Research Interests

​My research interest at KAUST lies in process hybridization and optimization of water and resources recovery processes as well as the development of innovative technologies in desalination through prototyping and advanced numerical modeling. 


Selected Publications


Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Process Engineering, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France
  • M.Sc., Process Engineering, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France
  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Ecole Nationale Polytechnique d'Alger, Algeria

Professional Profile

  • 2019-present: Research scientist, WDRC, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2015-2019: Associate professor, National Institute of Marine Science and Coastal Management. Algiers, Algeria
  • 2010-2015: Associate professor, Chemical engineering department, University of Blida, Algeria
  • 2008-2010: Process integration manager, Advanced Technologies Research Center, Algeria
  • 2002-2008: Senior researcher, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 2000-2002: Research engineer, Applied Materials Inc., CA, USA
  • 1998-2000: Post-doctoral research associate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA.

KAUST Affiliations

​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)

Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE)