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Conferences and Technical Meetings Attended

 

                • 1st Saudi Science Conference, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, April 2001.Attended with a paper entitled: “Computational study of substituent effects and vibrational spectra of formyl haloketenes and formyl methylketene” by A. Al-Saadi, W. Forner and H. M. Badawi.
                • The Spring 2005 Joint Meeting of the Texas Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), the Texas Section of the American Physical Society (APS), and Zone 13 of the Society of Physics Students (SPS), Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, USA, 4 March, 2005.Gave a talk entitled: “Ab initio Calculation of the structure, vibrational frequencies, and barrier to planarity of cyclopentene”, by Abdulaziz Al-Saadi and Jaan Laane.
                • 60ht International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 20 -24 June 2005.Gave a talk entitled: “Ab initio and DFT calculations for the vibrational frequencies and barrier to planarity of cyclopentene and its deuterated isotopomers”, by Abdulaziz Al-Saadi and Jaan Laane. 
                • The 21st Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA, 4-7 March, 2006.Presented a poster entitled: “Spectroscopic and computational studies of the intramolecular hydrogen bonding of 2-indanol and 3-cyclopentenol”, by Abdulaziz Al-Saadi and Jaan Laane.                                                                                                               Name appeared in a talk entitled: “Spectroscopic determination of molecular structures and potential energy surfaces of cyclic and bicyclic molecules in their ground and excited electronic states”, by Juan Yang, Abdulaziz Al-Saadi, Mohamed Rishard, Kathleen McCann and Jaan Laane*.          
                • The Fall 2006 Joint Meeting of the Texas Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), the Texas Section of the American Physical Society (APS), and Zone 13 of the Society of Physics Students (SPS), University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, USA, 4-8 October, 2006.                                      Gave a talk entitled: “Spectroscopic and ab initio studies on the conformations and intramolecular hydrogen bonding of 2-indanol”, by Abdulaziz Al-Saadi, Martin Wagner, Jaan Laane.
                • The 3rd Saudi Science Conference, King Saud University,Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 10-13 March, 2007.
                • The 2nd Conference of Planning and Development of Education and Scientific Research in the Arab States, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 24-27 February 2008.
                • The XXI International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS), Brunel university,west london,UK 17-22 August,2008.
                • The 59th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates Dedicated to Chemistry, Lindau, Germany, 29 June – 3 July, 2009.
                • The 5th International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICAVS5), Melbourne, Australia, 12-17 July, 2009.
                • Faraday Discussion 150 (Frontiers in Spectroscopy), Basel, Switzerland, 6-8 April, 2011.
                • The 3rd International Conference for Young Chemists 2010 (ICYC2010), Penang, Malaysia, 23-25 June, 2010.

                  Gave a talk entitled: “Theoretical Studies of the Structure and Vibrational Spectra of Some Cyclic Silanes”, by Abdulaziz Al-Saadi. (Abstract # PHY-05).

                • 1st NUS-Chemistry – King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Collaborative and Cooperative Chemistry Symposium, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, 19 May, 2011. Gave a talk entitled: “Theoretical Studies of the Structure and Vibrational Spectra of Some Cyclic Silanes”, by Abdulaziz Al-Saadi.
                • 1The 7th Singapore International Chemical Conference (SICC-7), Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, 16-19 December, 2012.                                                                                                                                                  Presented a poster entitled: “Experimental and Computational Study of Lead(II) Removal Using Activated Carbon from Waste Tires”, by Tawfik A. Saleh and Abdulaziz A. Al-Saadi*.
                • Pittcon Conference and Exposition, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 16-21 March, 2013. 

                • International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 16-17 April, 20130.

                • 9th International Chemistry in Industry Conference and Exhibition (CHEMINDIX 2013), Manamah, Bahrain, 2-6 November,2013.                                           Chaired the technical session titled: “Analytical Technologies and Advanced Characterization”.

                • ACS 247th National Meeting and Exposition, Spring 2014, Dallas, TX, USA, 16-20 March 2014.                                                                                          Represented the Chemistry Department of KFUPM in the ACS Job Fair program.

                • The 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1-5 June, 2014.

                • The 2015 Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis Conference (SSA 2015), Shanghai, China, 31 January – 2 February, 2015.                                                              Gave a talk entitled: “Spectroscopic evaluation of the molecular structures of di-μ-chlorobis(1,5-cyclooctadiene) iridium(I) and rhodium(I) complexes”, Saheed A. Popoola, Abdulaziz A. Al-Saadi.

