Dr. Mazen A. Al-Shalabi 

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Work Information

Contact Information

Education

Short Courses Taken

Professional Activities

Professional Links

Honors

Courses Taught  

Publications

Recent Publications

Conference Organization

Short Courses

Seminars

 

 

 

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Work Information

Professor
Chemical Engineering Department
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

 

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Contact Information

Address                            Box # 108, KFUPM
                                         Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

E-mail                              mshalabi@kfupm.edu.sa

Phone Numbers              (03) 860-2198  (Office)
                                        
(03) 860-6455  (Home) 

                                         (03) 860-4234 (Fax)

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Education

Ph.D. in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, U.S.A.

M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., U.S.A.

B.S. in Chemical Engineering (with Distinction), Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., U.S.A

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Short Courses Taken

    

 “Fixed Bed Catalytic Reactors” by Berty Reaction Engineers, Pittsburgh, U.S.A. ( May 1982).

 “Fixed Bed Catalytic Reactor Analysis and Design”, given by Prof. Gilbert Froment, Stanford University, Stanford, California, U.S.A. ( August 1984)

 “Oil Field Scaling” - A short course given by Dr. O.J. Vetter of Vetter Research, Costa Mesa, California, U.S.A. at R.I., KFUPM (Spring 1986).

 “Kinetics of Scaling” - A short course given by Prof. G.H. Noncollas of Department of Chemistry, State University of New York, U.S.A. at R.I., KFUPM (Spring 1986).

 “Modeling Solution Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Scale Prediction” - A short course given by Prof. G. Atkinson of Department of Chemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A. at R.I., KFUPM, (Spring 1986).

 “Membrane Separations Technology”, The Center for Professional Advancement, Amsterdam, Netherlands (January 1989).

 “Academic Leadership Seminar”" conducted by Academic Development Center at KFUPM with the Institute for Academic Leadership of Florida, State University Tallahassee, U.S.A. (May 1990).

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Professional Activities

1984-85           Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering ,Stanford University , Stanford, California, U.S.A. 

1989-92           Chairman, Department of Chemical Engineering, KFUPM, Dhahran.

1991 & 1992    Visiting Professor,  Dept. of  Chemical Engineering, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.
Summers          

1993-94             Visiting Professor, Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining Department, Colorado School of Mines, Golden,Colorado U.S.A.

Summer 2004     Visiting Scholar, Dept of Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST).

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Professional Links

The world wide virtual library

http://www.che.ufl.edu/WWW-CHE/index.html

The world wide virtual library :Engineering

http://www.vlib.org/Engineering.html

publishers:

McGraw-hill

http://auth.mhhe.com/catalogs/sem/engineering/catalog/chemical.mhtml

Printice-Hall

http://vig.prenhall.com/

ABET

http://www.abet.org/

 

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Honors

The Honorary Engineering Fraternity Tau Beta Pi, Cornell University.

Received the American Institute of Chemical Engineers "Professional Development Recognition Certificate", equivalent to Professional Engineer.

Listed in " Who is Who in the World ", 11th Edition (1993).

Listed in " Who is Who in Science and Engineering ", 2nd Edition (1994).

Invited by the Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences to the membership of the academy.

Received University Distinguished Student Advisor Award, KFUPM (1996).

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Courses Taught  

     CHE     203     Chem Eng Thermodynamics I

     CHE     204     Transport Phenomena I (Fluid Mechanics)

     CHE     303     Chem. Eng. Thermodynamics II

     CHE     310     Petroleum Products Lab 

     CHE     311     Chemical Process Industries 

     CHE     325     Chem Eng Computing Lab

                              Office Hours

                              Syllabus

                              Sample Problems

     CHE     351     Applied Chemical Engineering Cooperative Work

     CHE     402     Kinetics & Reactor Design

     CHE     411     Senior Projects

     CHE     412     Senior Projects 

     CHE     530     Advance Reaction Engineering 

                              Office Hours

                              Syllabus  

                              General Topics

                              Homework

                              Computer Program

     CHE     599     Seminar

     CHE     610     Thesis   

     CHE     710     Ph.D. Dissertation

    

