Dr. Shadi W. Hasan is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and a Theme Lead of Nanomaterials and Membranes at the Center for Membranes and Advanced Water Technology (CMAT) at Khalifa University. Dr. Hasan holds B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Chemical, Mechanical and Civil & Environmental Engineering, respectively. Dr. Hasan’s field of expertise includes desalination, wastewater treatment and reuse, nanomaterials and membranes, and energy efficiency and sustainability of water processes. Dr. Hasan worked on several projects in water desalination using forward osmosis, reverse osmosis, and membrane distillation technologies in Abu Dhabi; particularly on process design and scale up, and modeling and simulation. He was also the principal investigator, in collaboration with MIT, on the design of hybrid wastewater treatment system. Dr. Hasan has also established research collaboration with well-known international universities and institutes such as MIT, Harvard, and Yale (USA); Manchester, Oxford, Brunel London, and Bradford (UK); Concordia (Canada); UTS (Australia); Korea (Korea); and Salerno (Italy), among others.
Throughout his academic career, Dr. Hasan has been recognized as an excellent designer (first to design the novel submerged membrane electro-bioreactor for municipal wastewater treatment at a pilot scale, Montreal, Canada) and has obtained a number of prestigious awards including the FQRNT.
Dr. Hasan has authored and co-authored over 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings; and generated significant research interest abroad in the USA and overseas. Dr. Hasan’s research has significant impacts and led to several funding opportunities both internally and externally. He is an active reviewer for more than 40 scientific journals, and has supervised more than 40 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, and research fellows.