Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, The University of Alabama, Dissertation: “Computer Simulation of Geologic Sequestration of CO2” Dec 2012
M.S., Chemical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, Thesis: “Universal Liquid Mixture Models for Vapor – Liquid and Liquid – Liquid Equilibria in Hexane – Butanol – Water System” Aug 2009
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology,
Undergraduate Thesis: “Formation and Disintegration of Air Jet in Liquids”
Current Research Interests
Simulate pressure and geochemical response to CO2 injection
Study multiphase flow and reactive transport in porous media
Develop Pressure-based Inversion and Data Assimilation for detecting CO2 leakage
Akand Islam, Tad Patzek, Alex Sun “Thermodynamics phase changes of nanopore fluids”. (in review)
Frank Male, Akand Islam, Tad Patzek, Svetlana Ikonnikova, Mike Marder “Analysis of gas production from hydraulically fractured well in the Haynesville Shale using scaling”, Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources, 2014, (in review)
Akand Islam, Tad Patzek “Slip in natural gas flow through nanoporous shale reservoirs” Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources, 2014, (accepted)
Akand Islam, Aboulghasem Nia, Kamy Sepehrnoori, Tad Patzek “Effect of geochemical reactions in double diffusive natural convection of CO2 in brine saturated geothermal reservoir” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2014, (accepted)
Tom Bertalan, Akand Islam, Roger Sidge, Eric S. Carlson. “OpenMG: A New Multigrid Implementation in Python”. Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, 2014, (accepted)
Niaz Morshed, Muhammad Sharif, Akand Islam “Laminar mixed convection in a lid driven square cavity with two isothermally heated square internal blockages”. Chemical Engineering Communications, 2014, (accepted)
Akand Islam, Hamid Reza Lashgari, Kamy Sepehrnoori “Double diffusive natural convection of CO2 in brine saturated porous media: study of non-modal growth of perturbations and heterogeneity effects” Geothermics, 2014, 51, 325-336.
Akand W. Islam, Eric S. Carlson. “A Fully Non – iterative Technique for Phase Equilibria and Density Calculations of CO2 + Brine system and an Equation of State”. Journal of Petroleum Science & Engineering, 2014, 115, 31-37.
Akand W. Islam, Kamy Sepehrnoori, Tad Patzek “A computationally efficient approach to apply SAFT equation for CO2+H2O phase equilibrium calculation” Journal of Solution Chemistry, 2014, 43, 241-254.
Akand W. Islam, Eric S. Carlson. “Liquid State Models for the Phase Equilibrium Calculations of Supercritical CO2 and H2O at High Temperatures and Pressures”. Journal of Solution Chemistry, 2013, 42, 1641-1653.
Akand W. Islam, M. A. R. Sharif, Eric S. Carlson. “Numerical investigation of double diffusive natural convection of carbon dioxide in brine saturated porous media”. Geothermics, 2013, 48, 101-111.
Akand W. Islam, Eric S. Carlson. “Viscosity Models and Effects of Dissolved CO2”. Energy & Fuels, 2012, 26, 5330-5336.
Akand W. Islam, Eric S. Carlson. “Application of SAFT Equation for CO2+H2O Phase Equilibrium Calculations over a wide Pressure and Temperature range”. Fluid Phase Equilibria., 2012, 321, 17-24.
Akand W. Islam, Muhammad A.R. Sharif, Eric S. Carlson. “Mixed Convection in a lid driven square cavity with an isothermally heated square blockage inside.” International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer, 2012, 55, 5244-5255.
Akand W. Islam, Anand Javvadi, Vinayak N. Kabadi. “Analysis of Partition Coefficients of Ternary Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium Systems and Finding Consistency Using UNIQUAC Model”. Chemical & Process Engineering, 2012, 33, 243-253.
Leroy Covington, Kamalesh Munirathinam, Akand W. Islam, Kenneth Roberts. “Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructured Molybdenum & Tungsten Carbide Materials, and Study of Diffusion Model”. Polish Journal of Chemical Technology, 2012, 14, 28-34.
Akand W. Islam, Anand Javvadi, Vinayak N. Kabadi. “Universal Liquid Mixture Models for Vapor-Liquid and Liquid-Liquid equilibria in Hexane-Butanol-Water System”. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2011, 50, 1034-1045.
Akand W. Islam, Vinayak N. Kabadi. “Universal Liquid Mixture Models for Vapor-Liquid and Liquid-Liquid equilibria in Hexane-Butanol-Water System over the temperature range 10 – 100 °C”. Chemical & Process Engineering, 2011, 32, 101-115.
Honors and Awards
Chemical & Biological Engineering Graduate Student of the year (awarded by Engineering Council of Birmingham, AL) 2012
Outstanding Dissertation (Chemical & Biological Engineering Department, The University of Alabama) 2012
The honor society of Phi Kappa Phi 2012
Chairman, session on one of Geothermal Modeling, 37th Stanford Geothermal Workshop, Stanford University 2012
GRC (Geothermal Resources Council) field trip award 2012
Graduate School Travel Award, The University of Alabama 2011 – 2012
Excellence in Academic Performance (Chemical Engineering Department, North Carolina A&T State University) 2009
Awarded in Bangladesh Development Initiative Essay Competition 2005