Tareq Al-Ansari | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Tareq Al-Ansari

Dr. Tareq Al-Ansari (PhD)

Associate Professor and Head of Engineering Management & Decision Sciences
Sustainable Development
College of Science and Engineering

  • Phone+974 44546645
  • Office locationLAS Building


Dr. Tareq Al-Ansari acquired a Beng. in Mechanical Engineering from the University College of London, an MPhil. in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge, and completed his PhD at Imperial College London in Sustainable Development and Environmental Engineering. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the College of Science and Engineering at HBKU within the Division of Sustainable Development and the Division of Engineering Management and Decision Sciences, where he is the division head. 


Research Interests

  • Energy, Water and Food Nexus
  • Food Security
  • Waste Management and Conversion to Value Added Products
  • Systems and Process Engineering
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • CO2 Utilization
  • Clean Fuels
  • Green Supply Chains and Circular Economy
  • Multi-generation Systems
  • Nano-fluids


Hamad Bin Khalifa University

2016 - Present
  • Qatar National Food Security Program

    June 2013 – October 2013
  • Qatar Research Leadership Program (QRLP)

    2010 – 2016
  • Qatar Petroleum

    July 2008 – July 2010


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - “Development of the Energy, Water and Food Nexus System Model”

Imperial College London

October 2011 – 2016
  • Masters of Philosophy (MPhil.) - Engineering for Sustainable Development

    University of Cambridge

    October 2010- October 2011
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng.) - Mechanical Engineering

    University College London (UCL)

    September 2005 - June 2008

Selected Publications

  • M. AlHerbawi, G. Mckay, H. Mackey, T. Al-Ansari

    Jatropha curcas for Jet Biofuel Production: Current Status and Future Prospects, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

  • M Alherbawi, A AlNouss, G McKay, T Al-Ansari

    Optimum sustainable utilisation of the whole fruit of Jatropha curcas: An energy, water and food nexus approach, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 137, 110605.

  • Al-Ansari, T., Korre, A., Nie, Z., Shah, N.

    CO2 utilisation in agricultural greenhouses: A novel ‘plant to plant’ approach driven by bioenergy with carbon capture systems within the energy, water and food Nexus, Energy Conversion and Management 228, 113668.

  • IW. Almanassra, EC. Okonkwo, O. Alhassan, MA. Atieh, V. Kochkodan, T. Al-Ansari

    Stability and thermophysical properties test of carbide-derived carbon thermal fluid; a comparison between functionalized and emulsified suspensions, Powder Technology,

  • F. Mahmood, T. Al-Ansari

    Design and Thermodynamic Analysis of a Solar Powered Sustainable Greenhouse for Arid Climates, Desalination.

  • M Shahbaz, A AlNouss, P Parthasarathy, AH Abdelaal, H Mackey, G McKay, T Al-Ansari

    Investigation of biomass components on the slow pyrolysis products yield using Aspen Plus for techno-economic analysis, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 1-13.

  • F. Lahlou, H. Mackey, G. McKay, U. Onwusogh, T. Al-Ansari

    Water planning framework for alfalfa fields using treated wastewater fertigation in Qatar: An energy-water-food nexus approach, Computer & Chemical Engineering, 106999.

  • M. Luqman, T. Al-Ansari

    Thermodynamic analysis of an Energy-Water-Food (Ewf) nexus driven polygeneration system applied to coastal communities, Energy Conversion and Management 205, 112432.

  • S Pradhan, AH Abdelaal, K Mroue, T Al-Ansari, HR Mackey, G McKay

    Biochar from vegetable wastes: agro-environmental characterization, Biochar 2 (4), 439-453.

  • M. Luqman, Y. Bicer, T. Al-Ansari

    Thermodynamic analysis of an oxy-hydrogen combustor supported solar and wind energy-based sustainable polygeneration system for remote locations, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

  • A. AlNouss, G. McKay, T. Al-Ansari

    Production of syngas via gasification using optimum blends of biomass, Journal of Cleaner Production 242, 118499.

  • A. Al-Yaeeshi, R. Govindan, T. Al-Ansari

    Techno-economic-based dynamic network design for optimum large-scale Carbon Dioxide utilisation in process industries, Journal of Cleaner Production, 122974.

  • M. Haji, R. Govindan, T. Al-Ansari

    Novel approaches for Geospatial Risk Analytics in the Energy-Water-Food Nexus Using an EWF Nexus Node, 2020, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 106936.

  • A. AlNouss, G. McKay, T. Al-Ansari

    Enhancing waste to hydrogen production through biomass feedstock blending: A techno-economic-environmental evaluation, Applied Energy, 266, 114885.

  • S. Namany, R. Govindan, L. Alfagih, G. McKay, T. Al-Ansari

    Sustainable food security decision-making: an agent-based modelling approach, Journal of Cleaner Production, 255, 120296.

  • R. Govindan, T. Al-Ansari

    Computational decision framework for enhancing resilience of the energy, water and food nexus in risky environments, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 112, 653-668.

  • S. Namany, T. Al-Ansari, R. Govindan

    Optimisation of the energy, water, and food nexus for food security scenarios, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 106513.

  • A. AlNouss, G. McKay, T. Al-Ansari

    A techno-economic-environmental study evaluating the potential of oxygen-steam biomass gasification for the generation of value-added products. Energy Conversion and Management

  • T. Al-Ansari, A. Korre, Z. Nie, N. Shah

    Integration of greenhouse gas control technologies within the energy, water and food nexus to enhance the environmental performance of food production systems. Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Cleaner Production 162, 1592-1606.

  • T. Al-Ansari, A. Korre, Z. Nie, N. Shah

    Development of a life cycle assessment tool for the assessment of food production systems within the energy, water and food nexus. Sustainable Production and consumption, 2, 52-66.