Mohammed Alalouni

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest

​To optimize different kind of novel zeolites and mesoporous silicas 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


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

Professional Profile

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

Scientific and Professional Membership

Saudi Arabian Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers


  • ​Prince Turki Award for Excellence;  Ministry of Eastern Province Award for Excellence;  Ministry of Culture and Information Award;  Capacity Building Awards by Chemicals R&D Division, Saudi Aramco

KAUST Affiliations

  • Kaust Catalysis Center (KCC)

  • Division of Phisical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Mesoporous silica Zeolites catalysis metathesis dimerization natural gas petrochemicals