Shekhar Rajabhau Kulkarni,Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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)


  • 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)

Research Interests Keywords

Process Intensification reactor design Multiphase Flows Transport Phenomena