Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua

Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua

Place of Birth : Tunisia
Position : Associate Dean (Research and Postgraduate Studies), Head of Center for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilization (CCDCU) Leader, Sunway University
Field of study : CO2 absorption, membrane separation, biodiesel production, adsorption electro reduction and oxidation



Prof. Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua completed his PhD in 1992 at the University of Nancy 1, France. He worked at University of Malaya for 23 years before joining Sunway University in 2017. His research addresses the fundamental and technical issues related to water, energy, and environment. He is interested in developing green solvents, sorbents, and processes for CO2 capture and utilization; treatment of water and wastewater using novel adsorbents and advanced electrochemical processes; production of biodiesel and transformation of its by-products to value-added chemicals; and providing safe water to communities in remote areas through the application of membrane technology. He has supervised to completion of 35 PhD and 25 Master’s students. His research has generated more than 250 articles in ISI-ranked journals and over 20,000 citations, and his h-index is 69 according to Google Scholar database. He was listed by Clarivate Analytics as top 1% highly cited researcher in 2018 and 2019. Recently, he was recognized in Stanford University's list as a top 2% world scientist for career-long as well as single-year impacts in 2019,2020, and 2021. In 2018, he was the recipient of the IChemE Global Award in Water Category. Recently, his water project won 1st place in the Innovative R&D Award (International Institutions award) in the 3rd Cycle of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award.


  1. Associate Dean (Research and Postgraduate Studies), SET, Sunway University, Since 2019
  2. Leader, Sunway Materials Smart Science and Engineering (SMS2E) Research Cluster, Sunway University, since 2021
  3. Head, Centre for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilization, Sunway University, Since January 2018
  4. Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Malaya: Aug. 2016- June 2017
  5. Head, Center for Separation Science and Technology (CSST), University of Malaya: 2012-2017
  6. Deputy Dean, Institute of Graduate Studies, University of Malaya 2009-2016
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