Muthanna H. Al-Dahhan Affiliate Professor


Dr. Muthanna H. Al-Dahhan is a professor in the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department, Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Senior Investigator in the Environmental Research Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), Rolla, Missouri (formerly, University of Missouri – Rolla, UMR). Dr. Al-Dahhan was Department Chair of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from 2009 to August 2020. He was a member of the Washington University faculty, professor of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, from 1994 until he moved to Missouri S&T on January 1, 2009. Dr. Al-Dahhan also served as co-director of the Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory, an industry sponsored consortium related to energy and chemicals.

He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and given 52 plenary and keynote lectures, 155 invited talks, and 495 conference presentations. He has served as a consultant and expert for various domestic and international organizations. Al-Dahhan received a BS with honors from the Univ. of Baghdad, Iraq, an MS from Oregon State Univ., and a DSc from Washington Univ. in St. Louis, all in chemical engineering.

Dr. Muthanna H. Al-Dahhan research activities are related to 1) advancing the knowledge and understanding of multiphase reaction engineering, reactors and processes via advanced measurement and computational techniques; 2) modeling of transport – kinetic interactions; 3) energy efficient and environmentally responsible design, scale-up and performance of multiphase flow systems; 4) development of advanced measurement techniques including radiometric techniques; 5) application of radioisotopes and nuclear technology in industrial process imaging and visualization; and 6) advancing and investigating various multiphase processes related to sustainable energy and environment, production of clean energy, bio-energy, fuels, chemicals, petrochemical, petroleum, biomass and coal conversion and clean utilization, wastes treatment, animal and farm wastes treatment via anaerobic digestion, environmentally responsible and risk free proliferation nuclear energy, etc.