Dr. Mesfer Mohammed Al Zahrani

Dr. Mesfer M. Al-Zahrani
Vice Rector for Academic Affairs
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Office: 17-104,
E-mail: mesferma@kfupm.edu.sa
Phone: 966 03 860-29006
Address: KFUPM Box 1900, Dhahran-31261, Saudi Arabia
October 1995
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

THESES: “Bond Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Reinforcements with Concrete”.

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania State University,
Pennsylvania, United States of America (U.S.A).


Main area of specialization is structure and materials. Research interests include durability of construction materials, corrosion of steel reinforcement, cathodic protection, repair and rehabilitation of structures, and applications of advanced composite materials in construction, particularly the fiber reinforced plastic reinforcement.

Career Highlights

Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, KFUPM

Dean of College of Engineering Sciences, KFUPM

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Employment and Training, Deanship of Student Affairs, KFUPM

Coordinator for the Building Materials Research Group in the Materials Section, Center for Engineering Research, Research Institute, KFUPM

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, KFUPM

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, KFUPM

Research Assistant, Penn State University, USA. Worked in a research project entitled “Accelerated Test Methods to Determine Long-term Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Composite Materials”, funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Graduate Student, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Lecturer, KFUPM. Worked in research studies related to concrete durability and corrosion of steel reinforcement.

Graduate Assistant, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Courses Taught

In addition to my assignment in the Center for Engineering Research, Research Institute during the period 1996-2005, I taught the following courses in the Civil Engineering Department:

CE 201
CE 203
Structural Mechanic I
CE 303
Structural Materials
CE 315
Reinforced Concrete I
CE 351
Cooperative Work
CE 411
Senior Design Project
CE 501
Concrete Materials

Technical Reports

# Project Number/Report Title Date Role*
1 “Bond of Glass FRP Reinforcement to Concrete - Experimental Results”, Society of the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE), University Park, Pennsylvania April 1995 W
2 “Annotated Bibliography of Bond Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Plastic Rods in Concrete”, CM95-1 Thornton PW
3 PN 25043, “Inspection of Precast Concrete Corbels and Marble at Al-Waha Mall in Dammam”, (SQ 5475) June 1997 W
4 PN 25057, “Removal of Salt Contamination from Concrete by Electrochemical Process”, (final report) June 1997 PW, E
5 PN 25057, “Effectiveness of Concrete Patch Repairs Using Formed and Non-formed Cementitious Repair Materials”, (final report) September 1999 PW, E
6 PN 25080, “Comparative Study of the Performance of HADEED Quenched Steel Bars with Other Products in the Market”, (progress reports, final report) February 2000 PW
7 “Effect of Rebar Cleanliness on the Effectiveness of Repairs”, (PN25057/SQ5569/TM) May 2000 PW
8 PN 25057, “Corrosion Research: Proprietary Cement-Based Waterproofing Slurries for Use on Concrete Surfaces”, (progress reports, final report) June 2000 W, D
9 PN 25090, “Concrete Durability Study” (progress reports, final report) August 2000 PW
10 PN 20013, “Specification for Silica Fume to Produce Durable Concrete”, (First Progress Report - “Selection of Silica Fume Samples”), (Final Report) December 2000 PW
11 PN 25057, “Corrosion Research: Literature Search on Durability of Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) Reinforcement Bars for Concrete”, (progress report, final report) December 2001 W, E
12 CER 2227, “Effect of Dust in Aggregates and the Chloride Concentration in Soil on Concrete Durability, (progress reports, final Report) July 2003 PW, E
13 CER 2209, “Task II: Evaluation of Concrete Made with Mineral Admixtures in Existing Structures”, (final report) October 2002 PW, E
14 CER 2209, “Task I: Long Term Durability Investigation of Concrete in the Arabian Gulf Environment”, (progress reports, interim report and final report) July 2003 W, D
15 (CER 4901), Consultancy services in materials - Several reports Continuous W, PW, E
16 (CER 2242), “Durability of Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics Bars Under Aggressive Local Exposure Conditions”, (final report) Completed, December 2005 W, E