college of Arts & Sciences


Message from the Dean

The College of Arts and Sciences plays an important role in ensuring that all students have a sound foundation on which to build their specialized engineering studies at the Petroleum Institute. This foundation includes courses in the fundamentals of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, as well as a range of courses that are aimed at developing students' academic and professional skills, such as Communication, and which therefore support both their studies and their future development as engineers. To ensure that students also become well-rounded individuals who understand the critical role they play in their communities and beyond, the College of Arts and Sciences also provides a variety of enriching courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences, such as Islamic Studies, Economics and History.

The College of Arts and Sciences is also home to a program that is unique in the region, known as the Freshmen Year Experience (FYE). This program supports newly-admitted students during their assimilation into the scholarly community, through a combination of credit-bearing courses and an extensive range of extracurricular activities both on- and off-campus, all of which are aimed at developing students' success-focused attributes. In implementing its vision for the Freshmen Year Experience, the College of Arts and Sciences combines the Petroleum Institute's outstanding facilities, resources, faculty and staff to realize its mission of ensuring that all freshmen are able to become successful engineering students, and thus, eventually, successful engineers in society.

Dr. Caroline Brandt
Acting Dean, College of Arts & Sciences


Faculty

Dr. Akram Alfantazi
Head of Department, Chemistry
Professor, Chemical Engineering

Email: aalfantazi@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-607-591
Office: 2204 (Bu Hasa)

Dr. Andrea Dallas
Acting Department Chair
Assistant Professor, Communication

Email: adallas@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-607-5221
Office: 1-216

Dr. Sami Ainane
Head of Department, General Studies
Associate Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Email: sainane@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971 2 6075983
Office: 4-103 (Umm Al Shaif)

Dr. Mark Hayman
Chair of Department, H&SS
Assistant Professor, History

Email: mhayman@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 607 5237
Office: Zarkuh-1206

Dr. Abdellatif Bouchalkha
Chairman of Department, Physics
Associate Professor

Email: abouchalkha@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 607 5203
Office: 2107

Dr. Avin Pillay
Professor, Chemistry

Email: apillay@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-607-5417
Office: 2009A (Bu Hasa)

Dr. Mirella Elkadi
Associate Professor, Chemistry

Email: melkadi@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-6075621
Office: 8-250 (Arzanah)

Dr. Mohammad Abu Haija
Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Email:mabuhaija@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-607-5229

Dr. Mutasem Sinnokrot
Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Email: msinnokrot@pi.ac.ae
Phone: 607-5440
Office: Bu Hasa 2-006

Dr. Paul Rostron
Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Email: prostron@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-607-5217
Office: 2013 (Bu Hasa)

Mary McDermott
Lecturer, Chemistry

Email: mmcdermott@pi.ac.ae
Phone: 607-5736
Office: Arzanah-8271

Ms. Meriem Bildsten
Lecturer, Chemistry

Email: mbildsten@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-607-5327
Office: 2114 (Bu Hasa)

Rehana Rostron
Lecturer, Chemistry

Email: rrostron@pi.ac.ae
Phone: 607-5693
Office: Zarkuh-1208

Ziad Aoudi
Lecturer, Chemistry

Email: zaoudi@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-6075023
Office: Arzanah - 282

Dr. Selena E. Richards 
Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Email: srichards@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-607-5455
Office: 2015 (Bu Hasa)


Dr. Caroline Brandt
Acting Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Associate Professor, Communication

Email: cbrandt@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971 2 607 5725
Office: 8-270 (Arzanah)

Dr. Roger Nunn
Professor, Communication
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Email: rnunn@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971 2 6075022
Office: 8272 (Arzanah)

Dr. Hwee Ling Lim
Associate Professor, Communication

Email: hlim@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971 50 7219290

Dr. Nicholas Dimmitt
Associate Professor, Communication

Email: ndimmitt@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971-2-607-5287 (Arzanah)
Office: 8278 (Arzanah)

Dr. Asli Hassan
Assistant Professor, Communication       
Head of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Email: ahassan@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971-2-607-5698
Office: 8-252

Dr. Jessica Midraj
Assistant Professor, Communication

Email: jmidraj@pi.ac.ae 
Phone:+971 2 607 5068



Dr. Mark Wyatt
Assistant Professor, Communication

Email: mwyatt@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971-26075694
Office: 8-276 (Arzanah)

