Dr. Mohammad Abdulkadir Abul-Hamayel
KFUPM Box 1483
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)
Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
Tel: (03) 860-3903
Fax: (03) 860-2788
Engineering), Oklahoma State University, May 1979
Academic and Administrative Positions Held at KFUPM
September 1970 – July 1971 Graduate Assistant
September 1973 – July 1974 Lecturer
September 1979 – Feb 1984 Assistant Professor
Feb 1984 – May 2006 Associate Professor, KFUPM
May 2006 – Present Professor
Sep 2006 – Present Internal Auditor (Reporting to the Rector of the University).
Oct. 2000 – Sep 2006 Manager, Support Services, Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, (Reporting to the Vice-Rector for Applied Research).
Sep. 1997 – Sep. 1998 Manager, Water Resources & Environment Division, Research Institute (KFUPM), Dhahran, (Reporting to the Vice-Rector for Applied Research).
Apr. 1995 – Aug. 1997 Director, Information Technology Center, (Formerly Data Processing Center), KFUPM. (Reporting to the Vice-Rector for Research & Graduate Studies).
Feb. 1991 – Apr. 1995 University Registrar, KFUPM.
(Reporting to the Rector of the University).
Mar. 1981 – May 1991 Director, Data Processing Center, KFUPM.
(Reporting to the Vice-Rector for Research & Graduate Studies).
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Petroleum Refining, Environment & Pollution, and Computation.
1. Rahman, S. U., M. A. Abul-Hamayel. and B. J. Abdul Aleem, "Electrochemically Synthesized Polypyrrole Films as Primer for Protective Coatings on Carbon Steel", Surface & Coatings Technology, Vol. 200, Issue 9, 8 February 2006, pp. 2948 - 2954.
2. Rahman, S. U., M. Al-Khater, N. A. Al-Baghli and M. A. Abul-Hamayel, "Natural Convective Mass Transfer From Embedded Cylinders In Saturated Porous Media", Journal of Porous Media, In Press.
3. Abul-Hamayel, M. A., A. M. Aitani, and M. Rahat Saeed, "Enhancement of Propylene Production in a Down-Flow FCC Operation and ZSM-5 Addition", Chemical Engineering & Technology (2005) Vol. 28, No. 8, pp. 923 - 929.
4. Abul-Hamayel, Mohammad A., “Comparison of Downer and Riser Based Fluid Catalytic Cracking Process at High Severity Condition: A pilot Plant Study”, Petroleum Science and Technology, 22(5&6), 475 - 490 (2004).
5. Ma’adhah, A., T. Ino, M. Abul-Hamayel, H. Redhwi, A. Aitani, M. Saeed, “Integrating Refining and Petrochemicals Feedstocks Through a Novel FCC Process”, Hydrocarbon Engineering, vol 8 (6) (2003) pp. 49-54.
6. Abul-Hamayel, Mohammad A., “Kinetic Modeling of High-Severity Fluidized Catalytic Cracking”, Fuel, vol 82 (9) (2003) pp. 1113-1118.
7. Abul-Hamayel, Mohammad A., M. Abdul-Bari Siddiqui, Takashi Ino, and Abdullah M. Aitani, “Experimental Determination of High-Severity Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (HS-FCC) Deactivation Constant”, Applied Catalysis A-General, 237 (1-2): 71-80 Nov 2002.
8. Abul-Hamayel, Mohammad A., “Effect of Feedstocks on High-Severity Fluid Catalytic Cracking”, Chemical Engineering & Technology (2002) Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 65-70.
9. Abul-Hamayel, Mohammad A., “Atmospheric Residue as Feedstock to High - Severity Fluid Catalytic Cracking”, Petroleum Science and Technology, 20(5&6), 497 - 506 (2002).
10. Okuhara, Toshiaki, Takashi Ino, Mohammad A. Abul-Hamayel, Abdulgader Maghrabi, and Abdullah Aitani, “Effect of ZSM-5 Addition on the Product Distribution in High Severity FCC Mode”, Petroleum Science and Technology, 19(5 & 6), 2001.
11. Maadhah, Ali G., Mohammad A. Abul-Hamayel, Abdullah M. Aitani, and Takashi Ino, “Down-Flowing FCC Reactor Increases Propylene and Gasoline Make”, Oil & Gas Journal, Aug 14, 2000, v. 98, No. 33, pp. 66-70.
