Personal Information


Married with two children.


Coordinator, Polyolefin Catalyst and Production Research Program
Research Engineer, Center for Refining and Petrochemicals (CRP)
Research Institute (RI), King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)
Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
Telephone 860 3898 (W)

Career mission and objective


●    Conduct patentable, technology developmental study in 
       research areas matching the self expertise, that is, polymer
       science and technology, which is a major area of research .
       concentration for Saudi Arabia


●    Enhance international competitiveness of Saudi Arabian and Middle Eastern polymer industry   
       through focused cooperative research and development.

●    Develop innovative polymer science and technology that will produce higher value-added and
       improved products and reduce production costs.


PhD dissertation

 ●   Modeling and Measurement of Micromixing Effects on Bulk Copolymerization in a Stirred Tank  
      Reactor Worked under the supervision of Prof. Edward B. Nauman, a fellow of the American  
      Institute  of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), and Director of the Polymer Research and Development 
      (R&D) Program at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, New York. PhD, Polymer
      Reaction Eng.;Rensselaer Polytech. Inst. (RPI), Polymer Eng. & Sci.; (Chemical Eng.)Troy, New
      York, May 1988,

●    MS, Biochemical Eng.; King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), June 1980
      Waste Water Treatment; (Chemical Eng.), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
BS, Chemical Eng., Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh,
      March 1977


Honorares AND AWARDS

●    Founding Director, Center of Research Excellence in Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals (CoRE-
established by the Ministry of Higher Education at King Fahd University of Petroleum & 
      Minerals (KFUPM) on February 4, 2007.
●    Program Manager, KFUPM Polymer Research Program.
●    Founding Member, KFUPM Innovation Center, Dhahran Techno-valley.

Awards received

●    Lead Inventor Patent Award (US Patent 6,908,876 B2; 2005), 2006
●    Distinguished Project Management Leadership Award, 2003
●    Distinguished Applied Researcher Award, 1999
●    Twenty-year Long Service Award, 2002
●    Ten-year Long Service Award, 1990
●    Reviewer in Journal of the American Chemical Society, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
      Research, and Langmuir (all published by the American Chemical Society), Polymer Engineering and
      Science and Journal of Applied Polymer Science (both published by John Wiley, USA), Materials
      Science & Technology (Published by Maney Publishing, The Institute of Materials, Minerals, and 
      Mining, USA), Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (AJSE), King Abdulaziz City for
      Science  & Technology (KACST), and KFUPM Dean of scientific Research.
●    Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE).
●    Invited member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Distinction Scholarship for PhD study, sponsored by King Fahd University of Petroleum and
      Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.