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Nasir M. Tukur, P.hD., 2005, The Univ. of Manchester, UK
Lecturer

Tel : (03) 860-2757 Fax : (03) 860-4234

e-mail : nmtukur@kfupm.edu.sa

Office Location:   16/206

Address:  KFUPM, Box # 1709, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

 

 ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

 

 

      Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Dec. 2005

The University of Manchester (formerly UMIST) Manchester, UK

Dissertation Title: Studies of the Thermodynamic Conditions for the Existence of a Liquid Phase

Advisor: Professor Leslie Woodcock

 ·        M.S. Chemical Engineering, July 1992                              King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KFUPM.  Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Thesis Title: Density-Temperature Behavior of Pure and Defined Binary and Ternary Hydrocarbon Mixtures

 

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Shafkat Beg

·        B. Eng, Chemical Engineering (First Class Honors), Sept. 1988, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Nigeria.

B. Eng Design Project, 1988 – Computer Aided Design of an Ethylene Plant

B. Eng. Research Project, 1988 – Physico-Chemical Treatment of Textile      Wastewater

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sept. 1992 – To date  Lecturer & Supervisor of CHE Computational Labs, Chemical Engineering Department King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Dhahran 31261 [Performed research and teaching as a faculty member in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Taught classes on process control & dynamics, capstone design project and chemical engineering experimental and computational labs at the undergraduate level. System contact for ASPEN and HYSYS simulation packages. Research focuses include molecular simulation, thermodynamics, kinetic modeling, and application of computers in chemical engineering].

 Sept. 1989 – Aug. 1992     Research Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering , King Fahd University of Petroleum &  Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia [Performed research on accurate thermodynamic data measurement of hydrocarbons e.g. density, viscosities, etc.]

Oct. 1988 – Sept. 1989           Industrial Engineer, Borno Investment Company Ltd., Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria [Performed engineering project appraisals]

 

 

 

My research interests include but not limited to thermodynamics (applied and statistical) Kinetics Modeling,  fluid properties and Chemical Process Simulation. The specific areas of research expertise are:

1.  Development of methods of measurement (or correlation) which will provide sufficiently accurate thermodynamic data in the shortest possible time, using minimal amounts of material. The properties of interest are VLE calculations (through theory and molecular simulations), P-V-T behavior of Liquids, thermal properties (e.g. density), calorific properties (e.g. specific heat capacity), and transport properties (e.g. viscosity, diffusion).

2. Thermodynamic modeling and processing of thermodynamic data.

3.   Modeling and Simulation of Chemical Processes.

4.   Molecular simulation on model fluids and fluid mixtures.

 

 

  • CHE 401 – Process Dynamics and Control
  • CHE 325 -  Chemical Engineering Computing (HYSYS, MATLAB and EXCEL)
  • CHE 495 - Integrated Design Course (HYSYS)
  • CHE 309 Chemical Engineering Lab I (Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer)
  • CHE 409 Chemical Engineering Lab II (Process Dynamics & Control, Reaction Kinetics and Unit Operations)

 

 

 

1.  Recipient of College of Engineering Sciences Department Service Award in recognition and appreciation of outstanding departmental services during the academic year 2004/2005.

 

2.  Recipient of College of Engineering Sciences Distinguished Service Award in recognition of distinguished service to the Department of Chemical Engineering during the academic year 1999/2000.

 

 

Recent Publications

Papers in Refereed Journals

1.  Beg, S. A., Hamad, E. and Tukur, N. M., “Solubility Studies of Paraffin Waxes in Selected Petroleum Fractions and Toluene”, Fuel Science & Technology International, 11(2), 363-381, (1993). 

2.    Beg, S. A., Tukur, N. M., Al-Harbi, D. K. and Hamad, E., “ Saturated Liquid Densities of Benzene, Cyclohexane, and Hexane from 298.15 to 473.15 K”, J. Chem. Eng. Data 38(3), 461-464 (1993). 

3.    Beg, S. A., Tukur, N. M., Al-Harbi, D. K. and Hamad, E., “Densities and Excess Volumes of Benzene-Cyclohexane system between 298.15 to 473.15 K”, Fluid Phase Equilibria  94, 289-300 (1994). 

