Dr. Arif Hussain
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Area of Interest: Process intensification using advanced process simulators (Aspen Plus, Hysys,) Hybrid reaction-separation processes, Multi-functional reactor design, Catalysis, Reaction Kinetics.
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  

Dr. Arif Hussain completed his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology. In early 2006, he started his career as a plant shift engineer at Bestway Cement Company Ltd. In 2009 he went to pursue MS in Chemical Engineering degree from Karlstad University, Sweden. In 2012 he joined the department of Chemical Engineering at COMSATS University, Lahore Campus. In 2018, he completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Process System Design and Control Laboratory, Yeungnam University, South Korea. His PhD research focused on applying process intensification techniques to conventional reaction-separation processes. During his PhD, he mastered advanced process simulators (Aspen Plus, HYSYS) and applied various process intensification techniques (Reactive distillation, Distillation column with side-reactor) to improve the performance of existing chemical processes. In addition, he led and conduct several trainings of “Process Design and Simulation” to engineers from industry. He is author of 15 peer-reviewed journal publications and 10 international conference proceedings. He is active reviewer of 4 international high impact journals in the area of Chemical Engineering modeling, simulation and design.

Publications:

Journal Papers:
1. Arif Hussain, Yus Donald Chaniago, Amjad Riaz, and Moonyong Lee (2019), "Design method for the feasibility and technical evaluation of side-reactor column configurations", Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, pp: 107648, Vol: 144, Issue: 1, Standard: 0255-2701, Impact Factor: 3.031    (External URL)
2. Arif Hussain, Yus Donald Chaniago, Amjad Riaz, and Moonyong Lee (2019), "Process Design Alternatives for Producing Ultra-high-purity Electronic-Grade Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether Acetate", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, pp: 2246-2257, Vol: 58, Issue: 6, Impact Factor: 3.375    (External URL)
3. Yus Donald Chaniago, Arif Hussain, Riezqa Andika, and Moonyong Lee (2019), "Reactive Pressure-Swing Distillation Toward Sustainable Process of Novel Continuous Ultra-high-purity Electronic-Grade Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether Acetate Manufacture ", ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Impact Factor: 6.97    (External URL)
4. Arif Hussain, Yus Donald Chaniago, Amjad Riaz, and Moonyong Lee (2019), "Significance of operating pressure on process intensification in a distillation with side-reactor configuration", Separation and Purification Technology, pp: 533-544, Vol: 213, Impact Factor: 5.107    (External URL)
5. Muhammad Abdul Qyyum, Feng Wei, Arif Hussain, Adnan Aslam Noon, and Moonyong Lee (2018), "An innovative vortex-tube turbo-expander refrigeration cycle for performance enhancement of nitrogen-based natural-gas liquefaction process", Applied Thermal Engineering, pp: 117-125, Vol: 144, Impact Factor: 4.026    (External URL)
6. Arif Hussain, Amjad Riaz, Muhammad Abdul Qyyum, and Moonyong Lee (2018), "Design trade-offs in a column with side-reactor configuration for improving selectivity in multiple reaction systems", Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, pp: 86-96, Vol: 134, Impact Factor: 3.031    (External URL)
7. Muhammad Abdul Qyyum, Le Quang Minh, Wahid Ali, Arif Hussain, Alireza Bahadori, Moonyong Lee. (2018), "Feasibility study of environmental relative humidity through the thermodynamic effects on the performance of natural gas liquefaction process", Applied Thermal Engineering., pp: 51-63, Vol: 128, Impact Factor: 4.026    (External URL)
8. Arif Hussain, and Moonyong Lee (2018), "Optimal design of an intensified column with side-reactor configuration for the methoxy-methylheptane process", Chemical Engineering Research and Design, pp: 11-24, Vol: 136, Impact Factor: 3.073    (External URL)
9. Junaid Haider, Muhammad Abdul Qyyum, Arif Hussain, Muhammad Yasin, and Moonyong Lee (2018), "Techno-economic analysis of various process schemes for the production of fuel grade 2,3-butanediol from fermentation broth", Biochemical Engineering Journal, pp: 93-107, Vol: 140, Impact Factor: 3.371    (External URL)
10. Arif Hussain, Le Quang Minh, Muhammad Abdul Qyyum, and Moonyong Lee. (2017), "Design of an Intensified Reactive Distillation Configuration for 2-Methoxy-2-methylheptane.", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, pp: 316-328, Vol: 57, Issue: 1, Impact Factor: 3.375    (External URL)
11. Arif Hussain, Le Quang Minh, and Moonyong Lee (2017), "Intensification of the ethylbenzene production process using a column configured with a side reactor.", Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, pp: 204-212, Vol: 122, Impact Factor: 3.031    (External URL)
12. Arif Hussain, and Ulf Germgard (2011), "Using Chlorite Delignification to Simplify Characterisation of Chemical Pulps", APPITA, pp: 257-261, Vol: 64, Issue: 3, Standard: 1038-6807, Impact Factor: 0.125    (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. Arif Hussain, Moonyong Lee (2018) "Distillation coupled to side-reactor configuration: Design and applications", Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, pp: 134-135   
2. Arif Hussain, Moonyong Lee (2018) "Feasibility study of reactive distillation configuration for 2-methoxy-2-methylheptane", Distillation and Absorption: Chemical Engineering Transactions, pp: 625-630, Vol: 69   
3. Arif Hussain, Moonyong Lee (2017) "A novel design of reactive distillation configuration for 2-methoxy-2-methylheptane", International Conference on Advances in Energy Systems and Environmental Engineering (ASEE17), pp: 00067, Vol: 22   
4. Arif Hussain, Moonyong Lee (2017) "A novel energy intensified column with side-reactor (SRC) configuration for ethylbenzene process", Separation Science and Technology Conference (ICSST17)   

Qualification

PhD (Chemical Engineering)
Yeungnam University, South Korea
Sep 2015 to Feb 2019
   
MSc (Chemical Engineering)
Karlstad University, Sweden
Aug 2009 to Mar 2011
   
B.E (Chemical Engineering)
Mehran University of Engineering & Technology., Pakistan
Mar 2002 to Dec 2005
   

Experience

Assistant Professor (Department of Chemical Engineering)
COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus.
Jul 2015 to Date
   
Lecturer (Department of Chemical Engineering)
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology.
Feb 2012 to Jun 2015
   
Laboratory Engineer (Summer Job)
Karlstad University
May 2010 to Aug 2010
   
Assistant Manager
Bestway Cement Limited
Jul 2007 to Aug 2009
   
Trainee Engineer
Bestway Cement Limited
May 2006 to Jun 2007
   

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