Jamal Chaouki obtained his engineering degree from ENSIC in Nancy, France in 1979 and Ph.D. degree from Polytechnique, Montreal in 1985. He was also post-doc fellow at UBC Vancouver from 1985 to 1986.

Prof. Chaouki is full professor from 1995 at Polytechnique, Montréal. He has supervised more than 80 Ph.D. and Master Students and more than 40 post-docs. He published more than 400 reviewed articles in refereed journals and in different reviewed proceedings and more than 450 other scientific articles and edited 6 books. He has more than 17 patents on different processes. He is now editor of the « Chemical Product and Process Modeling ». He is also director of Biorefinery Center and member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He has co-chaired 8 International Conferences including the 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering 2009 where he has acted as technical director , he is also member of the 10th World CChE 2017 and he is the president of the Fluidization 15th Int. Conf. He is now supervising 34 researchers (22 Ph.Ds, 8 PDFs, 3 research associates and 1 researcher). He is a member of the Board of the Ecole Polytechnique and several companies. He is world-renowned consultant for at least 20 national and international companies. He has created 4 start-ups with his students: Formmat Tech. Inc., Shopmedia Inc., Pyrowave Inc and Ecolomondo. He is Principal Chaire Holder of NSREC-Total Group in hydrodynamic modeling of multiphase processes at extreme conditions. His work is mainly dedicaded to develop processes from waste and biomass to heat & power, fuels and chemicals. At Polytechnique, he has one of the largest laboratories for thermal treatment of waste in the world.

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