Gholamabbas Parsafar


Department of Chemistry
Sharif University of Technology

Office: 5355

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Educational Background

     1. B.Sc.Pars College, Tehran, Iran, 1975

     2. PH.D University of Oregon OR, 1980


Professional Background

  • 1. Assistance Prof, Isfahan University of Technology. Isfahan, Iran, 1982-1988.
  • 2. Associate Prof., Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, 1988-1993.
  • 3. Professor, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, 1994-2001.
  • 4. Professor, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2001-Now


 Research Interests 

  • Research in statistical mechanics and Thermodynamics of Dense System Including Gases, Liquids, Solids, and Supercritical Fluids
  • Courses Taught: Geneneral Chemistry Physical Chemistry (Thermodynamics and Kinetics), Advance Physical chemistry, statistical Thermodynamics, topics in intermolecular forces.



     Other Experiences

  1. Dean of College of Science, Isfahan University of Technology, 1985-1986.
  2. Dean of Chemistry Department, Isfahan University of Technology, 1989-1992.
  3. Vice Chancellor in research affairs, Isfahan University of Technology, 1994-1997.
  4. Vice Dean of Chemistry Department in graduate, Isfahan University of Technology, 1998-2001
  5. Vice Dean of Chemistry Department in research affairs, Sharif University of   Technology, 2003-2004
  6. Member of Iranian National Research Consul, Basic Science Division, 1997- 2001.
  7. Editorial Board of Iranian Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Journal, 2002-  Now




1.       G. Rajabali, and R.M.Mazo, Generalization of the Kikuchi-Hijmans-deBoor: Method for Order Disorder Problem to Complex Lattice; Int.Qunt. Chem.16, 117-123(1982).

2.       G. Rajabali, Calculation of Order Parameter and the Configurational Entropy of Model Albite Using the Sequential Construction Method: J. Chem. Soc. Faraday Trans. 2, 82, 473-476 (1986).

3.       G. Rajabali, Importance of the Size of the Unit in Models of Ordering Behavior for Albite, Am. Mineral.72, 83-88 (1987).

4.       G. Rajabali, Ordering Behavior of Albite Using the Modified Sequential Construction Method: Am. Mineral.73, 91-96 (1988).

5.       G. Rajabali, a Metastable State of Albite(at Some Temperatures), Iran. J. Sci. & Techn.12, 15-23 (1988).  

6.       G. A. Parsafar, Exact Solution to the One-and Two Dimensional Models of the Binary Lattice with Nearest Neighbor Interactions; J. Phys. Chem. 94,  3795-3803 (1990).

7.       G. A. Parsafar, and Y. Ghayeb, A Study of Na/K Feldspar Solid Solution Using Statistical mechanics; Iran J. Chem. & Chem. Eng. 10,4-15 (1991).

8.       G. A. Parsafar, Deriving the Equation of State for Liquids and Extension of the Principle of Corresponding States; J. Sci. I. R. Iran, 2, 111-123 (1991).

9.       G. A. Parsafar, F. Kermanpour, Calculation of Thermodynamic Properties of Fluids Using a New Equation of State, Iran. J. Chem. & Chem. Eng. 11, 24-38 (1992).

10.   G. A. Parsafar, and E.A. Mason, Linear Isotherms for Dense Fluids: A New Regularity; J. Phys. Chem., 97, 9048-53 (1993).

11.   G. A. Parsafar, Effect of the Next nearest Neighbor Interaction on the Order-Disorder Phase Transition, J. Sci. I. R. Iran, 4, 23-31 (1993).

12.   G. A. Parsafar, and E.A. Mason, Universal Equation of State for Compressed Solids, Phys. Rev. B, 49, 3049-60 (1994).

13.   G. A. Parsafar, and E.A. Mason, Linear Isotherms for Dense Fluids: Extension to Mixtures, J. Phys. Chem. 98, 1962-67 (1994).

14.   B. Najafi, G. A. Parsafar, and S.Alavi, Investigation of some Regularities for Dense Fluids Using a Simple Equation of State, J. Phys. Chem. 99, 9248-52 (1995).

