About Dr Alhooshani

Dr. Alhooshani primary teaching and research interests are focused in the fundamentals of separation chemistry. His current research activity is related to advanced technology for high-performance microseparation columns and solventless microextraction devices. Applications of sol-gel chemistry in the development of high-resolution open tubular columns for capillary gas chromatography and solid-phase microextraction are the major areas of Dr. Alhooshani interests.

This novel approach to column technology allows for the creation of tailor-made surfaces and monolithic separation beds to achieve a wide range of selectivity and solute migration characteristics. The new technology can be effectively applied to the interior of small-diameter capillaries to in situ creation of surface-bonded stationary phase coatings and monolithic beds for a wide range of analytical separation techniques such as gas chromatograpgy and high-performance liquid chromatography. It can also be applied to create organic-inorganic hybrid coatings on the outer surface of solid-phase microextraction fibers for sample preparations.

Dr. Alhooshani also has a particular interest in developing extraction procedures like electromediated extraction. All these techniques are mainly applied to environmental and biological analyses. Some analytes of current interest include environmental carcinogens such as heterocyclic aromatic amines, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, pesticides, phenols, organometals, inorganic anions, endocrine disruptors and biological compounds.


  • Summer postdoctoral research at National University of Singapore, (NUS), Department of Chemistry. Summer 2006 & 2007.

  • Ph. D., University of South Florida (USF), Department of Chemistry. Specialization: chromatographic separations and Microextraction-systems, Environmental Analysis, Jan 2001-2005.
    Dissertation Topic
    : Sol-Gel Zirconia- and Titania-Based Surface-Bonded Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Coatings for Sample Preconcentration and Analysis via Capillary Microextraction In Hyphenation with Gas Chromatography (CME-GC).
  • M.S., Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), Department of chemistry, Specialization: Chromatographic separations, Environmental Analysis, 1999- 2001.
    Thesis Topic: Selenium Analysis by Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry

  • B.E., King Saud University, Riyadh, 1994

Work Experience

  • Assistant. Professor, Chemistry Department, College of Science at KFUPM. 2007- Present.

  • Summer postdoctoral research at National University of Singapore, (NUS), Department of Chemistry. Summer: 2006 &2007 Funded by KACST

  • Assistant. Professor, Science Department, Arass Teachers College. 2006-2007.

  • Director, quality control unit at Arass Teachers College 2006

  • Teaching Assistant at Arass Teachers College 1996-1999
  • Serve in many school committees