Dr. Ahmed Al Shoaibi is currently an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Services at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 2008. Additionally, he has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde.
As SVP of Academic and Student Services, Dr. Al Shoaibi leads a variety of initiatives to promote successful learning outcomes for students and improved student retention. He leads the identification and recruitment of high quality high school students, supports their transition into university and works collaboratively with faculty, librarians, staff and administrators in initiative and policy implementation designed to promote student success in and out of the classroom. Additionally, Dr. Al Shoaibi promotes the support of faculty and staff to enhance teaching and learning so that students develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become successful 21st Century engineers.
Dr. Al Shoaibi has a broad range of research interests with one common thread connecting these areas, which is the innovative use of green, environmentally-friendly technologies to increase energy efficiency. His research group has established a laboratory facility to carry out experimental studies in areas related to environmental and energy engineering. The laboratory research activities focus primarily on energy extraction from unconventional materials and porous material development for gas processing applications. The research facility serves both academic and industrial projects related to the field of environmental and energy engineering.