Prof. Muthanna Al_Dahhan Portrait  MUTHANNA H. AL-DAHHAN

 Professor and Chair of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
 Professor of Nuclear Engineering
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 BS ChE 1979, University of Baghdad
 MS ChE 1988, Oregon State University
 PhD ChE 1993, Washington University-St. Louis

Dr. Muthanna H. Al-Dahhanisprofessor and chairman of the Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Department, and Professor of Nuclear Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology - Rolla, since January 2009. He received his doctoral degree from Washington University in 1993, his M.Sc. degree from Oregon State University in 1988 and his B.Sc. degree from the University of Baghdad in 1979; all in chemical engineering. After a short industrial experience as a project manager with Xytel Corporation, he joined Washington University, Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering from 1994 till December 2008 as a faculty member (2005 full professor with tenure; 2002 associate professor with tenure). His research activities are related to advancing the knowledge and understanding of multiphase reaction engineering via advanced measurement and computational techniques with applications on sustainable energy and environment, production of clean energy, bio-energy, fuels, chemicals, biomass and coal conversion and clean utilization, wastes treatment, and thermal-hydraulics of environmentally responsible and risk free proliferation nuclear energy using 4th generation nuclear power, small modular nuclear reactors, and light water reactors sustainability. He has developed a unique research lab in the USA and the world comprised gamma ray imaging techniques for multiphase reactors and flow systems complemented with other sophisticated techniques for transport and kinetic parameters measurements using lab to pilot plant scale rigs. He formed and directed from 1999- December, 2008 Clean Alternative Energy Using Slurry Bubble Column Reactors Consortium, a multi-university (Washington University, Ohio State University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and national and international industry to convert syngas (a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide obtained from partial oxidation of natural gas, biogas, coal and biomass) to clean liquid fuels and chemicals. From 2003 to 2008, he served as a co-leader of the National Science Foundation Engineering Center – Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC) directed by University of Kansas. He has obtained since 1995 over $10 million in external funding as PI and Co-PI (Over $3.0 million at Missouri S&T as a PI). He has graduated over 50 graduate students; most of them PhD (he graduated 7 PhD students in 2013/2014 at Missouri S&T). He supervised a large number of post-doc fellows and undergraduate students on a wide range of topics. Dr. Al-Dahhan has been active and collaborating with industry on various joint projects and research contracts related to energy and chemicals using multiphase reactors and processes.  He taught short courses to a large number of industry related to multiphase flow reactors, bioenergy, industrial imaging and visualization techniques. Dr. Al-Dahhan has been consultant to a large number of companies. He is an expert for (IAEA) and an expert for UNESCO on quality assurance of engineering education. His research activities include more than 150 publications in refereed scientific and technical journals and over 350 of national and international conference presentations. He gave a large number of invited talks in industry, academia and national labs, plenary and keynote lectures. Dr. Al-Dahhan has received many national and international awards. Also his graduate and undergraduate students received many awards for the work done under his supervision. He formed and chaired a number of international conferences on various topics related to energy and environment. He is a member of several scientific conferences boards. also a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Society of Engineering Education and the American Chemical Society.