Gigi Xavier

Gigi Xavier

Gigi Xavier

Laboratory Technician

Department of Chemistry

PO Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

+971 (0)2 607 5069



Gigi is a BSc graduate chemist/lab technician with experience in chemical laboratories in industry as well as academic institutions. Living in UAE since the last 20 years, Gigi joined Petroleum Institute, which became part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology in 2017, as a Laboratory Technician in 2010. Prior to that, she worked as a Chemist for 2 years in Emirates Industrial Laboratory, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi dealing mainly with water and Inorganic analysis.

At KU she has taught foundation and intermediate level Chemistry laboratory courses as well as the higher level organic course.  Gigi was a nominee for the Provost’s Teaching Staff Award at the Petroleum Institute in 2017. She also assists with research work using the Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer. The trainee lab assistant jobs she did in school and refineries both in India and UAE helped Gigi to be passionate in analytical and laboratory jobs which helps her to contribute to the academic jobs.


  • 1991  BSc in Chemistry Mahatma Gandhi University, India
  • CHEM211, 212 Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM101/102 General Chemistry
  • CHEM060 Foundation Chemistry

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