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3.1 Research Interests

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.

 
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3.2 Projects Sponsored Research Projects:
1- “The Capillary Rise of Salt Contaminated Soils”, funded by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu through the Research Institute, Division V, Investigator (1991-1995).
2- “Identification, Evaluation and Improvement of Eastern Saudi Soils for Constructional Purposes”, funded by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology AR-14-61, Principal Investigator (1994-1998).
3- “Utilization of Steel Slag Aggregate in Road Construction”, funded by Heckett MultiServ-Saudi Arabia Ltd., Principal Investigator (1996-1998).
4- “Recharging Groundwater Aquifers in Saudi Arabia with Wastewater Effluents”, funded by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology AR-15-68, Geotechnical Consultant (1996-1999).
5- “Prequalification of Materials and Evaluation of Deterioration of Roads”, Services performed for the Dammam Municipality and Its Contractors, Principal Investigator (1998®Future).
6- “Specifications for Road Construction”, Funded by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu through the Research Institute Center for Engineering Research (CER 2209), Investigator (2000-2001).
7- “Wellbore Instability – Khafji Reservoir, Zuluf Field” Funded by Saudi ARAMCO through the Research Institute, Center for Petroleum & Minerals, Investigator (1999-2001).
8- “Field Measurement of Stack Gases for Combustion Facilities and Study for Air Monitoring Stations in Al-Khafji City” Funded by Al-Khafji Joint Operations through the Research Institute, Center for Environment and Water, Investigator and Task Leader (2002).
9- “Investigation of the Causes of Settlement of Floor Slabs in Station 24 and Building 25, KFUPM” Funded through the Research Institute, CER 1263, Investigator (2002-2003).
 
Unsponsored Research Projects:
1- “Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations”, (1991-future).
2- “Behavior and Engineering Properties of Calcareous Sediments”, (1993-future).
3- “Factors Controlling the Fluid Rise in Contaminated Soils”, (1993-future).
4- “Engineering Properties of Sand Contaminated with Crude Oil”, (1996-future).
5- “Deep Ground Improvement Using Stone Columns in Eastern Saudi Arabia”, (1997-future).
6- “Utilization of Geosynthetics for Eastern Saudi Soils”, (1997-future).
7- “The Swelling Characteristics of Al-Khobar Marl”, 2000- future.
 
3.3 M.S. and Ph.D. Advising MS Thesis Supervision
1- “Characterization and Stabilization of Eastern Saudi Marls”, M.S. Thesis by Ahmed, Habib-ur-Rehman, December 1995.
2- “Identification, Characterization and Improvement of Sands in Eastern Saudi Arabia”, M.S. Thesis by Al-Gunaiyan, Khaled, December 1998.
3- “Interface Frictional Characteristics of Non-woven Geotextiles, Sabkha and Sand Using Pull-out Tests”, M.S. Thesis by Ali, Syed Muhammad, September 1999.
4- “The Effect of Grain Size on the Load Carrying Capacity of Calcareous Sediments”, M.S. Thesis by El-Hussein Mohammad Osman, February 2001.
5- “The Effect of Fraction, Type and Size of Gravel on the Load Carrying Capacity of Calcareous Fine-Gravel Mixtures” M.S. Thesis by Arifullah Vantala, May 2003.
 
MS Thesis Co-Chairman
1- Effects of Geotextiles on the Load-Carrying Capacity and Deformation of Sabkha Soil”, M.S. Thesis by Siddiqi, Zaki Uddin, May 2000.
 
MS Thesis Committee Member
1- “Chemical Stabilization of Al-Qurayyah Eastern Saudi Sabkha Soil”, M.Eng. Report by Al-Ayedi, Eissa S., July 1996.
2- “Fate of Secondary Effluent Flow Through Porous Media”, M.S. Thesis by Khan, Amir Ali, March 1997.
3- “Improvement of Eastern Saudi Sabkha Soils for Road Construction”, M.S. Thesis by Ahmad, Imtiaz, June 1997.
4- “Optimization of Steel Slag Aggregates for Bituminous Mixes in Saudi Arabia”, M.S. Thesis by Bagampadde, Umaru, June 1997.
5- “Quantifying Crude Oil Spill Volume Estimation of Underground Hydrocarbon Spills in Homogeneous and Layered Porous Media from Product Thickness in Monitoring Wells”, M.S. Thesis by Bashir, Khalid, September 1997.
6- “Fracture Toughness Envelope for a Limestone Rock Formation”, M.S. Thesis by Khan, Khaqan, June 1998.
7- "Quality Changes of Secondary Effluent as It Passes through Amended Sand Column”, M.S. Thesis by Mahsood, Abdur-Rauf, Dec. 1998.
8- “Modeling of Laterally Loaded Piles”, M.S. Thesis by Mandeel, Shawqi J., May 2000.
9- “Pullout Capacity of Block Anchors in sands”, M.S. Thesis by Al- Sidqi Hassan, in progress.
 
