Research Interest
1. Polymer Synthesis & Characterization
2. Synthetic Organic Chemistry
3. Corrotion Inhibition


Member of the Research Team for Projects (Completed):
  (1)   Cycloaddition of Cyclic Nitrones: A Convenient Route to Potential Corrosion 
        Inhibitors. (CY/SABIC/2001-10) (SABIC) (April 2002 – June 2003) 

 (2) Development of Heterogeneous Metallocene Catalyst Systems for Olefin Polymerization. (PN 21164) (SABIC) (January 1st, 2003 – March 31st, 2004).

 (3)   Development of Novel Thermoplastic/Polymer Performance Promoters.
 (CRP2219) (CIBA) 
(October 2004 – March 31st, 2007).

 (4)   Influence of Hydrophobe Architecture on Self Assembly, Rheology and 
 Interfacial Properties of Amphiphilic Polyelectrolyte, Polyampholyte and Neutral 
(IN000292)(KFUPM ) (Oct. 1st 2005 — Sept. 30th, 2007)

  (5)  Effects of Charge Types on the Viscometric Behavior of a Variety of New
  Associating Ionic Polymers (SF/2006-29) (SB060006) (SABIC) (Sep 1st,
  2007 – March 1st, 2008)

  (6) Sulfur Modification of Polymers for use in Asphalt Binders  (CHE02279) (SAUDI ARAMCO) (July 21st, 2007 - December 31st 2008)

  (7)  Synthesis of Novel Inhibitors in Oil and Gas-Field Applications  (AT-26-26)         (KACST) (February 19th, 2007 - February 1st, 2010).

  (8)  Synthesis of  Polyisoxazolidines: A Novel Class of Polymers for Inhibition of Mild Steel Corrosion.  (SB070007) (SABIC) (May 1st 2007 - February 28th 2009).

  (9) Development of Aqueous Two-Phase Polymer Systems for Possible Applications in Bioseparations. (KFUPM / CORE-PRP) (September 1st 2008 - August 31st 2010).

 (10) Development of Novel Multi-Purpose Interfacial Functional Additives and Compatibilizers for Polyolefin. (KC-5) (KAUST Center-in-Development) (September 1st 2008- 30-June -2010).

(11) The Discovery of New Generation Potential Antipsychotic Agents.  (AT-28-38) (KACST) (February26th 2009 - March 24th 2012).

(12) Biocompatible and Biodegradable Polymer Nanoparticles For Cancer Cell Imaging (08-BIO96-04) (NSTIP) (September 1st 2010 - August 31st 2012).

(13) Nanostructured Supramolecular Liquid Crystals (11-NAN1620-04) (NSTIP)    (March 1st 2012 - August 31st 2014).

(14) Specialty Diallylammonium Salts-Derived pH-Responsive Polymers for Their Use in Aqueous Two-Phase Systems and as Corrosion Inhibitors and Antiscalants (11-ADV2132-04) (NSTIP) (September 1st 2012 - August 31st 2014).

(15) Design and Application of Photo Organic Reactions Using Sun Light (13-ENE277-04) (NSTIP) (March 1st 2014- February 29th 2016).

(16) Self-Assembly of Janus-Dendrimers into Nanostructured Supramolecular Architectures (ARP-34-79) (KACST) (April 1st 2014 - March 31st 2016).

(17)  A Novel Class of Ionic Polymers Containing Amino Acid Residues of Cysteine and Methionine as Green Corrosion Inhibitors and Antiscalants (IN131047) (KFUPM) (June 1st 2014 - May 31st 2017).



Member of the Research Team for Projects (In Progress):

(1) Preparation and Evaluation of Synthetic Polymeric Composite Membranes for the Removal of Metal Ions from Waste Water (IN161036) (KFUPM) (September 1st 2017 - August 31st 2019).

(2) Green Scale Inhibitors for Calcium Sulfate and Calcium Carbonate (CHEM2417) (Saudi Aramco) (Feb. 1st, 2018 - Jan. 31st, 2020).



Member of the Following Thesis Committees:

(1)   Mohammad A. J. Mazumder, "Synthesis and Solution Properties of Some Polysulfobeaines", (MS) May 2003.

(2)   Muhammad Zaki Nur Iman, "Internally Hydrogen Bonded Chiral Methylenenitrone in Cycloaddition Reactions", (MS) January 2006.

(3)   Saad Hamad Al-Lowemi, "Characterization of Novel Organic Corrosion Inhibitors under Flowing Conditions", (MS) January 2008.

(4)   Alaaeddin Alsbaiee, “Intermolecular Nitrone Cycloaddition Reactions in Miceller Systems” (MS) April 2008.

(5)    Junaid Saleem, "Sulfur Modification of Polymers for use in Asphalt Binders" (MS) June 2008.

(6)  Wajdi Al-Sadat, "Viscoelastic Surfactants in Wells' Acid Stimulation: Rheological Behavior" (MS) March 2009.

(7)  M. Khaled Arafeh, "Syntheses of Lamellarins and Related Natural Products" (MS) March 2009.

(8) Abdullah Lajami, "Synthesis of Polyisoxzolidines as Potential Corrosion Inhibitors" (MS) March 2010. (Supervisor).

(9) Shamsuddeen Abdullahi Haladu, "Synthesis of a New Class of Linear and Cross-linked Polyzwitterion-anions and Their Applications as Corrosion Inhibitors and Adsorbents" (PhD) May 2014.

(10) Adam Ahmed Abdallah Seliman, "Synthesis, Anti-Cancer Evaluation of New Mixed-Ligand Gold(I) Complexes with Dithiocarbamates and Phosphines, and Interaction Study of Gold(III)-1,2-Diaminocyclohexane Complexes with Some Biomolecules" (PhD) May 2016.

(11) Ismaila Abdulkareem Yunus, "Capillary Flow Reactor for Selected Dye-Assisted Solar Photochemical Reactions", (MS) May 2016.

(12) Muhammad Mansha, "Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of 1,3-Diaryl Pyrazoles as Inhibitors of GGTase-I, a Target for Anti-cancer Drugs", (PhD) May 2017.

(13) Zakariyah Abdulkareem Jamiu, "Multilayered Polyelectrolyte-coated Silica for the Removal of Toxic Metal Ions and Organic Contaminants: A Novel Protocol", (PhD) April 2017.

(14) Mouheddin Alhaffar (Chemistry) “Synthesis of Bio-inspired Block Polyelectrolytes for the Formation of Coacervates” , (PhD) December, 2017.

(15) Lipiar Khan Mohammad Osman Goni (Chemistry) “A New Class of Ionic Polymers Containing Amino Acid Residues of Methionine as Green Corrosion Inhibitors”, (MS), April, 2018.

(16) Ahmed Salah Abdullah Nada (Chemistry) “Synthesis, Structural Analysis and Self-Assembly Study of Supramolecular Janus Dendrimers”, (PhD) May, 2018.