Curriculum Vitae

 

Mohammad Haghighi, PhD
Professor of Chemical Engineering


Personal Information:

 

Name:

Mohammad

 

Surname:

Haghighi Parapari

 

Date of Birth:

03 June 1969

 

Place of Birth:

Azarshahr, East Azarbaijan, Iran

 

Nationality:

Iranian

 

Marital Status:

Married, Having a son and a daughter


Address:

 

Chemical Engineering Department

Sahand University of Technology

Tabriz, Sahand New Town

Iran

P.O. Box: 51335-1996

Tel.:  +98 412 3459152

Fax:  +98 412 3444355

E-Mail address:    haghighi@sut.ac.ir,

                                 mhaghighip@yahoo.com,

                                 mhaghighip@gmail.com

Web:

      Personal:                  http://staff.sut.ac.ir/haghighi/

     Chem. Eng. Dept.:   http://che.sut.ac.ir/

     RCRC:                        http://rcrc.sut.ac.ir/


Educational Background:

 

2003-2007:

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia.

Thesis: Catalytic Partial Oxidation of Methane for Direct Conversion of Natural Gas to Methanol

 

1992-1995:

M.Eng., Chemical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran.

Thesis: Simulation of Multicomponent Reactive Distillation

 

1988-1992:

B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

Research Project: Temperature Distribution in Fins and Calculation of Heat loss


Professional Experience:

 

2007 to now:

Head of Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.

 

2007 to now:

Director of Reactor & Catalysis Research Center, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.

 

2007 to now:

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.

 

2000 to now:

Research Assistant, Environmental Engineering Research Center, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.

 

2003-2007:

Research Assistant, Center for Fuel and Energy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia.

 

2003-2007:

Ph.D. Student, Chemical Engineering Department, Center for Fuel and Energy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia.

 

1997-2003:

Research Assistant, Reactor & Catalysis Research Center, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.

 

1995-2003:

Academic staff, Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.


Awards and Honors:

 

2006:

"Best Oil, Gas & Carbon Capture Project AIE Postgraduate Student Energy Award", Australia.

 

2003:

"PhD Scholarship", MSRT of Iran, Iran.

 

2002:

"Distinguished IT (E-Learning) Research Award", East Azarbaijan, Iran.

 

2002

"Distinguished Chemical Engineering Research Award", Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.


Research Interests:

 

Reaction Engineering: Catalysis and Reactor Design

Environmental Engineering: Air & Water Pollution Control and Treatment

Natural Gas Utilization

Nano materials and technology

Educational Systems & E-learning


Language Skills:

 

English, Persian, Turkish


Teaching Experience

 

Industrial Reactor Design:

(2008 to now)

PhD course, Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.

 

Heterogeneous Catalysis:

(2007 to now)

MSc course, Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.

 

Advanced Reactor Design:

(2007 to now)

MSc course, Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.

 

Kinetic and Reactor Design:

(1996-2001) and (2007- to now)

BSc course, Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.

 

Engineering Software:

(2007-2008)

BSc course, Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.

 

Unit Operation I:

(1999-2003)

BSc course, Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.

 

Mass and Energy Balance:

(2000-2003)

BSc course, Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.

 

Unit Operation Laboratory:

(1999-2002)

BSc course, Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.

 

Petrochemical Processes:

(1996-2001)

BSc course, Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.

 

Process Control:

(1998-2000)

BSc course, Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.

 

Heat Transfer Laboratory:

(1996-1999)

BSc course, Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.

 

Petrochemical Processes II:

(1996-1999)

BSc course, Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.

 

Petrochemical Processes I:

(1995-1999)

BSc course, Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran.


Professional Membership:

 

2007 to now:

Australasian Association for Engineering Education, A2E2, Member.

 

2007 to now:

The Combustion Institute, CI, Member.

 

2007 to now:

Nano Materials Research Center, Member.

 

2006 to now:

Australian Institute of Energy, AIE, Member.

 

2004 to now:

Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE, Member.

 

2000 to now:

Environmental Engineering Research Center, EERC, Member.

 

1997 to now:

Reactor & Catalysis Research Center, RCRC, Director.

 

1995 to now:

Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Academic Staff.

 

2002 to now:

Iranian Association of Catalysis, IAC, Member.

 

1999 to now:

Iranian Association of Chemical Engineers, IAChE, Member.

 

2003-2007:

Centre for Fuels and Energy, CFE, Curtin University of Technology, Member

 

2001-2002:

Iranian Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Society, ICCES, Member.


Research Projects:

 

Current:

 

[1]        Sonochemically assisted synthesis of Ni/Al2O3 nano-catalyst for methane reforming, RCRC, SUT, (2009-now).

[2]        Synthesis of Hydrodesulfurization Nano-Catalyst Using Ultrasonic Energy, Tabriz Refinery, (2009-now).

