Teaching Interests



Research Projects

Teaching Interests

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In this part of my website, I was hoping to provide my students with more details regarding the courses I teach or will teach in the future (i.e. assignments, term projects, useful links, etc.). However, I am now using the BlackBoard platform for that purpose. My students can find all of the above  at  http://blackbaord.kfupm.edu.sa/

Two useful and highly readable links to simple technical explanations that I occasionally consult are http://www.howstuffworks.com. and http://www.answers.com.

Other sites providing useful chemical information to UG and graduate students are ChemFinder at http://www.chemfinder.com and Global Chemical Network at http://www.chemnet.com.

Suffice it to say that I am a specialist in reaction engineering and applied mathematics as my homepage shows. I have taught courses in the above fields as well as other mainstream areas of chemical engineering. I have also taught laboratories related to different areas in chemical engineering.

Over the years I have developed some of the experiments in our CRE. For a variation of a classic PFR experiment, see the following document: Laminar Flow Reactor.

I have finished writing an UG textbook on heterogeneous catalysis. This is an important technology especially in the refining and petrochemical industries. I hope it will be published in the near future.

The contents of the textbook are: Introduction; Adsorption; Characterization of Catalysts; Kinetics of Catalytic Reactions; Transport Effects; Deactivation of Catalysts; Industrial Reactors; and Industrial Applications. The detailed contents are shown at this link: Table of Contents.



Some of you, especially freshmen, ask me to explain the difference between chemical engineering and chemistry. I suggest you do the following:

(a) Stop by the CHE department offices (in Bldg. 16) to pick up and read a short brochure written in Arabic, explaining the differences.

(b) Look at the following power-point presentation CHE-Presentation. It is an easy-to-read  presentation, produced by Monash University in Australia.










This site was last updated 12/12/15