College / Department

Teaching areas

Reaction Engineering, Numerical Methods, Separation Processes, Particle Technology, Gaseous Emissions, Mass and Energy Balances, Principles of Chemical Engineering

Research areas

Waste to energy via gasification and pyrolysis, computational fluid dynamic modelling of multiphase flow, hydrogen production, solar thermochemical conversion, production of biochar, applications of fluidized bed reactors, biofuels and high value products from algae and adsorption/desorption processes


Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Practice in Higher Education, Aston University
PhD, Chemical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University
MS, Chemical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Khartoum

Professional experience

Professor at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2019 - Present)
Associate Professor at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2015 - 2019)
Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor) at Aston university, United Kingdom(2013 - 2015)
Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant professor) at Aston university, United Kingdom(2008 - 2013)
Teaching and Research Fellow at University of Sheffield, United Kingdom(2006 - 2008)
Research Fellow at University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom(2006 - 2006)
Research Associate at Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom(2003 - 2006)
Process Engineer at an Emirates Engineering, United Arab Emirates(2000 - 2000)
Sales and Techical Support Manager at Yaseah Oil/Gas Industry Services and Supplies, United Arab Emirates(1999 - 1999)
Process Engineer (oil & gas) at Consolidated Engineering Company- Khatib & Alami (Consultant), Saudi Arabia(1995 - 1998)


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)- UK, 2011 - present
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry- UK (FRSC), 2009 - present
Member of The Institute of Chemical Engineers (MIChemE)- UK, 2004 - present
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