Dr. Abdallah Sofiane Berrouk
Dr. abdallah sofiane berrouk Associate Professor Theme Leader Center For Catalysis And Separation Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information
abdallah.berrouk@ku.ac.ae +97123123236


Dr Berrouk was awarded a PhD degree from The University of Manchester (UK) in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and turbulence modeling with particular emphasis on Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of turbulent multiphase flows. 
He has 15 years of university lecturing experience. He has taught different courses in both chemical and mechanical engineering departments at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has developed two PhD courses:  Machine Learning for Fluid & Heat Flow and Turbulence Theory & Modelling. He has supervised 5 PDFs, 3 Research Engineers, 7 PhD students and 13 Masters students 
He has been the leader of many industrial projects and has managed to secure +6M US$ in funding. He has been participating in the management of KU Research Centre on Catalysis and Separation as a theme leader since the RC inception in 2018.  
During his academic career, Dr Berrouk published two books, three book chapters and more than 120 papers on his research work in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings. 45% of his publications are in D1 (top 10%) journals and 80% are in Q1 journals.
He chaired and participated in many university committees for both chemical and mechanical engineering departments notably web-presence and graduate program committees.  
He was member of the technical Committee of GASCO/ADGAS (ADNOC gas companies) Gas-Sub-Committee (2011 to 2015). He was also member of ADPEC (2013 to 20018) Technical Committee for the “Gas Processing Technology” and “Talent & People” themes. 
He was also part of ADNOC task force (2015) put together to assess HiGee technology potential for ADNOC gas and refining operations. 
Dr Berrouk is a recipient of many awards:  Algerian Government Award (2001) for top 1% Algerian Engineers, Worldwide University Network Award (2005) for best research collaboration proposal, Manchester Science Enterprise (2006) for second best business proposal, 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). 
Dr. Berrouk is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering and member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Fluid Dynamics and Pollutants Journal 

  • PhD. in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  • MSc. in Oil & Gas Enterprise Management , Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, UK

  • Fluid Mechanics (MEEN335)
  • Advanced Energy Conversion (MEEN-614)
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics (MEEN-721)
  • Thermodynamics (AERO-240)
  • Viscous & Boundary Layer Flows (MEEN-410)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Center for Catalysis and Separation
  • Petroleum Institute

Research Interests
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Machine Learning
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Nanofluid Mechanics
  • CO2 Capture and Utilization
  • Power Cycles Modelling

Research Projects

Investigation of Rotating Packed Bed Technology for Solvent-based CO2 Capture Processes. Principal Investigator. CIRA 2019

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Reduced Order Surrogate (ROS) Modeling for Process Intensification (PI) Development: Fluidized Dry Methane Reforming and Fluidized Adsorption Separations of CO2/H2. Principal Investigator. CeCas RC-II-2018

Data-driven modelling of the performance of catalyst used for dry methane reforming. Principal Investigator. CeCas RC-II-2022

Proposed Solutions for the New Challenges Facing ADNOC Existing and New Habshan Gas Plants. Principal Investigator. Shell/Total/Partex. 2013-2016

Discrete Particle Modelling of Fluid Catalytic Cracking units. Principal Investigator. ADNOC Refining. 2011-2014

Steady and Dynamics modelling of Gas Sweetening Processes. Co-Investigator. Shell/Total/Partex. 2017-2019 

Use of Ionic liquids for CO2 Separation. Co-Investigator. Shell/Total/Partex. 2012-2015

Conversion of Waste Plastics to Energy by Catalytic Pyrolysis. Co-Investigator. ADNOC/Bourouge. 2010-2014

Improved Performance of Gas-Sweetening Processes. Co-Investigator. ADNOC Gas Processing. 2009-2013

Integrating Multi-scale Simulation and Machine Learning Tools for Rapid Screening of Superionic Conductors and Characterization of Hybrid Li/Na-ion Batteries

RIG 2024-2026

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Dr. Saleem Nasir PDF
Fahad Alotaibi PhD.
Ahmed Alatyar PhD.
Ismail Salim PhD.
Omar Nasro MSc.
Huaitao Zhu PhD.
Junpeng Liu PhD.
Additional Info