4.   Beg, S. A., Tukur, N. M., Al-Harbi, D. K. and Hamad, E., “Densities and Excess Volumes of Benzene + Hexane between 298.15 to 473.15 K”, J. Chem. Eng. Data 40(1), 74-78 (1995). 

5.   Beg, S. A., Tukur, N. M., and Al-Harbi, D. K., “Densities and Excess Volumes of Cyclohexane + Hexane between 298.15 to 473.15 K”, Fluid Phase Equilibria  113, 173-184 (1995). 

6.   Tukur, N. M. and Beg, S. A., “Densities of the Ternary Mixtures of Benzene + Cyclohexane + Hexane between 298.15 to 473.15 K”, Fluid Phase Equilibria  132, 247-252 (1997). 

7.    Tukur, N. M., E. Z. Hamad and G. A. Mansoori, “Hard-Sphere Mixture Excess Free Energy at Infinite Size ratio”, J. Chem. Phys., 110(7), 3463-3465 (1999).

8.  Tukur, N. M. and S. Al-Khattaf “Catalytic cracking of n-Dodecane and Alkyl benzenes over FCC Zeolite Catalysts: Time on Stream and Reactant Converted Models”. Chemical Engineering & Processing, 44(11), 1257-1268 (2005). 

9.     S. Al-Khattaf, Tukur, N. M. and A. Al-Amer. “Modeling Xylene Reactions over ZSM-5 Zeolite in a Riser Simulator: 1,3  versus 1,2 Methyl Shift”. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 44(21),7957-7968, (2005).

10.  S. Al-Khattaf, N. M. Tukur, A. Al-Amer and U. A. Al-Mubaiyedh “Catalytic Transformation of C7-C9 Methyl Benzenes over USY-based FCC Catalyst”. Applied Catalysis A: General 305, 21-31 (2006).

11.  S. Al-Khattaf, N. M. Tukur, A. Al-Amer “1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene Transformation Reaction Compared with its Transalkylation Reaction with Toluene over USY-Zeolite Catalyst”. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 46(13),4459-4467, (2007).

12.  Tukur, N. M. and S. Al-Khattaf “Catalytic Transformation of 1,3,5 -Trimethyl Benzene over USY Zeolite Catalyst”. Accepted for publication in Energy & Fuel, July 2007.

 

 Conference Publications

1.  N. M. Tukur, E. Z. Hamad, and G. A.     Mansoori, "The Value of the Excess Gibbs Energy for Polymer Solutions of Infinite Size Difference between Polymer and Solvent", Presented at the Annual AIChE Meeting in Miami, Nov. 19th 1998, Session 83-Polymer Thermodynamics.

 

2.     S. U. Rahman, M. A. Abul-Hamayel, and N. M. Tukur, "Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering ", Presented at the 16th National Computer Conference held in Riyadh, 5-7th Feb. 2001.

3.    S. U. Rahman, N. M. Tukur, and I. A. Khan, “Use of Virtual Laboratories in Chemical Engineering Education” , Presented at the Discussion Forum on Students Learning at KFUPM: Challenges and Opportunities”, KFUPM Conference Center, March 25th, 2001.

4.    S. U. Rahman, N. M. Tukur, and I. A. Khan, “A Virtual Fluid Mechanics Laboratory for Chemical Engineering Students”, Presented at the Millennium Dawn in Training and Continuing Education, Bahrain, 24-26thApril, 2001. 

5.    B. F. Abu-Sharkh, N.M. Tukur, and I.A. Hussein “ Investigation of Structure-conformation Relationship of molten m-Polyethylenes by Molecular Dynamics Simulation”, Presented at the 3rd Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology, Vancouver, July 8-13, 2001, Canada. 

6.    S. U. Rahman, N. M. Tukur, and I. A. Khan, “PC-Based Teaching Tools for Fluid Mechanics”, Presented at Discussion Conference on Enhancing Students learning at KFUPM, March 26, 2002.

