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 Dr. Said, Syed A. M.

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Office               Bldg-63 Room-335                                

Phone               966-13-860 2548                                      

Fax                   966-13-860 2949 (ME Dept)                                 

Email               samsaid@kfupm.edu.sa

Websites          Personal Page                            

EDUCATION: 

 1982-1986:  Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee Knoxville Tennessee USA

 1977-1979:  M.S. Mechanical Engineering KFUPM Dhahran Saudi Arabia

 1973-1976: B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering Brighton Univ. Brighton U.K.

Current responsibilities 

  • Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Dept. KFUPM
  • Coordinator Teaching and Learning Center, Deanship of Academic Development, KFUPM.
  • Deputy PI, KACST-TIC CCS
     

EXPERIENCE:

Dr. Said is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department and the coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Center at King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Also, he is the coordinator of the Clean Energy Research group in collaboration with MIT –USA and the Solar Energy research Group leader at the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy (CoRE-RE) at KFUPM. Dr. Said received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville USA in 1986. Since then, he has been actively involved in teaching, research and community service at KFUPM.

Since joining KFUPM in 1986, Dr. Said has been involved in more than 30 funded research projects carried out by the Research Institute and the Mechanical Engineering Department. He has been a project manager for several of these projects. Dr. Said has published more that 100 technical papers and a large number of reports. Dr. Said established the Heat Transfer Research laboratory and recently, the Solar Cell deposition and characterization laboratory; PV Module performance and reliability indoor test laboratory and PV module outdoor test facility. Dr. Said recent research interest is on performance and reliability and dust mitigation of PV modules. Dr. Said received the distinguished teaching and researcher awards in the College of Engineering Sciences. He has attended several international conferences in the area of energy and renewable energy.

Dr. Said established the ASME Eastern Province Chapter and the Saudi Mechanical Engineering Society at KFUPM.

Teaching activities 

  • Courses Taught
Taught and coordinated a number of graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of Thermal sciences, Energy Conversion, Thermal Environment and Energy analysis and Combustion.
 
Short Courses
  • Coordinated and participated in a number of short courses in the area of Thermal sciences, energy conversion, thermal Environment and Energy analysis and combustion.

Awards 

   Received the Best Teacher Award

   Received the Best Researcher Award

   Nominated for the Best Teacher Award for another time 

Research activities 

M.S. and Ph.D. Supervision: 

    Supervised and a member of committees of more than 25 M.S and Ph.D. students.
 

Research Projects: 

  • Managed and participated in more than 30 funded research projects during the last 10 years. The following lists some of the recent funded projects:
  • Erosion in Heat Exchangers.  Nov. 2000  to Nov. 2003. Funded by Saudi Aramco
  • Evaluation of deadleg criteria.  Dec. 2001 to Apr 2004. Funded by Saudi Aramco
  • Energy and Exergy based Performance Analysis of Boilers and Industrial Furnaces in Process Industries.  Sept  2004 to Oct 2005. Funded by SABIC.
  • Analysis of water circulation in boilers. September 2002 to Mar 2006. Funded by Saudi Aramco
  • Turbulent Natural Convection Flow in Parallel and Converging-Plate Vertical Channels. Sep. 2002 Mar. 2006 Funded by KFUPM.
  • Feasibility and Performance of Ground-Source Heat Pump in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Sept 2004 to Mar 2008. Funded by KACST.
  • Evaluation of Flow Maldistribution in Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers. Sep. 1, 2004 to May 1, 2006. Funded by Saudi Aramco
  • Vortex Shedding-free Strainer. Sept 2005 to Dec 2007. Funded by Saudi Aramco
  • Determination of maximum Boiler Swing Rates.  May 2007 to Dec. 2009. Funded by Saudi Aramco
  • Assessment of hybrid solar power application in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia", KFUPM MIT. Sept 2008 to Sept 2010.  Funded by CoRE-RE
  • Enhancing the Performance of Silicon Based PV Cells. Sept 2008 to Sept 2013. Funded by KFUPM-MIT Collaboration Center.
  • Characteristics of Natural Convection Heat Transfer in an Array of Discrete Heat Sources, Funded by KFUPM 2010-2013.
  • Experimental Investigation of flow Maldistribution in Air Cooled Heat Exchangers, Funded by KFUPM 2010-2012.
  • Development of a simulation model in Arabic for the Performance of energy use in buildings. Funded by KACST General Program 2009-2012
  • Development of a Totally Solar Powered Refrigeration System – Phase # I- NSTIP # 08-ENE56-4. Funded by KACST NSTIP Nov.  2010- Oct. 2012
  • PV Module  Performance and Reliability in Dhahran Saudi Arabia. Funded by CoRE-RE 2010-1015
  •  FLOW INDUCED VIBRATION IN HEAT EXCHANGERS (Phase II: Triangular and Rotated-Triangular Bundles). Funded by Saudi Aramco OCT. 2011-Sept. 2013.
  • Technology Innovation Center in Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCSTIC), Funded by KACST 2010-2015.
  • Improving Physical Learning Environment  kFUPM 2014-2015
  • Engineered Dust & Water Repellant Surfaces for Solar PV & Concentrated Solar Applications in Desert Environments- R16-CE-11-NSTIP
  • Reducing Diesel Demand in Saudi Arabian Farming Sector using Solar PV Systems- 13-ENE1727-04  NSTIP

Patents

  • US patent # 8881539B1  Hybrid Storage Absorption Refrigeration System   
  • US patent #  8720216B1 Hybrid aqua-ammonia and lithium bromide-water absorption chiller
  • US patent # 9285144B2 Economizer for an intermittent absorption refrigeration system.
  • US patent # 9459027B2 Intermittent absorption refrigeration system.
  • US patent # 9441863B2 Intermittent absorption refrigeration system with an ejector.
  • US patent # 9194617B2 Intermittent absorption refrigeration system equipped with a waste energy storage unit.
  • US patent # 9480967B2 Metal organic framework adsorbent for solar adsorption refrigeration.
  • US patent # 9482461B2 Coolant H.E. having a scraper for each heat exchange interface surface.
  • US patent # 9207003 Intermittent absorption system with liquid-liquid heat exchanger.
  • US patent # 9194617 constructional design of energy efficient intermittent absorption system.
  • US patent # 9145299 Steam methane reforming reactor of shell and tube type with cylindrical slots.
  •  US patent # 9701536 Steam Methane Reforming Reactor of Shell and Tube type with Cylindrical Slots
  • US patent # 10040052 Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Incorporated MIL-101(Cr) Composite Adsorbent with High Thermal Stability
  • US patent # 9776861 Steam Methane Reforming Reactor of Shell and Tube type with Cylindrical Slots
  • US patent # 9480967 Metalic organic framework adsorbent for solar adsorption refrigeration
  • US Application # 16/795038 Software for Heat Reflux and Friction Losses Effects on Natural Circulation in Package Boilers
  • US Application # 16/394539 Novel Design of a Solar-Powered Adsorption Chiller with Operation in the Absence of Sunlight
  • US Application # 13/846797 Novel Design of Aqua-Ammonia Absorption Chiller Based on Refrigerant Storage
  • US Application # 14/715526 Solar parabolic trough membrane steam reformer 

