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I am an enthusiastic Scientist based in Kuwait, with a rich experience of over 10 years at – the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Shuwaikh, Kuwait.

Jan 2013 - Present

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Shuwaikh, Kuwait

Associate Research Scientist
  • Secondary Chief Scientific Investigator in a funded Coordinated Research Project between KISR
    & IAEA titled ”Risk associated with construction of SMR cogeneration of electricity and desalination in Kuwait – Stakeholder’s perception.” (2023 – present)
  • Chief Scientific Investigator in a funded Coordinated Research Project between KISR, Missouri
    University of Science and Technology (MS&T) & IAEA titled ”Machine Learning (ML) & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Framework Development for Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy
    Systems” (2022 – present).
  • Main Scientific Staff in a Coordinated Research Project between KISR & IAEA titled ”Assessment
    of the Feasibility of Nuclear Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) in the Power Generation Portfolio
    in Kuwait” (2021 – present).
  • Participating in a KISR Project. Task Leader for the assessment of body composition of 50
    healthy adults using BIA and Bod Pod (2022 – present).
  • Measured body composition of healthy adults using Bod Pod, Pea Pod, DEXA, BIA.
  • Analyzed DNA fragments using Gel electrophoresis DNA analysis technique for the Biotechnology Program.
  • Worked on Fabrication and Characterization of Cu50 (Zr50-xNix) 50 Nanocrystalline Coating by
    Cold Spray Technique for Potential Antibiofilm Application with the Nanotechnology Program.
  • Former Lab Supervisor of body composition analysis laboratory.

May 2018 - Present

Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center, Narragansett, RI, USA.

Visiting Research Scholar
  • Secondary Chief Scientific Investigator in a funded Coordinated Research Project between KISR
    & IAEA titled ”Risk associated with construction of SMR cogeneration of electricity and desalination in Kuwait – Stakeholder’s perception.” (2023 – present)
  • Chief Scientific Investigator in a funded Coordinated Research Project between KISR, Missouri
    University of Science and Technology (MS&T) & IAEA titled ”Machine Learning (ML) & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Framework Development for Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy
    Systems” (2022 – present).
  • Main Scientific Staff in a Coordinated Research Project between KISR & IAEA titled ”Assessment
    of the Feasibility of Nuclear Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) in the Power Generation Portfolio
    in Kuwait” (2021 – present).
  • Participating in a KISR Project. Task Leader for the assessment of body composition of 50
    healthy adults using BIA and Bod Pod (2022 – present).
  • Measured body composition of healthy adults using Bod Pod, Pea Pod, DEXA, BIA.
  • Analyzed DNA fragments using Gel electrophoresis DNA analysis technique for the Biotechnology Program.
  • Worked on Fabrication and Characterization of Cu50 (Zr50-xNix) 50 Nanocrystalline Coating by
    Cold Spray Technique for Potential Antibiofilm Application with the Nanotechnology Program.
  • Former Lab Supervisor of body composition analysis laboratory.

May 2018 - Present

Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center, Narragansett, RI, USA.

Visiting Research Scholar
  • Reactor Operator Trainee: 100 hours practical experience of reactor operation of the 2 MegaWatt (MW), light water cooled, pool type reactor at the atomic energy commission (Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center).
  • Designed neutron and gamma shielding blocks using Boron Carbide powder to be used shield the experimental designated area by the neutron beam port.
  • Conducted weekly, monthly, quarterly surveys using Geiger-Mueller counter at the Nuclear Science Center facility.
  • Helped with visually inspecting four fuel plates for any damage by taking the fuel plates out of the nuclear reactor core and transferred to the low power side of the pool for inspection. The test is performed annually per NRC regulation.
  • Used Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) to test Silicon Carbide (SiC) samples for any impurities by using gamma spectroscopy (HPGE detection system).
  • Determined an annual cold-clean critical rod heights measurements.
  • Performed an annual control rod worth measurements on the blade fuel pool-type reactor (reactivity measurement).
  • Investigated the oxidation behavior and radiation effects on the accident tolerant fuel cladding— Silicon Carbide samples (SiC)— which were subjected to a pure steam environment under different varying temperatures.

Dec 2009 - Jul 2011

Cardiology department at RWTH University klinikum, Germany

Research Assistant
  • Identified and analyzed patients with severe aortic stenosis who were/were not considered suitable candidates for surgery.
  • Followed up with patients.
  • Compared the mortality rates of patients treated either by Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) or medical therapy.
  • Analyzed patients’ characteristics for predictors of mortality rate for patients treated by TAVI.

Apr 2008 - Jan 2009

Cardiology department at RWTH University klinikum, Germany

Research Assistant
  • Analyzed patients who have/have not went under surgery, and/or angioplasty.
  • Compared and contrasted patients who had only an angiography, but angioplasty negative.
  • Processed, reconstructed and evaluated Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) images.
  • Evaluated and analyzed the angioplasty of some selected patients by QCA.
  • Followed up with patients and conducted clinical analysis.

Jan 2005 - Jan 2006

Bullard High School

Coach Assistant of Track and Field
  • Coached the men’s team of track and field middle and long distances: 800 Meters, 1500 Meters, 1 Mile, and 5000 Meters