Journal Papers, Proceedings and Thesis

Journal Articles and Proceedings

Biofuels

  1. Ananda S. Amarasekara, Bernard Wiredu, “Brönsted acidic ionic liquid catalyzed one-pot conversion of cellulose to ethyl levulinate and   levulinic acid in ethanol-water solvent system”, BioEnergy Research, 2014, in press. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-014-9459-z
  2. Ananda S. Amarasekara, Timila B. Singh, Eve Larkin, Muhammad A. Hasan and Hua-Jun Fan, “ NaOH catalyzed condensation reactions between levulinic acid and biomass derived furan- aldehydes in water”, Industrial Crops and Products, 2014, in press DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2014.10.005
  3. Ananda S. Amarasekara, Muhammad A. Hasan, “1-(1-Alkylsulfonic)-3-methylimidazolium chloride Brönsted acidic ionic liquid catalyzed Skraup synthesis of quinolines under microwave heating”, Tetrahedron Letters, 2014, 55, 3319–3321
  4. Ananda S. Amarasekara, Bernard Wiredu, “Brönsted acidic ionic liquid catalyzed hydrolysis of cellulose in water: structure activity relationships”, Sustainable Energy, 2014, 2(3), 02-107.
  5. Ananda S. Amarasekara, Ashfaqur Razzaq, Robert Caballero, Bernard Wiredu, “Sol–gel synthesis, characterization and water vapor adsorption properties of 1,1′-(1,6-hexanediyl)-bis(imidazolium) dichloride silica hybrid material”, Journal of Sol-gel Science and Technology, 2014, 69, 345-350.
  6. Ananda S. Amarasekara,  Bernard Wiredu, “Synthesis of a silica immobilized Brönsted acidic ionic liquid catalyst and hydrolysis of cellulose in water under mild conditions”, Catalysis Communications, 2014, in press,  DOI: 10.1016/j.catcom.2014.01.021
  7. Ananda S. Amarasekara, Bernard Wiredu, “Single reactor conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to furanic biocrude oils using  sulfonic acid functionalized Brönsted acidic ionic liquid catalysts”, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 2014, in press. DOI 10.1007/s13399-013-0098-y
  8. Ananda S. Amarasekara, Ashfaqur Razzaq, “Mechanism of Brönsted acidic ionic liquid 1-(1-propylsulfonic)-3-methylimidazolium chloride catalyzed transformation of D-glucose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in DMSO: an NMR study”, Carbohydrate Research, 2014, 386, 86-91
  9. Paul O. Biney, Michael Gyamerah, Jiacheng Shen,and Bruna Menezes (2014) Kinetics of the Pyrolysis of Arundo, Sawdust, Corn Stover and Switch Grass Biomass by Thermogravimetric Analysis Using a Multi-stage Model” Bioresource Technology (in press).
  10. Ananda S. Amarasekara  and Bernard Wiredu, “Synthesis of a polystyrene immobilized Brönsted acidic ionic liquid catalyst and hydrolysis of cellulose in water under mild conditions”, Current Catalysis, 2013, 2(3), 219-224
  11. Amarasekara, AS; Owereh, OS; Ezeh, B, “Interactions of D-cellobiose with p-toluenesulfonic acid in aqueous solution: a C-13 NMR study”, Carbohydrate Research, p. 2820, vol. 346, (2011). Published, 10.1016/j.carres.2011.09.03
  12. Ananda S. Amarasekara, Bernard Wiredu, “Degradation of cellulose in dilute aqueous solution of acidic ionic liquid 1-(1-propylsulfonic)-3-methylimidazolium chloride, and p-toluenesulfonic acid at moderate temperatures and pressures”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2011 50(22), 12276-12280.

