International Advisory Board

Curriculum Vitae Secretary-General of IAB

Personal Information

Personal Information

 

         Name:

Adnan Bin Hamza Mohammed Zahed

         Place of Birth:

Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah

         Nationality:

Saudi

         Marital Status:

Married

         Current Position:

Consultant to the President of King Abdulaziz University (KAU), and Secretary-General of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of KAU.

         Work Address:

King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80200, Jeddah 21589, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (K.S.A.)

         Off Phone No.:

(+966) (12) 6951881

         E-mail:

azahed@kau.edu.sa

 

Educational Background

 

         Aug. 1982

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, University of California at Davis, U.S.A.

         July  1979

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of California at Davis, U.S.A.

         Aug. 1976

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, K.S.A.

 

Academic Ranks

 

         1996-to-date

Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, K.S.A.

         1990-1996

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, K.S.A.

         1990-1991

Visiting Professor, Sabbatical Year at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

         1983-1990

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, K.S.A.

         1976-1977

Graduate Assistant, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, K.S.A.

         1974-1976

Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Petroleum  and Minerals, Dhahran, K.S.A.

 

Publications

 

         1982-to-date

Over 60 papers published in international conferences and refereed journals.

         1986-to-date

More than 70 funded researches from inside and outside King Abdulaziz University.

          1993-to-date

Author or Co-Author in the following books:

·          Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (In Arabic).

·          Becoming a World-Class University: the Case of King Abdulaziz University (In English).

·          Becoming a World-Class University: the Case of King Abdulaziz University (In Arabic).

·          Towards a World-Class University in Graduate Studies (In Arabic).

·          Steps of King Abdulaziz University towards Research Excellence (In Arabic).

·          Graduate Studies in Research Universities in Knowledge Societies (In Arabic).

·          European Universities: Avoiding the Looming University Crisis in Europe (In English).

·          The International Advisory Board (IAB) of King Abdulaziz University: A Success Story (In Arabic).

 

 

Administrative Experiences

 

         2011-to-date

Secretary-General of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of King Abdulaziz University.

         2009-2016

Vice-President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, King Abdulaziz University.

         2007-2009

Dean of Graduate Studies, King Abdulaziz University.

         2001-2004

Member of the Administrative Council for the University Staff Co-op, King Abdulaziz University.

         1997-2007

Vice Dean, Faculty of Engineering, King Abdulaziz University.

         1995-1996

Consultant at the Factories of Badra Saudi Company.

         1993-1995

Deputy General Manager at Savola Snack Food Company.      

         1992-1993

Coordinator of Hydrogen Production by the Solar Energy (Hysolar Project), King Abdulaziz University.

         1989-1990

Director of University Sponsored Research Administration, King Abdulaziz University.

         1986-1989

Director of Scientific Research Administration, Faculty of Engineering, King Abdulaziz University.

         1983-1985

Director of Maintenance Department, Faculty of Engineering, King Abdulaziz University.

         1983

Acting Chairman, Chemical Engineering Department, King Abdulaziz University.

         1983

Director of Academic Affairs, Chemical Engineering Department, King Abdulaziz University.

 

Professional Societies Membership

 

·         Saudi Chemistry Society – Member.

·         American Institute of Chemical Engineering – Member.

 

Committees’ Membership

 

·         Member in 10 committees at the Department of Chemical Engineering (Departmental Level) from 1985 to 2007.

·         Member in 29 committees at the Faculty of Engineering (College Level) from 1983 to 2007.

·         Member in 35 committees at King Abdulaziz University (inside/outside KAU level) from 1983 to 2012.

 

A Partial List of the Assigned Duties

 

 

 

·         Chairman of the academic Affairs Committee of the Faculty of Engineering.

·         Member of the Faculty of Engineering Council.

·         Coordinator of Substantial Equivalency Evaluations For ABET.

·         Member of the Standing Committee for Registration at KAU.

·         Member of the Students' Admission Exam at the University.

·         Chairman of the Faculty of Engineering Curriculum Committee.

·         Chairman of the Training Committee at the Faculty of Engineering.

·         Member of a Standing Committee for the Supervision on the English Institute.

·         Member of the Scientific Committee for the International Conference on Engineering Education, Qaseem University.

·         Member of the Advisory Committee for the Second International Conference on Engineering Education, Kuwait University.

·         Member of the Scientific Committee in Al-Bayan Foundation for Education.

·         The Coordinator for International Contacts, Prince Migrin Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud University.

