College / Department

Teaching areas

Several areas including transport phenomena, fluid mechanics, natural gas processing and chemical reaction engineering

Research areas

Interfacial fluid mechanics, boundary layer theory, entrance region problems, wetting and dewetting, oil spills hydrodynamics, sedimentation, blood flow dynamics, nanofluids, evaporation, chemical reaction engineering, natural gas liquids recovery, and process synthesis and optimization


DEA, Ecole Centrale de Paris, 1981
Diplôme d’ingénieur, Ecole Centale de Paris, 1981
MSc in Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1985
PhD in Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1991

Professional experience

9/2006 – Present American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
9/1983 – 1/1984 Shell Tunisie, Tunis, Tunisia
2/1984 – 8/1984 & 9/1985 – 8/1988 ETAP, Tunis, Tunisia
10/1991 – 6/2000 University of Qatar, Doha, Qatar
9/2000 – 8/2006 UAE University, Al Ain, UAE
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