Dr. Maen Husein, P.Eng.

Dr. Husein’s research interest is in the field of Energy & the Environment. With nanotechnology being a focal point for Dr. Husein’s research, his group employs nanoparticles for heavy oil and bitumen extraction (e.g. nanoparticle-mediated polymer flooding, nanoparticle-stabilized foam), upgrading  (e.g. catalytic thermal and hydro cracking), enhancing the performance of drilling fluids through nanoparticle-impregnation (e.g. fluid loss prevention, wellbore strengthening, drag reduction), and produced water treatment to enable effective recycling (e.g. nanoparticle-modified membrane filtration, coagulation).

Dr. Husein is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta. He received his B.Sc. in chemical engineering from Jordan University of Science & Technology (JUST), Irbid, Jordan, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.  Dr. Husein is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Alberta.