Ahmed Ahmed Refaat Hussein


Ahmed Ahmed Refaat Hussein

Assistant Professor (مدرس)

Faculty of Engineering

Dr. Ahmed Refaat graduated in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University (2007) with a cumulative appreciation “Distinction with Honor degree”. In 2009, he received the MSc degree with a “Distinction” appreciation. The master thesis title is “Optimization of Biodiesel Production Using Different Techniques”. Finished PhD thesis titled “Green Chemistry Application Using Nano Technology and Microwave Irradiation: Biodiesel a Case” in the same department (2014). He has published 9 international publications and 13 conference papers (most of which are in the fields of energy and environment), including 10 single-authored papers in the fields of Energy, Environment and Engineering Education (6 of which dealt with the production of biodiesel from waste vegetable oil) and a Book Chapter published by Elsevier. He has more than 12 years teaching experience (including teaching postgraduate courses since 2014). He taught different subjects starting from the preparatory year, passing through the undergraduate program (in both mainstream and credit hour systems) and teaching to postgraduate students. Attended different courses in teaching and learning. Regarding activities, he supervised more than one student activity in addition to field trips. On the industrial/engineering experience level, participated in a number of projects and attended many courses in the fields of chemical safety and security

Computer Application

Research Interests

Energy: Biofuels/Alternative fuels – Energy optimization/minimization – Energy-storing materials – Insulating materials from waste – Nanomaterials/nano-fluids with high thermal conductivity – Nanomaterials in solar applications

Water: Water treatment (this includes but not limited to: chemically enhanced primary water treatment, integrated approach for treating untreated/partially treated sewage water, integrated approach for treating untreated salty ground water) – Water desalination

Nano: Nanomaterials/nano-fluids with high thermal conductivity – Applications of nanomaterials in drugs/pharmaceuticals – Nano-catalysts – Nanomaterials in solar applications

Environment: The application of the 4Rs concept in waste management – Waste utilization

Other interests include: microwave preparation of chemicals, water-energy-food integration, and preparation/synthesis of organic and inorganic compounds.

Administrative roles

Academic Advisor

LMS coordinator

Last 3 Publications

  1. A.M. Adam, Mohamed Tolan, A.A. Refaat, Ayman Nafady, P. Petkov, M. Ataalla, Optical properties of thin Bi2Te3 films synthesized by different techniques, Superlattices and Microstructures, Volume 155, 2021,106909, ISSN 0749-6036, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spmi.2021.106909.
  2. Refaat, A.A. and El Sheltawy, S.T. (2017). “Solid Waste Management in the MENA Region: A Review”. 7th International Conference on Solid Waste Management (7th IconSWM 2017), Hyderabad, India, December 15 – 17, 2017.
  3. Refaat, A.A. and Ismail, I.M. (2017). “Water, Food and Energy Sustainability Nexus”. International Conference on Sustainable Futures ‐ ICSF 2017- Kingdom of Bahrain, November 26-27, 2017.

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