Dr. Mourad Frites

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
School of Natural, Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Phone: ext. 2243
Email: Mourad.Frites@centenaryuniversity.edu

Academic Accomplishments

  • Ph.D in Chemistry, Duquesne University. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2013
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Université de Annaba, Algeria, 2002
  • B.S., Chemical engineering, Université de Annaba. Algeria, 1998


Dr. Frites obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from l’Université de Annaba, Algeria. His Master’s thesis focused on the extraction of Cr(VI) from aqueous solutions using liquid surfactant membrane (LSM). After working in Ammonia plant Dr. Frites continued his education at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh where he earned a Ph.D degree in Chemistry. His doctoral research was on the photoelectrochemical water splitting to generate hydrogen using semiconductor electrodes.  He later accepted a postdoctoral scholar position at California Institute of Technology where he worked on the electrochemical reduction of CO2 to value added products.

Dr. Frites has a long experience teaching Chemistry and laboratory techniques, he is committed to students’ success at Centenary University.


Frites, S.U.M. Khan. 2019. Nano-wall like visible-light active carbon modified n-TiO2 thin films for efficient photoelecrochemical oxygen separation from water. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy44, 10519–10527.

Frites, S.U.M. Khan. 2014. Effect of Cathodic Polarization of n-TiO2 Thin Films on Their Photoresponse towards Water Splitting Reactions. ECS Electrochem. Lett. 3 H44.

Frites, W. B. Ingler Jr, S.U.M. Khan. 2014. A Single Chip Standalone Water Splitting Photoelectrochemical Cell. J. Technol. Innovations Renewable Energy, 3, 6-11

S.U.M. Khan, M. Frites, W. B. Ingler Jr. 2011. Efficient Anode and Cathode Materials for Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell Driven all Solar Electrolysis of Water. Green. 1, 97-103

Frites, S.U.M. Khan. 2010. Iron oxide (n-Fe2O3) nanowire films and carbon modified (CM)-n-Fe2O3 thin films for hydrogen generation by photo-splitting of water. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy35, 4944–4948

Frites, S.U.M. Khan. 2009. Visible light active hydrogen modified (HM)-n-TiO2 thin films for photoelectrochemical splitting of water. Electrochem. Commun. 11, 2257-2260

Frites, M.H. Samar, N. Boutefnouchet, A. Abbaci. 2005. Extraction of Cr (VI) from aqueous solutions by liquid surfactant membrane. Asian J. Chem. 17, 1397

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