Dr. Hanifa AlBlooshi
Dr. hanifa taher alblooshi Assistant Professor Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Contact Information
hanifa.alblooshi@ku.ac.ae 02-312-3524


Dr. Hanifa AlBlooshi is an Assistant Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at Khalifa University. She earned her PhD degree from the UAE University in June 2014. Her PhD and MSc research work both focused on the enzymatic production of biodiesel from lipids extracted from different feed stock using supercritical carbon dioxide, and developing and integrated production process. During her MSc and PhD studies, Dr. AlBlooshi was appointed as a graduate teaching assistant and researcher, respectively, at UAE University. In addition, she was a visiting scholar at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA, during that time. In March 2015, Dr. AlBlooshi joined Masdar Institute (now Khalifa University)

Dr. AlBlooshi research interested are mainly in biochemical engineering fields, where her research works resulted in the publication over 45 papers in  in reputed journals, and his current Scopus h-index is 18. She also has one patent under her name and published two book and four book chapters. She is the recipient of International Raising Talents for Women in Science award and LOREAL-UNISCO fellowship and both Young Emirati Researcher Prize and Innovation Award from MOE. Majority of Dr. Hanifa research has been on using enzymes, green solvents and microalgae from biodiesel production, oil spills remediation and wastes valorization and circular bioeconomy. 

Dr. AlBlooshi has reviewed a number of research articles submitted for publication to international journals including Biomass and Bioenergy, Fuel, the Journal of Supercritical Fluids, and other waste management journals. In addition, she was a member in the organizing committees of several events.

  • 2010-2014 PhD Chemical Engineering, UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE

  • Experimental Design (CHEG213)
  • Introduction to Biochemical Engineering (PHYS203)
  • Principles of Chemical Engineering (ECCE672)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Research and Innovation Center on CO2 and Hydrogen
  • Masdar Institute
  • Petroleum Institute

Research Interests
  • Enzymes Technology
  • Oil Spills Remediations
  • Food Production
  • Biofuels Production
  • Supercritical CO2 and green solvents

Research Projects

Integrated Management of Organic Waste in UAE – IMOWU

Growth of Microalgae for Simultaneous Biodiesel Production and Treatment of Industrial Wastewater 

Using Green Designer Solvents as Dispersants in Oil Spills Clean-up

Optimization of Furan Rich Stream from wet Fractionated Pretreated Halophyte Biomass for Use as Feedstock in the Production of Jet Fue

Development of a Process for Production of Biodiesel using novel system

Green Technologies for Biofuel Production

Valorization of food waste and desalination brine for carotenoid production

Production of highly nutritional and soluble date sugar powder

Photothermal Heavy Metals Removal from Water