Professional Activities:




1.      Editor (Chemical Engineering), Arabian Journal for Sciences and Engineering (AJSE),  Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (Since 1979) .


2.      Lead Editor AJSE Theme Issues on:          


·        Corrosion, 6, No. 3, October 1981.

·        Desalination, 8, No. 3, 1983.

·        Petrochemicals, 10, No. 4, Nov. 1985.

·        Polymer and Plastics, 13, No. 4 Nov. 1988.

·        Catalysis in Petroleum Refining, 26:2B, April 1996.

·        Petroleum Resid/Heavy Oil Upgrading, 1998.


3.      Contributor to a regular column “Middle East Waters” in Pure Water, an International  Desalination Association publication – 1980-1985.  




·        Solar Energy Research Program (SOLERAS), a cooperative research program between the United States and Saudi Arabia.  Reviewing and evaluating solar desalination proposals and project reports.

·        Saudi Basic Industry Corporation (SABIC) (since 1979).

·        King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Riyadh.

·        KFUPM Research Institute.



Session Chairman of Conference and Symposia:


·        “First Saudi Engineering Conference,” May 14-19, 1983, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah.

·        “Second Saudi Engineering Conference,” November 16-19, 1985.  King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran.

·        “First World Congress on Desalination and Water Re-use,” March 23-27, 1983, organized by International Desalination and Environmental Association (IDEA), Florence, Italy.

·        “Fourth Arab Energy Conference, “March 1988, Baghdad, Iraq, (also member of the organizing committee).

·        Sixth Workshop on “Catalysts in Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals, December 1-3, 1996.

·        First and Second Petrotech Conferences, Bahrain, 1996 and 1998.



Committee/Board Membership:


·        Member of the Board of Directors, Eastern Petrochemical Company  (SHARQ), Al-Jubail – a SABIC affiliated company (1981-1986).

·        Vice Chairman of the Board, University School in Dhahran. Assisted in the establishment of the school in 1980 and monitored its growth and management (1981-1985).

·        Member of the Board, International Desalination Association, (1981-1985).

·        Member, Gulf Research Institutes Directors Organizing Committee (1981-1985).

·        Member, KACST National Petrochemicals Committee, appointed by a Royal Decree (1985-).

·        Member, Saudi Arabian Oil Delegation to the U.S. Department of Energy Washington, D.C., July 1988.

·        Member, Organizing and Technical Committees, 1st and 2nd Petrotech Conference, Bahrain 1996, 1998.

·        Member of the Official Saudi Arabian Petroleum Delegation to the 15th, 16th and 17th World Petroleum Congresses, China 1997, Canada 2000, Brazil 2002.

·        Member, KFUPM Scientific Council (1998-Now)

·        Member, Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering (AJSE) Editorial Board (1979-Now)



Award and Recognition:


·        “The Prince Mohammed ibn Fahd Best Research Project Award,” for the “Crude Pipeline Study Project,” 1987.

·        A “Citation of Excellence” by the United Nations Environmental Program for a contribution of the protection of ozone layer, 1989.

·        “The Prince Mohammed ibn Fahd Best Research Project Award,” for the “Enhanced Oil Recovery Project,” 1989.

·        The “First Scientific Award” of the Organization of the Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), 1990.

·        “The Distinguished Research Team Award”, KFUPM Research Institute (2001-2002) for the HS-FCC Saudi/Japanese Research Team.  Project Manager and Team Member, May 2002.