Prof. Abdulrahman Abdullah Alwarthan
( Saudi Arabia)
Professor of Analytical Chemistry. He obtained his Ph.D from Hull University in United Kingdom, in 1988.
Prof. Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua
School of Science and Technology, Sunway University, 47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Department of Engineering, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW, UK
Holder of a Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master in Material Sciences and Engineering, he obtained his Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Nancy I, France. He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Malaya in 1993 as a lecturer and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002, then to a Professor in 2007 and to a senior Professor in 2010. While in University of Malaya, he held the posts of Deputy Dean of the Institute of Graduate Studies from 2009 to 2016 and Head of the Chemical Engineering Department from 2016 to 2017. Currently he is a Professor with Sunway University, Malaysia and Lancaster University in UK.
His research addresses fundamental and technical issues related to water, energy, and environment. He is interested in developing green solvents, sorbents and processes for CO2 capture and utilization;treatment of water and wastewater using novel adsorbents and advanced electrochemical processes; production of biodiesel and transformation of its by-products to value-added chemicals; and providing safe water to communities in remote areas through the application of membrane technology. He supervised to completion 22 Ph.D. and 20 Master students. His research generated more than 150 articles in ISI ranked journals and more than 5,000 citations and his h-index is 38
Conference Title: Development of Green Solvents for CO2 Capture
Prof. Abdelhak Kherbeche ( Morocco)
Professor at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah-Fes University. Doctor of the University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille, France (1990), then Doctor of the University of Marrakech (1996). Director of the Laboratory of Catalysis, Materials and Environment at EST-Fes. Member of the scientific committee of the school (EST Fez). Member of the Committee for Research and Cooperation at the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University “1998 -2002 Member of the Executive Committee and Scientific Committee of the scientific journal” Journal of Catalytic Materials and Environment, JCME, President of ” Moroccan Association of Catalysis and Environment (AMCE), Organizer of about twenty national and international scientific events “Symposiums, Colloquies, Workshops …” since 1995 in Morocco and abroad.
Supervised several theses since 1998, ten of which ten in progress’. Author of more than 80 publications. Among the research topics developed and underway: the catalytic oxidation of organic compounds in an aqueous medium, in the gas phase; CO2 sequestration on natural and synthetic materials and sediment management.
Conference Title: Oxydation du phénol en milieu aqueux dilué sur des catalyseurs à base d’argile et par photocatalyse
Prof. Ouederni Abdelmotaleb (Tunisia)
Professor (Full) of Chemical Engineering, National School of Engineers, University of Gabes, Tunisia, (teacher researcher since 1986)
Habilitation Universitaire, Doctor Engineer in Chemical Engineering (Oct. 1984, ENSIGC‐INPT, France), Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies in Chemical Engineering (ENSIGC‐INPT, France), Engineer ( F. Longue) in Chemical Engineering (June1981, ENIG).
Head of Research Laboratory : Chemical Engineering & Industrial Processes (since 2011), Resp. of Research Common Services Units (since 1998) –ENIG, University of gabes, Vice President of University of Gabes (2014-2017).
Main research activities are in heterogenous reactors, microsystem, activated carbon, adsorption and their applications. Particular interest is focused on activated carbon : production, characterisation and uses in catalysis, gas storage for energy, adsorption of organics and heavy metals. Microfluidic and microsystems, simulation and application for process intensification, is the subject of a research theme supervised by Pr Ouederni. He is also active member of national team of Higher Education Reform Experts related to the National Eurasmus+ Office of Tunis, he participate to different national and international projects on QA in higher education system and on doctoral studies and national research system reforms.
Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Gabès, St Omar El Mokhtar, 6029 Gabès -Tunisia, P: +216 75 392 100 / 392 380
Prof. Amrane Abdeltif ( France)
University of Rennes 1
Prof. Abdelaziz Khlaifat
(United Arabes Emirates)
Abdelaziz Khlaifat is the Head of Petroleum Engineering Department at Abu Dhabi Polytechnic and AD Poly SPE Students Chapter Advisor. Prior to joining AD Poly, Abdelaziz worked as a Research and Development Manager of Dhahran Research Center at Weatherford International (Geoscience Development). Erstwhile, he worked as a Senior Reservoir Engineer, specialized in an unconventional resources (tight and shale gas) at Weatherford Saudi Arabia. Before joining Saudi Arabia office, he worked as a senior reservoir engineer (modeling and simulation) in the reservoir engineering group of the Weatherford Well Engineering Center of Excellence in Dubai. He obtained his BSc degree in Petroleum Engineering (1990) from Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas, Moscow-Russia, Master of Chemical Engineering and PhD in Chemical/Reservoir Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-USA in 1994 and 1998, respectively. Before joining Weatherford, he had held different positions in the academia. In 2009 he was promoted to a full professor of chemical engineering at Mutah University, Jordan.