7.   S. U. Rahman, M. A., Abul-Hamayel, and N. M. Tukur, “Induction of Computers into the Engineering Curriculum” Presented at the 2nd Forum on Engineering Education entitled   Generic Attributes in Undergraduate Engineering Education    Sharjah, UAE, May 2nd, 2002. 

8.   N. M. Tukur “Simple Volume-Explicit Equation of State for Mixture of Non-additive Hard-Spheres” AIChE Annual Meeting, Austin Convention Center, Texas, USA, November 7-12, 2004. 

9.     N. M. Tukur, L. V. Woodocok and L. Lue, “Studies of the Thermodynamic Conditions for Existence of a Stable Liquid Phase in Square Well Fluids” AIChE Annual Meeting, Austin Convention Center, Texas, USA, November 7-12, 2004.  

10.       S. M. Waziri, N. M. Tukur and E. Z. Hamad, “Modeling Chain Stiffness and Attractive Interaction for Polymeric Systems in the NPT Ensemble” AIChE Annual Meeting, Austin Convention Center, Texas, USA, November 7-12, 2004.

11.  N. M. Tukur, S. M. Waziri and E. Z. Hamad, “Predicting Solubilities in Polymer Systems using COSMO-RS” AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati Convention Center, Ohio, USA, October 30 - November 4, 2005.

 12. N. M. Tukur, Saidu M. Waziri, and Esam Z. Hamad . ”Equation of State for Lennard-Jones Fluid and Chains in the Npt Ensemble” AIChE Conference, 321bb, Nov. 14, 2006, San-Francisco, USA.

 

13.  Saidu M. Waziri, N. M. Tukur, and Esam Z. Hamad. ”Volume-Explicit Equation of State for Square-Well Monomers and Chains”, AIChE Conference, 321bc, Nov. 14, 2006, San-Francisco, USA.

 

14. N. M. Tukur, S. M. Waziri and E. Z. Hamad, “Predicting Solubilities in Polymer Systems using Computational Quantum Method” CHEMINDIX 2007, Manama, Bahrain, March 26-28, 2007.

 

 

 

1 Solubility of Ethylene in Ethanol at Pressures up to 8 MPa and Temperatures from 295.15 to 473.15K

Funds: External (SABIC Research Funds, CHE/SABIC/96-5)

Status: September 1996 - June 2000

Team: H. H. Al-Ali, and N. M. Tukur

 

2.     Investigations of structure-Conformation Relationships in Molten m-Polyethylenes by Rheological and Molecular Simulation Technique

Funds: RI-KFUPM (ARI Grants ARI-009 - SR75,000)

Status: Nov. 2002-Nov. 2003

Team: I. A. Hussein, B. F. Abu-Sharkh, and N. M. Tukur

 

3.  PC-based Teaching Tools for Chemical Engineering Education

Funds: Deanship of Academic Development (DAD Grants and Fellowships Program)

Status: May 2003 - September 2004

Team: S. U. Rahman, and N. M. Tukur

 

4. FCC Catalysis for Environmentally Friendly Gasoline

Funds: RI-KFUPM (ARI Grants ARI-029 - SR75,000)

Status: Jan. 2004-Dec., 2004

Team: S. Al-Khattaf. N. Al-Baghli, K. Mahgoub and N. M. Tukur

 

5.  Development of customized amine process simulation model

Funds: SAUDI ARAMCO (CRP 2218)

Status: July 2004-Sept., 2006

Team: Co-Investigator

 

6.    Catalytic conversion of lower hydrocarbons to higher Value product-kinetic studies  

Funds: SAUDI ARAMCO (CRP 2205)

Status: July 2001-Sept., 2005

Team: Co-Investigator

 

7.   Modeling of Equilibrium Properties of Linear Flexible Polymers

 Funds: External (SABIC Research Funds)

Status: June 2004-December 2005

Team: E. Z. Hamad, N. M. Tukur and S. M. Waziri

 

8. Predicting the Phase Behavior of Flexible and Stiff Polymer Blends: Application to PE-PE, PP-PET and PC-PET blends

Funds: External (KACST Research Funds)

Status: September 2005 - August 2007

Team: E. Z. Hamad, N. M. Tukur and S. M. Waziri

 

 

 

 

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