Muhammad Tawalbeh

Muhammad Tawalbeh


Dr. Muhammad Tawalbeh is an associate professor in the Department of Sustainable and
Renewable Energy Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah. He is also a
member of the Sustainable Energy and Power Systems Research Center, Energy Storage and
Management research group, and Desalination research group at the University of Sharjah. He
has more than 15 years of experience in the field of membrane separation. Dr. Tawalbeh research
activities focus on renewable energy and sustainable environment applications. In particular,
preparation and characterization of membranes for fuel cells, carbon capture, water desalination,
development of solar-powered membrane desalination processes, wastewater treatment using
adsorption and advanced oxidation processes, biofuels production from agricultural waste and
paper mill sludge, utilization of solar and geothermal energies in absorption chillers, and energy
storage materials and systems. Dr. Tawalbeh actively collaborates with researchers from the
American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates University, Qatar University, University
of Jordan, Swansea University, University of Wisconsin SP, Al-Balqa Applied University, and
Saint Mary's University. Dr. Tawalbeh secured over 850 k AED in research grants. He is being
listed in the world’s top 2% of scientists produced by Stanford University researchers for the
years 2021 and 2022, and also recognized among the top 20 authors by scholarly output at the
University of Sharjah over the period 2017 to 2022. Dr. Tawalbeh is the recipient of several
awards, including the Sharjah Islamic Bank Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, the
University of Sharjah Annual Faculty Incentive Research Award, the M.W. Welch International
Scholarship from the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technology and Applications,
Horace G. Young Scholarship, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and Excellence Scholarship from
the University of Ottawa.

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