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

  • Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics (MEEN 722 )
  • 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 2019-2022

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-2018-2021

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

CeCas RC-II-2022-2024

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

Development of a Predictive Maintenance Tools for the Shipping Industry Based on Machine Learning Models.

Abu Dhabi Ports 2024-2026 

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Dr. Saleem Nasir PDF
Fahad Alotaibi (Nov 23) PhD.
Ahmed Alatyar (Jul 23) PhD.
Ismail Salim PhD.
Huaitao Zhu PhD.
Hamza Fiaz PhD.
Abdul Hafiz Al Hariri PhD.
Omar Nasro MSc.
Abir Alhammadi (May 22) MSc.
Additional Info

2021-2024 Publications 

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.     H. Zhu, G. Xie, Abdallah S. Berrouk, M. Saeed, Advanced modelling and iterative approach for high-accuracy PCHE design in SCO2 Brayton cycle

Applied Thermal Engineering Vol 236(C), Jan 2024, 121657

(Ranking: D1 98%, CiteScore 11.8)  

3.     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(B), Jan 2024, Article 121522

(Ranking: D1 98%, CiteScore 11.8)  

4.     H. Zhu, G. Xie, Abdallah S. Berrouk, Enhancing Performance of Multi-pressure Evaporation ORC/SCO2 Brayton Cycle through Genetic Algorithm and Machine Learning Optimization, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 302, Feb 2024, 118037

(Ranking: D1 97%, CiteScore 19.1) 

5.     S. Nasir, Abdallah S. Berrouk, Comparative Analysis of Computational Frameworks for Magnetite and Carbon Nanotube-Based Hybrid Nanofluid in Spherical Enclosures, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Accepted 

(Ranking: D1 95%, CiteScore 9.1) 

6.     A. M. Alatyar, Abdallah S. Berrouk, M. AlShehhi, CFD Microscale Modelling of Flow Behavior in Different Parts of a Rotating Packed Bed, Scientific Reports, Vol. 13(12), December 2023, Article 22419 

(Ranking: D1 92%, CiteScore 7.5)  

7.     S. Nasir, Abdallah S. Berrouk, Numerical and Intelligent Neuro-Computational Modelling with Fourier’s Energy and Fick’s mass flux Theory of 3D Fluid Flow Through a Stretchable Surface, Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 17(1), Dec 2023, 2270675

(Ranking: D1 96%, CiteScore 10.5) 

8.     S. Nasir, Abdallah S. Berrouk, T. Gul, I. Zari, Chemically Radioactive Unsteady Nonlinear Convective Couple-Stress Casson Hybrid Nanofluid Flow over a Gyrating Sphere, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 

(Ranking: D1 95%, CiteScore 9.1)

9.     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)

10.     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, December 2023

(Ranking: Q1 85%, CiteScore 7.6)

11.     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) 

12.     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) 

13.     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)

14.  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) 

16.  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)  

17.  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)

18.  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) 

20.  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)

21.  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) 

22.  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)

24.  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)

25.  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)

26.  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) 

27.  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)  

28.  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) 

29.  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)

30.  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) 

31.  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)

32.  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)

33.  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)

34.  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) 

35.  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) 

36.  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)

37.  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)

38.  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)

39.  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)

40.  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)

41.  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)

42.  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)

43.  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) 

44.  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) 

45.  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) 

46.  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)

47.  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)

48.  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)



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