Current OAAAQA Board Member
Prof Ahmed bin Sulaiman <br>Al Harrasi

Prof Ahmed bin Sulaiman
Al Harrasi

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Prof. Ahmed Al-Harrasi received his BSc in Chemistry from Sultan Qaboos University (Oman) in 1997. Then he moved to the Free University of Berlin from which he obtained his MSc in Chemistry in 2002 and then his PhD in Organic Chemistry in 2005 as a DAAD-fellow under the supervision of Prof. Hans-Ulrich Reissig. His PhD work was on New Transformations of Enantiopure 1,2-oxazines. Then he received the Fulbright award in 2008 for postdoctoral research in chemistry for which he joined Prof. Tadhg Begely group at Cornell University where he worked on Synthesis of isotopically-labeled thiamin pyrophosphate. After a postdoctoral research stay at Cornell University in 2009, he started his independent research at the University of Nizwa, Oman where he co- founded the chair of Oman’s Medicinal Plants and Marine Natural Products merging chemistry and biology research that became a center of excellent in natural and medical sciences.  He is currently a professor of organic chemistry and the vice chancellor for graduate studies, research and external relations at the University of Nizwa. The budget of his interdisciplinary-funded projects exceeds 10 million USD. He was a chair and invited speaker in many international conferences. He is a referee for more than 15 international chemistry and biotechnology Journals. He served as a guest editor in chemistry journals. He has authored and co-authored over 350 scientific papers, two books and 6 book chapters. He taught chemistry courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.