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Dr. Abhijeet Raj

Dr. Abhijeet Raj

Associate Professor

Arzanah Building, Room 8-309
Office: +971 2 607 5738
Fax: +971 2 607 5200
Email:  abhijeet.raj@ku.ac.ae

Dr. Abhijeet Raj is currently an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi. He joined the department in 2013.

His research interests are in the areas of combustion, reaction kinetics, pollutant emission reduction, and clean fuel technology. He also conducts modeling and simulation of industrial processes with applications to the oil and gas industry.

His expertise lies in the development of reaction mechanisms, and modeling and experimental studies on the formation of harmful and carcinogenic particulate matter and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that are generated during the combustion of transportation fuels such as gasoline and diesel in engines and are added to the environment. He focuses on the development of innovative techniques to reduce the formation of these pollutants.

Dr. Raj has published numerous articles in renowned refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has also delivered several presentations in international conferences. Furthermore, he serves as a reviewer for reputed international journals in the areas of combustion, fuels, physical chemistry and reaction kinetics.

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK (2006–2010)
  • B.Tech. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India (2002–2006)
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mass Transfer
  • Engineering Economics
  • Combustion and air pollution control
  • Acid gas processing: modelling and simulation
  • Process optimization
  • Fuel combustion: modelling and experiment
  • Pollutant emission (soot, PAH, NOx, and CO) prediction and reduction
  • Chemical kinetics and reaction mechanism development
  • G. Peña, R. Rahman, A. Raj*, S. Stephen, T. Anjana, J. Brito, “Effect of fuel flow rate on the characteristics of soot particles generated from unsubstituted and disubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon flames: Experimental and numerical study”, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 190, 224–239, 2018.
  • R. Rahman, A. Raj*, S. Ibrahim, I. Khan M, N. Al Muhairi, “Reduction in natural gas consumption in sulfur recovery units through process optimization using a detailed reaction mechanism”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57, 1417-1428, 2018.
  • G. Pena, Y. Hammid, A Raj*, S. Stephen, T. Anjana, V. Balasubramanian, “On the characteristics and reactivity of soot particles from ethanol-gasoline and 2,5-dimethylfuran-gasoline blends”, Fuel, 222, 42-55, 2018.
  • M. Kareem, G. Peña, A. Raj*, M. Alrefaai, S. Stephen, T. Anjana, “Effects of neem oil-derived biodiesel addition to diesel on the reactivity and characteristics of combustion generated soot”, Energy & Fuels, Vol. 31, 10822-10832, 2017.
  • S. Sinha, R. Rahman, A Raj*, On the role of resonantly stabilized radicals in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) formation: pyrene and fluoranthene formation from benzyl–indenyl addition, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol. 19, 19262-19278, 2017.
  • Ravikumar, A. Raj*, S. Ibrahim, R. Rahman, A. Al Shoaibi, “Kinetic Simulations of H2 Production from H2S Pyrolysis in Sulfur Recovery Units Using a Detailed Reaction Mechanism”, Energy & Fuels, Vol. 30, 10823-10834, 2016.
  • O. Faye, A. Raj*, V. Mittal, A. Beye, “H2S adsorption on graphene in the presence of sulfur: A density functional theory study”, Computational Materials Science, Vol. 117, 110-119, 2016.
  • S. Chaparala, A. Raj*, S. Chung, “Reaction mechanism for the formation of nitrogen oxides (NOx) during coke oxidation in fluidized catalytic cracking units”, Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 187, 1683-1704, 2015.
  • Raj*, S. Y. Yang, D. Cha, R. Tayouo, and S. H. Chung, “Structural effects on the oxidation of soot particles by O2: Experimental and theoretical study” Combustion and Flame, vol. 160, 1812-1826, 2013.
  • Raj, Z. Zainuddin, M. Sander, M. Kraft*, “A mechanistic study on the simultaneous reduction of soot and nitric oxide from engine exhaust”, Carbon, Vol. 49, 2011

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