Hector H. Hernandez
Program: Chemical Engineering
Dr. Hector H. Hernandez joined the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology as assistant professor in Chemical Engineering in 2011. Prior to joining Masdar Institute, Dr. Hernandez was a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. In this role he led a team of graduate and undergraduate students in the characterization of microbial communities isolated from a Carbon Sequestration injection site..
Dr. Hernandez’s laboratory, Microbial Environmental and Chemical Engineering Laboratory (MECEL), focuses on applying biotechnology tools and engineering principles to address challenges facing society in the areas of energy, climate change, and the effects of environmental change and invasive species on ecosystem health. The MECEL laboratory team is working on isolating and characterizing microalgae species from the United Arab Emirates, identifying the microbial composition of camel gut ecosystem, and investigating the role of invasive microbiological species from shipping lanes in the Gulf waters around the United Arab Emirates.
For more information on Dr. Hernandez's research program, please visit the MECEL webpage.
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FDN471 - Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering
CHE505 - Systems Engineering
CHE520 - Biochemistry for Engineers