On behalf of our faculty members, research and administrative staff, graduate and undergraduate students, I would like to welcome you to the Department of Chemistry at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). I am delighted that you are taking some of your time to explore about the experience and opportunities of the academic programs we offer to our students.
The Department of Chemistry is one of the first departments established at KFUPM back in 1965. Since then our academic platform, research facilities and human resources are constantly growing. Currently the department has more than 30 faculty members, 10 fulltime technicians, 60 graduate students and 40 undergraduate students. The department has succeeded in attracting faculty members with distinguished teaching and research qualifications. The department's facilities are equipped with the latest and most advanced instrumentation needed for research and teaching. All of that enabled us to be committed to excellence in education, research in all areas of chemistry, and in services to the community.
We have been working diligently over years to improve the undergraduate curricula which span various areas of chemistry. Currently, we offer Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degrees in either Chemistry or Industrial Chemistry. Our freshman courses are taken by all science and engineering students, and our faculty work hard to maintain the highest standards at that crucial introductory level. Likewise, our higher-level undergraduate courses are comparable to those offered in reputable international universities. In 2015, our undergraduate program has been accredited by the national accrediting body; the National Commission for Assessment and Academic Accreditation (NCAAA). In addition, we run programs leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry, and students with diverse cultural and educational backgrounds join the graduate program every year. Our students are very active in conducting research and have been recognized in several regional and international events.
We keep a friendly environment within the department and a close faculty-to-student interaction, which attracts students to join our program. Thanks to the determination and persistence of all members at the Department of Chemistry. The dedication of our people and the department support to research make the department one of the leading departments in research at KFUPM and in the region.
Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Saadi
Department of Chemistry