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Dr. Faisal Alotaibi

Assistant Research Professor
National Center for Petrochemicals Technology
KACST – KSA

Dr. Faisal Alotaibi received his BS and MS degrees in General Chemistry from King Saud University, Riyadh in 1998 and 2006 respectively. He received a PhD degree in Heterogeneous Catalysis from the University of Manchester, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences, UK in 2012, and its topic was “Comparative Study of the Time-on-Stream Stability of Bifunctional Nanoporous-based Catalysts in n-Heptane Hydroisomerisation”.
He worked for SPIMCO Pharmaceutical Company in Research and Development Department as Analyst for one year since 1998, and then he worked for King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Radionuclides and Cyclotron Department as Radiochemist for four years since 1999. Since 2003, he joined Saudi Basics Industries Co. (SABIC) in Research and Technology Centre as Analytical Chemist then Lead Scientist until 2013. Recently, Dr. Faisal has joined KACST at National Center for Petrochemicals Technology as an assistant research professor. He has published a number of research papers in Journals and conferences and one patent granted.
Dr. Alotaibi's research interests include the synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity of Nano-porous crystalline materials such as zeolites, reforming of heavy hydrocarbons such as Hydroisomerization, Hydrocracking and Alkylation, and Liquid and gas phase hydrocarbons oxidation.