[3]        CO2-Reforming of Natural Gas on Innovative Catalysts Prepared via Plasma Technologies, National Iranian Oil Refining & Distribution Company, NIORDC (2008 to now).

[4]        Investigation of a Practical Method for VOC Abatement from Lost Foam Unit of ITM. CO., Iran Tractor Foundry Company, Tabriz, (2007 to now).

 

Previous:

 

[1]        Thermodynamic Evaluation of Partial Oxidation of Methane for Natural Gas Utilization, RCRC, SUT (2007-2009).

[2]        Natural Gas to Methanol, Centre for Fuels and Energy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia (2003-2007).

[3]        Gas to Value (G2V), Centre for Fuels and Energy (CFE), Curtin University of Technology, Prepared for Woodside Energy Limited, Perth, WA, Australia. (2003-2004).

[4]        Enhanced VOC Oxidation Using Ozone on Porous Materials, Reactor & Catalysis Research Center (RCRC), Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran (2003-2003).

[5]        Enhanced Toluene Oxidation Using the Ozone/Pt-Al2O3, Reactor & Catalysis Research Center (RCRC), Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran (2001-2003).

[6]        Removal of Air Contaminants (VOC's) by Biofilteration, Environmental Engineering Research Center, (EERC), Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran (2001-2003).

[7]        Removal of Air Contaminants (VOC's) by Catalytic Oxidation, Reactor & Catalysis Research Center (RCRC), Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran (2000-2002).

[8]        Stripping of VOC's from Petrochemical and Refinery Wastewater, Environmental Engineering Research Center, (EERC), Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran (2000-2002).

[9]        Regeneration of Hydrocracking Catalysts, Reactor & Catalysis Research Center (RCRC), Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran (1998-2000).

[10]    Preparation of Dehydration Catalysts from Natural Zeolites, Reactor & Catalysis Research Center (RCRC), Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran (1997-2000).

[11]    Regeneration of Catalysts of Melamine Process, Reactor & Catalysis Research Center (RCRC), Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Sahand New Town, Iran (1997-1998).

[12]    Simulation of Multicomponent Reactive Distillation, M.Sc. Thesis, Chemical Engineering Department, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran (1993-1995).

[13]    Temperature Distribution in Fins and Calculation of Heat loss, B.Sc. Project, Chemical Engineering Department, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran (1991-1992).


Workshops:

 

[1]        Haghighi, "Effective Presentations Using Power Point", Centre for Fuels and Energy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, 2007.

[2]        M. Haghighi, "A workshop on Separation Processes", Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, 2003.

[3]        M. Haghighi, "Web Design & E-learning Workshop", ICT Center, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, 2002.

[4]        M. Haghighi, "PolyMath Workshop", Chemical Engineering Department, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, 2001.


Technical Reports:

 

[1]        M. Haghighi, A. Babaluo, N. Rahemi and S. Allahyari, " CO2-Reforming of Natural Gas on Innovative Catalysts Prepared via Plasma Technologies", First Report (Literature Review), Prepared for National Iranian Oil Refining & Distribution Company, NIORDC, Tehran, Iran, 2009.

[2]        M. Haghighi, "Thermodynamic Evaluation of Partial Oxidation of Methane for Natural Gas Utilization", Final Report, Prepared for Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, 2009.

[3]        M. Haghighi, E. Fatehifar and A. Ebadi,  "Investigation of a Practical Method for VOC Abatement from Lost Foam Unit of ITM. Co.", First Report (Literature Review), Prepared for Iran Tractor Foundry Co., Tabriz, Iran, 2007.

[4]        M. Haghighi, "Catalytic Partial Oxidation of Methane for Direct Conversion of Natural Gas to Methanol", PhD Thesis, Centre for Fuels and Energy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, 2007.

[5]        M. Haghighi, J. Bromly and D. Zhang, "Gas to Value Final Report: Evaluation of Selected Options for Utilisation of Associated and Stranded Gas", Report prepared for Woodside Energy Limited, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, November 2004.

[6]        M. Haghighi, J. Bromly and D. Zhang, "Gas to Value Report II: An Assessment of Technical Status of Selected Options for Utilisation of Associated and Stranded Gas", Report prepared for Woodside Energy Limited, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, April 2004.

[7]        M. Haghighi, J. Bromly and D. Zhang, "Gas to Value Report I: Utilisation Options of Remote and Stranded Gas - An Initial Assessment", Report prepared for Woodside Energy Limited, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, February 2004.

[8]        M. Haghighi, S. Shafiei, A. T. Khudiev, "Enhanced VOC Oxidation Using Ozone on Porous Materials", Department of Chemical Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, 2003.

