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Dr. Mohamed Abdallah Academic RankAssistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering), University of Ottawa, Canada, 2011

Research Interests:

  • Solid Waste Management, Waste-To-Energy, Advanced Wastewater Treatment, Microbial Fuel Cell, Life Cycle Assessment.


Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada, 2011. M.Sc., Environmental Engineering, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 2007. B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 2004.
- 2020-Present: Program Coordinator, MSc in Environmental Science and Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. - 2016-Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. - 2015-2016: Project Manager, AECOM Middle East, UAE. - 2014-2015: Senior Civil Engineer, Clearford Industries Inc., Canada. - 2013-2014: Environmental Engineer, LRL Associates Ltd., Canada - 2011-2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ottawa, Canada. - 2009-2010: Research & Development Engineer, Laflèche Environmental Inc., Canada
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE Licensed Engineer Member), USA Association of Energy Engineers (AEE Member), USA Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO Professional Engineer Member), Canada Canadian Society for Civil Engineers (CSCE Member), Canada Egyptian Engineers Syndicate (EES Licensed Engineer Member), Egypt
Research Fund - University of Sharjah – Competitive Research Grant (PI) 2021 – $110k / 3-year. Project: An Innovative IoT-based Solution for Smart Waste Collection based on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics - University of Sharjah – Competitive Research Grant (PI) 2021 – $30k / 2-year. Project: Integrated Wastewater Management through Onsite Treatment and Unconventional Collection - Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) R&D Center (PI) 2019 – $8k / 1-year. Project: Prediction of Utility Demand through Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics - University of Sharjah – Targeted Research Grant (Co-PI) 2019 – $70k / 3-year. Project: Using Microbial inspired Techniques to improve the Geotechnical Properties of Sand Dunes in UAE - University of Sharjah – Competitive Research Grant (Co-PI) 2019 – $30k / 2-year. Project: Circulation and Water Quality Modeling in and around Al-Hamriyah Lagoon - Innogy (UAE) & Uniper (UK) – Collaborative Research Project (Co-PI) 2018 – $10k / 1-year. Project: Biogas Production from Anaerobic Digestion of Camel Farm Wastes - University of Sharjah – Competitive Research Grant (PI) 2018 – $30k / 2-year. Project: Experimental Assessment and Life Cycle Analysis of State-of-the-art Manure Management Technologies in the UAE - Al-Rawabi Dairy Company (UAE) – Collaborative Research Project (Co-PI) 2018 – $20k / 1-year. Project: Biogas Production from Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Farm Substrates - University of Sharjah – Competitive Research Grant (PI) 2017 – $30k / 2-year. Project: Continuous Pilot-scale Operation of Microbial Fuel Cells for Simultaneous Energy Production and Wastewater Treatment under Realistic Operating Conditions - University of Sharjah – Seed Research Grant (PI) 2017 – $10k / 1-year. Project: Assessment of Waste to Energy Technologies for Municipal Solid Waste Management in the UAE - Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) & Ottawa Technology Transfer Network (OTTN) – Research & Development Fund (PI) 2010 – $18k / 4-month. Project: Sensor-based Monitoring & Remote-control Technology (SMART) Ecosystems
Book Chapter: Abdallah, M., Rahmat-Ullah, Z., Metawa, A. (2021) Dynamic Multi-Objective Optimization of Integrated Waste Management using Genetic Algorithms. In: Karri, R., Dehghani, M., Gobinath, R. (Eds.) Soft Computing Techniques in Solid Waste and Wastewater Management, Elsevier, USA. Journal Papers: 1. Abdallah, M., Elfeky, A. (2021) Impact of the Fate of Waste Processing By-products on the Carbon Footprint of Waste Management Strategies. Journal of Environmental Management, 280, 111839. (Q1, IF = 4.87) 2. Abdallah, M., Hamdan, S., Shabib, A. (2021) A Multi-Objective Optimization Model for Strategic Waste Management Master Plans. Journal of Cleaner Production, 284, 124714. (Q1, IF = 7.246) 3. Shanableh, A., Abdallah, M., Tayara, A., et al. (2021) Experimental Characterization