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Editor in Chief: RAFFAELLO COSSU

Chemical Engineer / Sultan Qaboos University (Oman)
Ala’a H. Al-Muhtaseb is a Professor in the Department of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University (Oman). He obtained his BSc in Chemical Engineering from Jordan University in 1999 and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast (UK) in 2004. Currently, the overarching aim of his research is on the utilization and conversion of waste biomass for biofuels and bioenergy production and the synthesis and characterization of catalysis and nanomaterials for energy and environment-related applications.
He has over 200 publications in several peer-reviewed Journals, 15 international conferences, and 6 book chapters. Prof. Ala’a has had many research projects and consultancy services during the last 10 years, with a total value of around 2 million USD in different energy and water treatment areas. 
He is an external examiner for several MSc and PhD students in the UK. He is/was actively involved towards supervising multiple postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, and graduate/undergraduate students.