Research
 

 

Research Interest:

 

  • Organic synthesis

  • Synthesis of natural and unnatural molecules of medicinal value

  • Design based synthesis of new pharmaceuticals

 

 

Funded Research Projects:


              

SN

Title of the Project, Funds Amount and Funding Agency

Role

Duration

Status

1

The first total synthesis of Icmt inhibitors prenylated b-hydroxy-chalcones and spermatinamine, a new approach to anticancer drug discovery, 89,400.00 SAR, Funded by Fast Track, KFUPM, Project # FT090014

P.I

Sep. 2009 - March 2011

completed in March 2011

2

The discovery of new generation potential antipsychotic agents, 925,000.00 SAR, Funded by KACST, Project # AR-28-38

P.I

Feb. 2009 – Nov. 2012

completed in Dec 2012

3

Conformational properties and vibrational assignments of 2-methoxy-resorcinol and 4,6-dihaloresorcinols: Experimental and ab initio study, 143,400.00 SAR, Funded by KFUPM, Project # IN090040

Co-I

Sep. 2010 - March 2012

completed in April 2012

4

Development of thermally stable smart fluids for acid diversion in well stimulation of carbonate reservoir, 1,840,000.00 SAR, Funded by KACST, Project # NSTIP 10-OIL1378-04

Co-I

Sep. 2012 - Aug 2014

completed in Feb 2015

5

Specialty diallylammonium salts-derived pH-responsive polymers for their use in aqueous two-phase systems and as corrosion inhibitors and antiscalants, 1,271,000.00 SAR, Funded by KACST, Project # NSTIP 11-ADV2132-04

Co-I

Sep. 2012 - Aug 2014

completed in Sep 2014

6

The discovery of GGTase-1 inhibitors, potential anti-cancer drug targets, 1,135,500.00 SAR, Funded by KACST, Project # NSTIP 11-BIO2138-04

P.I

Sep. 2012 - Aug 2014

completed in Feb 2015

7

Synthesis of mafaicheenamine A and two tyrosine derivatives, naturally occurring antitumor agents, 109,780.00 SAR, Funded by KFUPM, Project # SB131009

P.I

June. 2014 - Nov 2015

completed in Dec 2015

8

Synthesis of functionalized polythiophenes to develop organic semiconductors, 1,254,200.00 SAR, Funded by KACST, Project # AR-34-36

Co-I

Apr. 2014 - Mar 2016

completed in Apr 2016

9

Development of enantioselective synthetic methods with primary amino acid-based organic catalysts, 1,108,000.00 SAR, Funded by KFUPM

P.I

May 2015 - April 2018

In progress

10

The design of terbium-based chemosensors for the selective detection of zinc ions, 489418.00 SAR, Funded by KACST, Project # NSTIP 15-BIO3920-04

P.I

Sep 2015 - Aug 2018

In progress

11

Empowering asymmetric phosphine catalysis via novel modes of activation, 266,800 .00 SAR, Funded by KFUPM

P.I

Apr 2017 - March 2020

In progress

12

Development of viscoelastic surfactant (VES)-based acids as diverting acid fluids for well stimulation, 1,283,006.00 SAR, Funded by Saudi Aramco

P.I

Dec. 2017 – Nov. 2019

In progress

13 Stereoinversion of Enantiopure Secondary Alcohols Using a Single Enzymatic Approach, 195,000.00 SAR, Funded by KFUPM

Co-I

Apr 2017 - Dec 2018

In progress

14

Synthesis of polymers for hydraulic fracturing at high temperature applications in Saudi Arabia, 1,010,000.00 SAR, Funded by Saudi Aramco

P.I

Dec. 2017 – Nov. 2019

In progress


P.I = Principal Investigator; Co-I = Co-Investigator


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