PhD Thesis Committee Member
1- “The Mechanics of Expansive Soils and Its Interaction with Structures”, PhD Dissertation by Al-Buraim, Isa M., in progress.
2- “Assessment of the Relationship Between the Spilled Hydrocarbon Volume”, PhD Dissertation by Muhammad Saleem, April 2005.
 
PhD Exams
Member in several PhD entrance and comprehensive exams for the past few years for students in Geotechnical, Transportation and Structures.
 
3.4 Publications Journals
1- Znidarcic, D. and Aiban, S.A., “Discussion on Some Measurements of the Permeability of Kaolin”, by Al-Tabbaa, A. and Wood, D.M., Geotechnique, Vol. 38, No. 3, December 1988, pp. 453-454.
2- Aiban, S.A. and Znidarcic, D., “Evaluation of the Flow Pump and Constant Head Techniques for Permeability Measurements”, Geotechnique, Vol. 39, No. 4, December 1989, pp. 655-666.
3- Aiban, S.A., “A Study of Sand Stabilization in Eastern Saudi Arabia”, Engineering Geology, Vol. 38, 1994, pp. 65-79.
4- Aiban, S.A., “Strength and Compressibility of Abqaiq Marl”, Engineering Geology, Vol. 39, No. 3/4, June 1995, pp. 203-215.
5- Aiban, S.A. and Znidarcic, D., “Centrifugal Modeling of Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations on Sands”, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 121, No. 10, October 1995, pp. 704-712.
6- Aiban, S.A., “The Effect of Temperature on the Engineering Properties of Oil-Contaminated Sands”, Environment International Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1/2, 1998, pp. 153-161.
7- Aiban, S.A., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B. and Ahmed, H.R., “Performance of a Stabilized Marl Base: A Case Study”, Construction and Building Materials Journal, Vol. 12, Nos. 6-7, Sep.-Oct. 1998, pp. 329-340.
8- Bagampadde, U., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I. and Aiban, S.A., “Optimization of Steel Slag Aggregates for Bituminous Mixes in Saudi Arabia”, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 1, Feb. 1999, pp. 30-35.
9- Aiban, S.A,  Ishaq, A. M. and Al-Suwaiyan, M. S., “Utilization of Local   Material in the Construction of an Embankement for Recharging Ground Water Aquifer with Treated Wastewater Effluents”, IAWQ Water Science and Technology, Vol. 40, No. 7, 1999, pp.25-32.
10- Aiban, S.A., Ahmed, H.R., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B. and Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I., “Characterization and Stabilization of Eastern Saudi Marls for Constructional Purposes”, paper under preparation for a Geotechnical Journal

11- Aiban, S.A., Ahmed, H.R., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B. and Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I., “Characterization and Properties of Eastern Saudi Calcareous Sediments”, paper under preparation for the Journal of Engineering Geology.

12- Aiban, S.A., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I. and Ahmed, H.R., “Slake Durability Testing of Cement Stabilized Soils: A New Technique”, paper under preparation for ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal.

13- Aiban, S.A., Al-Gunaiyan, K., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I. and Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., “Stabilization of Sand-Marl Mixes for Road Bases”, paper under preparation for ASCE Geotechnical Engineering Journal.

14- Aiban, S.A. and Ali, S.M., “Interface Frictional Characteristics of Nonwoven Geotextile-Sabkha and -Sand Using Pullout Tests”, Geosynthetic International Journal, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2001, pp. 193-220.

