Dhawal Shah

School of Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering
Assistant Professor

Dr. Dhawal Shah is an assistant professor in the department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Nazarbayev University (NU) since August 2015. He received his B. Tech. degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and Ph. D. degree in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering from Singapore-MIT Alliance at National University of Singapore. Prior to joining NU, he has been working as lecturer and assistant professor at Middle East Technical University in Cyprus and in Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, respectively. 

His research interest is on molecular dynamics simulations of ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents to explore the underlying interactions of/within these solvents, and to correlate these interactions to their thermophysical and chemical properties. In addition, he also performs molecular/quantum simulations on biomolecules to understand and enhance their structural stability.

  • Molecular dynamics simulations
  • Ionic liquids, Deep eutectic solvents
  • Adsorption over nanomaterials
  • Protein aggregation and bio-molecular stability
  • Aerosol Chemistry

He has taught a variety of courses related to breadth and depth of chemical engineering. The list includes

  • Thermodynamics (Graduate; Undergraduate)
  • Chemical Plant Design and Optimization (Undergraduate)
  • Chemical Process Calculations (Undergraduate)
  • Computer Aided Design (Aspen Plus; Undergraduate)
  • Heat Transfer and Exchanger Design (Undergraduate)
  • Physical Chemistry (Undergraduate)
  • Process Control and Dynamics (Undergraduate)
  • Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (Undergraduate)
  • Engineering Economics (Undergraduate)
  • Surface and Colloid Sciences (Graduate; Undergraduate)
  • Plant Economics and Design (Graduate)
  • Resource Engineering (Includes Green Engineering, Biotechnology) (Graduate; Undergraduate)
  • Unit Operation Laboratories (Undergraduate)
  • Fluid Mechanics (Undergraduate)

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