PRESENTS A JOINT Seminar WITH Deanship of Research (DSR)
New Research Resource Management (RRM) System- ABHATHI
Date: Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Building 63, Room 362
1- Mr. Imran-ul Haq
Officer, Research Development & Support Unit, Deanship of Research, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
2- Dr. Izzat Kazi
Research Scientist III Chemistry Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Purpose of the System
The Deanship of Research (DSR) over the past few years launched a comprehensive work to gather information about the available labs & equipment at the university. This has resulted in establishing accurate databases for equipment and an establishment of a reservation system, which allows faculty to reserve and use equipment. With all of these efforts, there is a need to develop a system that allows easy transactions, whenever an equipment is being used. As of now, there is no clear mechanism for using equipment and no way of easy payment.
Moreover, there is no record of utilization of equipment or a priority, as we believe those who are using their research money should be given a priority to using equipment. The concept of equipment sharing in a sustainable and collaborative way is missing as it has not been articulated well into the minds of our researchers.
Mr. Imran ul Haq earned his BS from Sir Syed University, Karachi in 2008 and MS from the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran in 2013 and is currently working in the Deanship of Research (DSR), KFUPM. He is a full-stack developer but primarily develops software in C#/Dot net framework. He has developed and deployed many applications for the DSR. In 2018, he received "Distinguished Professional Award" for developing "Abhathi", the latest Research Management system for KFUPM researchers. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and also holds a certificate in ITIL-v3 Foundation
Dr. M.R.S.A. Janjua, Associate Professor