King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) held final exams for the first semester of the academic year 2020/2021. The on-campus exams involved preparatory and first-year students, and postgraduate students. Exams were also held in various regional centers in the Kingdom from Thursday to Wednesday, 24-30 December 2020. 4311 students took the exam in Dhahran, 1,286 in Riyadh, 1,254 in Jeddah, and 247 students in Abha.

Carbon is a versatile material that is widely used in modern life for human welfare. It has a wide range of applications, such as power generation and storage, gas separation, water purification, sensor fabrication, coating, and catalysis. A research team from the at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, headed by Dr. Md. Abdul Aziz, has prepared different types of carbon using biomass, industrial waste and low-cost carbon source such as coal.

On Monday, December 14, 2020, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals organized, via Zoom, the 16th Saudi Technical Exchange Meeting, which was held under the title Research and Development in Clean Energy: Challenges and Opportunities.

Within the joint educational cooperation framework between Dhahran Valley of Technology and the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Medical Center, a remote awareness lecture was coordinated in November to raise awareness of men's health issues, especially prostate health problems.

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Medical Center obtained a permit to join the "Ihalati" program for the electronic referral of patients. On 11/26/2020, the Ministry of Health officially agreed that the university's medical center would be among the facilities authorized for the electronic transfer of pertinent information between hospitals affiliated with the ministry in the Eastern Province.

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals won two prizes in the 19th Almarai competition for scientific creativity. The research unit award went to the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy (CoRE-RE), and Ph.D. student Muhammad Yunus Dita from the Department of Physics shared the Student Creativity Award.



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On 16 and 17 November, the Center for Environment & Water at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals organized an online workshop on the Vistas of Biodiversity in the Arabian Gulf.

The Female Education division at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, with the support of its supervisor, Dr. Sulaiman Al-Humaidan, organized a workshop for women in data science as part of the annual Stanford Worldwide Conference, which was held for the first time in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

A research team at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, in cooperation with Yokogawa, has innovated a new technology that reduces the maintenance costs in plants and improves residual life-cycle of equipments used in control systems (control loops).

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals achieved the fourth position in the annual classification of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association for the universities worldwide

A student team, Electrical Engineering department, won first place in the international “Hope” Hackathon competition that was organized by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in cooperation with more than 15 entities in the public and private sectors and global partnerships. More than 15 thousand competitors participated representing 450 teams from more than 70 countries around the world.



Carbon is a versatile material that is widely used in modern life for human welfare. It has a wide range of applications, such as power generation and storage, gas separation, water purification, sensor fabrication, coating, and catalysis. A research team from the at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, headed by Dr. Md. Abdul Aziz, has prepared different types of carbon using biomass, industrial waste and low-cost carbon source such as coal.

A research team at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, in cooperation with Yokogawa, has innovated a new technology that reduces the maintenance costs in plants and improves residual life-cycle of equipments used in control systems (control loops).

The idea of developing quantum-computing technology began more than two decades ago, however, the quantum computer was not developed because of its complex structure quantum circuits transmit information via photons other than classical circuits, requiring knowledge of how to build the physical hardware and software that supports it.

Carbon dioxide gas is a major contributor to the greenhouse effect and has been recognized as a principle source of global warming. Various initiatives have been carried out across the globe to mitigate carbon dioxide emission. The world consumes approximately one billion barrels of oil equal to atmospheric release of 1 trillion pounds of CO2 for each 12 days, which is creating serious problems such as global warming, drought and deforestation affecting living conditions on earth and drastic climate change. The new study revealed a linear link between emissions of CO2 and the loss of Arctic sea ice, which has shrunk by half in the last 40 years. The link enables people to understand their own contribution to climate change.

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) rose to the fourth place worldwide in 2018 according to the annual ranking of the American National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners for universities in terms of the number of patents registered in the United States. This is the second appearance of KFUPM within the list of the top ten universities in the world. KFUPM achieved the sixth place in 2017.

KFUPM has developed a new chemical product that allows oil companies to process different residues produced during oil and gas drilling and production operations. This product is unique in its operation and provides a solution that significantly improves the environmental health and safety. KFUPM has licensed the technology to SAS Environmental Services company that is renowned for oilfield waste processing products. The company is working to integrate its precision technologies with University technology to provide greater benefits to the sector and set new standards for industrial performance.



KFUPM Mall has become a center of attraction for all students where many of them enjoy their leisure time after their classes. This has become so popular that it remains jam-packed with students during the weekends because of the wide range of facilities from Bowling Alley to Barber shop all under one roof. There is a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, supermarket and other entertainment facilities all combined in one modern state of the art building.

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) has announced job opportunities for female PhD holders as a part of its faculty needs of both genders. All academic ranks for a large number of scientific disciplines are needed, such as professors, associate professors and assistant professors.

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals achieved the fourth position in the annual classification of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association for the universities worldwide

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) rose to the fourth place worldwide in 2018 according to the annual ranking of the American National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners for universities in terms of the number of patents registered in the United States. This is the second appearance of KFUPM within the list of the top ten universities in the world. KFUPM achieved the sixth place in 2017.

Many countries have targeted to shift their transportation mode to electric vehicle in order to meet Paris Agreement, to maintain the rise of global temperature lower than 2 oC. Consequently, the demand of crude oil for transportation will be reduced. Chemicals, according to IEA (the International Energy Agency), will consume more than a third of the growth in world oil demand in the coming 10 years.

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals offers postdoctoral fellowships with the support of the Ministry of Education. Areas of specialization include Renewable Energy, Petrochemical Research, Environmental Advanced Materials, and Characterization of Nanostructured Materials.