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Dr Sergey Agashichev

Chemical Engineering

National Energy & Water Research Center



Sergey P. Agashichev graduated in 1981 from D. Mendeleyev Institute of Chemical Technology, Russia. In 1989 he received a PhD in Chemical Engineering, and in 2011 obtained a DSc in Membrane Technology. Between 1975 and 2006, he was a Research Fellow, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the same institute.

His area of proficiency is primarily in chemical engineering and membrane processes. He has delivered graduate-level courses on heat and mass transfer operations and equipment, as well as a series of postgraduate-level seminars on the modeling and analysis of membrane processes, which focused on aspects including gel-enhanced concentration polarization, non-Newtonian behavior at the membrane surface, shear-induced diffusion, and conjugated temperature and concentration polarization in non-isothermal membrane operations. He was a co-supervisor of PhD projects in these areas.

In 1993, Sergey received a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdiens, Germany. His area of research was conjugated temperature and concentration polarization in membrane distillation. In 2001-2002, he was Adjunct Professor at the UAE University in Al-Ain, where he delivered a course on membrane processes in desalination (a graduate-level course in the water resources program). He is currently affiliation a senior researcher at the National Energy & Water Research Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has accumulated more than 30 years professional experience.

He is currently an editorial board member of the international journal Membrane Water Treatment, and is a referee for Separation Science and Technology, Desalination, the Journal of Membrane Science, Energy, Desalination and Water Treatment, Membrane Water Treatment, and others.

Sergey's area of proficiency is chemical engineering (modeling and analysis of unit operations and equipment for heat and mass transfer). He is currently dealing with membrane technology. His current professional interests encompass the following: the modeling and analysis of pressure-driven membrane processes; pretreatment before reverse osmosis; integrated and hybrid desalination; and water post-treatment after reverse osmosis.

An updated synthesis of his recently published papers and some of the positions he defended in his DSc dissertation can be found in his book Pressure-driven Membrane Processes: Modeling and Analysis (Nova Science Publishers, 2012).