·         Member of the Advisory Committee of Graduate Programs at Princess Nora University.

·         Member of the Ministry of Higher Education Delegate to U.S.A. and New Zealand, 2007.

·         Chairman of the Academic Council of King Abdulaziz University.
·         Head of the Research Awards Committee at King Abdulaziz University.
·         Head of the Standing Committee of Teaching Assistants, Lecturers, Language Teachers and Research Assistants Affairs.
·         Head of the Standing Committee for Abroad Scholarships and Training.
·         Head of the Executive Administrative Committee of King Fahd Medical Research Center.
·         Secretary of the Executive Administrative Committee of Islamic Economics Institute.
·         Head of the Executive Supervising Committee of the Research and Development Center.
·         Chairman of Research Center of Excellence in Water Desalination Technology.
·         Chairman of Princess El-Jawhara Center of Excellence in Research of Hereditary Disorders.
·    Chairman of Center of Excellence in Genomic Medicine Research.
·         Chairman of Center of Excellence for Osteoporosis Research.
·         Chairman of Center of Excellence in Environmental Studies.
·         Chairman of Sheikh Mohammed Hussain Al-Amoudi Center of Excellence in Breast Cancer.
·         Chairman of Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research.
·         Chairman of Center of Excellence for Climate Change Research.
·         Member of the Trustee Council of Scientific Research Endowment Fund.
·         Head of the Standing Committee of Scientific Research Endowment Fund.

 

Publication Compilation and Editing

 

 

         2009

Guide of Graduate Studies, KAU (In Arabic).

         2009

Directory of Applicable Scientific Theses, KAU (In Arabic).

         2009

Guide for Writing Scientific Theses in KAU (In Arabic & English).

         2008

Directory of the Deanship of Graduate Studies, KAU (In Arabic).

         2006-2007

Faculty of Engineering Bulletin, KAU (In English).

         2005-2006

Faculty of Engineering Bulletin, KAU (In Arabic).

          

Short bibliography published in Marquis Who’s Who in the World.

         2003-2004

A New Curriculum Plan Bulletin for the Faculty of Engineering, KAU (In Arabic).

         2003

A Guide for the New Students of the Faculty of Engineering, KAU (In Arabic).

         2000, 2004

Faculty of Engineering Bulletin KAU (In English).

         1986, 1987

Annual Report of Research Activities and Publications, Faculty of Engineering, KAU (In Arabic and English).

         1986

Manual of the Applied Research Awards Funded by the Faculty of Engineering, KAU (In Arabic and English).

         1985, 1986

Annual Report of Research Activities and Publications, Faculty of Engineering, KAU (In Arabic and English).

 

Programs to Improve Teaching & Professional Experiences

 

A.   Courses at the Center for Teaching and Learning Development (CTLD), KAU, Jeddah, K.S.A.

 

·         Promoting Effective Teaching and Learning.

·         Education Technology.

·         Study Skills.

·         Self-Evaluation for the Faculty Member.

·         Curriculum Development.

·         College Teaching Methods.

·         Teaching Tips (Hints).

·         Motivating Students to Learn More and Better.

·         Student Guidance.

·         Statistical Applications Using SPSS.

·         Development of Administration Skills for the Academic Leaders at KAU.

·         The Student as the Center in the Educational Operation.

·         A self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning.

 

B.   Accreditation Annual Meetings.

 

·         2000 ABET Annual Meeting, JW Marriott Hotel at Lenox, Atlanta.

·         2005 ABET Annual Meeting, Sandiago, California.

·         2006 ABET Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

 

C.   Other Courses.

 

·         A Learning Centered Approach to Engineering Education for the 21st Century, KAU. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

 

Conferences, Symposiums & Workshops

 

 

·         Annual Conference on Engineering Education, Hobart, Australia.

·         The 1st Saudi Engineering Conference, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 1983.

·         The 2nd Second Saudi Engineering Conference, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, November 1985.

·         The 6th International Hydrogen Conference, Vienna, Austria, July 1986.

·         The 10th National Conference and Exhibition for Computer, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, February 1988

·         The 41st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 1991.

·         The 4th Saudi Engineering Conference, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, October 1995.

·         The Symposium of "Higher Education in Saudi Arabia: Future Visions", Riyadh (Shawwal 1418H) 22-25 February 1998.

·         The International Conference for the Systems of Fluids and Solids Separation Systems, Hawaii, April 1999.

