Dr. Shadi Hasan
Prof. Shadi W. Hasan Associate Professor Director, Center for Membranes and Advanced Water Technology Chemical Engineering

Contact Information
shadi.hasan@ku.ac.ae

Biography

Prof. Shadi W. Hasan is the Director of the Center for Membranes and Advanced Water Technology (CMAT), and Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Khalifa University. Dr. Hasan’s  research endeavors involve fundamental and applied research to create and spread knowledge, but most importantly to contribute to developing innovative, sustainable and advanced technologies in the field of water purification, including desalination and wastewater treatment. The related activities are achieved through building research teams, defining novel research ideas, preparing diverse research proposals, establishing research collaborations at both national and international levels, and the publishing and disseminating of the research results. . Dr. Hasan  has more than 200 journal publications and conference proceedings, 3 filed patents, 1 book, and 17 book chapters. Dr. Hasan’s research has significant impacts and led to several funding opportunities both internally and externally totalling up to USD 10.5 m. He is also serving as an editorial board member for Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ), International Water Association (IWA), International Desalination Association (IDA), Global Clean Water Desalination Alliance (GCWDA) - “H2O minus CO2”, Water Process Engineering, Water and Desalination Research, among others. Dr. Hasan has supervised more than 60 MSc and PhD students, and research fellows. He has been recognized among the Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University in 2020 and 2021. 


Education
  • Ph.D. – Civil & Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • M.A.Sc. – Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • B.Sc. – Chemical Engineering, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE

Teaching
  • Chemical Engineering Design Project I (CHEG397)
  • Desalination (WENV604)
  • Principles of Chemical Engineering (ECCE672)
  • Senior Design Project II (CHEG498)
  • Water Treatment and Membrane Processes (CIVE463)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Center for Membranes and Advanced Water Technology
  • Masdar Institute

Research
Research Projects

Principal Investigator. Project Title: Solar-Powered Seawater Desalination as part of the VRI for Sustainable Energy Production, Storage and Utilization Project received USD 17,938,584 in total funding. Funded by ASPIRE (Abu Dhabi, UAE). Funding: USD 1,294,479. Project period: 2022-2027. Co-PI: Prof. Fawzi Banat (Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE) 

 

 

Principal Investigator. Project Title: Novel advanced 3-stage integrated membrane filtration column for wastewater treatment and water reuse. Requested Funds from Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) (Abu Dhabi, UAE): USD 751,446. Project period: 2020-2023. Co-PI: Prof. Fawzi Banat and Prof. Ahmed Yousef (KU, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Principal Investigator. Project Title: NavaMask – Design and development of novel anti-viral adhesive face mask for efficient contamination protection: From laboratory scale to industrial implementation. Requested Funds from Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) (Abu Dhabi, UAE): USD 216,436. Project period: 2020-2021. Co-PI: Prof. Fawzi Banat and Prof. Faisal Al Marzooqi (KU, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Principal Investigator. Project Title: Novel polyethersulfone (PES)-silica (SiO2)-maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) mixed matrix membranes for efficient oil-water separation. Requested Funds from KFUPM-KU: USD 408,300. Project period: 2021-2024. Co-PI: Prof. Essam Aljundi (KFUPM, KSA) and Prof. Faisal Al Marzooqi (KU, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Co-Principal Investigator. Project Title: Surveillance of SARS-COV-2 viral load in municipal wastewater as a method for early detection and tracking the spread of COVID-19 in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Requested Funds from Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) (Abu Dhabi, UAE): USD 272,246. Project period: 2020-2021. PI: Prof. Ahmed Yousef and Co-PI: Prof. Habiba AlSafar (KU, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Co-Principal Investigator. Project Title: Surveillance of SARS-COV-2 viral load in municipal wastewater as a method for early detection and tracking the spread of COVID-19 in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Requested Funds from Department of Energy (DoE) (Abu Dhabi, UAE): USD 1,361,000. Project period: 2022. PI: Prof. Ahmed Yousef and Co-PI: Prof. Habiba AlSafar (KU, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Co-Principal Investigator. Project Title: Surveillance of SARS-COV-2 viral load in municipal wastewater as a method for early detection and tracking the spread of COVID-19 in Northen Emirates. Requested Funds from Ministry of Interior (MOI) (Abu Dhabi, UAE): USD 816,600. Project period: 2020-2022. PI: Prof. Ahmed Yousef and Co-PI: Prof. Habiba AlSafar (KU, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Co-Principal Investigator. Project Title: Surveillance of SARS-COV-2 viral load in municipal wastewater as a method for early detection and tracking the spread of COVID-19 in UAE – Establishment of Water Intelligence Testing Center (WITC). Requested Funds from Department of Energy (DoE) and Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) (Abu Dhabi, UAE): USD 2,667,560. Project period: 2020-2021. PI: Prof. Habiba AlSafar and Co-PI: Prof. Ahmed Yousef (KU, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Co-Principal Investigator. Project Title: Production of highly nutritional and soluble date sugar powder. Requested Funds from Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) (Abu Dhabi, UAE): USD 748,677. Project period: 2019-2022. PI: Prof. Fawzi Banat (KU, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Co-Principal Investigator. Project Title: Water treatment using novel green solvents. Requested Funds from Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) (Abu Dhabi, UAE): USD 748,677. Project period: 2018-2021. PI: Prof. Enas Nashef (KU, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Principal Investigator. Project Title: Potential use of novel submerged membrane electro-bioreactor (SMEBR) for wastewater treatment in arid and hyper arid regions. Funded by Masdar Institute (Abu Dhabi, UAE). Funding: USD 279,954. Project period: 2013-2015

