Joint Centers of Excellence Program

Dr. Mohammad C. Al-Kinany

National Center for Petrochemicals Technology

Dr. Al-Kinany holds Ph.D. in heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis from university of Manchester for science and technology (UK) since 1984. From 1988 till date he has been working as a Research Specialist in Petrochemicals Research
Institute, KACST. He has worked at the department of industrial polymer chemistry-Lancaster university (UK) between 1986-1987, in the field of thermoplastics, polycarbonate and antifouling organometallic polymers. He has also worked at UMIST (UK), between 1982-1986, in a joint research project with ICI (UK) in the field of alkylation, isomerization, transalkylation, disproportionation, and hexane cracking. He has also worked on transformer oils, biomass to oil, practical class lecturer. He has over 32 years of experience in the development and the use of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts (nano- and traditional) for the field petroleum and petrochemical industry, such as, alkylation, isomerization, transalkylation, oligomerization, oxidative dehydrogenation, cracking, hydrogenation, hydroxylation, clean fuel production, fuel additives, dehydrogenation, and hydrodesulphurization.

He has extensive experience in design and operation bench scale pilot plant, feedstock, and product
characterization; catalyst preparation and characterization, testing and evaluation. Dr. Al-Kinany is an author of
more than (52) research articles, (3) patents ,(15) books, translated (2) books; and he designed and constructed
“data base of toxic and hazardous chemicals used in Saudi Arabia.