Dr. Muna A. Balfaqeeh
Assistant Professor, Communication
Dean of Student Life

Email: mbalfaqeeh@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971-2-607-5972
Office: 8-101-A (Arzanah Building)

Dr. Nader Ayish
Assistant Professor, Communication

Email: nayish@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-607-5392
Office: 205 (Zarkuh)

Dr. Tanju Deveci
Assistant Professor, Communication

Email: tdeveci@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-607-5200
Office: 1218 (Zarkuh Building)

Dr. Anna Grigoryan
Senior Lecturer, Communication

Email: agrigoryan@pi.ac.ae
Phone: 75372
Office: 1-214

Mr. David Dalton
Senior Lecturer, Communication

Email: ddalton@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971 2 607 5238
Office: 1217 (Zarkuh)

Mr. D. John Langille
Senior Lecturer, Communication

Email: dlangille@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 607 5697
Office: 8-273 (Arzanah)

Mr. Robert Craig
Senior Lecturer, Communication

Email: rcraig@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971 2 607 5179/5021
Office: 1217 (Zarkuh)

Dr. Ali Bouabid
Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Email: abouabid@pi.ac.ae
Phone: 971 2 607 5182

Dr. Jaby Mohammed,
Assistant Professor, General Studies

Email: jmohammed@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-607-5297 (Bu Hasa) and 607-5696 (Arzanah)
Office: 2118 (Bu Hasa)/8245 (Arzanah)

Dr. Mary Hatakka
Assistant Professor, General Studies

Email: mhatakka@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971 2 607 5205
Office: 1202 (Zarkuh)

Dr. Riaan van der Merwe
Assistant Professor, General Studies

Email: rvandermerwe@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 260 75219 (work)
Office: Zarkuh-006A

Dr. Saed Talib Amer
Assistant Professor, General Studies

Email: samer@pi.ac.ae
Office: +971 2 607 5578
Office: 8262 (Arzanah Building)

Dr. Samuel Cubero
Assistant Professor, General Studies

Email:  scubero@pi.ac.ae
Office:  +971-2-607-5176  
Office:  4102  (Building 4)

Dr. Sevket Benhur Oral
Assistant Professor, General Studies

Email: soral@pi.ac.ae
Office: +971 2 607 5426
Office: 4005 (Building 4)

Dr. Elsaid Hassan Salem
Visiting Assistant Professor, General Studies

Email: esalem@pi.ac.ae
Office: +971 2 607 5052
Office: Umm Shaif - 4-121

Mr. David Moore
Lecturer, General Studies

Email: dmoore@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-607-5233
Office: 2-2228

Ms. Dragana Randelovic
Lecturer, General Studies

Email:drandelovic@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-6075029
Office: 8-1018-B

Mr. James Small
Lecturer, General Studies

Email: jsmall@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-6075726

Mr. Wael El-Sokkary
Lecturer / AIM Coordinator, General Studies

Email: Welsokkary@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971-2-607-5379
Office: 1008B

Dr. Mashhad Al-Allaf
Associate Professor

Email: malallaf@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 607 5208
Office: Zarkuh-1212 

Dr. Matthew Webb
Associate Professor, Political Science

Email: mwebb@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 607 5389
Office: Zarkuh-1208

Dr. Amani Abdullatif Omer
Assistant Professor, Economics

Email: aomer@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-607-5258 

Dr. Elrashid  Yousif Mohamed Abbas
Assistant Professor, Arabic Language

Email: eabbas@pi.ac.ae
Phone: + 971 2 6075371

Mr. Abdulla Al Busaeedi
Lecturer, Islamic Studies

Email: aalbusaeedi@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 607 5880)
Office: Zarkuh Building, 1-207

Dr. Albert Wijeweera 
Associate Professor, Economics/Finance

Email: alwijeweera@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971-2-607-5216 

Dr. Dimitrios Reppas 
Assistant Professor, Economics

Email: dreppas@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 607 5244

Dr. Ryan I. Fernandes
Associate Professor, Mathematics

Email: rfernandes@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 607 5274
Office: 2118 (BuHasa Building)

Dr. Abdullahi Umar
Associate Professor, Mathematics

Email: aumar@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 607 5134
Office: 2-106 (BuHasa Building)

Dr. Alip Mohammed
Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Email: aalifu@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-607-5348

Dr. Andriy Victor Didenko
Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Email: adidenko@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 607 5341

Dr. Alrazi Abdeljabbar
Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Email: aabdeljabbar@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 607 5268

