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Mechanical and Production Engineering

Dr. Mahbubul Muttakin

Designation: Associate Professor


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Research Interests

  • Refrigeration and air-conditioning
  • CFD
  • Thermo-fluids

Educational Background

  • Ph.D, (Energy and Environmental Engineering), Kyushu University, Japan
  • Masters in Engineering (MEngg), (Mechanical Engineering), National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), (Mechanical Engineering), Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)

Honors and Achievements

  • President’s Award, Kyushu University, 2019
  • Winner, Challenge and Creation grant of 500,000 JPY, Robert Huang Entrepreneurship Center (QREC), Kyushu University, 2019
  • Winner, Hult Prize, National round (Japan) and Campus round (Kyushu University), Hult Prize Foundation, 2018
  • Best Oral Presenter, 10th International Meeting on Advances in Thermofluids (IMAT), 2018
  • Winner, Global Challenge and Creation grant, Jump Out Challenge grant, Robert Huang Entrepreneurship Center (QREC), Kyushu University, 2018
  • Best Student Project Award, Bangladesh Society of Mechanical Engineers (BSME), 2004


  • Solar thermal adsorption cooling system in Bangladesh: INSEL simulation and economic analysis, 7th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy (ICMERE), 2023
  • Towards the Development of Compact and High Efficiency Adsorption Heat Pumps, Rapid Refrigeration and Water Protection: Next Generation Adsorbents, 2022
  • Study on optimized adsorption chiller employing various heat and mass recovery schemes, International Journal of Refrigeration, 2021
  • A critical overview of adsorption kinetics for cooling and refrigeration systems, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 2021
  • Computational fluid dynamics modelling of the visible light photocatalytic oxidation process of toluene for indoor building materials with locally doped titanium dioxide, Indoor and Built Environment, 2020
  • Solar Thermal-Powered Adsorption Chiller, Tyagi H., Chakraborty P., Powar S., Agarwal A. (eds) Solar Energy. Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, 2019
  • Experimental study on the effect of adsorbent height on adsorption dynamics, International Meeting on Advances in Thermofluids (IMAT), 2019
  • A comprehensive study to evaluate absolute uptake of carbon dioxide adsorption onto composite adsorbent, International Journal of Refrigeration, 2019
  • A Statistical Approach Employing Bootstrap Sample to Determine Optimum Models for IUPAC Type-I and Type-V Isotherms, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Polygeneration (ICP), 2019
  • Study of an adsorption chiller that incorporates mass and heat recovery schemes, International Conference on Polygeneration (ICP), 2019
  • A Statistical Approach to Determine Optimal Models for IUPAC-Classified Adsorption Isotherms, Energies, 2019
  • Experimental study of CO\_2 adsorption kinetics onto activated carbon, International Exchange and Innovation Conference on Engineering & Sciences (IEICES 2018), 2018
  • Study on the influence of adsorbent particle size and heat exchanger aspect ratio on dynamic adsorption characteristics, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2018
  • Theoretical framework to evaluate minimum desorption temperature for IUPAC classified adsorption isotherms, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2018
  • A numerical study on the influence of adsorption heat exchanger geometry on its system performance, International Conference on Polygeneration (ICP), 2017
  • CFD modelling to study the influence of activation energy and domain size on adsorption dynamics, International Exchange and Innovation Conference on Engineering & Sciences (IEICES), 2017
  • Mathematical Modelling and Experimental Validation of Solar Assisted Heat Pump System, IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 2014