[9]        M. Haghighi, J. Soltan Mohammadzadeh, A. T. Khudiev, "Stripping of VOC's from Petrochemical and Refinery Wastewater", Department of Chemical Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, 2002.

[10]    M. Haghighi, J. Soltan Mohammadzadeh, A. T. Khudiev, "Removal of Air Contaminants (VOC's) by Catalytic Oxidation", Department of Chemical Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, 2002.

[11]    M. Haghighi, A. T. Khudiev, "Regeneration of Hydrocracking Catalysts", Department of Chemical Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, 2000.

[12]    M. Haghighi, A. T. Khudiev, "Preparation of Dehydration Catalysts from Natural Zeolites of Iran", Department of Chemical Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, 2000.

[13]    M. Haghighi, “Simulation of Multicomponent Reactive Distillation”, M.Sc. thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, 1995.

[14]    M. Haghighi, “Temperature Distribution in Fins and Calculation of Heat loss”, B.Sc. project, Department of Chemical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, 1992.


Patents:

 

[1]        M. Haghighi, S. Allahyari and N. Rahemi, "Synthesis of Pt/CeO2 Nano-Catalyst Using Ultrasound for Wet-Air Oxidation of Phenol", Iranian Patent 58936, 2009.

[2]        M. Haghighi, N. Rahemi and S. Allahyari, "Synthesis of Cobalt-Molybdenum on Carbon Supported Catalyst by Using Ultrasonic Energy for Hydrodesulfurization Process", Iranian Patent 58937, 2009.

[3]        M. Haghighi, E. Fatehifar and Z. Abbasi, "Synthesis of Cerium Oxide Nano Catalyst for Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds in Catalytic Oxidation Process", Iranian Patent 59151, 2009.

[4]        M. Haghighi, E. Fatehifar, Z. Abbasi and N. Rahemi, "Low Pressure Multi-propose Catalytic Oxidation Pilot for Removing Volatile Organic Compounds from Polluted Air", Iranian Patent 59149, 2009.

[5]        M. Haghighi, E. Fatehifar and Z. Abbasi, "Synthesis of CeO2/Al2O3 Nanocomposite for Complete Oxidation of Toluene", Iranian Patent 59976, 2009.

[6]        M. Haghighi, E. Fatehifar and Z. Abbasi, "Synthesis of Pt/CeO2 Nanocatalyst for Treatment of Waste Gas Streams", Iranian Patent 59975, 2009.

[7]        M. Haghighi, N. Rahemi and Z. Abbasi, "Low Pressure Pilot for Heterogeneous Catalyst Screening", Iranian Patent 59977, 2009.

[8]        M. Haghighi, E. Fatehifar and Z. Abbasi, "Synthesis of Pt/Al2O3-CeO2 Nanocatalyst for Abatement of BTX in Polluted Air", Iranian Patent (submitting 2009).

[9]        M. Haghighi, N. Rahemi and Z. Abbasi, "Gas Flow Meter and Calibration System for Measurement of Gas Flow Rates at Atmospheric Pressures", Iranian Patent (submitting 2009).

[10]    M. Haghighi, J. S. Soltanmohammadzade, B. Pourabas, N. Rahemi and S. Allahyari, "Ultrasound Assisted CoMo/Al2O3 Nano-catalyst Synthesis for Elimination of Sulfur Compounds from Fossil Fuels", Iranian Patent (submitting 2009).

[11]    M. Haghighi, J. S. Soltanmohammadzade, B. Pourabas and S. Allahyari and N. Rahemi, "Catalytic Wet Air Oxidation of Phenolic Wastewaters Using Synthesized Ru/CeO2 Nano-Catalyst", Iranian Patent (submitting 2009).

[12]    M. Haghighi, J. S. Soltanmohammadzade, B. Pourabas and M.S. Ghodrati, "Using Ultrasonic Energy for Preparation of CdSe/TiO2 nanophotocatalyst for Removal of Phenol in Water under Solar Light Irradiation", Iranian Patent (submitting 2009).


Book Translation:

 

[1]        Petrochemical Processes I, Synthesis Gas Derivatives and Major Hydrocarbons, Technical and Economic Characteristics, A. Chauvel, G. Lefebvre, Golf Publishing Company Book Division, Houston, Texas, USA, Translated to Persian by M. Haghighi, 2003.

[2]        Petrochemical Processes II, Major Oxygenated, Chlorinated and Nitrated Derivatives, Technical and Economic Characteristics, A. Chauvel, G. Lefebvre, Golf Publishing Company Book Division, Houston, Texas, USA, Translated to Persian by M. Haghighi and S. Shafiei, 2009.


