University of Auckland, New Zealand
Professor Mohammed Farid has completed his BE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Baghdad, Iraq (1971), ME in Chemical Engineering from University of Swansea, Wales (1975) and PhD in Chemical Reactor Engineering from the University of Swansea, Wales in the UK.
Professor Farid started his career in 1978 as a Lecturer of Chemical Engineering. He was promoted to Associate Professor and then Professor of Chemical Engineering in 1989. He was the Founder of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Basrah in 1983, which he has chaired until 1991. Following that, he worked as a full professor in Jordan University of Science and Technology (1991-1993), University of Science Malaysia (1993-1997) and since 1997 in the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he is working as the Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering (Personal Chair).
He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, London and an active member of a number of international societies. He has published more than 380 papers in international journals and refereed international conferences, 6 patents, 5 books, and 11 chapters in books.
Professor Farid has received a number of international awards such as the Matsumae International Fellowship from Japan (1986), a prestigious prize for being the most active in research in the University of Basrah, the Hisham Hijjawi Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Research in Jordan (1993) and the Marie Curie Fellowship, from European Union (2010) for his exceptional contribution to research on energy storage. In 2010, he was short listed and came in the third place for the IChemE Innovator of the Year Award – sponsored by NES in the UK.
Professor Farid was invited as a keynote speaker to a large number of international conferences worldwide. He is a member of the editorial board of international journals and worked in a large number of scientific committees of international conferences. He is a world leader in energy storage with phase change and has provided significant contribution to the field worldwide. His research expertise covers many other important areas such as biofuel, waste management and food processing.
Hi research was highly recognized nationally and internationally with significant contribution in the development of chemical engineering science and technology. He has succeed in attracting nationally more than NZ$ 3.00 million and more than US$2.0 million internationally during the last few years.