Ayman El-Faham

Alexandria University, Egypt


Professor Ayman El-Faham received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry in 1980 and his M.Sc. in 1985 in Physical Organic Chemistry, from Faculty of Science, University of Alexandria, Egypt. In 1991 he received his Ph.D in organic chemistry as a joint project between the University of Alexandria and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, U. S. A. under the supervision of Prof. 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 in Prof. Carpino’s Lab. He holds many patents in this field. 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 Prof. 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 Head of the Chemistry Department, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon (2000-2004). He is Professor of Organic Chemistry, 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 Professor of Organic Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, Riaydh, Saudi Arabia.http://faculty.ksu.edu.sa/75180/default.aspx

Biography Updated on 4 February 2009

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