1.     H. Zhu, G. Xie, Abdallah S. Berrouk, S. Nižetić

Performance of Printed Circuit Heat Exchangers in SCO2 Brayton/Organic Rankine Combined Cycle: Assessment of Simplified Boiling Temperature and Heat Flux Type of Boundary Conditions, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol 236(A), Jan 2024, 121543

(Ranking: D1 98%, CiteScore 11.8)  

2.     M. Saeed, Abdallah S. Berrouk, Y. AlWahedi, K. Alam, M.P.  Singh, S. Siddiqui, E Almatrafi  

A machine learning-based study of sCO2 precooler's design and performance with straight and zigzag channels, Applied Thermal Engineering, Accepted, Vol 236(A), Jan 2024, Article 121522

(Ranking: D1 98%, CiteScore 11.8)  

3.     S. Nasir, Abdallah S. Berrouk, T. Gul, I. Zari, W. Alghamdi, I. Ali 

Unsteady Mix Convectional Stagnation Point Flow of Nanofluid over a Movable Electro-magneto-hydrodynamics Riga Plate: Numerical Approach, Scientific Reports. Vol. 13(7), July 2023, Article 10947

(Ranking: D1 92%, CiteScore 7.5)

4.     F. Al-Otaibi, Abdallah Berrouk, M. Saeed 

Optimization of Yield and Conversion Rates in Methane Dry Reforming using Artificial Neural Networks and Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Accepted

 (Ranking: Q1 85%, CiteScore 7.6)

5.     A. M. Alatyar, Abdallah S. Berrouk, K. Nandakumar  

Hydrodynamic behavior of Gas-Liquid Flow in a Rotating Packed Bed, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Vol. 197, September 2023, 851-870

(Ranking: Q1 75%, CiteScore 6.5) 


6.     F. Al-Otaibi, H. Xiao, Abdallah Berrouk, K. Polychronopoulos  

Numerical Study of Dry Reforming of Methane in Packed Beds: Effects of Key Operating Parameters, ChemEngineering, Vol 7(3), April 2023, Article 57

(Ranking: Q1 77%, CiteScore 4.7) 

7.     T. Gul, S. Nasir, Abdallah S. Berrouk, Z. Raizah, W. Alghamdi, I. Ali, A. Bariq 

Simulation of Water-based Hybrid nanofluids flow through a Porous Cavity for the Application of Heat Transfer, Scientific Reports. Vol. 13(4), April 2023, Article 7009

(Ranking: D1 92%, CiteScore 7.5)

  8.     S. Nasir, Abdallah S. Berrouk,  A Aamir, T. Gul, I. Ali

Features of Flow and Heat Transport of MoS2+GO Hybrid Nanofluid with Nonlinear Chemical Reaction, Radiation and Energy Source Around a Whirling Sphere, Heliyon, Vol 9. Issue 4, April 2023, e15089 

(Ranking: Q1 86%, CiteScore 5.6) 

9.     M. P. Singh, A. M. Alatyar, M. Saeed, Abdallah S Berrouk 

Numerical Modelling of Rotating Packed Beds Used for CO2 Capture Processes: A Review, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol 101, Issue 7, May 2023

(Ranking: Q2 61%, CiteScore 4.3) 

10.  F. Alawwa,  M. Saeed,  R. Homsi, H. Zhu, Abdallah S. Berrouk, Mohammed Khalil, G. Xie, Y. AlWahedi    

Thermohydraulic performance comparison of the 3D printed circuit heatsinks with the conventional integral fin heatsinks, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol 226, April 2023,120356

(Ranking: D1 98%, CiteScore 11.8)  

11.  F. Al-Otaibi, Abdallah Berrouk,  H. Xiao

Analysis of Dry Reforming of Methane under Different Fluidization Regimes Using MP-PIC approach , Physics of Fluids, Vol. 35, Issue 3, March 2023, 033327