15.   G. Parsafar: Statistical-Mechanical Model Calculation of Thermodynamic Properties of Albite Using a Two-Dimensional-Model; J. Sci. I. R. Iran, 6,169-178 (1995).

16.   G.A. Parsafar, an Accurate Solution for Two-Dimensional Model of Albite Using Statistical Mechanics; J. Sci. I. R. Iran. 6. 38-51 (1995).

17.   S. Alavi, G. A. Parsafar, and B. Najafi, Selected Thermophysical Properties of Dense Fluids Using a General Regularity; Int. J. Thermophys.; 16, 1421-28 (1995).

18.   G. A. Parsafar and N. Sohraby, Density Calculation of Compressed Liquid Mixtures Using LIR Along with Mixing and Combining Rules: J. Phys.Chem.100, 12644-12648 (1996).

19.   G. A. Parsafar and K.Khosravi Darani , Surface (100) for f.c.c Platinum and  Gold Using Monte-Carlo, Iranian Physics Research  , 2,86-93(1992).

20.   B. Najafi and G. A. Parsafar, Extension of Linear Isotherm Regularity to Low Density range; J. SC. I. R. Iran, 8, 236-242 (1997).

21.   G.A. Parsafar, N. Farzi, and B. Najafi, A General Equation of State for Dense Fluids, Int. J. Thermophys., 18, 1197-1216 (1997).

22.   N. Farzi, and G. A. Parsafar, Common Intersection Points of Binary   mixtures: Unlike Interactions Compared to Like Ones, J. Phys. Chem. B.  101, 8578-8583 (1997).

23.   G. A. Parsafar and Y. Ghayeb: A New Tri-Parametrical Law of Corresponding States for Subcritical Dense Fluids, Iran J. Chem. and Chem. Eng. 17, No. 2, 49-53 (1998).

24.   S. Ranjbar, G.A. Parsafar, and B. Najafi, Calculation of Osmotic Pressure Using A Closed System Model, J. Sci. I. R. Iran, 10, 233-240 (1999) .

25.   E. Keshavarzi, G. A. Parsafar, and B. Najafi, Inversion Prediction of Attraction Branch of the Effective Pair Potential by Using The Joule-Thomson Curve, Int. J. Thermophys.20, No. 2, 643-650(1999).

26.   E. Keshavarzi, G.A. Parsafar, and B. Najafi, Predection of the Inversion  Curve and the Maximum Value of μJ-T for Some Refrigerant, Int. J. Themophys.20, No.2, 651-663 (1999).

27.   E. Keshavarzi, and G. A. Parsafar, Prediction of the Metal-Non-Metal Transition Using the Linear Isotherm Regularity; J. Phys. Chem. B. 103, 6584-6589 (1999).

28.   G. A. Parsafar, F. Kermanpour, and B. Najafi, Prediction of the Temperature, and Density Dependencies of the Parameters of the Average Effective Pair Potential Using only the LIR Equation of  State, J. Phys. Chem. B, 103, 7287-92 (1999).

29.   Sh. Ranjbar, and G. A. Parsafar, A New Exact Method for Solving the Two-Dimensional Ising Model, J. Phys. Chem. B, 103, 7514-7521 (1999).

30.   G. A. Parsafar and N. Farzi, Investigation of Isothermal Intersection Point of  Solids Using Equation of  State, Iranian Physics Research ,1,45-55 (1999).

31.   G. A. Parsafar, E.Noparast, and E. Keshavarzi, Coomparison of Equations of State from Joule -Thomson Coefficient, J. Sci. I. R. Iran, 11, No. 2, 109-116 (2000)

32.   G. A. Parsafar, E. Keshavarzi, Solubility Predection Using Statistical   Mechanics, Bull. of Chem. Soc. of Japan, 73, 2445-52 (2000).

33.   B. Najafi, Y. Ghaeb, and G. A. Parsafar, New Correlation function for Viscosity Calculation of Gases over Wide Temperature and  Pressure Ranges, Int. J. Thermophys, 21, 1011-1031(2000).

