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Prof. Isam janajreh | Desalination | Best Researcher Award

Professor, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Ibrahim Janajreh is currently a Professor and Associate Department Chair of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, UAE. His research spans thermochemical conversion of solid hydrocarbons, biodiesel production, and desalination, integrating experimental characterization with advanced simulation techniques.



Education 📚

Dr. Janajreh earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech in May 1998, focusing on wavelet analysis of atmospheric wind load. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, and another Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, all from Virginia Tech. His undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering is from Jordan University of Science and Technology.

Experience 💼

Since January 2022, Dr. Janajreh has held the position of Professor and Associate Department Chair at Khalifa University. Prior to this, he served in various academic and research roles, including Professor at Masdar Institute and visiting positions at MIT. His industrial experience includes roles at Michelin and Parametric Solutions Inc., contributing to projects in wind engineering and CFD analysis.

Research Interest 🔬

Dr. Janajreh’s research interests focus on the thermochemical conversion of solid hydrocarbons, desalination technologies including freeze desalination, and wind energy harvesting. His work integrates experimental validation with high-fidelity predictive modeling for process optimization and energy efficiency enhancement.

Award 🏆

Dr. Janajreh has received recognition for his contributions to engineering research and education, including several awards for his work in sustainable energy technologies and desalination methods.

Publication Top Notes 📖

Ali, U., Ghannam, A., Islam, M., Janajreh, I., “Passive elimination of flow-induced forces and vibrations of a circular cylinder using a slit,” European Journal of Mechanics – B/Fluids, 2024.

Ahmed Al-Mufti, O., Janajreh, I., “High fidelity analysis and optimization of a quarter wavelength thermo-acoustically driven refrigerator,” Energy Conversion and Management, 2024.

Islam, M., Homsi, R., Mone, S., Fatt, Y.Y., Janajreh, I., “Flow and heat transfer from heated-unheated tandem cylinders: Effect of diameters, gap ratios and heating scenarios,” Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, 2023.

Islam, M., Kumar, S., Fatt, Y.Y., Janajreh, I., “Flow-induced vibration and heat transfer in arrays of cylinders: Effects of transverse spacing and cylinder diameter,” International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 2023.

Savvopoulos, S., Hussain, M.N., Hatzikirou, H., Janajreh, I., “A computational approach in automating the continuous sonicated biodiesel production,” Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 2023.

Isam janajreh | Desalination | Best Researcher Award

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