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Iqbal Mujtaba

Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching)

Faculty/Dept/School Department of Chemical Engineering
(Faculty of Engineering and Informatics)
Telephone +441274 233645


Professor Mujtaba is actively involved in many research areas like: dynamic modelling, simulation, optimisation and control of batch and continuous chemical processes with specific interests in distillation, industrial reactors, refinery processes, desalination and wastewater treatment. His current research focus is in the area of energy and water (two of the four key challenge areas for future chemical engineers as identified by IChemE). He received funding from the British Council, Texas A&M University, Royal Society and DST (India) to organise a UK-Qatar workshop on Water & Energy Security in Qatar (2015), UK-India workshop on Food, Water & Energy Nexus in India (2015) and UK-Egypt-South Africa workshop on Water Management in South Africa (2016). Professor Mujtaba has managed several research collaborations and consultancy projects with industry and academic institutions in the UK, Italy, Hungary, Malaysia, Iraq, China, Libya, Qatar, India, Bahrain, Algeria, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. He has published over 300 technical papers in major Engineering Journals, International Conference Proceedings and Books and has supervised 31 PhD students since 1997 and is currently supervising 10 PhD projects. He has given over 70 invited lectures home and abroad and several keynotes in international conferences. 
Books: Professor Mujtaba is a co-editor of the books (1) Application of Neural Networks and Other Learning Technologies in Process Engineering, Imperial College Press, London, 2001 (; (2) Composite Materials Technology CRC Press, 2009,; (3) The Water-Food-Energy Nexus, CRC Press, 2017, (4) Water Management: Social & Technological Perspective, CRC Press 2018, Mujtaba is the author of Batch Distillation: Design & Operation published by the Imperial College Press, London in 2004 ( which included his 18 years of research in batch distillation.