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Rawan Hakawati, QUB

Rawan Hakawati


Rawan Hakawati

Place of birth

Saida, Lebanon


Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Chemical Engineering, American University of Beirut (AUB)

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry, American University of Beirut (AUB)

Relevant experience

ATBEST summer school at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany – "Enhanced technologies for anaerobic digestion"

Research on "Analysis  of Physico-Chemical Properties of petrochemical catalysts for optimization and modelling" at Universidade Federale do Rio De Janeiro (UFRRJ)- Brazil

Internship at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on : "The Application of Fuel Cell in Energy"- Lebanon

Research on the "Adhesion of Keratinocytes  on Peptide coated surfaces" at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)- United States Of America

Research interests

Application of Biogas in Chemical Energy Storage and Liquid Fuel Production

Current research

Investigation of exploitation catalyst technologies for production of liquid fuel starting from Biogas along with thorough thermodynamic investigation of most efficient processes for maintaining energy density.
Supervised by: Prof. David Rooney, Dr. Beatrice Smyth, and Dr. Geoffrey McCullough , Queen's University Belfast (QUB)
Link to poster



Interests/ hobbies

Volunteering, Zumba Dancing, Jogging, Socializing