Dr Aniruddha Majumder

Dr Aniruddha Majumder


Dr Aniruddha Majumder
Dr Aniruddha Majumder

Contact Details

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

Google Scholar profile


  • 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)


  • 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)

Research Interests

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


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).



Research Grants

The Binks Trust Fund 2018 (£2,500): For a reserch visit to Purdue University.


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
Further Info

External Responsibilities

Reviewer of the following journals

  • Chemical Engineering Science
  • Crystal Growth and Design
  • Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intesification
  • Organic Process Research & Development
  • 11th IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems, including Biosystems (DYCOPS-CAB 2016) 

Admin Responsibilities

  • Library Coordinator for the School of Engineering
  • Personal tutor
  • Coordinator for Articulation Students

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the British Association of Crystal Growth (BACG)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)