Mohammed Alalouni


Ph.D Student

Research Interests

To optimize different kind of novel zeolites and mesoporous silica in order to maximize the selectivity, activity and stability for a reaction such as dimerization/oligomerization, metathesis or cracking of hydrocarbons. In addition, to investigate several transition metals (e.g. Zr, Ti, Ni) and their effect on the catalyst performance. Finally, to study different impurities (e.g. oxygen, CO2) in order to develop a robust catalyst that withstand harsh conditions in the industry.


  • B.Sc. , Chemical Engineering, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2014

Professional Profile

  • 2012-current: Research Engineer IV, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​Saudi Arabian Section of American Chemical Engineering Society (SAS-AIChE)
  • Saudi Council of Engineers
  • Saudi Media (Journalist-Electronic news)
  • General Presidency of Youth Welfare


  • Prince Turki Award for Excellence (2005,2006,2007)
  • Ministry of Eastern Province Award for Excellence (2007)
  • Tanmiah Award of Excellence (2007)
  • Ministry of Culture and Information Award (2015)
  • Capacity Building Award by Chemicals R&D Division, Saudi Aramco (2016)

Research Interests Keywords

mesoporous silica zeolites Catalysis Metathesis Reaction Dimerization Reaction Cracking Reactions Natural Gas Petrochemicals Hydrocarbons Nanotechnology Chemical Engineering ​Chemistry High Throughput Experimentation