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Dr Negar Vakilifard

Profile summary

  • Research Staff
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Environment, Earth & Ecosystem Sciences
  • negar.vakilifard

Professional biography

I completed my PhD in Civil-Environmental Engineering at Murdoch University, Australia. My research was focused on developing a mathematical optimisation framework for operational scheduling and strategic planning of an urban water supply system driven by hybrid energy sources. I joined The OU as a postdoc (early 2019) to work on a climate change project, funded by Leverhulme Trust and led by the University of Sheffield. The aim of this research is to investigate the effect of negative emission technologies and specifically Enhanced Weathering (EW) on climate change mitigation. 

 

Research interests

As a member of LC3M group, my research currently is to quantitatively examine the impacts of various policy scenarios in different regions on the demand for negative emissions at a global scale. I also plan to evaluate the effects of EW-related policy measures on land-use and agricultural practices using an Integrated Assessment Model.

Other research areas of my interest include:

  • Water and energy nexus in urban environment
  • Desalination technologies driven by renewable and hybrid energy sources
  • Supply chain optimisation
  • Simulation and deterministic optimisation techniques 

Publications

An interactive planning model for sustainable urban water and energy supply (2019-02-01)
Vakilifard, Negar; A. Bahri, Parisa; Anda, Martin and Ho, Goen
Applied Energy, 235 (pp. 332-345)
A two-level decision making approach for optimal integrated urban water and energy management (2018-07-15)
Vakilifard, Negar; A. Bahri, Parisa; Anda, Martin and Ho, Goen
Energy, 155 (pp. 408-425)
The role of water-energy nexus in optimising water supply systems – Review of techniques and approaches (2018-02-01)
Vakilifard, Negar; Anda, Martin; A. Bahri, Parisa and Ho, Goen
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 82(Part 1) (pp. 1424-1432)
Assessment of the influence of using waste steel fibres in improving concrete flexural strength (2007)
Vazinram, F.; HajiSotoudeh, M. and Vakilifard, N.
Scientific-Research Journal of Concrete Technology (affiliated with Concrete International), 7 (pp. 22-26 [Paper published in Persian])
The effect of indirect GHG emissions costs on the optimal water and energy supply systems (2019-06-28)
Vakilifard, Negar; Bahri, Parisa A.; Anda, Martin and Ho, Goen
In: Kiss, Anton; Zondervan, Edwin; Lakerveld, Richard and Özkan, Leyla eds. 29th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISBN : 9780128186343 | Publisher : Elsevier
Integrating Real-time Operational Constraints in Planning of Water and Energy Supply (2018)
Vakilifard, Negar; Bahri, Parisa A.; Anda, Martin and Ho, Goen
In: , . ed. 28th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (pp. 313-318)
Publisher : Elsevier
Water Security and Clean Energy, Co-benefits of an Integrated Water and Energy Management (2017)
Vakilifard, Negar; Bahri, Parisa A.; Anda, Martin and Ho, Goen
In: 27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (pp. 1363-1368)
Publisher : Elsevier
Study on effective processes in constructed wetland plants (2013)
Vakilifard, N.; Zare, M and Azizian, S.
In : The 1st National Conference on Protection of Wetlands and Aquatic Ecosystems (2013, Shahid Mofatteh Professional and Technical University of Hamedan [Paper published in Persian])
Management Strategies for Nitrate Removal from Water (2012)
Zare, M.; Vakilifard, N. and Azizian, S.
In : National Conference on Environment Measurement and Modelling (2012, University of Tehran [Paper published in Persian])
Study on variations of different elements concentration in rivers and their effective factors (case study: Zarrineh-Rud river) (2012)
Zare, M.; Vakilifard, N. and Azizian, S.
In : National Conference on Environment Measurement and Modelling (2012, University of Tehran [Paper published in Persian])
Loading and Seismic Analysis Guideline of Iran's Lifeline (2012)
Department of Technical Affairs, and ,
Office of Deputy for Strategic Supervision, No.600
Guideline for Seismic Design of Water Supply Systems (2012)
Department of Technical Affairs, and ,
Office of Deputy for Strategic Supervision, No.604
Guideline for Seismic Design of Sewage Systems (2012)
Department of Technical Affairs, and ,
Office of Deputy for Strategic Supervision, No.605
Guideline for Seismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Water Supply Systems (2012)
Department of Technical Affairs, and ,
Office of Deputy for Strategic Supervision, No.609
Guideline for Seismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Sewage Systems (2012)
Department of Technical Affairs, and ,
Office of Deputy for Strategic Supervision, No.610

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