Dr. Iyad Al-Attar, Strategic Director
Waterloo Filtration Institute (WFI) is pleased to appoint Dr. Iyad Al-Attar, as a Strategic Director for its international affairs.
Dr. Al-Attar's breadth of business expertise in filtration is invaluable to the industry and will make a global difference to a broader audience of interested parties in both filtration science and manufacturing. Dr. Al-Attar has authored many articles on air filter design, performance, particle characterization, and climate change in the EUROVENT Middle East newsletter, Climate Control Middle East Magazine, and ES Engineering, USA.
Dr. Al-Attar is a mechanical engineer and an independent air filtration consultant. He is also a Visiting Academic Fellow in the School of Aerospace, Transport, and Manufacturing at Cranfield University, consulting for air quality and filter performance relevant to land-based gas turbines. Dr. Al-Attar is an instructor and member of the Waterloo Filtration Institute advisory board. In 2020, EUROVENT Middle East appointed Dr. Al-Attar as the first associated consultant for air filtration affairs. Dr. Al-Attar received his engineering degrees (BSc, MSc, Ph.D.) from the University of Toronto (Canada), Kuwait University, and Loughborough University (UK), respectively. He received his specialization in business and strategy from Harvard Business School. As a climate advocate and environmental enthusiast, he is currently very active in researching sustainable strategies and opportunities for industries with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Al-Attar’s area of expertise focuses on the design and performance of high-efficiency filters for HVAC and land-based gas turbine applications, particularly on the chemical and physical characterization of airborne particles. He is a columnist in the EUROVENT Middle East newsletter, Climate Control Middle East Magazine, and ES Engineering, USA. He has authored many articles on air filter design, performance, particle characterization, and climate change. Dr. Al-Attar is an editorial member/referee in the Filtration Society (UK) and the Journal of Cleaner Production.
WFI is dedicated to supporting the growth of the global filtration industry and advancing filtration and separation processes for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable world.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Al-Attar on his new role as our Strategic Director as we continue bringing world-filtration experts together to facilitate the required knowledge and expertise toward more sustainable ways of living and a cleaner surrounding environment.