Previous Events


The impact of Industrial Gases on our future

Speaker:  Mr. Roger Dewing, Director of Technology Air Products Technology Center

March 4, 2018


Energy: Technology Trends

Speaker:  Mr. Ahmad O. Al Khowaiter, Chief Technology Officer, Saudi Aramco

February 5, 2018


Transformation Leadership in the Chemical Industry

Speaker:  Mr. Uwaidh K. Al-Harethi, Executive Vice President, Innovation & Business Development, Sabic

Dec. 10, 2017

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Annual Best Design, Best Ph.D. & MS students and Coop Project submitted in 2016-2017 Academic Session at Chemical Engineering Department, KFUPM.

Speaker:  Leader of Group getting 1st prize in Best Design

May 26, 2017

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Best Design, Best Ph.D. & MS students and Coop Project submitted in 2015-2016 Academic Session-CHE, KFUPM

Speaker:  Leader of Group getting 1st prize in Best Design

May 8, 2016

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Saudi Aramco Chemicals – Growth through Integration

Mr. Warren W. Wilder, Vice President Chemicals, Saudi Aramco

May 1, 2016

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Transforming Scientific and Engineering Innovations into Commercial Impact

Speaker: Dr. Dennis Gilmore, Executive Director, RPD Innovations, Dhahran Techno Valley

March 15, 2016

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(S-Chem Story) – Remarkable Growth & World Class Operational Excellence

Mr. Said Bajouda, Executive President, Saudi Chevron Phillips and Jubail Chevron Phillips Companies in Jubail (S-Chem)

February 17, 2016

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The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040” by ExxonMobil

Speaker: Mr. Rob Gardner, Manager, Economics & Energy Division, Corporate Strategic Planning Department, Exxon Mobil Corporation

February 9, 2016

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 Technology Commercialization at DTVC – 2 years in development

Speaker: Dr.Ian Proctor, Managing Director, Technology Commercialization, Dhahran Techno Valley Company (DTVC)

 February 1, 2016

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  Sustainable Manufacturing: Howe we do it

Speaker: Mr. Fahad Al-Sharef – Vice President, Manufacturing Strategies, Sabic

April 29, 2015

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Field Visit 2015  – SATORP

Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Company (SATORP)

March 14, 2015

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The Intuitive Art of Leadership

Speaker: Mr. Abdallah S. Jum’ah – Former President & CEO of the Saudi Aramco

 January 25, 2015

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Enable your Plant Crew to Ensure Safe Operation

Speaker: Mr. Ataurrehman Qureshi – Sr. Technical Sales Consultant

December 9, 2014

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Dr. Zuhair Allawi – President, Dow Saudi Arabia was the speaker in the last meeting held on November 5, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Zuhair Allawi – President

November 5, 2014

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Sadara: Collaborating for Success


Speaker: Mr. Ziad S. Al-Labban, CEO, Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara)

 April 28, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Le Meridien Hotel, Al-Khobar

 Workshop –Techniques For Energy Recovery From High Enthalpy Streams in Steam Systems in a Typical Petroleum Refinery Complex

Speaker: Mr. Venkat Subramanian Sales Training Manager, NALCO

 April 28, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Le Meridien Hotel, Al-Khobar

 TASNEE Petrochemicals Complex,  Jubail

Annual Field Visit

 April 12, 2014


Intellectual Property (IP) Commercialization in Dhahran Techno Valley at KFUPM

Speaker: Dr. Ian Proctor, Managing Director –
Technology Commercialization, Dhahran Techno Valley Company (D
December 17, 2013

The Outlook for Energy –
A view to 2040

Speaker: Mr. Jean-Pascal of ExxonMobil
November 18, 2013

Annual Best Design, Best Ph.D. & MS students and Coop Project
submitted in 2012-2013 Academic Sessio

Speaker: Chief Guest:
Prof. Mohammad Saad Al-Homoud
Vice Rector for Academic Affairs
King Fahd University of
May 25, 2013

General Electric Manufacturing & Technology Center

April 18, 2013

The ExxonMobil Energy Outlook, which is fundamental
to the long range outlook for our industry

Speaker: Ralf Schairer
Executive Vice President Manufacturing, Samref
April 8, 2013

Smart installed base management –
reduce complexity and operational expenditure

Speaker: David Hewitt
Business Development Manager – Petrochemical & Chemical Industry
Endress+Hauser Instru
March 4, 2013

How to be a CEO of your company

Speaker: Gasem Saleh Al-Shaikh
Chief Executive Officer
(Petroleum, Chemicals & Mining Company Limited – Subs
February 19, 2013


ClO2 as an alternative to electro-chlorination for water disinfection

Speaker: Kjell Johansson – Purate Manager Europe & New Market Development, AkzoNobel
October 8, 2012

Maintaining vehicle and fuel injection integrity through the application of deposit control additive

Speaker: Mr. David Claydon – Senior Marketing Technical Manager for Fuel Additives, Afton Technical Centre, B
September 25, 2012

On the Impact of Chemical Engineers and Chemists

Speaker: Dr. Ernesto Occhiello
Executive Vice-President, Technology and Innovation SABIC, Riyadh
April 23, 2012

Field Visit to Ma’aden, Ras Al-Khair

Speaker: Field Visit to Ma’aden, Ras Al-Khair
April 19, 2012

Engineers Challenges in Petrochemical Industry

Speaker: Mr. Mazyad S. Al-Khaldi
President, IBN SINA, SABIC
March 19, 2012

Innovation in Polyolefin Operational Excellence and R&D –
Global Perspective, KSA Focus

Speaker: Dr. Ricky Tomanek
Managing Director MENA and India
Impact Solutions
February 27, 2012

Seminar “Cooling Water Technology – Chemical Approach”

Speaker: Mr. Arif Jaffer
Consultant Purate Technology, GCC Region Akzo Nobel
February 12, 2012

DuPont Clean Technologies, State of the Art Sustainable Solutions for Today’s Refiner

Speaker: Mr. Andrew Tyas
Regional Engineering Manager
DuPont Clean Technologies – EMEA
January 31, 2012


Businesses from Break-Through Technologies

Speaker: Mr. Tim Bowden
Founder and Managing Director
BlueVine Ventures
Menlo Park, California, USA
Dec. 29, 2011

Innovation & R&D Collaboration
With Industry

Speaker: Dr. Iyad AlZaharnah
Nov. 22, 2011

Annual Awards Banquet. 1st Prize presented for the best Design and Cooperative Reports, Academic Yea

Speaker: Leader of Group receiving 1st Prize
June 13, 2011

Chemical Engineers: Contributing to Regional Prosperity

Speaker: Mr. Abdullatif A. Al-Othman
June 5, 2011

Challenges Affecting Process Control When Operating Centrifugal Compressors

Speaker: Mr. Tony Andraos
May 23, 2011

High Severity Catalytic Cracking (HSFCC): Go for Propylene

Speaker: Dr. Halim H. Redhwi
Vice President of Dhahran Techno-Valley Company
Professor, Chemical Engineering
April 25, 2011

The Future of Technology and Innovation at Sipchem

Speaker: Dr. Trevor J. Hutley
GM, Product & Technology Development
March 27, 2011


The philosophers’ stone

Speaker: Mr. Najeeb Al Zamil
Member of the Shura Council
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dec. 21, 2010

Building a World Class Operation in Saudi Arabia under the Banner of Operational Excellence

Speaker: Mr. Mike Zeglin
Executive President, Jubail Chevron-Phillips
November 9, 2010

BASF Purification Systems – Improving Polyolefin Plant Operations BASF Advanced Olefin Purification

Speaker: Dr. Lothar Karrer
Product Technology Manager, Catalyst Division, BASF
October 10, 2010

Annual Awards Banquet. 1st Prize presented for the best Design and Cooperative Reports, Academic Yea

Speaker: Leader of Group receiving 1st Prize
June 20, 2010

Strategic Thinking: Road Map for Successful Chemical Engineering Industries

Speaker: Mr. Jamal Almutair
May 31, 2010

The Credit and Financial crisis: Implications for the Arabian Gulf

Speaker: Prof Mohamed Ramady
Visiting Associate Professor,
Faculty of Finance & Economics
King Fahd Universi
April 25, 2010

Value Creation through Growth and Excellence –
Implications for the Human Talent

Speaker: Mr. Mosaed Al-Ohali
Executive Vice-President, Manufacturing SABIC
March 23, 2010

Creating an Oil and Gas Cluster in Saudi Arabia

Speaker: Mr. Ahmad O. Al-Khowaiter
Director, New Business Evaluation Department
Saudi Aramco
February 28, 2010


Chemical Engineering Processes in Cement Production

Speaker: Engr. Ali Saeed Al Qahtani
Executive Deputy General Manger
Operation & Development – EPCCo
December 27, 2009

Paper Manufacturing from Pulp to Market

Speaker: Mr. Mubarak A. AlKhater
COE, Saudi Paper Group
December 6, 2009

Evolution of Technology & Innovation at SABIC

Speaker: Dr. Abdulrahman S. Al-Ubaid
Vice President of Technology & Innovation, SABIC
October 25, 2009

Annual Awards Banquet. 1st Prize presented for the best Design and Cooperative Reports, Academic Yea

Speaker: Leader of Group receiving 1st Prize
June 28, 2009

Technical Societies: Are they really promoting Sciences and Engineering in the Region? What else the

Speaker: Joint Panel Discussion –
June 14, 2009

Chemical Engineering: Poised to Shape the Future

Speaker: Mr. Carlos A. Cabrera
Chairman of UOP
June 7, 2009

Saudi Arabia’s Economy in the Midst of Economic Uncertainty

Speaker: Dr. John D. Sfakianakis
May 30, 2009

Sipchem between Challenges of Economical Crisis and Petrochemical Industry Future

Speaker: Mr. Abdullah S. Al-Saadoon
April 25, 2009

The Mining Industry in Saudi Arabia

Speaker: Dr. Abdallah E. Dabbagh
President & CEO
March 4, 2009


Water Sustainability and How it Effects Industry

Speaker: Mr. Mohamed Ali Vaid
Director, Market Development for
December 15, 2008

Saudi Railways Organization’s Ten Year Strategic Plan and the Role of Engineers in its Implementatio

Speaker: Mr. Abdul Aziz Al Hukail
President, Saudi Railways Organization
November 23, 2008

A Journey of Excellence

Speaker: His Excellency Dr. Bakr A. Bakr
October 28, 2008

6th Annual Awards Banquet. 1st Prize presented for the best Design and Cooperative Reports, Academic

Speaker: Leader of Group receiving 1st Prize
June 15, 2008

Interesting Times: The next 20 years for the gas Industry in the Arabian Gulf

Speaker: Mr. Saad A. Turaiki
Executive Director
June 3, 2008

Tasnee: New Comer in the Petrochemical World

Speaker: Mr. Saleh F. Al-Nazha
President, Tasnee Petrochemicals Complex
April 19, 2008

Distribution & Terminal Operations Challenges and Future Outlook

Speaker: Mr. Ahmad A. Al-Sa’adi
Executive Director
March 24, 2008

Plant Performance Enhancement

Speaker: Mr. Ali S. Al-Khuraimi
February 11, 2008


KAUST: A New Emerging Paradigm in University Based Research

Speaker: Mr. Ahmad O. Al-Khowaiter
KAUST Interim Provost
November 27, 2007

5th Annual Awards Banquet. 1st Prize presented for the best Design and Cooperative Reports, Academic

Speaker: Leader of Group receiving 1st Prize
June 4, 2007

Educational Outcomes & Industry Needs: Saudi Aramco’s Perspective

Speaker: Mr. Khalid A. Al-Falih
Senior Vice President, Industrial Relations, Saudi Aramco
April 8, 2007

Sharing SABIC Business Transformation Project Experience

Speaker: Mr. Mansour Al-Kharboush
SABIC Vice-President, Shared Services
March 20, 2007

Refining & Petrochemicals Integration

Speaker: Mr. Raza Jawad
Regional Director, Business Development, UOP Middle East Company, Dubai
February 27, 2007

On-Purpose Propylene Production

Speaker: Mr. Brian Muldoon
Technology Marketing Manager, ABB Lummus Global’s Process Technology Division
January 16, 2007


Dhahran techno Valley at KFUPM: A Local Mission with a Global Vision

Speaker: Dr. Faleh A. Sulaiman
Supervisor, Dhahran Techno Valley
December 19, 2006


Distillation: So simple yet so complex, and vice versa!

Speaker: Prof. Sigurd Skogestad
Head of Chemical Engineering
December 4, 2005


Feedback: The Simple and Best Solution

Speaker: Prof. Sigurd Skogestad
December 7, 2004

Regional Petrochemical Industry: Threats & Prospects

Speaker: Mr. Rashid Husain
Regional Manager,
Al-Azzaz Chemical Co.
October 3, 2004

4th Annual Awards Banquet. 1st Prize presented for the best Design and Cooperative Reports, Academic

Speaker: Leader of Group receiving 1st Prize
May 29, 2004

Chemical Industries : Changing Work Environment

Speaker: Mr. Mosaed Al-Ohali
May 4, 2004

The Singular Point Technology Leads to Sustainable Development of Petroleum Industry in Saudi Arabia

Speaker: Prof. Tomoyuki Inui
Saudi Aramco Chair for Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals
Department of Chemica
March 16, 2004


Alternatives to Hydrotreating: Oxidation Chemistry in Petroleum Industry

Speaker: Dr. Gary D. Martinie
Science Specialist,
Research & Technology,

Saudi Aramco
December 22, 2003

3rd Annual Awards Banquet. 1st Prize presented for the best Design and Cooperative Reports, Academic

Speaker: Leader of Group receiving 1st Prize
June 7, 2003

Standardization and Chemistry

Speaker: Dr. Khaled Y. Al-Khalaf
Director General,
Saudi Arabian Standards Organization
April 22, 2003

New Opportunities for Chemical Engineers

Speaker: Prof. Axel Meisen
President and Vice-Chancellor
Memorial University of Newfoundland,
January 18, 2003


Modern Catalyst Formulations are Today’s Key to High Performance Technology

Speaker: Dr. Hartmut Weyda
December 17, 2002

Chemical Additives and Increased Performance Level of Plastics

Speaker: Dr. Roberto Todesco
Ciba Specialty Chemicals,
Basel, Switzerland
October 5, 2002

2nd Annual Awards Banquet. 1st Prize presented for the best Design and Cooperative Reports, Academic

Speaker: Leader of Group receiving 1st Prize
May 28, 2002

Frontier Technologies for Hydrocarbons

Speaker: Dr. William M. Sackinger
Obelisk Hydrocarbons,
Alaska, USA
March 19, 2002

Right Catalyst Selection: Higher Profit Margins
for Refineries and Petrochemical Plants

Speaker: Mr. Yousuf Al-Haddad
WESCO-Engelhard Saudi Arabia
January 15, 2002


NPIC/NIC Petrochemical Projects Development

Speaker: Mr. Moayyed Al-Qurtas
National Industrialization Company (NIC)
October 23rd, 2001

Best Design Submitted in Spring Term 2001 at KFUPM, Chemical Engineering

Speaker: Leader of Group receiving 1st Prize
May 29, 2001

Past, Present, and Future Role of UOP in Saudi Refining and Petrochemical Industries

Speaker: Dr. George Antos
Director of Research and Development,
UOP LLC, Chicago
May 8, 2001

Applied Research at KFUPM and the Saudi Chemical Industry

Speaker: Dr. Saleh A. Bakhrebah
Vice-Rector for Applied Research,
February 13, 2001


Intellectual Asset Management in Research and Development

Speaker: Mr. Abdurrahman F. Al-Wuhaib
Engineering Services, Saudi Aramco
October 23, 2000

The Role of Saudi Chemical Engineer in Developing Chemical Industries in the Kingdom

Speaker: Mr. Abdulah S. Nojaidi
Executive Vice-President,
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
September 12, 2000

Saudi Chevron Petrochemical (SCP): Challenges & Success Factors

Speaker: Mr. Kamal Fatayerji
Director of Projects, Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG)
May 16, 2000

Refinery Operation’s Rapidly Changing Manpower Skill Needs

Speaker: Mr. Ali A. Saleh
Senior Vice-President, Refining and Distribution, Saudi Aramco

February 8, 2000


The Role of Chemical Engineers in Saudi Industries

Speaker: H.E., Dr. Abdulaziz A. Al-Dukhayyil
Rector, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals,
November 24, 1999