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Dr. Nasser M. Al-Aqeeli

Chairman of the Editorial Board

Dr. Bassam M. El Ali

Managing Editor (Editor-in-Chief)




Dr. Shaikh Asrof Ali


Dr. Hubert Schmidbaur


Dr. Bien Tan Chemistry

Dr. Mohammed A. Gondal


Dr. Ayman S. El-Said


Dr. Jinghua Guo


Dr. John Humphrey

Earth Sciences

Dr. M. Namik Cagatay

Earth Sciences

Dr. Amjad Khalil

Biological Sciences

Dr. John Joseph Kilbane

Biological Sciences




Dr. Muhammad Maslehuddin

Civil Engineering

Dr. Shamsad Ahmad Civil Engineering

Dr. William C. Taylor

Civil Engineering

Dr. Peter Claisse

Civil Engineering

Dr. Hatim Sharif Civil Engineering
Dr. Alper Ilki Civil Engineering

Dr. OnurToker

Systems Engineering

Dr. Kamran Iqbal Systems Engineering
Dr. Ali Diabat Systems Engineering
Dr. A. Fauzi Ismail Chemical Engineering
Dr. Mozahar Hossain Chemical Engineering
Dr. Reyad Shawabkeh Chemical Engineering
Dr. Amr Henni Chemical Engineering

Dr. Mohammad Abido

Electrical Engineering

Dr. Zhengtao Ding Electrical Engineering
Dr. Ala Al-Fuqaha Electrical Engineering
Dr. Nauman Aslam Electrical Engineering
Dr. Ahmed E. Kamal Electrical Engineering

Dr. Aiman El-Maleh

Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. Mohammad Alshayeb Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. Khaled Salah

Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. Mohamed Younis

Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. Adel Alimi Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. Bekir S. Yilbas

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Syed M. Zubair Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Mohamed Antar

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Yehia A. Khulief

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Samir Mekid Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Ibrahim Dincer Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Sidqi Abu-Khamsin

Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Shrish Patil Petroleum Engineering
Dr. Ray (Zhenhua) Rui Petroleum Engineering


Biography of Dr. Nasser M. Al-Aqeeli

Dr. Nasser M. Al-Aqeeli is currently the Vice-Rector for Applied Research, the Director of the Science & Technology Unit, and an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM). He received his B.S. degree in May 2000 and M.S. degree in June 2002 from KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He then obtained his Ph.D. degree in June 2007 in Materials Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He spent one year as a post-doctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His work is in the area of development of nanomaterials and their performance evaluation. He has managed and participated in a number of funded research projects and won many prestigious grants. He has published numerous referred papers in addition to US patents. He has organized and participated in many national and international symposia and conferences and delivered several invited keynote speeches and workshops. For more details please: click here

Biography of Dr. Bassam M. El Ali

Dr. Bassam M. El Ali received his Ph.D. in Petroleum Sciences and Catalysis from the French Institute of Petroleum (IFP) - University Pierre and Marie Curie in France in 1989. He has worked as a research associate and then as an Assistant Professor at the Chemistry Department at Ottawa University - Canada in 1989-1996. He has served also as a visiting scientist in British Petroleum Company - UK in 1991-1992. He has been at the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) since 1996. He became a full Professor in 2004. He is the author/co-author of 80 research articles in refereed journals and of conference papers, two patents and one book published by McGraw-Hill. He received the following awards from KFUPM: Distinguished Research Award in 2003, the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2004, and the Distinguished Short Course Award in 2005. For more details please: click here

Biography of Dr. Shaikh Asrof Ali

Dr. Shaikh Asrof Ali received his Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1980. After his post-doctoral training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1979-81), he joined KFUPM in 1981 and became a full professor in 1995. He has published 130 research articles so far in refereed journals. His current research interests are in the area of organic synthesis, polymer synthesis and corrosion inhibition of metals. Recipient of KFUPM Distinguished Researcher Awards in 1994 and 1999, special Distinguished Research Award, College of Science in 2003, and the Distinguished Teaching & Advising Award in 2001. For more details please: click here


Biography of Dr. Hubert Schmidbaur


Dr. Hubert Schmidbaur is Professor Emeritus at the Department Chemie of Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany. He was educated at Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU) and held academic positions at the Universities of Marburg and Würzburg before he joined TUM. He was a visiting professor at numerous institutions in the UK, USA, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Singapore. Presently he is an adjunct professor of KAU, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and a consultant to chemical companies, patent attorneys and courts. He is a member of several national and international academies and has received many awards and honours. He trained 135 PhD and 35 Diploma students and was the host of 50 post-doctorate students and visiting professors from abroad. The results of the work of his research group have been published in ca. 850 papers in peer-reviewed periodicals, several books and comprehensive treatises, which were highly cited. He served as a chairman or member of editorial boards of several scientific journals and organized two large international congresses. His main research interests have covered many areas of inorganic, organometallic, bioinorganic, coordination, and structural chemistry, with a focus on the chemistry of gold and other late transition metals, as well as of main group elements like gallium, silicon and phosphorus.



