Dr Md Raisul Islam
Senior Lecturer



EA-05-14
Contact: +65-6601-3814



Qualification
• Ph.D., National University of Singapore
• Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design –Accredited Professional (LEED AP, USA)
• Qualified Energy Services Specialist (QuESS)
• Singapore Certified Energy Manager (SCEM)
• Green Mark Professional (GMP)
• Green Mark Facility Manager (GMFM)
• Green Mark Manager (GMM)
• Green Building Index Facilitator (GBIF)

Modules Taught
Optimization of Energy Systems – ESP4401
Major Design Project II – ESP3903
Major Design Project I – ESP3902
Design Project I – ESP2109
Engineering Professionalism (Tutorial) – EG2401

Research Interests
• Vapor Absorption Cooling Systems
• Energy Efficient Air Conditioning Systems
• Dehumidification and Evaporative Cooling Systems
• Bio-thermal Systems
• Multi-Mode Drying System
• Heat and Mass Transfer

Selected Publications
Selected Publications
1. Cui, X.; Islam, M.R; Mohan, B.; Chua K.J. (2016). Theoretical analysis of a liquid desiccant based indirect evaporative cooling system, Energy, 95, pp 303-312.
2. Cui X., Islam M.R., Mohan B., Chua K.J. (2016). Developing a performance correlation for counter-flow regenerative indirect evaporative heat exchangers with experimental validation, Applied Thermal Engineering, 108, pp. 774–784.
3. Chua K.J., Xu J., Cui X., Ng K.C., Islam M.R. (2015). Numerical heat and mass transfer analysis of a cross-flow indirect evaporative cooler with plates and flat tubes, Heat and Mass Transfer, 1-13.
4. Islam, M.R.; Jahangeer, K.A.; Chua, K.J. (2015). Experimental and numerical study of an evaporatively-cooled condenser of air-conditioning systems, Energy, 87, pp 390 – 399.
5. Cui, X.; Chua, K.J.; Islam, M.R.; Ng, K.C. (2015). Performance evaluation of an indirect pre-cooling evaporative heat exchanger operating in hot and humid climate, Energy Conversion and Management, 102, pp 140–150.
6. Cui, X.; Chua, K.J.; Islam, M.R; Yang, W.M. (2014). Fundamental formulation of a modified LMTD method to study indirect evaporative heat exchangers, Energy Conversion and Management, 88, pp 372–381.
7. Jahangeer, K.A.; Tay, A.O.; Islam, M.R. (2011). Numerical investigation of transfer coefficients of an evaporatively-cooled condenser, Applied Thermal Engineering, vol.: 31, pp 1655-1663.
8. Islam, M.R. (2008). Absorption process of a falling film on a tubular absorber: An experimental and numerical study, Applied Thermal Engineering, vol.: 28, pp 1386–1394.
9. Wijeysundera, N.E.; Islam, M.R.; Ho, J.C. (2007). Heat and Mass Transfer Effectiveness of Absorbers of Absorption Cooling Systems, Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering (Institute of Engineers, Australia), vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 39-50.
10. Islam, M.R.; Wijeysundera, N.E.; Ho, J.C. (2006). Heat and Mass Transfer Effectiveness and Correlations for Counter-Flow Absorbers, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 49, pp. 4171–4182
11. Chua, K.J.; Ho, J.C.; Chou, S.K.; Islam, M.R. (2005). On the Study of the Temperature Distribution Within a Human Eye Subjected to a Laser Source. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 32(8), pp. 1057–1065.
12. Lan, S.; Islam, M.R.; Mujumdar, A.S. (2005). A Diffusion Model for Drying of a Heat Sensitive Solid under Multiple Heat Input Modes. Bioresource Technology, 96, pp. 1551–1560.
13. Islam, M.R.; Wijeysundera, N.E.; Ho, J.C. (2004). Simplified Models for Coupled Heat and Mass Transfer in Falling-Film Absorbers, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 47(2), pp. 395-406.
14. Islam, M.R.; Wijeysundera, N.E.; Ho, J.C. (2003). Evaluation of Heat and Mass Transfer Coefficients for Falling-Films on Tubular Absorbers, International Journal of Refrigeration, 26(2), pp. 197-204.
15. Islam, M.R.; Wijeysundera, N.E.; Ho, J.C. (2003). Performance Study of a Falling-Film Absorber with a Film-Inverting Configuration, International Journal of Refrigeration, 26(8), pp. 909-917.
16. Islam, M.R.; Ho, J.C.; Mujumdar, A.S. (2003). Simulation of Liquid Diffusion-Controlled Drying of Shrinking Thin Slabs Subjected to Multiple Heat Sources. Drying Technology – An International Journal, 21 (3), pp. 413-438.
17. Islam, M.R.; Ho, J.C.; Mujumdar, A.S. (2003). Convective Drying with Time-Varying Heat Input: Simulation Results. Drying Technology – An International Journal, 21 (7), pp. 1359-1382.
18. Islam, M.R.; Sablani, S.S.; Mujumdar, A.S. (2003). An Artificial Neural Network Model for Prediction of Drying Rates. Drying Technology – An International Journal, 21 (9), pp. 1871-1888.
19. Jia, L.W.; Islam, M.R.; Mujumdar, A.S. (2003). A Simulation Study on Convection and Microwave Drying of Different Food Products. Drying Technology – An International Journal, 21 (8), pp. 1551-1576.

Book Chapters:
1. Islam, M.R.; Mujumdar, A.S. (2007). Heat Pump-Assisted Drying. Drying Technologies in Food Processing. Editor: Professor Xiao Dong Chen and Professor A.S. Mujumdar, Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford OX4 2DQ, UK.
2. Islam, M.R.; Mujumdar, A.S. (2004). Heat Pump-Assisted Drying. Guide to Industrial Drying: Principles, Practice and New Developments. Chapter-8, pp. 187-209, Editor: Arun S. Mujumdar, Colour Publications Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India.
3. Islam, M.R.; Mujumdar, A.S. (2003). Periodic Multi-mode Batch Drying of Heat-Sensitive Materials-Engineering Applications of the Diffusion Equation, Drying of Products of Biological Origin, Chapter-4, pp. 93-133, Editor: Arun S. Mujumdar, Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, Co-published by Science Publishers, Inc., USA.