi, A.F.Ismail, S. A. Hashemifard, T. Matsuura, Mixed matrix membranes (MMMs)

comprising PVDF polymer with dispersed montmorillonite clay particles for CO2 absorption, 11th International

Conference on Membrane Science and Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Seri Pacific Hotel, Malaysia, 28th-30th

Augoust 2013.

•   S. A. Hashemifard, A.F. Ismail, T. Matsuura, M. Rezaei Dasht Arzhandi, Performance of Silicon Rubber

Coated Hollow Fiber Membrane Contactor for CO2 Gas Absorption, The 15th Iranian Congress of Chemical

Engineering, Tehran University, Tehran, 2015.

•   S. A. Hashemifard, M. Saberi, M. Rezaei, M. R. Rahnama, Synthesis and optimization of mixed matrix

membranes incorporating nanoparticles for treatment of industrial wastewater in Asaluyeh, the first

international conference on oil gas and petrochemical industeris tehran 2015.

•   S. H. Ahmadi, S. A. Hashemifard, A study on the effect of heat treatment on the performance of PEI hollow

fiber membrane contactor for carbon dioxide separation, the first international conference on oil gas and

petrochemical industeris tehran 2015.

•   M.Teimoori, S. A. Hashemifard, Mohsen Abbasi, Effect of normal alkane additives on the structural

parameters of polyethersulfoneultrafiltration membranes, 12th International Conference on Membrane Science

and Technology, Tehran, Tehran University, Iran, 1st-3rd November 2015.

•   M. Saberi, A. A. Dadkhah, S. A. Hashemifard, Modeling of mixed gas competitive permeation in cellulose

acetate and CO2induced plasticization, 12th International Conference on Membrane Science and Technology,

Tehran, Tehran University, Iran, 1st-3rd November 2015.

•   M. Saberi, S. A. Hashemifard, A. A. Dadkhah, Thickness dependence of CO2-induced plasticization of

asymmetric flat sheet polyetherimide membrane , 12th International Conference on Membrane Science and

Technology, Tehran, Tehran University, Iran, 1st-3rd November 2015.

 

Conference Committe Membership:

•  Scientific committee of “7th International Conference on Membrane Science and Technology”, Amtec,

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia, 13th-15th May 2009.

•  Scientific committee of “Nano-materials Technology Specialized Conference 2012”, Amtec, Universiti

Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia, 6th-7th March 2012.

•   Scientific committee of "Oil gas conference, Bushehr, Iran, 2014

•   Scientific committee of "Persian gulf Festival, Bushehr, Iran, 2015

•   Scientific committee of “12th International Conference on Membrane Science and Technology”, University of

Tehran, Iran, Tehran, 1-3 Nov. 2015.

•   Head of Scientific committee of “1st Biennial National Conference of Persian Gulf Oil, Gas and

petrochemical”, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran, 20 Apr. 2016.

 

Projects Refereed:

•  Referee of the research, entitled:” Synthesis of mesoporous silica catalyst in lab scale” , Persian Gulf Science and Technology Park, 2012

•  Referee of the research, entitled:” Design and synthesis of nanostructured zeoilite adsorbent”, Persian Gulf Science and Technology Park, 2013

•  Referee of the research, entitled:” Fabrication of mixed matrix membrane for gas separation”, Persian Gulf Science and Technology Park, 2013

•   Referee of the research, entitled:” An online software for two phase flow”, Persian Gulf Science and Technology Park, 2015

 

Awards and Honours 

•  4th Kharazmi Festival, Youth Section for Best Innovation in Engineering,Tehran, Iran,  Dec. 2003.

•  Best Student Award, 48th Convocation, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, May 2012.

•   Best of the Best Student award (Chancellor award), 48th convocation, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, May

2012.

•   Award of the finalist for indexed journal cumulative impact factor, July 2012.

•   Post-doctoral fellowship in the field of membrane technology, October 2011-October 2012.

•   Visiting researcher, September, 2013, AMTEC, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

•   Master excelled (Education) in Petroleum, gas and petrochemical engineering faculty, Persian Gulf

     University, 2015.

•   Award of “Top Cited Papers for 2011 and 2012 Entitled: Effects of Montmorillonite Nano-Clay Fillers on PEI

Mixed Matrix Membrane for CO2 Removal, 170 (2011) 316–32.” by Chemical Engineering Journal.

•   Visiting researcher, August, 2015, AMTEC, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

•   Master excelled (Research) in Petroleum, gas and petrochemical engineering faculty, Persian Gulf University,

2015.

 

Research Achievements:

•  Halloysite Nano Tubes Mixed Matrix Membranes for Gas Separation

•  Facilitated Transport Effect on Mixed Matrix Membranes for Gas Separation

 

Areas of Research Interest:

•  Membrane gas separation.

•  Membrane Contactors.

•  Membrane water treatment.

•  Membrane Distillation.

•  Transport Phenomena in Porous Media.

•  Two-Phase Flow and Thermodynamics of Hydrocarbon Systems.

•  Gas conditioning and processing.

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