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Prof. Chaouki Ghenai, Green Hydrogen, Best Researcher Award

Professor at University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


Prof. Chaouki Ghenai is a distinguished mechanical engineer specializing in energy, combustion, and sustainable engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Energy – Combustion) from Orleans University, France, in 1995, following earlier degrees from the same institution and Constantine University, Algeria. With extensive professional experience spanning academia and research, Prof. Ghenai has held notable positions at institutions worldwide, including roles at Florida Atlantic University, the University of Miami, and Florida International University.

Currently serving as a Professor in the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering Department at the College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Prof. Ghenai has made significant contributions to teaching, curriculum development, and research. His research interests encompass renewable energy systems, combustion processes, energy efficiency, sustainable engineering, advanced energy systems, and climate change mitigation.

Professional Profile:


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Energy – Combustion) from Orleans University, Orleans, France, 1995.

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Energy Conversion) from Orleans University, Orleans, France, 1991.

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Constantine University, Constantine, Algeria, 1990.

Professional Experience:

Prof. Chaouki Ghenai brings a wealth of experience to the field of mechanical engineering, with a focus on energy, combustion, and sustainable engineering. He has held various academic and research positions at prestigious institutions globally. Beginning his career, he served as a Combustion Manager at the Applied Research Center, Florida International University, followed by roles as an Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami. Since January 2015, Prof. Ghenai has been a Professor in the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering Department at the College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Over the years, he has contributed significantly to teaching, curriculum development, and research. Prof. Ghenai’s expertise encompasses a wide range of subjects within mechanical engineering, and he has developed and taught numerous courses focusing on sustainable and renewable energy. His commitment to innovative teaching methods, combined with his dedication to research and academia, has earned him recognition and awards for excellence in teaching and academic leadership.

Research Interest:

Renewable Energy Systems: Prof. Ghenai explores various aspects of renewable energy systems, including solar, wind, biomass, and hydroelectric power. His research aims to improve the efficiency, reliability, and integration of renewable energy technologies into existing infrastructure.

Combustion Processes: He investigates combustion processes, including combustion kinetics, emissions reduction, and combustion stability. His research contributes to improving combustion efficiency, reducing pollutants, and optimizing combustion systems for energy production and transportation.

Energy Efficiency and Management: Prof. Ghenai focuses on energy efficiency and management strategies in various sectors, such as buildings, industries, and transportation. He explores innovative technologies and practices to enhance energy efficiency, reduce energy consumption, and mitigate environmental impacts.

Sustainable Engineering: He is interested in sustainable engineering practices and principles, including eco-design, life cycle assessment, and sustainable manufacturing. His research aims to develop sustainable solutions that minimize resource depletion, waste generation, and environmental degradation.

Advanced Energy Systems: Prof. Ghenai investigates advanced energy systems, such as combined heat and power (CHP) systems, fuel cells, and energy storage technologies. His research aims to advance the development and deployment of efficient, reliable, and environmentally friendly energy systems.

Climate Change Mitigation: He studies climate change mitigation strategies, including carbon capture and storage (CCS), renewable energy deployment, and policy interventions. His research aims to contribute to global efforts to mitigate climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Publications Top Noted: 

“Analysis of cooling load on commercial building in UAE climate using building integrated photovoltaic façade system”

  • Authors: T Salameh, MEH Assad, M Tawalbeh, C Ghenai, A Merabet, HF Öztop
  • Published in: Solar Energy, Volume 199, Pages 617-629, 2020

“Sustainability index approach as a selection criteria for energy storage system of an intermittent renewable energy source”

  • Authors: SS Raza, I Janajreh, C Ghenai
  • Published in: Applied Energy, Volume 136, Pages 909-920, 2014

“Robust feedback linearizing control with sliding mode compensation for a grid-connected photovoltaic inverter system under unbalanced grid voltages”

  • Authors: A Merabet, L Labib, AMYM Ghias, C Ghenai, T Salameh
  • Published in: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 828-838, 2017

“Gasification behavior of coal and woody biomass: Validation and parametrical study”

  • Authors: I Adeyemi, I Janajreh, T Arink, C Ghenai
  • Published in: Applied Energy, Volume 185, Pages 1007-1018, 2017

“Design of solar-biomass hybrid microgrid system in Sharjah”

  • Authors: C Ghenai, I Janajreh
  • Published in: Energy Procedia, Volume 103, Pages 357-362, 2016
Chaouki Ghenai | Green Hydrogen | Best Researcher Award

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