• 2007-2013                   Ph.D., Chemistry,  King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.
    Advisor: Dr. Shaikh Asrof. Ali
    Synthesis and application of Some Ionic Polymers as antiscalants and components for Aqueous Two-Phase Systems

  • 1997 – 1999                M.S., Chemistry, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
    Advisor: Dr. Abdulla AbulKibash
    Differential Electrolytic Potentiometric Detector in Flow Injection Analysis

  • 1989- 1990                  M.Sc., Chemistry, University of Karachi – Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1985- 1989                  B.Sc., Chemistry(major), Microbiology, Biochemistry. University of Karachi – Karachi, Pakistan



Teaching Experience

Feb 2014-Aug 2014  Post doctoral fellow., Department of chemistry, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals,.

2012 – 2013                 Lecturer B., Department of chemistry, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals,. Taught Chemistry undergraduate Lab 102 course.

1997 – 1999                Research Assistant, Department of chemistry, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals,. Taught Chemistry undergraduate Lab 101 course

1993- 1997                  Lecturer, Sirajuddaullah Govt. College, Karachi Pakistan.


Research Experience

2014-todate    Research Scientist-III., Department of chemistry, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

2001 – 2007    Scientist-II., Center for Applied Physical Sciences, Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Director Dr. AbdulRahman Al-Arfaj)


2007 – 2012    Scientist-I., Center for environment & Water, Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Worked as member on following major projects



Remediation of MTBE contaminated ground water


Environmental Monitoring for Exploratory Drilling Operations in LUKSAR Contract Area, North Rub Al-Khali


Assessment of Ras Tanura Marine Environment and Bioaccumulation Monitoring along the Saudi Coastal Waters of the Arabian Gulf


Marine Environmental Sustaining Research Project-V


Marine Environmental Monitoring of the Manifa Causeway


Environmental Impact Study for the Ras Tanura Integrated Project-Dredging


UBEA for the Rabigh Development Project


Baseline Environmental Study for Rabigh Conversion Industrial Park Development Project


Environmental Impact Assessment for Land Filling and Reclamation at Ras Tanura Refinery


EIA for the Upgrade of Crude Gathering and Power Supply Facilities Phase I - Safaniya Field


An Annual Environmental Monitoring Survey: Marine Ecological Survey & Bioaccumulation Studies and Groundwater Quality Survey of the Petro Rabigh Site


Environmental Impact Assessment of Rabigh Phase II: Petrochemical Project


Environmental Baseline Study-Manifa Central Processing Facilities


Environmental Monitoring of  seismic & Exploratory Drilling Operations in EniRepsa Contract Area, Rub Al Khali, Desert, Saudi Arabia


ECAL consultancy and Analytical Services


1999 2001                Full Time Research Assistant.,KACST project


Synthesis and characterization of multiblock & random co-polymers of acrylamide having hydrophobe moiety, and the influence of polymer structure on recovery and selectivity of proteins into two phase aqueous system.  

·         Synthesis of the comonomer having hydrophobic unit.

·         NMR and FTIR analysis of the synthesized comonomer.

·         Synthesis of multiblock and random water soluble copolymers of acrylamide with hydrophobic comonomer (like phenethylacrlamide & p-methoxystyrene, etc.) that gives a remarkable reduction in surface tension and also an increase in viscosity.

·         Qualitative NMR analysis of the synthesized copolymers.

·         Characterization of copolymer by viscosity measurements molecular weight calculations.

·         Formation of Binodal Curve & Tie Lines by making two phase system of the synthesized copolymer with polyethelenglycol & the quantitative fractional analysis of both the phases by NMR.

·         Analysis of the protein separated in either phase by UV spectrophotometer.

Instrumentation experience


·         Ion Chromatograph (ICS2500 & ICS3000)

·         Mercury Analyzer (CVAA &CVAF)

·         Inductive coupled Plasma Spectrometer (ICP OES)

·         UV/VIS spectrophotometer

·         FTIR Spectrometer

·         NMR Spectrometer

·         CHNS Elemental Analyzer

·         Autoanalyzers

·         Dissolve Oxygen, Conductivity, ISE & pH meters  etc.




  • B. Tawabini, N. M. Fayad , H. Al-Utaibi, L. Litorja ,I.W. Kazi “Investigating the efficiency of MTBE removal from contaminated groundwater by advanced oxidation processes” EnviroArabia conference Manama, Bahrain. April 22-25,2007

  • B. Tawabini, A. Zubair, I.Kazi and M.Shemsi , “Formation and Control of Bromate in High-Bromide Water when Treated by Ozone-Based processes ” Fourth Saudi Science Conference, March 21-24, 2010


  • Ali, S. A. I. W. Kazi, and F. Rahman “Low phosphorus polymeric Antiscalant for reverse osmosis desalination” US Patent filed, Docket No. 35000.84



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