Dr Kaveh Rajab Khalilpour

B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc, PhD

Senior Research Fellow
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

J01 - Chemical Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3397
Fax +61 2 9351 2854

Website School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Future Grid Research Program

Clean Energy cluster

Associations

  • Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), 2009-2012
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), 2010-current
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AICHE), 2008-2012
  • The Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES), 2008-2012
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), 2007-2012
  • Australian Institute of Energy (AIE), 2009-current

Awards and honours

  • Excellence in Reviewing, in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the quality of the journal of Energy (Elsevier, 2013)
  • Top paper award of Computers & Chemical Engineering journal (2013)
  • Excellence in Innovation (Sydnovate, University of Sydney), 2012
  • Honeywell Design Award 2011
  • Dean of Engineering Research Excellence award, University of Sydney (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Endeavour IPA Award and IPRS Research Scholarship (2010 - 2012)
  • Delta Electricity Scholarship in Clean Coal Technology (2009 - 2012)
  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) International Graduate Research Scholarship (IGS), Singapore (2005 - 2007)

In the media

Patents

2012

  • Khalilpour, R., Qadir, A., Abbas, A., Chiesa, M., 2012, A method of regenerating an absorbent for capture of carbon dioxide, filed through University of Sydney (Ref.: 2012-096-ROI).
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A., Zahedi, G.R., 2012, Use of Carbon Dioxide in a Methane Reforming Process, filed through University of Sydney (Ref.: 2012-083-PROV-0)
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. 2012, Methodology for efficient design of solvent-based post-combustion carbon capture processes, filed through University of Sydney (Ref.: 2012-026-PRO-0).