34.   G. A. Parsafar, S. A. Norian, Intersection Points In Dense Fluids Using Equations of  State, Iranian Physics Research ,1,301-310 (2001).

35.   E.Keshavarzi and G. A. Parsafar, the Direct Correlation Function and its   Interpretation via the Linear Isotherm Regularity, Journal of Physical Society of Japan, 70, 1101-1107 (2001).

36.   G. A. Parsafar, V. Moeini, and B. Najafi, Pressure Dependency of Liquid Vapor Pressure, Gibbs Prediction Improvement, Iranian J. Chem. Chem. Eng. 20, 37-43 (2001).

37.   M. Ghaemi, G. A. Parsafar, and M. Ashrafizaadeh, Calculation of Critical   Temperaure for 2-and 3-Dimensional Ising Models and Potts Models Using the Transfer Matrix Method, J. Phys. Chem. B 105, 10355-10359 (2001).

38.   G.A.Parsafar and F.Kermanpour, Prediction of Temperature and Density Dependencies of the Parameters of the Average Effective Binary Mixture Pair Potential Using only the LIR Equation of State, Int. J. Thermophys. 22, 1795-1811 (2001)

39.   Y. Ghayeb, B. Najafi, V. Moeini, and G.A. Parsafar, Viscosity Calculation of Supercritical Gases Based on the Rainwater-Friend Theory and the Modified Enskog Theory, Iran. J. Chem. and Chem. Eng. 21, 74-79 (2002)

40.   Y. Ghayeb. B. Najafi, B. Daneshman, G. A. Parsafar, Three Parameter  correlation Functions for the Calculation of Thermal Conductivity of   Gases and Liquids, High Temperatures-High pressures, 35/36, 313-319 (2003).

41.   Y. Ghayeb. B. Najafi, V. Moeini, and G. A. Parsafar, Viscosity Calculation of supercritical Gases Based on the Modified Enskog Theory,  High Temperatures-High pressures, 35/36, 217-226 (2003).

42.   M. Ghaemi and G. A. Parsafar, Size Reduction of the transfer Matrix of Two-Dimensional Ising and Potts Models, Iranian Journal of Physics Research, 4,1-10(2004).

43.   G. A. Parsafar and Z. Kalantar, Extension of Linear Isotherm Regularity to Long Chain Alkanes, Iran. J. Chem.  And Chem. Eng. 22,1-8 (2003.

44.   H. Farrokhpour and G. A. Parsafar, a New Analytical Expression for the Free Energy of Hard-Core Fluids, J. Physical Soc. of Japan, 72, 2747-2753 (2003).

45.   M. Khanpour, G. A. Parsafar, and B. Najafi, Analytic Solution to Integral Equations of Liquid State Theories for Potentials with a Hard Core at Low    Densities, J. Phys. Soc .Japan,73,1197-1204(2004).

46.   F.Kermanpour, G.A. Parsafar, and G. A. Mansoori, Investigation of Temperature and Density Dependences of the Effective Pair Potential Parameters Using Variational Theory, Int. J.Thermophys.25, 187-203(2004).

47.   G. A. Parsafar and F. Madani, Deriving Analytical Expression for the Fugacity Coefficient of the Supercritical Fluids, High Temperatures-High Pressures, 35/36,529-539(2003-2006).

48.   M. Ghaemi, B. Mirza, and G.A. Parsafar, Constructing the Critical Cure for a Symmetric Two- Layer Ising Model, J. Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, 3, 217-227 (2004).

49.   M. R.Arshadi, M. Lashkari, and G.A Parsafar, Cluster Approach to Corrosion Inhibition Problems, Interaction Studies, Material Chemistry and Physics, 86, 311-314 (2004).

50.   G. A. Parsafar and H. Saydi, Accuracy of Different EOSs in Predicting the Ideal Curve and Driving the Temperature Dependencies of Their Parameters, Int. J. Thermophys.25, 1819-1834, (2004).