Publications & Presentations:

 

[1]        M. Khatamian, A. A. Khandar, M. Haghighi and M. Ghadiri, "Synthesis and characterization of silica-supported Iron catalysts for ethylbenzene dehydrogenation reaction", 11th Iranian Inorganic Chemistry Conference (IICC-11), Esfahan University of Technology, Esfahan, Iran, 13-14 May 2009 (Accepted).

[2]        M. Haghighi, M. Abdollahifar and D. Zhang, "Thermodynamic Analysis of Direct Partial Oxidation of Methane to Benzene", The 6th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, IChEC 2009, Kish Island, Iran, 16-20 November 2009 (submitted).

[3]        N. Asgari, M. Haghighi and S. Shafiei, "Thermodynamic Analysis of Xylene/Natural Gas Oxidation in the Industrial Waste Gas Streams", The 6th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, IChEC 2009, Kish Island, Iran, 16-20 November 2009 (submitted).

[4]        Leila Karimnezhad, Mohammad Haghighi, Esmaeil Fatehifar and Nader Rahemi, "Influence of Impregnation Ratio on the Properties of Activated Carbon Prepared via ZnCl2 Activation", The 6th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, IChEC 2009, Kish Island, Iran, 16-20 November 2009 (submitted).

[5]        Z. Abbasi,  M. Haghighi, Esmaeil Fatehifar, N. Rahemi, and A. Jafarizad, "Synthesis of CeO2 Nano-catalyst via Precipitation Method for Total Oxidation of Toluene", The 6th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, IChEC 2009, Kish Island, Iran, 16-20 November 2009 (submitted).

[6]        Z. Abbasi, M. Haghighi, E. Fatehifar, S. Saedy, "Characterization and Catalytic Activity of CeO2/Al2O3 Nano-catalyst on VOC Abatement", The 6th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, IChEC 2009, Kish Island, Iran, 16-20 November 2009 (submitted).

[7]        N. Rahemi, M. Haghighi, S. Allahyari and A. Alizadeh Eslami, "Simulation of CO2-Reforming over Rh/Al2O3 Catalyst Using HYSYS Software", The 6th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, IChEC 2009, Kish Island, Iran, 16-20 November 2009 (submitted).

[8]        K. Shayesteh, J. Moghaddas and M. Haghighi, "A Mechanochemical Reaction for Highly Efficient Preparation of 1, 1´-Bi-2-naphthol from 2-Naphthol", The 6th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, IChEC 2009, Kish Island, Iran, 16-20 November 2009 (submitted).

[9]        K. Shayesteh, J. Moghaddas and M. Haghighi, "Powder Mixing and Influence of Solvent on Mixture Quality in the Production of Amlodipin Tablet", The 6th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, IChEC 2009, Kish Island, Iran, 16-20 November 2009 (submitted).

[10]    K. Shayesteh, J. Moghaddas and M. Haghighi, "Effect of Vibration Frequency and Molar ratio of Reactants on Solid State Reaction Oxidative Coupling of 2-Naphthole with FeCl3", The 6th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, IChEC 2009, Kish Island, Iran, 16-20 November 2009 (submitted).

[11]    Z. Abbasi, M. Haghighi, E. Fatehifar, N. Rahemi and S. Saedy, "On the Preparation Methods of Nano-CeO2 Catalysts for Toluene Oxidation Used in VOC Abatement", Journal of Catalysis, (submitting).

[12]    Z. Abbasi, M. Haghighi, E. Fatehifar, S. Saedy and N. Rahemi, "The Effect of Ceria Content on the Properties of Pt/CeO2-Al2O3 Nanocatalysts for VOC Oxidation" Catalysis Today, (submitting).

[13]    N. Rahemi, M. Haghighi, J. S. Soltanmohammadzade, B. Pourabas and S. Allahyari, "Sonochemically Assisted Synthesis of CoMo/Al2O3 Nano-Catalysts for Hydrodesulfurization of Thiophene", Journal of Hazardous Material (submitting).

[14]    N. Rahemi, M. Haghighi, J. S. Soltanmohammadzade and S. Allahyari, "Sono-Synthesis and Characterization of CoMo/C Nano-Catalysts to-ward HDS Treatments", Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis (submitting).

[15]    S. Allahyari, M. Haghighi, J. S. Soltanmohammadzade, B. Pourabas and N. Rahemi, "Sonochemically Synthesis of Pt/CeO2 and Ru/CeO2 Nano-Catalysts for Wet-Air Oxidation of Phenol", Journal of Hazardous Material (submitting).

[16]    M. Haghighi, V. Sage, Y. Chan, J. Bromly and D. Zhang, "High Pressure Partial Oxidation of Methane to Methanol in a Tubular Reactor ", Fuel (submitting).

[17]    M. Haghighi, V. Sage, Y. Chan, J. Bromly and D. Zhang, "Selective Partial Oxidation of Methane to Methanol in an Oxygen-Staged Tubular Reactor at Atmospheric Pressure", Fuel (submitting).

