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Redhouane  Henda

Redhouane Henda 

Full Professor


Science, Engineering and Architecture


F-222, Science Building 

Sudbury Campus


705.675.1151 ext 2250705.675.1151 ext 2250

705.675.1151 ext


Redhouane Henda is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the School of Engineering/Laurentian University. He received both MSc and PhD degrees from the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (France), and spent a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Heidelberg (Germany).

His research activities lie at the intersection of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, with a focus on nano-science/nano-technology of thin solid films for energy and the environment, and on process systems engineering of complex physical/chemical systems. He has contributed many articles to professional journals and books and developed computer modules for research and education purposes. Among other recognitions, he is a recipient of fellowships, scholarships, and awards from the French Ministry of Higher Education, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany), Research Council of Norway, Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK), and Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering. He is a member of numerous professional societies such as the Materials Research Society (USA), Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, and American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He has served on numerous journal editorial boards and conference sessions, and has reviewed for numerous professional journals and funding agencies. He has spent academic leaves at Lund Univ. (Sweden), Sintef/NTNU (Norway), and UAE Univ. (UAE). He is a licensed professional engineer of Ontario (Canada).


  • Dipl. Ing., Chemical Engineering
  • MSc, Chemical Engineering
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering

Academic Appointments

Professor of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, Laurentian University


* Nano-science/-technology as it applies to the fabrication and characterization of thin solid films and nano-structures for energy intensive applications. Sustainability and process intensification are the pivotal themes of our research endeavors. Materials systems of interest include metal-sulphides, -oxides, -carbides, and polymers. A pulsed power-based technique is used to deposit thin films and nano-structured materials of interest. We seek to deepen our undertanding of the underlying fundamental processes (growth, transport, stoichiometry) during material deposition through experimental efforts. 

* Process engineering aspects as they relate to process modeling, based on first principles, and computer simulation of chemical and physical systems. Various numerical and analytical methods are used to solve technologically important processes. Examples include materials processing units and thin solid film deposition systems.


  • Postgraduate Fellowship, French Ministry of Higher Education, France
  • Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
  • Visiting Professorship, Research Council of Norway, Norway
  • Faculty Advisor Award, Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, Canada
  • Frank Morton Medal, Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK


Books/Book chapters

  • G. Nayef and R. Henda: Principles of Chemical Engineering Processes. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL (USA), 2nd Ed., 468 p., 2014, ISBN 978-1-48-222228-9.
  • R. Henda: Iron Pyrite as a Sustainable Material in Thin Film Solar Cells, Chap. 8, in Photovoltaics: Synthesis, Applications and Emerging Technologies, M.A. Gill (Ed.), Energy Sci., Engr. & Technol. Series, Nova Sci. Publishers, 20 p., 2014, ISBN 978-1-63117-843-6.

Recent Contributions

  • A. Ali, R. Henda, R. Fagerberg, Effect of temperature and discharge voltage on the properties of Co-doped ZnO thin films deposited by pulsed electron beam ablation, Appl. Sur. Sci., 422 1082–1092,  2017.
  • M. Ali, R. Henda, Modeling of plasma expansion during pulsed electron beam ablation of graphite, MRS Advances, 2(16) 905-911, 2017.
  • M. Ali, R. Henda, Modeling of beam-target interaction during pulsed electron beam ablation of graphite: Case of melting, Appl. Sur. Sci., (396) 67–77, 2017.
  • A. ALi, P. Morrow, R. Henda, R. Fagerberg, Deposition of Co doped ZnO thin film nano-composites via pulsed electron beam ablation technique, MRS Advances, 1(6) 433-439, 2016.
  • R. Henda, O. Alshehkli, M.Howlader, J. Deen: Nanocrystalline diamond films prepared by pulsed electron beam ablation on different substrates, J. Mater. Res., 31(13) 1964-1971, 2016.
  • M. Ali, R. Henda: Mathematical modeling of pulsed electron beam induced heating and sublimation in graphite, ECS J. Solid State Sci. Technol., 4 (9) P369-P375, 2015.
  • R. Henda, O. Alshekhli: Estimation of requirements for the formation of nano-crystalline diamond driven by electron beam ablation, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., 43 (1), 461-464, 2015. 

Computer Modules