Imen Ben Salem

Assistant Professor
AUH Campus

  • Ph.D., Doctor in Physics, 2012, University of Rennes 1, France.
  • Master of Mechanics and Acoustic Engineering, 2009, University of Maine Le Mans, France
  • Renewable Energy, Computational Science, CO2 Capture and Sequestration, Optical and Spectroscopic Diagnostics, Remote Sensing.
  • Assistant Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences, Zayed University- Abu Dhabi Campus, (2020- present).
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Science Sfax Tunis. (2018 – 2019).
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sciences and Engineering Department, Paris Sorbonne university Abu Dhabi, (2015 – 2018).
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE in collaboration with the Massachusetts institute of technology (MIT), US, (2013 – 2016).
  • Teaching Assistant in the Institute of Physics Rennes1- France, (2011-2012).
  • Assistant Researcher, ADNOC Refining, Takreer Research Center (ADNOC) in UAE, Abu Dhabi, (March 2013 to May 2016).
  • Team Member to fabricate and to carry out experiments on Space and Environment chamber (Focused on Martian environment) in the Hyperspectral laboratory, Zayed University.
  • Team Member to fabricate Spectro goniometer and to take reading in the Hyperspectral laboratory, Zayed University.
  • Team Member to fabricate transparent Trickle Bed Reactor equipped with electronic sensors to determine different parameters of the multiphase flow. The reactor was designed also for high pressure effects that can be present in industrial trickle bed reactors.
  • Course Coordinator - General Physics 1 and 2, College of Natural and Health Sciences, Zayed University, (Jan 2020- Present)
  • Committee Member - Community outreach, College of Natural and Health Sciences, Zayed University (2023).
  • Committee Member - Raising the employability rate of ESS graduates, College of Natural and Health Sciences, Zayed University (Jan. 2020-Present).
  • Organizer - Workshop on Environment, Health and Safety in CNHS labs, Zayed University, 2020.
  • Assistant Guest Editor - Renewable energy applications in urban areas, 2023.
  • Member - Zayed University hyperspectral laboratory, 2020-present.
  • Technical Program Co-Chair - The International Conference on Advances on Clean Energy Research, Barcelona, Spain, ICACER 2021-present.
  • Reviewer - 1- Biochar, Springer Nature, (2022). 2- Arabian journals for science and engineering, (2021). 3- IEEECSDE/i-COSTE2022 CFP, (Gold Coast, Queen and, Australia), (2022).
  • Sajid S, Alzahmi S, Dong W, Imen Ben Salem, Jongee P, and Obaidat I M. "Diethanolamine Modified Perovskite-Substrate Interface for Realizing Efficient ESL-Free PSCs." Nanomaterials 13, no. 2 (2023): 250.
  • Imen Ben Salem, Maisa El Gamal, Manish Sharma, Fares M Howari, Yousef Nazzal, Cijo Xavier, and Fareeda M Almenhali. "Characterization of biochar produced from Al Ghaf Tree for CO2 Capture". Energy Reports 8, (2022): 525- 532.
  • Imen Ben Salem, Nazzal Y, Howari F M, Sharma M, Mogaraju J K, Xavier C M. "Geospatial assessment of the groundwater quality with the distinctive portrayal of heavy metals using Geostatistics over Liwa basin United Arab Emirates". Water, (2022): 14(6), 879.
  • Imen Ben Salem, Sharma M, Kumaresan P R, Karthi, Howari F M, Nazzal Y, Xavier C M. "An investigation on Morphological and Mineralogical Characters of Posidonius Floor Fractured Lunar Impact Crater Using Lunar Remote Sensing data". Remote Sensing, (2022): 14(4), 814.
  • Sajid S, Alzahmi S, Imen Ben Salem, Obaidat I M. "Perovskite Surface Confined Grain Growth for High Performance Perovskite Solar Cells". Nanomaterials, (2022): 12(19), 3352.
  • Sajid S, Alzahmi S, Imen Ben Salem, Obaidat I M. "Guidelines for Fabricating Highly Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells with Cu2O as the Hole Transport Material". Nanomaterials, (2022): 12(19), 3315.
  • Howari F M, Sharma M, Nazzal Y, El Keblawy A, Mir S, Xavier C M, Imen Ben Salem, Al Taani A and Alaydaroos F. "Invasion Rate of Prosopis Juliflora and impact on evapotranspiration and groundwater in the Northern part of United Arab Emirates". Plants (2022): 11(5) 682.
  • Imen Ben Salem, El Gamal M, Sharma M, Hameedi S, Howari F M. "Utilization of the UAE date palm leaf biochar in carbon dioxide capture and sequestration processes". Journal of Environmental Management (2021): 299-113644.
  • Imen Ben Salem, Saleh M B, Iqbal J, El Gamal M, Hameed S. "Date palm waste pyrolysis into biochar for carbon dioxide adsorption". Energy Reports 7 (2021): 152-159.
  • Islam A, Chevalier S, Imen Ben Salem and M Sassi. "Numerical simulation of drainage in a 2D porous medium using capillary pressure saturation relative permeability relationships". International Journal of Multiphase Flow (2018): 23 459- 469 18.
  • Startup grant funding from the research office at Zayed University, Study Carbon Footprints using new interdisciplinary techniques that bring the concepts of physics, chemistry, and environment altogether, 2020-2021. (35 000 AED).
  • UAEU/ZU Joint Research Grants, (CoPI), Detection of COVID 19 Saliva Components by Cucurbit[8] uril based Reduced Graphene Oxide Amine Functionalized Electrodes, 2021-2023. (USD 105 000).
  • UAEU/ZU Joint Research Grants, (PI), Developing highly efficient and long term durable HTM
  • free perovskite solar cells, 2021-2023. (USD 105 000).
  • Won second prize with students at the 2022 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability at Tongji University, China 3000 international applicants from more than 50 countries.
  • Excellence award in Research for the academic year 2021 awarded by College of Natural and Health Sciences, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • Won the top 10 best project award title in UAE Hackathon2.0 for introducing application, application, “Smart Lab”.
  • Top five Bachelor students of the university, Excellence Masters Scholarship at the University of Maine Le Mans, France.
  • Waste Management.
  • Renewable Energy.
  • Matlab.
  • Acousto-Optics.