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Dr. Khaled Elsaid

Dr. Khaled Elsaid

Laboratory Manager, Visiting Lecturer

Office Number: 219T
Office Phone: +974.4423.0148

Dr. Khaled Elsaid has about 15 years of combined research and academic teaching experience that he gained by working for different research and academic institutions. Before joining Texas A&M University at Qatar, in 2007, as the manager for chemical engineering laboratories, Dr. Elsaid has worked as a lecturer in the chemical engineering department at Minia University, Egypt, while before working for Minia University he worked as research associate in ore treatment lab, at the Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute CMRDI, Egypt.

Dr. Elsaid's area of research is focused on water and wastewater treatment in general, and water desalination in particular. This has been expanding to energy aspects of water-energy nexus, leading to extending the work focus on energy aspect as well, with focus on renewable energy applications. The current focus is on  systems that enable dual water production/treatment with energy generation, which is well demonstrated by duel systems that utilizes wastewater, with good example of urea fuel cells UFC, which are considered as direct application for the waste-to-energy concept.

Dr. Elsaid has a vast experience in the field of analytical techniques, with main focus on water, wastewater, and soil/sediment analysis for different constituents and contaminants, as well as different material characterization techniques.

Current research of Dr. Elsaid:

· Hybrid Water Desalination Systems
· Physical and Chemical Water Treatment Processes
· Urea Fuel Cells
· Waste-to-Energy


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Waterloo
  • Master of Science, Minia University
  • Bachelor of Science, Minia University, 2000 (Honors)


Jan. 2018 – present: Laboratory Manager / Visiting Lecturer, Chemical Engineering Program, Texas A&M at Qatar, Doha, Qatar.

Jan. 2007 – Dec. 2017: Technical Lab Coordinator/Laboratory Manager, Chemical Engineering Program, Texas A&M at Qatar, Doha, Qatar.

March. 2002 – Dec. 2006: Assistant Lecturer / Research Associate, Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Minia University, Egypt.

Sep. 2000 – Feb. 2002: Research Assistant, Ore Treatment Lab, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute CMRDI, Cairo, Egypt.


  1. 3rd Place in “Visualization Development Competition VDC11” for a project entitled " Visualization of Fouling, Scale Formation and Deposition on Membrane Surfaces during Water Desalination,” 2011, Texas A&M University at Qatar.
  2. 5-Years Excellent Service Award”, 2012, Texas A&M University at Qatar.
  3. 1st Place in “Visualization Development Competition VDC14” for a project entitled "Development of a Model-Based Visualization of Multi-Phase Flow with Reaction inside Monolithic Catalyst Support in Catalytic Packed Bed Reactors,” 2014, Texas A&M University at Qatar.
  4. Academic Laboratory Safety Award,”  2015-2016, Texas A&M University at Qatar
  5. 10-Years Excellent Service Award”, 2017, Texas A&M University at Qatar.


·        Zafar Said, Anis Allagui, Mohammad A. Abdelkareem, Hussain Alawadhi, Khaled Elsaid, “Acid-functionalized carbon nanofibers for high stability, thermoelectrical and electrochemical properties of nanofluids,” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2018), Vol 520, pp. 50 – 57.

·        E. K. Hlil D. Turki, Zafar Khan Ghouri, Saeed Al-Meer, Khaled Elsaid, Ahmed Easa, M.I.Ahmad, M. Ellouze, “Synthesis and physiochemical studies of perovskite manganite La0.8Ca0.2Mn1− xCoxO3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.3),” Journal of Magnetics (2017) Vol 22 (3), pp. 353 - 359.

·        Dorra Turki, Zafar Khan Ghouri, Saeed Al-Meer, Khaled Elsaid, MI Ahmad, Ahmed Easa, Gyorgy Remenyi, Sami Mahmood, El Kebir Hlil, Mohamed Ellouze, Foued Elhalouani, “Critical Behavior of La0. 8Ca0.2Mn1− xCoxO3 Perovskite (0.1≤ x≤ 0.3)”, Magnetochemistry (2017) Vol 3 (3), 28.

·        Zafar Khan Ghouri;  Saeed  Al-meer; Khaled Elsaid; Nasser A.M.Barakat “Applicable anode based on Co3O4-SrCO3 hetero-structure nanorods incorporated CNFs with low onset potential for DUFCs”, Applied Nanoscience (2017) Vol 7 (8), pp. 625 – 631.

·        Zafar Khan Ghouri, Saeed Al-Meer, Khaled Elsaid, Ahmed Easa, Muneera Th. Al-Qahtani, M. Shaheer Akhtar, Engineering of magnetically separable ZnFe2O4@ TiO2 nanofibers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells and removal of pollutant from water”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2017) Vol 723 (8) pp. 477 – 483.

·        Nasser AM Barakat, M. Shaheer Akhtar, Ibrahim MA Mohamed, Yara Abu Dakka, Rawan Hamdan, Ahmed G. El-Deen, Khaled Elsaid, M. Obaid, Saeed Al-Meer, “Effective and stable FeNi@ N-doped graphene counter electrode for enhanced performance dye-sensitized solar cells, Materials Letters (2017) Vol. 191, pp. 80-84.