·         The Symposium of Promoting of Engineering Education, King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

·         The 3rd Annual International Conference of UNESCO Centre on Engineering Education, Tasmania University, Hobart, Tasmania State, Australia, February 2000.

·         The Symposium of Engineering and Architecture Education, Jeddah, KAU, Faculty of Engineering, Zul-Qaidah 1421H.

·         The 6th International Conference for Chemical Engineering, Melbourne, Australia, September 2001.

·         Engineering Education Forum, Faculty of Engineering, Sharjah University, Safar 1423H.

·         The 6th Saudi Engineering Conference, King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals, Shawwal 1423H.

·         The Symposium of the Reality of Engineering Education in Arab World, Engineers Society, Abu-Dhabi, U.A.E., September 2003.

·         The Forum of Developing and Promoting Engineering Education, Kingdom of Bahrain, February 2004.

·         The 9th Annual International Conference of UNESCO Centre on Engineering Education, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, Moharram 1427H.

·         The 2nd International Conference for Planning and Developing Education and Scientific Research in Arab Countries, King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, K.S.A., February 2008.

·         The International Conference for Engineering, Brazilia Town, Brazil, December 2008.

·         The Conference of the Un-Contaminating Energy, South Korea, October 2012.

 

Published Researches

·         Zahed, A. H., Singh, R. P. and Rumsey, R.T., "Factors Causing Non-uniform Air Flow Through Conical Shaped Granular Beds". Proceeding of the Fourth International Drying Symposium, Kyoto International Conference Hall, Kyoto, Japan. V (1): 236-240 (1984).

·         Zahed, A. H. and Bashir, M. D. "Investigation of the Behavior of Syltherm-800 Heat Transfer Fluid in Yanbu Solar Desalination Plant". Report prepared for United States/Saudi Arabian Joint Program for Cooperation in the Field of Solar Energy. (SOLERAS) Part 2 (1985).

·          Yorulmaz, Y., Gashgari, M.A. and Zahed, A. H., "Aromatic Chemicals from Petroleum", Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Particulate Phenomena, and Multi-Phase Transport, Florida, U.S.A., Volume 4, 1986.

·         Zahed, A. H. and Bashir, M. D., "Investigation of the Performance Evaluation Syltherm-800 (Heat Transfer Fluid) and Partherm-290 (Heat Storage Salt) Loops at Yanbu Solar Powered Freeze Desalination Project", Report prepared for United States/Saudi Arabian Joint Program for Cooperation in the Field of Solar Energy. (SOLERAS) Final Report, June 1986.

·         Zahed, A. H., Bashir, M. D. and Khalifa, A. M. A. "Solar Energy Utilization Potential in Agricultural Sector of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia", Proceedings of International Solar Energy Society (ISES), Solar World Congress, Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany, 1987. Bloss, W.H. and Pfister, F. (eds). Oxford, Pergamon Press, V. 3, 2520-7, 1988.

·         Zahed, A. H. and Singh, R. P. "Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient in a Packed Bed of Rice," Journal of King Abdulaziz University Engineering Science, Jeddah, Vol. 1, pp 11-20, 1989.

·          Zahed, A. H. and Elsayed, M. M. "Mathematical Modeling of a Solar Kiln", International Journal of Solar & Wind Technology, Vol. 6, (1), pp. 19-27, 1989.

·         Zahed, A. H., Bashir, M.D. and Alp, T. Y. "Presentation of an Overview of the Important Aspects of Solar Hydrogen Technology and its Utilization", Report prepared for the Joint German - Saudi Arabian Research Program on Solar-Hydrogen Energy (HYSOLAR), June 1988.

·          Jefri, M. A. and Zahed, A. H. "Elastic and Viscous Effects on Particle Migration in Plane-Poiseuill low", Journal of Rheology, 33 (5), 691-708, 1989.

·          Ajlan, M. A., Daous, M. A., and Zahed, A. H. "Comparative Analysis of Equations of State", International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp 92-99, 1990.

·          Zahed, A. H. and Bashir, M. D. "A case Study of Solar Energy Transfer and storage Systems in a Freeze Desalination Project in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia", International Journal of Solar & Wind Technology, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 441-446, 1990.

·         Najjar, Y. S. H., Zahed, A. H., Bashir, M. D. and ALP, T. "Feasibility of Hydrogen Utilization in Gas Turbine Engines", Journal of Energy & Environment, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp 240-251, 1990.

