Esam works at CMCC (Euro-Mediterrenean Centre on Climate Change) as a researcher in the “Numerical Applications and Scenarios” division. He graduated from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) with a doctor’s degree (PhD). His principal areas of interest are computational hydrodynamics and environmental transport modelling. His research is centered on enhancing the calculation methods of turbulence (modeling, Large Eddy Simulations, Direct Numerical Simulations, hybrid techniques), and the particle-turbulence interaction. For his PhD thesis, entitled “Horizontal turbulent mixing in 3D hydrodynamic modeling”, Esam has developed a theory for the depiction of the turbulent mixing in 3D numerical models by means of Large Eddy Simulations (LES). He’s also a member of the International Association of Hydro-environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), New York Academy of Sciences (NYS), European Sediment Network, and World Academy of Young Scientists (WAYS).