Energy & Environment

  1. Fiifi Asah-Opoku, Zhihua Liang, Ziaul Huque, and Raghava R. Kommalapati, 2014, Burnup Simulations of Different Fuel Grades using MCNPX Monte Carlo Code, Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection Journal, Vol 29 (4), December 2014 (in press)
  2. Zhihua Liang, Shahzeb Sheikh, Ziaul Huque, and Raghava R. Kommalapati, “GREET model simulations of criteria air pollutant emissions from hybrid electric vehicles on alternative fuels”, Proceedings of Air & Waste Management Association 107th Annual Conference & Exhibition. June 24-27, 2014, Long Beach, California, USA. Peer reviewed.
  3. Samarita Sarker, Zhihua Liang, Xinhua Shen, Ziaul Huque, and Raghava R. Kommalapati, “Impact of Mobile Source Emissions on Air Quality of East-Texas Using Emission Processing System (EPS3) and CAMx Simulations”, Proceedings of Air & Waste Management Association 107th Annual Conference & Exhibition. June 24-27, 2014, Long Beach, California, USA. Peer reviewed.
  4. Xinhua Shen, Samarita Sarker, Kyoungsoo Lee, Yuzhong Yan, Ziaul Huque, and Raghava R. Kommalapati, “Impact of current and future transportation on air quality in Houston”, Proceedings of Air & Waste Management Association 107th Annual Conference & Exhibition. June 24-27, 2014, Long Beach, California, USA. Peer reviewed.
  5. Xinhua Shen, Samarita Sarker, Ziaul Huque, and Raghava R. Kommalapati, “Analysis of soil moisture in southeast Texas based on NLDAS data”, Proceedings of the Third In-situ and Remote Soil Moisture Sensing Technology Conference. March 12-14, 2014, Houston, Texas, USA. Peer reviewed.
  6. Samarita Sarker, Zhihua Liang, Ziaul Huque, and Raghava R. Kommalapati, 2013, “Impact of Point Sources Emissions on Ozone Formation for Houston Galveston Brazoria (HGB) Area”, International Journal of Biological, Ecological and Environmental Sciences (IJBEES) Vol. 2, No. 5, 2013 ISSN 2277 – 4394
  7. Shahzeb Sheikh, Zhihua Liang, Ziaul Huque, and Raghava R. Kommalapati, 2013, “Life Cycle Assessment of Bio-ethanol fuel Emissions for Passenger Cars in Houston Area of Texas”, International Journal of Biological, Ecological and Environmental Sciences (IJBEES) Vol. 2, No. 5, 2013 ISSN 2277 – 4394
  8. Raghava R. Kommalapati, Frederick Sunderman, Zhihua Liang, Ziaul Huque, 2013, “Impact of the Use of Ambient Catalysts in Stationary Air Conditioning Systems on Houston-Galveston-Area (HGA) Air Quality”, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT), ISSN: 2278-0181, Vol. 2 Issue 6, June – 2013
  9. F. Ehrenhauser, K. Khadapkar, Y. Wang, J. Hutchings, O. Delhomme, Raghava R. Kommalapati, P. Herckes, M..Wornat, K.T. Valsaraj, 2012, “Processing of Atmospheric Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Fog in an Urban Environment”, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, Vol 14: 2566-2579, DOI: 10.1039/C2EM30336A

