Profile

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

Education

BSc in Chemical Engineering, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan, 1991
MSc in Chemical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, KSA, 1995
PhD in Chemical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 2003
Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Practice (PGCPP) in Higher Education, Aston University, Birmingham, UK, 2012

Professional experience

Research Fellow, Chemical Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Jun 2006-Nov 2006
Teaching and Research Fellow, Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Nov 2006-Jul 2008
Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor), Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Aston University, Birmingham, Aug 2008-Jul 2013
Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor), Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Aston University, Birmingham, Aug 2013-Jul 2015
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, American University of Sharjah, Aug 2015-present

Memberships

Chartered member of the Engineering Council- UK (CEng), Member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers-UK (MIChemE), Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry- UK (MRSC), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy- UK (FHEA)

Contact

ymakkawi@aus.edu
+971 6 515 4938