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Professor Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua

Head of the Research Centre for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilisation

Associate Dean (Research) for the School of Science and Technology at Sunway University, Malaysia

Holder of a Degree in Chemical Engineering from Tunisia and a Master in Material Sciences and Engineering from the University of Nancy I, France, Professor Mohamed Kheireddine obtained his Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Nancy I. 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, Head of the Chemical Engineering Department from 2016 to 2017, and Head of the Centre for Separation Science and Technology (CSST) from 2013-2017. Currently he is a Professor with Sunway University, Malaysia and Lancaster University in UK. On 2nd January 2018, he was appointed as Honorary Professor at University of Malaya.

Recently he has established the Centre for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilisation (CCDCU) at Sunway University and was appointed as the Head of the centre on 1st January 2018.

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 30 Ph.D. including 2 Dual PhD and 20 Master students. His research generated more than 160 articles in ISI ranked journals and more than 6,000 citations. His h-index is 40.

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