Bachelor of Science, Kuwait University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University College North Wales, 1976.
Teaching assistant, Kuwait U., 1970-1971; assistant professor phycology, Kuwait U., 1976-1987; associate professor, Kuwait U., 1987-1992; professor, Kuwait U., since 1992; department chairman, Kuwait U., 1979-1981, 91-94; assistant vice president for research, Kuwait U., 1994-1996. Consultant to environmental affairs committee Parliament of Kuwait, since 1993.
Member Kuwait Environmental Protection Society, British Phycological Society, International Association Applied Algalogy, Phycological Society of America, Kuwaiti British Alumni Association.
Married Amina Ali Redha, June 19, 1980. Children: Ahmed, Abrar.