Wind Energy

  1. Lee, Kyoung-Soo, Huque, Ziaul, Han, Sang-Eul, “A Study on the Evaluation of Structural Properties of Wind Turbine Blade-Part1”, Journal of the Korean Association of Spatial Structures (ISSN 1598-4095) (In Press).
  2. Lee, Kyoung-Soo, Huque, Ziaul, Han, Sang-Eul, “A Study on the Evaluation of Structural Properties of Wind Turbine Blade-Part2”, Journal of the Korean Association of Spatial Structures, (ISSN 1598-4095) (In Press).
  3. Lee, Kyoung-Soo, Huque, Ziaul, Han, Sang-Eul, “A Study on the y+ Effects on Turbulence Model of Unstructured Grid for CFD analysis of Wind Turbine”, Journal of the Korean Association of Spatial Structures, (ISSN 1598-4095) (In Press).
  4. Kyoungsoo Lee, Ziaul Huque, Raghava R. Kommalapati and Sang-Eul Han, “The evaluation of Aerodynamic Interaction of Wind Blade Using Fluid Structure Interaction Method”, Journal of Clean Energy Technologies, Volume 3, Number 4, pp. 270-275, July 2014
  5. Kyoungsoo Lee, Ziaul Huque, Raghava R. Kommalapati and Sang-Eul Han, “The Evaluation of Aerodynamic Interaction of Wind Blade Using Fluid Structure Interaction Method”, 2014 International Conference on Energy and Environment Research (ICEER2014), Madrid, Spain, July 18-19, 2014 (Accepted). Peer reviewed.
  6. Kyoungsoo Lee, Shrabanti Roy, Ziaul Huque, Xinhua Shen, Raghava R. Kommalapati, “Numerical Aerodynamic Noise Characteristics of NREL Phase VI wind blade using CFD”, Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) 107th Annual Conference & Exhibition, Long Beach, California, June 24-27, 2014. Peer reviewed
  7. Kyoungsoo Lee, Ziaul Huque, Xinhua Shen, Raghava R. Kommalapati, Sang-Eul Han, “Validation and Application of CFD for Urban City Microenvironment”, Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) 107th Annual Conference & Exhibition, Long Beach, California, June 24-27, 2014. Peer reviewed
  8. Mohammad A. Hossain, Shubarna Khan, Ziaul Huque and Raghava R. Kommalapati, “Isogeometric Analysis of Wind Turbine Blade Airfoil Using Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline (NURBS)”, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, Volume 3, Issue 05, May 2014.
  9. Kyoungsoo Lee, Ziaul Huque, Sang-Eul Han, “Analysis of stabilizing process for stress-erection of Strarch frame”, Engineering Structures,Vol.59, pp. 49–67, 01/2014.
  10. Kyoungsoo Lee, Sang-Eul Han, “Analysis of Stress-Erection Process of Strarch Frames Considering the Joint Connection properties”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 92, pp. 195-210, 2014.
  11. Kyoungsoo Lee, Sang-Eul Han, Jung-Wuk Hong, “Post-Buckling Analysis of Space Frames using concept of Hybrid Arc-Length Methods”, International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics,Vol. 58, pp. 76-88, 2014.
  12. Kyoungsoo Lee, Jae-Wook Jung, Jung-Wuk Hong, “Advanced aircraft analysis of an F-4 Phantom on reinforced concrete building”, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 273, pp. 505-528, 2014.
  13. Kyoungsoo Lee, Ziaul Huque, Sang-Eul Han, “A Study on the Missile-Target Interaction Analysis on the Concrete Dome Structure ”, Journal of Architectural Institute of Korea – Structure & Construction, Volume 30, No. 6, (Serial No. 308) pp. 11-18. (JAIK_SC.2014.30.6.11) (ISSN 1226-9107).
  14. Kyoungsoo Lee, Ziaul Huque, Kim, Hyo-Jin, Sang-Eul Han, “The Aerodynamic force evaluation of Wind turbine blade using CFD”, Journal of the Wind Engineering Institute of Korea 18 (2), pp. 55-63, 2014. (ISSN 1226-7872)
  15. Kyoungsoo Lee, Ziaul Huque, Sang-Eul Han, “Aerodynamic force evaluation of Pointed Tip Wind Turbine Blade Using CFD”, Journal of Architectural Institute of Korea – Structure & Construction, Volume 30, No. 7, (Serial No. 309) pp. 21-28. (JAIK_SC.2014.30.7.21). (ISSN 1226-9107)
  16. Kyoungsoo Lee, Ziaul Huque, Sang-Eul Han, “The Development of Impact Force Model of Large Commercial Aircraft Considering the Fuel Mass Effect”, Journal of Architectural Institute of Korea – Structure & Construction, Volume 30, No. 8, (Serial No. 310) pp. 19-28. (JAIK_SC.2014.30.8.19) (ISSN 1226-9107).
  17. Kyoungsoo Lee, Kim, Hyo-Jin, Sang-Eul Han,, “Aircraft Impact Theory and Mass Model for the Missile-Target Interaction Analysis of Large Aircraft”, Journal of AIK, Structure & Construction, Vol. 29, No. 10, pp.37-44, 2013.
  18. Kyoungsoo Lee, Kim, Hyo-Jin, Sang-Eul Han, “Development and Verification of Aircraft FE model for the Missile-Target Interaction Analysis of Large Aircraft”, Journal of AIK, Structure & Construction, Vol. 29, No. 11, pp.37-44, 2013.
  19. Mohammad A. Hossain, Kyoungsoo Lee, Ziaul Huque and Raghava R. Kommalapati,  “Numeric Investigation of Fluid Solid Interaction on Wind Turbine Blade”, Proceedings       of the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013-65647, November 15-21, 2013, San Diego, California. Peer reviewed
  20. Ziaul Huque, Isaac K. Ofuafor, Donald Harby and Raghava R. Kommalapati, “Performance Predictions of Wind Turbine Blades using Artificial Neural Network Method”, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, Vol. 2, Issue 6, June 2013.
  21. Mohammad A. Hossain, Ziaul Huque and Raghava R. Kommalapati, “Propagation of Shock on NREL Phase VI Wind Turbine Airfoil Under Compressible Flow”, Journal of  Renewable Energy, vol. 2013, Article ID 653103, 9 pages, 2013. DOI:10.1155/2013/653103.
  22. Mohammad A. Hossain, Ghizlane Zemmouri, Ziaul Huque and Raghava R. Kommalapati, “Discrete Optimization of Wind Turbine Blade Airfoil”, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, Vol. 2, Issue 2, February 2013.
  23. Mohammad A. Hossain, Ziaul Huque, Raghava R. Kommalapati and Shubarna Khan, “Numeric Investigation of Compressible Flow Over NREL Phase VI Airfoil”, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, Vol. 2, Issue 2, February 2013.
  24. Shubarna Khan,Ziaul Huque, Mohammad A. Hossain and Raghava R. Kommalapati, “Wind Turbine Blade Tip Comparison as a Function of Taper using Computational Fluid Dynamics”, Advances and Applications in Fluid Mechanics, Volume 14, Issue 6, Pages 67-283, ISSN: 0973-4686
  25. Ziaul Huque, Ghizlane Zemmouri, Donald Harby, and Raghava R. Kommalapati, “Optimization of Wind Turbine Airfoil Using Nondominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm and Pareto Optimal Front”, International Journal of Chemical Engineering, Volume 2012, Article ID 193021, 9 pages, DOI:10.1155/2012/193021.
  26. A.B. Mahmud Hasan, Ziaul Huque, Donald Harby, and Raghava R. Kommalapati, “Tapered and Angle of Attack Performance Comparison for Untwisted Blade Wind Turbine”, International Conference in Mechanical Engineering ICME-11, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 19-21, 2011. Peer reviewed
  27. Donald Harby, Isaac Ofuafor, Ziaul Huque, A.B. Mahmud Hasan and Raghava R. Kommalapati, “Surrogate Models for Stall Regulated Wind Turbine for Improved Performance Predictions”, International Conference in Mechanical Engineering ICME-11, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 19-21, 2011. Peer reviewed