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Recent Publications

     (a)     Papers Published in Refereed Journals

H.K. Abdel-Aal, M. A. Shalabi,.D.K. Al-Harbi, and T. Hakeem, “ Simulation of the Direct Production of Synthesis Gas from Sour Natural Gas by Noncatalytic Partial Oxidation (NCPO) : Thermodynamics and Stoichiometry “, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 38, No.3 (1999) 1069-1074.

S. Ahmed, A. Hassan, K. Alam, M.A. Al-Shalabi, and T. Inui, " Preparation and Characterization of Zeolite Based Hydrocracking Catalyst " Pakistan Journal of Applied Sciences 2(11) (2002) 1034-1038.

M.A. Al-Saleh, M.M. Hossain and M. A. Shalabi, “ Hydrogen Spillover Effects on Pt-Rh modified Co-Clay Catalysts for Heavy Oil Upgrading “ Applied Catalysis A: General 253 (2003)  453-459.  PDF

M. M. Hossain , M. A. Al-Saleh , M. A. Shalabi, T. Kimura and T. Inui ,“Thiophene Hydrodesulfurization Over Noble Metal Modified Co Clay Catalysts “Applied Catalysis A:General 274 (2004) 43-48.  PDF

M. M. Hossain , M. A. Al-Saleh , M. A. Shalabi, T. Kimura and T. Inui “ Pd-Rh Promoted Co/HPS catalysts for Heavy Oil Upgrading “Applied Catalysis A:General 278 (2004) 65-71.  PDF

M.B.I Choudhury, S. Ahmad, M. A. Al-Shalabi, and T. Inui, "Preferential Methanation of CO in a Syngas Involving CO2 at Lower  Temperature range".  “Applied Catalysis A:General, 314 (2006) 47-53.  PDF

   

     (b)         Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S. Ahmed and M. A. Shalabi “ Preparation and Characterization of   Co-Mo/SiO2-Al2O3 Catalysts, the 220th ACS Meeting , Wash. DC, USA, 20-24 August 2000.

M. A. Al-Saleh, M. M. Hossain, T. Kimura, M. A. Shalabi and T. Inui “Study  of Hydrogen Spillover Effects on Bi-Noble Metal Modified Co-Clay Catalysts for Heavy Oil Upgrading” 10th Saudi-Japanese Annual Symposium ” Catalysts in Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals “ RI-KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 19-20 November 2000.

S. Ahmed , A. Hassan , K. Alam , M.A. Al-Shalabi , and T. Inui , “     Preparation and    Characterization of Zeolite-Based Hydrocracking Catalysts “ Chemistry in Industry, Bahrain, 29-31 October 2000.

S. Ahmed , A. Hassan , K. Alam , M.A. Al-Shalabi , and T. Inui , “ Development of High Performance Zeolite Based Hydrocracking Catalyst “ Middle East Petrotech 2001, Bahrain, 29-31 October 2001.

M. M. Hossain, M. A. Al-Saleh, and M. A. Shalabi, T. Kimura and T. Inui “Hydrodesulfurization (HDS) and Hydrocracking of Model Compounds Over Noble Metal Modified Co-Clay Catalysts in a Pulse Micro-reactor” , The 4th Middle East Petrochemicals Conference and Exhibition, Petrotech 2003, Bahrain, 28 October – 1 November 2003.

S. Ahmad, R. A. Rizwan, M. A. Al-Saleh, and M. A. Al-Shalabi “Preparation, Characterization, and Catalytic Evaluation of Metal Containing MCM-41-Based Hydrodesulfurization Catalysts “ , The 4th Middle East Petrochemicals Conference and Exhibition, Petrotech 2003, Bahrain, 28 October – 1 November 2003.