1. Ino, T., T. Okuhara, M. A. Abul-Hamayel, A. Aitani, A. Maghrabi, "Fluid Catalytic Cracking Process for Heavy Oil", United States Patent & TradeMark Office (USPTO), 6,656,346 B2, December 2, 2003.
3.1 Refereed Conference Proceedings
1. Malkawi, Rezqallah H., Mohammad A. Abul-Hamayel, and Nicolas M. Herrera, "Human and Traffic Safety In Tunnels", Workshop On Tunnels and Underground Structures, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 8 – 9 November, 2006.
2. Redhwi, Halim H., Mohammad Abul-Hamayel, A. Aitani, “Development of a High-Severity FCC Process Pilot vs. Demonstration Plant", the 6th Middle East Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition and Conference (PETROTECH 2006), Manama, Bahrain, 16 – 18 January 2006.
3. Ino, T., Fujiyama, Y., Redhwi, H., Maadhah, A., Abul-Hamayel, M., Kleemeier, K., Dean, C., and Al-Nemer, M., “Meeting Olefins Demand In A Novel FCC Technology”, 18th World Petroleum Congress (18th WPC), South Africa, 25 – 29 September 2005, Forum 10: Advances in Olefins Production.
4. Ino, T, Y. Fujiyama, H. H. Redhwi, R. Saeed, M. A. Abul-Hamayel, A. Aitani, K. Kleemeir, C. Dean, and M. Al-Nemer, "Development of a High-Severity FCC Process: an overview", ACHEMAMERICA 2005, 2nd International Exhibition on Process Technologies: International Conference on Refining and Petrochemicals 12 - 15 April 2005, Mexico City, Mexico.
5. Sadiq M. Sait, Halim H. Redhwi, Mohammad Abul-Hamayel, Aymen Kayyal, and Mohammad Al-Ohali, "PRINCE ABDULLAH BIN ABDULAZIZ SCIENCE PARK (PASP), A New Era for Sustainable Technology Based Development", XX IASP WORLD CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARKS, June 1- 4, 2003 - Lisboa, Portugal.
6. Saeed, Mian Rahat, Mohammed Abdul Bari Siddiqui, A. Aitani, Mohammad Abul-Hamayel, Toshiaki Okuhara, Takashi Ino, “Impact of Downer Reactor and High Severity Conditions on the Product Slate of Fluid Catalytic Cracking Process”, the 4th Middle East Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition and Conference (PETROTECH 2003), Manama, Bahrain, 29th September - 1st October 2003.
7. Maadhah, A., T. Ino, H. Redhwi, M. Abul-Hamayel, T. Okuhara, A. Aitani and A. Maghrabi, “Integrating Refining and Petrochemicals Through A Novel Verity FCC Process”, The 6th Saudi Engineering Conference, 10 - 13 Shawwal, 1423 (14 – 17 December, 2002), pp257 - 266, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
8. Abul-Hamayel, Mohammad A., Mian Rahat Saeed, Toshiaki Okuhara, Takashi Ino, and Abdul-Qadir Maghrabi, “Enhancement Of Light Olefins in High-Severity Fluid Catalytic Cracking Process”, 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Chemistry In Industry, Gulf International Convention Center, Manama, Bahrain, October 14 – 16, 2002.
9. Maadhah, A., T. Ino, H. Hamid, M. Abul-Hamayel, T. Okuhara, A. Aitani, and A. Maghrabi, “A Novel High-Severity FCC Process for Enhancing the Production of Light Olefins”, 17th World Petroleum Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 1st – 5th, 2002.
10. Abul-Hamayel, Mohammad A., Toshiaki Okuhara, Mian Rahat Saeed, Takashi Ino, and Abdulgader Maghrabi, “Effect of Feedstock Type on the Performance of High Severity Fluid Catalytic Cracking”, the 3rd Middle East Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition and Conference (PETROTECH 2001), Manama, Bahrain, October 29 – 31, 2001.
11. Abuzaid, Nabil S., Mohammad A. Abul-Hamayel, Alaadin A. Bukhari, “Environmental Impact Assessment Studies Of Petroleum Waste Disposal Facilities”, the 3rd Middle East Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition and Conference, Manama, Bahrain, October 29 – 31, 2001.
I was involved in number of client-funded projects including the following mega projects, as a Project Manager, Task Leader, and/or Team Member. As a Project Manager, in addition to the extensive technical involvement, I was responsible for the:
 Technical quality of the work;
 Timely and comprehensive reporting of the program and results;
 Timely completion of individual tasks and the entire project;
 Control of costs; and
 Coordinating the work of the project team and supporting activities within the RI and the University.
