Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, 1990. Master of Science in Chemistry, University Kentucky, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University Missouri, 2001.
Researcher King Abdullaziz City for Science and Technology, Riyadh, 1991—1996, researcher A, 1996—2001, assistant research professor, 2001—2006, associate research professor, since 2006.
Member of Saudi Chemical Society, Federation Societies for Coating Technology, American Chemical Society.
Married Fatma Mohammed Balharth. Children: Abdullah, Hadeel, Ahmed, Mohand.