Dr. Ali Almansoori holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology. Currently he is the Dean of Engineering and an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi. During his profession at the Petroleum Institute, Dr. Almansoori served as a Deputy Chair and Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department. His main research interest is in the area of Process Systems Engineering with the focus on energy systems design, simulation, modeling and optimization. He also conducts general research in the area of hydrogen and fuel cell technology with applications to the petroleum and petrochemical industry. Dr. Almansoori has published numerous articles in renowned refereed journals and conference proceedings. He also delivered several presentations in international conferences and is the author of a few book chapters. Furthermore, he serves as a reviewer for well-known international journals. Dr. Almansoori has received a number of educational and research awards, including the Best Track Paper Award in the 2012 Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Conference, the PI 2012 Excellence in Academic Advising Award, and Sheikh Rashid Award for Scientific Outstanding Performance in 2008. Dr. Almansoori was also a research fellow at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, Austria during the summer of 2012. In addition to his experience in the education field, Dr. Almansoori holds an Executive MBA from London Business School, and has served as a manager in Education Policy and Performance Management at the General Secretariat of the Executive Council.