Dr. Mohammed Zahir Al-Abri is an Associate Professor in Petroleum & Chemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman. In addition to his academic position, he is the Director of Nanotechnology Research Center, SQU. He completed all his tertiary education from University of Nottingham (UK) from 2003-2007. His major interest lies in cutting-edge research in water treatment, membrane technology and environmental engineering including applications of nanotechnology in water and petroleum industries. Dr. Al-Abri has several major research projects in different areas of water treatment and desalination, nanotechnology for environmental and renewable energy applications, and membrane technology. He has more than 32 international journal papers, 27 international conferences, 15 technical reports and three book chapters. Dr. Al-Abri is a member of a number of international editorial boards. He organized and co-organized several international conferences in nanotechnology and water treatment.