Ali Almansoori is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Provost for Education at Khalifa University - Abu Dhabi. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology, PhD in Chemical Engineering in the area of Process Systems Engineering from Imperial College London, and Executive MBA from London Business School.
His specific research interests are in computer-aided modelling, optimization and simulation with applications to energy system design, sustainable operations and supply chain management. He has published over 80 journal articles (of which one appeared in the Science magazine), co-authored 7 book chapters, presented more than 50 conference papers in local and international conferences or workshops, and supervised over 20 graduate students. He was the principal investigators of more than 10 projects, which were sponsored by industry and academia.
He is currently a theme lead at KU Research Innovation Center on CO2 and H2 (RICH) on the area of H2 Energy Systems. He has received 10 awards as a result of his research contributions and impact on the scientific community, including the Mohammed Bin Rashid Medal for Scientific Excellence in 2019 and the 2021 Khalifa Award for Education in the field of Higher Education.
Along with his academic experience, Prof. Almansoori has 7 years of administrative experience in higher education. He was the Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering, the Dean of College of Engineering, and the Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. He also managed the portfolio of policy and performance in higher education at the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi during his secondment in 2013 and did 8-week intership at OPEC, Vienna.