M. B. I. Choudhury, S. Ahmad, M. A. Al-Shalabi and T. Inui “Characterization of Multi-Component Methanation Catalysts by Temperature-Programmed Reduction Method to Develop Novel Type Methanation Catalyst” Proceedings of 14th Saudi-Japan Joint Symposium, RI-KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 5-6 December 2004.

 M. A. Shalabi and H.K, Abdel-Aal, “Reduction of Aromatics Cracking on Alumina by Pyridine Adsorption” 230th ACS National   Meeting, Petroleum         Chemistry Division, Washington DC, 28 Aug-Sept 1 2005.  PDF

  

       

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Conference Organization   

 

Chairman of a Symposium on Hydrogen Induced Cracking and Stress CorrosionCracking of Line Pipe Corrosion, NACE Corrosion Conference, Bahrain, April 15-17, 1979.

Chairman of a Session on Corrosion in the First Saudi Engineers Conference, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, May 14-19, 1983.

was a panelist in the International Symposium on Kinetic Model Development, AIChE Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 10-15, 1985.

Chairman of a Session on Corrosion in the Second Saudi Engineers Conference, KFUPM, Dhahran, November 16-19, 1985.

Chairman of a Session on "Catalysts and Catalytic Processes Used in Saudi Arabia", Workshop held at Research Institute, KFUPM, November 4-6, 1991.

Chairman of a Session on "Chemical Reactors" in the Third Saudi Engineers Conference, King Saud University, Riyadh, November 24-27, 1991.

Chairman of a Session on “ Catalysis : Homogeneous & Heterogeneous “ in Petrotech 98, Bahrain, 13-16 September 1998.

Was member of the organizing and the technical committees of Petrotech98, Bahrain, 13-16 September 1998.

Co-organizer and gave the closing note of the 8th Annual Symposium “Catalysts in Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals” KFUPM, RI,  29-30  November, 1998.

Invited to Co-Chair with Professor Delmon the “Catalysis” Session at the Chemistry in Industry Conference.held in Bahrain, October 29-31 2000.

Was member of the technical committee of Petrotech 2001, Bahrain, 29-31 October 2001.

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Short Courses

 

“Separation Processes in the Chemical and Petroleum Industry - Theory and Practice” (May 1980).

“Catalytic Processes in the Chemical and Petroleum Industries” (March 1986).

“Industrial Catalytic Reactors” (December 1988).

“Industrial Catalytic Reactors” In-house course at Sabic, Jubail (September 1996)  was coordinator and instructor.

“Chemical Equations, Stoichiometry, Kinetics and Reactor Design” , Session 6 of Sasref Program (October 1997).

“Chemical Equations, Stoichiometry, Kinetics and Reactor Design” , Session 6 of Petrokemya Program (October 1998) was   coordinator and instructor.

" Fundamentals of Catalysis ", In-house course at Saudi-Aramco, (May 2002) , was coordinator and instructor.

" Fundamentals of Catalysis ", In-house course at Saudi-Aramco, (May 2005) , was coordinator and instructor.

 

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Seminars

 

Kinetics of the Catalytic Oxidation of Ethylene to Ethylene Oxide”, KFUPM (5 January 1982).

“Structure Sensitivity of Ethylene Epoxidation On Silver Catalysts”, Chemical Engineering Department, Stanford University, U.S.A., (13 March 1985).

“Deactivation of Modified-Claus Catalysts By Aromatics Cracking”,  Shedgum Gas Plant (8 August 1989).

“Deactivation of Claus Catalysts”, KFUPM (13 May 1990).

“Kinetic Modeling of CO Oxidation On Pt/CeO2 In a Gradientless Reactor”, the Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining Department, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, U.S.A. (11 October 1993).

“Kinetics and Mechanisms of Catalytic Cracking Reactions“, KFUPM (19 November 1996).

"Catalytic Conversion of Propane to Acrylic Acid" , KFUPM (5 October 2004)

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Last revised: December 19, 2005.