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2.1 Courses Taught Undergraduate Courses
CE 101 Engineering Graphics
CE 201 Engineering Statics
CE 204 Structural Mechanics Laboratory
CE 351 Applied CE COOP (coordinator for two semesters)
CE 353 Geotechnical Engineering I
CE 411 Senior Design Project
CE 454 Soil Stabilization and Site Improvement
CE 455 Foundation and Earth Structure Design
 
Graduate Courses
CE 551 Advanced Soil Mechanics
CE 551  Advanced geotechnical Engineering (New course different from the previous one)
CE 556 Earth Structures
CE 653 Soil and Site Improvement
 
2.2 Short Courses 2.2.1 The coordinator and main lecturer of a short course on “Geotechnical Engineering” offered for the Consulting Services Department (CSD), Saudi-ARAMCO, 1985.
2.2.2 The coordinator and main lecturer of a short course on “Soil Stabilization and Ground Improvement” offered at KFUPM in April 1995.
2.2.3 Participated as a lecturer in the following short courses:
1- “Micro-computer Programs in Geotechnical Engineering”, KFUPM, February 1992.
2- “Soils and Foundations Problems in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Methods of Treatment”, KFUPM, April 1993.
3- “Testing & Quality Control Procedures of Soil, Concrete & Pavement”, KFUPM, October-November 1993.
4- “Earthquake Engineering - Analysis & Design of Structures”, KFUPM, April 1994.
5- “Earthquake Engineering - Analysis & Design”, KFUPM, April 1996.
6- “Groundwater Contamination”, KFUPM, May 1998.
7- “Stabilization of Indigenous Soils and Assessment of Pavements”, KFUPM, October 1998.
8- “Inspection and Supervision Activities for Road Pavements”, (closed for Saudi- ARAMCO only), KFUPM, April 2001.
9- “Rock Mechanics for Petroleum Engineers”, KFUPM, April 2002.
10- “Wellbore Instability”, Department of Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, April 2003.
2.2.4 The main lecturer of a short course on “Stabilization of Indigenous Soils for Constructional Purposes” offered at KFUPM in March 1997.
 
2.3 Senior Project and Summer Training Supervision Senior Projects
1) “Stabilization of Sabkha Soils”, by Al-Hamdi, Abdulaziz, 1992.
2) “Some of the Engineering Properties of Abqaiq Marl”, by Al-Madhi, 1993-1994.
 
Summer Training
1) “The Construction of a Road in Syria”, by Al-Aswad, 1994.
 
2.4 Development of Courses 1- Participated in revising and modifying the geotechnical courses for both the undergraduate and graduate programs (1991-1996).
2- Participated in revising and modifying the geotechnical and other related courses for the Zero Based Program (1995 and 1996).

3- Modified the content of the following courses:

CE 351 Applied CE COOP (initiated a policy for the management of the course)

CE 454 Soil Stabilization and Ground Improvement

CE 551 Advanced Soil Mechanics
CE 553 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering (new)

CE 556 Earth Structures

CE 653 Soil and Site Improvement (CE 553 in the new program).

4- Developed or participated in developing the content of the following courses for the new graduate program:

CE 551 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
CE 552  Foundation Engineering
CE 555 Modeling in Geomechanics

CE 557 Designing with Geosynthetics
CE 558 Environmental Geotechnique
CE 652 Advanced Foundation Engineering
CE 656 Seepage through Soils and Rocks
CE 658 Geotechniques of Problematic Soils

