Dr. Yassir Makkawi | American University of Sharjah


College / Department

Teaching areas

Reaction Engineering, Reactors Design, 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 modeling 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, 2011
PhD, Chemical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, 2003
MS, Chemical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, 1995
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Khartoum, 1991

Professional experience

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


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