Dr. Chowdhury Moniruzzaman joined PSE Healthy Energy in 2022 as a scientist. He brings expertise in air quality (AQ) modeling, meteorology modeling, combustion chemistry and soot formation modeling, aerosol microphysics modeling, and aircraft and diesel engine emissions. In particular, he has expertise in the AQ chemistry-transport model (CTM) CMAQ, AQ dispersion model AERMOD, meteorology model WRF and combustion chemistry model CHEMKIN.
Prior to joining PSE, Dr. Moniruzzaman worked as an Environmental Scientist at Jacobs Engineering where he conducted air quality modeling by both CMAQ and AERMOD models and meteorology modeling by WRF model. Before joining Jacobs, Dr. Moniruzzaman conducted postdoctoral research in multidisciplinary research topics in three universities doing research on combustion emission modeling in coal combustion at the University of South Carolina in the Department of Chemical Engineering, doing research on soot/coke formation modeling in microfluid tube reactor and combustion and ignition modeling in hypersonic combustor condition at the University of Virginia and doing research on air quality modeling and meteorology modeling for aircraft emission at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Institute for the Environment.
Dr. Moniruzzaman earned his PhD in Atmospheric Sciences at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, MSc in Chemical Engineering at the Kongju National University, South Korea, and BSc in Chemical Engineering, at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh. In his PhD thesis, Dr. Moniruzzaman simulated soot formation and its size distribution evolution by coupling detailed combustion chemistry and aerosol microphysics inside aircraft and diesel engines.
- Arter, C. A., Buonocore, J. J., Moniruzzaman C., Yang, D., Huang, J and Arunachalam, S. (2022). Air Quality and Health-Related Impacts of Traditional and Alternate Jet Fuels from Airport Aircraft Operations in the U.S. Environment International, V 158, 106958.
- Moniruzzaman, C. G., Jared, B. and Arunachalam, S. (2020). Aircraft landing and takeoff emission impacts on surface O3 and PM2.5 through aerosol’s direct feedback effects estimated by the coupled WRF-CMAQ model. Atmospheric Environment, Volume 243, 117859.
- Moniruzzaman, C. G. (2019). Wintertime Air Quality in Dhaka, Bangladesh. EM, The Magazine for Environmental Managers, Air &Waste Management Association.
- Ujuma S., Simms, G., Moniruzzaman, C. G. and Chelliah, H. K. (2015). High-Pressure Fuel Pyrolysis Investigation Using a Microflow Tube Reactor. Proceeding of the 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech Forum, AIAA 2015-0418.
- Moniruzzaman, C. G., and Yu, F. (2014). Modeling Soot Size Distribution Evolution and Pollutant Formation Inside Diesel Engine Using a 0D Multi-zone Gas Parcel Model with Detailed Chemistry and Soot Microphysics. SAE Int. J. Engines, 7, 1336-1369.
- Moniruzzaman, C. G., and Yu, F. (2012). A 0D aircraft engine emission model with detailed chemistry and soot microphysics. Combustion and Flame, 159, 1670-1686.
- Moniruzzaman, C. G., Park, H. G. and Park, K. Y. (2007). Analysis of iron particle growth in aerosol reactor by a discrete-sectional model. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 24, 299-304.
- Moniruzzaman, C. G. and Park, K. Y. (2006). A discrete-sectional model for particle growth in aerosol reactor: Application to titania particles. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 23, 159-166.