and Assessment of Bio- and Thermo-Chemical Energy Potential of Dromedary Manure. Biomass & Bioenergy, 148, 106058. (Q1, IF = 3.551) 4. Abdallah, M., Abu Talib, M., Feroz, S., Nasir, Q., Abdalla, H., Mahfood, B. (2020) Artificial Intelligence Applications in Solid Waste Management: A Systematic Research Review. Waste Management, 109, 231-246. (Q1, IF = 5.448) 5. Shanableh, A., Khalil, M., Abdallah, M. Darwish, N., et al. (2021) Assessment and Reform of Greywater Reuse Policies and Practice: A Case Study from Sharjah. Water Policy, 1-21. (Q2, IF = 1.093) 6. Shanableh, A., Bhattacharjee, S., Alani, S., Darwish, N., Abdallah, M., Mousa, M., Semreen, M. (2021) Assessment of Sulfamethoxazole Removal by Nanoscale Zerovalent Iron. Science of the Total Environment, 761, 143307. (Q1, IF = 6.551) 7. Abdallah, M., Shanableh, A., Elshazly, D., Feroz, S. (2020) Techno-Economic and Environmental Assessment of Wastewater Management Systems: Life Cycle Approach. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 82, 106378. (Q1, IF = 4.135) 8. Adghim, M., Abdallah, M., Shanableh, A., Saad, S., Sartaj, M. (2020) Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Anaerobic Co-Digestion for Dairy Waste Management in Large-Scale Farms. Journal of Cleaner Production, 256, 120320. (Q1, IF = 7.246) 9. Abdallah, M., Arab, M., Shabib, A., El-Sherbiny, R., El-Sheltawy, S. (2020) Characterization and Advanced Management Strategies of Municipal Solid Waste in Egypt. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 22(6), 1371-1383. (Q2, IF = 2.429) 10. Adghim, M., Abdallah, M., Shanableh, A., Saad, S., Sartaj, M. (2020) Assessment of Biochemical Methane Potential of Mono- and Co-digested Dairy Farm Wastes. Waste Management & Research, 38(1), 88-99. (Q2, IF = 2.771) 11. Abdallah, M., Feroz, S., Alani, S., Sayed, E.T., Shanableh, A. (2019) Continuous and Scalable Applications of Microbial Fuel Cells: A Critical Review. Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology, 18(3), 543-578. (Q1, IF = 4.957) 12. Abdallah, M., Adghim, M., Maraqa, M., Aldahab, E. (2019) Simulation and Optimization of Dynamic Waste Collection Routes. Waste Management & Research, 37(3): 1-10. (Q2, IF = 2.771) 13. Abdallah, M., Shanableh, A., Arab, M., Shabib, A., Adghim, M., El-Sherbiny, R. (2019) Waste to Energy Potential in Middle Income Countries of MENA Region based on Multi-scenario Analysis for Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate, Egypt. Journal of Environmental Management, 232: 58-65. (Q1, IF = 5.647) 14. Abdallah, M., Shanableh, A., Shabib, A., Adghim, M. (2018) Financial Feasibility of Waste to Energy Strategies in the United Arab Emirates. Waste Management, 82: 207-219. (Q1, IF = 5.448). Conference Papers: 1. Shabib, A., Abdallah, M., Shanableh, A., Sartaj, M. (2020) Design Configurations and Operating Parameters of Bio-electrochemically Enhanced Anaerobic Digestion. 5th International Conference on Water Pollution and Treatment (ICWPT 2020), Frankfurt, Germany, July 14-16, 2020. 2. Tayara, A., Shanableh, A., Atieh, M.A., Abdallah, M., et al. (2020) Feasibility and Impact of Greywater Recycling in Four Types of Buildings in Sharjah. 8th International Conference on Sustainable Environment and Agriculture (ICSEA 2020), Lisbon, Portugal, October 22-24, 2020. 3. Alani, S., Shanableh, A., Bhattacharjee, S., Darwish, N., Mousa, M., Abdallah, M., Harb, M. (2019) Rate of Removal of a Selected Antibiotic from Water using Nanoscale Zero Valent Iron, 12th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection (SEEP 2019), 18-21 November, UAE. 4. Shanableh, A., Khalil, M., Tayara, A., Mustafa, A., Abdallah, M., et al. (2019) Feasibility of Greywater Reuse for Toilet Flushing and Cooling Towers in High-rise Buildings in Sharjah. 6th International Conference on Water, Energy, and Environment (ICWEE 2019), Sharjah, UAE. 5. Abdallah, M., Shanableh, A., Adghim, M., Ghenai, C., Saad, S. (2018) Biogas production from different types of cow manure. International Conference on Advances in Science and Engineering Technology (ASET 2018) Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Dubai, UAE. 6. Shanableh, A., Abdallah, M., Al-Ruzouq, R., Merabtene, T. (2018) Greywater reuse policies and practice in the city of Sharjah. 10th International Water Sensitive Urban Design and Hydropolis Conference, Perth, Australia. ISBN: 978-1-925627-03-9.