Biography of Dr. Alper Ilki

Dr. Alper Ilki is Professor at the department of Civil Engineering, Istanbul Technical University (Turkey). For more details please: click here

Biography of Dr. Mohammed A. Gondal

Dr. Mohammed Ashraf Gondal received his Ph.D. in Laser Physics from Kaiser Wilhelm University Bonn, Germany in 1983. He has worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the Post Graduate Center for Lasers and Electro-optics, Tripoli (1983-1991), before joining KFUPM in November 1991. Dr. Gondal’s research interests are in the areas of atomic and molecular spectroscopy using lasers, laser remote sensing, pollution monitoring using lasers, development of laser based high sensitive analytical techniques (LIDAR, PAS, LIBS,LEI), synthesis of nano-structured metal oxides using laser and their applications in laser-photo-catalysis for water purification, corrosion inhibition, production of high value hydrocarbons & hydrogen generation for fuel cells development, and laser desulfurization of crude oil. He became a full professor in 2001. He is the author/co-author of 85 research articles in refereed journals and three patents that have been published by USPTO. He received the Distinguished Researcher Award from KFUPM in 2005, and several best paper awards at various international conferences. He is a Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Spectroscopy and the Pakistan Journal of Analytical Chemistry and Environment. He served also as an associate member of the International Center of Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy (1989-1995). For more details please: click here

Biography of Dr. Ayman El-Said

Dr. Ayman Sherif El-Said received his Ph.D. from Heidelberg University, Germany in 2004 after successful completion of research work in the field of ion-solid interaction at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research (Darmstadt- Germany) during 2000 to 2004. Before joining GSI, Dr. El-Said completed his Master’s Degree in applied nuclear physics from Mansoura University, Egypt in 1998. In 2005, he was awarded the Lise Meitner Fellowship from the Austrian science Fund (FWF). This fellowship enabled him to conduct research work at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria from 2005 until 2007.  As a senior scientist, he worked in the same University from 2008 to 2009 performing experiments in the same research area, namely nanostrucuting using ion beam technology.  From 2009 to 2010, Dr. EL-Said worked as experienced researcher at the Institute of Ion beam Physics and Material Research of Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Dresden-Germany) by obtaining the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship for experienced researchers in 2009.  He received the state incentive award in Physics from the Egyptian Academy of Science and Technology for the year 2010. Since May 2012 he is a physics editor for the Arab Journal for Science and Engineering (Springer Verlag).  Dr. El-Said is currently working as an Associate Professor of Physics at the Physics department of KFUPM.

Biography of Dr. Jinghua Guo

Dr. Jinghua Guo is full-time staff scientist at the Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA. He has over 220 peer-reviewed journal publications. The total citation of his publications is over 3800 according to ISI Web of Science. Dr. Guo has given over 50 invited lectures in the international conferences and universities. He has pioneered a new type of experiments, which permits the application of the soft X-ray spectroscopy to high-pressure gases and liquids. His research interest has been surface and interface science, molecular liquids, strong electron-correlated materials, such as high temperature superconducting (HTS) and colossal magnetoresistance (CMR) materials, and nano-structured materials. He has developed an in situ technique to observe nearly isolated liquid-suspended nanoparticles and study ion solvation and chemical reactions using photon-in/photon-out soft X-ray techniques, specifically XAS, XES and RIXS (Resonant inelastic X-ray scattering). The new characterization tools are of utmost importance for interfaces of solid/gas and solid/liquid in many essential processes e.g. in biology, pharmaceutics, electrochemistry, energy conversion, energy storage and environmental sciences.

