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Dr. Abdulaziz A. Suwaiyan - Resume (DOC / Arabic)


King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Box 625, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia




Office: (03) 860-2784

Home:  (03) 860-6966






Date of Birth:




Marital Status:

Married, 9 children




B.Sc. (1977) , Chemistry

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.

Ph.D. (1982), Chemistry

University of Sheffield, UK

Title of Ph.D. Dissertation: Linear Dichroism Spectroscopy of indoles




Professional Experience:

1977 - 1978

1978 - 1982

1982 - 1988

1988 - 1996

1996 - 1997

1990 - 1992

1997 - 1998

1998 - 2002

2002 - Present

Graduate Assistant, KFUPM, Chemistry Department

Ph.D. Scholarship.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, KFUPM.

Associate Professor of Chemistry, KFUPM.

Professor of Chemistry, KFUPM.

Chairman Chemistry Department, KFUPM

Director, Center for Applied Physical Sciences, KFUPM.

Dean, College of Sciences, KFUPM.

Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, KFUPM.




Computer Skills

Very good experience in programming using FORTRAN, basic, and dbase languages. Familiar with the operation of IBM and Macintosh  personal computers using both Arabic and English software (e.g. Microsoft word, excel, power point, wintext, sigma plot  ...etc.).  In addition to experience in using chemistry software packages (e.g. Hyperchem).




Together with the other members of the Laser Research Group, we received His Royal Highness Prince Muhammed Bin Fahd Prize for Excellence in Research for the year 1995.



Professional Societies

Member of the Saudi Chemical Society.



Teaching Experience


Taught more than 10 different courses in the undergraduate and postgraduate levels; including general chemistry, physical chemistry, and spectroscopy courses.

Developed a course in photochemistry and participated in the development of experiments for the physical chemistry courses.



Research Experience

Member of the Laser Lab Development Group who planned and established the laser facility at the Research Institute of KFUPM and Head of the Molecular Dynamics Group in the Laser Labs.

Managed to obtain one patent and have more than 25 publications in rigorously refereed international chemical journals in the fields of physical chemistry and laser spectroscopy. Additionally, written several scientific proposals and reports.

Supervised or co-supervised ten M. Sc. and Ph. D. theses.



University Community Services

Participated and chaired more than 40 standing and ad-hoc committees at departmental, college, and university levels; e.g. Faculty Affairs, Research, Bids and Tenders, and Students Affairs.

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