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Hassan Arafat

Sector : Public Figures, Public Figures

Личная информация

  • Страна местожительства: Palestine
  • Пол: Male
  • Born in: 1965
  • key_age: 56
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA (2000) B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan (1996). After obtaining his PhD from the University of Cincinnati in 2000, Dr. Arafat worked (2000-2003) 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 focused on separation processes development for nuclear waste treatment at the DOE sites in the United States. Between 2003 and 2010, Dr. Arafat served as a faculty member at the Chemical Engineering Department at An-Najah University (Nablus, Palestine) and as the director of the "Water Technologies Research Unit" in that department. 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 is now employed as an Associate Professor in the Water and Environmental Engineering Program at Masdar Institute. The focus of Dr. Arafat’s current research is on sustainable desalination processes and innovative membrane technologies. During his career so far, Dr. Arafat has received 14 research grants, totaling USD $8.25Million. He is a recipient of several prestigious awards. Most notable among these are the Mondialogo Award by Daimler Co. and UNESCO in 2005 and the University of Cincinnati Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship in 1999 (one of only two fellowships awarded in open competition among PhD candidates from all University of Cincinnati colleges). Dr. Arafat also received three international research fellowships; two German DAAD Fellowships in 1995 and 2007 and the Open Society institute/Soros Foundation Fellowship (NY, USA) in 2009. He has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal publications, conference papers, and official technical reports (published by the US-DOE). He has also delivered 19 invited presentations/lectures at international events and institutes throughout the world, and has supervised 13 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

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