Nationality : Kuwait
Born : 1953
Position : Principle Research Scientist at the Petroleum Research Center (PRC), Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), Kuwait
Field of study : Petroleum refining/processes and catalysis, Clean fuel technologies, Heavy oil and upgrading, Catalyst deactivation, Regeneration, Rejuvenation and recycling, Crude oil assay, Petroleum characterization, Catalyst development
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Dr. Meena Abdul-Nabi Marafi has a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Aston University/England. She is currently working as a Principle Research Scientist at the Petroleum Research Center (PRC), Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) in Kuwait.
Dr. M. Marafi has 2 US patents and 87 publications, which include 3 books, 6 book chapters, 37 papers published in refereed and reputable journals, and 41 papers presented in international/regional/local conferences.
She represented the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research in Kuwait at the United Nations Women’s Forum. She was a Member of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation /Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) R&D committee for Clean Fuel Technologies from 2004 to 2012.
Dr. M. Marafi was selected as a Chairperson from Kuwait for the first time in the world’s renowned prestigious international conference “The 17th World Petroleum Congress” held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2017.
Dr. M. Marafi was a Member of the Advisory Board Committee of the 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Laboratory Technology (LabTech 2017) in collaboration with ARAMCO, SABIC, and the American Chemical Society. She received the Leadership Excellence for Women Award at the Leadership Excellence for Women Award & Symposium (LEWAS) held in Bahrain from 9-11 October 2017.
Dr. M. Marafi was awarded the ‘Women in Oil Industry Excellence Award’ during the “15th Global Women Leaders Conference” in Dubai from 7-8 March 2012.