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Latifa Alostad


I am currently undertaking my second year of PhD at University of Warwick, Chemistry department. My PhD will be focusing on characterization of heavy crude oils and vacuum residue fractions using FT ICR MS to develop better understanding of its composition. I will also explore SARA fractionation using various ionization techniques.

My scholarship is funded by Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).


Contact Details

Ion Cyclotron Resonance Laboratory
University of Warwick

Academic Background

  • Bsc in Chemistry, Kuwait university. 2007.
  • MSC in Petroleum Chemistry, Kuwait University. 2017.

Work Experience

  • I have worked at Petroleum Research Center an affiliate of KISR since 2007.
  • GC lab supervisor since 2008-2019.
  • Participated in corrosion and geochemistry projects.

Awards and Publications

  • First oral presentation award in Lab-Tech Conference. Bahrain, 2017
  • In Press: Investigating the Influence of n‑Heptane versus n‑Nonane upon the Extraction of Asphaltenes. Latifa K. Alostad , Diana Catalina Palacio Lozano , Benedict Gannon , Rory P. Downham , Hugh E. Jones, Mark P. Barrow. Energy and fuels. 2022
  • Advances in Fourier transform mass spectrometry forensic tools for naphthenic acid fraction compounds in oil sand environmental samples and crude oil, Ian J. Vander Meulen, Rory P. Downham, Latifa Alostad, Kerry M. Peru, Dena W. McMartin, Mark P. Barrow, John V. Headley 2022.
  • Latifa Al-Ostad, Hassan Al-Rabiah, Hisham Al-Henayyan. 2018. Group Type Analyss of Vacuum Residue Using TLC-FID and Open Column Chromatography. The 5th Kuwait Conference of Chemistry KCC-5, March 12-14, 2018. Conference Proceeding pages 194-202.
  • Sulfur speciation of Kuwaiti crude oils fractions using two-dimensional gas chromatography. opens in a new window
  • Hassan A. AL-Rabiah, Latifa Al-Ostad, Abdullwahab Al-Hendi, Tahani Al-Shamary, Hisham Al-Henayyan, Roaya Khazemi. 2018. Screening the Molecular Differences Between Heavy Crude Oils Using Multi-Dimensional Gas Chromatpgraph. 18th Kuwait/Japan Joint Symposium. Feb. 5-6, 2018. Conference Proceeding pages 19-32.
  • Hassan A. AL-Rabiah, Latifa Al-Ostad, Abdullwahab Al-Hendi, Tahani Al-Shamary, Hisham Al-Henayyan, Roaya Khazemi. 2017. Heavy Crude Oils Compositional Characterization Using Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatograph, a Tool for Improving Refinig Process. 22nd world Petroleum Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Hassan A. AL-Rabiah, Abdullwahab Al-Hendi, Latifa Al-Ostad, Tahani Al-Shamary, Hisham Al-Henayyan, Roaya Khazemi. 2016. Comparative Study of True Boiling Point Fractions of Two Kuwaity Heavy Crude Oils Using Comprehensive Two-Demensional Gas Chromatograph40th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 13TH GCxGC Symposium, Italy.
  • K. Ravindranath, H. Gopal, L. Al-Ostad, H. M. Shalaby. 2013. Effect on Aging on the Electrochemical Behavior of 321 Stainless Steel. 14th Kuwait/Japan Joint Symposium. Jan. 15-16, 2013. Conference Proceeding pages 77-83.