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Prof.Abdallah Shanbleh Director of Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering Academic RankProfessor


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering), University of Texas at Austin, USA, 1990.

Research Interests:

  • Sustainability, Water and Wastewater and Engineering Education.


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1990. M.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1988. B.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Jordan, 1986.
Academic Positions 2014-present: Director of research Institute of Sciences and Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. 2007-Present: Professor, Department of civil & Environmental engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. 2000-2007: Associate Professor, Department of civil & Environmental engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. 1988: Visiting Professor, Kyoto University, Japan. 1998: Visiting Scholar, University of Texas at Austin, USA. 1996-2002: Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. 1994-1996: Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. 1992-1992: Assistant Professor, University of Jordan, Jordan. 1989-1990: Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, USA. Administration 1996-2010: Chairman, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. 2007/08 Summer: Acting Dean, College of Engineering. 2003-2006: Department Chairman, Research Groups Department, Research Center, University of Sharjah. 2001-2003: Department Chairman, Central Research & Consultancy Department, Research Center, University of Sharjah, UAE. Professional: 1990-1992: Senior Engineer, Engineering-Science, Inc., Houston, Texas, USA.
2001-Present: Founder and General Chair of International Forum on Engineering Education. 2010-Present: Founder and General Chair of Towards Sustainable Development International Conference.
Biofuels Production from waste Products. Water and Wastewater Treatment Using Modified Clays. Quality Assurance in Engineering Education.
Masoud, W., Bhattacharjee, S., & Shanableh, A. (2023). Synthesis of iron-carbon (fe0-c) nanocomposite and its use for the removal of rhodamine-B and hexavalent chromium from Aqueous Solutions. Key Engineering Materials, 960, 125–135. Semerjian, L., Aissaoui, S., Shanableh, A., Okoh, A., Elhadi, R., Mousa, M., Alhameed, R., Hassan, J., Akhtar, I., & Semreen, M. (2023). Occurrence, Spatial and Seasonal Variations of Emerging Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Abushawish, A., Chatla, A., Almanassra, I. W., Ihsanullah, I., Shanableh, A., Laoui, T., & Atieh, M. A. (2023). Novel composites of activated carbon and layered double oxide for the removal of sulfate from synthetic and brackish groundwater. Chemosphere, 339, 139740. Khalil, A. K., Elgamouz, A., Atieh, M. A., Shanableh, A., & Laoui, T. (2023). Processing and characterization of UAE clay ceramic membranes for water treatment applications. International Symposium on Engineering and Business Administration. Backer, S. N., Oussadou, S. E., Almanassra, I. W., Khairi Mousa, M., Atieh, M. A., & Shanableh, A. (2023). Effect of energy band alignments in carbon doped zno/tio2 hybrid heterojunction photocatalyst on the photodegradation of ofloxacin. Results in Engineering, 20, 101432. Farooq, N., Kallem, P., Imran Khan, M., Qureshi, A. M., Shanableh, A., & Rehman, A. ur. (2023). Design and usage of NIO/G-C3N4/CNTS/Tio2 based nanocomposites as improved supercapacitor for Energy Storage Devices. Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 26, 7127–7136. Rocha-Meneses, L., Hari, A., Inayat, A., Yousef, L. A., Alarab, S., Abdallah, M., Shanableh, A., Ghenai, C., Shanmugam, S., & Kikas, T. (2023). Recent advances on biodiesel production from waste cooking oil (WCO): A review of reactors, catalysts, and optimization techniques impacting the production. Fuel, 348, 128514. Arif, S., Zafar, S., Khan, M. I., Manzoor, S., Shanableh, A., Garcia, J. F., & Hayat, M. (2023). Removal of chromium (VI) by Commercial Anion Exchange Membrane BII from an aqueous solution: Adsorption kinetic, equilibrium and thermodynamic studies. