Hani Henein, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept


Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept
(780) 492-7304
12-219 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Welding Rapid Solidification Additive Manufacturing Thermophysical Properties Pipeline Steels


After completing the MEng at McGill University (1975) and a PhD at UBC (1981), Hani took up a faculty appointment at Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. In 1989, he moved to the University of Alberta actively teaching and doing research on pipeline steels, metal-matrix composites and rapid solidification. He partners with industry in research and has extensive international collaborations. As part of his mentoring activities, Hani formulated an international work abroad program for undergraduates in several high quality engineering programs in Europe and Japan, placing over 80 students since 2002. He formulated in 2011 a Dual Degree Program with the Université de Lorraine. Amongst the distinctions he has received are five best paper awards, the prestigious Killam Research Fellowship, and the Metals Chemistry Award. He has been inducted Fellow of The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), ASM International (ASM), the Canadian Academy of Engineers (CAE), The Minerals, Metals and materials Society (TMS) and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). In service, Hani plays a leadership role in the profession as the 1998 MetSoc President, Past Editor of CMQ, the 2014 President of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) and the 2019 President of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.


Prof. henein carries out research in the area of Materials process engineering using ICME, Machine learning, Pysical Models, Phenomenological Models, CALPHAD approaches, and others. The areas he applies these techniques are in additive manufacturing, rapid solidification, steel processing, pipeline steels, thermophysical property measurements, and microgravity materials science.