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Chemistry Department, Ain Shams University
My research strives to bring closer several disciplines in chemistry together; hence a novel set of dynamic interfaces between the individual components, as well as adaptivity within each is sought. I am interested in fundamental problems which enhances understanding of application problems. I entertain collaborations with researchers from engineering departments and I greatly benefit from these interactions. This type of approach promises more rapid advances in research through open sharing of research information at all stages of the research process and has resulted in 30 scientific journal publications in highly ranked journals and 16 publications in international conferences. I have coupled research with industrial applications and therefore consider myself an applied chemist, mainly related to interfacial science. Interfaces between solid and solid (magnetic materials), solid and gas (catalysis), solid and liquid (construction materials, scales, asphaltenes) are covered in the three areas of my work as briefly described below: 1. Organometallic Chemistry (new magnetic materials and homogeneous catalysis). 2. Construction materials (cement admixtures). 3. Oilfield Production Chemistry (flow assurance; scale and asphaltene studies). 4. Aluminum leaching from cookware and its impact on human health. 5. At the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi I have established “The Center for Applied and Environmental Chemistry (CAEC)” in the female campus (Arzanah) 8-232. In its full capacity the center (28 highly sophisticated analytical and testing equipment) focused on the above-mentioned topics and environmental aspects related to applications in these fields. 6. I am involved in several projects of international, interdisciplinary nature.