Saeed Alshihri

Assistant Research Professor
KACST-UC Berkeley Center of Excellence of Nanomaterial for Clean Energy applications (CENCEA)

Dr. Saeed Al-Shihri received his D.Phil. degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London in the United Kingdom in 2016. His research area is in applied catalysis and catalytic reaction engineering. Key themes are the upgrading of Natural gas to fuels and chemicals, development of nanostructured materials for different reaction systems, Conversion of carbon dioxide to chemicals and catalytic conversion of heavy oil to olefins. With colleagues in the National Centre for Petrochemical technology, he was awarded the S.I.T.S GOLD MEDAL for the invention of Design a system containing six micro reactors sets working in parallel for catalysts evaluation (2009), and the ITEX Bronze medal for innovation in chemical process design (2009).

List of Publications

  • Al-Shihri, S., Richard, C. J. and Chadwick, D. (2017), Selective Oxidation of Methane to Methanol over ZSM-5 Catalysts in Aqueous Hydrogen Peroxide: Role of Formaldehyde. ChemCatChem. doi:10.1002/cctc.201601563.
  • Hamid A. Al-Megren, Mohammed C. Al-Kinany, Yan Zi-Feng , RuiFeng , Saeed M. Al-Shihri, Eyad A. Al- Ghilan, Bandar S. Al-Hudaib, Abdulaziz Al-Gashem, Ali A. Algarni, Faisal M. Alotaibi, 8thInternational Conference on Environmental Catalysis, United State,2014.

  • Saeed Alshihri, Tiancun Xiao, Peter Edwards, Clean Combustion of Diesel, The first KACST-Oxford Petrochemical Forum, Oxford, 2011.
  • Hamid A. Al-Megren, Tiancun Xiao, Mohammed Al-Kinany, Saeed Al-Shihri, Soliman Al-Khowaiter, and Malcolm L.H. Green., 'Prepararion of Rubust Catalyst for Selective HDS Reaction', EUROPCAT-VII, 2005.