Biography of Dr. John Humphrey

Dr. John D. Humphrey is Associate Professor of Geosciences at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. His appointment is in the Department of Geosciences, within the College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences. He received his B.S. degree in Geology at the University of Vermont, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Cum Laude. Dr. Humphrey received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Brown University in Geological Sciences. He was on the faculty of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Dallas from 1986 to 1991. Beginning in 1991, Dr. Humphrey was a professor of Geology and Geological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. He was twice awarded the Alumni Teaching Award for the top educator at CSM (1998, 2014).  He served as Department Head from 2006 to 2013. From 2013 to 2015, he was Interim Director of the CSM Chevron Center of Research Excellence. He retired from Mines in 2015 and joined KFUPM in 2017. His areas of specialization include carbonate diagenesis and geochemistry, carbonate sedimentology and stratigraphy, carbonate reservoir characterization, unconventional carbonate reservoirs, stable isotope geochemistry, and paleoclimatology. He has been a consultant to the oil and gas and mining industries for thirty years. Dr. Humphrey is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and a Trustee Associate of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. For details please: click here

Biography of Dr. M. Namik Cagatay

Dr. M. Namik Çagatay is full-time professor of geology in Geological Engineering Department at Istanbul Technical University. He has been involved for over 30 years in research and education on various disciplines of geology, including marine geology, low temperature geochemistry, clay mineralogy and metallic mineral deposits.  His present research interests are in paleoceanography, marine geochemistry and marine geohazards. Dr. Çagatay has worked for MTA General Directorate, Middle East Technical University, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Istanbul University and Istanbul Technical Universtiy (ITU). He has coordinated and collaborated in numerous international projects, including European Commission’s Sixth and Seventh Framework Programs (EC FP6 and FP7), IOC-UNESCO, IAEA and NATO science projects.  He has authored and co-authored over 75 peer-reviewed international journal papers, edited three books and supervised over 20 MSc-students and 10 PhD-students. He is presently the director the Eastern Mediterranean Centre for Oceanography and Limnology (EMCOL) at ITU, which he established during 2005-2008 using EC FP6 project funds.

Biography of Dr. Amjad Khalil


Dr. Amjad B. Khalil received his B.Sc. in Biology from College of Science and Technology, Al-Quds University in Palestine (1986); he received his M.S and PhD in Biotechnology from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA in 1994. He has worked as a Senior Research Scientist and Post doctoral fellow at ThermoGen Inc. Chicago IL (1994-1995), before joining Faculty of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, Amman University –Jordan (1995-2001). He Joined Al-Balqa Applied University –Alslalt- Jordan from 2001-2005 where he worked as an associate professor in the department of Biotechnology teaching graduate courses and supervising graduate students in the area of biotechnology.  In 2006 Dr Khalil joined KFUPM to start a new biotechnology initiative. Dr. Khalil‘s research interests are in the areas of isolation and characterization of thermophilic bacteria from hot springs in Saudi Arabia and deep red sea, developing new nano material (Carbon nanotubes CNT, ZnO, WO3) and investigate their effect on microorganisms (bacteria). He also worked on the bioremediation of oil contaminated sites as well as the bioactive agents from medicinal plants. He is the author/co-author of 45 research articles in refereed journals, 2 books and 2 patents that have been submitted to USPTO.


Biography of Dr. John Joseph Kilbane

Dr. Kilbane is professor of Biology at ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Chicago, Illinois. For details please: click here

Biography of Dr. Shamsad Ahmad

Dr. Shamsad Ahmad is presently working as Professor in Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.  He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India. Dr. Ahmad has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience. He has been involved in many research projects funded by various organizations in Saudi Arabia including Saudi Aramco, SABIC, KACST, and KFUPM. He published around 85 research papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and taught many graduate and undergraduate courses mainly related to mechanics, structural materials, durability of concrete structures, and optimization techniques. He has supervised 52 MS and PhD theses as Advisor/Co-Advisor/Member. His publications are based mainly on research studies in the area of durability of concrete structures with emphasis on reinforcement corrosion, advanced concrete mixtures-development and evaluation, utilization of natural and industrial solid wastes as construction materials and as stabilizers for stabilization/solidification treatment of wastes and contaminated soils, and applications of optimization techniques in Civil & Environmental Engineering. Reviewed 120 research papers/proposals/final reports out of which 90 research papers sent by 24 international journals being published from KSA, USA, UK, Japan, Germany, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Spain, Poland, Iran, and Egypt. Received Recognized Reviewer Status Award by Elsevier, 2015. Got Excellence in Research Award of KFUPM for two times in the academic years 2010-2011 and 2015-2016. For details please: click here

Biography of Dr. Muhammad Maslehuddin

Dr. Mohammed Maslehuddin is a Senior Research Engineer (Professor) in the Center for Engineering Research of the Research Institute at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He is also the Coordinator of Building Materials Research Group at the RI and Coordinator of Concrete Research Group, KFUPM. He has extensively studied the problems of concrete durability in the hot and arid environments. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 papers published in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He is a recipient of international, regional and local awards and he has supervised several MS and Ph.D. research students at KFUPM and other universities in UK and USA.  He is a member of the editorial board of Cement and Concrete Composites journal published by Elsevier Science, UK and ISRN Journal of Civil Engineering.  He reviews papers for other journals in the area of building materials, especially cement-based materials.

