Awards & Honors


        2005                                              Distinguish Applied Research Project Award, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

        2003                                              UNESCO Fellowship Bank Program


        2000                        Kuwait  Prize 2000.


        2000                        Nominated to UNESCO to receive Carlos J.Finly Prize for Microbiology.


                                            1996-1997                           UNESCO MIRCEN fellowship award in Biotechnology.


        1995                        Classified as Expert in Toxic and Harmful Algae.


        1994                        Fulbright Research Award.


        1993                        British Council Summer Research Award 1993.


        1992                        Regional Organization of Protection of Marine Environment Scientific Award 1992.


        1988                        Sigma Xi Society research grant.


        1986-1991              Graduate Scholarship, Boston University, Boston, U.S.A.


        1983-1991               Full Scholarship, University of Petroleum and Minerals for PhD degree.