[18]    M.S. Ghodrati, M. Haghighi, J.S. Soltan Mohamdzadeh, Behzad Pourabbas, E. Pipelzadeh, "Phenol Decomposition under Sunlight Using Sonochemically Synthesized CdSe/TiO2 Nano-Composite", Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology: A Chemistry (submitted).

[19]    M. S. Ghodrati, M. Haghighi and J.S. Soltanmohammadzadeh, "Synthesis of CdSe-TiO2 (P25) Nano-Photocatalyst Using Ultrasound Energy for Removal of Phenol under Solar Light Irradiation", The 4th Nanotechnology Student Conference, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, 8-10 October 2008.

[20]    S. Allahyari, M. Haghighi, J.S. Soltanmohammadzadeh and N. Rahemi, "Phenol Removal from Water Using Pt/CeO2 Nano-Catalyst", 12th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress: IChEC12, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, 21-23 October 2008.

[21]    N. Rahemi, M. Haghighi, J.S. Soltanmohammadzadeh and S. Allahyari, "Comparison of Sonochemical and Impregnation Methods on Performance of Co-Mo/Carbon Catalysts for HDS Process", 12th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress: IChEC12, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, 21-23 October 2008.

[22]    M. S. Ghodrati, M. Haghighi and J.S. Soltanmohammadzadeh, "Synthesis of TiO2 (HPANS) Nano-photocatalyst via Sonochemical Method for Phenol Removal from Water", 12th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress: IChEC12, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, 21-23 October 2008.

[23]    M. Haghighi, E. Velaei and D. Zhang, "Evaluation of Direct Conversion of Methane to Methanol at Atmospheric Pressure for Addressing Increasing of Methanol Selectivity", 12th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress: IChEC12, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, 21-23 October 2008.

[24]    N. Rahemi,  S. Allahyari, M. Haghighi and J. S. Soltanmohammadzade, "Carbon vs. Alumina as a Support for Co-Mo Catalysts Reactivity towards HDS of Thiophene", 2nd International Congress on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: ICNN 2008, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran, 28-30 October 2008.

[25]    M. Abdollahifar, M. Haghighi, E. Fatehifar and Hosein Nekouei, "Evaluation of Thermal Oxidation of VOCs, H2S and CH4 in Oil Industries Flares", Technical Seminar on Oil, Gas and Environment: TSOGE, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, October 2008.

[26]    H. Morshedi, M. Haghighi, M. Abdollahifar and S. V. Mahmoodi, "Thermodynamic Evaluation of Steam Addition on Combustion of Natural Gas and Toluene in Oil Industries Flare", Technical Seminar on Oil, Gas and Environment: TSOGE, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, October 2008.

[27]    N. Rahemi, M. Haghighi,  S. Allahyari and E. Fatehifar, "Addressing Air Pollution Resources in Oil and Gas Industries", Technical Seminar on Oil, Gas and Environment: TSOGE, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, October 2008.

[28]    M. Abdollahifar and M. Haghighi, "Thermodynamic Evaluation of Thermal Oxidation of BTE and Natural Gas in Petrochemical Flares", Tabriz Tarbiat Moellem University, Tabriz, Iran, 2008.

[29]    M. Haghighi and D. Zhang, "Methane to Methanol at High Pressures", 2nd National Conference on Natural Gas Conversion, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, Tehran, Iran, 13 and 14 May 2008.

[30]    M. Haghighi and D. Zhang, "A Thermodynamic Analysis of Partial Oxidation of Methane to Oxygenates Using CHEMKIN Software ", 2nd National Conference on Natural Gas Conversion, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, Tehran, Iran, 13 and 14 May 2008.

[31]    S. R. Pishghadam and M. Haghighi, "Thermodynamic Analysis of Thermal Oxidation of Toluene and Natural Gas Mixture in Petrochemical Flares", 2nd National Conference on Natural Gas Conversion, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, Tehran, Iran, 13 and 14 May 2008.

[32]    M. Abdollahifar and M. Haghighi, "Thermodynamic Analysis of Thermal Oxidation of Benzene and Natural Gas Mixture in Industrial Flares", Oil, Polymer and Petrochemical Conference, Shiraz Azad University, Shiraz, Iran, 6 March 2008.

[33]    N. Rahemi, M. Haghighi, S. Allahyari, J.S. Soltanmohammadzadeh, "Sono-synthesis and Characterization of Mo-Co Nanocatalyst on Aluminum and Carbon Supported for Hydrodesulfurization of Thiophene", International Catalysis Conference, ICC 2008, Shahid Beheshti University, 28-30 April 2008, PB-98.

