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Senior Manager - Research, Development and Innovation - Oman Investment Authority
“Dr. Mohamed Al-Rawahi has an extensive RDI experience working with both academic and business settings. His academic background includes B.sc & M.sc from college of Agricultural and Marine Science, Sultan Qaboos University, PhD in Agro-ecosystem from Kassel University, Germany, and PostDoc in wastewater treatment from Helmholtz Center for Environmental Researches (UFZ), Germany”.
Associate. Professor, Sultan Qaboos University
Dr. Mohammed Zahir Al-Abri is an Associate Professor in Petroleum & Chemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman. In addition to his academic position, he is the Founder and Director of Nanotechnology Research Center, SQU. He completed all his tertiary education from University of Nottingham (UK) from 2003-2007. His major interest lies in cutting-edge research in nanotechnology, water treatment, hydrogen production, membrane technology and environmental engineering including applications of nanotechnology in water and petroleum industries. Dr. Al-Abri has more than 30 major research projects in different areas of water treatment and desalination, nanotechnology for environmental and renewable energy applications, and membrane technology. He has more than 85 international journal papers, 30 international conferences, 25 technical reports, 4 patent applications and 3 book chapters. Dr. Al-Abri is a member of a number of international editorial boards including being a Topic Editor in “Membranes: MDPI Journal. He organized and co-organized several international conferences in nanotechnology and water treatment.
Head of Mechanical Engineering Unit, University of Technology and Applied Sciences
Professional qualifications and certificates
He holds a bachelor and PhD in engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) Australia. He also, accomplished Post-Doc study at Sultan Qaboos University in the field of nanotechnology. He also participated in more than 17 professional and specialized courses in management, planning, and finance, including a full-year professional course in circular economics at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
He is currently an academic at the University of Technology and Applied Sciences. He also previously worked in the industrial and academic sectors in Australia and Britain. He also worked as a visiting professor at a number of universities and research centers.
He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company, as well as Vice Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, and he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Global College of Engineering and Technology. He also previously held a number of supervisory positions in a number of institutions in Australia and the Sultanate of Oman.
Scientific publishing and innovation
He has published number of peer-reviewed scientific publications in a number of scientific journals and international conferences. He also he has contributed in writing books which were published internationally in Germany, America, Britain, and Australia. He also participated in a group of international conferences and seminars as a keynote speaker in France, India, and the Sultanate of Oman. He also won awards and praises for scientific research and innovation outstanding.
He participated in many research, development and industrial projects. Resulted in registering 2 industrial patents. He also contributed to the development of master’s programs at Sultan Qaboos University and RMIT University.
Projects, consultations and community service
He contributed to the implementation of more than 14 research projects and technical consultations related to the field of circular economy, and also contributed to more than 5 national projects and initiatives.
Authority of Public Services Regulations
Dr. Salim Al Mamary is a Ph.D. holder in Project Management, University of South Australia, 2011. He has over 27 years of experience in project management, water resources management, water and networks projects, water utilities projects, water desalination, water recycling, irrigation projects, pumping stations, and flood protection dams in government and private sectors. Dr. Al Mamary has been involved in the planning, design, development, and management of several water-related projects in Oman. He has participated in water policy-making and water strategy planning. In the publication, He has over 20 papers presented at national and international conferences on the topics of water management, risks, and project management. Dr. Al Mamary is the Founder and Board member of Oman water society. He has a broad range of knowledge and involvement in international cooperation for research, seminars, conferences, and training on Project Management and Water Management.
Head of Water Management, Petroleum Development Oman
Saada is currently working as Head of Water Management & Subject Matter Expert in Petroleum Development Oman PDO. She is also a Board member in Oman Water Society and Board member in Produced Water Society.
Her recent activities include:
Saada has a total of 21 years of diverse experience in Oil & Gas sector downstream & Upstream. Prior joining PDO ,Saada has worked with Oman Refinery Company, Granherne, Tebodin Engineering Co, and Shell Marketing Oman.
Vice President - Integrated Digital Solutions, OQ
With more than 18 years of expertise leading a variety of initiatives, Maryam Al Shaibani is a committed professional who has a great desire for growth and development.
Maryam is a results-driven leader with a Master's degree in Business Management and a track record of effectively managing and completing medium- and large-scale projects within Oman's energy sector.
She is presently OQ's Vice President of Integrated Digital Solutions, overseeing the centralized digital solutions department and demonstrating her dedication to fostering efficiency and innovation inside the company.