Dr. Fawzi Banat is a Professor and the Department Chair of Chemical Engineering at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from McGill University (Canada) in 1995. His research focuses on separation processes including membrane separations, desalination and wastewater treatment. Dr. Banat is the author of more than 200 academic papers, five patents, and six book chapters. He has delivered over 100 oral presentations at national and international conferences. He has participated (PI/co-PI) in various national and international projects funded by different institutions (European Union, Gas Research Center/ADNOC, Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), The Petroleum Institute, Khalifa University).
Dr. Banat has received numerous honors and awards for research including Khalifa Award for Education/Distinguished University Professor in the Field of Scientific Research (2014) and Shoman Award for Young Arab Researchers (2000). He was listed among the Leading Scientists and Engineers of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States (CMOSTECH 2008). He has held several administrative positions at different universities including Department Chair, Dean of Research, Dean of Graduate Studies and Acting Dean of Natural Resources Engineering.