UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Mohd Izzudin Izzat Zainal Abidin

Izzudin completed his Master in Engineering Science from University of Malaya, Malaysia on 2015. His Master’s research was on the investigation of drop breakage in stirred vessel for liquid-liquid system. Focus has been made on the effects of dispersed phase viscosity where modified semi empirical models were developed to include the influence of the properties. In November 2015, he joined the Chemical Engineering Department at UCL for his Ph.D. His Ph.D project is in flow across bluff bodies in a pipe for liquid-liquid system.

Research project

Title: Multiphase flow across bluff bodies in a pipe

The main research area is in multiphase (liquid-liquid) flow across bluff bodies. In multiphase flow, the flow patterns plays an important role as it determines various properties such as the pressure drop, mass and heat transfer rate. Therefore, it is important to be able to predict the transition between the flow patterns. In this research, the use of bluff bodies to initiate flow pattern transition from stratified to dual continuous for oil and water flow system is investigated.

Influence of various parameters such as bluff body size and shapes will be analysed in the presence of confinement effects. The research involves experimental and numerical analysis, where Computational Fluid Dynamics will be utilized. The mechanism of generation of interfacial waves that lead to formation of droplets behind the bluff bodies will be investigated.


MEngSc (Eng) in Chemical Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia, 2015
BEng in Chemical Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia, 2012