Address : Department of Chemistry
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dharhan 31261, Saudi Arabia
Marital Status : Single
Education and Training :
1961-1965 Friedrich-Rueckert Public School, Erlangen, FRG
1965-1974 Mathematics-Natural Sciences branch of the Ohm Gymnasium,Erlangen
1974 Abitur (Mark 2.2)
Study of Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen
1977 First examination (Mark 1.38)
Oral examination for Master degree
Special Subjects (with certificates): Theoretical Chemistry, Theoretical Physics, Biochemistry
1980-1981 Scientific work at the Chair for Theoretical Chemistry at the Friedrich Alexander University
1981 Master degree (Mark 1.1)
1981-1985 Scientific Coworker at the above mentioned chair
Feb. 1985 Ph. D. thesis entitled "Beitraege zur Untersuchung der Elektronenkorrelation in groكen Molekuelen und Polymeren" ("Contributions to the Investigation of the Electron Correlation in Large Molecules and Polymers"). Mark 1.0, "summa cum laude".
Feb. 1985 - Sept. 1985: Scientific Coworker at the above mentioned Chair
Sept. 1985 - March 1986: Scientific Coworker at the Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
April 1986 - Dec. 1986: Scientific Coworker at the Chair for Theoretical Chemistry at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg, FRG
January 1987: Academic Counsellor at the above mentioned Chair
July 1992: Habilitation with a thesis entitled "Beitraege zur Untersuchung der Solitondynamik in polymeren Systemen" ("Contributions to the Investigation of Soliton Dynamics in Polymeric Systems")
December 1992 to December 1996: Lecturer ("Privatdozent"; in German system equivalent to non-tenured Associate Professor) at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg, FRG (terminated on December 31, 1996 because no extension possible).
February 1997: Associate Professor at the Chemistry Department of King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
November 21, 2000: Nomination for the KFUPM Distinguished Researcher Award 2001.
May 15, 2001: Awarded with the KFUPM Distinguished Researcher Award 2001.
April 1, 2002: Promotion to the rank Professor.
February 5, 2006: Nomination for the KFUPM Distinguished Researcher Award 2006.
May 2, 2006: Awarded with the KFUPM Distinguished Researcher Award 2006.
September 2004 - August 2008: Appointed member of the Scientific Council of the University
September 2006 - August 2008: Appointed member of the Research Advisory Committee chaired by His Excellency the Rector.
Dhahran, March 15, 2008