Dr Aniruddha Majumder

Dr Aniruddha Majumder
Dr Aniruddha Majumder

Dr Aniruddha Majumder

PhD, AMIChemE, FHEA

Lecturer

Accepting PhDs

About

Room 283, Fraser Noble Building
School of Engineering
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen AB24 3UE
Scotland, UK

Biography

  • Lecturer, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK (Sep, 2014 - Present)
  • Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK (Feb, 2012 - Aug, 2014)
  • Visiting Scholar, School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA (Nov, 2013 & Nov,2012)
  • Research Assistant/Fellow, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Mar, 2011 - Feb, 2012)

Education

  • PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Aug, 2011)
  •  BSc in Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh (Nov, 2006)

Awards:

  • One of the Nominees for the Excellence in Teaching Award in the academic year 2017/18 for the course EX4530 Separation Processes 2
  • The Binks Trust Fund 2018 (£2,500): For a reserch visit to Purdue University
  • Best Poster Award, CMAC Open day, Glasgow, Scotland September, 2012

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships
  • Deputy Programme Leader for Chemical Engineering
  • Reviewer of exam papers for Chemicall Engineering
  • Coordinator for Articulation Students
  • Library Coordinator for the School of Engineering
  • Mental health first aider for the School of Engineering
  • Personal tutor
External Memberships
  • Guest Editor (Dr Aniruddha Majumder, Prof Zoltan Nagy, Prof Xiong-Wei Ni) for the Special Issue on "Recent Advances in Continuous Crystallization" to be published in Chemical Engineering Research and Design (ChERD) in 2021 [link]
  • Associate Member of Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Member of the British Association of Crystal Growth (BACG)
  • Member of the organizing committee for the Indo-UK Joint International Webinar on Current Trends in Chemical Technology and Materials Development, 19-20 August 2020 [link]
  • Member of the scientific committee for the 6th International Conference on Population Balance Modelling (PBM2018), 6-9 May 2018, Ghent, Belgium
  • Reviewer of the following journals
    • Chemical Engineering Science
    • Crystal Growth and Design
    • Chemical Engineering Research and Design
    • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
    • Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intensification
    • Organic Process Research & Development
    • Crystals
    • Processes
Research

Research Overview

Dr Majumder's research falls in the broad area of process systems engineering. He is intested in applying mathematical modelling and simulation approach to understand, analyse and solve various engineering problems with perticular focus on the following areas

  • Crystallization: Crystal shape control using additives, optimal operating policies, enantiomorph separation, polymorph control, control of crystallizer fouling
  • Biodegradation: Anaerobic digestation of organic waste for the production of valuable organic compounds
  • Lattice Boltzmann method: Application of the lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) for efficient simulation of mixing in crystallizers
  • Carbon capture: Simulation, design and optimization of adsorption and absorption processes for carbon capture

PhD opportunities

Funded PhD opportunities (UK/International students)

  1. Finding optimum mixing condition in an anaerobic digester using computational fluid dynamics approach for sustainable production of chemicals and materials. [view details]
  2. Heat pump assisted distillation for the energy efficient separation of the liquid phase products from anaerobicdigestion. [view details]

Self-funded PhD opportunities (UK/International students)

  1. Optimal operating policies for continuous crystallization processes in pharmaceutical industries. [view details]
  2. Innovative biological processes for the production of chemicals from organic waste. (Principal supervisor: Dr Davide Dionisi) [view details]
  3. Separation of chemicals obtained from the anaerobic fermentation of organic waste. (Principal supervisor: Dr Davide Dionisi) [view details]
  4. Lagrangian simulations of dense solid-liquid suspensions. (Principal supervisor: Prof Jos Derksen) [view details]

Scholarship information

Students interested in the above projects and requiring financial support can consider the following scholarships 

  • Elphinstone scholarship: Students from any where in the world can apply for this scholarship. This scholarship covers only the tuition fees and the living expenses have to be managed by the student. Deadline for application to this scholarship is typically end of March every year. [more details]
  • Commonwealth scholarship: Students from the commonwealth countries can apply for the commonwealth scholarship to support their expenses. 
  • 50/50 PhD scheme: If the student has links to an industry or organization which can support atleast 50% of the total cost, then the student can apply for this scheme. If successful, the remaining cost will be supported by this scheme. 
  • Carnegie-Caledonian Scholarship: Available to Scottish students only with first class honours degrees. [view details]

Research group

PhD students

  • Naitikkumar Patel [start - Nov 2017 (currently on study break since May 2019)] (Topic: Efficient simulation of the effect of mixing and flow condition on the product crystal qualities in a continuous crystallizer using coupled CFD-PBE approach)
  • Liam Boston [Oct 2019 -] (Topic: Finding optimum mixing condition in an anaerobic digester using computation fluid dynamics approach for sustainable production of chemicals)

 

MEng/BEng project students (2019-20)

  • Joshua King
  • Waqaas Zia
  • Maria Rooke
  • Denzil Benny Mathews
  • Waleed Khalaf

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Engineering.


Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Engineering

Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Chemical Engineering

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Collaborations

Prof Zoltan K Nagy, Purdue University. Topic: Crystal shape control using additives, separation of enantiomers.

Dr Davide Dionisi, University of Aberdeen. Topic: Sustainable production of chemicals and fuels using renewable feedstocks and renewable energy.

Prof Jos Derksen, Univeristy of Aberdeen. Topic: Mixing studies of continuous oscillatory baffled crystallizer using lattice Boltzmann method (LBM).

 

 

Funding and Grants

  • EPSRC CMAC Feasibility Studies Grant (£59,893): A novel simulated moving plug flow crystallizer (SM-PFC) with anti-fouling control. Principal Investigator: Dr A Majumder.  Duration: 23 Feb 2021 - 22 Aug 2021.
  • The Binks Trust Fund 2018 (£2,500): For a research visit to Purdue University.
Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

 Currently teaching:

  • EG2004: Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics (with Nina Nikora)
  • EX3502: Separation Process 1 (with Marcus Campbell-Bannerman)
  • EX4530: Separation Processes 2
  • EG4014: Engineering Project (BEng)
  • EG5908/EG5911: MSc Project
  • EG5565: MEng Group Design

Previously taught:

  • EG3504: Process Modelling 
  • EG5085: Advanced Topics
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