15- Al-Suwaiyan, M. S., Bashir, K, Aiban, S.A. and Ishaq, A. M., “Analytical Model to Quantify Crude Oil Spill Volume in Sandy Layered Aquifers”, Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 128, No. 4, April 2002, pp. 320-326.

16- Saleem, M., Al-Suwaiyan, M.S., Aiban, S.A., Ishaq, A.M., Al-Malack, M.H. and Hussain, M., "Estimation of Spilled Hydrocarbon Volume-The State of the Art", Journal of EnvironmentalTechnology, Selper Ltd., Vol. 25, 2004, PP. 1077-1090.

17- Aiban, S.A., Al-Ahmadi, H.M., Asi, I.M., Siddique, Z.U.,Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., "Effect of geotextile and cement on the performance of sabkha subgrade", Building and Environment Journal, Elsevier Ltd., (in the press) accepted for publication.

18- Aiban, S.A., "Utilization of Steel Slag Aggregate for Road Bases", ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation,Vol. in press to appear March, 2006.

19- Aiban, S.A., Siddique, Z.U., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., Al-Ahmadi, H.M., and Asi, I.M., "Effect of Geotextile on the Load-Carrying Capacity and Deformation Characteristics of Sabkha Soil", paper submitted to the Geosynthetic International Journal, 2005

20- Aiban, S.A., and Aurifullah, V., "“Effects of Aggregate Size and Type and Mold size on the Load Carrying Capacity of Calcareous Fines-Gravel Mixtures”, paper submitted to the ASCE Materials Journal, 2005.

21- Aiban, S.A., “Leaching Characteristics of Calcareous Marls”, paper under preparation to be submitted to ICE, Geotechnical Engineering Journal, 2005.

 
Technical Conference Proceedings
1- Aiban, S.A. and Znidarcic, D., “Shallow Footings on Sand Under Vertical Central, Eccentric and Inclined Loads”, Proceedings of the International Conference Centrifuge 91, Boulder, Colorado, June 1991, pp. 201-208.
2- Aiban, S.A., “Engineering Properties of Fine-Grained Calcareous Sediments”, Al-Azhar Engineering Third International Conference (AEIC ’93), Cairo, Egypt, December 1993, pp. 264-275.
3- Aiban, S.A., “Verification of Shape Factors for Shallow Foundations on Sands”, Proceedings of the International Conference Centrifuge 94, Singapore, August-September 1994, pp. 547-552.
4- Aiban, S.A., “Strength and Compressibility of Fine-Grained Calcareous Sediments”, Proceedings of the First Regional Conference & Exhibition of the ASCE-Saudi Arabia Section (SAS), Manama, Bahrain, September 1994, pp. 371-382.
5- Aiban, S.A., “Centrifugal Verification of Bearing Capacity and Shape Factors of Shallow Foundations on Sands”, Fourth Saudi Engineering Conference, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 1995, Vol. II, pp. 361-367.
6- Aiban, S.A., “Strength and Leaching Characteristics of Abqaiq Marl”, Fourth Saudi Engineering Conference, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 1995, Vol. II, pp. 393-399.
7- Aiban, S.A., Asi, I.M. and Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., "Stabilization of Ras Al-Ghar Sabkha Soil with Lime”, Fourth Saudi Engineering Conference, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 1995, Vol. II, pp. 401-407.
8- Aiban, S.A., “Leaching Characteristics of Abqaiq Marl and the Effects on Permeability and Compressibility”, Proceedings of the Second Regional Conference of the ASCE-Saudi Arabia Section (SAS), Beirut, Lebanon, November 1995, Vol. I, pp. 175-186.
9- Aiban, S.A., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I. and Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., “Performance Evaluation of a Stabilized Road Section in Dammam, Saudi Arabia”, Proceedings of the Maintenance of Buildings - Public Structures and Preventive Measures Symposium, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, March 1996, pp. 147-156.
10- Aiban, S.A., “Thermal Effects on the Properties of Oil-Contaminated Sands and Their Usability in Construction”, Environmental Rehabilitation Conference, Kuwait, April 1996.
11- Aiban, S.A., “Leaching Characteristics of a Fine-Grained Calcareous Sediment”, Proceedings of the Twelfth Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference (12th SEAGC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 1996, Vol. 1, pp. 51-56.
12- Aiban, S.A., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., Asi, I.M. and Zahrani, A.I., “Chemical Stabilization of Ras Al-Ghar Sabkha Soil”, Proceedings of the Twelfth Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference (12th SEAGC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 1996, Vol. 1, pp. 265-270.

13- Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I. and Aiban, S.A., “Road Pavement Deterioration, Causes and Prevention”, Proceedings of the Symposium on Maintenance Systems & Application of Materials in the Saudi Arabian Environment, KFUPM-RI, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, November 1996.

14- Aiban, S.A., “The Effect of Temperature on the Stability of Waste Disposal Embankments Constructed Using Oil-Contaminated Sands”, the Twelfth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, November 1996. 

15- Aiban, S.A., “Engineering Properties of Oil-Contaminated Sands”, Proceedings of the Joint Saudi-Japanese Workshop on Utilization and Conservation of Water and Soil for Desert Greening, KFUPM-RI, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, November 1996, Vol. I.

16- Aiban, S.A., "The Effect of Temperature on the Engineering Properties of Oil-Contaminated Sands”, International Conference on the Long Term Environmental Effects of the Gulf War, Kuwait, November 1996.

17- Aiban, S.A., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I. and Ahmed, H.R., “Stabilization of Calcareous Sediments Using Cement and Steel Slag Aggregate”, Proceedings of the Symposium on Civil Engineering and The Environment, Department of Civil Engineering, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, May 1997, pp. 111-124.

18- Aiban, S.A., Ahmed, H.R., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B. and Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I., “Characterization and Stabilization of Eastern Saudi Calcareous Soils”, Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Hamburg, Germany, September 1997, Vol. 1, pp. 13-16.
19- Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., Aiban, S.A. and Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I., “Variability and Characteristics of Eastern Saudi Sabkha Soils”, Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Hamburg, Germany, September 1997, Vol. 1, pp. 17-20.

20- Aiban, S.A. and Al-Abdul Wahhab, “Utilization of Steel Slag Aggregate for Road Bases”, Development and Environmental Impact Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 1997.

21- Bagampadde, U., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I. and Aiban, S.A., “Optimization of Steel Slag Aggregates for Wearing Course Mixes”, Proceedings of the Saudi-French Workshop, KFUPM-RI, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, November 1997.

22- Aiban, S.A., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B. and Ahmad, H-R., “Stabilization of Eastern Saudi Calcareous Sediments”, Proceedings of the Conference on the 1997 Civil Engineering Technical Exchange, Consulting Services Department, Saudi-ARAMCO, November 1997.

23- Aiban, S.A., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., Ahmad, I. and Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I., “Reinforcement of a Saudi Sabkha Soil Using Geotextiles”, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Geosynthetics, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March  1998, pp. 805-810.

24- Aiban, S.A., Ahmed, H.R., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B. and Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I., “Characteristics and Chemical Stabilization of Eastern Saudi Calcareous Sediments”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Engineering for Calcareous Sediments, Manama, Bahrain, February 1999, pp. 101-111.

25- Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., Al-Ayedi, E.S., Aiban, S.A. and Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I., “Stabilization of Al-Qurayyah Sabkha Soil”, Fifth Saudi Engineering Conference, Makkah, February 1999, pp. 227-237.

26- Aiban, S.A. and Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I., “Utilization of Steel Slag Aggregate for Road Bases”, Fifth Saudi Engineering Conference,  Makkah, February 1999, pp. 371-382.

27- Aiban, S.A. and Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I., “Deterioration of Road Pavements in Eastern Saudi Arabia, Causes and Solution”, Planning and Organization of Transportation and Traffic for Makkah Region, Symposium organized by Jeddah Municipality, October 1999, pp. 124-135.

28- Aiban, S.A., “Utilization of Steel Slag Aggregate for Road Bases and Associated Problems”, International Conference Geoenvironment 2000, Muscat, Oman, March 2000, pp. 204-214.

29- Aiban, S.A., “Minimization of Marine Disaster by Proper Engineering Design: Case Histories”, Marine Disaster Management Symposium, KFUPM, January 2002, pp. 39-47.

30- Aiban, S.A., “Effectiveness of Stone Columns: Field Assessment”, Deep Foundation Congress 2002, Orlando, Florida, February 2002.

