Haroun Mahgerefteh

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Prof Haroun Mahgerefteh
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place
London WC1E 7JE
United Kingdom

Roberts Building, Room 206

Phone: 020 7679 3835
Fax:     020 7383 2348
Email:  h.mahgerefteh@ucl.ac.uk

PhD in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College
MSc in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College


  • Young Author Award, Royal Society of Chemistry Particle Characterisation Group
  • DTI SMART Merit Award for Research & Technology
  • DTI SPUR Award for Research & Technology
  • DTI World Class Manufacturing Award: Frontier Science and Measurement Prize, (joint 1st place)
  • Royal Society New Frontiers in Science Exhibition
  • IChemE EuroChem Award for Excellence in Safety and the Environment (2nd place) 
  • IChemE Haden Freeman Engineering Excellence Award (2nd place)
  • IChemE Frank Lees Medal in Safety and Loss Prevention

Professional Affiliations
CEng, MIChemE, FIChemE

Research Interests

  • CO2 Pipeline Transportation Safety
  • Safety and Loss Prevention in the Oil and Gas Industries
  • Carbon Capture and Sequestration
  • High Pressure Pipelines Failure Consequence CFD Modelling  

Research Group


  • Brown, S., Martynov, S., Mahgerefteh, H. and Proust, C. ‘A homogeneous relaxation flow model for the full bore rupture of dense phase CO2 pipelines’, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 17:349-356 (2013).
  • Brown, S., Beck, J., Mahgerefteh, H. and Fraga, E. Global sensitivity analysis of the impact of impurities on CO2 pipeline failure, Reliability Engineering & System Safety. 115:43-54(2013).
  • Martynov, S., Brown, S. and Mahgerefteh, H. An Extended Peng-Robinson Equation of State for Carbon Dioxide Solid-Vapour Equilibrium, Greenhouse Gases: Sci and Technol. 3 (2):136-147 (2013).
  • Mahgerefteh, H., Brown, S., Martynov S. A study of the effects of friction, heat transfer, and stream impurities on the decompression behaviour in CO2 pipelines, Greenhouse Gas Sci Technol. 2:369–379 (2012).
  • Mahgerefteh, H., Brown, S., and Denton, G., ‘Modelling the impact of stream impurities on ductile fractures in CO2 pipelines’, Chem.Eng.Sci., 74, 200–210 (2012). 
  • Mahgerefteh, H., Brown, S.and Zhang, P.,  ‘A dynamic boundary ductile-fracture-propagation model for CO2 pipelines’, Journal of Pipeline Engineering, 9(4), 265 – 276 (2011).
  • Mahgerefteh, h., Fernandez, M. and Jalili, N., ‘When does a vessel become a pipe, AIChE Journal,  57(12), 3305–3314 (2011).
  • Mahgerefteh, H., & Denton, G., & Rykov, Y., ‘A hybrid multiphase flow model, AIChE Journal, 54(9), 2261-2268 (2008).
  • Mahgerefteh, H., & Abbasi, M., Modeling blowdown of pipelines under fire attack AIChE Journal, 53(9), 2443-2450 (2007).
  • Mahgerefteh, H., & Oke, A., 'An efficient numerical simulation for highly transient flows' Chem.Eng.Sci., 61(15), 5049-5056 (2006).
  • Mahgerefteh,H. & Atti, O, 'Modeling low-temperature-induced failure of pressurized pipelines' AIChE Journal, 52(3), 1248-1256 (2006).
  • Mahgerefteh, H., Oke, A., & Atti, O, 'Modelling outflow following rupture in pipeline networks', Chem.Eng.Sci., 61(6) , 1811-1818 (2006).
  • Mahgerefteh, H., Atti, O., & Denton, G, An interpolation technique for Rapid CFD simulation of highly transient flows Trans.IChemE., Part B, Process Safety & Environmental Protection, 84(B6), 1- 6 (2006).
  • Mahgerefteh, H. & Falope, G.B.O. 'Modelling thermal response of spherical vessels during blowdown under fire attack', AIChE Journal, 49(5), 1307-1316 (2003).
  • Mahgerefteh, H., Oke, A., Economou, I. & Rykov, Y., 'A transient outflow model for pipeline puncture', Chem. Eng. Sci., 58(20), 4591- 4604 (2003). 

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