John M. Shaw - Professor / Principal Investigator - Petroleum Thermodynamics Research Group

Thesis Publications

Chowdhury, Sourav, "Phase Diagrams for Asphaltene and Asphaltene-Rich Hydrocarbons+ Polystyrene + Toluene Mixtures", 2018 MSc.

Pourmohammadbagher, Mohammad, "Fickian to Single-File Diffusion Transition in nano-colloids", 2018 MSc.

Kumar, Anupam, "The Interaction between Depletion Flocculation and Molecular Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation Mechanisms", 2018 MSc. 

Huang, Xinci, "Mimicking the Behaviours of Oil Contaminated Clays Using Functionalized Silica Nanoparticles", 2017 MSc.

Boutros Jenny, "Developing High Precision Heat Capacity Correlations for Organic Solids and Liquids - Extending to Biofuels and Sugars", 2017 MSc

Liu, Qingchen, "Bubble Pressure Measurement and Modeling for n-Alkane + Aromatic Hydrocarbon Binary Mixtures", 2017 MSc.

Sood, Sahil, "Liquid to Liquid-Liquid Transitions: Impact on the Apparent Viscosity of Model Hydrocarbon + “Solvent” Mixtures", 2017 MSc.

Stewart, Robert Alexander, "Beyond Viscosity—How Density, Vibration and Interfacial Tension Affect Solvent Aided Bitumen Production", 2016 Ph.D.

Pourmohammadbagher, Amin, "Effects of Surface Contamination and Water Chemistry on the Behaviors of Illite, Kaolinite and Monotmorillonite in Organic and Aqueous Media", 2016 Ph.D.

Ahitan, Sourabh, "Phase Behavior Modeling of Asymmetric n-Alkane + Aromatic and Naphthenic Hydrocarbon Mixtures", 2016 MSc.

Jamieson, Marnie V., "Application of Blended and Active Learning to Chemical Engineering Design Instruction", 2015 MSc. 

Dini, Yoann, "Phase Behavior and Thermophysical Properties of Peace River Bitumen + Propane mixtures", 2015 MSc.

Ollinger, Jeoffrey, "On Mimicking Nano-particulate Behaviors of Asphaltenes in Solution and at Interfaces", 2015 MSc.

Pouralhosseini, Sajjad, " Extending Depletion Flocculation Phase Behavior Models to Partially Soluble and Aggregating Colloids — Asphaltenes", 2015 Ph.D.

Alizadehgiashi, Moien, "Diffusion Mechanisms between Heavy Oils and Light Hydrocarbons", 2015 MSc.

Wang, Kejie, "On separation and Composition of Liquid Crystals in Athabasca Bitumen", 2015 MSc.

Mortazavi-Manesh, Sepideh, "Impact of Pressure and Added Diluents on Rheological Properties of Heavy Oils", 2015 Ph.D.

Amani, Mohammad Javad, "Phase Behavior and Thermophysical Properties of Athabasca Bitumen and Athabasca Bitumen + Toluene Mixtures in Near-critical Water", 2014 Ph.D.

Qin, Chuan, "On Organic Liquid Crystal Transfer from Bitumen-Rich to Water-Rich Phases: A Combined Laboratory and SAGD Field Study", 2014 MSc

Rajaeirad, Sepideh, "On Integrating Element Based Heat Capacity Correlations into Process Simulation Software - Tackling Pseudo Component Definition", 2013 MSc

Dagostar, Nafiseh, "Predicting Liquid Phase Heat Capacity of Ill-defined Materials", 2013 Ph.D.

Nikooyeh, Kasra, "Phase Behavior of Asphaltenes in Organic Media", 2012 Ph.D.

Laštovka, Vaclav, "Prediction of heat capacity of ideal gases and of crystalline phases", 2012 Ph.D. (Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Prague) - Copyright belongs to ICT, Prague.

Bagheri, Reza S., "Mesophase Formation in Heavy Oil", 2012 Ph.D.

Masik, Brady, "Separation and Analysis of Liquid Crystalline Material from Heavy Petroleum Fractions", 2011 MSc

Khaleghi, Keivan, "Experimental PVT Study of the Phase Behavior of CO2 + Heavy Oil Mixtures", 2011 MSc

Dion, Moise, "Modelling the Rheology of Complex Fluids: Cases of Bitumen and Heavy Oils at Low Temperatures", 2011 MSc

Khammar, Merouane, "The Phase Behavior of Asphaltene + Polystyrene + Toluene Mixtures at 293 K", 2011 Ph.D.

