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Dr Masoumeh Zargar

Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow

Staff Member Details
Email: m.zargar@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO5.244  
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9811-6156

Masoumeh is a Vice-Chancellor Research and Teaching Fellow at the School of Engineering. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Adelaide, and M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tehran. Before joining ECU, Masoumeh was a Research Associate in the Fluid Science and Resources (FSR) research group at the University of Western Australia where she conducted research on emulsions behaviour and stability, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, produced water monitoring, and solid phase extraction. Her research interests focus on developing new materials and techniques for environmental monitoring and contaminants’ treatment/removal from water and soil.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Filtration Membranes and Processes (Desalination, Wastewater Treatment) and Environmental Remediation
  • Functional Materials Synthesis and Evaluation (Membranes, Nanomaterials, Polymers)
  • Fluid Science and Transport Mechanisms
  • Magnetic Resonance Applications in the Environment and Industry

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Adelaide, 2016.
  • Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering, Iran, 2011.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, Iran, 2007.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Zargar, M., Johns, M., Aljindan, JM., Noui-Mehidi , MN., O'Neil, K. (2021). Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Multiphase Flowmeters: Current Status and Future Prospects. SPE Production and Operations, NA(NA), 1-14. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.2118/205351-PA.

Journal Articles

  • Wagner, L., Zargar, M., Kalli, C., Fridjonsson, EO., Ling, NN., May, EF., Zhen, J., Johns, ML. (2020). Solid-Phase Extraction Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (SPE-NMR): Prototype Design, Development, and Automation. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 59(47), 20836-20844. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.0c04827.
  • Zargar, M., Ujihara, R., Vogt, S., Vrouwenvelder, J., Fridjonsson, E., Johns, M. (2020). Imaging of membrane concentration polarization by NaCl using 23Na nuclear magnetic resonance. Journal of Membrane Science, 600(15 April 2020), Article number 117868. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2020.117868.

Journal Articles

  • Zargar, M., Fridjonsson, EO., Graham, BF., May, EF., Johns, ML. (2019). Oil-based binding resins: Peculiar water-in-oil emulsion breakers. Energy and Fuels, 33(9), 8448–8455. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b01994.
  • Hartanto, Y., Zargar, M., Cui, X., Jin, B., Dai, S. (2019). Non-ionic copolymer microgels as high-performance draw materials for forward osmosis desalination. Journal of Membrane Science, 572(15 February 2019), 480-488. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2018.11.042.

Journal Articles

  • Zargar, M., Hartanto, Y., Jin, B., Dai, S. (2017). Understanding functionalized silica nanoparticles incorporation in thin film composite membranes: Interactions and desalination performance. Journal of Membrane Science, 521(1 January 2017), 53-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2016.08.069.
  • Zargar, M., Hartanto, Y., Jin, B., Dai, S. (2017). Polyethylenimine modified silica nanoparticles enhance interfacial interactions and desalination performance of thin film nanocomposite membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 541(2017), 19-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2017.06.085.

Journal Articles

  • Hartanto, Y., Zargar, M., Wang, H., Jin, B., Dai, S. (2016). Thermoresponsive Acidic Microgels as Functional Draw Agents for Forward Osmosis Desalination. Environmental Science and Technology, 50(8), 4221-4228. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b04123.
  • Hartanto, Y., Zargar, M., Cui, X., Shen, Y., Jin, B., Dai, S. (2016). Thermoresponsive cationic copolymer microgels as high performance draw agents in forward osmosis desalination. Journal of Membrane Science, 518(15 November 2016), 273–281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2016.07.018.
  • Zargar, M., Jin, B., Dai, S. (2016). An integrated statistic and systematic approach to study correlation of synthesis condition and desalination performance of thin film composite membranes. Desalination, 394(15 September 2016), 138-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2016.05.014.
  • Zargar, M., Hartanto, Y., Dai, S. (2016). Hollow mesoporous silica nanoparticles: A peculiar structure for thin film nanocomposite membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 519(1 December 2016), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2016.07.052.

Book Chapters

  • Zargar, M., Jin, B., Dai, S. (2015). Development and application of reverse osmosis for separation. Membrane Processing for Dairy Ingredient Separation (139-175). John Wiley & Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118590331.ch6.

Journal Articles

  • Zargar, M., Sarrafzadeh, MH., Taheri, B., Keshavarz, A. (2014). Assessment of in situ bioremediation of oil contaminated soil and groundwater in a petroleum refinery: A laboratory soil column study. Petroleum Science and Technology, 32(13), 1553-1561. https://doi.org/10.1080/10916466.2012.690482.

Journal Articles

  • Keshavarz, A., Vatanparast, H., Zargar, M., Mostafazadeh, M., Haghighi, M. (2012). An experimental investigation of optimum capillary number on vertical immiscible gas injection in Iranian carbonate and sandstone rocks. Petroleum Science and Technology, 30(13), 1379-1391. https://doi.org/10.1080/10916466.2010.506460.
  • Keshavarz, A., Vatanparast, H., Zargar, M., Kalantari Asl, A., Haghighi, M. (2012). An experimental investigation of the effect of pressure gradient on gas-oil relative permeability in Iranian carbonate rocks. Petroleum Science and Technology, 30(2012), 1508-1522. https://doi.org/10.1080/10916466.2010.506463.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Plasma, Zwiterrionic agents and Nanoparticles reinforced membranes for enhanced microplastic removal and membrane fouling mitigation

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Engineering Science, Effect of viscosity on micro-bubble hydrodynamics; An experimental investigation
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