Abu Dhabi University
Omar Chaalal is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Abu Dhabi University (ADU). Chaalal is an internationally renowned expert in the separation technologies. He is the inventor of the EnPro Process (Norwegian Company) that deals with the sequestration of carbon dioxide and global warming reduction.
He has undertaken several successful research projects related to CO2 cleaning in Natural Gas and subsequently two patent applications have been filed for the use of this technology. The benefits of these
patents were, in addition to the environmental benefits, used in the treatment of large quantities of desalinated formation water in the oil field. Chaalal has pioneered among others the use of seawater and ammonia to reduce the effect of carbon dioxide on the environment.
Chaalal was an associate professor of Chemical Engineering at Ibn Khaldoun University Algeria, as well as at the United Arab Emirates University. He was the Chief Scientist of Enpro As. Norway, a member of Al Mobdioon Center of Excellence and innovation of King Abdul Aziz University (Saudi Arabia), an Advisory Board of IIB environmental Company in Japan). In 2016, he filed a patent application in the United States in the name of Abu Dhabi University. The work is related to the Enhanced Oil Recovery.
In August 2017, Dr. Omar Chaalal was invited to the European Advance Material Congress in Stockholm. He was honored with prestigious IAAM Scientist Medal of year 2017 for notable and outstanding research in the Advanced Materials Science and Technology during award ceremony of International Association of Advanced Material held on 23 August 2017 in Stockholm.
Chaalal has authored 100 refereed publications, 2 European patents, 1 US patent related to Green Enhanced Oil Recovery and 220 presentations. Dr. Chaalal contributed as Keynote speaker and Plenary Speaker in several International Conferences and congresses.