Publications in Refereed Journals 

  • Abdelralunan, M., Said, S.A.M., Shuaib, AN. "Atmospheric turbidity coeffient in Dhahran". Int. J. of  Solar Energy, Vol. 41,2 (1988).
  •  Said, S.A.M. and. Abdelralunan, MA., "Engergy efficiency of a building in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia: Parametric analysis with the DOE2. la computer program", ASHRAE Transactions, Vol.95, Pt.1 (1989).
  • Said, S.A.M., "A case study of solar photovoltaic powered irrigation in the Northern Sudan' SunWorld, Vol. 13,2 (1989).
  • Arshad, K. and Said, SAM., "Pumped Solar Domestic Hot Water (SDHIvI) system design guidelines", SunWorld, Vol. 12, 4 (1989).
  •  Eabel,V.J., Said, S.A.M., and Abdelrahman, MA.. "Validation and a micro-computer based hourly energy analysis computer programs for a residential building", Energy, Vol.14,4 (1989).
  • Said, S.A.M. and Krane, Ri., "An Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Natural convection heat transfer in vertical channels with a single obstruction", Int J. Heat Mass Transfer. Vol. 33, 6 (1990). (Based on thesis dissertation).
  • Said, S.A.M., Abdelrahxnan, M.A. and Racz, 0., "Economics of thermal insulation in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia", ASHR.AE Transactions, Vol. 96, Pt. 1(1990).
  • Said, S.A.M. "Effect of dust accumulation in thermal and photovoltaic flat-plate collector performance", I. Applied Energy, Vol. 37, 1(1990).
  • Shaabid, SM.. Kar A., and Said, S.A.M., "Second Law Analysis and Optimization of Solar Hot Water Systems". Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Vol. 15. B4 (1990).
  • Abdelrahman, M., Said, S.A.M., Ahmed. A. and AbulhamayeL H., "Thermal conductivity of some major building materials in Saudi Arabia". J. of Thermal Insulation. Vol. 13(1990) 
  • Said, S.A.M. and A.l-Zaharana, I. "An analysis of climatic variables for thermal design of buildings in Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia", Building and Environment, Vol. 26, 4, (1991), pp. 363-369
  • Said, S.AM. "Degree-day base temperature for residential building energy prediction in Saudi Arabia", ASHRAIE Transactions, Vol. 98, Pt. 1 (1992).
  • Al-Hammad, A and Said, S.A.M., "Load and energy requirements in residential buildings in Saudi Arabia: A comparative study". Int. J. of Energy Research, Vol. 16, (1992), pp. 533-543.
  • Said, S.A.M. "Applications of photovoltaic systems in Saudi Arabia", Renewable Energy, Vol. 2, 6, (1992), pp. 587-590. 
  • Said, S.A.M. and Kachy, H., "The generation of a representative database for the City of Riyadh", King Abdelaziz University Journal (1993).
  • Said, S.A.M. and Zubair, S.M., "On Second Law Efficiency of Solar Collectors", Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, ASME Transactions, Vol. 115,24(1993).
  • Said, S.A.M. and Al-Zaluana, I., "Analysis of climatic variables for thermal design of buildings in Riyadh and Jeddah", Building and Environment (1993).
  • Said, S.A.M., and Al-Hamnad, A., "Energy Conservation measures on residential buildings in Saudi Arabia", Int J. of Energy Research, Vol. 17, 327-338 (1993).
  • Abdelralunan, M.A., Said, S.A.M. and Ahmad, A., "A comparison of energy consumption and cost-effectiveness of four masonary materials in Saudi Arabia", Energy Vol. 18, No.11 (1993), pp. 1181-1185.
  • Said, S.A.M. and Kady, H., "Generation of Representative Weather Data for Saudi Arabia", Applied Energy, Vol. 48, (1994), pp. 131-136.
  • Said, S.A.M., Al-Zalurnah, E.T., "Development of Comfort Zone Charts Using the Isopleth Chart Technique, Vol. 29, No. 1, (1994), pp. 13-20