31- Aiban, S.A., and El Hussien, O. M., “The Effect of Testing Procedure on the Assessment of the Load carrying Capacity of Calcareous Sediments”, First Gulf Conference on Roads, Kuwait, March 2002.

32- Aiban, S.A., and El Hussien, O. M., “The Effect of Gradation and Testing Procedures on the Assessment of the Load carrying Capacity of Calcareous Sediments”, Urbanization in Arid Regions and Associated Problems, A Workshop held by Ministry of Public Work and Housing, Riyadh, Nov. 2002.
33- Aiban, S.A., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I. and Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., “Evaluation and Improvement of Eastern Saudi Calcareous Sediments for Constructional Purposes.” Urbanization in Arid Regions and Associated Problems, A Workshop held by Ministry of Public Work and Housing, Riyadh, Nov. 2002.
34- Al-Amoudi, O.S.B. and Aiban, S.A., “Properties of Sabkha Soils and the Associated Constructional Problems.” Urbanization in Arid Regions and Associated Problems, A Workshop held by Ministry of Public Work and Housing, Riyadh, Nov. 2002.
35- Aiban, S.A. and El Hussien, O. M., “The Effect pf the CBR Mold Size and the maximum Aggregate size on the Load Carrying Capacity of Base Course Materials”, The Sixth Saudi Engineering Conference, Dhahran, December, 2002, pp. 397-412.
36- Aiban, S.A. “Swelling Characteristics of Al-Khobar Marl, Eastern Saudi Arabia”, Proceedings of International Conference on Problematic Soils, GEOPROB, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, N. Cyprus, 25-27 May 2005.
 
Non-Technical Conference Proceedings

1- Aiban S.A. “One Major Project vs. A Few Mini Projects: Pros & Cons”, Workshop on Teaching Courses Incorporating Projects: Facing the Challenge, KFUPM, November 1998.

2- Aiban S.A. and Al-Musallam A. A., “Counseling and Advising: The Means and Importance in Preparing for University Studies”, First Saudi Workshop on University Preparatory Programs, KFUPM, November 2000.

3- Aiban S.A., ““Factors Affecting Student Learning at KFUPM and the Role of the Counseling and Advising Center” Discussion Forum on Student Learning at KFUPM, Academic Development Center, March 2001.

4- Aiban, S.A., Al-Mogren A. Y. and Khayat, S. A., “Student Counseling: the role of the counseling and Advising Center at KFUPM” Workshop on Student Counseling, Kuwait University, February 2002 (in Arabic).

5- Aiban, S.A., Moftah A. A. and Al-Mogren A. Y., “the Role of Counseling Centers in Providing Psychological, Social and Academic Services: The KFUPM Experience” The First Gulf Conference on Social and Psychological Services and Education, Kuwait, April 2-4, 2005 (in Arabic).

6- Aiban, S.A., Al-Mogren A. Y. and Moftah A. A., “The Role of The Counseling and Advising Center at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in the Educational Process:  Psychological, Social and Academic performance issues”, Workshop on the role of Social and Psychological Counseling in the Educational process, Hems, Syria, August, 2005.
7- Aiban, S.A., Moftah A. A., Al-Mogren A. Y. and Achoui, M. M., “University Student Counseling: KFUPM Experience”, The First Workshop on Social Counseling and Guidance: Vision for Changing Environment, Muscat, Oman, Dec. 2005.
 
Technical Reports

1- Aiban, S.A., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H. and Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., "Identification, Evaluation and Improvement of Eastern Saudi Soils for Constructional Purposes”, Progress Report No. 1 submitted to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), October 1994.

2- Aiban, S.A., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H. and Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., "Identification, Evaluation and Improvement of Eastern Saudi Soils for Constructional Purposes”, Progress Report No. 2 submitted to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), April 1995.

3- Participated in preparing the Quarterly Progress Reports and the Final Report for the project on the “Moisture Rise in Salt Contaminated Soils” funded by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu through the Research Institute, Division V, 1991-1995.

4- Aiban, S.A., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H. and Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., “Identification, Evaluation and Improvement of Eastern Saudi Soils for Constructional Purposes”, Progress Report No. 3 submitted to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), September 1995.