Biography of Dr. Ali Diabat

Dr. Ali Diabat received his BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, in 1999, an MSc degree in Operations Research from North Carolina State University, USA, in 2003, and his PhD in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, USA, in 2008. In June 2008, he joined Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi as an Assistant Professor of Engineering Systems and Management, and due to his exceptional performance he was promoted to Associate Professor in January 2012, and to Full Professor in September 2015. For more details please click here.

Biography of Dr. William C. Taylor

Dr. William Taylor is a professor emeritus of Civil Engineering at Michigan State University.  He has been involved in teaching and research in the area of transportation operation and safety for over 50 years.  His research interests are in congestion management, the evaluation of design and control system changes to improve safety, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS).  Dr. Taylor has worked in the public sector as Director of Traffic Research for the Ohio Department of Transportation and Director of the Interagency Transportation for the State of Michigan as well as over 40 years in academia.  He has supervised 28 Ph.D. students and authored more than 100 journal and conference papers.  He has served on research teams for the National Academy of Engineering, the Transportation Research Board and the National Cooperative Highway Research Board.

Biography of Dr. Peter Claisse

Dr. Peter Claisse graduated with a degree in Physics from Oxford University and then spent the next 9 years working as a Civil Engineer on major UK construction sites including 4 years on the Torness nuclear power station.  After obtaining a PhD in Civil Engineering at Leeds University, studying Silica Fume in concrete, he then went to the AEA Technology Harwell laboratory for 3 years to work on Nuclear waste containment.  He has been at Coventry University for the last 20 years teaching Civil Engineering Materials and researching transport processes in concrete and the use of secondary materials in cement.  He is a Professor of Construction Materials and has over 100 publications in journals and conferences. For more details please: click here.

Biography of Dr. Hatim Sharif

Dr. Hatim Sharif is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UTSA (The university of Texas at San Antonio). For more details please: click here.

Biography of Dr. Onur Toker

Dr. Onur Toker is Associate Professor of Systems Engineering department at KFUPM. For more details please: click here  

Biography of Dr. Kamran Iqbal

Dr. Kamran Iqbal is Professor of Systems Engineering department at the university of Arkansas at Little Rock . For more details please: click here  

Biography of Dr. Reyad Shawabkeh

Dr. Reyad A. Shawabkeh is a professor of chemical engineering at University of Jordan. Dr. Shawabkeh earned his doctorate degree in Chemical engineering from New Mexico State University, USA, 1998. His areas of interest are Synthesis of Activated Carbon, Adsorption of Pollutants onto Naturally and Synthesized Materials, Photocatalytic and electrocatalytic reactions, Nanotechnology and Carbon Capture and Utilization. For more details please: click here

Biography of Dr. Adel Alimi

Dr. Adel Alimi graduated in Electrical Engineering 1990, obtained a PhD and then an HDR both in Electrical & Computer Engineering in 1995 and 2000 respectively. He is now professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Sfax (Tunisia). His research interest includes applications of intelligent methods (neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary algorithms) to pattern recognition, robotic systems, vision systems, and industrial processes. He focuses his research on intelligent pattern recognition, learning, analysis and intelligent control of large scale complex systems.. For more details please: click here

Biography of Dr. Amr Henni

Professor Amr Henni is the Program Chair of the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering at the University of Regina (Saskatchewan, Canada).  Dr. Henni obtained his PhD from the Industrial/Process Systems Engineering program at University of Regina, Canada in 2003. His PhD thesis dealt with the study of physical and mixed solvents used in the capture of carbon dioxide from natural and flue gases. He joined the University of Regina as an Assistant Professor in 2003. His specialization is in the areas of Carbon Capture (Solubility, Kinetics, Calorimetry, Adsorption, Mass transfer with chemical reactions, Corrosion, Solvent degradation, pKa, Physical and transport property measurements, and Process plant simulations), Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery, Treatment of Produced Water (Polymeric and ceramic membranes, Diffuse air flotation, organoclays), and Wind Assessment/Wind Turbine Simulation. 


