Postdoctoral Research Associate
Room: B111 (Engineering Building)
Advisor: Dr. Mohammad Piri
B.S.: Petroleum Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Ph.D.: Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, USA
Research Interests and Area of Specialization:
- Molecular Dynamics of flow through nano-pores
- Statistical Thermodynamics
- Phase behavior of large organic molecules
Current Research Project:
Dynamic Nano-Scale Network Modeling of Multiphase Flow in Porous and Fractured media with Parallel Programing
Investigation on the effect of molecular structure on association and aggregation behavior of asphaltene molecules
Introducing a new thermodynamic approach to account for the effect of dispersant on asphaltene phase behavior
Member of Tau Beta Pi since 2012
Recipient of “Anadarko Fellowship for Excellence in Energy Scholarship – Graduate students” fall 2012
Sedghi, M., Goual, L. Effect of Asphaltene Structure on Association and Aggregation Using Molecular Dynamics. J. Phys. Chem. B, 117: 5765−5776 (2013).
Sedghi, M., Goual, L. Role of Resins on Asphaltene Stability. Energy Fuels, 24: 2275–2280 (2010).
Goual, L., Sedghi, M., Zeng, H., Mostowfi, F., McFarlane, R., Mullins, O. C., On the formation and properties of asphaltene nanoaggregates and clusters by DC-conductivity and centrifugation. Fuel, 90: 2480–2490 (2011).