5- Aiban, S.A. and Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I., “Causes of Deterioration of a New Segment in King Saud Road Extension”, a technical report submitted to the Dammam Municipality, January 1996 (in Arabic).

6- Aiban, S.A., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H. and Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., “Identification, Evaluation and Improvement of Eastern Saudi Soils for Constructional Purposes”, Progress Report No. 4 submitted to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), May 1996.

7- Aiban, S.A., “Usability of Steel Slag Aggregate for Road Bases; Preliminary Investigation”, a technical report submitted to Dammam Municipality, July 1996.

8- Al-Harari, Z., Sharif, A., Aiban, S.A., Al-Shehrei, A. and Al-Moaiyed, F., “Rehabilitation of Floor Subsidence in Building 26 (Heavy Equipment Laboratory)”, Report by the Ad hoc Committee submitted to the Vice Rector, KFUPM, August 1996.

9- Aiban, S.A. and Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I., “Utilization of Steel Slag Aggregate in Road Construction”, a technical report submitted to Heckett MultiServ-Saudi Arabia Ltd., March 1997.

10- Sharif, A., Aiban, S.A. and Al-Moaiyed, F., “Rehabilitation of the Deteriorated Slab in the Recreation Center”, Report by the Ad hoc Committee submitted to the Vice Rector, KFUPM, June 1997.

11- Aiban, S.A., “Causes of the Upheaval of Pavements When Using Blends of Steel Slag Aggregate and Marl in the Graded Base Layer”, Technical Report (Draft) submitted to Heckett MultiServ-Saudi Arabia Ltd., December 1997.

12- Aiban, S.A., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H. and Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., “Identification, Evaluation and Improvement of Eastern Saudi Soils for Constructional Purposes”, Final Report submitted to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), June 1998.

13- Aiban, S.A., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H. and Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., “Identification, Evaluation and Improvement of Eastern Saudi Soils for Constructional Purposes”, Revised Final Report submitted to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), September 1999.

14- Participated in preparing the Quarterly Progress Reports and the Final Report for the project on the “Specifications for Road Construction” funded by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu through the Research Institute, Division V, CER 2209, 1999-2001.
15- Participated in preparing the Quarterly Progress Reports and the Final Report for the project on the “Insatbility of Shales ” funded by the Saudi Aramco, through the Research Institute, Division V, CPM-2205 ,1999-2002.
16- Participated in preparing the Quarterly Progress Reports and the Final Report for the project on the “Field Measurement of Stack Gases for Combustion Facilities and Study for Air Monitoring Stations in Al-Khafji City, funded by Al-Khafji Joint Operations, through the Research Institute, Division IV, CEW-2240, 2002-2003.
17- Participated in preparing the Final Report for the project on the “Investigation of the Causes of Settlement of Floor Slabs in Station 24 and Building 25, KFUPM” Funded through the Research Institute, CER 1263, Investigator (2002-2003).
3.5 Conference Presentation and Attendance Technical Conference Presentation and Attendance
1- Second Saudi Engineering Conference, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1985.
2- Use of In-situ Tests in Geotechnical Engineering, Virginia, USA, 1986.
3- Foundation Engineering Congress, Illinois, USA, 1989
4- Design and Performance of Earth Retaining Structures, New York, New York, USA, 1990.
5- Geotechnical Engineering Congress, Boulder, Colorado, USA, 1991.
6- International Conference Centrifuge 91, Boulder, Colorado, USA, 1991.
7- Third Saudi Engineering Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1991
8- International Conference Centrifuge 94, Singapore, 1994.
9- Fifth International Conference on Geotextiles, Geomembranes and Related Products, Singapore, 1994.
10- First Regional Conference of the ASCE-Saudi Arabia Section (SAS), Manama, Bahrain, 1994.
11- Fourth Saudi Engineering Conference, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1995.
12- Maintenance of Buildings - Public Structures and Preventive Measures Symposium, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, March 1996.
13- Environmental Rehabilitation Conference, Kuwait, April 1996.
14- Twelfth Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference (12th SEAGC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1996.
15- Second International Conference on Ground Improvement Geosystems (IS-Tokyo ‘96), Japan, May 1996.
16- Symposium on Maintenance Systems & Application of Materials in the Saudi Arabia Environment, KFUPM-RI, Dhahran, November 1996.
17- The Joint Saudi-Japanese Workshop on Utilization and Conservation of Water and Soil for Desert Greening, KFUPM-RI, Dhahran, November 1996.
18- The 76th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 1997.
19- Symposium on Civil Engineering and The Environment, KFUPM, Dhahran, May 1997.
20- The Fourteenth International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (14th ICSMFE), Hamburg, Germany, September 1997.
21- Development and Environmental Impacts Conference, Ministry of Municipal & Rural Affairs, Riyadh, September 1997.
22- The 1997 Civil Engineering Technical Exchange Meeting, Saudi-ARAMCO, Consulting Services Department, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, November 1997.
23- The Sixth International Conference on Geosynthetics, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March 1998.
24- Workshop on Teaching Courses Incorporating Projects: Facing the Challenge, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, November 1998.
25- The Second International Conference on Engineering for Calcareous Sediments, Bahrain, February 1999.
26- The Fifth Saudi Engineering Conference, Makkah, March 1999.
27- The Twelfth European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 1999.
28- Symposium on Planning and Organization of Transportation and Traffic for Makkah Region, October 1999.
29- International Conference Geoenvironment 2000, Muscat, Oman, March 2000.

