• B.S (honors) in Chemistry and Physics (1970) from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

  • M.S in Solid State Science (1972) from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

  • Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (1977) from Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

  • One year (1977/1978) of postdoctoral research with professor L. B. Rogers at The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.  

Administrative and Committee Work

  • On and off I served for more than ten years as supervisor of the department's physical chemistry division.

  • I served on many departmental, college and university standing and ad hoc committees. Issues tackled included: Evaluation of Applications for Faculty Positions; Evaluation of Applications of Graduate Students; Evaluations of KFUPM Faculty (in The University Faculty Personnel Committee); Evaluation of Promotion Applications; Undergraduate and Graduate Curricula Development; Space utilization and Laboratory Development; Planning and Academic Issues at the College Level; The University Integrity Committee and many others.

  • Over two years I chaired an ad hoc committee that worked on a program to introduce a degree for a B.S in Chemistry with a Diploma in Education (i.e., the student receives two separate qualifications).  This is distinct from a B.S. in Chemistry Education degree; a graduate from such a program would have been prepared equally well to (1) pursue higher studies or (2) work in industry or (3) work as a high school teacher.  The program which is unique, though similar to very few existing programs (e.g., The American University of Beirut), won approval at all but the highest level and, regretfully, has not been implemented.

  • Served as the chemistry department representative on a team assessing the chemistry department, chaired an ad hoc committee appointed to investigate the possibility for accreditation of the Faculty of Science or one of its departments at KFUPM by an international institution, served as the chemistry department undergraduate coordinator, and chaired the departmental research committee and the college academic committee.

  • Chaired during the 2008-2009 academic year a committee that prepared a self-evaluation booklet for the chemistry department and did all preparations needed for hosting an assessment team from reputable U.S. universities at KFUPM.  I worked closely with the team during their stay at KFUPM.

  • Chaired over the past five years (2008/2009, 2009/2010 and 2010/2011, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014) the chemistry department curriculum committee.   Chaired over the past five years (2008/2009, 2009/2010 and 2010/2011, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014) the chemistry team responsible for preparing material needed for assessment of the College of Sciences by the Saudi The National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment (NCAAA).

Professional Experience

  • Three summer months (1980) as a research associate, in the laboratory of D. E. Martire, in Georgetown University, Washington D. C.

  • One year (1983/1984) sabbatical leave at University College Swansea (U.K.) collaborating with the late professor H. Purnell in the chemistry department and with Dr. J. R. Conder in the chemical engineering department.

  • Since September 1978 I have been a faculty member (Professor in 1998) in the chemistry department at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM).  

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