Focus Areas: Future trends in Chemistry Education • Chemistry Teaching Competencies • Advance in Chemistry Education • Advance in Lab practices • Sustainable Industrial Chemistry • Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources • Advance in Chemistry of Oil and Gas Industry • Green Chemistry and Waste Management • Advancement in Analytical Instrumentation • Advance Material Chemistry • Nano and Composite Materials • Biodegradable Materials • Advanced Medical Materials • Call for papers: deadline Jan 15, 2018

17:00 - 21:00

Reception & Registration

09:00 - 10:00


10:00 - 11:00

Opening Ceremony & Exhibition Inauguration
Under the Patronage of His Highness the Amir
Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al Sabah Representative
Dr. Hamed Al-Azmi

Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

Session I: Opening Session
Session Chair: Dr. Hassan Al-Rabiah - Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait

11:30 - 12:30

Opening Lecture

Driving Forward The Higher Education Reform:
The Vital Role Of The National Bureau For Academic Accreditation And Education Quality Assurance ( NBAQ)
Prof. Nouria Al-Awadi,
Inaugural General Director – NBAQ, Kuwait

12:30 - 13:30

Prayer & Lunch Break

Session II: Advances in Nano-Composite Materials
Session Chairs: Prof. Ali Bumajdad - Kuwait University
Prof. Abdulrahman A Alwarthan- King Saud University, KSA

13:30 - 14:10

Plenary Lecture 1

PL-1 : "Green and Sustainable Nanomaterials of Regional-Related Applications"
Prof. Ali Bumajdad, Kuwait University

14:10 - 14:40

Invited Lecture 1

IL-1: Preparation and Characterization of Novel Magnetic ZnFe2O4–Hydroxyapatite Core–Shell Nanocomposite and Its Use as Fixed Bed Column System for Removal of Oil Residue in Oily Wastewater Samples.
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abd El-Gawad Zayed, Cairo University, Egypt

14:40 - 15:00

Oral Presentation 1

OL-1 -" The effect of different beverages on the surface structures of orthodontic Nano-hybrid composites"
. Bedoor K. Alnasser, Ministry of Education, Kuwait
Dr. Abdulsalam Alhazza - Kuwait Institute for Scintific Research - Kuwait

15:00 - 15:20

Oral Presentation 2

OL-2: " Titanium nanocomposites based catalysts in wastewater treatment"
Dr. Halema Alkandari , Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET), Kuwait

15.20 - 15:40

Coffee Break

Session III : Advanced Material Applications
Session Chairs: Prof. G. Ali Mansoori - University of Illinois, USA
Dr. Abdirahman Yussuf - Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait

15:40 - 16:10

Invited Lecture 2

IL-2: " Highest Singlet Oxygen Generator Based on Phthalocyanines in Aqueous Media"
Prof. Saad Makhseed, Kuwait University

16:10 - 16:30

Oral Presentation 3

OL-3: " Fabrication of Highly Efficient Non-Enzymatic Glucose Sensor Composed of NiO@SiNps Composite Materials"
Dr. Gowhar Ahmad Naikoo, Dhofar University, Salalah, Oman

16:30 - 16:50

Oral Presentation 4

OL-4: "Determination Of Carbaryl At Modified Carbon Paste Electrode By Low Silica X Zeolite Or Polymeric Film"
Prof. Mama El Razi, Faculty of Sciences et Technologies, Morocco

16:50 - 17:10

Oral Presentation 5

OL-5: "Green Synthesis of Iron oxide Nanoparticles using Orange peels extract and Their Application As A Tool For Drug Delivery"
Dr. Muhammad Zahid Qureshi, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan

Session IV : Advances in Chemistry Teaching
Session Chairs: Prof. Fayiz Aldfeheeri – Kuwait University
Dr. Haider A. J. Al Lawati - Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