Principal Investigator. Project Title: Wastewater treatment using novel integrated technology based on bio-electrochemical and nanowire filtration. Funded by Masdar Institute (Abu Dhabi, UAE): USD 100,000. Project period: 2014-2016. Co-PI: Prof. Jing Kong (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA)

Principal Investigator. Project Title: A study of energy reduction potential in Abu Dhabi. Funded by Xylem: USD 65,692. Project period: 2016-2017. Co-PI: Prof. Taha Ouarda (Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE)


Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Staff
Dr. Samar Al Jitan Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Thanigaivelan Arumugham Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Hanaa Hegab Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Ravi Pandey Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Parashuram Kallem Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Vijay Wadi Research Scientist
Dr. Lina Tizani Postdoctoral Fellow
Ms. Dana Kadadou Research Engineer
Students
Ms. Farah Abuhantash PhD Student
Ms. Najah Abumounshar PhD Student
Ms. Mariam Ouda PhD Student
Ms. Fatema Khamis PhD Student
Mr. Ahmad Jawed PhD Student
Ms. Lobna Nassar PhD Student
Ms. Shaimaa Barasheed MSc Student
Additional Info

I have been recently appointed as the Director of the Center for Membranes and Advanced Water Technology (CMAT), and the Thrust Lead "Water Technology" in the Research and Innovation Center for Graphene and 2D Materials (RIC-2D) at Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU). Prior to that, I served as Deputy Director and Theme Lead at CMAT. I am also a Co-Founder of the Water Intelligence Testing Center (WITC) at KU. Research within these centers show great promise for wide-reaching impact in academic and industrial circles, and are ideally positioned to receive funding by public and private industrial partners, seeking new and sustainable solutions in the fields of nanomaterials, membranes and water purification.

During my academic career at KU, I have established research collaboration with international universities and institutes such as MIT, Harvard and Yale (USA), Manchester, Oxford, Brunel London, and Bradford (UK), Concordia and McGill (Canada), UTS (Australia), Korea (Korea) and Salerno (Italy), among others. Throughout my academic career, I have been recognized as an excellent researcher and designer (first to design the novel submerged membrane electro-bioreactor for municipal wastewater treatment at a pilot scale - Montreal, Canada), and have obtained a number of prestigious awards including the FQRNT.