 
2.5 Seminars and Presentations Technical Seminars and Presentations
1. “Properties of Artificially Cemented Sand”, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1988.
2. “Centrifuge Modeling of Shallow Foundations”, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1991.
3. “Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations”, Department of Civil Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1991.
4. “Strength and Compressibility of Fine-Grained Calcareous Sediments”, The First Regional Conference & Exhibition of the ASCE-Saudi Arabia Section (SAS), Manama, Bahrain, September 1994.
5. “Principles of Centrifuge Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering”, Presented in the ASCE-Saudi Arabia Section Meeting, Carlton Al-Moaibed Hotel, Al-Khobar, 1995.
6. “Centrifugal Verification of Bearing Capacity and Shape Factors of Shallow Foundations on Sands”, Fourth Saudi Engineering Conference, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 1995.
7. “Performance Evaluation of a Stabilized Road Section in Dammam, Saudi Arabia”, The Maintenance of Buildings - Public Structures and Preventive Measures Symposium, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, March 1996.
8. “Stabilization of Eastern Saudi Soils for Constructional Purposes”, Ministry of Communication, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 1996.
9. “Thermal Effects on the Properties of Oil-Contaminated Sands and Their Usability in Construction”, Environmental Rehabilitation Conference, Kuwait, April 1996
10. “Leaching Characteristics of a Fine-Grained Calcareous Sediment”, The Twelfth Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference (12th SEAGC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 1996.
11. “Chemical Stabilization of Ras Al-Ghar Sabkha Soil”, The Twelfth Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference (12th SEAGC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 1996.
12. “Road Pavement Deterioration, Causes and Prevention”, The Symposium on Maintenance Systems & Application of Materials in the Saudi Arabian Environment, KFUPM-RI, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, November 1996.
13. “Engineering Properties of Oil-Contaminated Sands”, The Joint Saudi-Japanese Workshop on Utilization and Conservation of Water and Soil for Desert Greening, KFUPM-RI, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, November 1996.
14. “Stabilization of Calcareous Sediments Using Cement and Steel Slag Aggregate”, The Symposium on Civil Engineering and The Environment, Department of Civil Engineering, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, May 1997.
15. “Utilization of Steel Slag Aggregate for Road Bases”, Development and Environmental Impact Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 1997.
16. “Utilization of Steel Slag Aggregate (SSA) in Construction”, Department of Civil Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, November 1997
17. “Stabilization of Eastern Saudi Calcareous Sediments”, Onshore Civil Engineering Technical Exchange Meeting, Saudi-ARAMCO, Dhahran, November 1997.
18. “Stabilization of Eastern Saudi Calcareous Sediments”, Technical Exchange Meeting, Saudi ARAMCO, November 1997.
19. “Reinforcement of a Saudi Sabkha Soil Using Geotextiles”, The Sixth International Conference on Geosynthetics, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March 1998.
20. “Achievements in the Modification of Road Construction Specification of the Dammam Municipality”, Dammam Municipality, May 1998 (Invited Lecture).
21. “Engineering Properties of Calcareous Soils in Eastern Saudi Arabia”, Ministry of Communication, Riyadh, November 1998 (Invited Lecture).
22. “Stabilization of Eastern Saudi Soils for Road Applications”, Ministry of Communication, Riyadh, November 1998 (Invited Lecture).
23. “Characterization and Chemical Stabilization of Eastern Saudi Calcareous Sediments”, Second International Conference on Engineering for Calcareous Sediments, Bahrain, Feb. 22, 1999.
24. “The Utilization of Steel Slag Aggregate for Road Bases”, Fifth Saudi Engineering Conference, Makkah, March 2nd, 1999.
25. “Characterization and Stabilization of Eastern Saudi Soils”, CE Department, KFUPM, Dhahran, April 1999.
26. “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.
27. “Utilization of Steel Slag Aggregate for Road Bases and Associated Problems”, International Conference Geoenvironment 2000, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, March 2000.
28. “Wellbore Instability in Shale”, Final presentation for the project Wellbore Instability – Khafji Reservoir, Zuluf Field, Funded by Saudi ARAMCO through the Research Institute, Center for Petroleum & Minerals, Investigator, January 2002.
29. “The Effect of Testing Procedure on the Assessment of the Load carrying Capacity of Calcareous Sediments”, First Gulf Conference on Roads, Kuwait, March 2002.
30. “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.
31. “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.
32. "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.
33. “Swelling Characteristics of Al-Khobar Marl, Eastern Saudi Arabia”, International Conference on Problematic Soils GEOPROB 2005, Famagusta, N. Cyprus, May 2005.
 