                • The 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 13-17 June, 2015.                                                                                          Represented the Chemistry Department of KFUPM in the CSC Exhibition.

                • The 8th International Symposium on NANOPOROUS MATERIALS (NANO-8), Ottawa, ON, Canada, July 9-12, 2017.

                • The XIVth International Conference on Molecular Spectroscopy; From Molecules to Functional Materials (ICMS 2017), Białka Tatrzańska, Poland, September 3-7, 2017.

                • ACS 257th National Meeting and Exposition, Spring 2019, Orlando, FL, USA, March 30- April 4, 2019.                                                                       Represented the Chemistry Department of KFUPM in the ACS Job Fair program.

                • The 10th International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICAVS 10), Auckland, New Zealand, July 7-12, 2019.

              • Other Conferences and Meetings Where My Name Appeared in the Abstracts/Proceedings

              • The XX International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS), Yokahoma, Japan, August 2006.                                                                                        Name appeared in an oral presentation entitled: “Raman spectra, computations, and structures of 2-indanol, 2-cyclohexenone, dipicolinic acid, 1,3-dithiolane and pyrindan” J. Laane*, A. A. Al-Saadi, J. Yang, K. McCann, M. Rishard, and M. Wagner.

              • he 22nd Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA, 1-4 March 2008.                                                                Name appeared in a supplementary abstract entitled: “DFT and ab initio studies of the structure and vibrational spectra of silacyclobutane and its derivatives” Abdulaziz A. Al-Saadi and Jaan Laane.

              • International Scientific Winter Encounter 2009, Lima, Peru, August 2009.Name appeared in an oral presentation entitled: “Spectroscopic study of the intramolecular hydrogen bond of 3-cyclopentenol”, by Esther Ocola*, Abdulaziz Al-Saadi and Jaan Laane.

              • The 23rd Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure and Dynamics, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA, 7-9 March 2010.                                            Name appeared in an oral presentation entitled: “Spectroscopic and ab initio investigation of intramolecular π-type hydrogen bonding”, by Esther Ocola, Abdulaziz Al-Saadi and Jaan Laane*.

              • ACS 239th National Meeting, Spring 2010, San Francisco, CA, USA, 21-25 March 2010.Name appeared in a poster presentation entitled: “Infrared and Raman spectra and theoretical calculations of pi-type intramolecular hydrogen bonding”, by Esther Ocola, Abdulaziz Al-Saadi and Jaan Laane. (Paper No. PHYS-389).

              • ACS 240th National Meeting, Fall 2010, Boston, MA, USA, 22-26 August 2010. Name appeared in a poster presentation entitled: “Spectroscopic and ab initio studies of intramolecular pi-type hydrogen bonding in 3-cyclopenten-1-ol, 2-cyclopentene-1-amine, and 2-hydroxytetralin”, by Esther Ocola, Hee-Won Shin, Abdulaziz Al-Saadi and Jaan Laane. (Paper No. PHYS-533).

              • The 1st United Arab Emirates Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ECPAC11), American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, 1-3 March, 2011.  Name appeared in an oral presentation entitled: “Theoretical Investigation of the Molecular Structure and Ring-Puckering Potential Energy Functions of Silacyclopent-3-ene, its 1,1-d2 Isotopmer and its 1,1-Dihaloderivatives”, Abdulaziz A. Al-Saadi. (Abstract No. OR-041.                                           Name also appeared in a poster presentation entitled: “Structure and vibrational spectra of resorcinol and its 4,6-dihaloderivatives”, by Mahmoud Abdulhalim, Samar A. Abu Bushait, Nisar Ullah and Abdulaziz A. Al-Saadi. (Abstract No. PO-016).

              • APS March Meeting 2011, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Dallas, TX, USA, 21-25 March, 2011.                                                                                Name appeared in an oral presentation entitled: “Spectroscopic and theoretical investigations of the potential energy surfaces of molecules with intramolecular π-type hydrogen bonding”, by Esther Ocola, Hee-Won Shin, Abdulaziz Al-Saadi and Jaan Laane. (Abstract No. L41.00012, Volume 56, Number 2).