[34]    S. Allahyari, M. Haghighi, N. Rahemi, J.S. Soltanmohammadzadeh, "Platinum and Ruthenium Catalysts on Mesoporous CeO2 for the Catalytic Wet Air Oxidation of Phenol", International Catalysis Conference, ICC 2008, Shahid Beheshti University, 28-30 April 2008, PB-30.

[35]    N. Rahemi, M. Haghighi, S. Allahyari, J.S. Soltanmohammadzadeh, "Carbon Versus Alumina as a Support for Co-Mo Catalysts Reactivity Toward HDS of Thiophene", International Catalysis Conference, ICC 2008, Shahid Beheshti University, 28-30 April 2008, PA-43.

[36]    M. Haghighi and D. Zhang, "Partial Oxidation of Methane to C2-Hydrocarbons - A Thermodynamic Analysis", The 5th International Chemical Engineering Congress, IChEC 2008, Kish Island, Iran 2-5 January 2008, pp63-70.

[37]    M. Haghighi, V. Sage, Y. Chan, J. Bromly, D. Zhang, "Partial Oxidation of Methane to Methanol in Tubular Reactor with Separate Feed Preheating and Product Quench", The 6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2007, Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan, pp.380-383 , 20-23 May 2007.

[38]    M. Haghighi, J. Bromly and D. Zhang, "A Thermodynamic Analysis of Direct Partial Oxidation of Methane to Methanol in CH4-O2-NOx Reaction System", The 6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2007, Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan, pp. 376-379 , 20-23 May 2007.

[39]    Z. Sun, J. Wu, M. Haghighi, J. Bromly, E. Ng, H. L. Wee, Y. Wang, and D. Zhang, "Methane Cracking over a Bituminous Coal Char", Energy & Fuels, 21 (3), pp. 1601-605, 2007.

[40]    M. Haghighi, Z. Sun, J. Wu, J. Bromly, H. L. Wee, E. Ng, Y. Wang and D. Zhang, "On the Reaction Mechanism of CO2 Reforming of Methane over a Bed of Coal Char", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31(2), pp.1983-1990, 2007.

[41]    M. Haghighi, D. Zhang and J. Bromly, "Direct Methane to Methanol a Key Solution in GTL Technology", The Australian Institute of Energy National Conference 2006, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 47-48 ,  27-29 November 2006.

[42]    M. Haghighi, D. Zhang, and J. Bromly, "Direct Conversion of Methane to Methanol", Curtin Engineering Faculty Research Colloquium, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, p. 30, 14 November 2006.

[43]    A. T. Khudiev, S. Shafiei, M. Haghighi and S. Rajabzadeh, "Removal of VOCs from Air by Ozone on Natural Zeolites", Proceedings of The VI Baku International Mamedaliev Petrochemistry Conference, September 2005, Institute of Petrochemical Processes, Academy of Science of Azerbaijan, Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.

[44]    A. T. Khudiev, S. Shafiei, J. S. Soltanmohammadzadeh, S. Rajabzadeh, M. Haghighi and J. Odak, "Removal of VOCs from Air in the Presence of Ozone over a Bed of Silicates", Proceedings of the 9th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, November 23-25, 2004, Iran University of Science & Technology ( IUST ), Tehran, Iran.

[45]    M. Haghighi, J. Bromly and D. Zhang, “A Review of Homogeneous Direct Partial Oxidation of Methane to Methanol: Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics”, The Annual Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, CHEMECA 2004, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia, p.108, 26-29 September 2004.

[46]    M. Haghighi and D. Zhang, “An Assessment of Technological Options for Hydrogen Production from Natural Gas for Fuel Cell Applications”, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Futures Conference, Burswood International Resort, Perth, WA, Australia, 12-15 September 2004.

[47]    Soltanmohammadzadeh, J.S. and Haghighi, M., "Kinetics and reactor design in chemical engineering curriculum", Journal of Engineering Education 21, Vol 6, 65-78, 2004.

[48]    A.T. Khudiev, M. Haghighi, J. S. Soltanmohammadzadeh, H. Shahsavan, "Elimination of Toluene from Polluted Air by Oxidation with Ozone ", 8th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, October 21-23, 2003, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

[49]    M. Haghighi, J. S. Soltanmohammadzadeh, A.T. Khudiev, "Application of Used Pt-Catalysts for Oxidation of Toluene in Polluted Air ", 8th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, October 21-23, 2003, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

[50]    M. A. Keynejad, M. Haghighi, J. S. Soltanmohammadzadeh, A.T. Khudiev, "Air Stripping of Toluene from Industrial Wastewater", 8th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, October 21-23, 2003, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

[51]    J. S. Soltanmohammadzadeh, M. Haghighi, A.T. Khudiev, B. Etemadi "Comparison of Performance of Natural and Synthetic Zeolites in Water Treatment", 8th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, October 21-23, 2003, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

[52]    K. Ajamov, M. Ataiev, A.T. Khudiev, M. Haghighi, "Elimination of Sulfur Oxides from Stack Gas and Conversion of them to Gypsum", Proceedings of the National Congress on the Production and Consumption of Sulfur, May 27-29, 2003, p.127, Iranian Association of Chemical Engineers and National Gas Company of Iran, Mashhad, Iran.

