Dr. Ibnelwaleed Ali Hussein is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and a former Assistant Director of the Center of Research Excellence in Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals at KFUPM. Dr. Hussein obtained his PhD from the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department at University of Alberta, Canada in 1999. The title of his PhD thesis was “Molecular Order, Miscibility, and Rheology of Molten Polyethylenes”. His PhD Thesis won the Canadian Society of Rheology Graduate Student Award for the year 1999. He joined KFUPM in January 2000. His specialization is in the areas of Polymers, Rheology, and Thermal Analysis with specific interest in structure-property relationships with focus on polymer-polymer miscibility, and rheology of multiphase systems. Through his academic life, Dr. Hussein received many Awards, Scholarships, Prizes and Nominations at University of Khartoum, Sudan and University of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Hussein is actively involved in research in the area of polymers with more than 80 refereed journal papers and many conference publications. Dr. Hussein received “KFUPM Distinguished Research Award” in 2005 and 2010. Dr. Hussein is the Chemical Engineering Editor of the Arabian Journal for Science & His work experience includes four years in the oil industry in Sudan, two years (1992-94) at KFUPM as a lecturer, and about one year at University of Alberta as postdoctoral fellow. His current research interests include enhanced oil recovery, water control in oil and gas reservoirs and stimulation. More information about his publications are available through these links.


  • PhD in Chemical Engineering 1999


    University of Alberta

  • Chemical Engineering 1992



  • Chemical Engineering 1985


    University of Khartoum


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  • Present2015

    Research Professor

    Gas Processing Center, College of Engineering, Qatar University

  • 20152000


    Chemical Engineering Department, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia

  • 19941992


    Chemical Engineering Department, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia

  • 19921989

    Research Assistant

    Chemical Engineering Department, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia

  • 19891986

    Commercial Sales Engineer

    Mobil Oil Sudan