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Academic Biography

Dr Humbul Suleman is a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the School of Computing, Engineering and Digital Technologies. He is passionate about enabling his students to become the most employable professionals as chemical engineers. He is teaching many engineering modules to the students of BEng, MEng and MSc Chemical Engineering that includes Process Improvement and Optimisation, Control and Simulation, Mass and Energy Balances, Practical and Professional Skills, Practical Skills for Chemical Engineers and Sustainability in Chemical Engineering.

Research wise, Humbul aspires to help the industrial and business sector in achieving their decarbonisation goals by developing cutting-edge research solutions in the field of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). Besides his experimental work, he is supporting the commercial sector in terms of optimising their processes via process modelling and simulation.

Before joining Teesside University, he has completed two post-doctoral trainings from the Technical University of Denmark and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia, where he also had his PhD in Chemical Engineering. Humbul has won the prominent publication award for his PhD research and was awarded twice with gold medals for his MSc and BSc in Chemical Engineering degrees. His primary research has been funded by Marie Curie Sklodowska Actions, EU Horizon 2020, Yayasan UTP, PETRONAS Research, UTP STIRF, Royal Danish Academy and P.A. Fiskers Fund across the timeline (2013 to date).

Humbul’s research has emanated in 40+ peer-reviewed publications in well-known journals. Moreover, he has presented his research outcomes at various scientific and technical conferences, garnering many professional and academic accolades. Recently, he has edited a book on sustainable carbon capture, which is under publication by the CRC/Taylor & Francis Group (expected Feb 2022).

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, Malaysia

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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