  • Said, S.A.M. and Ismail, B., "Exergetic assessment of the coolants HCF123, HFCI34a, CFC1I & CFC12", Energy, Vol. 19, (1994), pp. 1131-1186.
  • Solieman, Y.M., Said, S.A.M. and Ismail, B,, "Assessment of HCFC22 as a replacement for CFC12", Applied Energy, Vol. 49, (1994).
  • Said, S.A.M., Suleiman, Y.M. and Ismall, B., "Theoretical performance ofHCFCI23 as an alternative to Jell", Energy. Vol. 20, No.3, (1995), pp. 205-208.
  • Habib, M.A., Said, S.A.M. and Al-Bagawi, J.. "Thermodynamic performance analysis of the Ghazlan Power Plant", Energy, Vol. 20, (1995), pp. 1121-1130
  • Habib, M.A., Said, S.A.M., and Al-Zaharna, I., "Optimization of reheat pressures in thermal power plants", Energy. Vol. 20, No.6, (1995), pp. 555-565
  • Yilbas, B.S., Sahin, Al., Al-Garni, A., Said, S.A.M. Ahrnad, Z., Abdulaleem, B. and Sanii, M., "Plasma nitriding of Ti-6AL-4V alloy to improve some tribological properties", Journal of Surface Coatings and Technology, Vol. 80, No. 3, (1996), pp. 287-294.
  • Said, S.A.M., Kadry, EM. and Ismail, B., "Climatic conditions for Saudi Arabia", ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 102 (1996).
  • Said, S.A.M., "Natural convection flows in convergent vertical channels", Tnt. J. of Energy Research, Vol. 20, (1996).
  • Yilbas, B.S., Sahin, A.Z. and Said, S.A.M., "Investigation into some tribological properties of plasma nitrided hot-worked tool steel AISI Hi 1" Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Vol. 5(2) (1996).
  • Said, S.A,M., AJ-Hammad, A. and Grondzik, W., "Measured Annual Performance of 10 Roof and 14 Wall Assemblies in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia", ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 103 (1997).
  • Said, S.A.M., M.A. Habib, and M. Khan, "Turbulent Natural Convection Flow in Partitioned Enclosure", Computer and fluids, Vol. 26(6) (1997), pp 546-563.
  • Said, S.A.M. and Al-Zaharna, E., "Quantitative Assessment of Indoor Air Pollution in Workplaces", Tnt. Journal Environmental Health Research, Vol. 8(1) (1998), pp. 65-76.
  • Habib, M.A., Siddique, I., Badr, H.M. and Said, S.A.M., "Calculations of Turbulent Flow and Heat              Transfer in Periodically Converging-Diverging Channels" Computer and fluids. VoL 27(1) (1998), pp. 95-120.
  • Yilbas, B.S, M. Sami, Nickel, J., Coban, A. and Said, S.A.M., "Investigation into Electron Austeritic 321 Type Stainless         Steel", Journal of Material Processing (1998), pp 13-20.
  • Koc A., Yilbas, B.S., Koc, Y., Said, S.A.M., Gbadebo. S. and Sand, M., "Material Response to Lasser Pulse Healing - A Kinetic Theory Approach", Optics and Laser Technology (Accepted).
  • Said S.A.M., Al-Farayedhi, A., Habib, M., Gbadebo. S.A. and Asghar. A., "Experimental Investigation of Heat Transfer in Pulsating Turbulent Pipe Flow", Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow.
  • Said S.A.M., Hasan, A.A. and Sulciman, Y.M., "Cost-based Decision-Making Frame work for CFC Conversion Strategy ' Energy Conversion and Management, Vol.40, (1999), pp 273-279.
  • Habib MA., Said, S.A.M., A1-Farayedhi, A., Al-Dini, S.,A.Asghar and Gbadebo, S.A., "Heat transfer characteristics of pulsated turbulent pipe flow", Heat and Mass transfer, Vol. 34, (1999). pp. 273-279
  • M.A. Habib , S.A.M. Said, M.A. El-Hadidy and I. Al-Zahama, "Optimization procedure of a hybrid photovoltaic wind energy  system," Energy ,Vol.24, (1999), pp. 19-929.
  • MA. Habib, S.A.M. Said and I. Al-Zaharna, "Thermodynamic Optimization of Reheat Regenerative Thermal-power pIants", Applied Energy, Vol.63, (1999), pp. . 17-34.
