Hassan A. Arafat
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Prof. Arafat received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH, USA) in 2000. From 2000-2003, he worked at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) (Illinois, USA) as a researcher and project manager for the United States Department of Energy (DOE). His research at ANL was focused on process development for nuclear waste treatment at DOE sites. Between 2003 and 2010, Dr. Arafat served as a faculty member at the Chemical Engineering Department at An-Najah University (Nablus, Palestine). Between 2009 and 2012, he also served as an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Biological Engineering at Utah State University (Utah, USA). In 2010, he joined Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a visiting scholar for six months, after which he moved to Abu Dhabi (UAE) where he now works at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology as an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He is a PI/co-PI on 14 research grants, totaling USD $8.25M, and a recipient of several prestigious international awards and international research fellowships. He is an author of 50 book chapters and peer-reviewed journal papers, one patent, and 50+ conference papers. The focus of Dr. Arafats recent research interests is on the development of novel membranes for Reverse Osmosis and Membrane Distillation applications in desalination, sustainable and autonomous desalination processes, life cycle analysis, and the development of sustainable solid waste management processes and strategies.
1.Membrane desalination (membrane distillation and reverse osmosis) 2.Membrane synthesis for water applications
4.Sustainable waste management operations