Emad Al-Dhubhani received his Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) with a minor program in Environmental Engineering. Then he did his M.Sc. as Erasmus Mundus Master in Membrane Engineering from a consortium consists of the following universities: University of Montpellier (France), University of chemistry and technology (Czech Republic), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) and KU Leuven (Belgium).
He started as PhD Candidate in the Membrane Materials and Processes Group, Department of Chemical Engineering & Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology and Wetsus, European center of excellence for sustainable water technology, Leeuwarden.
His expertises are Membrane materials, process and technology, Gas separation membranes, Ion exchange membranes & bipolar membranes, Flow batteries, Electrochemical cells and Process simulation
The aim of the project Development of membranes for the Acid-base flow (blue) battery (ABFB) is to develop bipolar membranes and ion exchange membranes which could overcome the drawbacks of the state of art membranes. This includes developing bipolar membranes capable of discharging at higher current densities without delamination. In addition, development of anion and cation ion exchange membranes that mitigate undesired co-ion transfer.