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As a Principle Investigator

  • Electro Catalytic Transformation of CO2 into fuel. No. CHE02441, Saudi Aramco, July 2018 – July 2021. (in progress)
  • A General Stochastic Model for Refinery Planning Under Uncertainty, KFUPM-DSR, Sep 2012 – Sep 2013. (completed)
  • An Optimal Strategy for Integration of SO2 Reduction into Refinery Production Planning, KFUPM, Feb 2008 – Jan 2011. (completed)
  • Preliminary Study on Mercury Removal from Gas Processing Plants, Gas Processors Association, Gulf Cooperation Council Chapter (GPA-GCC Ch.), Sep 2007 – May 2008. (completed)


As a Co–Investigator

  • CO2-Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane over Novel VOx on θ-Al2O3 Catalysts - A Green way for Propylene and Syngas Production, April 2020-March 2023, Deanship of Scientific Research, KFUPM, (April 2020 – March 2023). (in progress)
  • Catalytic oxidation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a fluidized bed reactor using Cu based mixed metal catalysts, NSTIP, Dec 2012 – Dec 2015. (completed)
  • Fluidized bed Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Ethane to Ethylene: Catalyst Development and Kinetics Investigation, KACST, Dec 2012 – Dec 2015. (completed)
  • Synthesis of Titania Nanofilbers and Application for Photocatalytic Reduction of Heavy Metals from Aqueous Solution, KACST. (completed)
  • Shape selective alkylation of toluene using novel hierarchically structured zeolites, Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) & Center of Excellence in Refining and Petrochemical, Sep 2010 – Sep 2012. (completed)
  • Monitoring and Mapping of Traffic Noise and Air Pollution of Arterial Roads in Urban areas, NSTP, Jan 2009 – Dec 2011. (completed)
  • Electrochemical conversion of carbon–dioxide to hydrocarbons using solid electrolyte, NSTIP, Sep 2009 – Aug 2011. (completed)
  • Post-Optimality Analysis for Refinery Production Planning, KFUPM, Sep 2009 – Sep 2010. (completed)
  • Membrane and Cell Development for Electrochemical Conversion of Carbon dioxide to Hydrocarbons, Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy, April 2008 – April 2010. (completed)
  • An Exploratory Study on Corrosion Protection of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete Using Conducting Polymer. KFUPM, Dec 2005 – Sep 2008. (completed)
  • Assessment of Zero Flaring Technologies for Sabic Affilates, SABIC, Nov 2007 – May 2008. (completed)


As a Consultant

  • Design Evaluation of CO2 Capture Processes for EOR Application, No. JF151007 (P.I: Dr. Umer Zahid, 2016 – 2017). (completed)
  • Integration of gasification Process with the reforming and Oxy-Fuel technologies for enhancing H2/electricit Production Capacity with CO2 Capture, SR181006 (PI: Dr. U. Ahmed, 2019 – 2020). (completed)


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Project Principle Investigator

Electro Catalytic Transformation of CO2 into fuel
Saudi Aramco


Carbon capture and sequestration (Experimental and modeling approach)

Process modeling, design and simulation (mainly in relation to CO2 mitigation)

Mathematical modeling and process optimization

Environmental systems engineering and air pollution control

Petroleum refining

Corrosion protection