Dr. Ghaleb A. Husseini graduated with a PhD in Chemical Engineering (Biomedical Engineering emphasis) from Brigham Young University in 2001. He joined American University of Sharjah as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering in January 2004, and was promoted to associate professor and professor in 2008 and 2013, respectively. Dr. Husseini spent a sabbatical at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) working in Dr. Jeffrey Hubbell's laboratory.
Dr. Husseini works in the area of ultrasound-activated drug delivery. His research involves sequestering chemotherapeutic agents in liposomes, micelles and other nanoparticles. The contents of this drug delivery system can then be released using ultrasound (US). This way the drug has minimal interactions with the healthy cells in the host body, and it can carry out its therapeutic effect at the sonicated cancerous region only and reduce the undesirable side effects associated with chemotherapy. He established the Drug Delivery Laboratory at AUS using an internal grant.
He has 150 academic publications, one patent (three more filed) and three book chapters, and is cited over 3,600 times. According to Google Scholar, he holds an h-index and i10-index of 31 and 50, respectively. He held the distinguished lecturer position at IEEE-EMBS (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society) January 2014-December 2015. His project entitled "Nanocarriers and Ultrasound in Cancer Treatment" was highly commended as the Institute of Chemical Engineers (ICHEME) Research Project of the Year - ICHEME Global Awards 2016, and was shortlisted again in the Pharma Category in the ICHEME Global Awards 2018. In May 2018, he won the TIP (Technology Innovation Pioneer) Health Care Award. He is currently serving on the editorial board of the International Review of Applied Sciences and Engineering (IRASE) and served on the editorial board of the European Journal of Nanomedicine 2016-2018. Ghaleb was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award for the AUS College of Engineering in 2014 and the Excellence in Research Award for the same college in 2016, and is currently serving as the Dana Gas Endowed Chair for Chemical Engineering. He was featured in Nissan's Drive Safe campaign in January 2020.