Research


Under the Sustaining Research Program in the Marine Environment... A Research Team Studies Sea Turtles

As part of the Sustaining Research VI Program between KFUPM and Saudi Aramco, a research team led by Dr. Rommel Maneja issued a paper on the biology and ecology of sea turtles that aims to support their conservation management in the Saudi waters of the Arabian Gulf. The research aims to enhance the understanding of the biology and ecology of sea turtles that live in the waters of the Kingdom in the Arabian Gulf, and to determine their basic habitats, such as nesting areas (laying eggs) and food areas, in addition to assessing the state of their main nesting sites, distribution, and connectivity.
Jan. 27, 2021

Sustaining the Marine Environment Project Concluded its Phase 6

The Marine Environment Project is a long-term research program based on the marine environment of the Arabian Gulf. It is a multidisciplinary marine research collaboration between Saudi Aramco and the Center for Environment & Water, Research Institute - KFUPM. The project began in the late eighties and consisted of several phases. For each phase of the project, which generally lasted for around 5-years, there were specific goals. According to Dr. Lutfi Rabawi, the project manager, the project has now reached the end of phase VI, and preparations for phase VII have begun.
Jan. 13, 2021

A research team prepared various novel carbons using biomass and waste for multiple applications

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.
Dec. 28, 2020

KFUPM organized the 16th Saudi Technical Exchange Meeting (STEM 2020)

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.
Dec. 16, 2020

A research team reveals differences in the life cycle of grouper fish between Saudi and Emirati waters

A research team from the Center for Environment and Water, led by Dr. Lin, Y.J, released a study about the life history traits of the Hamoor Epinephelus coioides. The team found remarkable differences between orange-spotted groupers living in Saudi waters and those living in Emirati waters with respect to life-cycle features and the way they reproduce.
Dec. 6, 2020

KFUPM and Saudi Space Commission (SSC) Signed a Cooperation Agreement To Enhance Innovation and the Development of Human Capabilities in the Field of Space

In the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Chairman of the Saudi Space Commission, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Energy and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, and His Excellency, Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed al-sheik, the Saudi Space Commission signed four memoranda of integration With the Ministry of Education, King Abdulaziz University, King Saud University
Nov. 15, 2020

The General Authority for Military Industries and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Cooperate to Support Research, Development, and Education in the Military Industries Sector

On Tuesday, 27 October 2020, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) signed a MoU to support Military Research and Development initiatives in the Defense Sector.
Oct. 29, 2020

Systems Engineering Team won the 2nd place Award in the Graduate Student Paper Competition in the 5th North American IEOM) Conference

A team of Systems Engineering department won the second place in the Graduate Student Paper Competition at the 5th North American IEOM (Industrial Engineering & Operations Management) Conference, Detroit, Michigan, USA, which was held online from 10 to 14 August 2020.
Aug. 25, 2020

Students in CPG Win First Places in Global and Regional Competitions

A student team from the College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences won the second place in the worldwide competition for geoscience graduate students on 2020 “AAPG IBA 2020" .
June 15, 2020

King Fahd University Ranked 4th among top 100 universities in granted patents at USPTO for 2019

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
June 11, 2020

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