His work experience includes a year in an LNG plant in Algeria and close to two years in the oil industry with Saudi Aramco. He has also been an active consultant to oil and gas companies in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. He has received many awards and scholarships from the Algerian Institute of Petroleum (Institut Algérien du Pétrole), the universities of Alberta and Regina.


Dr. Henni is actively involved in research in the area of Carbon Capture with more than 70 refereed journal publications and the same number of conference presentations in addition to five book chapters. Dr. Henni has supervised more than 40 MASC and PhD students. He has received more than 9 million dollars in research and equipment fundings.

Biography of Dr. Mohammad Abido

Dr. M. Abido is a Professor in Electrical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. He received his B. Sc. (Honors with first class) and M. Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Menoufiya University, Egypt, in 1985 and 1989 respectively. He received his Ph. D degree from Electrical Engineering department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, in 1997. Dr. Abido was appointed as a visiting assistant professor at Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, 2001, and a visiting Scientist, Lehrstuhl für Elektrische Energieversorgung Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, 2003 and 2006. Dr. Abido’s research interests include power electronics applications to power systems, power systems dynamics, operation, and control. Dr. Abido is actively involved in research with more than 200 refereed journal and conference publications. His work has been cited for more than 2000 of non-self citations. Dr. Abido is the principal/co investigator of many funded research projects. He has supervised several Ph. D. and M. Sc. students. Dr. Abido holds several awards such as IEEE/IAS First Prize Paper Award, Industrial Automation and Control Committee (IACC) of IEEE/IAS, 2003, Funded Projects Award, College of Engineering Sciences, KFUPM, 2005, Abdul-Hameed Shoman Award for Young Arab Researchers in Engineering Sciences, Jordan, 2005, Best Applied Research Award, GCC-CIGRE, 2006, Excellence in Research Award, KFUPM, three times, 2002, 2007, and 2012, Best Research Project Award, KFUPM, 2007.


Biography of Dr. Ala Al-Fuqaha


Dr. Ala Al-Fuqaha received his M.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Currently, he is a Professor and director of NEST Research Lab at the Computer Science Department of Western Michigan University. Dr. Al-Fuqaha served as the Principal Investigator or Co-PI on multiple research projects. His research grant activities and collaborative efforts have culminated in around $3 million funding. Chief among these research activities is an international collaborative effort with Qatar University and Purdue University to study the interplay between safety, security and performance in vehicular networks. Another chief research activity is a NSF funded collaborative effort with the City University of New York and the University of Nebraska Lincoln on bio-socially inspired techniques for enhanced spectrum access in cognitive radio networks. Currently, he is working on an entrepreneurial initiative to spin a startup company from Western Michigan University to offer innovative hardware and software solutions in support of real-time locating services (RTLS). For more details please: click here  

Biography of Dr. Nauman Aslam

Dr. Nauman Aslam is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Digital Technologies. He joined Northumbria University. For more details please: click here  


Biography of Dr. Ahmed E. Kamal

Prof. Ahmed E. Kamal is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. For more details please: click here  

Biography of Dr. Aiman El-Maleh

Prof. Aiman El-Maleh is a Professor in the Computer Engineering Department at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. He holds a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering, with dean’s honor list, from McGill University, Canada, in 1995. He was a member of scientific staff with Mentor Graphics Corp., a leader in design automation, from 1995-1998.  Prof. El-Maleh‘s research interests are in the areas of synthesis, testing, and verification of digital systems. In addition, he has research interests in the design of defect and soft tolerant circuits, VLSI design, design automation, and error correcting codes. He has great interest in e-learning and taking advantage of instructional technology to enhance the learning experience of students. He has published over eighty papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and holds three US patents. Prof. El-Maleh is the winner of the best paper award for the most outstanding contribution in the field of test for 1995 at the European Design & Test Conference. Prof. El-Maleh was a member of the program committee of the Design Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE’98, 2009, 2010). He is currently the editor of the Computer Science and Engineering subject of the Arabian Journal for Science & Engineering and has served in the editorial board of the IET Proceedings: Computer and Digital TechniquesFor more details please: click here

Biography of Dr. Mohammad Alshayeb

Dr. Mohammad Alshayeb is an Associate Professor of Software Engineering at the Information and Computer Science Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.  He received his MS and PhD in Computer Science and certificate of Software Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2000, 2002 and 1999 respectively. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from Mutah University, Jordan in 1995. Dr. Alshayeb worked as a senior researcher and Software Engineer and managed software projects in the United States and the Middle East. Dr. Alshayeb taught and coordinated industrial training courses. He provided consulting services to major industrial and educational institutes. He also received a number of certificates of excellence and appreciation from many companies. He received the "Excellence in Research" award in 2014, "Instructional Technology" award in 2012, "Excellence in Advising" award in 2008 and "Excellence in Teaching" award from KFUPM in 2007. Dr. Alshayeb is an Editorial Board member of a number of international journals. He is a certified project manager (PMP). Dr. Alshayeb’s research interests include software quality and quality improvement, software measurement and metrics, object-oriented design and empirical studies in Software Engineering. For more details please: click here

