Dr Mehdi Jafarian

Dr Mehdi Jafarian
 Position Research Associate
 Org Unit School of Mechanical Engineering
 Email mehdi.jafarian@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone
 Location Floor/Room 3 24L ,  Engineering South ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    2014-current: Postdoctoral researcher in Carbon Capture (CC) and Hybrid Solar Chemical looping Combustion (Hy-Sol-CLC), The University of Adelaide, Australia.

    2011-2014: PhD, The University of Adelaide, Australia.

    2007-2011: Lecturere in courses related to Chemical Engineering.

    2003-2007: Master in Chemical Engineering, Shiraz University, Iran.

    1999-2003: Bachelor in Chemical Engineering, Shiraz University, Iran.

  • Qualifications

    2011 - 2014: PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Renewable Energy), The University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

    Dissertation Title: Application of concentrated solar thermal energy in chemical looping combustion.

    2004 - 2007: MS in Chemical Engineering, University of Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran.

    Dissertation Title: Performance analysis of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) fed with reformed natural gas.

    1999 - 2004: BS in Chemical Engineering, University of Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran.

    Dissertation Title:  Investigation of the application of compressed natural gas (CNG) in public transport vehicles in Shiraz.

  • Awards & Achievements

    1.     Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence (2014).

    2.     Award for innovation in solar thermal energy storage from Centre for Energy Technology (CET), The University of Adelaide (2013).

    3.     Commendation for innovation in solar thermal energy storage from Centre for energy Technology (CET), The University of Adelaide (2012).

    4.     Travel financial support from Australian Solar Institute (ASI) (2012).

    5.     Travel financial support from Centre for Energy Technology (CET), The  University of Adelaide (2012).

    6.      Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI) (2011).

    7.     Travel financial support from Australian Combustion Symposium (2011).

  • Research Interests

    1. Solar thermal energy storage

    2. Carbon capture and storage

    3.  Chemical looping technologies

    4.  Energy systems and energy management

    5.  Transport phenomena

    6.  Thermodynamics

    7. Multi-phase reactions

  • Publications

    Journal Papers

    1. G. J. Nathan, M. Jafarian, B. B. Dally, W. L. Saw, P. J. Ashman, E. Hu, A. Steinfeld," Solar Thermal Hybrids for Combustion Power Plant: A Growing Opportunity". Progress in Energy and Combustion Science (2017). Accepted. (IF: 17.382).
    2. M. Silakhori, M. Jafarian, M. Arjomandi, G. J. Nathan, “Comparing the thermodynamic potential of alternative liquid metal oxides for the storage of solar thermal energy”. Solar Energy (2017), vol: 136, p: 251-258. (IF: 3.582)
    3. M. M. Sarafraz, M. Jafarian, M. Arjomandi, G. J. Nathan, “The relative performance of alternative oxygen carriers for liquid chemical looping combustion and gasification”. International journal of Hydrogen Energy (2017), (In Press). (IF: 3.205)
    4. P. Haseli, M. Jafarian, G. J. Nathan, “High temperature solar thermochemical process for production of stored energy and oxygen based on CuO/Cu2O redox reactions”. Solar Energy (2017), vol: 153, p: 1-10. (IF: 3.582).
    5. M. Jafarian, G. J. Nathan, M. Arjomandi, “Thermodynamic potential of molten copper oxide for high temperature solar energy storage and oxygen production”. Applied Energy (2017), accepted. (IF:5.746)
    6. K. L. Lee, M. Jafarian, F. Ghanadi, M. Arjomandi, G. J. Nathan, “An investigation into the effect of aspect ratio on the heat loss from a solar cavity receiver”. Solar Energy (2017), vol: 149, p: 20-31. (IF: 3.685)
    7. M. M. Sarafraz, M. Jafarian, M. Arjomandi, G. J. Nathan, “Potential use of liquid metal oxides for chemical looping gasification: A thermodynamic assessment”. Applied Energy (2017), vol: 195: p: 702-712. (IF: 5.746) 
    8. M. Jafarian, M. Arjomandi, G. J. Nathan, “Thermodynamic potential of high temperature chemical looping combustion with molten iron oxide as the oxygen carrier”, Chemical Engineering Research and Design (2017), vol: 120, p: 69-81. (IF: 2.525)
    9. Z. Lu, M. Jafarian, A. Chinnici, M. Arjomandi, G. J. Nathan, “Flow behaviour inside a novel rotating fluidised bed for solar gasification of biomass”. AIP Conference Proceeding, (2017). AIP Conference Proceedings 1850, 110009 (2017); doi: 10.1063/1.4984483
    10. Z. Lu, M. Jafarian, M. Arjomandi, G. J. Nathan, “Analytical assessment of novel rotating fluidized bed for steam gasification of char particles”, Solar Energy(2017), vol: 140, p: 113-123 (IF: 3.685)
    11. G.J. Nathan, B.B. Dally, Z.T. Alwahabi, P.J. van Eyk, M. Jafarian, P.J. Ashman, “Research challenges in combustion and gasification arising from emerging technologies employing directly irradiated concentrating solar thermal radiation”. Proceeding of Combustion Institute (2017), vol: 36, issue 2, p: 2055-2074. (IF: 4.12)
    12. Z. Lu, M. Jafarian, M. Arjomandi, GJ. Nathan, “Particle-scale investigation of heat transfer in radiation-driven char gasification”, Chemical Engineering and Technology (2016), vol: 39, issue: 10, p: 1903-1911. (IF: 2.442)
    13. D. Sabzi, P. Haseli, M. Jafarian, G. Karimi, M. Taheri, “Investigation of cooling load reduction in buildings by passive cooling options applied on roof”. Energy and Buildings, vol: 109, p: 135-142. (IF: 2.973)
    14. A. Forghani, M. Jafarian, P. Pendleton, D. M. Lewis, “Mathematical modelling of a hydrocracking reactor for triglyceride conversion to biofuel: model establishment and validation”. International Journal of Energy Research, (2014), vol: 38, Issue: 12, p: 1624-1634. (2.529)
    15. M. Jafarian, M. Arjomandi, G. J. Nathan, “The energetic performance of a novel hybrid solar thermal & chemical looping combustion system”. Applied Energy, (2014), vol: 132, p: 74-85. (IF: 5.746)
    16. M. Jafarian, M. Arjomandi, G. J. Nathan, “A hybrid solar chemical looping combustion system with a high solar share”. Applied Energy, (2014), vol: 126, p: 69-77. (IF: 5.746)
    17. M. Jafarian, M. Arjomandi, G. J. Nathan, “Influence of the type of the type of oxygen carriers on the performance of a hybrid solar chemical looping combustion system”. Energy and Fuels, (2014), vol: 28, issue: 5, p: 2914–2924. (IF: 2.835)
    18. M. Jafarian, M. Arjomandi, G. J. Nathan, “The influence of high intensity solar radiation on the temperature and reduction of an oxygen carrier particle in hybrid chemical looping combustion”. Chemical Engineering Science, (2013), vol: 95, p: 331-342. (IF: 2.75)
    19. M. Jafarian, M. Arjomandi, G. J. Nathan, “A hybrid solar and chemical looping combustion system for solar thermal energy storage”. Applied Energy, (2013), vol: 103, p: 671-678. (IF: 5.746)
    20. S. Hosseini, M. Jafarian, G. Karimi, “Performance Analysis of a tubular solid oxide fuel cell with an indirect internal reformer”. International Journal of Energy Research (2009), vol: 35, Issue 3, p: 259–270.
    21. M. Jafarian, S. M. Jaafarian, P. Haseli, M. Taheri, “Performance analysis of a passive cooling system using underground channel Naghb”. Energy and Buildings, (2010), vol: 42, p: 559-562.
    22. M. Jafarian, P. Haseli, G. Karimi, “Performance analysis of a solid oxide fuel cell with reformed natural gas fuel”. International Journal of energy Research (2010), vol: 34, Issue 11, p: 946 – 961. 