Saber, Nima, "Phase Behaviour Prediction for Ill-Defined Hydrocarbon Mixtures", 2011 Ph.D.

Hasan, MD. Anwarul, "Rheological Behavior and Nano-Microstructure of Complex Fluids:  Biomedical and Bitumen-Heavy Oil Applications", 2010 Ph.D.

Amundaraín, Jesús,  "Characterization of Athabasca asphaltenes separated physically and chemically using small-angle X-ray scattering", 2010 MSc

Ardalan, Sadighian, "Mass Transfer between Pentane and Heavy Hydrocarbons" , 2009 MSc 

Obiosa-Maife, Collins,  "Prediction of the Molecular Structure of Ill-defined Hydrocarbons using Vibrational, 1H and 13C NMR Spectroscopy", 2009 MSc

Tran, Khanh, "Reversing and non-reversing phase transitions in Athabasca bitumen asphaltenes", 2009 MSc

Zhao, Bei,  "High Temperature Behaviours of Asphaltene Aggregates in Heavy Feedstocks and in Mixtures with Diluents", 2008 Ph.D.

Xing, Cheng,  "Sorption of Athabasca Vacuum Residue on Acidic, Neutral and Basic Surfaces", 2008 MSc

McFarlane, Richard A.,  "Evaluation of New Co-Volume Mixing Rules for the Peng-Robinson Equation of State", 2007 MSc

Andoni Autrich, co-supervised with Dr. Carlos Lira - Mexican Institute of Petroleum (IMP), 2007, Ph.D. Copyright belongs to IMP.

Zhang, Xiaohui,  "The Impact of Multiphase Behaviour on Coke Deposition in Heavy Oil Hydroprocessing Catalysts", 2006 Ph.D.

Van Waeyenberghe, Annemi, "Estimation of Thermophysical Properties Of Athabasca Vacuum Residue Using a Group Contribution Based Equation of State", 2006 MSc

Zou, Xiang-Yang,  "Selective Removal of Inorganic Fine Solids, Heavy Metals and Sulfur from Bitumen/Heavy Oils", 2003 Ph.D. University of Toronto.

Vieman, Ali, "The Impact of Phase Behavior on Coke Formation in Delayed Cokers". 2002 MASc University of Toronto

Oquily, A., “The Phase Behavior of Polynuclear Aromatic + n-Alkane Binary Systems”, 2001 MASc University of Toronto.

Minicucci, Daniele,  "The Impact of Liquid-Liquid-Vapour Phase Behaviour on Coke Formation from Model Coke Precursors", 2000 MASc University of Toronto.

 Abedi, Jalal,  "Unusual Retrograde Condensation and Asphaltene Precipitation in Model Heavy Oil Systems Using X-ray Imaging", 1998 Ph.D. University of Toronto.

Shahrokhi, Habibullah, "Fine Drop Recovery in Batch Gas-Agitated Liquid-liquid Dispersions", 1998, Ph.D.

Dukhedin-Lalla, Leisl,  "A Study of Complex Phase Behaviour Arising in Heavy Oil/Bitumen Mixtures Using X-Ray Imaging", 1996 Ph.D. University of Toronto.

Cartlidge, Clive Robert,  “Automated Construction of Quaternary Phase Diagrams for Hydrocarbon Systems", 1995 MASc University of Toronto.

Sharifi, H., "Separation of Secondary Liquid-Liquid Dispersions in Packed-Bed Separators", 1995 MSc. University of Toronto.

Seyfaie, S., "On Thermodynamic Stability Theory and Fluctuations", 1994 Ph.D. University of Toronto. 

Abedi, Jalal,  "Coal Particle Disintegration Mechanisms", 1993  MASc University of Toronto.

Shahrokhi, Habibullah, "The Origin and Fate of Fine Drops in Batch Gas-Agitated Liquid-Liquid Dispersions", 1993 MASc University of Toronto.

Dukhedin-Lalla, Leisl,  “Phase Splitting and Synergy in Complex Hydrocarbon Systems”, 1990, MSc University of Toronto.

Desmond Jacas, “PRODOF: A Rule Based Process Flowsheet Diagnostic Program”, 1990, MASc University of Toronto.

Hatzikiriakos, Sawas G.,  Characterization of Gas-Liquid-Liquid Tubular Reactors, 1987 MASc University of Toronto.