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Academic Biography

Dr. Humbul Suleman joined Teesside University as a lecturer in chemical engineering in March 2020. Previously, he was involved in teaching and research for 11 years, working at various universities across Pakistan, Malaysia, Denmark and Switzerland. He has completed two post-doctoral trainings from Technical University of Denmark (Denmark) as a PI on a MSCA/Horizon 2020 project and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (Malaysia) as a key researcher on YUTP project. Before that, he had his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (Malaysia) in 2016, and MSc and BSc in Chemical Engineering from NFC Institute of Engineering and Fertilizer Research Faisalabad (Pakistan) in 2012 and 2008, respectively. He stood first in his masters and bachelors education, and won the prominent publication award for his PhD research.

Humbul aspires to help industrial and business sector in achieving their decarbonisation goals by developing cutting-edge research solutions in the field of carbon capture and utilization for downstream processing, waste gas valorization and carbon-neutral fuels. He is currently working to develop a new class of bio-materials that can absorb carbon dioxide from air at room conditions, analogous to water absorbing hygroscopic materials.

Earlier, he has worked on industrial and research projects related to experimental and modelling studies of industrial carbon capture by chemical absorption. His research was funded across the timeline by MSCA/ Horizon 2020, Yayasan UTP, PETRONAS Research, UTP STIRF, Royal Danish Academy and P.A. Fiskers Fund.

Humbul’s research has emanated in 36 peer-reviewed publications in well-known journals, like, Journal of CO2 Utilization, Fluid Phase Equilibria, Journal of Molecular Liquids, and Chemical Engineering Research and Design. Moreover, he has presented his research outcomes at more than 15 scientific and business conferences, garnering many professional and academic accolades.

He has been teaching chemical engineering subjects to the students of BEng and MEng at the Teesside, which includes “Mass and Energy Balances” and “Sustainability in Chemical Engineering”.

Summary of Research Interests

  • Carbon capture from atmosphere, natural gas, bio-fuels and waste gas streams
  • Carbon dioxide utilization for carbon-neutral fuels (air acquired hydrogen, methane and methanol)
  • Process intensification, modelling and miniaturization of gas absorption/treatment systems
  • Blue-sky research in new absorbents for industrial gas separation

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Universiti Teknologi Petronas

19 Sep 20131 Jul 2016

Award Date: 6 Nov 2016

Master, NFC Institute of Engineering and Fertilizer Research, Faisalabad

3 Mar 200923 Apr 2012

Award Date: 1 May 2012

Bachelor, NFC Institute of Engineering and Fertilizer Research, Faisalabad

4 Oct 200415 Oct 2008

Award Date: 16 Oct 2008

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Research Output

  • 30 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 2 Conference article
  • 1 Review article

A review on the role and impact of various additives as promoters/ inhibitors for gas hydrate formation

Nasir, Q., Suleman, H. & Elsheikh, Y. A., 18 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 76, 103211.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Characterization of Mukah-Balingian and Merit-Pila Coals before and after Subcritical CO 2 Exposure Using Surface-Area Techniques

    Abunowara, M., Bustam, M. A., Sufian, S., Babar, M., Eldemerdash, U., Suleman, H., Bencini, R. & Ullah, S., 1 Aug 2020, In : Journal of Environmental Engineering. 146, 8

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Desulfurization and optimization of low-grade local coal by sequential KOH and HCl treatment

    Anwar, F., Nasir, R., Maqsood, K., Suleman, H., Rehman, F., Ali, A., Abdulrahman, A., Ahmad, A. & Mahfouz, A. B., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Sulfur Chemistry. 41, 1, p. 44-56 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • High-pressure experimental and theoretical study of CO2 solubility in aqueous blends of lysine salts with piperazine as new absorbents

    Suleman, H., Maulud, A. S., Syalsabila, A., Shahid, M. Z. & Fosbøl, P. L., 1 Mar 2020, In : Fluid Phase Equilibria. 507, 112429.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Modeling of CO2-MEA absorption system in the packed column using Sulzer DX structured packing

    Shahid, M. Z., Maulud, A. S., Azmi Bustam, M. & Suleman, H., 1 Jan 2020, In : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 736, 022059.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access