Research Interests

To optimize different kind of novel zeolites, mesoporous silicas and metal organic frameworks in order to maximize the selectivity, activity and stability for ethylene dimerization/oligomerization reactions. In addition, to investigate different transition metals (e.g. Zr, Ti, Ni) and ligands to control chain propagation. Finally, to study different impurities (e.g. Oxygen, CO2) and its effect on the catalyst performance.

Education Profile

  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2014 

Professional Profile

  • 2012 - current: Research Engineer, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Saudi Arabian Section of American Chemical Engineering Society (SAS-AIChE)
  • Saudi Council of Engineers
  • Saudi Media (Journalist-Electronic news)
  • General Presidency of Youth Welfare 


  • Prince Turki Award for Excellence (2005, 2006, 2007)
  • Ministry of Eastern Province Award for Excellence (2007)
  • Tanmiah Award of Excellence (2007)
  • Ministry of Culture and Information Award (2015)
  • Capacity Building Award by Chemicals R&D Division, Saudi Aramco (2016)

KAUST Affiliations

KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)

Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)