              • The 4th International Chemistry Conference organized by the Saudi Chemical Society and Chemistry Department, King Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 19-21 November, 2011.                                                                                  Name appeared in an oral presentation entitled: “Structure and vibrational spectra of resorcinol and its 4,6-dihaloderivatives”, by Mahmoud Abdulhalim, Samar A. Abu Bushait, Nisar Ullah and Abdulaziz A. Al-Saadi. (Abstract No. OP8, proceeding pp. 178).

              • ACS 240th National Meeting, Spring 2012, San Diego, CA, USA, 25-29 March, 2012.                                                                                                               Name appeared in an oral presentation entitled: “Spectroscopic and theoretical investigations of cyclic and bicyclic molecules with intramolecular π-type hydrogen bonding”, by Esther Ocola, Abdulaziz Al-Saadi, Hee-Won Shin and Jaan Laane. (Paper No. PHYS-392).

              • International Forum of Innovators in University Teaching, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 3-5 February, 2013.                  Name appeared in a poster presentation in Arabic entitled: “Interactive classrooms: a step towards student-centered learning”, by Maan A. Kosa and Abdulaziz A. Al-Saadi. (Scientific Abstracts pp. 12-13).  

                FUNDED PROJECTS AND TECHENCIAL REPORTS                  

                1. “Ab initio and DFT investigations of the molecular structure and vibrational spectra of silacyclopent-3-enes” (PI), September 2007 – November 2008. Sponsoring Agency: KFUPM (JF-070010). “Completed”.
                2. “Development and application of electro-mediated extraction (EME) followed by high-performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet detection for the determination of phenoxy herbicides in water” (Co-I), 2009, Sponsoring Agency: KFUPM. “Completed”
                3. “Strategic plan for the General Presidency of The Promotion of Virtue and The Preservation of Vices (Hisbah)” (Team member), August 2009 – July 2010, Center of Strategic Studies and Planning, Research Institute, KFUPM. “Completed”
                4. “Developing an online course of General Chemistry I” (Co-I), September 2010 – December 2012, Sponsoring Partner: Deanship of Academic Development (DAD), KFUPM. “Completed”
                5. “Chemisorption and physisorption of thiophene and ethanethiol on doped carbon nanotubes: a computational study” (Co-I), March 2012 – March 2014, Sponsoring Agency: KACST. “Completed”
                6. “Conformational properties and vibrational assignments of 2-methoxyresorcinol and 4,6-dihaloresorcinols: experimental and ab initio study” (PI), October 2009 – May 2011, Sponsoring Agency: KFUPM (IN090040).“Completed”
                7. “Development of effective adsorbents from waste rubber tires for waste water treatment” (PI), May 2011 – July 2013, Sponsoring Agency: KACST-NSTIP. “Completed”
                8. “Environmental degradation of nanocomposite polymers used in Saudi building industry” (Co-I), March 2012 – February 2014, Sponsoring Agency: KACST-NSTIP. “Completed”
                9. “Homogenous catalysis by rhodium and iridium complexes: experimental and computational study” (PI), June 2013 – May 2015, Sponsoring Agency: KACST. “Completed”
                10. Novel approaches to the synthesis of pure conjugated functionalized polythiophenes as organic semiconductors” (Co-I), February 2014 – January 2016, Sponsoring Agency: KACST. “Completed”
                11. “Detection of Wastewater Contaminants from Refining Industry Using Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Spectroscopic Techniques”, (PI), March 2014 – February 2016, Sponsoring Agency: KACST-NSTIP. “Completed”

                DELIVERED WORKSHOPS AND SPECIAL COURSES ……              

                1. “Chemistry Teachers Summer Program (CTSP) 2009”, Co-sponsored by ARAMCO and the Ministry of Education for high-school chemistry teachers (Role: participated as an assistant coordinator and a trainer for Introductory Chemistry and Quantum Chemistry), 4 July – 5 August, 2009, Dharhan Secondary School, Saudi Arabia.
                2. “Towards Participatory Classrooms”, Given several times in the period 2010-2013, Deanship of Academic Development, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
                3. “Introducing Quantum Chemistry Subject to High School Students”, part of  Chemistry Teacher Training Program (CTTP) for KFUPM Schools, 27 August, 2014, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
                4. How to teach Quantum Chemistry to your students”, part of Chemistry Teacher Training Program, Science Office for Community, 17 February, 2019, SciTech, Khobar.