  • S.A. Gbadebo, S.A.M. Said, M. A. Habib," Average Nusselt Number Correlation in the Thermal Entrance Region of Steady and Pulsating Turbulent Pipe Flows", Heat and Mass transfer, Vol. 35 (5) (l999), pp. 377-381.
  • Said S.A.M., Soleiman, Y.M. and Hasan, A.A., "CFC Containment, Conversion and Replacement Cost Anal sis", Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 41, (2000), pp. 483-491.
  • K.Al-Mulhim, S.A.M.Said, B.Yilbas,M.A.Habib,and I .Al-Bagawi, "Multi-Dimensional Transient Heat Conduction in Heat Exchanger Tubesheets" Journal of Engineering Manufacture,Vol. 216 Part B,pp l­15 (2002).
  • M. A. Habib, S. A. M. Said, Ahmed S. A. and A. Asghar, " Velocity Characteristics of Turbulent Natural Convection in Symmetrically and Asymmetrically Heated Vertical Channels, " Int. J. of Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 26, (2002), pp 77-87.
  • Said, S.A.M., M.A. Habib amd M. Owais lqbal, "A database for building energy prediction in Saudi Arabia", Energy Conversion and Management Vol. 13, 3(2003), pp. 286-308.
  • M. A. Habib, S. A. M. Said, Ahmed S. A. and A. Asghar, " Velocity Characteristics of Turbulent Natural Convection in Symmetrically and Asymmetrically Heated Vertical Channels, " Int. J. of Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 26, (2002), pp 77-87.
  • M.A. Habib, Said, S.A.M., S.A. Ahmad, 1. Owais, and A. Asghar, "Velocity Characteristics of Turbulent Natural      Convection in Convergent Plate Vertical Channels" International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research Vol. 29, No. 2, (2003).
  • M. A. Habib, S. A. M. Said, M. O. Iqbal, " Heat Transfer to Pulsation Turbulent Flow in an Abrupt pipe Expansion" International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 44 ( 2003) pp. 191-204.
  • S. A. M. Said, M. A. Habib and M. O. Iqbal, 2003, "Heat Transfer to Pulsation Turbulent Flow in an Abrupt pipe Expansion", Int. Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 286-308.
  • S. A. M. Said, M. A. Habib and M. O. Iqbal, 2003, "Database for Building Energy Prediction on Saudi Arabia", Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 44, pp. 191-201.
  • M. A. Habib, A. M. Attya, S. A. M. Said, I. Eid and A. Z. Aly 2004, "Heat Transfer Characteristics and Nusselt Number Correlations of Turbulent Pulsating Pipe Air Flows, "J. of  Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 40, pp. 307 – 318.
  • M. A. Habib, H. M. Badr, R. Ben-Mansour and S. A. M. Said, 2004, Numerical Calculations of Erosion in an Abrupt Pipe Contraction of Different Contraction Ratios, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 46 (1)(2004): 19-35.
  • M. A. Habib, H. M. Badr, S. A. M. Said, I. Hussaini and J. J. Al-Bagawi, 2004, "On the Development of Deadleg Criterion", ASME J. Fluids Engineering, Accepted.
  • M. A. Habib, S.A.M. Said, H. M. Badr and I. Hussaini and J. J. Al-Bagawi, "Effect of Geometry on Flow Field and Oil/Water Separation in Vertical Deadlegs," The International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 15(4)2005,pp. 348-362.
  • M. A. Habib, R. Ben-Mansour, H. M. Badr and S. A. M. Said and S. Al-Anizi, 2004, "Erosion in the tube entrance region of a shell and tube heat exchanger", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow", Accepted.
  • H. M. Badr, M. A. Habib, R. Ben-Mansour and S. A. M. Said, 2005, "Numerical investigation of erosion threshold velocity in a pipe with sudden contraction, International Journal of Computers and Fluids", Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 721-742.
