Research Interests

  • Process Integration and Optimization
  • Process Synthesis, Design and Operation
  • Energy, Mass Integration
  • Scheduling and Planning
  • Oil Refineries and Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Units Optimization
  • Modeling and Simulation


Research Projects

1. Optimal and Flexible Heat Exchange Network Design for Fluid Catalytic Cracking Process, Principal Investigator.

2. Catalyst Development for Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane, Co-Investigator.

3. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Heat Transfer Characterization for CNT-Nanofluid in Hear Exchangers, Co-Investigator.

4. Flexible Heat Exchange Network Design with Variable Stream Properties, Principal Investigator.

There is a vacancy for graduate students to work on these projects. Interested students can contact me at 


Journals Publications

  1. Eid M. Al-Mutairi,  “ Retrofit and Exergy Analysis of Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit Using Heat Recovery Approach Temperature as Decision criterion", The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 39: 3403-3414(2014)

  2. Eid M. Al-Mutairi* and Badie Babaqi, “Energy Optimization of Integrated Atmospheric and Vacuum Crude Distillation Units in Oil Refinery with Light Crude" Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 9 : 181-195 (2014).

  3. Eid M. Al-Mutairi* and Oludare Odejobi, "Investigating the Thermodynamics and Economics of Operating the Thermal Power Plant under Uncertain Condition", Energy Conversion and Management, 75: 325-335 (2013). 

  4. Selvin P. Thomas, Eid M. Al-Mutairi, Sadhan Kumar De  “Impact of Nanomaterials on Health and Environment”, Arab J Sci Eng 38:457–477, (2013).

  5. Ke Feng Huang, Eid M. Al-Mutairi, I.A.Karimi “Heat exchanger network synthesis using a stagewise superstructure with non-isothermal mixing”, Chemical Engineering Science, 73: 30-43, (2012). 

  6. Shakeel Ahmed, Faizur Rahman, Adnan M. J. Al-Amer,  Eid M. Al-Mutairi , Uwais Baduruthamal, Khurshid Alam, “ Oxidative  dehydrogenation of lower alkanes over metal incorporated MCM-41 catalysts”,Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis, 105: 483–493, (2012).

  7. Housam Binous, Eid M. Al-Mutairi, Naim Faqir, “ Study of the Separation of Simple Binary and Ternary Mixtures of Aromatic compounds” Computer Applications in Engineering Education, DOI 10.1002/cae.20533,  (2011).

  8. Eid M. Al-Mutairi, “Optimal Design of Heat Exchanger Network in Oil Refineries", Chemical Engineering Transactions, 21: 955-972 (2010) . 

  9. Eid M. Al-Mutairi, Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi “Environmental-impact reduction through simultaneous design, Scheduling, and operation”, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy 12, 537–545, (2010).

  10. Eid M. Al-Mutairi , Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi “Incorporation of scheduling considerations in  retrofitting design of heat exchange networks” Chemical Engineering Transactions, 18, 421-426, (2009).

  11. Eid M. Al-Mutairi  and  Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi “ An integration method for considering scheduling in design of heat exchange networks” Applied thermal Engineering, 29, 3482-3490, (2009).

  12. Abdullah A. Shaikh, Eid M. Al-Mutairi, and Takashi Ino “ Modeling and Simulation of a Downer-Type HS-FCC Unit” Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 47,9018–9024, (2008).

  13. Eid M. Al-Mutairi, Jaffee A. Suardin, M. Sam Mannan, Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi, “An optimization approach to the integration of inherently safer design and process scheduling”, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries 21,543–549, (2008).


Conferences Publications


  1. Eid M. Al-Mutairi, “Energy Efficiency Enhancement by Considering Variations in Fluid’s Properties”, Green Process Engineering Conference, Seville, Spain, 2014.

  2. Eid M. Al-Mutairi, ”An Optimization Approach for Considering Variations in Viscosity and Heat Capacity in Synthesis of HEN”, 9th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, Hague Netherlands, 2013.

  3. Eid M. Al-Mutairi and Badiea S. “Sustainability aspects in integrated atmosphere and vacuum crude distillation units” proceedings of 5th international conference on sustainable energy and environmental protection SEEP 2012, Dublin, Ireland, 2012.