·          Alp, T., Iskanderani, F. I., and Zahed, A. H. "The Influence of Grain Size on the Hydrogen Embrittlement of Iron", Proceedings of the Saudi Symposium on Energy, Utilization and Conservation, pp. 775-790, March 1990.

·         Zahed, A. H., Bashir, M. D., Alp, T. and Najjar, Y.S.H. "A Perspective of Solar Hydrogen and its Utilization in Saudi Arabia", Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 277-281, 1991.

·         Alp, T., Iskanderani, F. I., and Zahed, A. H. "Hydrogen Effects in A Dual-Phase Microalloy Steel", J. of Materials Science, 26, pp. 5644-5654, 1991.

·         Jefri, M. A. and Zahed, A. H. "Energy Demands, Resources, Impact, and Technology", Energy Sources, Vol. 13, pp. 505-516, 1991.

·         Zahed, A. H., Jefri, M. A. and Abdul-Magid, M. H. "Solid Wastes, Problem and Solution", Journal of King Abdulaziz University Engineering Science, Jeddah, Vol. 3, pp 23-40, 1991.

·         Zahed, A. H. and Epstein, N., "Batch and Continuous Spouted Bed Drying of Cereal Grains: The Thermal Equilibrium Model", Presented at the Third International Symposium on Spouted Beds (Oct. 8-9) held as part of the 41st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1991.

·         Zahed, A. H., Zue, J. and Grace, J. R. "Modelling and Simulation of Batch and continuous Fluidized Bed Dryers," Accepted for Presentation at the Eighth International Drying Symposium (IDS 92), Montreal, Canada, 1992.

·         Zahed, A. H and Epstein, N. "Batch and Continuous Spouted Bed Drying of Cereal Grains: The Thermal Equilibrium Model", Can. J. Chem. ENG. 70 pp 945-953, 1992.

·         Zahed, A. H. and Epstein, N. "On the Diffusion Mechanism During Spouted Bed Drying of Cereal Grains", Drying Technology, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp 401-409, 1993.

·         Ejaz, M. A., Zahed, A. H. and Rajput, R. "Radiochemical Studies on the Distribution Equilibria of Tungsten Between Various Aqueous Solutions and 5-(4-Pyridyl) Nonane in Benzene", J. of Separation Science and Technology, Sept 1992.

·         Zahed, A. H., Mulla, S. A. and Bashir, M. D. "Predict Octane Number for Gasoline Blends", Hydrocarbon Processing, May 1993.

·         Zahed, A. H. and Elsayed, M. M. "Performance of Single and Multistage Spouted Bed Drying Systems", Drying Technology, Vol. 11, No. 7, 1993.

·         Zahed, A. H. and Elsayed, M. M. "Transient Performance of a Natural Ventilation Solar Kiln", International Journal of Renewable Energy, 1993.

·         Zahed, A. H., Zue, J. and Grace, J. R. "Modelling and Simulation of Batch and continuous Fluidized Bed Dryers", Drying Technology, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1995.

·         Alp, T., Iskanderani, F. I. and Zahed, A. H. “Hydrogen Embrittlement of a Thermo-mechanically Processed X52 and X70 Microalloy Steels”, Proceedings of the forth Saudi Engineering Conference, Vol. 5, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia , Nov. 1995.

·         Zahed, A. H., Wanas, M. and Abulfaraj, W. H. "Assessment and Development of Engineering Curricula: a Case Study", Proceedings of the Third UICEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education, Hobart, Australia, 9-12 February 2000.

·         Zahed, A. H. and Bashir, M.D. “Development Profile of Chemical Engineering Education in Saudi Arabia”, Proceeding of the 6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering held at Melbourne, Australia, 23-27 September 2001.

 

Funded Researches

 

·         “Hydrogen Production by Solar Energy and its Applications”, funded by King Abdul Aziz City for Science & Technology, and Republic of Germany, 1986 (Fulfilled in 1995).

·         “Developing Engineering Education”, Part I The Frame of Report Concepts for Promoting Engineering Education.  Funded by the Deanship of Scientific Research in KAU (Fulfilled in 1423H.).

·         “The Futuristic Plan for University Education in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”, The Horizons and Future of Higher Education (1426 – 1450) presented to AFAQ Project, Ministry of Higher Education, 1427H.

·         “Composing the Executive Frame for Futuristic Proceedings of the Deanship of Post Graduate Studies”, in the frame of both of The Futuristic Plan of the University Education, and the National Plan for Science and Technology (Extended Latitude).  Funded by D.S.R. in KAU (Fulfilled in 1428H.).

