Hanan Farhat | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Hanan Farhat

Dr. Hanan Farhat (PhD)

Senior Research Director
Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute

  • Phone+974 44541741
  • Office locationRC-B2-1241


Dr. Hanan Farhat is one of the leading experts on corrosion and materials engineering in the region. She is the founder and director of Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute’s (QEERI) Corrosion Center. She has a PhD in Corrosion Engineering and a master’s in Materials and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Her bachelor’s degree was in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering from Tripoli University, Libya. 

Dr. Farhat is a registered professional Canadian Engineer. She holds international certifications in corrosion and inspection engineering. She represents Qatar in the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for corrosion standards, and the Gulf Standards Committee for Oil and Gas. She is one of the founders and the Chairperson of Qatar’s Association for Corrosion and Materials Engineering. Dr. Farhat is a women’s rights advocate. She established the Qatar Association for Women Engineers in 2020 and currently holds the Chairperson position.


Research Interests

  • Environmentally Assisted Cracking
  • Atmospheric Corrosion
  • Pipeline Integrity Management
  • Materials Selection


Senior Research Director

Corrosion Center / QEERI / HBKU / QF

2019 - 2021
  • Lead Corrosion researcher / Faculty - Mechanical Engineering

    College of the North Atlantic-Qatar

    2012 - 2019
  • Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) Team Leader - Inspection Engineering Department

    Qatar Fertilizers Company

    2008 - 2012
  • Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student / Teaching Assistant

    University of Saskatchewan / Canada

    2005 - 2007
  • Oil and Gas Technical Service Department Manager

    Higher Welding Technology Center

    2002 - 2004
  • Head of Training Department

    Higher Welding Technology Center

    2001 - 2002
  • Oil and Gas Technical Support Senior Engineer (Inspection & Corrosion)

    Higher Welding Technology Center

    2000 - 2001
  • Head of Materials Testing Laboratory

    Advanced Center of Technology

    1997 - 2000
  • Project and Materials Engineer

    Agip Oil Company

    1995 - 1997


PhD in Mechanical Engineer (Corrosion),

University of Saskatchewan, (Saskatoon/Canada)

  • Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineer (Welding Metallurgy)

    University of Saskatchewan, (Saskatoon/Canada)

  • Bachelor Degree of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering

    Tripoli University, (Tripoli/Libya)


Selected Publications

  • H. Farhat, R. Johnsen

    “Hydrogen Sulfied Tube Failure in a Seawater Heat Exchanger”, Materials Performance Journal, Vo. 56, No. 9

  • H. Farhat

    "A Case Study of Soil-Side Corrosion of Aboveground Storage Tanks in the Middle East", Corrosion, NACE-2018-11218

  • H. Farhat, R. Griffin, I. Oguocha, R. Evitts

    “An Investigation of Corrosion Behaviour of a FeNiCoAlTa Shape Memory Alloy in 3.5 wt. % NaCl Solution”, Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology Jr, Vo. 53, 8

  • H. Farhat, I. N. A. Oguocha and S. Yannacopoulos

    “Effect of Welding Speed on Weld Quality and Microstructure of Tandem Submerged Arc Welded X80 Pipeline Steel”, (MS&T 2009), Pittsuburg, [ISBN: 978-1-61503-006-4].

  • H. Farhat

    “Developing Field Test Procedures for Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking in the Arabian Gulf,” Int. Jr. of Corro., 6278542