§ Development of organic methodologies.
§ Total synthesis of biological active products.
§ Organometallic complexes: design, synthesis and catalytic applications.
§ Greener chemistry.
§ Cancer research.
§ Synthesis and applications of porous materials such as MOFs and ZIFs.
Currently Funded Research Projects:
Project 1: "Development of Adsorption-Based CO2 Separation System Using MOF Materials", Type: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology-Technology Innovation Center (KACST-TIC), Durations: Nov/13-Oct/15, Amount: SR 1,982,000. Role: Co-I
Project 2: "N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes: Design, Synthesis and Catalytic Applications", Type: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Durations: Aug/13-Jul/15, Amount: SR 861,950. Role: P-I
Project 3: "Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Racemic Alcohols by Dual Enzymatic Method", Type: National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan (NSTIP), Duration: Mar/12-Feb/14, Amount: SR 1,996,800. Role: Co-I
Completed Funded Research Projects:
Project 4: “Biocompatible and Biodegradable Polymer Nanoparticles (PNP) for Cancer Cell Imaging”, Type: National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan (NSTIP), Duration: Sep/10-Feb/13, Amount: SR 2,772,800. Role: Co-I
Project 5: "A Protocol for Selective Reductive Amination of Aldehydes with Primary Amines", Type: SABIC Fast Track (DSR), Duration: Mar/11-June/13), Amount: SR 118,800. Role: Co-I
Project 6: "Synthesis of Functionalized Five-Membered Rings: Building Blocks in Therapeutic Agents", Type: Internal KFUPM (DSR), Duration: Feb/11-Jan/13, Amount: SR 363,600. Role: P-I
Project 7: “Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis for Organic Synthesis”, Type: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Duration: Sep/09-Aug/11, Amount: SR 4.5 M. Role: Co-I. Collaborative research work with Prof. R. H. Grubbs at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) through the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Center-In-Development (KAUST CID) at KFUPM. This was briefly highlighted in the local newspaper.