Curriculum Vitae

1        Personal Data              

Name                                      :           Syed Akhtar Abbas Naqvi

Nationality                              :           Pakistani

Date of Birth                          :           July 12, 1950

Postal Address                       :           KFUPM  Box No. 1815

                                                            Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

1.1            Academic Record

 

Degree obtained

Year    

University

Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D). Phys.

1980

University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Diplom Physik

1976

University of Karlsruhe, Germany

M.Sc  (Physics)

1970   

University of Sind, Pakistan

B. Sc (Hons) [Physics]

1969   

University of Sind, Pakistan.

 

1.2            Academic Distinctions and Merit Awards

Research Assistantship, Nuclear Research Center, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1976-80.

Research Fellowship, Nuclear Research Center, Karlsruhe, Germany (1973-75).

  Chancellor Gold Medal in  M.Sc. in  Physics for 1970.

   Third position in  B.Sc. (Hons.) Examination in Physics(1969).

 

1.3            Employment Record

 

Rank

Date

Institution

Professor 

Sept, 2004-uptodate

Physics Department, KFUPM

Senior Research Scientist  

Nov. 2003- Aug.2004

Center for Applied Physical Sciences

(CAPS)

Research Scientist I      

1994-  2003

CAPS, KFUPM

Research Scientist II  

1989 -1994

ERL, KFUPM

Research Scientist III 

1986-1989

ERL, KFUPM

Assistant Professor     

1980-1986

Department of Physics, KFUPM

Research Assistant        

1975-1980      

Nuclear Research Center, Karlsruhe (KFK),Germany.

Research Fellow          

1973-1975      

KFK, Germany

 

1.4            Professional Experience

 

Oct.1980 - Aug.1986:     Full-time teaching at Physics Department, King Fahd

University of  Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran.

Sept.1986 – Aug. 2004:  Full time research at Center for Applied

Physics Research Research Institute, KFUPM.

Sept.1986 – Aug. 2004:  Part-time teaching at Physics

                                                Department, King Fahd University of

                                                Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran.

Sept. 2004 - Update:      Full-time teaching at Physics Department, King Fahd                                  

University of  Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran

1.5     Membership of Professional  Societies

American Physical Society - Life Member.

Ameican Nuclear Society- Member

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA - Member.

IEEE  Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Soc. - Member.

 


2                   Teaching Experience

Year

Semester

Course

Activity

1980

Fall

Phys101.17

Lec.

Phys101.22

Lec.

Phys102.55

Lab.

Phys102.65

Lab.

Spring

Phys102.08

Lec.

Phys102.59

Lab.

Phys102.73

Lab.

Phys493.01

Lec.

Summer

Phys102.54

Lab.

1981

Fall

Phys102.06

Lec.

Phys303.01

Lec.

Phys303.51

Lab.

Spring

Phys102.74

Lab.

Phys304.01

Lab.

1982

Fall

Phys101.14

Lec.

Phys101.60

Lab.

Phys102.63

Lab.

Spring

Phys102.02

Lec.

Phys304.01

Lab.

1983

Fall

Phys101.11

Lec.

Phys101.56

Lab.

Phys101.66

Lab.

Phys101.85

Lab.

Spring

Phys102.01

Lec.

Phys101.52

Lab.

Phys101.62

Lab.

1984

Fall

Phys102.06

Lec.

Phys102.07

Lec.

Phys102.52

Lab.

Phys102.60

Lab.

Spring

Phys102.15

Lec.

Phys304.01

Lab.

Phys610.01

MS Thesis

1985

Fall

Phys101.13

Lec.

Phys101.55

Lab.

Phys101.61

Lab.

Phys101.63

Lab.

Phys610.01

MS Thesis

Spring

Phys101.14

Lec.

Phys101.62

Lab.

Phys304.01

Lab.

Phys610.01

MS Thesis

1986

Fall

Phys101.20

Lec.

Spring

Phys102.58

Lab.

Phys102.62

Lab.

1989

Fall

Phys102.64

Lab.

1990

Fall

Phys403.01

Lab.

Phys503.01

Lab

1991

Fall

Phys503.01

Lab

1992

Fall

Phys503.01

Lab

Spring

Phys422.01

Lec.

1999

Fall

Phys422.01

Lec.

Spring

Phys101.78

Lab.

1995

Fall

Phys503.01

Lab

1996

Fall

Phys503.01

Lab

2000

Fall

Phys422.01

Lec.

Spring

Phys503.01

Lab

2002

Spring

Phys422.01

Lec.

