Serving as Director of Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy at AD Ports Group, Dr Yasser Wahedi manages day-to-day operations at the Academy by developing and monitoring procedures and policies ensuring regulatory compliance. He is also charged with devising and implementing the Academy’s overall long-term strategic plans.
Prior to his joining AD Ports Group, Dr Al Wahedi garnered more than 14 years’ experience in the field of industrial research and academia.
A seasoned educator, Dr Al Wahedi has taught university programmes to more than 600 students spanning Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Economics and Process Control, and has supervised and co-supervised more than 10 graduate projects (M.Sc. and PhD) as well as seven senior design projects.
His research includes authoring and co-authoring 26 journal publications including one featured in the prestigious Science .
In 2006, Dr Al Wahedi joined GASCO as a process engineer where he worked in operations and managed shutdown activities, before spending two years on ADNOC Sour Gas Shah project, where he conducted simulation studies and authored a design training manual. In subsequent years, he offered consultancy services and industrial expertise across ADNOC’s network of subsidiaries
He has served in several research committees, as well as the Chief Technology Officer at the Gas Research Center, a role where he became well versed in establishing research administrative procedures and policies, managing project portfolios worth USD 32 million, and directly managing research projects worth USD 3.2 million.
A committed and noteworthy inventor, Dr Al Wahedi is a patent holder of one granted patent and four filed patents.
Dr Al Wahedi received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in the United States ranked third over USA in 2015.