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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 various engineering modules to the students of BEng, MEng, and MSc Chemical Engineering that include 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 is an expert in absorption and adsorption techniques for gas and liquid separations. He aspires to achieve net zero goals for the industrial/business sectors using carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), direct air capture (DAC), and Greenhouse Gas Removals (GGR). He also supports the commercial sector in terms of optimising the net-zero processes, via process modelling and simulation.

Before joining Teesside University, he 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 The Royal Society UK, 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 resulted in 60+ 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 edited a book on sustainable carbon capture with CRC/Routledge Publishers.

Summary of Research Interests

  • Absorption and adsorption techniques for gas separations
  • Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage
  • Direct Air Capture
  • Greenhouse Gas Removals
  • CO2 Mineralisation
  • Process Modelling and Simulation
  • Carbon Budgeting / Carbon Audit

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia

Award Date: 6 Nov 2016

Master, Chemical Engineering, NFC Institute of Engineering and Fertilizer Research, Faisalabad

Award Date: 1 May 2012

Bachelor, Chemical Engineering, NFC Institute of Engineering and Fertilizer Research, Faisalabad

Award Date: 16 Oct 2008

External positions

Member of Peer Review College, UKRI EPSRC

1 Feb 2024 → …

Member, Heads of Chemical Engineering UK

1 Jul 2023 → …

Book Series Editor for "Sustainability Engineering and Science", Taylor and Francis Group/ CRC Publishers

18 May 202316 May 2026

Guest Editor - MDPI Energies Special Issue on "Volume II: Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage", MDPI Energies

10 Mar 202320 May 2024

Executive Committee Member for CO2RE GGR Future Leaders Network, University of Oxford

10 Mar 202310 Mar 2025

Guest Editor - MDPI Membranes Special Issue on "Membrane Advancements for Pollutant Removal and Environmental Applications/Remediations", MDPI Membranes

10 Dec 202210 Nov 2023

Guest Editor - MDPI Energies Special Issue on "Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage", MDPI Energies

20 Jan 202220 Feb 2023


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