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 152, 110696. Imteaz, M. A., Shanableh, A., & A. Aziz, Md. M. (2023). Optimisation of twinged stormwater storage for golf course irrigation: A case study in Sydney. Handbook of Irrigation Hydrology and Management, 55–65. Nasir, N., Kansal, A., Alshaltone, O., Barneih, F., Shanableh, A., Al-Shabi, M., & Al Shammaa, A. (2023). Deep learning detection of types of water-bodies using optical variables and ensembling. Intelligent Systems with Applications, 18, 200222. Ayyaril, S. S., Shanableh, A., Bhattacharjee, S., Rawas-Qalaji, M., Cagliani, R., Shabib, A. G., & amp; Imran khan, M. (2023). Recent progress in micro and nano-encapsulation techniques for environmental applications: A Review. Results in Engineering, 18, 101094. Jena, R., Shanableh, A., Al-Ruzouq, R., Pradhan, B., Gibril, M. B., Khalil, M. A., Ghorbanzadeh, O., Ganapathy, G. P., & Ghamisi, P. (2023). Explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) model for earthquake spatial probability assessment in Arabian Peninsula. Remote Sensing, 15(9), 2248. Abushawish, A., Bouaziz, I., Almanassra, I. W., AL-Rajabi, M. M., Jaber, L., Khalil, A. K., Takriff, M.S., Laoui, T., Shanableh, A., Atieh, M. A., & Chatla, A. (2023). Desalination pretreatment technologies: Current status and future developments. Water, 15(8), 1572. M. Semreen, A. Shanableh, L. Semerjian, H. Alniss, M. Mousa, X. Bai, K.Acharya “Simultaneous determination of pharmaceuticals by solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry: a case study from Sharjah sewage treatment plant.” Molecules (Accepted 2019) A. Shanableh, M. Semreen, L. Semerjian, M. Abdallah, M. Mousa, N. Darwish, Z. Baalbaki “Presence and Fate of Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Sharjah Wastewater Treatment Plant.” Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science (Accepted, 2018). M. Abdallah, A. Shanableh, A. Shabib and M. Adghim, Financial Feasibility of Waste to Energy Strategies in the United Arab Emirates, Waste management Journal, (Accepted 2018) L. Semerjian, A. Shanableh, M. Semreen and M. Samarai, “Human health risk assessment of pharmaceuticals in treated wastewater reused for non-potable applications in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates,” Environment International, Vol. 121, Part 1, pp.325-331, December 2018 R. Al-Ruzouq, A. Shanableh “Potential Groundwater Zone Mapping Based on Geo-Hydrological Considerations and Multi-Criteria Spatial Analysis: UAE/ North" CATENA (Accepted, 2018) M. El Sergany and A. Shanableh “Exploratory study to assess the use of lanthanum-modified-chitosan as a potential phosphorous adsorbent," Desa. and Water Treatment (Accepted 2018) Shanableh, A., Al-Ruzouq, R., Yilmaz, A., Siddique, M., Merabtene, T. and Imteaz, M. (2018). Effects of land cover change on urban floods and rainwater harvesting: A case study in Sharjah, UAE. Water Volume 10, Issue 5, 13 May 2018. Scopus, IF = 2.05 Shanableh, A. (2018) Modelling impact of precipitation of magnesium using lime on removal of select wastewater contaminants, Desalination and Water Treatment Journal, Vol. 100, pp. 287–294 K. Hamad, A. Shanableh, and I. Sahnoon. Multi-Objective, Risk-Based Approach for Safe and Sustainable Vehicle Routing. Advances in Transportation Studies - An International Journal (Accepted for Publication on January 2018) Omar, M., Hamad, K., Al Suwaidi, M., and Shanableh, A. “Developing Artificial-Neural-Network Models to Predict Allowable Bearing Capacity and Elastic Settlement of Shallow Foundation in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates”. Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Accepted 2018) Omar, M., Shanableh, A., Arab, M. et al., “Advanced Mathematical Models to Predict the Compaction Properties of Coarse Grained Soils from Various Physical Properties”. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering (2018). Al-Ruzouq, R., Shanableh, A., Omar, M., and Al-Khayyat, G. (2018). “Macro and micro geo-spatial environment consideration for landfill site selection in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates”. Environmental monitoring and assessment, Vol.190, No. 3. 147. Scopus, IF = 1.974, Barakat, S., Shanableh, A., Altoubat, S., and Abou-Dagga, K. (2018) “Assessment of seismic structural risk for model buildings in the city of Sharjah, UAE”.  Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 12(1), pp. 25-138 Shanableh, A. and Radeef, W. Biogas Production from Raw and Oil-Spent Date Palm Seeds Mixed with Wastewater Treatment Sludge (2017), Biofuels Journal, Saad, R., Hamad, K., Shanableh, A., and Radeef, W. (2016) "GIS Risk-Based Routes for Hazardous Shipments by Roads," Journal of Traffic and Logistics Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 30-34, Doi: 10.18178/jtle.5.1.30-34 Hamad, K., Ali Khalil, M., Shanableh, A. (2017) “Modeling roadway traffic noise in a hot climate using artificial neural networks”. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Vol. 53, pp. 161-177 Al-Ruzouq, R., Hamad, K., Shanableh, A., Khalil, M. (2017) Infrastructure growth assessment of urban areas based on multi-temporal satellite images and linear features, Annals of GIS Journal, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 183-201 Scopus, SJR =0.43 Shanableh, A., Imteaz, M., Hamad, K., Omar, M., Merabtene, T., Siddique, M. (2017) “Potential impact of global warming on whiting in a Semi-Enclosed Gulf”, International Journal of Global Warming, Vol. 13, Nos. 3/4, pp. Omar, M., Shanableh, A. (2016) “Evaluation of Methods Used For Reducing Heavy Metal Leaching From Sandy Soil”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 34, No. 5, pp. 1413–1423, DOI 10.1007/s12517-015-2194-8 Omar, M., Shanableh, A., and AlZaylaie, M. (2016) “Modification of the Swelling Characteristics and Phosphorus Retention of Bentonite Clay Using Alum’, Soils and Foundations Journal, Vol. 56, No. 5, pp 861- 868 K. Hamad, M. A. Khalil, and A. Shanableh (2016) Calibration of Conventional Models for Predicting Free-Field Road Traffic Noise in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Advances in Transportation Studies - An International Journal Section B (ISSN: 18245463), Vol. 40, pp. 69 –86, November 2016 Merabtene, T., Siddique, M. and Shanableh, A. (2016) “Assessment of Seasonal and Annual Rainfall Trends and Variability in Sharjah City, UAE”. Advances in Meteorology, Volume 2016, Article ID 6206238, DOI: Serghani, M., Shanableh, A., and A. Ahsan. (2016) “Exploratory Study to Assess the Impact of Chitosan /Bentonite Ratio on the Metal Removal Capacity of Chitosan Modified Bentonite Clay”. Global Network of Environmental Science and Technology Journal, Vol. 18(2), pp. 437 – 443 Shanableh, A., Serghani, M. and Enshasi, G. (2016) Phosphorous Adsorption Using Al3+/Fe+-Modified Bentonite Adsorbents - Effect of Al3+ and Fe3+ Combinations. Desalination and Water Treatment Journal, Vol. 57, No. 33, pp. 15628-15634 Adam, N. and Shanableh, A. Combined Production of Biofuels from Locally Grown Microalgae. Int. J. Thermal & Environ. Eng, Volume 13, No. 1 (2016) 7-12 Radeef. W., Shanableh, A. and Metabtene (2016) T. Impact of Date Palm Seed Size on Biogas Production from Date Seed/Wastewater Treatment Sludge Mixtures. Int. J. Thermal & Environ. Eng., Volume 13, No. 1 (2016) 1-6 Sahnoon, I., Shanableh, A. and Hamad, K. (2016) Risk-based GIS model for hazardous materials routing in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates as a case study. Int. J. Sustainable Society, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 96-108
Principal supervisor of 4 PhD students and tens of masters projects.
Fulbright Scholar and receipt of a number of teaching, research and community service awards at the University of Sharjah and Queensland University of Technology.
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