Non-Technical Seminars and Presentations
1. “One Major Project vs. A Few Mini Projects: Pros & Cons”, Workshop on Teaching Courses Incorporating Projects: Facing the Challenge, KFUPM, November 1998.
2. “Time Management” a Seminar Presented Regularly to KFUPM Students Since September 2000 (in Arabic).
3. “Preparing for Exams” a Seminar Presented Regularly to KFUPM Students Since September 2000 (in Arabic).
4. “Effective Learning” a Seminar Presented Regularly to KFUPM Students since September 2001 (in Arabic).
5. “Learning Strategies” a Seminar Presented Regularly to KFUPM Students Since June 2002 (in Arabic).
6. “Academic Regulation at KFUPM” a Seminar Presented Regularly to KFUPM Students Since September 2000 (in Arabic).
7. “Counseling and Advising: The Means and Importance in Preparing for University Studies”, First Saudi Workshop on University Preparatory Programs, KFUPM, November 2000.
8. “Procrastination” a Seminar Presented Regularly to KFUPM Students Since January 2002 (in Arabic).
9. “The Role of the Counseling and Advising Center at KFUPM”, Presented to the Prep-Year Math Instructors, January 2001.
10. “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.
11. A Panelist on the Discussion “The Role of Advising in Improving Student’s Learning”, Discussion Forum on Student Learning at KFUPM, Academic Development Center, March 2001.
12. “Student Counseling, the role of the counseling and Advising Center at KFUPM” Workshop on Student Counseling, Kuwait University, February 2002 (in Arabic).
13. “The Counseling and Advising Center at KFUPM – an Overview”, Presented to Every Academic Department Council at KFUPM, March-May 2002 (in Arabic).
14. “Preparing for the University Life” a Seminar Presented Regularly to KFUPM New Students Since August 2003 (in Arabic).
15. “Student Counseling and Advising: the KFUPM experience”, Presented during the first Conference of the Student Counselors, the General Cooperation for Technical Education and Practical Training, Riyadh, October 19-20, 2003 (invited lecture in Arabic).
16. “Counseling and Student Motivation: Case Studies” Presentation for the Discussion Forum on Faculty and Student Motivation, Deanship of Academic Development, KFUPM, May 23,2004.
17. “Planning” a Seminar Presented Regularly to KFUPM Students Since March 2004 (in Arabic).
18. “Road to Success” a Seminar Presented Regularly to KFUPM Students Since April 2004 (in Arabic).
19. “Time Investment” a Seminar Presented Regularly to KFUPM Students Since Feb. 2004 (in Arabic).
20. “Time Management” a Seminar Presented to Hafr Al-Batin Community College Students, Oct. 2003 (in Arabic).
21. “The Role of Advising and Counseling Centers: KFUPM Experience” Riyadh Technical College, The General Establishment for Technical Education, Oct. 2003 (in Arabic).
22. “Beyond the High School: Career Planning and Studying in College Environment, A Seminar Presented to the Saudi Arabian Int. School, Pakistani Section, Al-Khobar, May 2004.
23. “How to Counsel Students on Time Management?” a Presentation for the Academic Improvement Advisors, KFUPM, Feb. 2005.
24. “Major Selection: General Guidelines” a Panelist in the panel discussion organized by the General Directorate of Education, eastern province, during The Education and Career Exhibition, Dhahran, March 2005.
25. “The Role of The Counseling and Advising Center in Providing Psychological, Social and Academic Services: The Experience of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals” Social and Psychological Services and Education: Together improving the Educational System Conference, Kuwait, April, 2005.
26. “Time Management” a presentation for Qafelat Al-Khair, the Youth Gathering, Dammam, Jul. 2005.
27. “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”, the role of Social and Psychological Counseling in the Educational process Workshop, Hems, Syria, August, 2005.
28. “The Role and Duties of Faculty Members in Student Counseling/ Advising”, a presentation for the faculty members of the Dammam Girls College, August 2005.
29. “Priority Setting and Time Management” a Presentation for the Personnel of The Commission for Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil, The Excellence Workshop, Dammam, Sept. 2005.
30. “University Student Counseling: KFUPM experience in Counseling and Automation” Vision for Changing Environment, First Workshop on Social Counseling and Guidance, Muscat, Oman, Dec. 2005.