Dhawal Shah, PhD

Assistant Professor, Molecular Insights into the role of Arginine on Protein Stabilization

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  • 272 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
20102021
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Research interests

We, as a research team, are involved in various projects on molecular dynamics simulations of ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents to explore the underlying interactions of/within these solvents, and to correlate these interactions to their thermophysical and chemical properties. In addition, we also performs molecular/quantum simulations on biomolecules to understand and enhance their structural stability. The buzz words for our works are 

  • Molecular dynamics simulations
  • Ionic liquids, Deep eutectic solvents
  • Adsorption over nanomaterials
  • Protein aggregation and bio-molecular stability
  • Aerosol Chemistry

Personal profile

Dr. Dhawal Shah is an assistant professor in the department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Nazarbayev University (NU) since August 2015. He received his B. Tech. degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and Ph. D. degree in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering from Singapore-MIT Alliance at National University of Singapore. Prior to joining NU, he has been working as lecturer and assistant professor at Middle East Technical University in Cyprus and in Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, respectively.

Teaching

  • Thermodynamics (Graduate; Undergraduate)
  • Chemical Plant Design and Optimization (Undergraduate)
  • Chemical Process Calculations (Undergraduate)
  • Computer Aided Design (Aspen Plus; Undergraduate)
  • Heat Transfer and Exchanger Design (Undergraduate)
  • Physical Chemistry (Undergraduate)
  • Process Control and Dynamics (Undergraduate)
  • Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (Undergraduate)
  • Engineering Economics (Undergraduate)
  • Surface and Colloid Sciences (Graduate; Undergraduate)
  • Plant Economics and Design (Graduate)
  • Resource Engineering (Includes Green Engineering, Biotechnology) (Graduate; Undergraduate)
  • Unit Operation Laboratories (Undergraduate)
  • Fluid Mechanics (Undergraduate)

Research interests

We, as a research team, are involved in various projects on molecular dynamics simulations of ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents to explore the underlying interactions of/within these solvents, and to correlate these interactions to their thermophysical and chemical properties. In addition, we also performs molecular/quantum simulations on biomolecules to understand and enhance their structural stability. The buzz words for our works are 

  • Molecular dynamics simulations
  • Ionic liquids, Deep eutectic solvents
  • Adsorption over nanomaterials
  • Protein aggregation and bio-molecular stability
  • Aerosol Chemistry

Personal profile

Dr. Dhawal Shah is an assistant professor in the department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Nazarbayev University (NU) since August 2015. He received his B. Tech. degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and Ph. D. degree in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering from Singapore-MIT Alliance at National University of Singapore. Prior to joining NU, he has been working as lecturer and assistant professor at Middle East Technical University in Cyprus and in Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, respectively.

Teaching

  • Thermodynamics (Graduate; Undergraduate)
  • Chemical Plant Design and Optimization (Undergraduate)
  • Chemical Process Calculations (Undergraduate)
  • Computer Aided Design (Aspen Plus; Undergraduate)
  • Heat Transfer and Exchanger Design (Undergraduate)
  • Physical Chemistry (Undergraduate)
  • Process Control and Dynamics (Undergraduate)
  • Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (Undergraduate)
  • Engineering Economics (Undergraduate)
  • Surface and Colloid Sciences (Graduate; Undergraduate)
  • Plant Economics and Design (Graduate)
  • Resource Engineering (Includes Green Engineering, Biotechnology) (Graduate; Undergraduate)
  • Unit Operation Laboratories (Undergraduate)
  • Fluid Mechanics (Undergraduate)

Education/Academic qualification

Chemical Engineering, Ph.D., National University of Singapore

External positions

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Projects 2019 2021

Research Output 2010 2020

  • 272 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 21 Article
  • 6 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter

Monoethanolamine based DESs for CO2 absorption: Insights from molecular dynamics simulations

Kussainova, D. & Shah, D., Jan 16 2020, In : Separation and Purification Technology. 231, 115931.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ethanolamine
Eutectics
Molecular dynamics
Computer simulation
Amines

Intermolecular interactions and solvation effects of dimethylsulfoxide on type III deep eutectic solvents

Shah, D., Mansurov, U. & Mjalli, F. S., Jan 1 2019, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 21, 31, p. 17200-17208 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Solvation
Dimethyl Sulfoxide
ureas
eutectics
Eutectics
2 Citations (Scopus)

Molecular dynamics simulations on extractive desulfurization of fuels by tetrabutylammonium chloride based Deep Eutectic Solvents

Shah, D., Gapeyenko, D., Urakpayev, A. & Torkmahalleh, M., Jan 15 2019, In : Journal of Molecular Liquids. 274, p. 254-260 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Desulfurization
eutectics
Eutectics
Molecular dynamics
chlorides
1 Citation (Scopus)

Structure of monoethanolamine based type III DESs: Insights from molecular dynamics simulations

Kussainova, D. & Shah, D., Mar 1 2019, In : Fluid Phase Equilibria. 482, p. 112-117 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

monoethanolamine (MEA)
Ethanolamine
eutectics
Eutectics
Amines
Silver
Nanoparticles
Nanocomposites
Negative ions
Zeta potential