51.   K. Khosravi, H. Sabzyan, A. Zeini and G. A. Parsafar, A More Accurate Prediction of Liquid Evaporation Flux, Iran J. Chem. Chem. Eng. 23, No. 2, 45-53 (2004).

52.   M. Taghikhani, and G. A. Parsafar, Rate Constant Computation: An Application of Direct Dynamics Calculations, Kharazmi Journal of Chemistry, 1, 19-30, (2005).

53.   M. Lashkari, M. R. Arshadi, and G. A. Parsafar, A Simple and Fast Method for Comparison of Corrosion Inhibitor Powers Between Pairs of Pyridine Derivatives, Corrosion, 61(8), 778-783 (2005).

54.   M. Taghikhani, G. A. Parsafar and H. Sabzyan, Theoretical Investigation of Hydrogen Abstraction Reaction of the (OH) Radical with CH3CHF2 (HFC 152-a) : A Dual Level Density Functional Theory Dynamics Study, J. Phys. Chem A, 109, 8158-8167(2005).

55.   G.A.Parsafar and Z. Kalantar, Extension of Linear Isotherm Regularity to Long Range Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Alcoholes, Ketones and 1-Carboxylic Acids by Group Contribution Method, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 234, 11-21 (2005).

56.   M. Lashkari, M. R. Arshadi, G. A. Parsafar, and V. A. Sastri, Cluster/Polarized Continuum Models for Density Functional Theory Investigations of Benzimidazole Corrosion Inhibitors at Metal/Solution Interface, Corrosion, 63(3), 199-206 (2006).

57.   A. N. Shamkhali, and G. A. Parsafar, Effect of Model Potential of Adsorptive Bond on the Thermodynamic Properties of Adsorbed CO Molecules on Ni(111) Surface, J. Phys. Chem. B, 110, 20435-20444 (2006).

58.   G.A. Parsafar, and C. Izanloo, Driving Analytical Expressions for the Ideal Curves and Using the Curves to Obtain the Temperature Dependence of Equation-of-State Parameters, Int. J. Thermophys. , 27(5), 1564-1589 (2006).

59.   G. A. Parsafar, M. Khanpour, and A. A. Mohammadi, Calculation of Equilibrium and Transport Properties Using Modified Hard-Core Potential Models, Chemical Physics, 326, 527-534 (2006).

60.   G. A. Parsafar, and M. Shokouhi, Modification of a New Potential Model Used for Calculation of the Second Virial Coefficient and Zero Density Transport Properties, Molecular Physics, 104,No.20-21,3269-3280(2006)

61.   F. Taherkhani, G. A. Parsafar, and M. R. Rahimitabar, Kinetic Investigation of Small Systems Using Different Algorithms, The Journal of Iranian Chemical Society, 3,No.4, 327-333, (2006).

62.   G. A. Parsafar, and A. Panahi, Extension of the Dense System Equation of State to Electrolyte Solutions, Iran. J. of Chem. and Chem. Eng.26, No.1, 17-33(2007).

63.   G. A. Parsafar, and I. Ahadzadeh, Effect of Attraction Range of Pair Potential on the Thermodynamic Properties of Fluids, Scientia Iranica, 14, No.2, 118-125(2007).

64.   G.A.Parsafar and Z.Kalantar, Calculation of Transport Properties of Dense Fluids Using Modified Enskog Theory and an Appropriate Equation of State, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 235,108-117(2007).

65.   A.M.Nassimi and G.A.Parsafar,Making, Thermodynamic Functions of Nanosystems Intensive, J.Phys.Condens Matter,19,1-8(2007).

66.   M.Khanpour, G.A.Parsafar, and B.Najafi, Calculation of Thermodynamic Properties of Simple Fluids Using a New Derived Pair Correlation Function, Fluid Phase Equilibria,254,138-143(2007).

67.   M.Khanpour, G.A.Parsafar, a Simple Method of Generating Equations of State for Hard Sphere Fluid, Chem.Phys.333, 208-213(2007).