09:00 - 09:40

Plenary Lecture 2

PL-2: "Blended Learning Model for Kuwait"
Prof. Fayiz Aldfeheeri, Kuwait University

09:40 - 10:10

Invited Lecture 3

IL-3:"Chemistry Education in the 21st Century: Meeting the Challenges"
Prof. David Read, University of Southampton, UK

10:10 - 10:40

Invited Lecture 4

IL-4:"Meaningful Integration of Learning Technologies in Chemistry"
Prof. Baderul Khan, McWeadon Education, USA

10:40 - 11:00

Coffee Break

Session V : Chemistry Teaching Methodology
Session Chairs: Prof. Norbert J. Pienta - University of Georgia, USA
Prof. Abdulhadi Buolayan – Kuwait University

11:00 - 11:40

Plenary Lecture 3

PL-3: "Education for Sustainable Development for Undergraduate and High-school Students: Learning Theory from Experimental"
Prof. Omar El Seoud, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

11:40 - 12:00

Oral Presentation 6

OL-6: " To what extent do Science Teachers fulfil Teaching Competency from the point of view of the head of science department in middle schools In the State of Kuwait "
Dr. Manee AlManea, Ministry of Education, Kuwait

12:00 - 12:20

Oral Presentation 7

OL-7: " Chemistry: From the Past to the Future” (Arabic Language)
Ms. Nouf Alhamdan, Kuwait University

12:20 - 13:00

Arabic Lecture

"Augmented Reality Applications in Teaching and Learning Sciences - تطبيقات تقنية الواقع المعزز في تعليم وتعلم المواد العلمية” (Arabic Language)
Dr Abdullah AlFalikawi, College of Education, Kuwait University

13:00 - 14:30

Poster Session - Prayer & Lunch Break

Session VI : Educational Chemistry Lab Practices
Session Chairs: Prof. David Read- University of Southampton, UK
Prof. Omar El Seoud - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

14:30 - 15:00

Invited Lecture 5

IL-5: “Lab on a paper” a promising approaches for teaching chemistry in schools"
Dr. Haider A. J. Al Lawati, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

15:00 - 15:20

Oral Presentation 8

OL-8: " Robotic Chemistry"
Dr. Moudi Fakhri Al-Mutairi, Umm Salamah High School, KSA

15:20 - 15:40

Coffee Break

Session VII : Medical Material Chemistry
Session Chairs: Prof. Saad Makhseed – Kuwait University
Dr. Khalidah Salih Merzah - Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research , Iraq

15:40 - 16:20

Plenary Lecture 4

PL-4: " Exciting Discoveries Utilizing Materials from the Skin of the Catfish Arius Bilineatus, Val. in the Novel Treatment of Diseases That are Unresponsive to Conventional Treatment"
Prof. Jassim Al-Hassan, Kuwait University

16:20 - 16:50

Invited Lecture 6

IL-6: “Bionanocomposite regenerated cellulose films using ionic liquid solvent"
Prof. Mat Uzir Wahit, University of Technology, Malaysia

16:50 - 17:10

Oral Presentation 9

OL-9: " Proteomics analysis tools to study vitamin D correlation with expression of sex-specific IGFBP-2 and IGFBP-3 in type-2 diabetes risk"
Dr. Majed S Alokail , King Saud University, KSA

17:10 - 17:30

Oral Presentation 10

OL-10: "New modified method for determination of nitric oxide synthase activity in plasma of vitiligo patients "
Dr. Aymen Abdulsattar Dagher, University of Baghdad, Iraq


Dinner Banquette

Session VIII : Advancements in Analytical instrumentations
Session Chairs: Dr. Hassan Al-Rabiah - Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait
Prof. Miguel A. Bañares - CSIC-Instituto de Catalisis, Madrid, Spain

09:00 - 09:40

Plenary Lecture 5

PL-5: "An Innovational 5-Dimensional System (LC-GC×GC-MS/MS) for the Analysis of Petroleum Derivatives "
Prof. Peter Q Tranchida, University of Messina, Italy