2004

Fall

Phys101.25

Lec+Recitation

Phys101.26

Lec+Recitation

Phys101.27

Lec+Recitation

 

2.2     Supervision of Ph D and MS thesis Projects

 

i)       Ph D thesis

Role

Student Name

Department/University

Starting Date

End Date

Co-

Advisor

Miss Ghada

 Al-Misned

Girls Teachers

Training College,

Women  Univerity,

Riyadh

Sept. 2003

continuing

Co-

Advisor

Mrs. Hannan

Al-Ghamdi

Girls Teachers

Training College,

Women  Univerity,

Riyadh

Sept. 2003

continuing

Thesis Committee

Member

Mr. Saeed Ahmad

Department of Chemistry, KFUPM

1999

2002

 


 

ii)      MS Thesis

Role

Student Name

Department/University

Starting Date

End Date

Advisor

Mr. M. A.

Al-Ohali

Department of Physics, KFUPM

1982

1985

Advisor

Mr. A.

Al-Ramadhan

Department of Physics, KFUPM

1982

1986

Co-Advisor

Mr. Abdulaziz

Al-Jalal

Department of Physics, KFUPM

1987

1991

Co-Advisor

Mr. Shariq-ud

-Din Kidwai

Department of Physics, KFUPM

1994

1996

Co-Advisor

Mr. Abullah

 Al-Sunaidi

Department of Physics, KFUPM

1989

1992

Co-Advisor

Khateeb-ur-

Rehman

Department of Physics, KFUPM

1996

1998

 

 

3        Committees work

 

3.1     Physics Department Committees

 

No

Committee Name

Type

Position

1

ERL Development Group

S

M

2

Graduate Program Committee

S

M

3

Faculty Search Committee

S

M

4

Neutron Generator Bid Committee

A

M

5

Accelerator Committee

A

M

6

Nuclear Reactor Committee

A

M

7

Faculty Application Evaluation Committee

S

M

8

Laboratory Development Committee

S

M

9

Graduate Student Search Committee

S

M

10

Electronic Shop Development Committee

S

M

11

Nuclear Engineering Curriculum Development Committee

S

M

12

Internal Report Committee

A

M

13

Physics Week Committee

A

M

14

Undergraduate Textbook Review Committee

S

M

15

Physics Show & Career Day Committee

S

M

16

Physics Inventory and Purchasing Committee

S

M

17

Publicity and Social Committee

S

M

 


3.2     CAPS/Research Institute Committees

No:

Committee Name

Type

Role

1

KFUPM-RI Ad-hoc Promotion Total 6  Committees

A

M

2001

Committee to Revise CAPS Project Management Review Forms

A

C

Utilization assessment committee of the CAPS 350 keV accelerator

A

C

2000

CAPS technical editing committee

S

M

1999

 

Survey on marketing of nuclear technology in Saudi Arabia

A

C

Faculty participation in BAPS research activities

A

M

Attracting students in BAPS Lab.

A

M

KFUPM-RI technical editing committee

S

M

1995

350 keV accelerator Lab. Progress Report Committee

A

C

350 keV accelerator High Voltage Gradient Resistor Chain Design Review Committee

A

M

ERL Accelerator Time Scheduling Committee

S

M

ERL Internal Report Editing Committee

S

M

1994

KFUPM-RI technical editing committee

S

M

ERL Accelerator Time Scheduling Committee

 

 

350 keV accelerator High Voltage Gradient Resistor Chain Design Review Committee

A

M

ERL Micro-VAX Installation Committee

A

M

ERL Internal Report Editing Committee,

S

M

1993

350 keV accelerator High Voltage Gradient Resistor Chain Design Review Committee

A

M

KFUPM-RI Program Advisory Committee for utilization of 350 keV Ion Accelerator and 3 MeV Tandetron Accelerator of KFUPM

S

M

ERL Accelerator Time Scheduling Committee

S

M

ERL Internal Report Editing Committee,

 

 

1992

ERL Accelerator Time Scheduling Committee

S

M

KFUPM-RI Program Advisory Committee for utilization of 350 keV Ion Accelerator and 3 MeV Tandetron Accelerator of KFUPM

S

M

ERL Accelerator Time Scheduling Committee

S

M

Tandetron Utilization Committee

S

M

ERL Internal Report Editing Committee

S

M

1991

KFUPM-RI Conference and Publication Committee

S

M

1990

ERL User Handbook Committee,

A

M

 

Abbreviations: S: Standing; A: Adhoc;  M: Member; C: Chairman


 

4       Research & development (R & D) ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

4.1            lABORATORY  dEVELOPMENT

 

4.1     Development of Energy Research Laboratory AT kfupm.

4.1.1  Membership of Developments Groups of Energy Research Laboratory 

           

