Biography

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Amjad El-Qanni received his B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from An-Najah National University (ANNU), Palestine, in 2009, M.Sc. in Urban Environmental Engineering from École Centrale de Nantes (ECN), France, in 2012, and Ph.D. in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, specialization of Energy and Environment, from the University of Calgary (U of C), Canada, in 2018.

Between 2009 and 2010, he worked at ANNU as a research assistant on a project pertaining to the development of novel fouling resistance membranes for seawater desalination. During his M.Sc. study, he has joined the Catalysis for Bitumen Upgrading and Hydrogen Production research group in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the Schulich School of Engineering at the U of C within a summer internship. In that period, he produced his master thesis, entitled: "Utilization of metal oxide nanoparticles for adsorptive removal and subsequent oxidation of different organic pollutants from wastewater", which opened the door for his Ph.D. study. His Ph.D. thesis, entitled: "Development of sustainable nanosorbcats based technology for hydrocarbon and organic pollutants recovery from industrial wastewater", focused on the development of an integrated process using in-house prepared nanosorbcats for recovering waste hydrocarbons and organic pollutants from oil sand process-affected waters.

Owing to his excellent academic records, El-Qanni has won many national and international awards and scholarships. Between 2015 and 2018, he has been awarded the prestigious Werner Graupe International Fellowship in Engineering. As one of only two candidates in Canada to receive this fellowship, it has been recognized as a distinct honor. El-Qanni has co-authored 20+ peer-reviewed journal publications, conference and symposia papers. He hopes to become an inspiring instructor and active researcher and works collaboratively with industry in the near future.

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Education
Institution
University of Calgary
Country
Canada
Degree
PhD
Faculty
Shulich School of Engineering
Department
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Thesis
Development of Sustainable Nanosorbcats Based Technology for Hydrocarbons and Organic Pollutants Recovery from Industrial Wastewater
Speciality
Energy and Environment
Sub speciality
Nanotechnology
Duration
2013 - 2018
Institution
École Centrale de Nantes
Country
France
Degree
MSc
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Department
Sciences and Techniques of Urban Environments
Thesis
Utilization of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Adsorptive Removal and Subsequent Oxidation of Different Organic Pollutants from Wastewater
Speciality
Sciences and Techniques of Urban Environments
Sub speciality
Duration
2010 - 2012
Institution
An-Najah National University
Country
Palestine
Degree
BSc
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Department
Chemical Engineering
Thesis
Powder Detergent Production by Spray Dryer Process
Speciality
Sub speciality
Duration
2004 - 2009
Employment History
Country
Palestine
Institution
An-Najah National University
Position/Job Description
Assistant Professior
Period
Jan. 10, 2018 - Until Now
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