Prof. Ahmed Arafat Khamis

Faculty of Science

Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt



1993 Ph.D., Helwan University, Egypt, Physical Chemistry

1987 M.S., Helwan University, Egypt, Physical Chemistry

1982 B.S., Cairo University, Egypt, Chemistry

Publications (selected)

  1. A. Arafat, M. A. Daous. Silicon and Silicon-related Surfaces for Biosensor Applications in: “ Biosensors for Health, Environment and Biosecurity / Book 3", ISBN 978-953-307-444-3., InTech, Austeria, Submitted.
  2. A. Arafat and Y. Alhamed. Catalytic activity of mesoporous catalysts in Friedel-Craftsbenzylation of benzene, Journal of Porous Materials 200, Accepted forPuplication.
  3. A. Arafat and H. S. Bamufleh. Fe-TUD-1: Efficient catalysts for Freidel Crafts alkylations of aromatic compounds, Submitted to Applied Catalysis.
  4. A. Arafat, M. A. Daous. (2011) Photocatalyts for removal of Organic Contaminants from Wastewater under very mild conditions. AIChE 2011 Spring Meeting in Chicago, USA. (Oral Presentation).
  5. A. Arafat, Y. Alhamed and M. Daous. (2010) Covalent Biofunctionalization of silicon surfaces, Presented at The American Chemical Society Symposium meeting, San Francisco, March 21-24.
  6. A. Arafat, M. A. Daous. (2010) A Short Route of Covalent Biofunctionaliztion of Silicon Surfaces, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, doi:10.1016/j.snb.2010.12.013, Available on line on 16/12/2010.
  7. M. Rosso, M. Giesbers, A. Arafat, K. G. P. H. Schroën and H. Zuilhof. (2009) CovalentlyAttached Organic Monolayers on SiC and SixN4 Surfaces: formation using UV lightat room temperature, Langmuir 2009, 25, (4), 2172-2180.
  8. A. Marcelis, A. Arafat, H. Zuilhof, R. Achten, M. Giesbers, L. Scheres, E.Sudhölter, and L. De Smet. (2009) Covalent attachment of bent-core mesogens to siliconsurfaces, Langmuir 25, (3), 1529-1533.
  9. A. Arafat, Y. Alhamed, A. Al-Zahrani. (2009) Metal-loaded mesoporus materials for production of dimethyl carbonate, The 19th annual Saudi Arabia-JapanSymposium "Catalysis in PetroleumRefining & Petrochemicals", Nov. 8-9,Dahran, Saudi Arabia.
  10. A. Arafat.(2009) Covalently Bound Organic Monolayers for Biosensor Applications,Journal of Nano and Bio-materials , Vol 2 No.1/2/3/4/5, 22-30.
  11. M. Rosso, A. Arafat, K. Schroen, M. Giesbers, C. Roper, R. Maboudian and H.Zuilhof. (2008) Covalent Attachment of Organic Monolayers to Silicon CarbideSurfaces, Langmuir,24, (8), 4007.
  12. M. Yang, R. Teeuwen, M. Giesbers, A. Arafat, F.d. Wolf, J. van Hest and H.Zuilhof. (2008) One-step photochemical attachment of NHS-terminatedmonolayers ontosilicon surfaces and subsequentfunctionalization, Langmuir, 24, (15), 7931-7938.
  13. A. Arafat and Y. Alhamed. (2007) In Unique catalytic activity of mesoporous catalysts inFriedle-Crafts benzylation of benzene, The 17th annual Saudi Arabia-JapanSymposium "Catalysis in PetroleumRefining & Petrochemicals", Nov. 11-12,Dahran, Saudi Arabia.2007.
  14. A. Arafat, K. Schroën, M. Linford, M. Giesbers, L. Yang, E. Suholter, R. White and H. Zuilhof. (2007) Covalent Biofunctionalization of Silicon Nitride Surfaces,Langmuir 2007, 23, (16), 6233.
  15. L. Scheres, A. Arafat and H. Zuilhof. (2007) Self-Assembly of High-Quality CovalentlyBound Organic Monolayers, Langmuir, 23, (11), 8343.

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