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Ala’a Hamed Al-Muhtaseb

Ala’a Hamed Al-Muhtaseb

Nationality : Jordan
Born : 1975
Position : Professor of Department of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Field of study : Chemical engineering; Biofuels; Conversion of waste biomass into an energy source; Innovative and green catalysis for energy-related applications and environment; Wastewater treatment
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Biography:

Prof. Ala’a H. Al-Muhtaseb is a Professor in the Department of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University. He obtained his BSc in Chemical Engineering from Jordan University in 1999 and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast (UK) in 2004. Currently, the overarching aim of his research is catalysis and its applications in bioenergy, biofuels, and wastewater treatment. He has over 140 publications in several peer-reviewed journals, 15 international conferences, and 4 book chapters. Prof. Ala’a has had many research projects and consultancy services during the last 10 years with a total value of around 2 million USD in different energy and water treatment areas. He is an external examiner for several MSc and Ph.D. students in the UK. He is/was actively involved in supervising multiple postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. students, and graduate/undergraduate students (building national capacity for Oman).

Experiences:
  • Professor (June 2022 – present), Department of Petroleum & Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

  • Deputy Director (March 2022 – present), Sustainable Energy Research Centre, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

  • Associate Professor (Sep. 2011 – May 2022), Department of Petroleum & Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

  • Associate Professor (Aug. 2010 – Aug. 2011), Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Ma'an, Jordan

  • Vice Dean (Sep. 2007 – Sep. 2008), Faculty of Engineering, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Ma'an, Jordan

  • Head of the Chemical Engineering Department (Sept. 2005 – Sept. 2007), Faculty of Engineering, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Ma'an, Jordan

  • Assistant Professor (Sep. 2004 – July 2010), Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Ma'an, Jordan

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