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Dr. Hassan S. Bazzi

Dr. Hassan S. Bazzi

Professor/Associate Dean for Research/ Executive Director of Development, Engagement and Outreach

Office Number: 253D
Office Phone: +974.4423.0029


​Dr. Hassan S. Bazzi, a multiple-award winner for his academic excellence, teaches a number of courses and labs at Texas A&M University at Qatar, and has taught at Texas A&M University"s main campus in College Station, Texas. He was also in charge, since joining Texas A&M University at Qatar in 2004, of organizing and setting up the teaching chemistry laboratories with the necessary support instrumentation. These labs are fully equipped with state-of-the-art instruments like NMR, FT-IR, UV-Vis-NIR, GC, GC-MS, GPC and DSC-TGA.
Dr. Bazzi's research interests focus mainly on:
  • Polymer synthesis and self-assembly
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Organic synthesis
  • Utilizing ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) to generate a variety of novel polymeric systems with interesting physical and chemical properties

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Université de Montréal, 2004
  • Doctor of Philosophy, McGill University, 2003
  • Master of Science, American University of Beirut, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science, American University of Beirut, 1996

Experience

  • Associate Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2009-present
  • Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2004-2009
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, summer 2006
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Université de Montréal, 2003-2004
  • Chemical Weapons Inspector, United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), Iraq, 2003
  • Awarded the Lebanese Presidency Shield by H.E. President Emile Lahoud of Lebanon for his duties with the United Nations
  • Executive member, the Syndicate of Chemists in Lebanon
  • Associate member, Sigma Xi the Scientific Research Society
  • Member, American Chemical Society
  • Member, Canadian Society of Chemistry
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publications

Updated August 1st, 2015

Khamatnurova. T. V.; Zhang, D.; Suriboot, J.; Bazzi, H. S.; Bergbreiter, D. E. “Soluble Polymer-Supported Hindered Phosphine Ligands for Palladium-Catalyzed Aryl Amination”, Catal. Sci. Technol. 2015, 5(4), 2378-2383.

AlQaradawi, S. Y.; Mostafa, A.; Bazzi, H. S. “Charge-Transfer Complexes of 4-Methylpiperidine with σ- and π-Acceptors”, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 2015, 135, 498-505.

Mostafa, A.; Cieslinski, G. B.; Bazzi, H. S. “Preparation, Spectroscopic and Thermal Characterization of Charge - Transfer Molecular Complexes Formed in The Reaction of 4-Dimethylaminopyridine with π-electron acceptors”, Journal of Molecular Structure 2015, 1081, 136-145.

Tuba, R.; Al-Hashimi, M.; Bazzi, H. S.; Grubbs, R. H. “One-Pot Synthesis of Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) Copolymers via Ruthenium Catalyzed Equilibrium Ring-Opening Metathesis of Hydroxyl Functionalized Cyclopentene”, Macromolecules 2014, 47(23), 8190-8195.

Xi, Z.; Bazzi, H. S.; Gladysz, J. A. “Liquid/Solid Phase Transfer Activation of Grubbs-type Alkene Metathesis Catalysts; Application of Silver Salts of Sulfonated Polystyrene”, Catal. Sci. Technol. 2014, 4(12), 4178-4182.

Khamatnurova. T. V.; Johnson, M.; Santana, D.; Bazzi, H. S.; Bergbreiter, D. E. “Designing Phase Selectively Soluble Polymer-Supports for Dimethylaminopyridine and Phosphine-Ligated Pd(0) Catalysts”, Topics in Catalysis 2014, 57(17-20), 1438-1444.

Al-Hashimi, M.; Abu Bakar, M. D.; Elsaid, K.; Bergbreiter, D. E.; Bazzi, H. S. “Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization using Polyisobutylene Supported Grubbs Second-Generation Catalyst”, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 43766-43771.

Bassanetti, I.; Twist, C. P.; Kim, M.-G.; Seyam, A. M.; Bazzi, H. S.; Wang, Q. J.; Chung, Y.-W.; Marchiò, L.; Delferro, M.; Marks,  T. J.; “Synthesis and Characterization of Silver(I) Pyrazolylmethylpyridine Complexes and their Implementation as Metallic Silver Thin Film Precursors”, Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53(9), 4629-4638.

Serpell, C. J.; Barlog, M.; Basu, K.; Fakhoury, J.; Bazzi, H. S.; Sleiman, H. F. “Nucleobase Peptide Amphiphiles”, Mater. Horiz. 2014, 1(3), 348-354.

Twist, C. P.; Bassanetti, I.; Snow, M.; Delferro, M.; Bazzi, H. S.; Chung, Y.-W.; Marchiò, L.; Marks, T. J.; Wang, Q. J. “Silver-Organic Oil Additive for High-Temperature Applications”, Tribol. Lett. 2013, 52(2), 261-269.