  • M. A. Habib, H. M. Badr, S. A. M. Said, E. M. A. Mokheimer, I. Hussaini, M. Al-Sanaa, 2005, "Characteristics of flow field and water concentration in a Horizontal Deadleg," Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER 41 (4): 315-326 Feb 2005.
  • H.M. Badr, M.A. Habib, R. Ben-Mansour and S.A.M. Said, 2004, "Erosion in the tube entrance region of an Air-Cooled heat exchanger," ASME Journal of Impact Engineering, Submitted.
  • R. B. Mansour,  M.A. Habib, H.M. Badr, S. Anwar  and S.A.M. Said, 2005 "Comparison of Different Turbulence Models and Inlet Boundary Conditions in Predicting Turbulent Natural Convection Flow and Heat Transfer in Vertical Parallel-Plate Open Channels", Submitted.
  • H.M. Badr, M.A. Habib, S. Anwar, R. Ben-Mansour and S.A.M. Said, "Turbulent Natural Convection in Vertical Parallel-Plate Channels", Submitted.
  • J. J. Al-Bagawi, S. A. M. Said, and S. M. Zubair, "Fouling Growth Evaluating Methods for Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers", International Journal of Heat Exchanger, 2005.
  • J. J. Al-Bagawi, S. A. M. Said, and S. M. Zubair, "Shear Enhancing Fouling Reduction in Heat Exchanger", International Journal of Heat Exchanger, 2005.
  • S. A. M. Said, M. A. Habib, H. M. Badr and S. Anwar ,"Turbulent Natural Convection between Inclined Isothermal Plates," Journal Computers and Fluids. (2005) 34:1025-1039.
  • S. A. M. Said, M. A. Habib, H. M. Badr and S. Anwar, "Numerical Investigation of Natural Convection Inside an Inclined Parallel-Walled Channel," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids". (2005) 49:569-582.
  • M.A. Habib, H.M. Badr, S.A.M. Said, R. Ben-Mansour, and S. S. Al-Anizi "Solid-particle Erosion in the tubes of the tube sheet of a shell and tube heat exchanger"Int. J. for Numerical Methods in Fluids (2006) 50:885-909.
  • T.F. Ayinde, S.A.M. Said and M.A.Habib "Experimental Investigation of Turbulent Natural Convection flow in a Channel" Heat  Mass Transfer (2006)42:169-177.
  • T.F. Ayinde, S.A.M. Said and M.A. Habib, Turbulent Natural Convection Flow in Vertical Channel with Anti-Symmetric Heating, Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Submitted.
  • M. A. Habib, S. A. M. Said and R. Ben-Mansour,  J. J. Al-Bagawi and K. M. Al-Mansour, 2008, Correlations of flow Maldistribution parameters in an Air Cooled Heat Exchanger. International Journal for Numerical Methods on Fluids, Int. J. Numer. Meth. Fluids 2008; 56:143–165.
  • T.F. Ayinde, S.A.M. Said and M.A. Habib, 2008, Turbulent Natural Convection Flow in Vertical Channel with Anti-Symmetric Heating, Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 44, pp. 1207-1216.
  • M. A. Habib, S. A. M. Said , R. Ben-Mansour,  J. J. Al-Bagawi and K. M. Al-Mansour, "Correlations of flow Maldistribution parameters in an Air Cooled Heat Exchanger",  Int.  J. Numer. Meth. Fluids 2008; 56:143-165
  • M.H. Sharqawy, E.M. Mokheimer, M.A. Habib, H.M. Badr, S.A. Said and N.A. Al-Shayea, 2009, Energy, Exergy and Uncertainty Analyses of the Thermal Response Test for a Ground Heat Exchanger, International Journal of Energy Research, 2009,Vol. 33(6), PP.582-592
  • M. A. Habib, R. Ben-Mansour, S. A. M. Said and M. S. Al-Qahtani,  J. J. Al-Bagawi and K. M. Al-Mansour, Evaluation of flow Maldistribution in Air Cooled Heat Exchangers. Computer and Fluids  2009 Vol. 38 (3), pp. 677-690
  • Mostafa H. Sharqawy, S.A. Said, E.M. Mokheimer, M.A. Habib, and H.M. Badr, First in situ determination of the thermal performance of a U-shaped Geothermal Heat Exchanger, in Saudi Arabia, Renewable Energy, 2009, Vol. 34 (10), pp. 2218-2223
  • Y. A. Khulief , S. Al-Kaabi, S. Said and M. Anis, "Flow-Induced Vibrations in Tubular Heat Exchangers: Part-I Numerical Model", ASME J. Pressure Vessel Technology, Vol.131/011301, 2009   
