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  • B.Sc. (1977), Chemistry - King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.
  • Ph.D. (1982), Chemistry - University of Sheffield, UK
  • UV spectroscopy of large molecules in partially oriented media, e.g. stretched films.
  • Vibrational spectroscopy of organic molecules.
  • Molecular dynamics in solution.
  • Ultra fast reactions and processes.
  • High resolution spectroscopy of small molecules.
  • Incineration of hazardous chemical waste.

Representative Publications/Patents ​
  • A. Suwaiyan, "Indoles in Stretched Polyethylene and Polyvinylalcohol Films", The Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, 12 (1986), 209.
  • A. Suwaiyan, "The Polarized Absorption Spectrum of Indole", The Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, 12 (1986), 333..
  • A. Suwaiyan, "The Polarized Absorption spectrum of 5-Methyl Indole in Polyethylene and Polyvinylalcohol Films", Spectrochimica Acta (A), 42A (1986), 1021.
  • A. Suwaiyan and R. Zwarich, "Vibrational Spectra of Indoles", Spectrochimica Acta (A), 42A (1986), 1017.
  • Uwe K.A. Klein, Abdulaziz Al-Suwaiyan, and Manfred J. Mirbach, "Simulation of Hot Spots in Chemical Reactors by IR Laser Irradiation". Chimia, 12 (1986), 441.
  • A. Suwaiyan and R. Zwarich, "Absorption spectra of Substituted Indoles in Stretched Polyethylene Films", Spectrochimica Acta (A) , 43A (1987),605.
  • M.J. Mirbach, A. Al-Bar, A. Suwaiyan, and Uwe K.A. Klein, "IR-Laser Induced Heterogeneous Catalysis", New J. Chem, 12 (1988), 225.