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”
Petroleum Reservoir Simulation/Engineering
Fluid Phase Equilibria (PVT); Multiphase Fluid Flow and Reactive Transport
Low salinity CO2- and Water- flooding
Petrophysics, specially of unconventional gas reservoirs
Carbon storage and sequestration
Applied Mathematics (Linear algebra and Data assimilation)
Honors and Accolades
Author Achievement Award (by Texas Bureau of Economic Geology), 2015
Career Development Publication Grant (by Texas Bureau of Economic Geology), 2014
Invited Chair, session on Geothermal Modeling, 2012 37th Stanford Geothermal Meeting, Stanford University, 2012
Geothermal Resources Council Travel award, 2012
Awarded in Bangladesh Development Initiative Essay Competition, 2005
Open Source Projects / Mobile Apps
CO2 Thermo: This is an App which calculates essential thermodynamics properties of CO2 at given temperature and pressure. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.akand.co2cal&hl=en
nSpyres: An Open-Source, Python Based compositional reservoir simulator.
OpenMG: A Multigrid solver implementation in Python. https://github.com/tsbertalan/openmg.
SciPylot: An open source Matlab like Python IDE (Interactive Development Environment). https://github.com/Akand/SciPylot.
Selected Recent Publications
Akand W. Islam, Tip Meckel, Alexander Sun, Prasanna Krisnamurthy “Numerical experiments of density driven CO2 saturated brine migration in heterogeneous geologic fabric materials”, 2015 (in review).
Akand W. Islam, Tad Patzek, Alexander Sun “Thermodynamics phase changes of nanopore fluids”. Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, 2015, 25, 134-139.
1*Akand W. Islam, Alexander Sun “Quantification of CO2 masses trapped through free convection in isothermal brine saturated reservoir”. International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer, 2015, 87, 128-137.
Frank Male, Akand W. 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, 2015, 10, 11-17.
Niaz Morshed, Muhammad Sharif, Akand W. Islam “Laminar mixed convection in a lid driven square cavity with two isothermally heated square internal blockages”. Chemical Engineering Communications, 2015, 202, 1176-1190.
2*Akand W. Islam, Tad Patzek “Slip in natural gas flow through nanoporous shale reservoirs” Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources, 2014, 7, 49-54.
Akand W. 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, 77, 519-528.
Akand W. 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.
3*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.
4*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.
5*Akand W. Islam, Kamy Sepehrnoori. “An Overview of SPE’s comparative solution projects (CSPs).” Journal of Petroleum Science Research, 2013, 2, 167-180.
1* Featured in NETL Carbon Storage Newsletter (May 2015)
2* One of top ten cited articles (until current issue June 2015)
3* Featured in Renewable Energy Global Innovations, Chemeurope.com (Apr 2013)
4* The second most downloaded article (until current issue Aug 2015)
5* The most downloaded article (respective issue Dec 2013)