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Sepehr Arbabi

Associate Professor, Acting Chair - Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Office
EB Room 3.100F

Department of Chemical Engineering

College of Engineering

 

Education

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California

(USC), Los Angeles, CA

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California         

(USC), Los Angeles, CA

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California         

(USC), Los Angeles, CA

Bio

Dr. Arbabi has over 25 years of broad experience in academia (Stanford), Industry (Mobil, ExxonMobil, and Shell) and consulting (Lloyd’s Register). Highlights of work and research experience include advanced reservoir simulation and modeling studies, thermal and other Enhanced Oil Recovery processes such as gas injection, multiphase flow experiments, foamy oil flow, and applications of percolation theory. Current research interests include optimization of petro-chemical processes under environmental considerations, reaction and catalysts, capture and reuse of CO2 , treatment of produced water, and practical problems of transport in porous media. Dr. Arbabi holds two patents and he received UT System STARs Grant ($300,000) in 2018.

Selected Publications

  1. Arbabi, S. and M. Sahimi, “Computer Simulation of Catalyst Deactivation I - Model Formulation and Validation,” Chemical Engineering Science 46, 1739-1747 (1991)
  2. Arbabi, S. and M. Sahimi, “Computer Simulation of Catalyst Deactivation II - the Effect of Morphological, Transport and Kinetic Parameters on the Performance of the Catalyst,” Chemical Engineering Science 46, 1749-1755 (1991)
  3. Arbabi, S. and M. Sahimi, “Critical Properties of Viscoelasticity of Gels and Elastic Percolation Networks,” Physical Review Letters 65, 725-728 (1990)
  4. Arbabi, S. and A. Firoozabadi, “Near-Critical Phase Behavior of Reservoir Fluids Using Equations of State,” SPE Advanced Technology Series, 3, No. 1 139-145 (March 1995)
  5. Ouyang, L-B., Arbabi, and K. Aziz, “A Single-Phase Wellbore-Flow Model for Horizontal, Vertical, and Slanted Wells,” SPE Journal, 124-133 (June 1998)
Last Updated: 02/18/2020
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