Ahmed Alamer

PhD Students

MS/Ph.D. Student



I have a BSc. in chemical engineering from the University of Washington (2015), followed by +6 years of engineering/R&D experience at SABIC in EO/EG/EOA processes. I am currently an MSc/PhD chemical engineering student, working in the Advanced Catalytic Materials (ACM) group led by Prof. Jorge Gascon.

Research Interests

I am interested in KSA industrial diversification and mitigation efforts, including sustainability/energy optimization, carbon neutrality initiatives, and alternative petrochemical production/process routes.

Selected Publications

  • Solvent-molecule-mediated manipulation of crystalline grains for efficient planar binary lead and tin triiodide perovskite solar cells.
    Leize Zhu , Brian Yuh , Stefan Schoen , Xinpei Li , Mohammed Aldighaithir , Beau J. Richardson, Ahmed Alamer and Qiuming Yu.
    Nanoscale, 8, 7621-7630, (2016).


  • BSc., Chemical Engineering: University of Washington, Seattle USA, 2011-2015

  • SABIC CE FYP: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia USA, 2010-2011

    Professional Profile

    • SABIC (2019 – Present): Scientist – Chemicals Technology (Riyadh, KSA)

    • SABIC (2017 – 2019): Research Engineer – Technology Management (Riyadh, KSA)

    • SABIC (2016 – 2017): Operation Engineer (seconded) – SHARQ (Jubail, KSA)

    • SABIC (2015 – 2016): Engineer – Performance Chemicals R&D (Riyadh, KSA)

      Scientific and Professional Membership

      • Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) 


      • 2015 Bowen Design Award, University of Washington

      • Other professional and university deanship awards

        KAUST Affiliations

        • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
        • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

        Research Interests Keywords

        Chemical Process Technology Carbon Neutrality Circular Carbon Plastics Pyrolysis CO2 Mitigation Crude to Chemicals energy & sustainability