Research Collaborators

Name Affiliations
Dr. G. Chen Chemical Eng., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China
Dr. S. Devahastin Food Eng., King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand. Click here to know more about Dr. Sakamon Devahastin’s research
Dr. M.L. Passos Chemical Eng., Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dr. M. Zhang Food Eng., Southern Yangtze University, Wuxi, P.R. China
Dr. B.N. Thorat Advanced drying Laboratory, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, World Forum on Crystallization, Filtration & Drying ( WFCFD)  
Dr. H. Ogura Urban Environment Systems, Chiba University, Japan
Dr. M. Karthikeyan Department of Civil Engineering, NUS
Interest: Dewatering of low-rank coals
Dr. Erik Birgersson Engineering Science Programme, NUS
Dr. M.N.A. Hawlader Mechanical Eng., NUS
Dr. L. Huang Department of Equipment R&D, Research Institute of Chemical Industry of Forest Products, P.R. China
Dr. X. Liu Agricultural Engineering, China Agricultural University, P.R. China
Dr. Z. Li College of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University of Science & Technology, P.R. China
Dr. M. Hosseinalipour Mech.Engg, Iran University of Science & Technology of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
Dr. Chung Lim Law School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus
Dr. Md. Raisul Islam School of Engineering and Science, Curtin University of Technology, Sarawak Campus Malaysia
Prof. D.J. Lee Chemical Engineering Department, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Interests: Dewatering slurries/suspensions; powder technology; power characterization
Prof. Dipak Mazumdar Dept Materials and Metallurgical Engg IIT Kanpur, India
Interests: CFD in Metal Processing, Advanced Steelmaking
Prof. Ruben Piacentini IFIR -CONICET – UNR, National University of Rosario, Argentina
Interests: Global warming and drying of agro-products
Prof. Marek Markowski University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: Spouted bed hydrodynamics/drying
Prof. Wan Ramli Wan Daud Chemical Engineering Department, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Interests: Spray drying; Fuel Cells
Prof. Shusheng Pang Wood Technology Research CentreDepartment of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Interests: Drying of wood and wood-based materials
Dr. Salem Banooni Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz, Iran
Interests: Impingement Heat Transfer; Food Processing; Gas Turbine Inlet Air Cooling Methods; Renewable Energy and Fuel Cells
Dr. B. Premachandran Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, 110 016, India
Interests: Multimode Heat Transfer, Heat Transfer in Porous Media, CFD, Metal Processing
Prof. Narendra Narain Univ Federal de Sergipe, So Scristvo, Brazil. Email:
Interests: Innovative Products from Tropical Fruits
Prof. Mita B. Ray Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Canada
Interests: Drying sludge, Math Modeling
Dr. Shek Mohammod Atiqure Rahman, IMechE, CEng (UK) Assistant Professor, Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah
Interests: Drying, CFD
Dr. Peng Xu College of Science, China Jiliang University
Address: 258 Xueyuan Street, Hangzhou, 310018, China
Interests: Heat and Mass Transfer
Dr. Hassanali Ghaedamini Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran
Interests: Constructal theory, CFD
Dr. Sachin Vinayak Jangam Lecturer, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore.
Interests: Drying, Heat and Mass Transfer, Energy, CFD modeling
Dr. Parag Prakash Sutar Assistant Professor, Department of Food Process Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela 769 008 (Odisha), India.
Homepage: Profile: Interests: Drying, CFD modeling
Dr. Agus Pulung Sasmito Assistant Professor, Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University,
3450 University St, F.D. Adams Bldg Room 115 Montreal QC Canada H3A 2A7
Phone: (514) 398 3788 Email:
Interests: Mining, Drying, CFD modeling, Fuel cells
Dr. Tolga Tuncal Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, Corlu Engineering Faculty, Namik Kemal University, Turkey.
Interests: Drying
Dr. Prabhat K Nema Associate Professor, Department of Food Engineering, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), (Deemed to be University (De-novo Category) and an Autonomous Institution under Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India)
Plot No 97, Sector 56, HSIIDC Kundli 131028 Sonepat, Haryana, INDIA
Interests: Food dehydration, Food processing
S M Roknul Azam, Tazu PhD Candidate, School of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China
Interests: Drying
Mr Kenneth K.G. Tan Technical Director, Dawnyx Technology Sdn Bhd, Malaysia; and Dawnyx Technologies Pte Ltd, Singapore.)