1. Project No. REC 2257 - Future Plan for University Education in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The project started in September 2005 and will continue for two years. The project value is SR 43,000,000. The project was funded by the Ministry of Higher Education. Main focus will be on the following areas out of 18:
· Scientific Research and Industrial Partnership
· Graduate Studies
· Engineering and Technical Education
2. Project No. 21156 – High Severity – Fluid Catalytic Cracking – Project Team Member and Task Leader (Nov 1996 – Present). The project was provided funding by Japan Cooperation Center, Petroleum and KFUPM.
The features of a novel high-severity FCC process in enhancing light olefins and gasoline production at high conversion are studied. The performance of a downer-type reactor system has been studied in a modified Davison Circulating Riser (DCR) pilot plant with a capacity of 0.2 b/d. The project started in November 1996 with a value of US$ 5 million. A pilot plant was constructed. A team of researchers from KFUPM and Japan’s Petroleum Cooperation Center (PEC) were working in this project. The results from pilot plant were very promising and led to high investment (US$ 20 million) Demonstration Unit at a refinery location. The decision of going ahead with demonstration unit was mainly based on the promising results obtained from 0.2 barrels/day pilot plant studies jointly carried out by KFUPM and Japanese Center at KFUPM during 1996 - 2001. The next step is a licensable technology at the end of demonstration study and a commercial plant in one of the Saudi, Japanese and/or international refineries.
3. PN-CEW 2291: "Environmental Impact Assessment – Contract Area A in Northern Part of Rub Al-Khali, Stage 1 – 2D and 3D Seismic Operations", August 9, 2004 – December 31, 2005, (SR 793,449).
4. PN-CEW2240: “Field Measurement of Stack Gases for Combustion Facilities and Study for Air Monitoring Stations in Al-Khafji City”, May 11, 2002 - March 18, 2003, (US$ 200,000).
5. Abul-Hamayel, M., Shash, Ali, Abuzaid, N., and Malak, M. “Environmental Impact Assessment of Medical Waste Disposal Facilities”, Client funded project, PN 24169, Research Institute, KFUPM, November 4, 1998 till April 30, 2000.
6. Project No. 24166 – Computerized Irrigation Water Management System for the project of Al-Rajhi Company in Al-Jouf, (June 1998 – Aug 1999), (US$ 116,000).
7. Project No. 24154 – Sustaining Research Fund Project – Marine Environmental Studies, funded by Saudi Aramco, Team Member and Top Management, (Sep 1997 – Sep 1998), (US$ 1,920,000).
8. Project No. 24162 – Investigation of Ambient Concentration of Automotive Emissions in Three Major Cities, funded by Saudi Aramco, Project Coordinator, Task Leader, and Team Member. Also provided Top Management Support, (Sep 1997 – Sep 1998), (US$ 270,000).
9. Project No. 24163 – National Inventory of Anthropogenic Emissions by Sources and Removal by Sinks of Greenhouse Gases not Controlled by Montreal Protocol, funded by Saudi Aramco, Project Manager, Task Leader and Team Member besides providing the Top Management Support, (Oct 1997 – Sep 1998), (US$ 154,000).
10. Project No. 24164 – Red Sea Biotopes Maps using Satellite Imagery – Top Management and Team Member, Top Management Support, (July 1997 – June 1999), (US$ 728,000).
1. "Environmental Impact Assessment – Contract Area A in Northern Part of Rub Al-Khali, Stage 1-2D and 3D Seismic Operation (CEW 2290) got the KFUPM Distinguished Applied Research Team Award for the year 2005-2006.
2. Honored by H. R. H. Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and received King Abdul Aziz Medal of the First Order, October 12, 2004.
3. KFUPM Award for Scientific Patent 2003-04, got the award for "Fluid Catalytic Cracking Process for Heavy Oil" Patent issued by United States Patent & TradeMark Office (USPTO), 6,656,345 December 2, 2003, May 10, 2004.
4. Got the Minister of Interior (Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz) Award (First Rank) on the research paper entitled “Wastewater Contaminated with Phenol: Characteristics, Environmental Impact, and Treatment”. Presented in the Eleventh Industrial Security Symposium, Riyadh, 2002.
5. "Research Studies on High Severity Fluid Catalytic Cracking (HS-FCC) Process-PN21156", got the KFUPM Distinguished Applied Research Team Award for the year 2001/2002.
6. The Chemical Engineering Department Service Award (1999 – 2000).
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