Research


Dr. Abduljamiu Amao receives the Allan Higgins Award of the Micropalaeontological Society

Dr. Abduljamiu Amao of the Center for Integrated Petroleum Research has been awarded the 2019 Alan Higgins Award for Applied Micropalaeontology. Dr. Amao is the second researcher from KFUPM to receive this prestigious award from the Micropalaeontological Society – the first such award to a KFUPM scientist was given to Dr. Eiichi Setoyama in 2016.
Nov. 20, 2019

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals organizes the annual meeting of the cooperation program with the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy

On 13 and14 November 2019, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Khalid Al Sultan President of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy and Dr. Sahel N. Abduljawad, Rector of King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, both parties organized the annual review work for the KFUPM-KACARE cooperation program that aims to enhance the quality of science, technology, education, and industrial development in the Kingdom.
Nov. 14, 2019

Earned 3 Patents: Research project to convert carbon dioxide into hydrocarbon products and mitigate global warming

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.
Nov. 5, 2019

Governor of Eastern Province Chairs the Meeting of KFUPM Fund for Research & Educational Programs

On Sunday, 3rd November 2019, His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of the Eastern Province, chaired the second Board meeting of the fourth cycle for the KFUPM Fund for Research & Educational Programs , "KFUPM Fund", at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.
Nov. 4, 2019

Technical Meeting on Industrial Energy Efficiency

The Center of Excellence in Energy Efficiency (CEEE), KFUPM hosted a technical meeting entitled ‘Industrial Energy Efficiency’ on Wednesday 30th October 2019 in Dhahran Techno Valley (DTV)-KFUPM. This event is one of the activities of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)-Saudi Chapter, which was sponsored by CEEE-KFUPM with a purpose of exchanging and debating ideas on energy efficiency initiatives and best practices. The meeting was attended by around 80 specialists in Energy.
Oct. 31, 2019

KFUPM signed a Technology Cooperation Agreement with Halliburton

On Wednesday 23rd October 2019, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) signed a framework agreement for research cooperation and technology development with Halliburton, one of the University strategic partners, with its research center in the Dhahran Techno Valley.
Oct. 23, 2019

Framework Agreement on Technology Cooperation with Baker Hughes - General Electric

KFUPM has signed a framework agreement on research cooperation and technology development with Baker Hughes, GE, one of the University's strategic partners, represented by its research center at Dhahran Techno Valley (DTV).
Sept. 19, 2019

Towards sustainable source of clean energy: New Nanomaterials and Semiconductors have been developed at KFUPM to produce hydrogen using solar energy

The world is now diversifying its energy sources to meet the growing global fuel demand. Finding clean and sustainable sources of energy to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment is one of the most important challenges that require further research work to develop promising technologies to solve this dilemma and open up new investment areas, and Saudi Arabia has natural potential to take advantage of the enormous opportunities in the renewable energy sector.
July 30, 2019

The Expansion of "S-Oil" Refinery in South Korea Reflects KFUPM Success in Commercializing Patents

The expansion of “S-Oil” refinery in South Korea, launched by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, on Wednesday (June 26, 2019) relies on several technologies. It includes an innovative technology high-severity fluid catalytic cracking (HS-FCC) developed at KFUPM and the licensing of its patent to the Korean company.
June 27, 2019

KFUPM to the Fourth Place in the World in the Number of Patents

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.
June 11, 2019

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