Research/industrial microwave system development and application
Dr. Meng Wai Woo Associate Professor, Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Postal address: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, The University of Auckland, Bld 405, Level 10, Room 1043, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
Tel: +6421664363
Interests: Spray Drying, CFD
Dr. Jundika Candra Kurnia Senior Lecturer Department of Mechanical Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Petronas 32610 Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia
Tel: 605-368-7157

Process intensification, thermal energy storage, CFD modeling.
Dr. Mortaza Aghbashlo Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Machinery Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran
Interests: Drying Technology, Energy and Exergy Analyses, Food Engineering, Food Plant Simulation, and Modeling, Renewable Energies.
Mr. Hadi Ahmadi M.Sc in Mechanical engineering, Department of Mechanical engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran
Interests: Cooling techniques, Jet impingement heat transfer, Gas turbine blade cooling, CFD modeling
Mr. Kazem Esmailpour Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Research Assistance-, Energy, Water, and Environment Research Center,
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Islamic Azad University of Iran, Damavand Branch, Iran
Interests: Cooling techniques, Jet impingement heat transfer, Gas turbine blade cooling, CFD modeling
Mr. Reza Mokhtari Moghari M.Sc in Mechanical engineering, Department of Mechanical engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran
Interests: Cooling techniques, Jet impingement heat transfer, Gas turbine blade cooling, CFD modeling
Dr. N. Chiewchan Department of Food Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand
Interests: Food engineering;  Functional Foods; Advanced processing for fruits and vegetables
Dr. Saidur Rahman Chair Professor, Centre of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy (CoRE-RE) Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Interests: Solar thermal system, nanofluids, phase change materials
Morteza H. Bagheri Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering, SUNY Binghamton, NY, USA.
Interests: CFD modeling, Development of new algorithms in CFD, Data processing methods (POD), Turbulence modeling (LES & RANS), Heat Transfer enhancement methods
Mr. Erfan Khalaji Mechanical Engineering, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran
Interests: Turbulence, CFD, impinging jets
Dr. Yunesky Masip Macía Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso, Chile
Interests: impinging jets; turbulence measurements
Mr. Sina Ghadhi Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, Iran
Interests: Impinging jet heat transfer, CFD, Flow visualization
Mr. Kuson Bawornruttanaboonya Ph.D. Candidate, KMUTT Energy Engineering, Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand
Interests: CFD modeling; novel microreactors; Methane oxidation
Ms. Maelada Fuengfoo, M.Eng. Lecturer at Food Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering at Kampaengsean, Kasetsart University, Kampangsean Campus
Interests: Utilization of agro-industrial waste to produce biogas as a source of renewable energy, Spray Drying, Superheated steam drying, CFD
Dr. Hong-Wei Xiao Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering, China Agricultural University
Email:, Website: or
Interests: Innovative drying technologies for agricultural and food products; Food quality changes kinetics and modeling during drying, osmotic dehydration, blanching, roasting; Climate change and biomimics
Prof. Dr. Narendra Narain LAF – Labratório de Flavor e Análises Cromatográficas
PROCTA- Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, 49100-000 – São Cristóvão – SE, Brazil
Interests: Food Engineering; Aroma loss in drying
Dr. Vinayak Ghate Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition, The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Food, Agriculture, and Environment, The Hebrew University if Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel.
Interests: Microbiological Food Safety, Food Engineering, Product Development
Prof. Jitendra B. Naik Professor & Head, TEQIP Coordinator, Department of Chemical Engineering, University Institute of Chemical Technology, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon- 425 001 (M. S.), INDIA
Interests: Nanotechnology, drug delivery, taste-making, chemical kinetics, polyelectrolyte, polymer composites
Rachna Sehrawat Ph.D. Research Scholar, Food Engineering, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship & Management, Plot No. 97, Sector 56, HSIIDC Industrial Estate, Kundli, District- Sonipat, Haryana
Interests: Drying, Food Engineering, and technology
Dr. Yuguo Gao School of Mechanical Engineering, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Henan Province, P.R. China
Interests: Nanofluids, ice slurry, phase change material, heat and mass transfer, engines
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