Dr. Abdelrasoul

Amira Abdelrasoul (BEng, MSc, PhD, PEng), Principal Investigator 

Amira Abdelrasoul, Assistant Professor in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department and Division of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Abdelrasoul, P. Eng., is the Principal Investigator (PI) of  Membrane Science and Technology Research Center at University of Saskatchewan, where she leads research on Advanced Membrane Science and Nanotechnology for Hemodialysis, Energy and Water Sustainability and Biomedical Applications; Biomimetic and Bioinspired Nanomaterials for Advanced Technologies; and Process Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Systems.

Her long-term vision of her research program is to facilitate the creation of optimal membrane technologies for multiple usage scenarios and a variety of applications. Her current focus is on novel interdisciplinary approaches to apply and adapt advanced techniques and solve problems associated with hemodialysis, other biomedical applications, and water treatment.

Dr. Abdelrasoul incepted the hemodialysis membrane research in Canada. Her interdisciplinary research program focus on solving the existing hemodialysis problems to decrease the unacceptably high morbidity and mortality rates, increase the quality of life of kidney failure patients, and decrease the extremely high costs to the healthcare system in Canada and beyond. She leads one of the Research Programs established by Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation for hemodialysis membranes.

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Dr. Abdelrasoul research projects focus on modeling; nanoscale molecular dynamics and computational fluid dynamics simulations; optimization; designing; developing; and synthesizing novel evolutional membranes with an advanced customized morphology that can pave the way for the sustainable engineering in the following areas:

        • Biomimetic and bioinspired membranes for hemodialysis and other biomedical applications.
        • Optimal membrane technologies for water and wastewater treatment, and the multiplicity of usage scenarios for various applications, including ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, forward osmosis and reverse osmosis membranes.
        • Innovative membrane technologies for separation, purification and recovery.

        • Multifunctional nanomaterials, advanced nanocomposite and mixed‐matrix membranes.

Collaboration

Global Water Futures

Dr. Abdelrasoul is a faculty member of Global Institute for Water Security for research focuses on interdisciplinary themes to address challenges of local, regional and global significance.