Alfaisal Magazine August 2012 -Vol 02- Issue 2

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KACST Science & Technology Strategic Grants Research Projects Accepted for Funding


Dr. Zhao Yong (CoE) Projects • Advanced study of aerodynamics & fluid-structure interaction of wind turbines (2011) HR

Three Projects Awarded to Alfaisal University

Dr. Peter R. Kvietys (CoM)


ne of the major achievements this past year has been the success of Alfaisal University faculty in the Saudi Aramco University Collaboration Programs (UCP). Three out of six research proposals submitted by faculty members at Alfaisal University have been accepted for funding as part of the Saudi Aramco UCP. In response to an invitation by Saudi Aramco, a total of 65 basic and applied research proposals were received from universities in the Kingdom. A rigorous assessment process was employed to recommend proposals for acceptance. A total of 13 research proposals were selected for funding from these submissions in the 2011 cycle of UCP, three of which were Alfaisal faculty submissions.

Projects • Role of T cells in LPS-induced lung inflammation & dysfunction (2011) HR Dr. Abdulamjeed Mohamad (CoE) Projects • Effect of Temperature Gradient on Press Driven Water Flow in Carbon Nanotubes (2011) HR

Dr. Bernhard Juurlink (CoM) Projects • Phase two Protein Induction sirt1 and Gluconeogenesis (2009) HR

Dr. Tianzheng Yu (CoM) Projects • Mitochondrial Fission and Pancreatic β-Cell Apoptosis in Type 2 Diabetes (2010) HR • Mitochondrial Dynamics in Diabetic Nephropathy (2009) HR Dr. Ahmed Yaqinuddin (CoM) Projects • Using Micro-RNAs as Biomarkers for Diagnosing Prostate Cancers (2010) R • Identification of Novel diagnostic & prognostic markers for bladder cancer through whole genome methylation (2009) HR Dr. Hazbo Skoko (CoB) Projects

Dr. Rehan Ahmed (CoE) Project Title: Nano-composite carbide coatings for wear resistant applications

Dr. Nadimul Faisal (CoE) Project Title: Advance anode materials for direct hydrocarbon proton conducting solid oxide fuel cell (PC-SOFC) in auxiliary power units

Gradate Studies

Graduate Program Status

Dr. Azeem Ashraf (CoE) Project Title: Wear behavior characterization of stellite alloys using computational modeling

Students in Program

)MBA (Masters of Business Administration



MSc in Biomedical Sciences

Admitting Students

MSc in Genetic Counseling



MSc in Radiological & Imaging Sciences




Dr. Rehan Ahmed (CoE) Projects • Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Thermal Spray Coatings for Orthopedic Implant & Manufacturing Applications (2010) R

Dr. Paul Ganguly (CoM) Projects • Role of Brain Amino Acids: Acids Function in Hyperhomocysteinemiac (2009) R • Preventing Cardiovascular Disease: Using Nutraceuticals as Nutritional Interventions (2009) HR Dr. Ali Khraibi (CoM) Projects • Renal and Cardiovascular Adaptations to Hypertensive Pregnancy (2009) R

• Development & Evaluation of ICT Models of Adoption & Use in Saudi Arabian SMEs (2009) R

Dr. Edreese Alsharaeh (CoSGS) Projects • Synthesis and characterization of polymer nanocomposites via gas phase polymerization (2010) R

Dr. Yogi Erlangga (CoSGS) Projects • Multilevel methods for saddle point problems in fluid flows & seismic imaging with PDE constr. opt. (2010) HR

Dr. Abdallah Shami (CoE) Projects • Integrated Broadband Access Networks (2010) R • Modeling and Optimization of Concurrent Multipath Transfer over Wireless Links (2009) R

HR: Highly Recommended R: Recommended


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