No

Group Name

Role

1

Ion Accelerator Systems - Installation Group

M

2

Ion Accelerator Systems - Testing Group

M

3

Ion Accelerator System - Operation Group

M

4

Ion Accelerator System - Polarized Ion Source Group

M

5

Ion Accelerator System - Shielding and Detection System Group

M

6

Ion Accelerator System - Calibration and Reproducibility Group

C

7

Data Acquisition and Analysis System Group

M

8

Computation Codes Group

M

9

Theoretical Support Group

M

10

ERL Utilization - Policy Issues Group

M

11

ERL Utilization - Basic Research Programs Group

M

12

ERL Utilization - Instructional Program Group

M

13

ERL Utilization - Client Supported Program Group

M

 

4.1.2 Research Facilities Development at 350 keV Accelerator Laboratory

 

 

Facility Name

Role

1

Accelerator Based Prompt-Gamma ray Neutron Activation Analysis Facility

Principal Investigator

2

Accelerator based Moisture Measurement Setup

Principal investigator

3

Scattering Chamber for Nuclear  Reaction Studies

Principal Invstigator

4

2H and 3He targets fabrication facility for beam polarimetry

Principal Invstigator

5

Neutron Time-of Flight Detection System

Co-investigator

6

241Am-Be source based setup for response function measurement of organic scintillation detectors

Principal Invstigator

7

14 MeV Neutron Activation Analysis Laboratory

Co-investigator

8

gg coincidence measurement setup to measure energy resolution of the organic scintillation detectors.

Principal Investigator

9

241Am-Be source Based Neutron Irradiator

Co-investigator

10

Low Level Gamma Ray Spectroscopy Laboratory

Co-Investigator)

 

4.2  Research Projects

 

4.2.1 Research Projects In Progress

 

KFUPM-SABIC-project #SAB-2002-03. Detection of chloride and sulfate salt in

 concrete samples for corrosion study using PGNAA technique

Principal Investigator (Dec. 2002-uptodate )

 

4.2.2 Completed Research Projects

 

Proj. #

Project Title

Role

Duration

KACST Project: AR-16-75

Accelerator based nuclear analytical             techniques –existing  capabilities  and  future needs in Saudi Arabia

Task Leader

1995-2003

RI-PN:  12046

Project entitled:  "A study of anomalous large angle scattering in 32S(a,a) and 28Si(a,a)"  (

 

Task Leader

1992-96

CAPS

Cross section   measurements of one and two nucleons transfer reactions in 13C+d system at sub- coulomb barrier energies below 350 keV deuteron energies"

Project Manager

1992-1998

PN. 21110

Electrical Parameters (ELPARIII) Div. I: Measurement of Natural           Gamma Rays in Core Samples" under the task of “Rock and Clay Mineral Characterization Task.

Task Leader

Jan. 1993-Dec. 94

PN. 21128.

Total Gamma ray measurements from BANOCO Core samples

Task Leader

Jan. 1994- Dec. 94

 

4.2.3  Colloborative Research   with  International  Universities.

 

Project Title

Host Institute

Duration

Distorted Wave Born Approximation analysis of 12C(d,p) 13C reaction  at Sub-Coulomb energies

Prof. E. Ludwig,  Physics Department, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

 

July 20 - Aug.24, 1993

Optical model analysis of 116Sn(n,n) at 1.0,1.6 and 4.02 MeV energies

Prof. J. Weil,  Nuclear Physics Lab. Univ. of Kentucky Lexington, USA.

June 5 - Aug. 30,1989

Performance Tests of ANAC Atomic Beam Polarized Ion Source

Dr. Huttel External Ions Sources Lab., Nucl.Res.Center Cyclotron Lab. IK III, Karlsruhe West Germany.

July 31 - Aug.31, 1988

Atomic Beam intensity measurement of a Polarized Ion Source

Prof. Wiley Haeberli Physics Department Nuclear Physics Lab. Univ. of  Wisconsin Madison, USA.

June 5 - July 28, 1988           

Measurements of Analyzing Powers Ay(q) of 12C(n,n0), 12C(n,n1), 28Si(n,n0)  & 28Si(n,n1) at 18.2 and 19 MeV neutron energies.

Prof. R. Walter Physics Department, Duke University, Durham, and Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab., Durham, N.C. USA

June 1 - Aug. 28, 1986

Measurement of fast neutron elastic and inelastic scattering cross sections from 12C at 11 & 14 MeV

 

Prof. R. Walter Physics Department, Duke University, Durham, and Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab., Durham, N.C. USA

June 5 -Sept. 20, 1985           

Study of n-d break up reaction with polarized neutron at 11.0 MeV energy

 

Prof. R. Walter Physics Department, Duke University, Durham, and Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab., Durham, N.C. USA                     

²         ²        ²            ²

 

 ²         ²        ²            ²                                   

Design of a BCS detector as a focal plane detector for ATLAS at Argon National Laboratory Arbor,            Illinois, USA

Prof. F. Bechetti Phys. Deptt University of    Michigan, Ann USA.