1. Adel Tayara (2019-2020) Experimental Evaluation of Selected Greywater Treatment Systems. 2. Ahmad Shabib (2018-2020) Investigating the Effect of the Chemical Composition of Substrates on the Performance of Bio-electrochemical Anaerobic Digestion. 3. Sama Alani (2018-2019) Removal of Selected Pharmaceutical Compounds from Water using Nanomaterials. 4. Mohamad Adghim (2017-2018) Life Cycle Assessment of Anaerobic Digestion in Dairy Waste Management.
- 2021: Most Inspirational Professor Award (Women Engineering Society) - 2020: First Place in SIB Research Award - Supervisor (Sharjah Islamic Bank) - 2018: Annual Incentive Award for Distinguished Faculty Members (University of Sharjah) - 2018: First Place Award in Senior Design Competition - Supervisor (College of Engineering, University of Sharjah) - 2017: First Place Award in Sharjah Sustainability Award - Applied Research - Supervisor (Environment & Protected Areas Authority) - 2016: First Place Award in 2nd UAE Innovation Week Competition - Supervisor (UAE Innovates, Prime Minister's Office) - 2011: Steve Hart Annual Award by the Air & Waste Management Association
- University Service 2019/2021: Member, University Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Committee, University of Sharjah 2018/2021: Lead, Waste Management Circle, Sustainability Office, University of Sharjah 2017/2019: Member, University Campus Sustainability Committee, University of Sharjah 2016/2017: Advisor, ASCE Civil Engineering Students Club, University of Sharjah - Participation in Academic Accreditation 2019-2020: MSc Environmental Science & Engineering Program, University of Sharjah, Accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education 2017-2019: PhD Civil Engineering Program, University of Sharjah, Accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education 2017: MSc Civil Engineering Program, University of Sharjah, Re-accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education 2016: BSc Civil Engineering Program, University of Sharjah, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) - Organization Committee – Symposium Chair & Founder 2015-2020: Annual Student Symposia on Contemporary Environmental Technologies - Scientific and Technical Committee – Member / Chair 2017: International Conference on Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials & Civil Engineering Systems 2012: Geotechnical Hazards and Risks Conference, Ottawa, Canada 2011: IEEE International Conference on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces and Measurement Systems, Ottawa, Canada - Scientific and Technical Committee – Judge 2016-2019: ThinkScience Annual National Competition, UAE 2012: Gordon McRostie Award, Ottawa, Canada  Panel Discussion Moderator 2017: Food Security and Environment Symposium, Chamber of Commerce, Dubai - Reviewer 2020: Transportation Research: Emerging Technologies – Elsevier (Q1, IF = 6.077) 2020: Journal of Cleaner Production – Elsevier (Q1, IF = 7.246) 2020: Resources, Conservation & Recycling – Elsevier (Q1, IF = 8.086) 2020: Waste and Biomass Valorization – Elsevier (Q1, IF = 2.851) 2018: Waste Management & Research – SAGE (Q2, IF = 2.771) 2016: Waste Management – Elsevier (Q1, IF = 5.448)
My teaching philosophy has emerged through my academic and professional experiences in university settings and consulting firms. These experiences have assured me that in order for students to learn, retain, and apply knowledge, the teaching materials and style must be interesting, and greatly related to real life experiences. My goals as a teacher are to communicate knowledge accurately and thoroughly, share passion for knowledge and curiosity with students, inspire their creativity, develop their critical thinking ability, teach them how to approach problems independently, and encourage them to seek greater understanding of how to make good use of what they learn.
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