                 

                WORKSHOPS AND SHORT COURSES ATTENDED 

                Research-Related Workshops and Short Courses Attended:

                o “The Annual Unix Workshop”, The Laboratory of Molecular Simulation (LMS), The Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, November 2 and 6, 2001.

                o “Molecular Simulation Workshop (Cerius 2 software)”, The Laboratory of Molecular Simulation (LMS), The Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, December 13 and 14, 2001.

                o “The Annual Unix Workshop”, The Laboratory of Molecular Simulation (LMS), The Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, September 27 and 30, 2002.

                o “Graduate Writing English Course”, The English Language Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, Fall 2002.

                o “Ab Initio Quantum Mechanical Short Course”, The Laboratory of Molecular Simulation (LMS), The Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, July 5 – August 9, 2006.

                o “Series on Use of Raed ERP System for Research”, The Deanship of Scientific Research, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, February 5, 2007.

                o “Workshop on Nanotechnology”, Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, September 9, 2007.

                o“Workshop on Nano Projects in the Saudi Universities: The Way to Establish the Visions of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques”, King Saud University, Riyadh, October 28 and 29, 2007.

                o“Material Science: Characterization Tools”, National Center for Mathematics and Physics, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), March 25, 2008.

                o“Modeling and Simulations in Materials Science: VASP Hands-on Workshop”, Physical Science and Engineering Division in collaboration with Supercomputing Laboratory, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), October 2-3,2010.

                o“Introduction to Gaussian: Theory and Practice”, Organized by Gaussian Inc., University of Santiago & CESGA, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, July 11-15, 2011.

                o“Computational Chemistry for Chemistry Educators”, Organized by National Computational Science Institute (NCSI), Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, United States, June 24-28, 2013.

                 

                Academic-Related Workshops and Short Courses Attended:

                o“11th Annual Teaching Assistant Training and Evaluation Program (TATEP)”, Center of Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, August 22-23, 2001.

                o“Teaching and Learning Well Using Technology”, Center of Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, February 6, 2003.

                o“Teaching for Learning”, Teaching and Learning Center, Deanship of Academic Development, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, September 1-2, 2007.

                o“Program and Course Specifications”, Program Assessment Center, Deanship of Academic Development, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, November 13, 2007.

                o“Applying the Seven Principles of Good Teaching & the Art and Science of Effective Lecturing”, Teaching and Learning Center, Deanship of Academic Development, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, November 14, 2007.

                o“Informal Learning” , Teaching and Learning Center, Deanship of Academic Development, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, September 8, 2008.

                o“Sharing Experience in Using Web for Teaching”, E-Learning Center, Deanship of Academic Development, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, September 9, 2008.

                o“Emerging Leaders”, A co-sponsored workshop by the Ministry of Higher Education and Deanship of Academic Development at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Khobar, Saudi Arabia, June 10-11, 2009.

                o“Fundamentals of Faculty Development”, A co-sponsored workshop by the Ministry of Higher Education and Deanship of Academic Development at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 14-21 August, 2009.

                o“Leadership for Today and Tomorrow: The Dynamics and the Details”, Deanship of Academic Development, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, April 3, 2011.

                o“Teaching methods to inspire students” by Professor D. Wallace from MIT, USA, Teaching and Learning Center, Deanship of Academic Development, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, May 22-24, 2011.

                o“Informal Cooperative Learning - Design, Implementation and Assessment” by Dr. Karl A. Smith from University of Minnesota, USA, Reporting Week Activities (Academic Year 2012-13), Deanship of Academic Development, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, August 25, 2012.

                o“Introduction to Blackboard 9.1”, Deanship of Academic Development, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, January 7, 2014.

                o“Learning Outcomes and Assessments for Academic Programs”, Deanship of Academic Development, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran in collaboration with the National Commission of Academic Accreditation and Assessments (NCAAA), Saudi Arabia, January 29-30, 2014.

                o“Promoting Innovation in Higher Education”, Academic Leadership Center, Ministry of Higher Education, Khobar, Saudi Arabia, February 15-16, 2015.

                 

                Personal Skills Development Workshops and Special Courses Attended:

                o“Microsoft FrontPage for Beginners”, The New Horizon Institute, Khobar, Saudi Arabia, August 13-18, 2003.

                o“Microsoft FrontPage for Intermediate”, The New Horizon Institute, Khobar, Saudi Arabia, August 19-24, 2003.

                o“Communication: Make it a Strength.”, The Professional Development Group, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, September 28, 2005.

                o“Festival of Thinkers”, Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 21-24, 2007.