September 24, 2018

My research team and I are thrilled to work with university of Durban in South Africa to explore the potential of utilizing microalgae from harsh environments for high value products. 

I thoroughly enjoyed being hosted in Durban, meeting leading scientists in the field...

August 4, 2018

As an academic, researcher and the principle investigator of this funded project, I am thrilled today to have gained the trust of Sultan Qaboos University, Ejaad platform and Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO).

In the contract signed today, PDO has supported us with a...

January 1, 2018

The present study intended to produce biodiesel as an efficient fuel from waste Phoenix dactylifera L. kernel oil in the presence of synthesized efficient heterogeneous metallic oxide catalyst (Mn@MgO-ZrO2). The performance of synthesized metallic oxide catalyst was ev...

August 18, 2017

Phoenix Dactylifera kernel is major agricultural waste produced in Oman. Current work was conducted to produce jet fuel and green diesel from hydrodeoxygenation of Phoenix dactylifera kernel oil in presence of Pd/C catalyst. The hydrodeoxygenation of Phoenix dactylifer...

June 1, 2017

Due to increasing concerns about global warming and dwindling oil supplies, the world’s attention is turning to green processes that use sustainable and environmentally friendly feedstock to produce renewable energy such as biofuels. Among them, biodiesel, which is mad...

February 11, 2017

In this study, an efficient utilization of waste Date pits biomass for synthesizing green carbon catalyst as well as production of biodiesel were investigated. The green carbon catalyst was modified by KOH and characterized by XRD, SEM, EDX, TEM and BET. Taguchi method...

January 1, 2017

4th International Conference on Energy and Environment Research (ICEER 2017)

November 1, 2016

Date pits are considered one of the major agricultural wastes in Oman. The present 
work involves the synthesis of active catalysts from waste date pits carbon produced by 
carbonization and impregnation with Pt and Pd metals. Synthesized catalysts Pt/C and Pd/C 

October 30, 2016

Cyanobacteria hold significant potential as industrial biotechnology (IB) platforms for the 
production of a wide variety of bio-products ranging from biofuels such as hydrogen, 
alcohols and isoprenoids, to high-value bioactive and recombinant proteins. Underpinning 

August 1, 2016

Abstract A lot of research has been performed on cyanobacteria and microalgae with the 
aim to produce numerous biotechnological products. However, native strains have a few 
shortcomings, like limitations in cultivation, harvesting and product extraction, which 

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