Ayman El-Faham received his B.S. degree in chemistry, in 1980, and his M.S. degree, in 1985, in physical organic chemistry from the Faculty of Science, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt. In 1991, he received his Ph.D degree in organic chemistry as a joint project between the University of Alexandria and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass, USA, under the supervision of Professor L. A. Carpino, where he worked on the synthesis of new protecting groups for both solution and solid phase peptide synthesis. In addition, Dr. El-Faham was involved in the development of new coupling reagents based on 1-hydroxy-7-azabenzotriazole. He continued working on these new coupling reagents during his Postdoctoral Work (1992-1999) at the University of Massachusetts at Professor Carpino’s Lab. He holds many patents in this field. In addition, he received the University of Alexandria Award in Chemistry, in 1999. He animated to submit a proposal for Noble Prize in chemistry in 2003. He joined the Barcelona Science Park during the Summer of 2006, 2007, and 2008 and worked with Professor Fernando Albericio in the development of a new family of immonium type coupling reagents. His research interests include the synthesis of peptides under solution and solid phase conditions, natural products, heterocylic synthesis, and biologically active synthetic targets. Professor El-Faham acted as the Head of the Chemistry Department, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon, during 2000 and 2004. He works as a Professor of organic chemistry at the Faculty of Science, and the Direct Manager of the NMR Lab and the Central Lab at the Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt, since 2001. Currently, he is a Professor of organic chemistry, the College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Biography Updated on 12 October 2008