Alaa A Bukhari
 
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Employment History

 September 1998 - to date

                        Director of the Center for Environment and Water, Research Institute, and a faculty member (Assistant Professor), Civil Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

                       

                        Job Responsibilities: Responsible for managing all center activities including assigning work to section managers and researchers, supervising projects, organizing events related to center (workshops, seminars, hosting meetings, etc..), representing the center in national and international events, marketing the center capabilities, and carrying out assignments given by the University Administration.

                        The center employs approximately 45 researchers and staff in its three sections; water, environment, and marine studies sections.

 

            September 1996 - September 1998

 

                        Faculty member (Assistant Professor), Civil Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

 

                       Work responsibilities included teaching undergraduate and graduate courses related to the environmental engineering area, participating in Departmental and University Committees, supervising and participating in graduate student's Mater thesis committees, participating in KACST funded research projects, and coordinating/participating in short courses.

 

            September 1990 - 1996

                        Graduate Student (Ph.D.) in the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado (USA).

 

                        Work duties included completing graduate course work, taking comprehensive exam, working on bench and pilot scale experimental set-ups, writing Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Removal of particulate/colloidal matter in a high porosity packed-bed biofilm reactor"

 

            1988 - 1990

                        Faculty member (Lecturer), Civil Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

 

                        Work responsibilities included teaching undergraduate courses in the area of Environmental Engineering and Graphics.

 

            1986 - 1988

 

                        Graduate Student (M.Sc.) in the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado (USA).

 

                        Work duties included completing graduate course work, working on bench scale experimental set-ups, writing M.Sc. Thesis entitled Biological nitrification of simulated secondary waste effluent using a continuously stirred tank reactor

 

            1985 - 1986

 

Working as a civil engineer at a ready mix concrete plant. Was responsible for management, quality control, and marketing.