[53]    M. Haghighi, J. S. Soltanmohammadzadeh, "Air Stripping of Benzene from Industrial Wastewater", Proceedings of the 7th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, October 28-31, 2002, pp.5.299-5.303, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

[54]    H. R. Sattar, J. S. Soltanmohammadzade, M. Teymuri, M. Haghighi, "Estimating VOC Emissions from Wastewater Treatment Facility of a Petrochemical Plant", Proceedings of the 7th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, October 28-31, 2002, pp.5.293-5.298, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

[55]    M. Haghighi, J. S. Soltanmohammadzadeh, A.T. Khudiev, "Catalytic Oxidation of Toluene in Polluted Air with Supported Pt", Proceedings of the 7th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, October 28-31, 2002, pp.5.256-5.261, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

[56]    B. Hatami, A.T. Khudiev, M. Haghighi, "Synthesis and Evaluation of NiO/Al2O3 Catalyst for Production of Acetone from Isopropanol via Dehydrogenation Process", Proceedings of the 7th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, October 28-31, 2002, pp.3.291-3.296, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

[57]    J. S. Soltanmohammadzadeh, M. Haghighi, A.T. Khudiev, A. A Mosavvarfar, "Catalytic Dehydrogenation of 2-Propanol to Acetone", Proceedings of the 7th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, October 28-31, 2002, pp.3.205-3.210, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

[58]    M. A. Keynejad, J. S. Soltan Mohammadzadeh, M. Haghighi, A.T. Khudiev, "Catalytic Oxidation for Removing Volatile Organic Compounds", Proceedings of the 2-nd International Conference of Fine Organic Synthesis and Catalysis, April 2002, pp.129-130, Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.

[59]    M. A. Keynejad, A.T. Khudiev, M. Haghighi, "Activation of Silica Catalyst – Melamine Process", Journal of Processes of Petrochemistry and Oil Refining, The Y. Q. Mamedaliyev Institute of Petrochemical Prosesses, Republic of Azerbaijan, 4 (7), pp.75-78, 2001.

[60]    M. Haghighi, A. T. Khudiev, V. Shaikh Hasani, A. Fazlollahi, "Hydrocracking of iso-Octane in Atmospheric Pressure – Comparison of Catalyst Activities", Journal of Processes of Petrochemistry and Oil Refining, The Y. Q. Mamedaliyev Institute Of Petrochemical Prosesses, Republic of Azerbaijan, 3 (6), pp.15-18, 2001.

[61]    M. Haghighi, Samad Shahri, Roghaiieh Azari Negad, "Estimation of Regeneration Period of Hydrodesulfurization Catalysts of  Tabriz Refinery", Proceedings of The 6th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, May 8-11, 2001, pp.5.287-5.293, Esfahan University of Technology, Esfahan, Iran.

[62]    M. Haghighi, A. T. Khudiev, Hosein Nik Akhtari, "Regeneration of Hydrocracking Catalysts of Tabriz Refinery", Proceedings of The 6th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, May 8-11, 2001, pp.5.135-5.142, Esfahan University of Technology, Esfahan, Iran.

[63]    M. Haghighi, Mohsen Zamani, "Optimization of Extraction Performance of Pharmaceutical Plants", Proceedings of The 6th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, May 8-11, 2001, pp.4.191-4.196, Esfahan University of Technology, Esfahan, Iran.

[64]    M. Haghighi, "Adiabatic Reactor Design - Oxidation of  Sulfur Dioxide to Sulfur Trioxide", Proceedings of The IV Baku International Mamedaliev Petrochemistry Conference, September 19-22, 2000, p.293, Institute of Petrochemical Processes, Academy of Science of Azerbaijan, Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.

[65]    D. Salari, R. Sabooni, M. Haghighi, A. T. Khudiev, F. Seidov, "Isomerization of Cyclohexene on Natural Zeolites", Proceedings of The IV Baku International Mamedaliev Petrochemistry Conference, September 19-22, 2000, p.214, Institute of Petrochemical Processes, Academy of Science of Azerbaijan, Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.

[66]    M. Haghighi, A. T. Khudiev, V. Shaikh Hasani, A. Fazlollahi, "Hydrocracking of iso-Octane in Atmospheric Pressure - Comparison of Catalyst Activities", Proceedings of The IV Baku International Mamedaliev Petrochemistry Conference, September 19-22, 2000, p.132, Institute of Petrochemical Processes, Academy of Science of Azerbaijan, Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.

