Dr. Shadi Hasan
Dr. shadi w. hasan Associate Professor Director, Center for Membranes and Advanced Water Technology Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Contact Information
shadi.hasan@ku.ac.ae +97123124283

Biography

Professor Shadi W. Hasan holds the position of Director at the Center for Membranes and Advanced Water Technology (CMAT) and serves as an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Khalifa University. His extensive research portfolio encompasses both fundamental and applied research with a primary focus on disseminating knowledge and advancing innovative, sustainable, and advanced technologies in water purification, particularly in desalination and wastewater treatment. These efforts involve forming proficient research teams, conceptualizing novel research ideas, crafting diverse research proposals, fostering national and international research collaborations, and publishing and disseminating research findings. Dr. Hasan boasts an impressive academic record, with over 200 journal publications, conference proceedings, 7 filed patents, 1 edited book, and 17 book chapters. His research endeavors have had a significant impact and have garnered substantial internal and external funding, amounting to USD 13.5 million. Furthermore, he holds editorial roles in various esteemed scientific journals and associations, emphasizing his commitment to the advancement of water quality and treatment. Dr. Hasan's role as an educator extends to supervising over 60 MSc and PhD students and research fellows. He has also earned recognition as one of the Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University since 2020.


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 Interests
  • Seawater Desalination
  • Membranes and Nanomaterials
  • Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
  • Sustainable and Advanced Water Technologies

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. Mahendra Kumar Senior Research Scientist
Dr. Hanaa Hegab Research Scientist
Dr. Vijay Wadi Research Scientist
Dr. Ravi Pandey Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Thanigaivelan Arumugham Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Lina Tizani Postdoctoral Fellow
Ms. Farah Abuhatab Research Associate
Ms. Dana Kadadou Research Associate
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. Aya Abukhater PhD Student
Ms. Sana Minhas PhD Student
Ms. Yasmina Alseksek MSc Student
Ms. Shaimaa Barasheed MSc Student
Additional Info

A seasoned scientist, dynamic center director, and accomplished researcher with a wealth of experience in the realms of innovation, sustainability, and technology transfer, including a deep specialization in advanced water technologies, particularly membranes. As a scientist, I boast a remarkable track record of spearheading pioneering research endeavors, skillfully translating intricate scientific concepts into pragmatic solutions to tackle global challenges. In my capacity as a center director, I have showcased adept leadership in steering research initiatives that bridge the gap between academia and industry, underpinned by a staunch commitment to advancing sustainable solutions and fostering interdisciplinary cooperation within research hubs. Furthermore, as a researcher, I bring a robust background in transforming cutting-edge innovations into commercially viable assets, nurturing collaborative ventures between academic institutions and industry players, and propelling technology transfer endeavors. My unwavering dedication centers on propelling sustainability through inventive research and technology development, harmonizing seamlessly with the UAE's visionary pursuit of pioneering initiatives and ground-breaking technologies.