(Ranking: Q1 87%, CiteScore 6.4)

12.  A. M. Alatyar, Abdallah S. Berrouk, M. AlShehhi, M. Saeed, K. Nandakumar, H. Hassan-Beck

Design Optimization of a Rotating Packed Bed Based on Hydraulic Performance, Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 70, May 2023, 475-493 

(Ranking: D1 93%, Cite score 9.1) 

13.  M. M. Alqarni, E. E. Mahmoud, E.A. Algehyne, T. Saeed, Abdallah S. Berrouk, M. Ibrahim 

Numerical evaluation of the effect of nano-additive type on the second law performance of g-AlOOH  nano-fluid flow in a wavy microchannel, Chemical Engineering Communications, Vol. 210(4), September 2023, 536-548  

(Ranking: Q2 69%, Cite Score 5.3)

14.  M. Saeed, R. Kalule, Abdallah S. Berrouk, M. AlShehhi, E. Almatrafi

Machine Learning-Based Optimization of a Mini-Channel Heatsink Geometry, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Vol. 48, Issue 4, April 2023, Article 12107-12124 

(Ranking: Q1 86%, CiteScore 5.2)

15.  I. Afgan, Y. Kahil, S. Benhamadouche, M Ali, A. Alkaabi, Abdallah S. Berrouk, P. Sagaut 

Cross Flow over two Heated Cylinders in Tandem at Subcritical Reynolds Numbers using Large Eddy Simulations, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol, 100, March 2023, Article 109115

(Ranking: Q1 77%, CiteScore 5.5) 

16.  S. Nasir, Abdallah S. Berrouk, A. Aamir, Z. Shah  

Entropy Optimization and Heat Flux Analysis of Maxwell Nanofluid Configurated by an Exponentially Stretching Surface with Velocity Slip , Scientific Reports, Vol. 13(2), February 2023, Article 2006

(Ranking: D1 92%, CiteScore 7.5)

17.  S. Nasir, Abdallah S. Berrouk, A. Tassaddiq, A. Aamir, N. Akkurt, T. Gul  

Impact of Entropy Analysis and Radiation on Transportation of MHD Advance Nanofluid in Porous Surface Using Darcy-Forchheimer Model, Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 811, January 2023, Article 140221

(Ranking: Q2 67%, CiteScore 4.7) 

18.  A. M. Alatyar, Abdallah S. Berrouk 

Machine-Learning Aided Modelling of Dry Pressure Drop in Rotating Packed Bed Reactors, Acta Mechanica, Vol. 234, Issue 3, March 2023, pp. 1275-1291 

(Ranking: Q2 73%, CiteScore 4.2)

19.  S. Nasir, Abdallah S. Berrouk, A. Aamir, T. Gul

 Significance of Binary Chemical Reactions with Activation Energy on Darcy-Forchheimer Flow of H2O and C2H6O2 Convening Magnetized TiO2 Nanoparticles, International Journal of Thermofluids, Vol. 17, February 2023, Article 100265

(Ranking: D1 92%, CiteScore 9.2)



20.  A. Alemam, S. A. Yehya, A. S. Omar, A. Z. A. Hamza, M. Saeed,  Abdallah S. Berrouk  

Performance Comparison of Mini-Rectangular Fin Heat Sinks Using Different Working Fluids: Supercritical CO2, Water and Al2O3/H2O Nanofluid, Energies, 15(22), November 2022, Article 8734

(Ranking: Q1 83%, CiteScore 5.5) 

21.  M. Pal Singh, Abdallah S. Berrouk, M. Saeed

The effect of Nodalization schemes on the stability characteristics of a three heated Channel under supercritical flow conditions, Energies 15(24), December 2022, Article 9046

(Ranking: Q1 83%, CiteScore 5.5)  

22.  S. Nasir, S. Sirisubtawee, P. Juntharee, Abdallah S. Berrouk, S. Mukhtar, T. Gul

Heat Transport Study of Ternary Hybrid Nanofluid Flow under Magnetic Dipole Together with Nonlinear Thermal Radiation, Applied Nanoscience, 12 (8), August 2022, 2777-2788 

