Dr. Abu-Jdayil is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the UAE University (UAEU). He is currently the head of the Engineering Requirements Unit and the coordinator of the Chemical engineering master program. Before joining the UAEU, Prof. Abu-Jdayil was an Associate Professor at University of Bahrain and at Jordan University of Science and Technology. He earned his Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 1996, his MSc in chemical engineering from the University of Jordan and his BSc in chemical engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology.
Abu-Jdayil’s research specialization is in the areas of rheology, composite materials, natural fibers, and green thermal insulators. His research has resulted in more than 95 journal papers, 2 book chapters, 3 international patents, and a lot of presentations in local and international conferences, which are frequently cited (h-index 30, citation 2800+, Google Scholar 2021). Prof. Abu-Jdayil has participated (PI/co-PI) in various national and international research projects funded by different institutions (UAE University, ADNOC, MUADALA, Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), AURAK/UAE, ROC Engineering /UAE, The Higher Council for Science and Technology/Jordan, Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation/Jordan). He has supervised the thesis work of over 20 graduate students. Prof. Abu-Jdayil is a reviewer in many international journals and on the editorial board of “Geofluids”. He is the recipient of several prestigious research awards. Prof. Abu-Jdayil conducted many short courses in the training centres of leading industries in the Middle East like SABIC, GASCO, Emirates Steel Industries, OMIFCO and TAKREER.
Most research interests for a scientist
- Composite materials
- Natural fibers
- Thermal insulators
- Waste management