On Monday, March 4, 2019, under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Sahel N. Abduljauwad, Rector of King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) honored faculty members and staff who won Awards of Excellence for the year 1439/1440 AH as well as recognizing students who received first, second and third degree honors. The Awards of Excellence were given to distinguished professors, researchers, directors, employees, administrative assistants, technical support officers and workers. In addition, Awards of Excellence were granted to best supporting entity, outstanding students in academic assistance, student activity, best student clubs and faculty members holding patents.
Dr. Khalid bin Saleh Al-Sultan, President of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE), former Rector of KFUPM, said that the University is unique as it has been holding this annual ceremony, which honors KFUPM graduates and their parents, for many years. He added that KFUPM administration and graduates’ parents honored him to speak on their behalf at the ceremony, expressing everyone’s feelings and joy at the graduation ceremony.
Dr. Al-Sultan also said KFUPM is not only distinguished in education, but also in research, innovation and community service. For example, the university is ranked fifth in patents worldwide. Furthermore, Dhahran Techno Valley — and its centers of research, technology, innovation and business incubators — is the largest scientific complex of its kind in energy research worldwide. KFUPM has also adopted community service programs that support the non-profit sector.
Dr. Al-Sultan concluded by saying: “Congratulations to you on this achievement and success. We appreciate the effort you have made. It was a difficult journey during which there were many difficulties and challenges. We know that it requires patience, perseverance and great effort, but you have completed it successfully. Praise be to Allah first and foremost.
The awards were then distributed as follows:
Title of the Professor
The Winner - Title of the Distinguished Professor for the Year (2018 – 2019): Dr. Mohamed Ashraf Gondal, Dr. Mohamed Abdel Aziz Habib.
The Awards of Excellence in Teaching
Winner - College of Engineering: Dr. Basem Ahmed Abussaud.
Winner - College of Applied Engineering: Dr. Alaeddin Alrai Hussein.
The Two Winners - College of Science (equally): Dr. Musa Mohammed Musa, Dr. Monther Rashid Alforaidan.
Winner – College of Business: Dr. Obeid Mubarak Al Shareeda.
Winner - College of Environmental Designs: Dr. Adel Shaibani.
The Two Winners - College of Computer Science and Engineering (equally): Dr. Sajjad Mahmood, Dr. Ayman Helmy El-Melah.
Winner - College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences: Dr. Khalid Abdulsamad Al-Ramadan.
Winner - College of General Studies: Mr. Josh Simon.
The Two Winners - Preparatory Year (equally): Mr. Bilal Ahmed, Mr. Eric Mathew.
Winner - Dammam Community College: Mr. Mohammed Riyadi Farouk.
Winner - Preparatory Year at Dammam Community College: Mr. Ibrahim Abraham.
Awards of Excellence in Academic Counseling
Winner - College of Engineering: Dr. Wael Jamal Abdulrahman.
Winner - College of Applied Engineering: Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Wahab Dreig.
Winner - College of Science: Dr. Mohamed Hafez Omar.
Winner – College of Business: Mr. Mohammad Shahid Islam.
Winner - College of Environmental Designs: Dr. Laith Awni Al-Hadidi.
Winner - College of Computer Science and Engineering: Dr. Yahya Ismail Osais.
Winner - College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences: Dr. Salaheldin Elkatatny.
Awards of Excellence in Teaching Technology
Winner of the Second Prize: Dr. Alawi Abdulrahman Al-Saqqaf.
Winner of the Third Prize: Dr. Ahmed Fathi Salem.
Awards of Excellence in Research
The Award as granted to: Dr. Tawfiq Abdo Saleh Awad, Dr. Mohamed Abdulkarim Antar, Dr. Hussain Mohamed Bahlouli, Dr. Abdul Samad Mohammad, Dr. Salam Adel Zamo, Dr. Nassara Walah, Dr. Mohammad Rabah AlShayeb, Dr. Uthman Baroudi.
An Award of Excellence for Best Research Project from Deanship of Research
The Winning Research Project:
1- "University-funded Project # RG1219-1"
Submitted by: Dr. Mohammad Riyad.
Research Institute Awards
The Two Winners - Excellence Award in Applied Research (equally): Dr. Shakil Ahmed, Dr. Lotfi Jilani Rabawi.
Winner - Excellence Award in the Department of Applied Research: Dr. Mohammad Abbas.