·         “The Strategic Plan for DGS in KAU (Composing land consolidating), Senior Researcher (Fulfilled in 1428H.).

·         “Integrated Assessment of Post-Graduate Studies in KAU:  Programs, Students, Academic Staff, Facilities, and the Deanship itself.  Fieldwork (First Stage).  Funded by DSR in KAU (Senior Researcher) 1429-1430H.

·         “E-Learning in Post-Graduate Studies in KAU”, A Detecting Study. Funded by DSR in KAU (Senior Researcher) 1429-1430H.

·         “Post-Graduate Studies Bulletin: Designing and Directing”, Funded by DSR in KAU. Senior Researcher.  1429-1430H.

·         “A Bulletin for the Thesis Tended for Application”, Financed by DSR in KAU.  Senior Researcher (Fulfilled in Safar 1430H.)

·         “The Bulletin for Writing Scientific Thesis (Dissertations)”, Funded by DSR in KAU.  Senior Researcher (Fulfilled in Zul Hijjah, 1429H.).

·         “Graduate Studies in Research Universities”, The Intended Roles to Change (Transform) to Knowledge Community.  Funded by DSR in KAU.  Senior Researcher. 1429-1430H.

·         “Integrated Assessment for Post-Graduate Studies in KAU: Programs, Students, Academic Staff, Facilities, and the Deanship Itself”, Fieldwork (Second stage). Funded by DSR in KAU.  Senior Researcher, 1430-1431.

·         “Integrated Assessment for the Performance of KAU Vice Presidency for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research”.  Funded by DSR in KAU.  Senior Researcher, 1430-1432H.

·         “Mechanization of Procedure for Academic Promotion in Vice Presidency for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research”. Funded by Research and Consultation Institute in KAU. Senior Researcher, 1431H.

·         “Consolidating the Performance of University Vice Presidency for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research According to ISO-9001 Requirements”. Funded by DSR in KAU. Senior Researcher,            1430-1431H.

·         “Measuring and Improving the Quality of the Educational Process in Graduate Studies, by Using the Example of European Quality Award”.  Funded by DSR in KAU.  Senior Researcher, 1430-1431H.

·         “Study of the Ways to Fulfill the Criteria Needed in KAU for World Ranking”. Funded by DSR in KAU.  Senior Researcher, 1430-1431H.

·         “Developing Reactional Systems to Reinforce Taking the Needed Decisions to Distribute the Academic Employments (Positions) for the Academic Departments in KAU, and to Estimate the Futuristic Needs of These Departments from Teaching Assistants”. Funded by the DSR in KAU. Senior Researcher, 1430-1431H.

·         “Establishing and Developing the International Advisory Board of KAU”. Funded by DSR in KAU.  Senior Researcher, 1430-1431H.

·         “Developing the Scientific Societies in KAU”. Financed by Research and Consultation Institute.  Senior Researcher, 1432H.

·         “International Academic Accreditation for Educational Programs and Academic Staff Developing Programs” (Third Stage). Funded by Research & Consultation Institute.  Senior Researcher, 1432H.

·         Activation of the Role of Community Corporation in the Field of Scientific Research in KAU”. Funded by DSR in KAU.

·         “Developing the International Advisory Board of KAU”. Funded by Research & Consultation Institute in KAU.

·         “Ranking of American and British Distinguished Universities According to the Specialization for Abroad Scholarships”.  Funded by Research & Consultation Institute.  Senior Researcher.

·         “Evaluation of the Performance of International Advisory Board (IAB) of KAU”. Funded by Research & Consultation Institute. Senior Researcher.

·         “A Study on Attracting Distinguished Scholars and Visiting Professors for Enriching the Scientific Research in KAU”. Funded by Research & Consultation Institute. Senior Researcher.

 

Certificates

 

         1983

Certificate of Merit given by the Dean of Faculty of Engineering for Participation in First Saudi Engineering Conference.

 

         1986-1990

Certificates of Appreciation given by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering for administrative work in the College.

 

         1990

Certificate of Merit given by the Rector of King Abdulaziz University for participation in the First Saudi Symposium on Energy Utilization and Conservation.

 

         1993

Certificate of Merit given by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.

 

         1997-2006

Certificates of Merit given by the Rector of King Abdulaziz University for participation in consolidating and developing student activities.

 

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