Dr. Abdallah Sofiane Berrouk
Dr. Abdallah Sofiane Berrouk Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Abdallah S. Berrouk was awarded a Ph.D. degree from The University of Manchester (UK) in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and turbulence modelling. Before joining the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi (PI) in October 2008, he worked as Senior Research/Teaching Associate at City University of Hong Kong. He has twelve years of university lecturing experience. He taught different courses in different departments both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Berrouk has supervised two Ph.D. student, five Master's students, three Research Lab Engineers and three Post-Doctoral Fellows. His domain of expertise covers computational fluid dynamics, large eddy simulation, stochastic modeling for particle-laden turbulent flows, aerosol dispersion and deposition indoor and computational flow modeling for chemical reactor engineering. He has also developed expertise toward sour gas sweetening, heavy oil processing and Co2 capture using Higee technologies. He has been the leader of four industrial projects and co-principal investigator of other three industrial projects. Currently he is participating in the management of KU Research Centre on Catalysis and Separation as a theme leader. During his academic career, he published two books, three book chapters and more than 100 papers on his ongoing research work in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings.

He is a recipient of many awards including the ADNOC R&D Bright Finding & Integration Research Pen Award for outstanding deliverables researchers (2013), ADNOC R&D General Management Committee Award for outstanding technical support (2013 and 2014), ADNOC R&D Book of Wisdom Award– Completed research Project Members (2014), and ADNOC R&D Science Lantern Faculty Award – Faculties who worked or supported ADNOC R&D Projects (2014). He was member of the technical Committee of GASCO/ADGAS (local gas companies) Gas-Sub-Committee (2011-2015). He was member of ADNOC Task Force on Evaluating Rotatory Packed Bed Technology (2015). He has been member of ADIPEC Technical Committee for the “Gas Processing Technology” and “Talent & People” themes since 2012. He has been a committee member of the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Multidisciplinary Review Panel for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) since 2015. He is a reviewer for different scientific journals and editorial board member for the American Journal of Fluid Dynamics

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Manchester (UK)
  • M.Sc., Hydrocarbon Enterprise, Aberdeen University (UK)
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Boumerdes University (Algeria)
  • MEEN 240 Thermodynamics
  • MEEN 335 Fluid Mechanics
  • MEEN 360 Computational Methods for Mechanical Engineers
  • MEEG 410 Viscous & Boundary Layer Flows
  • MEEN 435 Turbomachinery
  • MEEN 604 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • MEEN 725 Multiphase Flow in Porous Media

Advisor to the following students & research staff:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Muhammed Saeed

PhD Students

  • Fahad Alotaibi
  • Ahmed Alatyar

Masters Students

  • Arwa Fikri
  • Abir Alhammadi
  • Azeeza Alrashdi (Co-advisor)
  • Ahmed Alqubati (Co-advisor)

Research Thrusts

  • Energy Conversion
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Process Intensification
  • CO2 Capture and Utilization

Research Topics

  • Multiphase Separation
  • Turbulence Modelling
  • Gas-particle flow Modelling
  • HiGee Technology for CO2 Capture
  • Supercritical CO2 for Cooling purposes