Dr. Ali Al Hammadi
Dr. ali alhammadi Assistant Professor Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Contact Information
ali.aalhammadi@ku.ac.ae 971 (2) 312 3695


Dr. Ali AlHammadi received his BSc in Chemical Engineering (CE) from the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi (honors with distinction, 2011) and received his PhD from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CHBE) at Rice University, Houston, TX, USA (2016). He is alumni of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Impactful Leadership Program and received numerous awards including Innovators Under 35 and Best Teacher Award.

His research areas encompass thermophysical properties of complex fluids, materials discovery through molecular dynamics and machine learning, environmental adsorbents, wastewater treatment, and nanotubes.

  • PhD, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University (USA), 2011-2016
  • BSc, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Institute (UAE), 2007–2011

  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (ESMA711)
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II (CHEG230)
  • Experimental Design (CHEG213)
  • Heat Transfer (CHEG335)
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AERO215)
  • Separation Processes (CHEG485)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Center for Catalysis and Separation

Research Interests
  • Thermophysical Properties of Complex Fluids
  • Materials Discovery through Molecular Dynamics and Machine Learning
  • Environmental Adsorbents
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Nanotubes Synthesis
  • Asphaltene Flow Assurance
  • Crude Oil Characterization

Research Projects

Development and Optimization of Novel Battery System: Na Ion

Discovery of Novel Catalysts Using Machine Learning for Electrochemical Reduction of CO2

Novel catalysts for Electrocatalytic Nitrogen Reduction at low temperatures

Petroleums Beyond 50 Years

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Dr. Ganesh Kumar Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Hassan Almheiri MSc Student
Waad Alshehhi MSc Student
Muhammed Thameem MSc Student
Ali Almaazmi MSc Student
Ayesha Alhammadi MSc Student