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, 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): Optimal Integration of Wave Energy Systems into the New Zealand Electricity Grid

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

Teaching Commitments



Recent Publications

  • 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

  • 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., Walmsley, T. G., Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, M. R. W., & Neale, J. R. (2018). Utility exchanger network synthesis for total site heat integration. Energy, 153, 1000-1015. doi:10.1016/

  • Tarighaleslami, A. H., Walmslcy, T. G., Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, M. R. W., & Ncalc, J. R. (2018). Modelling the controllability and reliability of utility exchanger network in total site heat integration systems. In 23rd International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering,and 21st Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction Vol. 2 (pp. 850-851).

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Contact Details

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