Thesis

Biofuels

  1. Eudel Dilworth, 2014 “Production of biodiesel by alkali-catalyzed transesterification of non-edible weed seed oil”, MS Thesis, Prairie View A&M University
  2. Damion Grant, 2014 “Production of biodiesel by enzyme-catalyzed transesterification of a non-edible weed seed oil”, MS Thesis, Prairie View A&M University
  3. Brian Ezeh, 2012, Synthesis of ethyllevulinate from cellulose, MS Thesis, Prairie View A&M University (Advisor: Dr. Amarasekara)

Energy & Environment

  1. Samarita Sarker (2014). Impact of Point Source Emissions on The Air Quality of Southeast Texas. MS Thesis, Prairie View A&M University (Advisor: Dr. Kommalapati)
  2. FiifiAsah-Opoku (2014). Burnup Simulation of Different Fuel Grades Using MCNPX Monte Carlo Code. MS Thesis, Prairie View A&M University (Advisor: Dr. Kommalapati)
  3. Omo Sunny Anighoro, 2012, Ozone Simulations and Analysis of its Precursors in Houston Galveston Brazoria Area using CAMx, MS Thesis, Prairie View A&M University (Advisor: Dr. Kommalapati ).

Wind Energy

  1. Shubarna Khan, 2013, Effect of Angle of Attack and Taper on the Aerodynamic Behavior of a Pointed Tip Wind Turbine Blade, MS Thesis, Prairie View A&M University (Advisor: Dr. Huque)
  2. Jesus Manuel Williams Sequera, 2013, Design of Wind Turbine Tower Using Structural Optimization by Integrating CFD and FEA, MS Thesis, Prairie View A&M University (Advisor: Dr. Kommalapati)
  3. Monikabahen Patel, 2012, Structural Analysis of an NREL Phase VI Wind Turbine Blade With a Pointed Tip Ending at Pitch Axis, MS Thesis, Prairie View A&M University (Advisor: Dr. Huque)
  4. Ghizlane Zemmouri, 2011, Optimization of Wind Turbine Airfoil Using Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm (NASA II) and Pareto Optimal Front, MS Thesis, Prairie View A&M University (Advisor: Drs. Harby and Dr. Huque)
  5. Isaac Kojo Ofuafor, 2011, Surrogate Modeling of The Lift And Drag Coefficients of Wind Turbine Blades And Application To BEM Theory, MS Thesis, Prairie View A&M University (Advisor: Drs. Harby and Dr. Huque)

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