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VITA

Dr. Mohammad Shaye Al-Qahtani

mqahtani@kfupm.edu.sa

KFUPM P.O. Box # 734 Dhahran 31261  Saudi Arabia

860-1527 (Office)  860-5333 (Home)     

 

Born April 30th, 1967
Birthplace:  Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Marital status:  Maried, three children
Citizenship: Saudi Arabian

Education:

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, 2001(with 4.0/4.0 GPA)

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

Major Area: Computational Fluid Dynamics

Thesis Title: Computation of Flow and Heat Transfer in Rotating Rectangular Channels with angled Ribs Turbulators for Gas Turbine Blade.

 

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1995

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia,

Major Area: Computational Fluid Dynamics

Thesis Title: Forced Flow in the Entry Region of Concentric Cylinders with Impulsively Rotated Inner Cylinder”

 

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, 1989, (with High Honors).

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

 
 
Employment:

August 2001 – Present, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department

 

August 1996 – August 2001, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Worked as a Ph.D. student in the Mechanical Engineering Department

 

April 1995 –August 1996, lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Responsibilities: teaching undergraduate labs, development of Fluid Mechanics lab manual, participating in departmental committees, proctoring exams and others activities assigned by the department chairman.

 

February 1990 - April 95, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Responsibilities: teaching undergraduate labs, grading undergraduate course assignments, proctoring exams and others activities assigned by the department chairman.

 

Teaching Activities

 Taught the following courses:

  1. University Skills
  2. Thermal Power Plants
  3. Heat transfer.
  4. Thermodynamics, I
  5. Thermodynamics, II
  6. Fluid Mechanics
  7. Thermo-fluid Lab
  8. Pumping Machinery Lab

 

Teaching evaluAtion

Semester

Score

out of 10

No of

sections

1992/1

9.02

1

1992/2

9.06

1

1993/1

9.06

1

1993/2

9.86

1

1994/1

8.88

1

1994/2

9.29

2

1995/1

9.17

3

1995/2

8.32

4

2001/1

9.19

2

2001/2

9.02

2

2002/1

8.63

2

2002/2

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Semester

Score

out of 10

No of

sections

2003/1

8.77

2

2003/2

8.64

2

2004/1

9.26

2

2004/2

9.25

2

2005/1

9.27

2

2005/2

9.33

2

2006/1

9.54

2

2006/2

9.55

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Experience:

  1. Summer  2007 worked independently at KFUPM for 2 months to create three training portfolios.

 

  1. Summer  2006 worked in “The Leadership Center,” ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

 

  1. Summer 2005 worked in “Consulting Service Department,” ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

 

  1. Summer 1987, worked in “Heavy Equipment Workshop”, ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

 

 

Continued technical Education:

 

  1. November, 2006: Completed a 4-day Training Course on Steam generators and waste heat boilers & HRSG’s conducted by Smart Business Development, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

 

  1. November, 2005: Completed a 5-day Training Course on evaluating heat exchanger design and installation conducted by Saudi ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. November, 2005: Completed a 5-day Training Course on Introduction to Boilers conducted by Saudi ARAMCO, Dammam Headquarters, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. June, 2005: Completed a 5-day Training Course on the Introduction to Process heaters conducted by Saudi ARAMCO, Dammam Headquarters, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. July, 2004: Completed two weeks workshop on MICROSCALE HEAT TRANSFER-FUNDAMENTALS & APPLICATIONS IN BIOLOGICAL AND MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS conducted by  NATO ADVANCED STUDY INSTITUTE EŞME-IZMIR, TRKIYE (Turkey)

 

  1. June, 1998: Completed the Gridgen Training Course conducted by Pointwise, Inc world headquarters, Fort Worth, TX, USA.

 

  1. December, 1995: Completed a short course in “Pumping Machinery and piping systems”, conducted by the Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

 

  1. November, 1995: Completed a short course in “Energy conservation and related failure prevention in power generation and process industries”, conducted by the Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

 

  1. April, 1995 : Completed a short course in “Industrial Hydraulic and Pneumatic Technology”, conducted by the Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

 

  1. November, 1994 : Completed a short course in “Computer Aided Drafting and Design using AutoCAD”, conducted by the Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

 

  1. October, 1994: Completed a short course in “Turbomachinery, Application, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting”, conducted by the Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

 

 

Continued Management and leadership Training:

 

  1. December 10, 2006: Completed a one-day workshop on “Foundation of Leadership”, conducted by Peter Senge at King Fahd University, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. July 24, 2006: Completed a one-day short course on “Personal Mastry”, conducted at Leadership Center, ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. June 24-28  , 2006: Completed a five-day short course on “Basics of Supervision”, conducted at Leadership Center, ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. June 21st  , 2006: Completed a one day short course on “Business Ethics and Corporate values”, conducted at Leadership Center, ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. June 19th , 2006: Completed a one day short course on “Interpersonal Communication Skills”, conducted at Leadership Center, ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. March 27-29, 2006: Completed a three-day workshop on “Project Management and Team Building”, conducted by PROJAC International, Kingdom of Bahrain.

 

  1. March 20th, 2006: Completed a one day workshop on “Leadership and Strategic Thinking”, conducted by Saudi Management Association, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. September 27th , 2005, Completed a one day seminar on “High Performance Leadership”, conducted by Brian Tracy at King Fahd University, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. September 21st, 2005: Completed a three hour workshop on “The Eight Habit, conducted by Steven Covie via Live Broadcast at the Leadership Center, ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. August 31st 2005: Completed a 1-day short course on “What Matters Most”, conducted by Leadership Center, ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. August, 2005: Completed a 3-day short course on “Problem Solving & Decision Making”, conducted by Leadership Center, ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. August, 2005: Completed a 4-day short course on “Seven Habits of Higly Effective People”, conducted by Leadership Center, ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. July, 2005: Completed a 5-day Training short course on  “Team building: A practical Approach, Competencies, The habits of success and Analyzing Human Relations” conducted by Future Technologies Ltd, Taif, Saudi Arabia

 

Continued TEACHING & Training DEVELOPMENT:

 

  1. February 25 & 27, 2007: Completed a two day  workshop on “Building Your Academic Portfolio" conducted by Deanship of Academic Development, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. February 21, 2007: attended a seminar on “Identifying Student Misconceptions in Engineering and Science”, conducted by Deanship of Academic Development, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. September 5, 2006: Completed a half-day workshop on “Evaluating Student Learning" conducted by Deanship of Academic Development, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. September 3-4, 2006: Completed a one day and a half  workshop on “Using Course Design to Create more Significant Learning Experiences for Students" conducted by Deanship of Academic Development, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. August 28-29, 2006: Completed a two-day short course on “Innovative thinking and Brain maps" conducted by Deanship of Academic Development, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. August 26, 2006: Completed a one-day short course on “Speech phobia" conducted by Al-Jadeer, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

 

  1. August 7-10, 2006: Completed a three-day short course on “Train Trainers III: Training Skills" conducted by British Academy for Human Resources, Taif, Saudi Arabia.

 

  1. August 4-6, 2006: Completed a Four-day short course on “Train Trainers II: Training System Design" conducted by British Academy for Human Resources, Taif, Saudi Arabia.

 

  1. July 30-August 3rd, 2006: Completed a Five-day short course on “Train Trainers I: Learning Theory, Learning Styles and Adults Learning"  conducted by British Academy for Human Resources, Taif, Saudi Arabia.

 

  1. July 8-9 2006: Completed a two-day short course on “Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument" conducted by Arab Trainers, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

 

  1. July 8, 2006: Completed one-and-a-half day short course on “Power Reading”, conducted by Leadership Center, ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

 

  1. June 05, 2006:attended a seminar on “Optimize your Brian: How to Learn Anything Faster, Stronger and Better”, conducted by Deanship of Academic Development, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. April 23, 2006:attended a seminar on “The Contextualization of the University of Sydney’s Generic Graduate Attributes – A Case Study at the Faculty of Engineering”, conducted by Deanship of Academic Development, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. September 5-6, 2005: Completed a two-day workshop on “Principles and Practices of University Teaching and Learning”, conducted by Deanship of Academic Development, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. September 4th , 2005: Completed a workshop on “Developing University Curricula and Teaching for Generic Attributes”, conducted by Deanship of Academic Development, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. September 3rd , 2005: Completed a workshop on “Evaluating the Quality of Teaching: An Institutional Framework”, conducted by Deanship of Academic Development, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  1. July, 2005: Completed a 5-day Training short course on “Student Skills needed in Univesity study: Time Management, Stress Management and Personality Analysis” conducted by Deanship of Academic Development,KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

 

M.S. Students Directed:

 

  1. Basha, Mehaboob “Prediction of turbulent heat transfer in a rotating narrow rectangular channel (AR=10) oriented at 1200 from the direction of rotation,” Feb 2006.

 

  1. Al-Shibl, Mohammad “Heat and Fluid flow in concentric cylinders,” Jan 2007.

 

 

 

RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS:

 

  1. “Flow and Heat Transfer Prediction of Smooth and Pin-fin Narrow Rectangular Channels (AR = 10) oriented at 120 from the Direction of Rotation,” sponsored by SABIC, SR 72000, (PI: M. S. AL-Qahtani).

 

  1. “Analysis of water circulation in boilers,” sponsored by ARAMCO, (COI: M. S. AL-Qahtani).

 

  1. “Mal-distribution in Heat Exchangers,” sponsored by ARAMCO, (COI: M. S. AL-Qahtani).

 

  1. “Thermodynamic Online Course,” sponsored by KFUPM, (COI: M. S. AL-Qahtani).

 

 

 

SERVICES TO DEPARTMENT/COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY (KFUPM):

           

            Department of Mechanical Engineering:

  1. Supervisor of the ME Students Club:                                      011-012
  2. Honors and Public Relations Committee (Member):           011-012
  3. Industrial relation committee(Member):                                   021-022
  4. Labs development committee (Member):                                 021-022
  5. Industrial relation committee(Member):                                   031-032
  6. Best teaching award committee (Chairman):                            031
  7. Coordinator for Undergraduate Thermodynamic I:           032
  8. Coordinator for Undergraduate Fluid Mechanics:                        031
  9. Coordinator for Undergraduate Thermodynamic II:                     042
  10. Director of the Pumping Machinery Lab:                                  2003-present
  11. Planning Committee (Member)                                               041-042
  12. Coordinator for Undergraduate Heat Transfer:                          051-052

 

           

            College of Engineering:

  1. College of engineering exhibition committee (Chairman):             022
  2. Best teaching award committee (Member):                    031
  3.  

 

           

            King Fahd University:

  1. Presented a lecture on “What Mechanical Engineering is,” 011
  2. Student Affairs Committee (Member):                                     021-022
  3. Admissions & Academic Standing Committee (Member)               031-032
  4. University research committee (Member)                                 041-042
  5. University Housing committee (Member)                                  051-052

 

 

VISITS TO LOCAL INDUSTRY:

  1. Two visits to the ARAMCO workshops.                                    021
  2. A visit to SABIC Headquarters in Jubail.                                   021
  3. A visit to ALOPCO in Dammam (Aluminum Company).                  021
  4. A visit to AL-Zamil Company in Dammam.                                 021
  5. A visit to ARAMCO HARAD Gas Plant.                                       021
  6. A visit to Al-Shwair Valves Company, Dammam                         043
  7. A visit to INMA Manufacturing Company, Jubail                         043
  8. A visit to Al-Juama heat exchanger shop, ARAMCO                   051

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND ACTIVITIES::

1.      Associate member of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

2.      Associate member of the SSME (Saudi Society of Mechanical Engineers)

3.      Associate member of the SCE (Saudi Council of Engineers)

4.      Associate member of the SMA (Saudi Management Association)

 

 

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS:

 

1.            El-Shaarawi, M.A.L., Budair, M.O. and Al-Qahtani, M.S.A, Turning Moment of Rotating Inner Cylinder in the Entry region of Concentric Annuli, JSME International Journal 40 (1) (1997) 67-74.

2.            Al-Qahtani, M. S., Jang, Y. J., Chen, H. C., and Han, J. C, “Prediction of Flow and Heat Transfer in Rotating Two-Pass Rectangular Channels with 45 Rib Turbulators”, ASME J. of Turbomachinery, 124 (2) (2002) April 122-134.

 

3.            Al-Qahtani, M. S., Jang, Y. J., Chen, H. C., and Han, J. C, “Flow and Heat Transfer in Rotating Two-Pass Rectangular Channels (AR = 2) by Reynolds Stress Turbulence Model”, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer 45 (9),  (2002) 1823-1838.

 

4.            Al-Qahtani, M. S., Chen, H. C., and Han, J. C, “A Numerical Study of Flow and Heat Transfer in Rotating Rectangular Channels (AR = 4) with 45 Rib Turbulators by Reynolds Stress Turbulence Model”, ASME J. of heat transfer, 125 (1) Feb. (2003) pp. 19-26.

5.            Al-Qahtani, M. S., Chen, H. C., and Han, J. C, “Heat Transfer Prediction of Rotating Rectangular Channels Using Reynolds Stress Model”, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2005, pp. 36-47.

6.            Al-Qahtani, M. S., Basha, Mehaboob, “Flow and Heat Transfer Prediction in Rotating Rectangular Pin-Fin Channels (AR= 10:1)”, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Accepted: 16  March 2007.

7.            Al-Qahtani, M. S., Basha, Mehaboob, “Prediction of Flow and Heat Transfer in Narrow Rotating Rectangular Channels Using Reynolds Stress Model”, Heat and Mass Transfer Journal, Accepted: 12 April 2007, published online May16,  2007.

8.            Basha, Mehaboob, Al-Qahtani, M. S., Yilbas, B. S. “Entropy generation in a rotating channel flow resembling turbine channel flow” J. Power and Energy, Vol. 221, No. 3, 2007, pp. 291-299

PEER JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS submitted for review:

9.            Basha, Mehaboob, Al-Qahtani, M. S., Yilbas, B. S. “Entropy generation in a rotating channel flow resembling turbine channel flow”  Already submitted

 

PEER REVIEWED SYMPOSIUM VOLUME OR CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

1.            Al-Qahtani, M. S., Chen, H. C., and Han, J. C, “A Numerical Study of Flow and Heat Transfer in Rotating Rectangular Channels (AR = 4) with 45 Rib Turbulators by Reynolds Stress Turbulence Model”, ASME Paper GT-2002-30216.

2.            Mehaboob Basha, N. B., Mohammad Al-Qahtani., and R, Ben Mansour., “Flow and Heat Transfer Prediction of Rotating Rectangular Channel (AR = 10) Oriented At 1200 from the Direction of Rotation,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Advances in Mechanical & Materials Engineering (ICRAMME 2005), May 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Paper No.199.

3.            Mehaboob Basha, N. B., Mohammad Al-Qahtani., and Luai Al-Hadhrami., “Flow and Temperature Distribution in Rotating One-Pass Pin-Finned Channel,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Advances in Mechanical & Materials Engineering (ICRAMME 2005), May 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Paper No.273.

 

 

Honors:

1.      Recipient of a grade A for the academic performance in the year 1995.

 

2.      Received from the Deanship of Student affairs a Distinction Certificate for participating in the proceedings of the 1st introductory week for new students, 1992.

 

3.      Recipient of Prince Muhammad Bin Fahd Prize for Scientific Distinction, 1991.

 

4.      Recipient of the Rector’s Certificate of recognition for distinction in student activities, 1990.

 

5.      Received from the Deanship of Student affairs a Distinction Certificate for participating in the Cultural-Committee activities, 1990.

 

 

 

Mohammad Al-Qahtani

Jumada Al-Thanyah 1427

June 2006