    Peer review conference papers

     1. M. Jafarian, W. Saw, S. Lim, G. Nathan, P. Ashman, M. Arjomandi, “Solar thermal energy storage”,  2016 May 2-3, ASTRI workshop, Melbourne convention Centre, Australia.

     

    2. M. Jafarian, M. Arjomandi, G. J. Nathan, “Modelling the influence of high intensity radiation flux on particle performance in a hybrid solar chemical looping combustion reactor”. 2012 Dec 6-7, Australian Solar Council’s academic conference, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

     

    3. M. Jafarian, M. Arjomandi, G. J. Nathan, “Application of Chemical Looping for Solar Thermal Energy Storage”. Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium 2011 Nov 29 to Dec 1, the University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, p: 231-235.

     

    4. M. Jafarian and G. Karimi, “Simulation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell with Hydrogen Fuel”. 11th National Chemical Engineering Conference. Tehran, Iran. 9-11 Nov 2006. 

     

    5.M. Jafarian and G. Karimi, “Simulation of Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell with Natural Gas Fuel”. 5th International Chemical Engineering Congress. Kish Island, Iran, 2-5 Jan 2008.

     

    6. S. Hosseini, M. Jafarian, G. Karimi, “Effect of Fuel Pre-reforming on SOFC Performance”. 5th international Chemical Engineering Congress. Kish Island, Iran, 2-5 Jan 2008.

     

    Patent Application

     

    1. M. Jafarian, G. J. Nathan, M. Arjomandi, “A hybrid solar and chemical looping combustion system”, Provisional Patent Application No. 2013903807, Adelaide Research and Innovation Pty. Ltd.; 2013 [Priority Date: 02.10.2013]; (pending)
    2. M. Jafarian, G. J. Nathan, M. Arjomandi, “A pneumatic method to cycle liquids between multiple reactors”, Provisional Patent Application No. 2017900167, Adelaide Research and Innovation Pty. Ltd.; 2017 [Priority Date: 19.01.2017]; (pending)
    3. M. Jafarian, G. J. Nathan, M. R. Abdollahi “A method to provide high rates of heat and mass transfer in a solar receiver/reactor”, Provisional Patent Application No. 2017900564, Adelaide Research and Innovation Pty. Ltd.; 2017 [Priority Date: 21.02.2017]; (pending)

     

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