68.   M.Nahaly, G.A.Parsafar, and E.Ghoharshadi, Investigation of a New Mean Temperature-Dependent Potential Energy Function for Methane and Its Use for the Prediction of Transport Properties,Mol.Phys.105,No.10,1453-1463(2007).

69.   M.Taghikhani and G.A.Parsafar, Theoretical Investigation of the Hydrogen Abstraction Reaction of the OH radical with CH2FCH2F(HFC-52):A Dual-Level Direct Dynamics Study,J.Phys.Chem.A,111,8095-8103(2007).

70.   M.Khanpour, G.A.Parsafar, New Equations of State for Hard Disk Fluid by Asympotic Expansion Method, Fluid Phase Equilibria,262,157-160(2007).

71.   M. Shokouhi and G.A.Parsafar, a New Equation of State Derived by the Statistical Mechanical Perturbation Theory, Fluid Phase Equilibria 264, 1-11 (2008).

72.   M. Shokouhi and G.A.Parsafar, the Effect of Steepness of Soft-Core Square-Well Potential Model on Some Fluid Properties, Molecular Physics 106, 103-112(2008).

73.   H.Behzadi, M.D.Esrafili, D.van der Spole, N.Hadipour, and G.A.Parsafar, A Theoretical Study of Repeating Sequence in HRP II: A Combination of Molecular Dynamics Simulations and 17-O Quadrupole Coupling Tensor, Biophysical Chemistry 137, 76-80(2008).

74.   H.Behzadi, D.van der Spole, M.D.Esrafili, G.A.Parsafar, N.Hadipour, Role of Spin State on the Geometry and Nuclear Qudrupole Resonance Parameters in Hemin Complex, Biophysical Chemistry 134, 200-206(2008).

75.   H.Akbarzadeh, M.Shokouhi, and G.A.Parsafar, Using Molecular Dynamic Simulation Data of Calcite in a Wide Pressure Range to Calculate Some of Its Thermodynamic Properties via Some Universal Equations of State, Molecular Physics, 106, 2545-2556(2008).

76.   M.Shokouhi, G.A.Parsafar, and M.Dinpajooh, Deriving Linear Isotherms for Solids, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 271, 94-102(2008).

77.   A.M.Nassimi  and G.A.Parsafar, Sensitivity of the Population of States to the value of q and Legistimate Range of q in Tsallis Statistics, J.Iran Chem.Soc., 6,341-344(2009).

78.   A.Alizadeh and G.A.Parsafar, Mechanism of Water permeation through Modified Carbon Nanotubes as a Model for Peptide Nanotube Channels, 6, 926-941(2009).

79.   H.Akbarzadeh and G.A.Parsafar, A Molecular-Dynamics Study of Thermal and Physical Properties of Platinum Nanoclusters, 280, 16-21(2009).

80. G.A.Parsafar, H.V.Spohr, and G.N.Patey, An Accurate Equation of State for Fluids and Solids, 113, 11977-11987(2009).



Courses Taught

         General Chemistry 1&2

         Physical Chemistry 1&2

         Advanced Physical Chemistry.

         Statistical Mechanics 1&2

         Intermolecualr Forces



1.        General Chemistry for Engineering by G.A.Parsafar, M.R.Saidi, M.Jalali, and M.Ghiaci, Isfahan University of Technology Publication, 1988 (ed. 1),1993 (ed. 2),1998 (ed. 3), 2003 (ed. 4).

2.       Chemical Kinetics and Statistical Thermodynamics by G.A.Parsafar and B.Najafi, IUT Publication, 1992, 1995.

3.       Statistical Thermodynamics: Theories and Applications by G.A.Parsafar IUT Publication, 1997.

4.       Chmical Kinetics; Theories and Application by G.A.Parsafar and B.Najafi, IUT Publication, 1999. 

5.       General Chemistry I, By G.A.Parsafar, M.Bagherzadeh, and M.Tafazzoli, Maani Publication, 2003 (first ed.), 2006 (second ed.).

6.       General Chemistry II, By G.A.Parsafar , M. Bagherzadeh, and M. Tafazzoli, Maani Publication , 2004.


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