Themes

Clean energy

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Khalilpour, R. (2014). Multi-level investment planning and scheduling under electricity and carbon market dynamics: Retrofit of a power plant with PCC (post-combustion carbon capture) processes. Energy, 64(1 January 2014), 172-186. [More Information]
  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2014). Parametric optimization with uncertainty on the left hand side of linear programs. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 60(2014), 31-40. [More Information]
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A., Lai, Z., Pinnau, I. (2013). Analysis of hollow fibre membrane systems for multicomponent gas separation. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 91(2), 332-347. [More Information]
  • Alshehri, A., Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A., Lai, Z. (2013). Membrane systems engineering for post-combustion carbon capture. Energy Procedia, 37, 976-985. [More Information]
  • Wang, M., Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2013). Operation optimization of propane precooled mixed refrigerant processes. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 15, 93-105. [More Information]
  • Li, Z., Sharma, M., Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2013). Optimal operation of solvent-based post-combustion carbon capture processes with reduced models. Energy Procedia, 37, 1500-1508. [More Information]
  • Li, Z., Sharma, M., Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2013). Optimal Operation of Solvent-based Post-combustion Carbon Capture Processes with Reduced Models. Energy Procedia, 37, 1500-1508. [More Information]
  • Qadir, A., Mokhtar, M., Khalilpour, R., Milani, D., Vassallo, A., Chiesa, M., Abbas, A. (2013). Potential for solar-assisted post-combustion carbon capture in Australia. Applied Energy, 111, 175-185. [More Information]
  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2012). Contract selection under uncertainty: LNG buyers' perspective. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 31, 1487-1491. [More Information]
  • Li, Z., Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2012). Efficient configuration/design of solvent-based post-combustion carbon capture. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 31, 815-819. [More Information]
  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2012). Evaluation of utilization alternatives for stranded natural gas. Energy, 40(1), 317-328. [More Information]
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A., Lai, Z., Pinnau, I. (2012). Modeling and parametric analysis of hollow fiber membrane system for carbon capture from multicomponent flue gas. AIChE Journal, 58(5), 1550-1561. [More Information]
  • Hatcher, P., Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2012). Optimisation of LNG mixed-refrigerant processes considering operation and design objectives. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 41, 123-133. [More Information]
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2012). Reply. AIChE Journal, 58(12), 3929-3929. [More Information]
  • Mokhtar, M., Ali, M., Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A., Shah, N., Hajaj, A., Armstrong, P., Chiesa, M., Sgouridis, S. (2012). Solar-assisted post-combustion carbon capture feasibility study. Applied Energy, 92, 668-676. [More Information]
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2011). HEN Optimization for efficient retrofitting of coal-fired power plants with post-combustion carbon capture. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 5(2), 189-199.
  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2011). Investment portfolios under uncertainty for utilizing natural gas resources. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 35, 1827-1837. [More Information]
  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2011). Selection of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Contracts for Minimizing Procurement Cost. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 50(17), 10298-10312. [More Information]
  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2010). Evaluation of LNG, CNG, GTL and NGHs for monetization of stranded gas. Journal of Petroleum Technology, 62, 61-62.
  • Khalilpour, R., Chew, R., Prakash, S. (2009). Approach Towards Standardisation in FPSO Topsides Process Design. Technology Review (KOMtech), 2009.
  • Khalilpour, R., Chong, W. (2009). Oil/water Interaction Study on the Concept of a Wet Subsea Storage Tank. Technology Review (KOMtech), 2009, 98-106.
  • Khalilpour, R., Roostaazad, R. (2008). Development and verification of a model to describe an immobilized glucose isomerase packed bed bioreactor. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 40(2), 328-336. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Abbas, A., Qadir, A., Khalilpour, R., Chiesa, M. (2012). Integration of solar energy with post-combustion carbon capture. Qatar Science Foundation, Qatar: Qatar Foundation.
  • Li, Z., Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2012). Optimal control for PCC operations. Chemeca 2012, Wellington: Elsevier.
  • Khalilpour, R. (2011). Efficiency improvement of coal-fired power plants retrofitted with post-combustion carbon capture processes: the opportunities. C9-Go8 HDR Forum 2011: Clean Energy & Global Change for the Future, publisher: publisher.
  • Abbas, A., Khalilpour, R. (2011). Efficiency Improvement Opportunities. Sydney Symposium on Carbon Capture, publisher: publisher.
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2011). Integrated design and dynamic operation of solvent-based PCC processes. 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis: OmniPress.
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2011). Inversion of Perturbed Matrix: The Key Step Towards Generic Parametric Programming. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting 2011, New York: American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2011). Is selectivity the main parameter in membrane fabrication and design for post-combustion carbon capture? International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2011), publisher: publisher.
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2011). Membrane carbon capture and the critical role of Process System Engineering. 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis: OmniPress.
  • Khalilpour, R., Li, Z., Abbas, A. (2011). Retrofitting Carbon Capture Process to Coal-fired Power Plants: Dynamic Operation and response to market demands. Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney, Australia: Engineers Australia.
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2011). Simulation and Optimization of a Coal-fired Power Plant with a Solvent-based Post-combustion Carbon Capture Process. Honeywell Users Group Pacific 2011, publisher: publisher.
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2011). Why United Nations COPs on Climate Change Have Had Limited Success? 12th Association of Pacific Rim Universities Doctoral Students Conference (APRU DSC), China: Press of Tsinghua University.
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2010). Optimal Analysis of Solvent and Membrane based PCC for Power Plants. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting 2010, Salt Lake City, UT: American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2010). Optimal Synthesis and Design of Three-Phase Separator for Upstream Oil and Gas Processes. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting 2010, Salt Lake City, UT: American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • Leng, W., Abbas, A., Khalilpour, R. (2010). Pinch Analysis for Integration of Coal-Fired Power Plants with Carbon Capture. ESCAPE-20.
  • Abbas, A., Khalilpour, R. (2010). Post Combustion Carbon Capture: A Process System Engineering (PSE) Approach. NSW PCC Research Workshop.
  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2009). A Standardization Approach for Mobile Upstream Oil and Gas Process Design. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting 2009, Nashville, TN: American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I., Karimi, F. (2009). Decision Analysis for Selection of the Best Gas Utilization Alternative. World Gas Conference (WGC) 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina: International Gas Union.
  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2009). Evaluation of LNG, CNG, GTL and NGHs for Monetization of Stranded Associated Gas with Incentive of Carbon Credit. International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) 2009, Doha, Qatar: International Petroleum Technology (IPTC).
  • Khalilpour, R., Seyedreyhani, F. (2009). Feasibility Study of High Fructose Syrup Plant. 6th Conference of Iranian Biotechnology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Karimi, I., Khalilpour, R., Poo, D. (2009). Motivators and Inhibitors of Knowledge Contribution to Chemical Engineering Online Communities of Practice. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting 2009, Nashville, TN: American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2009). Optimal LNG Contract Selection Using Mixed Integer Linear Programming. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting 2009, Nashville, TN: American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2008). Optimal Design of Multi-Cyclone Using Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting 2008. American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • Khalilpour, R., Roostaazad, R., Razavi, R. (2007). Modeling of an Immobilized Glucose Isomerase Packed Bed Bioreactor. European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE-6) 2007, Copenhagen.
  • Khalilpour, R., Roostaazad, R., Razavi, R. (2005). Modeling of Biocatalyst Particle Considering Internal and External Mass Transfer Resistances. 4th Conference of Iranian Biotechnology 2005, Kerman, Iran.
  • Khalilpour, R., Roostaazad, R. (2004). Mathematical and Experimental Analysis of Immobilized Glucose Isomerase Fixed Bed Bioreactor. 9th Conference of Iranian Chemical Engineering.
  • Moradi, M., Farhadi, F., Khalilpour, R. (2003). Design and Construction of CS2 Pilot Plant. 8th Conference of Iranian Chemical Engineering.
  • Moradi, M., Khalilpour, R. (2003). Manufacturing of CS2 for Production of Viscose Rayon. Cellulose Conference Tehran 2003, Tehran, Iran.

