Department of Chemical Engineering

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Shaikh Abdur Razzak PhD PEng
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Shaikh Abdur Razzak is an Associate Professor in the department of Chemical Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia. He received his PhD degree from The University of Western Ontario, Canada in chemical Engineering. Dr. Shaikh Abdur Razzak also completed his Master's degree from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia and Bachelor degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, all in chemical Engineering.  He is a licenced Professional Engineer of Canada and registered with the province of Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Shaikh Abdur Razzak is a very active member in his Chemical Engineering profession. He is a very enthusiastic teacher and actively involved in supervising, training both graduate and undergraduate level Chemical Engineering students. Dr. Shaikh Abdur Razzak taught different chemical engineering undergraduate courses such as Principles of Chemical Engineering-I (Mass Balance), Principles of Chemical Engineering-II (Thermodynamics and Energy Balance), Fluid mechanics, Mass transfer, Kinetics and Reactor Design, Biochemical Engineering, Process Design and Graduate Courses such as Advanced Reaction Engineering, Advanced Reactor Design, and Advanced Biochemical Engineering. He also contribute in developing course materials of graduate elective courses. In addition, Dr. Shaikh Abdur Razzak serving as reviewer of many reputed national and international chemical and biochemical engineering journals.

Dr. Shaikh Abdur Razzak has developed his significant expertise on Chemical and Biochemical area particularly in kinetics and reaction engineering, environmental area. He contribute substantial research on   fluidization, wastewater treatment, CO2 Mitigation, microalgae growth kinetics, microalgae to valuable fuel, CO2 conversion to bioenergy, reaction Engineering and kinetics, catalysis, H2S conversion to Sulphur. He brought fifteen research grants from university and government organisations (KACST, Saudi ARAMCO, and NSTIP-KACST). This fund support to develop world-class biochemical & reaction engineering research laboratory at CHE-KFUPM. In collaboration with his colleagues and international researchers, he developed several research projects in the area of CO2 capture and wastewater treatment using biochemical approach, CO2 to Bioenergy, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering.  In those research projects, a significant number of graduate students and manpower involved and trained. He supervised, co-supervised a significant number of graduate MS/PhD students. His research outcomes published 54 referred articles published in prestigious international journals (around 800 citations), 4 US issued Patents, 2 pending patents and over 50 international and national conferences articles.

In addition to teaching and research, I also have been contributing to the community services in department, college and international levels.  Last five years, he served as chairman of Program Accreditation and Assessment committee (ABET & NCAAA). He also served in laboratory and safety committee, curriculum committee. At the university level, I worked in scientific research committee for last five years. Beside that he also served in different community services for the department, college and university level.

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Contact Info

Shaikh Abdur Razzak

Tel.: +966-3-860-7460

KFUPM Box: 5050

Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia