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.