Biography of Dr. Khaled Salah

Dr. Khaled Salah is an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR). He received the B.S. degree in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from Iowa State University, USA, in 1990, the M.S. degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the same institution in 2000.  He has over 10 years of industrial experience in software and firmware development. He joined KUSTAR in August 2010.  Prior to joining KUSTAR, Khaled was an associate professor for 10 years in the Department of Information and Computer Science, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.  Khaled has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and has over 100 publications in the areas of computer and network security, operating systems, computer networks, and performance evaluation.  Khaled is an Editorial Board member of a number of prestigious international journals including IET Communications, IET Networks, Elsevier JNCA, Wiley IJNM, Wiley SCN, and J.UCS.  Khaled was the recipient of KFUPM University Excellence in Research Award of 2008/09, the recipient of KFUPM Best Research Project Award of 2009/10, and also the recipient of the departmental awards for Distinguished Research and Teaching in prior years. For more details please: click here

Biography of Dr. Shirish Patil


Dr. Shirish Patil is Saudi Aramco Chair Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at KFUPM. In 1987, Shirish joined the newly established Petroleum Development Laboratory, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) as Research Associate. He was instrumental is designing the research laboratories and overseeing the graduate research. He joined the faculty of the Petroleum Engineering department in 1991 and rose through the ranks to Full Professor in 2007. Shirish served as Director of the Petroleum Development Laboratory for the past 10 years. He then joined CPG in Sep. 2016 as Saudi Aramco Chair Professor of Petroleum Engineering. Shirish has served in numerous capacities the professional Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).  Shirish has served as UAF Faculty Senate President and Chair of the University of Alaska system-wide Faculty Alliance, representing all three university campuses, as well as 7 rural satellite campuses. Shirish also serves as Associate Editor of the Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering (AJSE) and serves on the editorial board of Journal of Petroleum and Environmental Biotechnology (JPEB) and International Journal of Petroleum Engineering (IJPE). For more details please: click here

Biography of Dr. Mohamed Younis

Dr. Younis is currently an associate professor in the department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the university of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA. Before joining UMBC, he was with the Advanced Systems Technology Group, an Aerospace Electronic Systems R&D organization of Honeywell International Inc. While at Honeywell he led multiple projects for building integrated fault tolerant avionics and dependable computing infrastructure. He also participated in the development of the Redundancy Management System, which is a key component of the Vehicle and Mission Computer for NASA’s X-33 space launch vehicle. Dr. Younis’ technical interest includes network architectures and protocols, wireless sensor networks, embedded systems, fault tolerant computing, secure communication and distributed real-time systems. He has published over 180 technical papers in refereed conferences and journals. Dr. Younis has five granted and two pending patents. In addition, he serves/served on the editorial board of multiple journals and the organizing and technical program committees of numerous conferences.  Dr. Younis is a senior member of the IEEE and the IEEE communications society. For more details: click here

Biography of Dr. Bekir S. Yilbas

Dr. Bekir Sami Yilbas received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Birmingham University in 1982. He worked at Birmingham and Glasgow Universities before joining to Erciyes University in Turkey where he became a full Professor in 1990. He joined at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) in 1992. He is the author/co-author of 390 research articles in refereed international journals and 60 papers of conferences, one appending patent, and one edited book. He received many awards including; President of India’s Prize for 1988, given by the Institution of Engineers (India), Technology Award for 1990, given by the Science and Technology Foundation in Turkey. Three times the best research award for 1997, 2002, and 2007, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Silver Jubilee Medal awarded by Silesian University of Technology, Poland in 2005, Doctor of Engineering Degree by Birmingham University in 2005, Donald Julius Groen Prize for 2007, awarded by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE, UK), Distinguished University Professor award at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, 2008 – 2011, and Professor W. Johnson International Gold Medal, awarded by the Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT, UK) Steering Committee in 2008. He served as an editorial board member of International Journal of Machine Tool and Manufacture Design, Research and Application, International Journal of Subsurface Sensing Technologies and Applications, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, and currently editorial board member of Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, Archives of Materials Science and Engineering, and Scientific Journals International. For more details: click here  

