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Mohammad Abu Haija

Mohammad Abu Haija

Mohammad Abu Haija

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

PO Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

+971 (0)2 607 5229

mohammad.abuhaija@ku.ac.ae

 

Mohammad completed his PhD in 2006 at the Technical University of Berlin in cooperation with Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, USA. Following that role, he worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia.

In 2012 Mohammad joined The Petroleum Institute, which became part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology in 2017. In this role, he has supervised six MSc students. His research interests include catalysis, oxides and carbon-based materials, wastewater treatment, gas sensors, synthesis and characterization of nano-materials. He currently oversees the MSc in Applied Chemistry program.

  • 2006 PhD in Chemistry  Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • 1997 MSc in Chemistry  Yarmouk University, Jordan
  • 1995 BSc in Chemistry  Yarmouk University, Jordan
  • CHEM101 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM102 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM301 Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM568 Corrosion Science & Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM530 Advanced Industrial Catalysis

Research interests include catalysis, oxides and carbon-based materials, wastewater treatment, gas sensors, synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials.

  • Optimization of Hybrid Oil Refinery Wastewater Treatment Processes Including Advanced Oxidation Processes, Adsorption and Nanofiltration.
  • Preparation and characterization of oxide nanoparticles for gas sensing applications.
  • Development of ferrite catalysts for the removal of organic pollutants from wastewater
  • Materials and Surface Science.

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