sbDr Solomon Brown


Engineering Interdisciplinary Programmes Co-ordinator (MME) Research Centre Assistant Director: CDT Energy Storage

Room G16


T: +44 (0) 114 2227597


I graduated from King’s College London in 2007 with an MSci (hons) in Mathematics and then went on to complete a Ph.D. from University College London in 2011 on the modelling of fluid flow and ductile fractures, in the course of which I was a co-recipient of the IChemE Frank Lees Medal for my collaborative work with the HSE on CO2 pipelines safety. I then took up a research associate followed by a Teaching Fellowship at the same institution, during which I participated in a number of projects sponsored by the EC, EPSRC, UKCCSRC and Industry. In December 2015 I joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield as a Lecturer.

My interests are varied, ranging from the mathematical modelling of transient multiphase flows, to uncertainty quantification to the development of fast, robust and accurate numerical techniques for process modelling.

  • modelling of multiphase flows
  • hazard modelling
  • uncertainty quantification
  • development of numerical techniques for PDEs

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Recent publications 

Mahgerefteh H, Zhang P & Brown S (2016) Modelling brittle fracture propagation in gas and dense-phase CO2 transportation pipelines. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 46, 39-47.
Mahgerefteh H, Sundara V, Brown S & Martynov S (2016) Modelling emergency isolation of carbon dioxide pipelines. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 44, 88-93.
Zheng W, Mahgerefteh H, Brown S & Martynov S (2016) Integral Multiphase Turbulence Compressible Jet Expansion Model for Accidental Releases from Pressurized Containments. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. View this article in White Rose Research Online
Brown S, Fraga ES, Mahgerefteh H & Martynov S (2015) A geometrically based grid refinement technique for multiphase flows. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 82, 25-33.
Brown S, Martynov S & Mahgerefteh H (2015) Simulation of two-phase flow through ducts with discontinuous cross-section. Computers & Fluids, 120, 46-56.
Martynov S, Mac Dowell N, Brown S & Mahgerefteh H (2015) Assessment of Integral Thermo-Hydraulic Models for Pipeline Transportation of Dense-Phase and Supercritical CO 2. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 54(34), 8587-8599.
Brown S, Mahgerefteh H, Martynov S, Sundara V & Dowell NM (2015) A multi-source flow model for CCS pipeline transportation networks. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 43, 108-114.
Martynov S, Brown S, Mahgerefteh H, Sundara V, Chen S & Zhang Y (2014) Modelling three-phase releases of carbon dioxide from high-pressure pipelines. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 92(1), 36-46.
Brown S, Sundara V, Martynov S & Mahgerefteh H (2014) Optimal Valve Spacing for Next Generation CO2 Pipelines. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 33, 265-268.