You are now in the main content area
Redhouane Henda

Redhouane Henda

Full Professor, Bharti School of Engineering & Computation
Bharti School of Engineering and Computation
Science, Engineering and Architecture
F-222, Science Building


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 and nano-technology of thin solid films for energy and the environment, and on process systems engineering of complex physical and 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 (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 many 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

On The Web


* Nano-science and -technology as they apply to the deposition, fabrication, characterization, and testing of thin solid films and nano-structures for energy conversion and 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, namely, deposition, growth, transport phenimena, and stoichiometry during material fromation 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 discrete numerical schemes and analytical methods are used to solve technologically important processes. Examples include materials processing units and thin solid film deposition systems. The primary goal is to gain a fundamental understanding of process parameters and their effect on the quality of the material system in terms of structure, chemical makeup, properties, and performance. Our in-silico calculations are backed up by own experimental efforts and/or available data in the open literature.


  • 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 for Excellence in Chemical Engineering, Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK


Recent 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: Influence of pulse repetition rate on the growth of cobalt-doped ZnO thin films by pulsed electron beam ablation, J. Mater. Res., 33(22), 3785-3792, 2018.
  • A. Ali, R. Henda: Effect of post-annealing on the properties of Co-doped ZnO thin films deposited by channel-spark ablation, Mater. Sci. Semicon. Process, 84, 24-35, 2018. 
  • A. Ali, J. Aluha, R. Henda, N. Abatzoglou: Co-doped ZnO thin films grown by pulsed electron beam ablation as model nano-catalysts in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, AIChE J., 64(9), 3332-3340, 2018.
  • A. Ali, A.L Pinto, R. Henda, R. Fagerberg, Influence of Co loading on structural and morphological properties of Co-doped ZnO thin films grown by pulsed electron beam ablation, J. All. Comp., 731(15) 181-188, 2018.
  • 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.

Computer Modules