Research Interests

I am a chemical engineer with a keen interest in understanding and optimizing the heart of chemical processes: the reactor itself. 


Selected Publications

  • An experimental and numerical study of the suppression of jets, counterflow and backflow in vortex units.
    Kulkarni, Shekhar R., et al.
    AIChE Journal, (2019)
  • Fouling in a Steam Cracker Convection Section Part 2: Coupled Tube Bank Simulation using an Improved Hybrid CFD-1D ...
    Kulkarni, Shekhar R., et al.
    Heat Transfer Engineering , (2019)
  • Computational fluid dynamics-assisted process intensification study for biomass fast pyrolysis in a gas–solid vorte...
    Kulkarni, Shekhar R., et al.
    Energy & fuels 32.10 , (2018)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Ghent Unievrsity, Belgium, 2019
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras, india, 2014 

Professional Profile

  • 2009-2011: Process Engineer, Texol Engineering, India 


KAUST Affiliations

KAUST Catalysis Center(KCC)
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering(PSE)