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Dr Chakib Kara-Zaïtri

Dr Chakib Kara-Zaïtri

  • Title: Senior Lecturer in Risk & Reliability
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  • Extension: 4253
  • Room No. Chesham C0.14
  • Qualifications: B.Eng. Electrical and Electronic Engineering University of Bradford Ph.D. in Probabilistic Risk Assessment University of Bradford
  • Additional Role: Director of Learning and Teaching
  • Research Groups: Advanced Materials Engineering
  • Research Groups: Medical Engineering


Dr. Chakib Kara-Zaitri holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Probabilistic Risk Assessment from the University of Bradford, UK. He has 30 years lecturing and research experience. He is a Senior Lecturer in Risk and Reliability at the School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Informatics at the University of Bradford, UK. His research interests are around the following areas.
- The development of hardware and software systems in Quality, Reliability, Risk, Safety and Maintenance Engineering.
- The development of intelligence surveillance tools for Public health.
- The development of advanced Reverse Osmosis methodologies for water treatment.


Future plans

• Expand the theories and applications of Risk Assessment and Management to areas other than nuclear, chemical and aerospace (e.g. Public Health).
• Use latest concepts for fusing objective and subjective information to enhance decision-making in high risk applications
• Develop state-of-the-art decision support tools based on key performance indicators and goals for the planning, control and management of complex systems.
• Develop advanced computational methods for solving Quality, Risk, Reliability and Safety Engineering and Management challenges.

Current, and significant recent, funded projects

Recipient of DTI grants for five Knowledge Transfer Partnerships totalling £ 648,000 and including:
• National Health Trust (Huddersfield)
• Viamed Ltd.
• Atlantic-EC.
• Actamed Ltd.


Mr Giuma Abulgasem (The development of a Health and Safety Framework)


M.A. Al-Obaidi, C. Kara-Zaïtri, I.M. Mujtaba. 2017. Removal of phenol from wastewater using spiral-wound reverse osmosis. Journal of Water Process Engineering 18 (2017) 20"28.

M.A. Al-Obaidi, C. Kara-Zaïtri, I.M. Mujtaba. 2017. Development of a mathematical model for apple juice compounds rejection in a spiral-wound reverse osmosis process. Journal of Food Engineering, 192 (2017) 111-121.

M.A. Al-Obaidi, C. Kara-Zaïtri, I.M. Mujtaba. 2017. Modeling of a spiral-wound reverse osmosis process and parameter estimation. Desalination and Water Treatment. Science and Engineering. 69 (2017) 93-101.

M.A. Al-Obaidi, J-P. Li, C. Kara-Zaïtri, I.M. Mujtaba. 2017. Optimisation of reverse osmosis based wastewater treatment system for the removal of chlorophenol using genetic algorithms. Chemical Engineering Journal, 316 (2017) 91-100.

M.A. Al-Obaidi, C. Kara-Zaïtri, I.M. Mujtaba. 2017. Scope and limitations of the irreversible thermodynamics and thesolution diffusion models for the separation of binary and multi-component systems in reverse osmosis process. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 100 (2017) 48-79.

M.A. Al-Obaidi, C. Kara-Zaïtri, I.M. Mujtaba. 2017. Wastewater treatment by spiral wound reverse osmosis: Development and validation of a two-dimensional process model. Journal of Cleaner Production, 140 (2017) 1429-1443.

Geert H. Groeneveld, Anton Dalhuijsen, Chakib Kara-Zaïtri, Bob Hamilton, Margot W. de Waal, Jaap T. van Dissel and Jim E. van Steenbergen. 2017. ICARES: a real-time automated detection tool for clusters of infectious diseases in the Netherlands. BMC Infectious Diseases (2017) 17:201

M.A. Al-Obaidi, C. Kara-Zaïtri, I.M. Mujtaba. 2016. Development and Validation of N-nitrosamine Rejection Mathematical Model Using a Spiral-wound Reverse Osmosis Process. Chemical Engineering Transactions,
VOL. 52, 2016.

Theunissen KATM, Hoebe Christian JPA, Kok G, Rik Crutzen R., Kara-Zaïtri, C., de Vries N, van Bergen JEAM, Hamilton R, van der Sande MAB, Dukers-Muijrers NHTM. "A pilot of a web-based respondent driven sampling strategy that targets young people at risk for Chlamydia trachomatis in social and sexual networks with testing; an evaluation of use". Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12(8): 9889-9906, 2015.

Theunissen KATM, Hoebe CJPA, Crutzen R, Kara-Zaïtri C, de Vries NK, van Bergen JEAM, van der Sande MAB, Dukers-Muijrers NHTM. "Using intervention mapping for the development of a targeted secure web-based outreach strategy named SafeFriend, for Chlamydia trachomatis testing in young people at risk". BMC Public Health 2013 13:996.

Profile last updated on: 31-05-2017

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