 

June 10 -Sept. 20, 1984

Modification and tests of a Bragg Curve Spectroscopy (BCS) detector using 27Al(a,X)  at Ea =104 MeV

Prof. H. Rebel, Cyclotron Laboratory Nuclear Res. Center (KFK), Karlsruhe West Germany.

June 15- Sept.25,1983 

Measurement of Maxwell averaged fast neutrons capture cross section of 84Kr and 86Kr at kT= 25 &54 keV

Van de Graaff Lab Nuclear Res. Center (KFK), Karlsruhe West Germany

June 10 -Sept.20, 1982

 

 

4.2.4 Research Proposals Submitted

 

 

Proposal Title

Client

Role

 

1

Measurement of Chloride and Sulfate Ions Concentration in Concrete Samples for             Corrosion Studies using PGNAA Technique

Saudi Arabian Basic             Industries Corporation (SABIC). 

Principal Investigator

(2002

2

Calibration of the KFUPM PGNAA Facility for Determination of Lime, Silica, and    Iron-            oxide Contents of the Cement Samples

Research Institute,

KFUPM

Principal Investigator

2002

4

Development of a Pulsed Fast Thermal Neutron Activation Analysis based Elemental             Analysis Facility at the CAPS 350 keV accelerator Laboratory

SABIC-KFUPM

Principal Invstigator

2000

5

CAPS1203Light particle emission cross sections in deuteron induced  reactions on              carbon isotopes

Research Institute,

KFUPM

Principal Invstigator

2000

6

Monte-Carlo calculations based performance comparison of  252Cf and  241Am-Be             source based Prompt Gamma-ray Activation Analysis setup for  analysis of industrial           bulk sample

SABIC-KFUPM

Co-investigator

1999

7

PN 32066: ² On-line analysis of cement and coal samples using   pulsed fast  and thermal             neutrons.

King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology

Principal Investigator,

1998

 

 

4.2.5           Technical Memoranda

 

TM#

Technical Memorandum Title

Client

Role

 

TM- CAPS-04/01/2001

Pulsed Accelerator  Based PGNAA Elemental Analyzer for Cement Manufacturing  Industry

Saudi Arabian Basic             Industries Corporation (SABIC). 

Principal Investigator

2001

TM-CAPS-08/2001

Nuclear Sensor for Antipersonnel Plastic Landmine (APL)  Detection²

Ministry Interior

Principal Investigator

2002

 

Technical feasibilty study of production of collimated neutron beam using 3He+d reaction based IEC plasma device

Space Infrastructure Division, Daimler Chrysler Company, Bremen, Germany,

Principal Invstigator

2000

 

4.2.6            Seminars Presented

 

Title

Place

Date

Cross section measurement of one and two nucleon transfer reactions in 13C+d system at sub-coulumb barrier energies

ERL, Division-II,

 Res. Institute

Jan.1993

Response function measurements of a scintillator using

241Am-Be neutron source

²           ²            ²             

²           ²            ²             

  Oct.1992

Results of Performance Tests of ERL Polarized Ion Source

²           ²            ²             

Oct.1991

Energy resolution of NE213 scintillator for monoenergetic gamma rays

²           ²            ²                        ²            ²              ²

    Nov.1990

Data acquisition codes for scattering experiments at ERL

²           ²            ²             

Dec.1989

Measurement of analyzing power of 12C(n, n0), 12C(n, n1) at En = 18.75 MeV and for28Si(n,n0) and 28Si(n,n1) at En = 19.0MeV

²           ²            ²             

²           ²            ²             

Nov.1988

Measurement of elastic and inelastic fast neutron scattering cross-section of 12C at En = 11.3 and 14 MeV Ay(q)

²           ²            ²             

²           ²            ²             

Oct.1987

Measurement of Maxwell averaged fast neutron capture cross-section of 87Kr at kT = 54.4 keV

²           ²            ²              

²           ²            ²             

Apr.1986

Fragments velocities, energies and Mass distribution in the fast neutron induced fission of 235U

Nucl.Engg.Dept., King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah

Feb.1984

Fission fragment properties in Fast neutron induced fission of 237Np - and experimental study of fission dynamics       

Physics Dept. KFUPM

Jan.1981

 

4.2.7  Peer reviewING

 

Peer reviewing for the following journals

 

Nuclear Instrument and Methods B, Elsevier Publication, North Holland

Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering (AJSE) since 1985.

Science", Scientific Journal of King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah,  since 1992.

 

 

4.2.8  Participation in Short Courses

            I gave lecture in the following two short courses.

 (1)       "Radiation Protection Principles" conducted by the ERL, (May 1993).

(2)        Radiation Protection Principles" conducted by the ERL  (March 2001).