Public Services

Serving the society is the primary role of an academician. I have contributed to many tasks and events related to education inside and outside KFUPM. Some of these services included the following: Participation in Short Courses: I participated in several short courses (closed and open) as an instructor. These courses have been well attended and appreciated by the practicing engineers (see Section 2.7 for details of my participation in the short courses).

Organization of Symposia, Technical Meetings and Workshops: I have contributed to the organization of the symposium on “Maintenance Systems and Application of Materials in the Saudi Arabian Environment”, conducted during the period of November 12-13, 1996 at KFUPM-Research Institute.
Public Seminars: Several technical seminars were presented by me in different cities of Saudi Arabia and at KFUPM and I presented technical papers in some local and international symposia and conferences (see Sections 2.8 & 4.1 for details).
Consultation: My research involvement can be considered in part as a consultation activity to resolve/clarify some existing problems in the field (see Section 4.5 for some details).
Societies: Currently, I am the Chairman of the Board Members of the Saudi Society of Civil Engineering (SSCE)-Eastern Region Branch. I am also actively engaged with several organizations to serve the society (See Section 1.5).
Review of Papers: I have been a reviewer to several journals (local and international) and symposia/conferences (see Section 4.4 for details).