Research Interests

Applying first-principles quantum computational methods based on density functional theory (DFT, including the time-dependent approach TD-DFT and the perturbation approach DFPT) to help the experimentalists understand: the structural, energetic and optical properties of bimetallic nanoparticles and doped materials used in catalysis, the optoelectronic and redox properties of semiconductor materials used in photocatalysis, and the charge-carriers kinetics at the semiconductor-semiconductor and semiconductor-metal heterojunctions used in photocatalysis.  

Selected Publications

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Computational Physical Chemistry, Claude Bernard University (UCBL), France, 2008.
  • ​M.Sc., Quantum Physics and Technology (Atoms, Molecules, Photons), Claude Bernard University (UCBL), France, 2005.
  • ​B.Sc., General Physics, Lebanese University (LU), Lebanon, 2002. ​

Professional Profile

  •  April 2014 – Present:      Research Engineer, KAUST University, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2011 - 2014:        Postdoctoral Research Fellow, KAUST University, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2009 - 2011:        Postdoctoral Research Fellow, French Petroleum Institute (IFPEN) and Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS), France.
  • 2008 - 2009:        Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Multidisciplinary Research Institute on Environment and Materials (IPREM), France. 
  • ​​2005-2008:          Lecturer, Claude Bernard University (UCBL), France.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​​​KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)