Dr Amir Hossein Tarighaleslami

Research Fellow

Qualifications: BSc, MSc, PhD in Chemical/Process Engineering

About Amir Hossein

Amir Tarighaleslami is a Research Fellow at the Sustainable Energy, Water and Resilient Systems Group (formerly Energy Research Group), School of Engineering, University of Waikato. He gained his Chemical Engineering Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Iran. Amir worked in Iran’s energy sector mainly the oil and gas industry for about 10 years. Since 2008, he joined IAU, Mahshahr branch as a lecturer. In 2014 he joined University of Waikato and completed his PhD in 2018.

Research Interests

Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Process Integration and Pinch Analysis, Total Site Heat Integration, Energy Efficiency, Emissions Reduction, Water Systems, and Integration of Renewable Energy.

Research Supervised


Danielle Bertram (in progress - Cosupervisor): An Integrated Site and Device Selection
Methodology for the Ocean Wave Energy Sector

Abdul Kaggwa (in progress - Cosupervisor): Nanofluids as Heat Transfer Media in Flat Plate Solar Water Heaters

Teaching Commitments



Recent Publications

  • Bertram, D. V., Tarighaleslami, A. H., Walmsley, M. R. W., Atkins, M. J., & Glasgow, G. D. E. (2020). A systematic approach for selecting suitable wave energy converters for potential wave energy farm sites. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 132. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2020.110011

  • Tarighaleslami, A. H., Ghannadzadeh, A., Atkins, M. J., & Walmsley, M. R. W. (2020). Environmental life cycle assessment for a cheese production plant towards sustainable energy transition: Natural gas to biomass vs. natural gas to geothermal. Journal of Cleaner Production, 275. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122999

  • Ghannadzadeh, A., & Tarighaleslami, A. H. (2019). Exergetic environmental sustainability assessment supported by Monte Carlo simulations: A case study of a chlorine production process. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy. doi:10.1002/ep.13179

  • Tarighaleslami, A. H., Kambadur, S., Neale, J. R., Atkins, M. J., & Walmsley, M. R. W. (2019). Sustainable energy transition toward renewable energies in the New Zealand dairy industry: An environmental life cycle assessment. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 76, 97-102. doi:10.3303/CET1976017 Open Access version:

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Contact Details

Room: F.2.08
Phone: +64 7 838 4937