Aufau International Award 2016 | Young Scientist Award | Chemical Sciences

Prof. Dr. Mohammed Al-Anber

Vice-Dean of Higher Education and Research

University of Hail

Saudi Arabia

Al Anber

Prof. Dr. M. A. Al-Anber received his BSc and MSc in Applied Chemistry from the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan in the period of 1994- 2000. The research work was focused on the topic of the organo-silicon polymeric materials. His thesis included the synthesis of chromium(III) containing organosilicon matrices as well as the chemical/ electrochemical reduction of chromium (III) sites to metallic chromium clusters. These materials were used as a metallic coating in different approaches. In 2003, he received his Ph.D in Inorganic Chemistry under the direction of Prof. Dr. H. Lang from the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Technishe Universitate Chemnitz (TUC) – Germany. The research work focused on the topic of Organic and/ or Inorganic p- Conjugated Units in the Synthesis of Multinuclear Transition Metal Complexes. In this respect, bis(alkynyl)titanocenes have been used as organometallic p-tweezers for the preparation of multinuclear transition metal complexes. The appropriate metals were bridged by pyridine-based ligands, benzenebased ligands, ligands of dienone type and ligands of miscellaneous of p-conjugated organic building blocks. Furthermore, the project extended to produce a novel polymeric copper strain formed by helically terpyridyle surrounded Cu2+ units. These studies also include intermolecular electron transfer process along the p- conjugated spacer between the appropriate metal centers. Such species allow studying electron transfer and homogeneous catalysis, since synergistic and cooperative effects between the respective metal atoms is expected. In 2006, he awarded Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH). During 2007 – 2008, he received Postdoctoral in the metal-organic framework (MOFs) and coordination polymers. These frameworks have been recently modified toward an environmental approach. Currently, we are developing and designing a new metal-organic framework. This framework represents an extensive class of porous catalysis, in which organic structure is linked by metal units to form an open framework exhibiting ultra-high porosity. The research focuses on the designing the porosity within the metalorganic framework to affect high selective separation, gas storage and recognition. The preliminary results show an excellent direction toward the target. The materials were characterized using P-XRD, single crystal XRD, Ft-IR and UV-Vis Spectrophotometer. In addition, further techniques have been used such as TGA, DSC, VSM, and could be done for the nano-materials using SEM, TEM, etc. Another topic of his research activity concerns in environmental and wastewater treatment. In this respect two approaches are: (i) utilization of natural and synthetic metal-organic framework (MOFs), (ii) physical and chemical Treatment as well as (iii) solar energy beside coagulation is also has a part of the wastewater treatment story (Proposal submitted for a research grant). To date, he has published more than 50 articles in ISIindexed journals. Al-Anber publications have been cited over 326 and 229 times upon Google scholars and Scopus databases, respectively. He has an author h-index of 10 and i10-index of 10. He currently serves as a reviewer for many international journals. Al-Anber secured more that 276000 SR (73921 $) and 60000 JD (84626 $) was not used. Three project grants are considered to be submitted to the Scientific Research Support Fund (Jordan, 100,000 JD), Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation (Jordan, 20,000 JD), KACS (KSA. (198,000 SR).