Abdelaziz is actively involved in scientific research and development of novel methodologies and techniques in tight and shale gas reservoirs, shale gas resource development workflow and tight gas staged field experiments. He has authored/coauthored over 85 publications, including journal articles, book chapters and specialized conference proceedings in the areas of flow through porous media, hydrocarbon reservoir engineering, unconventional tight and shale gas, managed pressure drilling, non-aqueous phase Liquid transport, photocatalysis, two phase flow modeling and simulation, and Dead Sea related-research. He is an active member of the SPE, AIChE, JGA, JES, JEA, AHWA and SFERA.
Conference Title: Reservoir Modeling and Simulation: When do we need it?
Prof. Boumédiene Benyoussef, Algeria
Head of the Unit Research: Materials and Renewable energies.
Prof. Edwin Zondervan, Germany
Edwin Zondervan was born and raised in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. After finishing his bachelor with a specialization in process automation in Leeuwarden he continued in Groningen with a M.Sc. in chemical engineering. Then he moved To Enschede and pursued a Ph.D. on modeling, optimization and control of dead-end membrane filtration of surface water. He defended his doctorate at Groningen in 2007. He worked from 2007 to 2015 at Eindhoven University of Technology. He has been working as associate researcher at the laboratories of Technical University of Catalonia, Carnegie Mellon University, Denmark Technical University and Imperial College . Besides research Edwin Zondervan has been very active in the educational gremials where he trained many generations of students in process design, process control and numerical methods. For the latter one Edwin published a textbook that was released in 2014: “A numerical primer for the chemical engineer”. In 2015 Edwin Zondervan joined the Institute for environmental science and Technology of Bremen University, where he obtained a professorship in “Process Systems Engineering”. The newly established Laboratory of Process Systems Engineering (PSE) at Bremen University (which was established within Bremen’s Excellence Initiative) will conduct research in the field of sustainable and flexible system design of energy networks. The main objective of the laboratory of PSE is to develop network modeling techniques and dynamic optimization tools and to apply them to the design and operation of complex energy/process systems. The PSE group distinguishes two working areas: i) Novel energy technologies and devices and ii) Energy Efficient production. Where the challenges lie in 1) decisionmaking under uncertainty, 2) sustainable design and 3) managing complexity. In addition the PSE group will be active in the development of an Energy Systems Institute at Bremen University and setup a specialized course program in this field.
Conference Title: Process systems engineering as a cornerstone discipline for energy transition challenges
Prof. Aiman Eid El Rawajfeh, Jordan
Dr.-Ing. Aiman E. Al-Rawajfeh is the Professor of chemical engineering at Tafila Technical University (TTU) (Since 2004) and was a visitor at the University of Jordan (2015-2016), Jordan. He is a JEA certified Consultant of seawater desalination and environment. He received his PhD in Thermal Process Technology from Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, in 2004. He worked as a Senior Researcher at Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) from 2012-2013. He was the Director of the Energy & Oil Shale Research Center at Tafila Technical University, Jordan from 2011-2012. He worked as a Senior Researcher at Doosan Water R&D Center, Dubai, UAE from 2008-2009. He has coauthored 62 refereed journal publications and similar number of conferences, besides contributing chapters to a number of books. He serves as an Associate Editor of Recent Innovations in Chemical Engineering and a member of the editorial board of Membrane Water Treatment and Arab Water World. His efforts in research have been recognized with the 2009 Scopus Award and 2003-2004 EDS Conferences Students Awards. His research interests include thermal and membrane desalination, scaling and its inhibition, corrosion and its inhibition, new desalination processes, pretreatment, industrial crystallization, fertilizers, extractive metallurgy, pharmaceuticals technology, solid Particulates, quality control and environmental research.
Conference Title: Calcined Gypsum as a Low-Cost Material for Treatment of the Effluents: Removal of fluoride and pharmaceuticals.
Prof. Lazhar Zourgui, Tunisia
He is a Full Professor at Higher Institute of Applied Biology Medenine – University of Gabes Tunisia, He obtained his Phd Diploma from University of Tunis of Sciences “ Biology” –
Director of research unit “VBA” Valorisation of Active Biomolecules”,
Higher Institute of Applied Biology in Medenine Tunisia.
Member of the thesis committee, Faculty of Sciences Gabes Tunisia
He organized several Scientifics workshops, meeting and national, international congress during my
academic activities at the Faculty of medicine in Tripoli, Faculty of sciences Gafsa and the Higher
Institute of Applied Biology in Medenine Tunisia.
Confernce Title: Valorization of cactus waste in the medicinal, cosmetic and agri-food sectors”