Bader Sh M A Alanzi, PhD, MSc, BA in Chemical Engineering

Contact

Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
alanzi@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 619-9303

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Chemical Engineering Multiphase flow Desalination Water and wastewater treatment aeration


About

Bader Al-Anzi is a faculty member in the Department of Environmental Technology & Management (ETM) at Kuwait University and a visiting professor in the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences at University of Alberta. He joined the Department of Nuclear & Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, USA as a full-time visiting scientist from 2013 to 2014 and the Department of Mechanical Engineering as a research affiliate from 2014 – 2020. He served as the department chair at Kuwait University from 2016 – 2021. Having completed graduate studies in chemical engineering from renowned universities, his research experience includes produced water and wastewater treatment, desalination, two phase flow/aeration, corrosion, bioengineering, air pollution control and solid waste management. He has authored many papers, book chapters, one book, 19 US issued patents, two European patents and five non-provisional US patent applications some of which were filed in MIT. He was a judge, an invited speaker and a chair for many international awards juries and conferences. He has also worked in several governmental organizations that focus on water desalination and wastewater treatment projects. He is the principal investigator (PI) of several national and international research projects, including two on-going Kuwait-MIT desalination projects worth USD 5.5 million and 615K, respectively. He supervised PhD & MSc students from Engineering Departments exploring unconventional technologies such as produced water from oil fields, wastewater treatment and desalination processes individually and jointly with MIT and other organizations. He was an MIT committee member for one of the PhD candidates at MIT. He received several national and international prizes/awards as recognition for his work, and one of his invention has been manufactured and certified by American Aerators Company in USA to be used globally for water and wastewater treatment.


Research

Research Interests:

-       Water Quality and wastewater treatment (industries with specific interest in refineries and domestic urban wastewater) employing latest technologies and pollution control.

-       Desalination (MSF, ED and RO).

-       Two phase flow/aeration technology.

-       Bioengineering: Fermentation processes. 


Teaching

Undergraduate Courses 

Capstone

Waste Management & Practices

Unit Treatment Technologies

Water Quality Control Technology

Applied Calculus

Introduction to Environmental Science

Human and Their Environment

Chemistry

Introduction to Environmental Technology Management

Algebra

Graduate courses 

Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Scholarly Activities

Teaching - Associate Professor at Kuwait University

Started: 2009-09-10

Jan. 2016 – Jul. 2021                          Chairman: Environmental Technology Management Department, College of Life Sciences, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

Dec. 31st 2019 – Jan 14th 2020          Acting Dean; College of Life Sciences.

Oct. 2016 - Present Associate Professor: Environmental Technology Management Department, College of Life Sciences, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

Sept. 2009 – Oct. 2016 Assistant Professor: Environmental Technology Management Department, College of Life Sciences, Kuwait University, Kuwait.


Research - Full-time Visiting Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

2013-09-01 to 2014-08-31

Aug. 2013 - Aug. 2014                       Full-time Visiting Scientist: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA.

Sept. 2014 – Jan. 2020 Research Affiliate: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA.



Other - Visiting Professor

2021-10-02 to 2022-10-11

Sept. 2021 – Sept. 2022                      Visiting Professor:  Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada