Research


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

AEE Saudi Chapter meeting - Technologies & Solutions for Buildings Energy Efficiency

On Thursday, April 25th , 2019, The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Saudi Chapter in collaboration with the Center of Excellence in Energy Efficiency (CEEE) conducted an exclusive meeting to discuss the Technologies & Solutions for Buildings Energy Efficiency, at Dhahran Techno Valley (DTV)-KFUPM. The meeting was sponsored by The Center of Excellence in Energy Efficiency (CEEE) of the Research Institute (RI) at KFUPM.
April 28, 2019

1st Solar Energy Day Event at Dhahran Techno Valley

The Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy (CORE-RE) organized the 1st Solar Energy Day event on Wednesday, 24th of April, 2019, at the Dhahran Techno Valley - (DTV), Auditorium.
April 28, 2019

Deanship of Research Organized the Annual Ceremony of the Winning Research Proposals for the Academic Year 2018/2019

Under the patronage of His Excellency, Dr. Sahel N. Abduljauwad, KFUPM Rector, the winning research proposals for the academic year 2018/2019 were announced, in a ceremony organized by the Deanship of Research, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at KFUPM Conference Center. The ceremony was attended by the Vice Rector for Applied Studies and Research, Dr. Nasser bin Mohammed Al-Aqeeli, deans of colleges, supporting deanships, directors of RI centers, heads of academic departments and a large number of faculty members and researchers.
April 25, 2019

A Newly Commercialized Chemical for Treating Unwanted Residues in Oil Industry

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.
March 3, 2019

Qualified to Represent the Kingdom Internationally...A Team of KFUPM Students Won the Challenge of Financial Research

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, a student team at KFUPM won the annual financial research challenge competition in the Kingdom, organized by the CFA Society of the CFA Institute. This Institute is globally recognized in the field of financial analysis and investment management, the team is set to represent Saudi Arabia internationally in the regional challenge in Zurich.
Feb. 28, 2019

KFUPM Signs Cooperation Agreement with Industrial Company to Commercialize Research Products

On Monday 18 February 2019, KFUPM signed a cooperation agreement with Al Saidi Chemical Industries Co. to evaluate one of KFUPM’s newly developed inventions. The aim is to study the possibility of converting this into a commercial product as well as licensing its intellectual property for the University.
Feb. 20, 2019

From a Research Project to a Commercialized Patent: H2S scavenger..A new Chemical Developed by KFUPM Researchers

KFUPM researchers have invented a chemical, called H2S scavenger, to reduce the effect of Hydrogen sulfide gases normally produced during oil and gas operations.
Feb. 4, 2019