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Prof Haroun Mahgerefteh
Department of Chemical Engineering
Torrington Place
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  • Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • Dept of Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

Haroun obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College. This was followed by a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Royal Society Paul Instrument Fund at the same institution. He joind UCL as a lecturer in 1987, teaching Thermodynamics to the first and second year students. 

Haroun was the Programme Coordinator for MSc Chemical Process Engineering at UCL for over 10 years, receiving the UCL Provost Commendation Award in 2017 for outstanding student satisfaction score. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and member of the IChemE Subject Group in Safety and Loss Prevention. 

His past and present professional activities include membership of the editorial board of Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, and the External Examiner for the Universities of Cambridge (MPhil in Advanced Chemical Engineering) and Sheffield (MSc(Eng) Process Safety and Loss Prevention). 


  • Young Author Award, Royal Society of Chemistry Particle Characterisation Group
  • Department of Trade & Industry (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
  • National Endowment for Science, Technology & Art Award  (NESTA)  
  • 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
  • 2016 IChemE Global Process Safety Highly Commendable Award
  • UCL Provost Commendation Award for outstanding student satisfaction score in MSc Chemical Process Engineering  

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My research interests are in the areas of Carbon Capture Utilisation & Storage (CCUS) and safety and loss prevention, particularly pipeline rupture failure consequence CFD modelling. My team’s award winning work in CCUS includes coordinating the EC FP7 and H2020 projects, CO2PipeHaz, CO2QUEST and C4U involving collaboration between academic and industry partners across Europe, China, Canada and USA. Receiving the 2016 IChemE Global Process Safety Highly Commended Award the projects have resulted in over 140 publications and the construction of large-scale world class pipeline rupture test facilities and unique insight of multi-phase flow behaviour during rapid pipeline decompression.

I am key partner in the Horizon Europe Projects, CaLby2020 (Decarbonising industrial processes with Calcium Looping) and ENCASE (A European Network of Research Infrastructures for CO2 Transport and Injection).

I am one of the two lead authors of the European Zero Emission Platform (ZEP) report titled 'A Trans-EuropeanCO2 Transportation Infrastructure for CCUS: Opportunities & Challenges'. The ZEP report, submitted to the European Parliament aims to facilitate the development of a multi-billion Euro pipeline and ship infrastructure for transporting several Mt/yr of CO2 captured from major regional industrial emitters for permanent offshore geological storage, considered as  key enabler for meeting Net Zero emission target by 2030.

I am also a committee member and one of the authors leading the transport infrastructure task group of the Carbon Utilization Infrastructure and Infrastructure Markets study report mandated by the U.S. Congress.The two part report administered by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences is intended to inform U.S. Department of Energy and private sector investments in research, demonstration and deployment for Carbon Utilization Infrastructure. 

Given its industrial context, my group’s research has resulted in several awards and prizes, several industry reports, policy documents and  consultancy projects. My  pipeline rupture safety consequence modelling software, PipeTech has found extensive applications by major corporations and government safety legislators for safety assessment of thousands of kilometers of pressurised pipelines transporting hazardous fluids (including CO2) across the globe.

  Professor of Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1984   Doctor of Philosophy Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
1981   Diploma of the Imperial College Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
1981   Master of Science Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
1980   Bachelor of Science (Honours) University of Leeds
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