Report

  • Khalilpour, R. (2012). Management of offshore produced water from production wells.
  • Khalilpour, R. (2008). Design and experimental validation of subsea storage tank.
  • Khalilpour, R. (2007). Technical investigation of offshore GTL technology (GTL FPSO).
  • Khalilpour, R. (2003). Technology management and technology transfer for oil and gas industry.

2014

  • Khalilpour, R. (2014). Multi-level investment planning and scheduling under electricity and carbon market dynamics: Retrofit of a power plant with PCC (post-combustion carbon capture) processes. Energy, 64(1 January 2014), 172-186. [More Information]
  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2014). Parametric optimization with uncertainty on the left hand side of linear programs. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 60(2014), 31-40. [More Information]

2013

  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A., Lai, Z., Pinnau, I. (2013). Analysis of hollow fibre membrane systems for multicomponent gas separation. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 91(2), 332-347. [More Information]
  • Alshehri, A., Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A., Lai, Z. (2013). Membrane systems engineering for post-combustion carbon capture. Energy Procedia, 37, 976-985. [More Information]
  • Wang, M., Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2013). Operation optimization of propane precooled mixed refrigerant processes. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 15, 93-105. [More Information]
  • Li, Z., Sharma, M., Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2013). Optimal operation of solvent-based post-combustion carbon capture processes with reduced models. Energy Procedia, 37, 1500-1508. [More Information]
  • Li, Z., Sharma, M., Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2013). Optimal Operation of Solvent-based Post-combustion Carbon Capture Processes with Reduced Models. Energy Procedia, 37, 1500-1508. [More Information]
  • Qadir, A., Mokhtar, M., Khalilpour, R., Milani, D., Vassallo, A., Chiesa, M., Abbas, A. (2013). Potential for solar-assisted post-combustion carbon capture in Australia. Applied Energy, 111, 175-185. [More Information]

2012

  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2012). Contract selection under uncertainty: LNG buyers' perspective. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 31, 1487-1491. [More Information]
  • Li, Z., Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2012). Efficient configuration/design of solvent-based post-combustion carbon capture. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 31, 815-819. [More Information]
  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2012). Evaluation of utilization alternatives for stranded natural gas. Energy, 40(1), 317-328. [More Information]
  • Abbas, A., Qadir, A., Khalilpour, R., Chiesa, M. (2012). Integration of solar energy with post-combustion carbon capture. Qatar Science Foundation, Qatar: Qatar Foundation.
  • Khalilpour, R. (2012). Management of offshore produced water from production wells.
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A., Lai, Z., Pinnau, I. (2012). Modeling and parametric analysis of hollow fiber membrane system for carbon capture from multicomponent flue gas. AIChE Journal, 58(5), 1550-1561. [More Information]
  • Li, Z., Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2012). Optimal control for PCC operations. Chemeca 2012, Wellington: Elsevier.
  • Hatcher, P., Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2012). Optimisation of LNG mixed-refrigerant processes considering operation and design objectives. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 41, 123-133. [More Information]
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2012). Reply. AIChE Journal, 58(12), 3929-3929. [More Information]
  • Mokhtar, M., Ali, M., Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A., Shah, N., Hajaj, A., Armstrong, P., Chiesa, M., Sgouridis, S. (2012). Solar-assisted post-combustion carbon capture feasibility study. Applied Energy, 92, 668-676. [More Information]

2011

  • Khalilpour, R. (2011). Efficiency improvement of coal-fired power plants retrofitted with post-combustion carbon capture processes: the opportunities. C9-Go8 HDR Forum 2011: Clean Energy & Global Change for the Future, publisher: publisher.
  • Abbas, A., Khalilpour, R. (2011). Efficiency Improvement Opportunities. Sydney Symposium on Carbon Capture, publisher: publisher.
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2011). HEN Optimization for efficient retrofitting of coal-fired power plants with post-combustion carbon capture. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 5(2), 189-199.
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2011). Integrated design and dynamic operation of solvent-based PCC processes. 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis: OmniPress.
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2011). Inversion of Perturbed Matrix: The Key Step Towards Generic Parametric Programming. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting 2011, New York: American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2011). Investment portfolios under uncertainty for utilizing natural gas resources. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 35, 1827-1837. [More Information]
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2011). Is selectivity the main parameter in membrane fabrication and design for post-combustion carbon capture? International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2011), publisher: publisher.
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2011). Membrane carbon capture and the critical role of Process System Engineering. 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis: OmniPress.
  • Khalilpour, R., Li, Z., Abbas, A. (2011). Retrofitting Carbon Capture Process to Coal-fired Power Plants: Dynamic Operation and response to market demands. Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney, Australia: Engineers Australia.
  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2011). Selection of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Contracts for Minimizing Procurement Cost. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 50(17), 10298-10312. [More Information]
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2011). Simulation and Optimization of a Coal-fired Power Plant with a Solvent-based Post-combustion Carbon Capture Process. Honeywell Users Group Pacific 2011, publisher: publisher.
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2011). Why United Nations COPs on Climate Change Have Had Limited Success? 12th Association of Pacific Rim Universities Doctoral Students Conference (APRU DSC), China: Press of Tsinghua University.

