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1.2 Education

B.S. in Civil Engineering, King Fahd University of  Petroleum & Minerals, 1982.
M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, 1985, Thesis title Static Strength Properties of Artificially Cemented Sands.
Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1991, Thesis title Centrifuge Modeling of Shallow Foundations on Sands.

 

1.4  Employment

1981  Summer training in the Materials and Soils Laboratory, Saudi

ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

1982-1985 Graduate Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
1985-1991 Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
1987-1991 Ph.D. Student, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder.
1991-1998 Assistant Professor, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
5-1998-Present Associate Professor, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
2000-Present Director of Counselling and Advising Center, Deanship of Student Affairs, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
 
1.4 Specialization Foundations; Earth Structures; Soil Stabilization and Ground Improvement; Geoenvironmental Engineering (soil contamination, design of landfills, utilization of waste materials); Coastal Engineering and Shore Protection; Engineering Properties of Eastern Saudi Soils and their Improvement (marls, sands, sabkhas and expansive clays); Modeling of Geotechnical Problems and Experimental Geomechanics.
 
1.5 Awards KFUPM Excellence in Teaching Award for the year 1997-98.
 
KFUPM Excellence as an Instructor in the Short Course Stabilization of Indigenous Soils and Assessment of Pavements, KFUPM, October 1998 (the main instructor).
 
KFUPM Team Excellence in Applied Research Award for the project Wellbore Instability Khafji Reservoir, Zuluf Field Funded by Saudi ARAMCO through the Research Institute, CPM2205, for the year 2002-2003 (1423/1424H) as a team member and a group leader.
 
KFUPM Team Excellence in Applied Research Award for the project Corrosion Research (through RI CER 2209), Aug. 2000- July 2003, won the Excellence award in AR for the year 1424-1425. I was a member of the team.
 
1.6  Training Attended many workshops and seminars arranged by the deanship of Academic Development (DAD) since 2000 on different topics.
 
Managing Stress Successfully & Balanced-4-Life Before Burnout in the world of Globalization, Workshop organized by MEAN Regional Conference of Psychology, 18-19 Dec. 2003, Dubai, UAE
 
How to Teach the Skills Course PYP 003, KFUPM, July 2005.
 
Workshop on Modeling the as-is Business Processes, part of the ERP Training, KFUPM, July 2005.