Dr. Emad Al Shalabi is an Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He holds BSc and MSc degrees from The Petroleum Institute (A part of Khalifa University now) in UAE and a PhD degree from The University of Texas at Austin in USA, all in petroleum engineering. His research interests are focused on enhanced/improved-oil recovery techniques (EOR/IOR), and reservoir simulation and modeling.
Dr. Al Shalabi has authored and co-authored more than 60 scientific journal papers and conference proceedings. He also delivered several presentations in international conferences. Dr. Al Shalabi is an associate editor for Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering and SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Journal. Moreover, he serves as a reviewer for reputable international journals including SPE Journal, SPE Reservoir Engineering and Evaluation Journal, and Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. In addition, he has served the SPE society through organizing different events and participating in different roles including steering committee member, technical committee member, moderator, session chair/co-chair, and judge.
He achieved a number of educational and research awards including 2020 SPE Regional Public Service Award, 2020 SPE Regional Service Award, 2020 SPE Regional Young Member Outstanding Service Award, and 2021 SPE Regional Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region. Dr. Al Shalabi is a registered professional engineer in Texas, USA. He is an SPE Certified Petroleum Engineer (SPEC) and a professional SPE member since 2006.