Biography of Dr. Mohamed Antar

Dr. Antar is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. For more details: click here

Biography of Dr. Yehia A. Khulief

Dr. Khulief is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. His educational background is highlighted by Ph.D. degree from University of Illinois, Chicago, USA 1985 with research emphasis on dynamics of rotating flexible mechanical systems, M.S. degree from University of Iowa, Iowa City 1983 in mechanical engineering, M.Sc. degree in control engineering from University of Hertfordshire (Hatfield Polytechnic), England 1980, and B.Sc. from Cairo University in Aeronautical Engineering, 1974. In addition to his six years of industrial experience in the turbojet engine industry, Dr. Khulief has been involved in teaching and research at the University of Alabama and KFUPM in the areas of mechanical systems, dynamic analysis, and control for over 25 years. In 1997, he joined the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA, as a distinguished visiting scientist for a one-year sabbatical leave. Dr. Khulief carried out several consulting and funded research projects, both in the Kingdom and in the USA, published several technical papers in the international refereed journals and conferences, and supervised several MS and PhD dissertations. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Alabama, USA, and an honorary member of Pi Tau Sigma.

Biography of Dr. Ibrahim Dincer

Dr. Ibrahim Dincer is a full professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at UOIT. He is Vice President for Strategy in International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) and Vice-President for World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET). Renowned for his pioneering works in the area of sustainable energy technologies he has authored and co-authored numerous books and book chapters, and many refereed journal and conference papers, as well as many technical reports. He has chaired many national and international conferences, symposia, workshops and technical meetings. He has delivered many keynote and invited lectures. He is an active member of various international scientific
organizations and societies, and serves as editor-in-chief (for International Journal of Energy Research by Wiley; International Journal of Exergy, International Journal of Global Warming and International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialism by Inderscience; and The Open Environmental Engineering Journal by Bentham), associate editor, regional editor, and editorial board member on various prestigious international journals. He is a recipient of several research, teaching and service awards, including the Premier’s research excellence award in Ontario, Canada in 2004. He has made innovative contributions to the understanding and development of sustainable energy technologies and their implementation. He has actively been working in the areas of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, and his group has developed various novel technologies/methods/etc.
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Biography of Dr. Sidqi Abu-Khamsin


Dr. Sidqi Abu-Khamsin received his Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University in 1984. He has been a faculty member with King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) since 1977 where he achieved the rank of professor in 2005. He has authored/co-authored 30 research articles in journals and conferences, and won (jointly) a US patent on sand production control. His research interests cover thermal and chemical EOR processes, rock physics and scale formation. Dr. Abu-Khamsin received King Abdul-Aziz Order of Merit of the First Degree in 2004; is a member of the International Advisory Council to Saudi Aramco’s EXPEC Advanced Research Center; and has served on a number of national and international technical committees. For more details please: click here


Biography of Dr. Bien Tan

Dr. Bien Tan is Professor at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China. Prof. Bien Tan received his Ph.D. in 1999 from the College of Materials at South China University of Technology. He then joined in Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials for postdoctoral research in National Laboratory of Advanced Composites (1999-2001). He worked as a PDRA at The University of Liverpool (2001-2007). He then returned to China and joined HUST in September 2007 as a professor. In December 2009, he was awarded New Century Excellent Talents in University by the Ministry of Education, and in the same year he was awarded Chutian Scholar Distinguished Professor by Hubei province. In 2017, he was elected as a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). He has so far published more than 120 journal papers in high impact journals including Science Advances, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, Advanced Materials, Chemical Society Reviews and 5 book chapters, approximately half of these being in the last 5 years. Current impact factor of Tan is more than 700.  His main research interests are polymeric materials, supercritical fluids, microporous materials, hydrogen storage, metal nanoparticles, emulsion-templated materials, and high-throughput materials methodology. He was invited to serve as reviewer for nearly 50 international journals.