Dr. David Allison
Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Email: dallison@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 607 5691
Office: 8260 (Arzanah)

Dr. Davide Batic
Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Email: dbatic@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-52 1331008

Dr. Fawaz Hjouj
Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Email: fhjouj@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 607 5186

Dr. Gary Miller
Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Email: gmiller@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 607 5620

Dr. Khaled Dib
Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Email: kdib@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 607 5671
Office: 8-274 (Arzanah Building

Dr. Mohamed Soufiane Jouini 
Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Email: mjouini@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-60-75232

Dr. Trung Tran
Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Email: ttran@pi.ac.ae
Tel: +971 2 607 5250
Office: 2112, BuHasa Building

Mr. Ahmed Ameur
Lecturer, Mathematics

Tel: +971 2 607-5648
E-mail: aameur@pi.ac.ae

Dominic Munster
Lecturer, Mathematics

Office No.: Zarkuh-1201
Tel. Ext. No.: 607-5323
E-mail: dmunster@pi.ac.ae

Mr. Denis Blouin
Lecturer, Mathematics

Office: Bu Hasa 2-108
Email: dblouin@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-60-75342

Dr. Ernest Afari
Lecturer, Mathematics

Office No.: Zarkuh-1203
Tel. Ext. No.: 60-75212
E-mail: eafari@pi.ac.ae

Mr. John Clark
Lecturer, Mathematics

Office No.: 8-280 Arzanah
Tel. Ext. No.: 607-5156
E-mail: jclark@pi.ac.ae

Ms. Mariam Helal Al Hanai
Lecturer, Mathematics

Office No.: Zarkuh-1209
Tel. Ext. No.: 607-5127
E-mail: malhanai@pi.ac.ae

Ms. Nadia Nwayhed
Lecturer, Mathematics

Email: nnwayhed@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 607 5268

Mr. Neville Martin
Lecturer, Mathematics

Office No.: Bu Hasa - 2116
Tel. Ext. No.: 607-5347
E-mail: nmartin@pi.ac.ae

Ms. Samira Stitou
Lecturer, Mathematics

Office No.: Zarkuh-1211
Tel. Ext. No.: 607-5178
E-mail: sstitou@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Kofi Agyeman
Professor, Physics

Email: kagyeman@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 607 5256
Office: 2105

Dr. Kevin Dean
Associate Professor, Physics

Email: kdean@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-60-75298

Dr. Curtis Bradley
Associate Professor, Physics

Email: cbradley@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971-2-60-75293
Office: 2115

Dr. Jamal Hajsaleh
Associate Professor, Physics

Email: jhajsaleh@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-607724
Office: 2117

Dr. Sufian Abedrabbo
Associate Professor, Physics

Email: sabedrabbo@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-6075854

Dr. Firuz Demir
Assistant Professor, Physics

Email: fdemir@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-6076101

Dr. Jean Pierre Atanas
Assistant Professor, Physics

Email: jpierre@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-607-5422
Office: 2111

Mr. Nabee Hasheem
Lecturer, Physics

Email: nhasheem@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971-2-60-75235
Office: 8295

Mr. Hagop Aynedijan
Lecturer, Physics

Email: haynedjian@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-6075171
Office: Araznah Building- 8258

Ms. Ameera Shoukry
English Lecturer

Email: ashoukry@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-6075177


Ms. Pamela Johnson
Lecturer, Preparatory Program

E-mail: pjohnson@pi.ac.ae


Ms. Samira Fahmi 
Senior Lecturer (English),
Preparatory Program/Humanities & Social Sciences

Email:sfahmi@pi.ac.ae


A. Michael Riskus 
Senior Lecturer of English

Email:ariskus@pi.ac.ae
Phone:+971-2-6075072 


Dr. Dirar Homouz 
Associate Professor, Physics

Email: dirar.homouz@kustar.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 5018563


Jessica Allred
English Lecturer

Email: jallred@pi.ac.ae
Ext. 2206


Mr. Albert Kabanda 
Laboratory Technician

Email: akabanda@pi.ac.ae


Ms. Abeer Shunnar 
Laboratory Engineer, Chemistry

Email: ashunnar@pi.ac.ae


Ms. Ibtisam Abdalla Al Naqi
Laboratory Technician

Email: ialnaqbi@pi.ac.ae
Phone: +971-2-607-5667 


Mr. Syed Sohail Munawar 
Laboratory Technician

Email: smunawar@pi.ac.ae
Tel: +971-2-60675549