Dr Khaled Benis

Assistant Professor


Email: Khaled.benis@dal.ca
Phone: 902.494.0000
Mailing Address: 
Department of Process Engineering and Applied Science
Dalhousie University PO 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3H 4R2

Research Topics:

  • Waste and biomass valorization
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Modeling and optimization
  • Adsorption
  • Pyrolysis
  • Biochar


  • BSc, MSc - Sahand University of Technology
  • PhD - University of Saskatchewan                

Research Interests:

At the core of our research lies the exploration of diverse biomass and waste materials. Our mission is simple yet profound: to convert these resources into value-added materials that enhance the environment and pave the way for a sustainable future. Our present focus is on groundbreaking water treatment methods driven by modified waste materials. By refining these materials, we unlock their potential to revolutionize our approach to environmental challenges. Central to our innovation are techniques such as adsorption, electrosorption, and advanced oxidation processes, empowering us to tackle water quality issues, including emerging contaminants.

Related information:

Selected awards and honors:

  • Endorsement for Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships competition, University of British Columbia, 2023 (declined)
  • Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements, NSERC, 2023
  • George Carter Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan, 2021
  • Mark Kroeker Leadership Award, University of Saskatchewan, 2021
  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS), NSERC, 2020
  • Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan, 2020
  • International Dean's Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan, 2018

Office Hours and Location

By appointment, Room 2219, Chemical Engineering Building, Sexton Campus