09:40 - 10:10

Invited Lecture 7

IL-7: "Lab-on-a-Chip Technology for Chemical & Biomedical Analyses: Fundamentals, Recent Progress, and Future Perspectives"
Dr. Abdullah Dawoud Bani-Yaseen, Qatar University

10:10 - 10:30

Oral Presentation 11

OL-11: "Microwave preparation of a novel Chitosan/ACTF composite for the removal of Ca+2 and Ba+2from underground water: adsorption modeling and optimization"
Dr. Omnia Hassan Abdelraheem , Beni-Suef University, Egypt

10:30 - 10:50

Coffee Break

 Session IX : Chemistry and Industry
Session Chairs: Prof. Haitham Lababidi – Kuwait University
Dr. Mohan S. Rana - Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait

10:50 - 11:30

Plenary Lecture 6

PL-6: "Spectroscopy during catalysis: the operando methodology to understand structure-activity relationships"
Prof. Dr. Miguel A. Bañares, Associate Editor - Catalysis Today, CSIC-Instituto de Catalisis, Madrid, Spain

11:30 - 12:00

Invited Lecture 8

IL-8: "Plant Extract Mediated Eco-Friendly Synthesis of Pd@Graphene Nanocatalyst: An Efficient and Reusable Catalyst for the Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling"
Prof. Abdulrahman Alwarthan, Editor in Chief - Arabian Journal of Chemistry, King Saud University, KSA

12:00 - 12:20

Oral Presentation 12

OL-12: "Effect of Different Graphite Grades on the Response Characteristics of Clomipramine Hydrochloride Sensors and its Determination in Bulk, Pharmaceutical Formulations and Biological Fluids "
Prof. Yousry Moustafa Ibrahim Issa, Cairo University-Faculty of Science, Egypt

12:20 - 12:40

Oral Presentation 13

OL-13: "Chemical modification of waste vegetable oil for oil and gas drilling industry applications"
Dr. Md. Amanullah, Saudi Aramco, KSA

12:40 - 13:00

Oral Presentation 14

OL-14: "Degradation Of Propham In Subcritical Water Medium: Application Of Box-Behnken Design "
Prof. Ahmet Murat Gizir, Mersin University, Turkey

13:00 - 14:00

Prayer & Lunch Break

 Session X : Future Energy and Sustainability
Session Chairs: Dr. Yaseer Abdul Raheem – Kuwait University
Dr. Ayman Al-Qattan - Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait

14:00 - 14:30

Invited Lecture 9

IL-9: "Smart Material For Energy Saving Applications"
Dr. Afshin Hadipour, IMEC, Belgium

14:30 - 14:50

Oral Presentation 15

OL-15: "Techno-Economical assessment For a Novel H2 Production Process via Chemical Looping Technology"
Dr. Husain Bahzad, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Kuwait

14:50 - 15:10

Oral Presentation 16

OL-16: "Investigation of Hydrogen Production by using Silver Coated Platinum Electrode in Phosphate Solutions "
Prof. Mustafa Kemal Sangün, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey

15:10 - 15:40

Coffee Break

 Session XI : Green Chemistry
Session Chairs: Dr. Hassan Alshemmari - Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait
Dr. Bondi Gevao - Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait

15:40 - 16:10

Invited Lecture 10

IL-10: " Plastics and Microplastics in Coastal Areas of Kuwait: An Emerging Pollutant"
Dr. Talat Saeed, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait

16:10 - 16:30

Oral Presentation 17

OL-17: " Applications of Neem Tree Products to Green Concepts"
Prof. Ideisan Abu‑Abdoun, United Arab Emirates University, UAE

16:30 - 16:50

Oral Presentation 18

OL-18: " Sludge production in chemical precipitation"
Ms. Maliheh Salimi, University of Stavanger, Norway


Concluding Remarks