(Ranking: Q1 76%, CiteScore 6.2) 

23.  M. Saeed, Abdallah S. Berrouk,  Y. AlWahedi, M. Pal Singh, I. Abu Dagga, I. Afgan

Performance enhancement of a C-shaped printed circuit heat exchanger in supercritical CO2 Brayton Cycle: A Machine Learning based optimization study, Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, 38, October 2022, Article 102276

(Ranking: Q1 87%, CiteScore 7.2)

24.  M. Pal Singh, Abdallah S. Berrouk, S. Singh

A comparative assessment of different aspects of non-linear stability analysis of parallel heated channels under supercritical fluid flow, Energies, 15(10), May 2022, Article 3652

(Ranking: Q1 83%, CiteScore 5.5) 

25.  M. Pal Singh, M. Saeed, Abdallah S. Berrouk

Stability Analysis of Supercritical Water Cooled Reactor: Parallel Channels Configuration, Progress in Nuclear Energy, 148, May 2022, Article 5514

(Ranking: Q1 77%, CiteScore 4.3)

26.  M. Ibrahim, Abdallah S. Berrouk, T. Saeed, E.A. Algehyne, V. Ali,  

Lattice Boltzmann–Based Numerical Analysis of Nanofluid Natural Convection in an Inclined Cavity Subject to Multiphysics Fields, Scientific Reports, Vol. 12, March 2022, Article 5514

(Ranking: D1 92%, CiteScore 7.5)

27.  Y. Du, X. Chen, S. Li, Abdallah S. Berrouk, W. Ren, C. Yang 

Revisiting a large-scale FCC riser reactor with a particle-scale model, Chemical Engineering Science, 249, February 2022, Article 117300

(Ranking: Q1 86%, CiteScore 7.9)



28.  M. Saeed, Abdallah S. Berrouk, B.M. Burhani, A.M. Alatyar, Y.F. AlWahedi 

Turbine design and optimization for a supercritical CO2 cycle using a multifaceted approach based on deep neural network, Energies 14(22), December 2021, Article 7807

(Ranking: Q1 83%, CiteScore 5.5) 

29.  M. Saeed, Abdallah S Berrouk, M. Pal. Singh, K. Alawadhi, M. S. Siddiqui

Analysis of supercritical CO2 Cycle using zigzag channelled pre-cooler: a design optimization study based on deep neural network , Energies, 14(19), 6227

(Ranking: Q1 83%, CiteScore 5.5) 

30.  M. Saeed, M. I. Radaideh, Abdallah S Berrouk, Khaled  Alawadhi 

Machine Learning-based Efficient Multi-layered Precooler Design Approach for Supercritical CO2, Energy Conversion & Management: X, Vol. 11, August 2021, Article 100104

(Ranking: Q1 87%, CiteScore 5.9)

31.  M. Saeed, Abdallah S Berrouk, M. Alshehhi, Y. AlWahedi

Numerical investigation of the thermohydraulic characteristics of microchannel heat sinks using supercritical CO2 as a coolant , Journal of Supercritical Fluids Vol. 176, 2021, Article 105306

(Ranking: Q1 87%, CiteScore 8.3)

32.  F.M. Allehiany, E. E. Mahmoud, Abdallah S. Berrouk, V. Ali,   M. Ibrahim, 

Evaluating the efficiency of pin-fin micro heat sink considering different shapes of pin fins based on exergy analysis, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry Vol. 145, Issue 3, 2021, pp. 1623-1632

(Ranking: D1 95%, CiteScore 9.1)

33.  M. Ibrahim, E.A. Algehyne, T. Saeed, Abdallah S. Berrouk, Y.M. Chu, G. Cheraghian 

Assessment of economic, thermal and hydraulic performances a corrugated helical heat exchanger filled with non-Newtonian nanofluid, Scientific Reports, Vol. 11, June 2021, Article 11568 

(Ranking: D1 92%, CiteScore 7.5)

34.  M. Ibrahim, T. Saeed, E.A. Algehyne, Abdallah S. Berrouk, Y.M. Chu

Numerical investigation and ANN modelling of the effect of single-phase and two-phase analysis of convective heat transfer of nano-fluid in a cavity Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry Vol. 145, Issue 4, 2021, pp. 1969-1991

(Ranking: D1 95%, CiteScore 9.1)

35.  V. Ali. M. Ibrahim, Abdallah S. Berrouk, E. A. Algehyne, T. Saeed, Y.M. Chu

Navigating the effect of tungsten oxide nano-powder on ethylene glycol surface tension by artificial neural network and response surface methodology, Powder Technology, Vol. 386, March 2021. pp. 483-490

(Ranking: Q1 88%, CiteScore 9.4)

36.  Y.M. Chu, M. Ibrahim, T. Saeed, Abdallah S. Berrouk, E. A. Algehyne, R. Kalbasi

Examining Rheological Behavior of MWCNT-TiO2/5W40 Hybrid Nanofluid Based on Experiment and RSM/ANN Modelling, Journal of Molecular Liquids, Vol. 33, March 2021, Article 115969

(Ranking: D1 92%, CiteScore 9.7)

37.  M. Ibrahim, Abdallah S. Berrouk, E. A. Algehyne, T. Saeed, Y.M. Chu

Energetic and exergetic analysis of a new circular micro-heat sink containing nano-fluid: applicable for cooling electronic equipment, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol. 145, Issue 3, 2021, pp. 1547-1557

(Ranking: D1 95%, CiteScore 9.1) 

38.  M. Ibrahim, Abdallah S. Berrouk, E. A. Algehyne, T. Saeed, Y.M. Chu. 

Numerical Evaluation of Exergy Efficiency of innovative turbulators in solar collector filled with hybrid nanofluid, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol. 145, Issue 3, 2021, pp. 1559-1574

(Ranking: D1 95%, CiteScore 9.1) 

39.  M. Ibrahim, E. A. Algehyne, T. Saeed , Abdallah S. Berrouk, Y.M. Chu

Study of capabilities of the ANN and RSM models to predict the thermal conductivity of Nano-fluids containing SiO2 nanoparticles, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol. 145, Issue 4, 2021, pp. 1993-2003

(Ranking: D1 95%, CiteScore 9.1) 

40.  M. Saeed, A. Awais, Abdallah S Berrouk  

CFD aided design and analysis of a precooler with zigzag channels for supercritical CO2 power cycle,  Energy Conversion & Management Vol. 236, March 2021, Article 114029

(Ranking: D1 97%, Cite Score 19.1)

41.  H. Hassan-Beck, Abdallah S Berrouk

Prediction of Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel Catalyst Performance Using Limited Pilot Plant Data, Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 60(4), March 2021, 3975-3983 

(Ranking: D1 93%, Cite score 9.1)


42. M. Pal Singh, S. Singh, Abdallah S Berrouk

Non-linear Analysis of the Density-Wave Oscillations and Ledinegg Instability in Heated Channel at Supercritical Condition, Progress in Nuclear Energy, Vol. 133, March 2021, Article 103639 

(Ranking: Q1 77%, CiteScore 4.3)

43.  F. Aiche, S. Belaadi, A. Lalaoua, Abdallah S. Berrouk, A. Azzi

3D CFD Investigation of Hydrodynamics Behaviour of Gas-Solid Flow in Fluidized Bed of Geldart D Particles, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 235, Issue 1, January 2021, pp. 1-12

(Ranking: Q2 55%, CiteScore 3.0)


1- PhD position

Project: Integrating Multi-scale Simulation and Machine Learning Tools for Rapid Screening of Superionic Conductors and Characterization of Hybrid Li/Na-ion Batteries (RIG 2023). Starts Jan 2024

2- PhD position 

Project:  Development of a Predictive Maintenance Solution for the Shipping Industry Based on Machine Learning Models Using Offline and Real-Time Monitoring Data (Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy. Abu Dhabi Ports). Starts Jan 2024