Dr. Oussama M. El-bjeirami

Curriculum Vitae



, Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Texas; Denton,  Texas
September 2001– August 2006

Master of Science, Physical Chemistry,  Jan. 1997 - Aug. 1999.
University of Houston, Houston, Texas

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Chemistry (minor in Biological Sciences)
Sep. 1992 - May 1996. University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas
Cum Laude


  • Recipient of Community Learning Academy award at Texas Woman’s University

  • Recipient of ACS 2006 Inorganic Young Investigator Award

  • 2005 James J. and Ruth I. Spurlock Scholarship Award for Most Outstanding Senior PhD Student at the UNT Chemistry Department.

  • 2002 George Vaughan Memorial Award for Most Outstanding 1st/2nd Year Graduate Student at the UNT Chemistry Department.

  • On Dean's List for seven semesters.

  • Two times recipient of the Chemistry Student of the Year Award at UH-Downtown.

  • Shell and Jones Scholarships recipient. 

  • Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

  • Graduation with distinction-Cum Laude.


09/09 to present  Department of Chemistry at King Fahd University of

                             Petroleum & Minerals; Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

                              - Assistant Professor 

09/08 to 08/09    Department of Chemistry at University of North Texas;

                             Denton, Texas USA

                              - Senior Research Scientist

09/07 to 06/09    Department of Chemistry and Physics at Texas

                             Woman’s University; Denton, Texas USA

                              - Adjunct Faculty

06/06 to 08/08   Department of Chemistry at University of North Texas;

                             Denton, Texas USA

                              - Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

05/98 to 07/01    Educere Consultant Institute, Houston, TX


                        - Education Consultant/Science Instructor                

05/98 to 09/99    Aerospace Corporation (Technology Center) through

                             University of Houston; Houston, Texas USA

                              - Graduate Research Assistant:

           1.  Exploring the surface chemistry of transition metal 

                carbides used as hard coatings

           2. Analyzing the reactivity of water, carbon monoxide,

               and methanol with transition metal carbides

01/97 to 05/98    Department of Chemistry at University of Houston;

                             Houston, Texas USA

                              - Graduate Teaching Assistant:

                                   1. Instructed 3 General Chemistry laboratory classes

                                   2. Taught 2 General Chemistry courses

Technical Skills  Various molecular spectroscopic techniques

                              (luminescence, electronic absorption, Raman, FTIR, NMR),

                              Electrochemistry, XPS, UPS, Inorganic and organic synthesis.

Computer Skills Origin, Corel, ChemDraw, Word, EXCEL, PowerPoint.

Citizenship         United States of America                            

Marital Status    Married