2010

  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2010). Evaluation of LNG, CNG, GTL and NGHs for monetization of stranded gas. Journal of Petroleum Technology, 62, 61-62.
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2010). Optimal Analysis of Solvent and Membrane based PCC for Power Plants. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting 2010, Salt Lake City, UT: American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2010). Optimal Synthesis and Design of Three-Phase Separator for Upstream Oil and Gas Processes. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting 2010, Salt Lake City, UT: American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • Leng, W., Abbas, A., Khalilpour, R. (2010). Pinch Analysis for Integration of Coal-Fired Power Plants with Carbon Capture. ESCAPE-20.
  • Abbas, A., Khalilpour, R. (2010). Post Combustion Carbon Capture: A Process System Engineering (PSE) Approach. NSW PCC Research Workshop.

2009

  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2009). A Standardization Approach for Mobile Upstream Oil and Gas Process Design. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting 2009, Nashville, TN: American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • Khalilpour, R., Chew, R., Prakash, S. (2009). Approach Towards Standardisation in FPSO Topsides Process Design. Technology Review (KOMtech), 2009.
  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I., Karimi, F. (2009). Decision Analysis for Selection of the Best Gas Utilization Alternative. World Gas Conference (WGC) 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina: International Gas Union.
  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2009). Evaluation of LNG, CNG, GTL and NGHs for Monetization of Stranded Associated Gas with Incentive of Carbon Credit. International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) 2009, Doha, Qatar: International Petroleum Technology (IPTC).
  • Khalilpour, R., Seyedreyhani, F. (2009). Feasibility Study of High Fructose Syrup Plant. 6th Conference of Iranian Biotechnology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Karimi, I., Khalilpour, R., Poo, D. (2009). Motivators and Inhibitors of Knowledge Contribution to Chemical Engineering Online Communities of Practice. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting 2009, Nashville, TN: American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • Khalilpour, R., Chong, W. (2009). Oil/water Interaction Study on the Concept of a Wet Subsea Storage Tank. Technology Review (KOMtech), 2009, 98-106.
  • Khalilpour, R., Karimi, I. (2009). Optimal LNG Contract Selection Using Mixed Integer Linear Programming. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting 2009, Nashville, TN: American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

2008

  • Khalilpour, R. (2008). Design and experimental validation of subsea storage tank.
  • Khalilpour, R., Roostaazad, R. (2008). Development and verification of a model to describe an immobilized glucose isomerase packed bed bioreactor. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 40(2), 328-336. [More Information]
  • Khalilpour, R., Abbas, A. (2008). Optimal Design of Multi-Cyclone Using Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting 2008. American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

2007

  • Khalilpour, R., Roostaazad, R., Razavi, R. (2007). Modeling of an Immobilized Glucose Isomerase Packed Bed Bioreactor. European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE-6) 2007, Copenhagen.
  • Khalilpour, R. (2007). Technical investigation of offshore GTL technology (GTL FPSO).

2005

  • Khalilpour, R., Roostaazad, R., Razavi, R. (2005). Modeling of Biocatalyst Particle Considering Internal and External Mass Transfer Resistances. 4th Conference of Iranian Biotechnology 2005, Kerman, Iran.

2004

  • Khalilpour, R., Roostaazad, R. (2004). Mathematical and Experimental Analysis of Immobilized Glucose Isomerase Fixed Bed Bioreactor. 9th Conference of Iranian Chemical Engineering.

2003

  • Moradi, M., Farhadi, F., Khalilpour, R. (2003). Design and Construction of CS2 Pilot Plant. 8th Conference of Iranian Chemical Engineering.
  • Moradi, M., Khalilpour, R. (2003). Manufacturing of CS2 for Production of Viscose Rayon. Cellulose Conference Tehran 2003, Tehran, Iran.
  • Khalilpour, R. (2003). Technology management and technology transfer for oil and gas industry.

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