Dr. Hanifa AlBlooshi
Dr. Hanifa AlBlooshi Assistant Professor
Bio
Education
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Bio

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Hanifa AlBlooshi earned her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the UAE University in June 2014. Her Ph.D. and M.Sc. research work both focused on the enzymatic production of biodiesel from lipids extracted from different feed stock using supercritical carbon dioxide, and developing and integrated production process. During her M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies, Dr. AlBlooshi was appointed as a graduate teaching assistant and researcher, respectively, at UAE University. In addition, she was a visiting scholar at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA, during that time. In March 2014, Dr. AlBlooshi joined Masdar Institute (now Khalifa University) as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.

Dr. AlBlooshi has reviewed a number of research articles submitted for publication to international journals including Biomass and Bioenergy, Fuel, the Journal of Supercritical Fluids, and other waste management journals. In addition, she was a member in the organizing committees of several events organized by UAE University, including the Renewable Energy Conference in 2010 and 2012 and the Future UAE Energy and Environment Leaders’ Competitions in 2013 and 2014.

Education
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, UAE University (UAE), 2014
Teaching Areas
  • Principles of Chemical Engineering
  • Heat Transfer
Research Interests
  • Biofuel production
  • Processes intensification
  • Green technologies (supercritical fluids, ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents)
  • Algal biomass production
  • Oil spills clean-up