Dr.-Ing. Abdolreza Kharaghani
born 1980 in Karaj, Iran

1999 – 2003
BSc. Chemical Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran

2003 – 2005
MSc. Chemical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran

2006 – 2010
PhD. Chemical Engineering, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OvGU)

04.2010 – 05.2013
Research Associate, DFG Priority Program SPP 1273 “Colloid Process Engineering”, OvGU

since 06.2013
Group Leader Pore Network Modeling and Drying, OvGU

Research interest

  • Micro-scale models and simulations of multiphase fluid transport in porous media
  • Time dependent measurement of fluid distribution in porous media
  • Innovative concepts, methods, and technologies in drying of porous materials

Research projects

  • Modeling of capillary forces during convective drying of gels  (www.kolloidverfahrenstechnik.de/)
  • Liquid imbibition in porous media investigated by pore network models and pore-scale experiments (www.grk1554.ovgu.de) 
  • For current projects, see here

Teaching experience

  • Drying Technology (lecture & tutorial, since 2012)
  • Bioseparation (lecture & tutorial, since 2013)
  • Laboratory instructor (since 2012)

Selected publications

  • A.A. Moghaddam, A. Kharaghani, E. Tsotsas, M. Prat. Kinematics in a slowly drying porous medium: Reconciliation of pore network simulations and continuum modeling. Physics of Fluids, 29 (2017), 022102.
  • S. Shamaei, S.S. Seiidlou, M. Aghbashlo, E. Tsotsas, A. Kharaghani. Microencapsulation of walnut oil by spray drying: Effects of wall material and drying conditions on physicochemical properties of microcapsules. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 39 (2017), 101-112.
  •  A. Kharaghani, C. Kirsch, T. Metzger, E. Tsotsas. Micro-scale fluid model for drying of highly porous aggregates. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 52 (2013), 46-54
  • Y.J. Wang, A. Kharaghani, T. Metzger, E. Tsotsas. Pore network drying model for particle aggregates: assessment by X-ray microtomography. Drying Technology, 30 (2012) 1800-1809
  • A. Kharaghani, T. Metzger, E. Tsotsas. A proposal for discrete modeling of mechanical effects during drying, combining pore networks with DEM. AIChE Journal, 57 (2011), 872-885
For a complete list of my academic activities and publications, see my CV.


Building 10, room 220
Email: abdolreza.kharaghani@ovgu.de
Phone: +49 391 67 51362
Fax: +49 391 67 11160
University Course Drying 2020
30.03.2020 - 02.04.2020 in Magdeburg
University Course Fluidization Technology 2019
04.11.2019 - 07.11.2019 in Hamburg
Appreciation of the research work at the chair with title page of the journal Processes (MDPI)
First project meeting Wigratec InterSpiN
Award for Maciej Jaskulski
Cluster WIGRATEC enters the next round
Arun S. Mujumdar Medal for Prof. E. Tsotsas
Award for best oral presentation
Award for best oral presentation for Christoph Neugebauer on Population Balance Modeling Conference 2018
Faculty Prize 2018
Award for Prof. E. Tsotsas
Honorary Professorship of UCTM, Sofia, for Prof. Tsotsas
University Course Drying 2018
19. March -- 22. March 2018 in Magdeburg
University Course Fluidization Technology 2017
6. - 9. November 2017 in Hamburg
Award on Conference
Best Research Award for Sayali Zarekar on IDS in Gifu, Japan
Award on Conference
Best Poster Award for Christian Rieck at PARTEC 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany
Award on Conference
Best poster award for Vesselin Idakiev at national conference
Award on Conference
Best Presentation Awards on Nordic Baltic Drying Conference 2015
ECCE 2015
27. September - 01. October 2015 in Nice, France
Granulation Workshop 2015
1st July - 3rd July 2015 in Sheffield, UK
University Course Drying 2016
29. March -- 01. April 2016 in Magdeburg
Extension of the Research Training Group 1554
Extension of the funding period for 4.5 years
Award on annual conference
Award for best poster presentation goes to Maryam Dadkhah
Modern Drying Technology Vol. 3
Prof. E. Tsotsas in CES Top 20 Reviewer 2010
Award on Asia Pacific Drying Conference
VDI Ehrenring für Jun.-Prof. Mirko Peglow
University Course Drying 2014
Fundamentals and Applications of Drying Technology