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Hassan Al Ismail KAUST alumnus Hassan Al-Ismail graduated from the University in 2014 with a master’s degree in Earth science and engineering and now leads a team at Saudi Aramco that is implementing vibrational wave modeling of 2D data of the Earth’s crust and upper mantle. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in geology and geophysics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Al-Ismail returned to Saudi Arabia to work for Saudi Aramco for two years and was then sponsored by the company to continue his graduate education at KAUST. Al-Ismail is currently studying part-time towards his MBA at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. “The time I spent at KAUST was the best in my academic life,” he said. “On an academic level, I was able to study the latest developments in geophysics with an elite group of professors and researchers in the field. I also had the opportunity to participate in new research work in the field of seismic photography. On the 28

M.S. 14, Earth science and engineering personal level, I made friends with people from all over the world. Mixing with so many different cultures enriched my experience and made it exceptional. KAUST also offered me valuable opportunities to learn about so much more than my own area of specialization and to participate in different extracurricular activities.” Al-Ismail advised KAUST’s new and current students to make the most of every minute of their time as students at the University— both academically and personally. “Your time at KAUST is a unique experience that will not be repeated,” he said. By Abdullah Alhamdan, KAUST News

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2019 April Beacon  

2019 April Beacon