Department of Chemical Engineering | American University of Sharjah

Department head's message

Many of our most dedicated alumni made their way into outstanding leadership roles and many continue to support and serve the department in a variety of ways. We are stronger by their involvement.
Nabil M.J. Abdel Jabbar, PhD

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Department of Chemical Engineering (CHE) at American University of Sharjah (AUS). Since its establishment at AUS in 1998, the department has grown in terms of faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, teaching and research labs. Over the years, the department has produced many outstanding graduates who have built successful and distinguished careers in industry and academia. Chemical engineering graduates have many opportunities available in sectors as diverse as science, engineering, technology, medicine, business and government.

Our department has developed a unique teaching environment, blending theory with practice and project-based learning. Our highly qualified faculty members engage our undergraduate and graduate students in their diverse research activities through many internally and externally funded projects. In addition to offering our highly regarded bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in chemical engineering, our department collaborates on innovative multidisciplinary programs such as the recently launched PhD in Materials Science and Engineering.

Through our commitment to excellence in teaching and research, the Department of Chemical Engineering provides students with the education and skills to become leaders in their fields and to contribute to the advancement of novel technologies that improve our standard of living, the environment, the economy and our health. Our departmental student organizations are also dedicated to the success of our students through organizing seminars, exhibitions and workshops. 

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Chemical Engineering at AUS. We welcome you to tour our website to learn more about our curriculum, faculty and staff, and lab facilities. For any enquiry or questions that you may not find an answer for in our website, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Nabil M.J. Abdel Jabbar, PhD

Acting Head and Professor


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Nour Khawatmi

My journey at AUS lasted for four years and a half and was full of knowledge and experience. The quality of teaching at AUS is of a high standard; in addition, the curriculum of the courses provided is very wide. Even though sometimes it’s difficult to comprehend this large amount of knowledge in just four or five months, it is a great benefit to learn about different topics and perspectives. Furthermore, AUS laboratories are equipped with excellent and high-quality devices and the students acquire excellent lab skills. The university also allows multiple research projects, something that I had the chance to do and found very useful. AUS allows the students to grow while they are at the university. By the time they graduate, they have had different experiences that allow them to present outstanding work in the work field. I will always be proud to have chosen to go to AUS and study my bachelor's degree at this university. 

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Raya Khateeb

My time at AUS was filled with new experiences, some of which were great and some of which helped me become a stronger person. I learned how to work in a team with various types of personalities and it helped me communicate my thoughts better. AUS is also known to expect a lot of its students, which I feel is necessary because it simulates real-life experiences that we will be facing in the workplace. AUS also made it easier for me to become more outgoing and meet new people. I will always find it my second home.

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Tahir Ashraf

The MSChE program at AUS provided a strong academic basis and research aptitude to start my career in research and PhD.

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Pierre Kawak

My experience at American University of Sharjah has been delightful and changing. A diverse student body, inspiring faculty and an accepting environment were essential to my experience. I joined the university seven years ago as a child and left as a driven professional with goals and aspirations. With well-suited laboratories, knowledgeable faculty and diverse research experience, American University of Sharjah’s engineering college is exclusively able to deal with today’s challenges.

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Abdulrahman Sabbagh

AUS put me through blood, sweat and tears. It's worth it when I tell you that I'm now not only respected in society for my education, but I'm also a better man.