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About Muthanna H. Al-Dahhan

Dr. Muthanna H. Al-Dahhan is professor and chairman of the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department, Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Senior Investigator in the Environmental Research Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), Rolla, Missouri (formerly, University of Missouri – Rolla, UMR). He was a member of the Washington University faculty, professor of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, from 1994 until he moved to Missouri S&T on January 1, 2009. Dr. Al-Dahhan also served as co-director of the Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory, an industry sponsored consortium related to energy and chemicals.
Research Statement: The research activities are related to 1) advancing the knowledge and understanding of multiphase reaction engineering, reactors and processes via advanced measurement and computational techniques; 2) modeling of transport – kinetic interactions; 3) energy efficient and environmentally responsible design, scale-up and performance of multiphase flow systems; 4) development of advanced measurement techniques including radiometric techniques; 5) application of radioisotopes and nuclear technology in industrial process imaging and visualization; and 6) advancing and investigating various multiphase processes related to sustainable energy and environment, production of clean energy, bio-energy, fuels, chemicals, petrochemical, petroleum, biomass and coal conversion and clean utilization, wastes treatment, animal and farm wastes treatment via anaerobic digestion, environmentally responsible and risk free proliferation nuclear energy, etc.


January 2009 - Present Department Chair, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Mesopotamia Award, March 14, 2009, for outstanding achievements in Engineering achieved by an academician from Iraq origin, Iraqi Cultural Attaché, administered by the US National Academies – Washington D.C
  • CLRI Dr. Y. Nayudamma Distinguished Award 2008 for outstanding achievements in Chemical Engineering given by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Distinguished Service Award, Students and teachers as research scientists, University of Missouri – St. Louis, in grateful recognition of outstanding support and commitment to the enhancement of science education, July 18, 2008
  • Selected by Iraqi ministries of Higher Education, scientific research, industry, and oil and mineral to help them developing scientific and engineering research and higher education policies and capacities, Baghdad, June 22-24, 2009
  • Selected as a panelist on clean coal utilization session as a part of Energy Summit organized by University of Missouri System – Columbia, April 22-23, 2009
  • Selected in April 2009, on a mission by IAEA to Korea – Daejeon (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, KAERI) to train engineers, scientists, faculty, and graduate students on industrial applications of radioisotopes for imaging and visualization
  • Selected in April 2009 by National Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) – Petroleum Research Center to review their strategic planning
  • Selected as a panelist in Iraqi Academics Conference (March 14-15, 2009) by Iraqi Cultural Attaché administered by the US National Academies – Washington D.C. on “How can we help Iraqi academia”
  • Selected by UiTM University in Malaysia – Shah Alam, to review their chemical engineering curriculum and program and of affiliated appointment, February, 2009
  • Nominated by the national university of Malaysia in 2009 to be affiliated with its chemical engineering department and to review their curriculum and program, February 2009


1993 Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
1988 M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University
1979 B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Baghdad

Contact Information

110-E Bertelsmeyer Hall
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-1230

(573) 341-7518
Fax: (573)341-4377


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