Shadi Wajih Hasan
Program: Water and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Shadi Hasan is currently an Assistant Professor at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. He is a multi-disciplinary professional as he holds B.Sc. (UAE University-UAE), M.A.Sc. (Concordia University-Canada), and Ph.D. (Concordia University-Canada) in Chemical, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, respectively. Prior to joining Masdar Institute, he worked as a research associate at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) focusing in environmental and chemical engineering related issues, in particular, water and wastewater treatment, waste minimization and sludge management, fate of contaminants in natural environments, and energy recovery from biological processes. His areas of expertise include membrane bioreactors, bio-electrochemical treatment, electrokinetics, and biological processes for COD-BOD, nutrients and metals removal.
Throughout his academic career, he was recognized as an excellent designer and obtained a number of awards during the International Environmental Design Contests (EDC) held in UAE between 2000 and 2004. Dr. Hasan was the first to design the recently developed technology (Submerged Membrane Electro-Bioreactor, SMEBR) for municipal wastewater treatment at a pilot scale. He also received a number of prestigious awards including FQRNT doctoral scholarship (Quebec, Canada), Concordia University accelerator award as well as his doctoral thesis being nominated for the 2012 Concordia University Convocation award.
Dr. Hasan authored and coauthored several articles in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings including IWA and WEFTEC; and generated significant research interest abroad in the USA and overseas.