Biography of Dr. Mozahar Hossain


Dr. Mohammad M Hossain is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from The University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is a professional engineer, registered with Professional Engineers of Ontario, Canada. He is an Editorial Board member of International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering and Associate Editor of Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering. He is also a member of various organizations both national and international level. He has received several awards for excellence in research and teaching. He supervised/co-supervised 20 MSc and 5 PhD students. The outcomes of his research group have been published as 82 referred articles in prestigious journals, one book chapter and over 85 conference contributions. He is the lead researcher of 4 USA issued patents and 10 USA pending patents. His works have been received great deal of attentions and are highly cited. His main research interest are catalysis and reaction engineering, the two very important areas for energy, chemicals and environment. Last sixteen years, he performed substantial research on hydrocarbon to olefins, CO2 capture/conversion, heavy oil upgrading, biomass gasification, microalgae culture-biofuel production, and alkylation. For more details please: click here


Biography of Dr. Zhengtao Ding


Prof. Zhengtao Ding graduated with BEng from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He then studied control engineering in the Control Systems Centre, UMIST, with MSc in systems and control and PhD in control systems. He joined as a lecturer in School of Engineering, University of Manchester in September 2003 after having been a lecturer in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore for ten years. He joined the Control Systems Centre, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2004, after the merger of the UMIST and Victoria University of Manchester, and he is now Professor of Control Systems in The University of Manchester. His research interests are mainly focused on nonlinear and adaptive control theory, and on distributed optimization and control of network-connected dynamic systems in more recent years. His research projects cover various industrial applications, such as distributed optimization in micro grids, formation control of mobile robots and UAVs etc., and his accumulative research funding as the PI is over £3 million. He leads the Sino-UK Joint Advanced Control Technology Laboratory in Manchester.  He has published over 200 research papers, and authored a book entitled “Nonlinear and Adaptive Control Systems” published by IET in 2013. He serves as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Control Systems Letters, Transactions of Institute of Measurement and Control, Journal of Control Theory and Applications, International Journal of Computing and Automation, Unmanned Systems etc.  For more details please: click here

Biography of Dr. Fauzi Ismail

Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail is Professor at Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering, UTM. His research interest are in development of polymeric, inorganic and novel mixed matrix membranes for water desalination, waste water treatment, gas separation processes, membrane for palm oil refining, photocatalytic membrane for removal of emerging contaminants, development of haemodialysis membrane and polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cell applications.

He obtained his PhD. in Chemical & Process Engineering in 1997 from University of Strathclyde and MSc. and BSc. from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1992 and 1989 respectively. His research has been published in many high impact factor journals. He also actively authored many academic books in this field which published by reputable international publishers. He is the author and co-author of over 550 refereed journals. He has authored 6 books, 50 book chapters and 4 edited books, 6 Patents granted, 14 Patents pending. His h-index is 59 with cumulative citation of over 15434. For more details please: click here

Biography of Dr. Samir Mekid

Dr. Samir Mekid is a Chartered Engineer registered in London (UK) by IMECHE and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Department of Mechanical Engineering (KFUPM). Precision Machine Design, Instrumentation and Manufacturing are his main research areas.
Prior to joining KFUPM, Samir served as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at UMIST (UK) since 2001 which became later The University of Manchester (UK). He worked with Caterpillar in the Design Office for two years and consultant to many industrial companies.
Samir has published more than 100 research papers, 2 books in CRC and Springer and about two dozens of Patents. He received the KFUPM Research Excellence Award and The Academic Advisor Award.
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Biography of Dr. Syed M. Zubair

Dr. Syed M. Zubair is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Professor Zubair received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.  Prof. Zubair’s research interest involves both applied as well as fundamental areas of energy and desalination systems: thermal and membrane-based desalination systems, refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, and fouling of heat exchangers. He has participated in several research projects, including projects supported by MIT-KFUPM Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy.  The heating and dehumidification (HDH) technology that he developed with MIT collaborators ended up in commercial application for treating produced water from oil and gas wells. He has published over 250 research papers and was awarded 8 US patents. Currently, he is serving on the editorial boards of International Journal of Refrigeration and International Journal of Exergy as well as Associate Editor of Nature Partner Journal (npj) Clean Water. For more details please: click here

Biography of Dr. Ray (Zhenhua) Rui

Ray(Zhenhua) Rui is Research Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests includes unconventional and conventional resource  assessment and development, reservoir engineering,  sustainable development and evaluation, policy assessment, energy infrastructure and transportation analysis, economic geology,  subsurface and surface uncertainty, CO2 storage and utilization, energy data analytics. He published more than 50 journals paper  in Applied Energy, Energy, Energy & Fuel, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, etc.  He currently serves as SPE advisory committee member, SPE ATCE Specialty coordinator and chairperson, chairperson of SPE International Award Committee,  etc. He also severs associate editor for Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Journal of Natural Gas and Engineering, Guest Editor of Applied Energy etc.  He also serves industry advisory council member for Petroleum and Natural Gas department at Saint Francis University, USA.  He received few distinguished industry awards. For more details please: click here




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