  4. Sanhhob, Eid M. Al-Mutairi, and Oki Murzaza “Synthesis of ZSM-12 with different Al-Sources towards understanding the crystallization parameters, symposium of ZMPC, Kyoto, Japan, 2012.

  5. Kefeng Huang, Eid M. Al-Mutairi and Iftekar A. Karimi, Heat Exchanger Network Synthesis with Non-Isothermal Mixing Using a Stagewise Superstructure”,AIChE Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 2011

  6. Eid M. Al-Mutairi “ Maximization of heat recovery in crude Phenolics Plants”, Middle East Process Engineering Conference, Manamah, Bahrain, 2011.

  7. Eid M. Al-Mutairi,  Amir Mirghani, Bander F. Daajani and Bilal A. Qureshi “Energy Optimization of crude oil separation plant”, Proceedings of 2011 2nd international conference on chemistry and chemical engineering,Chengdu, China, July 2011

  8. Shamsuzzoha M. and Eid M. Al-Mutairi,, “A new approach for PID controller tuning from closed Loop setpoint experiments” The tenth international conference on chemical and process engineering,Florence, Italy, 2011

  9. Eid M. Al-Mutairi, and Iftekar Karimi “An optimization approach for synthesis of flexible heat exchanger network” proceedings of 8th European congress of Chemcial Engineering, Berlin, Germany, 2011

  10. Eid M. Al-Mutairi, Encountering Production Scheduling and Energy Integration in Oil Refineries,8th International Conference and Exhibition on Chemistry in Industry(Chemindix) Proceeding, Manama, Bahrain, Oct. 2010.

  11. Eid M. Al-Mutairi,, Suardin, J., Mannan, S. and El-Halwagi, M. "Integrating Process Operation, Design and Safety by Multiobjective Optimization”, 13th International Symposium on Loss Prevention, Bruges, Belgium, Jun. 2010. 

  12.  Ahmed, S., Rahamn, F. and Eid M. Al-Mutairi,, "Synthesis of V and/or Mo Incorporated MCM-41 and Catalytic Performance in Oxidative Dehydrogenation", The 238th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC,USA. Aug.2009.

  13. Al-Mutairi, Eid and El-Halwagi , M. "Incorporation of  Scheduling Considerations in  Retrofitting Design of Heat Exchange Networks", 12th International Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, Rome, Italy, May 2009. 

  14. "Al-Mutairi, Eid and El-Halwagi , M., "Environmental Impact Reduction through Simultaneous Design and Scheduling”, AIChE Annual Meeting , Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Nov. 2007.

  15. “Dayem, H. and Al-Mutairi, Eid, "Selective Hydrodechlorination of 1, 2-Dichloroethane to Ethylene over Pt-Cu/C Catalyst Synthesized by Reduction with H- Anion”, 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Chemistry in Industry (Chemindix) Proceeding, Manama, Bahrain, Mar. 2007.

  16. Shaikh, A., Al-Mutairi, Eid and Ino, T. “Modeling and Simulation of a Downer-Type FCC Process, 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Chemistry in Industry (Chemindix) Proceeding, Manama, Bahrain, Mar. 2007.

  17. Al-Mutairi, Eid et al. "Unraveling the Role of Different Active Sites in the Hydrogen-Assisted Dechlorination of 1, 2-Dichloroethane Catalyzed by Pt-Cu/SiO2”, AIChE Annual Meeting , San Francisco, CA, USA, Nov. 2003.

  18. A;-Mutairi, Eid et al. "Mass Transfer Characteristics in Slurry Agitated Reactor with PAO8 under High Temperatures and Pressures" AIChE Annual Meeting , Indianapolis, IN, USA, Nov. 2002.

  19. Al-Mutairi, Eid  and Shaikh, A., “Modeling and Simulation of a Downer Type FCC Unit”, 9th Symposium on Catalysis in Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 1999.


Doctorate and Master Research

  • Doctorate Degree Research on Process Integration, Design, Operation, Synthesis and Scheduling, Texas A&M University, USA.

  • PhD dissertation title: "Simultaneous Design, Scheduling and Operation Through Process Integration"

  • Master Degree Research on Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Oil Refinery Processes, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

  • M.Sc thesis title: "Modeling and Simulation of a Downer Type FCC Unit"