Dr. Ali AlHammadi

Dr. Ali AlHammadi

BuHasa Building, Room 2-216
Office: +971 2 607 5119
Fax: +971 2 607 5200
Email: ali.aalhammadi@ku.ac.ae

Dr. Ali AlHammadi received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (CE) from the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi (Honors with Distinction, 2011) and received his PhD from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CHBE) at Rice University, Houston, TX, U.S.A. (2016). His research is focused mainly on the challenges facing the oil industry as more heavy crude oils are produced; in particular, the clogging of wellbores, chocks, pumps and reservoirs caused by the presence of asphaltene. The effect of asphaltene is an example of how both the thermodynamics and kinetics can contribute to a problem. On the thermodynamic part, it mainly concerns with how asphaltene presence in a mixture or crude oil can affect the phase behavior and PVT properties. On the kinetics part, it mainly emphasizes the precipitation, aggregation and deposition interactions and the prediction of the extent of such deposit.

Another main research is nanotubes and fiber-reinforced composites. Experiments are being established to purify nanotubes by removing byproducts which hinder the full capabilities of nanotubes and study their scalability. Such nanotubes composites can be used for better electrical efficiency, lower densities and extreme temperature applications.

  • Ph.D. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX, U.S.A. (2011-2016)
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E (2007–2011)
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Asphaltene flow assurance
  • Crude oil characterization
  • Carbon Nano-Tubes (CNTs) and Boron Nitride Nano-Tubes (BNNTs)
  • Fiber-Reinforced Composites using 3D manufacturing
  • AlHammadi, A. A., Vargas, F. M., & Chapman, W. G. (2015). Comparison of cubic-plus-association and perturbed-chain statistical associating fluid theory methods for modeling asphaltene phase behavior and pressure–volume–temperature properties. Energy & fuels29(5), 2864-2875.
  • Fouad, W. A., Haghmoradi, A., Wang, L., Bansal, A., Al Hammadi, A., Asthagiri, D., … & Chapman, W. G. (2016). Extensions of the SAFT model for complex association in the bulk and interface. Fluid Phase Equilibria416, 62-71.
  • AlHammadi, A. A., Chen, Y., Yen, A., Wang, J., Creek, J. L., Vargas, F. M., & Chapman, W. G. (2017). Effect of the Gas Composition and Gas/Oil Ratio on Asphaltene Deposition. Energy & Fuels31(4), 3610-3619.
  • AlHammadi, A. A., & Chapman, W. G. (2017). Modeling the Polystyrene–Asphaltenes–Toluene Mixture Using the Perturbed-Chain Form of Statistical Associating Fluid Theory Equation of State. Energy & Fuels31(6), 6019-6024.

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