Winners - Outstanding Research Team Award:
Winning Research Name:
"CEW 2374: Fisheries program (I): Population dynamics and stock assessment of the major fisheries resources in Saudi Arabian waters"
The Award is received on behalf of the Research Team Project Manager: Dr. Mohammed Ali Qurban.
Award of Excellence for Employees
Winners - Outstanding Director Awards (equally):
Mr. Moawiya Ahmed Zaki Taj, Mr. Mohammad Ibrahim Al-Jamaan, Mr. Mohammad Abdullah Al-Shehri.
Winners - Distinguished Professional Employee Awards (equally): Mr. Mohammed Yahya Naveed, Mr. Sameh Abdullah Balqadi, Mr. Asaad Mohammed Abdul-Razeq, Mr. Mohammed Dhaifallah Al Otaibi, Mr. Osama Abdullah Bilal.
Winner - Distinguished Technical Support Officer Awards: Mr. Moayad Ahmed Sharif.
Winners - Outstanding Administrative Support Officer Awards (equally): Mr. Albert Torio Obcena, Mr. Mohammad Majali Al Dosari, Mr. Abdullah Othman Al Othman, Mr. Al-Aziz Mubarak Al-Ruwaished, Mr. Abdullatif Khalid Al-Saeed, Mr. Anacleto Isit.
Winners - Distinguished Worker Awards (equally): Mr. Mohammad Mohsen Said, Mr. Ahmed Hazza Hizam.
Best Supporting Award: Saudi Aramco.
Winner - Excellence Award in Academic Assistance: Student Moaz Saleh Al Bukhari.
Winner - Excellence Award in Student Activities: Student Abdullah Khalid Suwaidan.
Best Club Awards
Mechanical Engineering Club, Arabic Language Club, Architectural Engineering Club.
Patent Award-winners: Dr. Sulaiman bin Saleh Al-Khattaf (16), Dr. Moataz Ali Attieh (14), Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Itani (10), Dr. Ibn Al Waleed Ali Hussain (10), Dr. Palani Aruda (10), Dr. Mohammad Ahmed Mahmoud (9), Dr. Mohamed Ashraf Kundal (9), Dr. Mamdouh Ahmed Al-Harthi (8), Dr. Anwar Hussein Assab (8), Dr. Tawfiq Saleh Awad (8), Dr. Mohammad Altaf (8), Dr. Rashid Mansour (7), Dr. Sabri Mahmoud (7), Dr. Mustafa Hamed Sharqawi (7), Dr. Basim Ahmed Abussaud (6), Dr. Bassam El-Ali (6), Dr. Taher Lawi (6th), Mr. Amer Abbas (6th), Dr. Abdullah Saad Sultan (5), Dr. Mohammed Maslehuddin (5), Dr. Syed Ahmed Ali (5), Dr. Mohammad Nahid Siddiqui (5), Dr. Muhammad Abdelqader Dastagir (5), Dr. Mazen Muhammad Khaled (5), Dr. Shakil Ahmed (5), Dr. Muhammad Naseem Akhtar (5), Dr. Osman Baroudi (5), Dr. Abdel Nasser Metwally Kawde (5), Dr. Mohammad Mazhar Hussein (5), Dr. Shaikh Abdulrazzaq (5), Mr. Amro Abdallah (5), Mr. Taj Al-Islam Bhawian (5), Mr. Omeer Beej (5), Mr. Mansur Belah Ibrahim (5) Dr. Sahel bin Nashat Abduljauwad (4), Dr. Nasser Mohammed Al-Aqeeli (4), Dr. Sadiq Mohammed Sait (4), Dr. Hamad Al-Abd Al-Wahhab (4), Dr. Zain Hassan Yamani (4), Dr. Aftab Ahmed (4), Dr. El-Sayed Mohamed El-Alfy (4), Dr. Nassar Marah (4), Dr. Samir Mekid (4), Mr. Amer Ghazi bin Saadoun (4), Dr. Habib ur Rahman Ahmad (4), Dr. Sami Alnaeem (4), Mr. Mazen Khalid Nazzal (4), Dr. Aasif Helal (4), Dr. Osman Sadiq Al-Hamoz (4), Mr. Suhaib Abdul Azim (4), Dr. Watheq Albasheer (4), Mr. Omar Mahmoud (4).
On Monday, March 4, 2019, employees who completed 45, 40, 35, 30, 20 and 10 years’ service, those who left the university permanently, and those distinguished employees who completed 15 and 30 years’ service were honored.