Senior Research Scientist


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


Previous Researches:

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).