Dr. Muftah El-Naas is a Research Professor at the Gas Processing Center, College of Engineering, Qatar University.  He served as the Director of the Center and QAFCO Chair Professor. He obtained a B. A. Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada, M. Eng. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from McGill University, Canada. Prof. El-Naas previously served as Chair of the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department, Director of the Petroleum Science and Engineering Graduate Program, and Director of Research Funding at the UAE University, UAE.  Dr. El-Naas authored more than 200 papers in international journals and conferences, in addition to several book chapters and patents.  His areas of expertise include CO2 capture and sequestration; biotechnology; water treatment and purification; membrane separation; and plasma technology.  Dr. El-Naas is a member of the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers, a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and a senior member of the Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society.  He is a recipient of several awards, including the UAE University College of Engineering Best Performance Award for Excellence in Scholarship (2008 and 2015) and the Asian Education Leadership Award in Chemical Engineering for two years (2013 and 2014).


  • PhD 1996

    PhD in Chemical Engineering

    McGill University

  • MSc 1991

    MSc. in Chemical Engineering

    McGill University

  • B. A. Sc. 1988

    B. A. Sc. in Chemical Engineering

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


  • PresentDec 2020

    Research Professor

    GPC, Qatar University

  • Dec 2020Feb 2018


    GPC, Qatar University

  • Dec 2020Aug 2015

    QAFCO Chair in Chemical Process Engineering

    GPC, Qatar University

  • Aug 2015June 2013

    Professor in Chemical Engineering

    United Emirates University

  • Aug 2014Aug 2012

    Chair, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department

    UAE University, UAE

  • June 2013Sep 2007

    Associate Professor, Chemcial and Petroleum Engineering Department

    UAE Unviersity

  • Sep 2010Sep 2008

    Director, Internal Funding Unit at Research Affairs

    UAE University