Research Interests

​My research focuses on CO2 conversion into value-added products using microbial electrosynthesis cells. Developing metal/carbon-based cathode architecture with a dual function for effective supply and reduction of CO2. Enriching and isolating novel microorganisms from Red sea brine pool, salt marsh, and mangrove sediments, that can sequester CO2 to medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). These microbes have commercial value in contributing to the circular economy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Selected Publications

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Environmental Science and Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2019
  • M.Sc., Bioscience, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2014
  • B.Sc., Biochemistry, King Abdul-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia, 2012​​

Professional Profile

​2020-present: Post doctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


  • ​Best Poster Presentation award at the 3rd Asia-Pacific International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology Conference AP-ISMET, Busan, South Korea, September 1, 2016
  • Best Poster Presentation award at KAUST Research Conference, Nano-Enabled Water Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges, January 29, 2019

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences & Engineering Division (BESE)​