Fawzi Banat

Fawzi Banat is a professor and currently chair of chemical engineering at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He received his PhD in chemical engineering from McGill University (Canada) in 1995. His research interests include membrane separation processes, food packaging, algal biotechnology, and wastewater treatment. Dr. Banat is the author/co-author of more than 350 peer-reviewed journal articles, five patents, and nine book chapters, and has participated in more than 150 conferences. He recently co-edited a book on algal biotechnology (Elsevier). He has participated in several national and international projects (PI /co- PI) funded by different institutions and is a member of the editorial board of several journals. Prof. Banat has been listed among World's Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University (2020, 2021). He has been bestowed with numerous awards by various academic, industrial, and professional bodies such as Khalifa Award for Education (Distinguished University Professor in the Field of Scientific Research) and Shoman Prize for Young Researchers.  He has held several administrative positions at various universities, including department head, dean of research, and dean of graduate studies.

Most research interests for a scientist

  • Desalination
  • Industrial wastewater treatment
  • Membrane separations
  • Food Technologies
  • Algal Biotechnology


Chemical Engineering