Dr. Ziad Abu El-Rub
Associate Professor
OFFICE: Building M, M-412
PHONE: +962 6 4294444 Ext. 4412

Web of Science: https://www.webofscience.com/wos/author/record/40039240

Scopus: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6506446262

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4664-2132

Dr. Abu El-rub is an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering with extensive experience in academia and industry. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Twente and a Master of Technological Design from the same institution. Currently serving as an Associate Professor at the American University of the Middle East and the German Jordanian University. Has held several academic and administrative positions including Acting Department Head and Dean Assistant for Industrial Relations. He has a proven track record in conducting scholarly research, publishing numerous papers, winning grants, and teaching. Has also held several industrial positions such as Regional Manager for the Middle East and North Africa, Business Development Manager, and Quality Control Manager. Holds a license as a Consultant Engineer in Chemical Engineering. Has received numerous honors and recognition for academic and professional excellence.

Educational Background

PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Twente, the Netherlands, 2008.
Master of Technological Design, University of Twente, the Netherlands, 2002.
MSc in Chemical Engineering, The Univeristy of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 2000.
BSc in Chemical Engineering, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 1998.
Research Interests
-  Bioenergy: development of sustainable energy and fuels from biomass and waste
-  Oil Shale production: investigating shale oil retorting, upgrading, and yield.

Selected Publications

2021 Muhammad Tawalbeh, Amani Al-Othman, Tareq Salamaha, Malek Alkasrawi, Remston Martis, Ziad Abu El-Rub,"A critical review on metal-based catalysts used in the pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass materials",Journal of Environmental Management (Elsevier),299, 113597,2021 [View]
2021 Prof. Dr. Samer Al-Gharabli , Dr. Ziad Abu El-Rub , Dr. Eyad Hamad, Khaffaf, Aseel , Yasin, Omar, Wael Al-Kouz, Ali Chamkha,"Review of Nanofluids and Their Biomedical Application",American Scientific Publishers (Journal of Nanofluids),Volume 10, Number 4, December 2021, pp. 463-477(15),2021 [View]
2021 Samer Al-Gharabli, Ziad Abu El-Rub, Eyad M. Hamad, Wojciech Kujawski, Zuzanna Flanc, Katarzyna Pianka, Joanna Kujawa,"Surfaces with Adjustable Features—Effective and Durable Materials for Water Desalination",International Journal of Molecular Sciences (MDPI),Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22(21), 11743,2021 [View]
2021 Mohammad F. Khanfar, Taleen S. Kopti, Natalie O. Gharaibeh, Ziad Abu El-Rub,"Differential pulse voltammetry as an alternative method for tracking Hydrochlorothiazide electrolytic degradation",Jordanian Journal of Engineering and Chemical Industries (Al-Balqa Applied University),4 (3), 70-77,2021 [View]
2020 Ziad Abu El-Rub, Joanna Kujawa, Samer Al-Gharabli,"Pyrolysis Kinetic Parameters of Omari Oil Shale using Thermogravimetric Analysis.",Energies,13 (16), 1-13,2020 [View]
2019 Abu El-Rub, Z,"TGA and BET Characterization of Spent Oil Shale as a Catalyst in Biomass Tar Removal Applications",International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy 2019,8(6)680-687,2019 [View]
2019 Ziad Abu El-Rub, Joanna Kujawa, Esra’a Albarahmiah, Nafisah Rifai, Fathieh Qaimari, Samer Al-Gharabli,"High Throughput Screening and Characterization Methods of Jordanian Oil Shale as a Case Study",Energies 2019,12(16), 3148, doi,2019 [View]
2019 Ziad Abu El-Rub, Eddy Bramer, Samer Al-Gharabli, Gerrit Brem," Impact of char properties and reaction parameters on naphthalene conversion in a macro-TGA fixed char bed reactor",Catalysts 2019,9, 307, doi,2019 [View]
2018 Samer Al-Gharabli, Eyad Hamad, Munib Saket, Ziad Abu El-Rub, Hassan Arafat, Wojciech Kujawski , Joanna Kujawa,"Advanced material - ordered nano-tubular ceramic membrane covalently capped with single wall carbon nanotubes",Materials 2018,11(5), 739, (Q1, 5-Year IF: 3.236),2018 [View]
2018 Samer Al-Gharabli, Wojciech Kujawski, Ziad Abu El-Rub, Eyad M. Hamad, Joanna Kujawa,"Enhancing membrane performance in removal of hazardous VOCs from water by modified fluorinated PVDF porous material",Journal of Membrane Science,556, 214-226, (Q1, five years IF: 5.983),2018 [View]
2017 Abu El-Rub, Z, Kähler, B, Al-Khatib, J,"University Industry Collaboration: A Case Study from the German Jordanian University", In: 3rd MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum,,Dubai, UAE,2017
2017 Taftanazi, Y, Neumann, H, Burger, D, Hagelstein, G, Abu El-Rub, Z, Gschwander, S,"Stability study of Phase Change Material between 100 °C and 200 °C",Paper presented at the the 8th Jordan International Chemical Engineering Conference,Amman, Jordan,2017
2016 Abu El-Rub, Z., Brem, G., Bramer,E.A.,"Parameters affecting the removal of naphthalene over fixed biomass char bed",Venice 2016, Sixth International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste, CISA, Venice, Italy,2016
2016 bu El-Rub, Z., Bramer, E. A., Brem, G.,"Naphthalene Removal Experiments over a Fixed Bed of Biomass Char",Paper presented at the 5th Global Conference on Renewables and Energy Effficiency for Desert Regions (GCREEDER 2016), ,Amman, Jordan.,2016 [View]
2015 Abu El-Rub, Z, Bramer, E.A, & Brem, G,"Single Char Particle Model for Naphthalene Reduction in a Biomass Gasification System",Biomass and Bioenergy,72, 19-27, (Q1, five years IF: 4.186 ),2015 [View]
2015 Abu El-Rub, Z., Bramer, E. A., Brem, G.,"Real Tar Removal over Fixed Bed of Biomass Char",Paper presented at the 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition,Vienna, Austria.,2015
2014 Abu El-Rub, Z., Bramer, E. A, Brem, G.,"Formulation of a Single Char Particle Model for naphthalene Removal in Biomass Gasification",Paper presented at the the 7th Jordan International Chemical Engineering (JIChE 07) Conference,Amman, Jordan.,2014
2014 Al-Gharabli, S, Abu El-Rub, Z, & Khanfar, M,"High Throughput Screening of Oil Content in Jordanian Oil Shale Using ATR-FTIR and Refractive Index Techniques",Paper Presented at the 7th Jordan International Chemical Engineering (JIChE 07) Conference,Amman, Jordan,2014