[67]    M. Haghighi, A. T. Khudiev, "Simulation of SO2 Conversion to SO3 in Non-Adiabatic Reactors", Proceedings of The 5th National Iranian and 4th International Chemical Engineering Congress, April 24-27, 2000, pp.7.320-7.327, Shiraz  University, Shiraz, Iran.

[68]    M. Haghighi, A. T. Khudiev, V. Shaikh Hasani, A. Fazlollahi, "Comparison of Performance of Different Catalysts in Hydrocracking of iso-Octane", Proceedings of The 5th National Iranian and 4th International Chemical Engineering Congress, April 24-27, 2000, pp.7.328-7333, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

[69]    M. Haghighi, A. T. Khudiev, "Dehydration of Cyclohexanol on Natural Zeolites", Proceedings of The 5th National Iranian and 4th International Chemical Engineering Congress, April 24-27, 2000, pp.3.95-3.102, Shiraz  University, Shiraz, Iran.

[70]    M. Haghighi, A. T. Khudiev, M. Ehsani, "Simulation of Production of Ethyl Acetate in Reactive Distillation", Proceedings of The 4th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, March 9-11, 1999, Vol. 2, pp.73-78, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

[71]    A. T. Khudiev, M. Haghighi, "Effect of Catalyst Type on Gasoline Yield in Catalytic Cracking", Proceedings of The 4th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, March 9-11, 1999, Vol. 4, pp.33-37, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

[72]    M. Haghighi, A. T. Khudiev, P. Alizadeh "Effect of Regeneration Time on Properties of Regenerated Catalyst of Melamine Process", Proceedings of The 13 National Congress of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering of Iran, February 16-18, 1999, pp.117-118, Tarbiat Modarress University, Tehran, Iran.

[73]    M. A. Keynejad, A. T. Khudiev, M. Haghighi, M. H. Hekmat Shoar, "Electrochemical Activation of Water for Treatment of Catalysts", Proceedings of The 13 National Congress of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering of Iran, February 16-18, 1999, pp.118-120, Tarbiat Modarress University, Tehran, Iran.

[74]    M. Ehsani, M. Haghighi, "A Software for Simulation of Reactive Distillation", Iranian Journal of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, 17 (2), pp.139-147, 1998.

[75]    A. T. Khudiev, M. Haghighi, "Effect of Acidity of Zeolite Supported Catalyst on Gasoline Yield in Catalytic Cracking", Proceedings of The Second International Non-Renewable Energy Sources Congress, December 12-17, 1998, Vol. 2, pp.847-849, IRIB INT’L. Conference Center - I.I.C.C., Tehran, Iran.

[76]     A. T. Khudiev, M. Haghighi, "Effect of Catalyst Type on Gaseous Yield in Catalytic Cracking", Proceedings of The Second International Non-Renewable Energy Sources Congress, December 12-17, 1998, Vol. 2, pp.870-872, IRIB INT’L. Conference Center - I.I.C.C., Tehran, Iran.

[77]    M. A. Keynejad, M. Haghighi, A. T. Khudiev, "Regeneration of Melamine Catalysts, Environmental Protection", Proceedings of The III Baku International Mamedaliev Petrochemistry Conference, October 5-8, 1998, p.278, Institute of Petrochemical Processes, Academy of Science of Azerbaijan, Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.

[78]    M. Ehsani, M. Haghighi, "Simulation of Multistage Multicomponent Reactive Distillation", Proceedings of The 13 International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, August 23-28, 1998, Praha, Czech Republic.

[79]    A. T. Khudiev, M. Haghighi, S. Sabbaghi, M. Rezaei, A. Nasiri, A.  Vahedi,  F. Seidov, A. Ebadi, "Research On the Regeneration of Melamine Catalysts", Proceedings of The 3rd National Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, March 8-10, 1998, Vol. 1, pp.290-293, Petroleum Engineering Department, Petroleum University of Technology, Ahvaz, Iran.

[80]    M. Haghighi, A. T. Khudiev, "On the Poisoning of Melamine Catalyst and the Prevention Methods", Proceedings of The 3rd National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, March 8-10, 1998, Vol. 1, pp.294-298, Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Petroleum Industry, Ahvaz, Iran.

[81]     A. T. Khudiev, M. H. Hekmat Shoar, M. R. Varshochi, M. Haghighi, "Regeneration Properties of Zeolite Supported Catalysts for Catalytic Cracking", Proceedings of The 2nd International & 12th National Congress of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering of Iran, 31st August-2nd September, 1997, pp.253-255, Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran.