Dr. Abdallah Sofiane Berrouk
Dr. abdallah sofiane berrouk Associate Professor 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 of turbulent multiphase flows. He has 14 years of university lecturing experience.  He taught different courses in different departments both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has been the leader of many 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, Dr Berrouk published two books, three book chapters and more than 130 papers on his ongoing research work in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings. He was member of the technical Committee of GASCO/ADGAS (ADNOC gas companies) Gas-Sub-Committee (2011-2015). He was also member of ADPEC 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Technical Committee for the “Gas Processing Technology” and “Talent & People” themes. Dr Berrouk is a recipient of many awards:  Algerian Government Award (2001) for top 1{eca436d86c222ab3e9dab4c32851a5f0e8b92f21bb36ef315e982b8f746c99ed} 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)

  • 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

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Dr. Saleem Nasir PDF
Fahad Alotaibi PhD.
Ahmed Alatyar PhD.
Ismail Salim PhD.
Omar Nasro MSc.