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Professor of Water and Process Engineering, University of Surrey

Adel Sharif (CEng, FIChemE) is Professor of Water and Process Engineering at the University of Surrey, UK. He is a winner of The Queen's 2011 Anniversary Prize for Water Research and the 2005 UK Royal Society Brian Mercer Senior Award for Innovation in Science and Technology. He is also the winner of the 2008 Science Business first pan-European Academic Enterprise Award in the category of Energy/Environment.

Prof Sharif is a founder of Modern Water plc, a London Exchange AIM Market listed company specialising in desalination and renewable power generation. He obtained his first degree in Chemical Engineering from Baghdad University in 1986, followed by MSc and PhD degrees from University of Wales Swansea in 1989 and 1992, respectively. He has over 170 publications; is an inventor and co-inventor of more than 25 patents and has supervised over twenty PhD students and more than 50 MSc research students.


  • –present
    Professor of Water Engineering, University of Surrey