30- Geo-Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA, August 2000.

31- First Gulf Conference on Roads, Kuwait, March 2002

32- Marine Disaster Management Symposium, KFUPM, January 2002.
33- Urbanization in Arid Regions and Associated Problems, A Workshop held by Ministry of Public Work and Housing, Riyadh, Nov. 2002.
34- The Sixth Saudi Engineering Conference, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, December, 2002.
35- International Conference on Problematic Soils, GEOPROB, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, N. Cyprus, May, 2005.
 
Non-Technical Conference Presentation and Attendance
1- Workshop on Teaching Courses Incorporating Projects: Facing the Challenge, KFUPM, November 1998
2- Symposium on Assessment of Engineering and Technical Education in Saudi Arabia, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, November 1999.
3- The Second Arabic Scientific Conference for Gifted Students, The Arab Council for the Gifted & Talented (ACGT), Amman, Jordon, November 2000.
4- First Saudi Workshop on University Preparatory Programs, KFUPM, Dhahran, November 2000.
5- The First Meeting of the Gulf Countries for Gifted Students, Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 2001
6- Discussion Forum on Student Learning at KFUPM, Academic Development Center, March 2001.
7- The 9th Annual Conference for Psychological Advising, Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 2002.
8- Workshop on Student Counseling, Kuwait University, February 2002 (in Arabic).
9- The Third Arabic Scientific Conference for Gifted Students, The Arab Council for the Gifted & Talented (ACGT), Amman, Jordon, July 2003.
10- The First Meeting of Student Counselors, Riyadh Technical College, The General Establishment for Technical Education, Oct., 2003.
11- The First Gulf Conference on Social and Psychological Services and Education, Kuwait, April 2-4, 2005 (in Arabic).
12- Workshop on the role of Social and Psychological Counseling in the Educational process, Hems, Syria, August, 2005.
13- The First Workshop on Social Counseling and Guidance: Vision for Changing Environment, Muscat, Oman, Dec. 2005.
 
3.6 Summer “Special” Research Grants Participated in the British Council Summer Program 1995 for 12 weeks.
 
3.7 Review of Technical Papers, Proposals and Reports

1- Reviewed several journal papers for the Arabian Journal for Science & Engineering, KFUPM.

2- Reviewed several journal papers for the Engineering Science Journal (King Saud University).
3- Reviewed several journal papers for the Journal of King AbdulAziz University Engineering Science.
4- Reviewed and evaluated few proposals submitted to the Graduate School, KFUPM.
5- Reviewed and evaluated a research proposal submitted to KACST, 1997.

6- Reviewed and evaluated several applications (papers and related documents) for conference attendance, upon request from the Research Committee, KFUPM.

7- Reviewed and evaluated several applications (papers and related documents) for KFUPM annual research award, upon request from the Research Committee, KFUPM.
8- Reviewed and evaluated several proposals for the College of Engineering Sciences Innovative Grants, 2005 KFUPM.
9- Reviewed and evaluated two journal papers for the Kluwer Academic Publishers, Journal Editorial Office, the Netherlands.