Dr. El-Halwagi's research is in the area of process design, integration, and optimization. The focus is on the development of systematic and generally applicable methodologies and tools that can guide engineers in the design and operation of gas and fuels processing facilities.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles416
  • Al-Douri, A., Halim, S. Z., Quddus, N., Kazantzi, V., & El-Halwagi, M. M. (2022). A stochastic approach to evaluating the economic impact of disruptions in feedstock pipelines on downstream production. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 162, 187-199.
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  • AlDouri, A., Alsuhaibani, A. S., Moore, M., Nielsen, R. B., ElBaz, A. A., & ElHalwagi, M. M. (2022). Greenhouse gases emissions in liquified natural gas as a marine fuel: Life cycle analysis and reduction potential. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. 100(6), 1178-1186.
  • Olivarez-Areyan, J. J., Cerda-Flores, S. C., Npoles-Rivera, F., & El-Halwagi, M. M. (2022). Optimal Management of Multistakeholder Macroscopic Water Networks with Social, Economic, and Environmental Considerations. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 61(9), 3342-3349.
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  • Al-Fadhli, F. M., Alhajeri, N., Ettouney, H., Sengupta, D., Holtzapple, M., & El-Halwagi, M. M. (2022). Simultaneous optimization of power generation and desalination systems: a general approach with applications to Kuwait. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy. 1-13.
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  • Hernndez-Prez, L. G., Villicaa-Garca, E., Cansino-Loeza, B., Alsuhaibani, A. S., El-Halwagi, M. M., & Ponce-Ortega, J. M. (2022). Incorporating the occupational health in the optimization for the methanol process. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 74, 104660-104660.
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  • Elbashir, N. O., El-Halwagi, M. M., Economou, I. G., & Hall, K. R. (2018). Natural Gas Processing from Midstream to Downstream. Wiley.
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  • Ng, D., Tan, R. R., Foo, D., & El-Halwagi, M. M. (2015). Process Design Strategies for Biomass Conversion Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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  • El-Halwagi, M. M. (2012). Sustainable Design Through Process Integration. Elsevier.
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  • Kazantzi, V., Bezergianni, S., Elms, R., Eljack, F., & El-Halwagi, M. M. (2011). Optimal Scheduling of Biodiesel Plants through Property-based Integration with Oil Refineries. Elsevier.
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  • Song, R., Feng, X., ElHalwagi, M. M., & Wang, Y. (2021). Decomposition and Implementation of LargeScale Interplant Heat Integration. Process Intensification and Integration for Sustainable Design. 201-220. Wiley.
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  • Bohac, E., Sengupta, D., & ElHalwagi, M. M. (2021). Design and TechnoEconomic Analysis of Separation Units to Handle Feedstock Variability in Shale Gas Treatment. Process Intensification and Integration for Sustainable Design. 15-41. Wiley.
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  • Challiwala, M. S., Afzal, S., Choudhury, H. A., Sengupta, D., El-Halwagi, M. M., & Elbashir, N. O. (2020). Alternative Pathways for CO2 Utilization via Dry Reforming of Methane. Advances in Carbon Management Technologies. 253-272. CRC Press.
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  • Enriquez, J., & El-Halwagi, M. M. (2020). Systems Integration Approaches to Monetizing CO2 via Integration of Shale Gas Processing and Industrial Waste Mineralization. Advances in Carbon Management Technologies. 163-183. CRC Press.
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  • Alsuhaibani, A. S., Afzal, S., Challiwala, M., Elbashir, N. O., & El-Halwagi, M. M. (2019). Process Systems Engineering and Catalysis: A Collaborative Approach for the Development of Chemical Processes. 20TH EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER AIDED PROCESS ENGINEERING. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 409-414. Elsevier.
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Conference Papers107
  • Challiwala, M. S., Choudhury, H. A., Chatla, A., Sengupta, D., El-Halwagi, M. M., & Elbashir, N. (2019). Dry reforming of methane: An alternative Option for Carbon Capture. 19th Topical Conference on Gas Utilization 2019 - Topical Conference at the 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety. 120.
  • Zhang, C., Linke, P., & El-Halwagi, M. (2019). Towards safe and reliable eco-industrial parks: An integration and optimization approach. Meet the Industry Candidates Poster Session 2019, Held at the 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety. 8.
  • Topolski, K., Noureldin, M., Eljack, F., & El-Halwagi, M. (2017). Anchor-Tenant models for the synthesis of eco-industrial parks through carbon-hydrogen-oxygen symbiosis networks. 9th AIChE Southwest Process Technology Conference 2017. 334.
  • Ortiz-Espinoza, A. P., Jimnez-Gutirrez, A., & El-Halwagi, M. M. (2017). Inherent Safety Evaluation for Process Flowsheets of Natural/Shale Gas Processes. 27TH EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER AIDED PROCESS ENGINEERING, PT A. 40, 1243-1248.
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  • Tovar-Facio, J., Eljack, F., Ponce-Ortega, J. M., & El-Halwagi, M. M. (2017). Optimal Design of Cogeneration Systems Based on Flaring and Venting Streams and Accounting for the Involved Uncertainty. 27TH EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER AIDED PROCESS ENGINEERING, PT A. 40, 937-942.
in the news
  • El-halwagi, M., Hall, K., & Spriggs, H. (2014). Integrated biofuel processing system.
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chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Chemical Engineering; 3122 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3122