Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Research Associate in Organic Synthesis







601Molecular Sciences Research HubWhite City Campus





Karim graduated from the University College London with a first-class honours MSci degree, which included a final-year project under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Caddick and Dr. Vijay Chudasama working on hydroacylation chemistry. Upon the completion of his undergraduate degree, he conducted his PhD guided by Prof. Chris Braddock at Imperial College London working towards the synthesis of marine algae-derived brominated natural products, ultimately focussing in olefin metathesis, which included a year based at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) under the supervision of Dr Adam Meyer and Dr G. Paul Savage. Subsequently, Karim re-joined the Braddock group in a post doctoral research associate (PDRA) position to further investigate aspects of olefin metathesis.



Braddock D, Bahou K, He T, et al., A relay strategy actuates pre-existing trisubstituted olefins in monoterpenoids for cross metathesis with trisubstituted alkenes, The Journal of Organic Chemistry, ISSN:0022-3263

Bahou KA, Braddock DC, Meyer AG, et al., 2017, Kinetic Benchmarking Reveals the Competence of Prenyl Groups in Ring-Closing Metathesis, Organic Letters, Vol:19, ISSN:1523-7060, Pages:5332-5335

Chudasama V, Akhbar AR, Bahou KA, et al., 2013, Metal-free, hydroacylation of CC and NN bonds via aerobic C–H activation of aldehydes, and reaction of the products thereof, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, Vol:11, ISSN:1477-0520, Pages:7301-7301

Bahou K, Braddock DC, Meyer AG, et al., Relay Cross Metathesis for the Ascent of the Terpenoids

Bahou K, Braddock DC, Meyer AG, et al., A Relay Strategy Actuates Pre-Existing Trisubstituted Olefins in Monoterpenoids to Form New Trisubstituted Olefins by Cross Metathesis

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