·        Seong-Min Ji, Zafar Khan Ghouri, Khaled Elsaid, Yo Han Ko, Saeed Al-Meer, MI Ahmad, Dong Ick Son, Hak Yong Kim, “Capacitance of MnO2 Micro-Flowers Decorated CNFs in Alkaline Electrolyte and Its Bi-Functional Electrocatalytic Activity toward Hydrazine Oxidation, Int.  J. of Electrochemical Science (2017) Vol. 12, pp. 2583-2592.

·        Khaled Elsaid; M. Shamrukh, A. Elkamel, A. Abdel-Wahab,  “Assessment of Groundwater quality in the State of Qatar for agriculture and domestic water supply applying membrane processes,” Proceedings of the 12th Gulf Water Conference, Manama, Bahrain, 2017.

·        Antsar R Hlil, Salvador Moncho, Robert Tuba, Khaled Elsaid, Györgyi Szarka, Edward N Brothers, Robert H Grubbs, Mohammed Al-Hashimi, Hassan S Bazzi, “Synthesis and catalytic activity of supported acenaphthoimidazolylidene N-heterocyclic carbene ruthenium complex for ring closing metathesis (RCM) and ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP)”, J. of Catalysis (2016) Vol. 344, pp. 100-107.

·        Ibrahim H. M. Aly, L. Abed Alrahim Mohammed, Saeed Al-Meer, Khaled Elsaid, Nasser A. M. Barakat. “Preparation and characterization of wollastonite/titanium oxide nanofiber bioceramic composite as a future implant material,” Ceramics International (2016) Vol. 42(10), pp. 11525-11534.

·        Nasser A.M. Barakat, Enas Ahmed, Mohammad Ali Abdelkareem, T.E. Farrag, Saeed Al-Meer, Salem Al-Deyab, Khaled Elsaid, M.M. Nassar, “Ammonium Phosphate as Promised Hydrogen Storage Material.” Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy (2015) Vol. 40(32), pp.10103-10110.

·        M. Obaid, Nasser A.M. Barakat, Olfat A. Fadali, Saeed Al-Meer, Khaled Elsaid, Khalil Abdelrazek Khalil, “Stable and Effective Super-Hydrophilic Polysulfone Nanofiber Mats for Oil/Water SeparationPolymer (2015) Vol.72, pp.125-133.

·        Mohammed Al-Hashimi,   Mohammed Abu Bakar,   Khaled Elsaid,   David Bergbreiter and   Hassan Bazzi, “Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization using Polyisobutylene Supported Grubbs Second-Generation Catalyst”, RCS Advances (2014), Vol. 4, pp. 43766–43771. 

·        Khaled Elsaid; Stijepovic, M. “Development of Model-Based Visualization Tool for Demonstration of Basic Separation Processes in Unit Operation Laboratory Courses,” Proceedings of AIChE 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, 2013.

·        Khaled Elsaid; Casson, V.; Hassiba, R. J.; Stijepovic, M.; Vetchot; L. N. “Integration of Process Safety in Chemical Process Design: Initiating a different Way of Thinking”, Proceedings of 16th Annual International Symposium, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, College Station, Texas, USA, 2013.

·        Khaled Elsaid; Elkamel, A.; Ahmed Abdel-Wahab. “Development of Effective Chemical Treatment of Brine for Inland Desalination with Zero Liquid Discharge,” Proceedings of the IUPAC2013 – 44th World Chemistry Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013.

·        Khaled Elsaid; Ahmed Khodary, Elkamel, A.; Ahmed Abdel-Wahab.  “Inland Desalination with Zero Liquid Discharge: Prospective, Challenges, and Recent Developments,” Proceedings of the 10th Gulf Water Conference, Doha, Qatar, 2012.

·        Mansouri, K.; Elsaid, Khaled; Bedoui A.; Bensalaha, N.; Abdel-Wahab A. "Application of Electrochemically Dissolved Iron in the Removal of Tannic Acid from Water," Chemical Engineering Journal (2011), Vol. 14, No. 2-3, pp. 970-976.

·        Bedoui, A.; Elsaid, Khaled; Bensalah, N.; Abdel-Wahab, A. "Treatment of Pharmaceutical-Manufacturing Wastewaters by UV Irradiation/Hydrogen Peroxide Process," J. of Advanced Oxidation Technologies (2011), Vol. 14(2), pp. 226-234.

·        Ahmed Abdel-Wahab; Ali Dashti; Ali Anany; Khaled Elsaid; “Utilization of Byproduct Sulfur for Chromium Waste Treatment”, Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Gas Processing Symposium. F. T. Eljack, G. V. Rex Reklaitis, and M. M. El-Halwagi (Editors), Elsevier B. V. Amsterdam, 2010.


·        Mostafa, N. A.; Khaled Elsaid; “Production of Rhamnolipid Biosurfactant from Waste Vegetable Oil”,Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Role of Engineering Towards A Better Environment, RETBE’ 06, Alexandria, Egypt, 2006.


·        Mostafa, N. A.; Gabra, U. A.; Matter, S.; Khaled Elsaid; “Production of Rhamnolipid Biosurfactant from Effluents of Petroleum Industry”, Proceedings of the 3rd Minia International Conference on Advanced Trends in Engineering, MICATE’ 05, Minia, Egypt, 2005.