Raed Hashaikeh is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Program. He received his MSc and PhD in Materials Engineering from McGill University in 2000, and 2005, respectively. In 2008, He joined the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department at Masdar Institute as an Assistant Professor and went through the ranks to become a full professor in September 2015. Between 2017 and 2019, he was a professor at the Chemical Engineering Department, Khalifa University. Before joining the Masdar Institute, he spent two years at FPInnovations-Paprican division, Canada, as a scientist (awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Research and Development Fellow). He was also a visiting scholar at MIT between 2008 and 2009.
His research falls in the area of advanced materials development that addresses challenges in water and energy storage technologies. His work involves process development to generate functional nanostructures with particular emphasis on nanofibrous materials for membrane fabrication. Hashaikeh’s research group, with robust understanding of nanofibers and their performance/microstructure relationship, has been recruited by local and international industry, demonstrated through the externally funded projects obtained which mounts up to a total USD 1.5 million. In 2013 he received the award of excellence in research from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. He currently serves on the editorial board of Desalination and the International Journal of Water Process Engineering. He is a member of the Mohammed bin Rashid Academy of Scientists. His publications include 90 peer-reviewed journal papers, four US patents, and several patent applications.