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Associate Professor | Architectural Engineering Department

Funded Projects and Masters Theses Supervision

  Funded Research Projects:
  • Co- Investigator of the project: Assessment of the Air Infiltration in Single-Family, Detached Saudi Houses for Energy Efficiency”, 15-ENE4693-04, Funded by NSTIP, 2015-2017: A 2-year project with a total fund of S.R. 1,000,000.

  •  Consultant for the project: “Comprehensive Analysis of Energy Consumption Patterns of Building Stock in Riyadh”, PN: RERE 02382, Funded by KA.CARE, 2015-2017: A 2-year project with a total fund of S.R. 5,000,000.

  •          Principal Investigator of the project: "Thermal Design and Air-Conditioning Operation Strategies of   Mosques in Hot-Humid Climates of the Kingdom", Project funded by King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST): A 3-years project with a total fund of S.R. 719,000. Started April 6, 2000. Completed.

             Co- Investigator of the project: "Thermal Conductivity Measurements of Common Insulating Materials under Different Operating Conditions", Project funded by The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC): A 1-year project with a total fund of S.R. 63,000. Completed.

  •   Special Funded Projects:

  • Manager, Project on: the Assessment of Higher Education in Hail Region, funded by the High Commission for the Development of Hail Region (September-March, 2005)
  • Project on: Developing Strategic Plan for Higher Education in the Kingdom, funded by the Ministry of Higher Education (August 2005- --).
  • Leader, of the Quality & Scientific Team;
  • Leader, of the Research & Innovation Team;
  • Member of the Technical Steering Committee.
  • Member, Project on: Reviewing and Assessing Academic Programs of the Arab Open University (AOU), Saudi Arabia, funded by The AOU (April-July, 2005). Completed.
  • Member, the Teaching & Learning Group, Project on: Developing Strategic Plan for KFUPM, funded by KFUPM (September, 2004- June 2005). Completed.
  • Member, Project on: Developing Performance Measures and Indicators for KFUPM, 2003/2004. Completed.
  • Leader, the E-Business Group, and Member, the Steering Committee of the Project on: Developing National Information Technology (IT) Plan for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, funded by KFUPM for the Royal Court: An extensive 5-month project, August-December 2001. Completed.
  • Master Theses Supervision

  • Role/Student Name

    Thesis Title





    Mousa Mudhaffar Khan

    "Assessment of Safety Measures in the Design of Residential Buildings in Saudi Arabia"


    Khurshid Alam Siddiqui

    "The Impact of Building Rezoning and Change of Use on Thermal Comfort and Energy Consumption"


    Imran Iqbal

    "The Impact of HVAC System Selection and Operation on Energy Conservation in Office Buildings in  Hot and Humid Climate of Saudi Arabia"

    2004/ 2005

    Mohammad Saif

    "Energy-Efficient Envelope Design to Achieve Thermal Comfort for School Buildings in Saudi Arabia"

    2006/ 2007

    Mohammad Najid

    "The Impact of HVAC System Selection and Operation on Energy Use in an Office Building in Hot-Humid Climate"

    2008/ 2009




    Raza Ahmed Khan

    "Assessment of HVAC Systems Design and Operation for Indoor Air Quality in Saudi Arabia


    Abdul Aziz M. Al-Zahrani

    "Assessment of Maintenance Management Audit in Large Organizations in the Kingdom"


    AbdulKarim Al-Khotani     (King Faisal University)
    Ext. Examiner

    "Practicality and Economics of Thermal Insulation Retrofitting for Existing Residential Buildings"


    Mohammed Fasiuddin

    "HVAC System Operation Strategies for Energy Conservation and Thermal Comfort in Commercial Buildings in  Saudi Arabia"

    2003- 2005

    Saleh Al-Saadi

    "Envelope Design for Thermal Comfort and Reduced Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings"

    2004- 2006

    Muneer Al-Qadhi

    "Development of Overall Thermal Transfer Value Equation for Commercial Buildings in Saudi Arabia"

    2006/ 2007

    Ali Mudhi

    "Fire Protection Requirements in Saudi Building Code: Development of Guidelines for the Design of Buildings"

    2007/ 2008

    Waheed Khan

    "Assessing Envelope Thermal Performance Using Infrared Techniques"

    2010/ 2011

    Mohammad Fasiuddin

    "Efficient Window Design in Hot Climates"

    2012/ 2013


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