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Keynote Speakers

 

Keynote Speaker I

Fawzi Banat

The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE--Department Chair

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Fawzi Banat is currently the Chair of Chemical Engineering Department and Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Petroleum Institute (PI) in Abu Dhabi. During his profession, Dr. Banat served as a Department Chair and Dean of Research at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Dean of Graduate Studies and Acting Dean of Natural Resources Engineering & Management at the German-Jordanian University.

His main research interest is in the area of Membrane Desalination, Water Treatment, Gas Treatment and Foaming. Much of his research in membrane distillation emphasized the development and evolution of the process. He also conducts general research in the area of thermodynamics, multicomponent mass transfer, and renewable energy.

Dr. Banat reported his research in numerous publications and received support for research projects from different sources. In recognition of his research, he received several awards. Lately, he was awarded Khalifa Award for Education, Higher Education within the UAE and the Arab world, Distinguished University Professor in the Field of Scientific Research 2013/2014 edition.

Dr. Banat taught a wide variety of courses, which include mass transfer, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, transport phenomena, thermodynamics, water and wastewater treatment, air pollution, reaction engineering, and process dynamics and control.

Dr. Banat is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE). He has been active on many university committees and external boards. Furthermore, he was involved in scientific committees of many international conferences.

His main research interest is in the area of Membrane Desalination, Water Treatment, Gas Treatment and Foaming. Much of his research in membrane distillation emphasized the development and evolution of the process. He also conducts general research in the area of thermodynamics, multicomponent mass transfer, and renewable energy.

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Abdulrazag Y. Zekri

United Arab Emirates University, UAE/ Emirates Center for Energy and Environment Research

BIOGRAPHY: Professor A.Y. Zekri received his B.Sc., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California. He has spent more than two decades in the petroleum industry. Professor Zekri worked as a consultant to the management committees of Waha Oil Co., and Agip Oil Company. He has authored and/or co-authored more than 90 papers on new developments and technical issues in the areas of improved oil recovery, flow through porous media, and environmental aspects of petroleum production, petroleum contracts, and Enhanced Oil Recovery. He has edited and refereed technical papers in widely respected journals. Prof. Zekri has completed a number of research projects in the area of IOR/EOR to UAE and International Petroleum Industries. Professor Zekri is currently working as Coordinator of Oil and Gas Technologies, Emirates Center for Energy and Environment Research and Professor of petroleum engineering at the United Arab Emirates University.

RESEARCH INTEREST: Oil & Gas recovery Environmental aspects of petroleum production Petroleum contracts Enhanced Oil Recovery

Plenary Speaker I

Hamid A. Al-Megren

Institute at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia

BIOGRAPHY: Prof. Hamid A. Al-Megren obtained his BSc in Chemistry in 1987 and an MSc in Physical Chemistry in 1992 from the King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and his D.Phil. in Inorganic Chemistry in 2002 from the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford, UK. Since 2008 he has been Director of the Petrochemical Research Institute at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has more than 25 years of research experience in the petrochemical and catalysis reaction. Prof. Al-Megren started his career as a Scientific Researcher at KACST in 1987, then a researcher at the Saudi Arabian Basic Industry Company (SABIC, R&D), moving his way up to become the Manager of Refining and Petrochemicals Division at KACST, then Director of Petrochemical Research Institute, then Coordinator of the Materials and Nanotechnology Sector, ultimately attaining his current role of Assistant Director for Scientific Affairs in Material Research Institute (Sector). His research interests have included hydrotreatment reactions, isomerisation reactions, new mesoporous materials preparation, carbide, nitride, and sulfide catalysts. Prof. Al-Megren has authored and co-authored more than 52 publications in his research field. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Petrochemical Research and Editor of the book Advances in Natural Gas Technology.
 



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