  • S. Al-Kaabi, Y. A. Khulief , and S. Said, "Flow-Induced Vibrations in Tubular Heat Exchangers: Part-II Experimental Study ", ASME J. Pressure Vessel Technology, Vol.131/011302, 2009.
  • E.M. Mokheimer, S.A.M. Said "Performance of a modified Direct Expansion A/C Unit" Int. J. of Energy Research ,2010;34:1132-1135
  • M. A. Habib,  I. Al-Zaharnah, M.  El-Shafei, M.,  S.A.M.Said, N. Merah, S. Al-Anizi, M.Y.  Al-Awwad, M. Hajji, 2010, Influence of boiler load swing rates on effective stresses of drum boiler riser tubes, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of the ASME 132 (6), pp. 0613011-0613018
  • S.A.M. Said, M. A. Habib, E. M. A. Mokheimer and M. Sharqawi, 2010, Feasibility of using ground-coupled condensers in A/C systems GEOTHERMICS , 2010,  Volume: 39   Issue: 2   Pages: 201-204
  • T. B. Asafa, N. Tabet, A. A. Abdallah and S. A. M. Said (2011). Artificial Neural Network Modeling of Intrinsic Stresses in a-Si:H Thin Films Prepared by PECVD. J. Expert Systems with Applications.
  •  Amir Abdallah, Eric Johlin, Tesleem Asafa, Nouar Tabet, Jeffrey C. Grossman, S.A.M. Said and Tonio Buonassisi. Mechanical integrity of amorphous silicon thin films on a silicon substrate, to be submitted(2011) .
  • A. Abdallah, N.  Tabet, M.  Dastageer and S.A.M. Said (2011),Growth of zinc oxide nanostructures via thermal oxidation of DC-sputtered zincfilms, physica status solidi (c), Volume 8, Issue 4,  Pages:1377-1379
  • H.M. Badr, M.A. Habib, R. Ben-Mansour, S.A.M. Said, T.F. Ayinde and S. Anwar (2011), Turbulent Free Convection in a Vertical Converging Channel. Heat and Mass Transfer 47 (11) , pp. 1427-1443
  • S. A. M. Said, M. A. Habib, H. M. Badr, R. Ben-Mansour, and S. Al-Anizi (2011), Analysis of water circulation in boilers under steady state conditions" Computational Thermal Sciences   3 (4) , pp. 261-275
  • Y. Khulief, M. A. Habib, S. A. M. Said, R. Ben-Mansour, H. M. Badr, M. Anis and A. E. Khalifa (2011), Vortex shedding-free strainers, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, P226 (2) , pp. 91-104
  • Eric Johlin, Sebastián Castro-Galnares, Amir Abdallah, Nouar Tabet, Mariana I. Bertoni, Tesleem Asafa, Jeffrey C. Grossman, S.A.M. Said, Tonio Buonassisi, Structural origins of intrinsic Stress in amorphous silicon thin films , Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 85 (7) , art. no. 075202 (2012)
  • M. A. Shaarawi, S. A. M. Said, M. O. Siddiqui, New Correlation Equations for Ammonia Water Vapor Liquid Equilibrium (VLE):  The Theromodynamic Properties. ASHRAE TRANSACTIONS Vol. 119 Part1 DA-13-025 pp.  1-6  (2012)
  • S.A.M. Said, Maged A.I. El-Shaarawi*, Muhammad U. Siddiqui ,  Alternate designs for a 24-h operating solar-powered  absorption refrigeration technology "International Journal of Refrigeration  Vol. 35 pp. 1967-1977 (2012).
  • M. A. I. EL-SHAARAWI, S. A. M. SAID and M. U. SIDDIQUI, NEW SIMPLIFIED CORRELATIONS FOR AQUA-AMMONIA INTERMITTENT SOLAR-POWERED ABSORPTION REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS. International Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Vol. 20, No. 2 (2012).
  • Asafa T. B., N. Tabet and S. A. M. Said (2012). Taguchi method – ANN integration for predictive model of intrinsic stresses in hydrogenated amorphous silicon films prepared by plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition, Neurocomputing 106 (2013) 86–94
  • Asafa T. B., G. Bryce, S. Severi, S.A.M. Said, A. Witvrouw, Multi-response Optimization of Ultrathin Poly-SiGe Films Characteristics for Nano-Electromechanical Systems (NEMS) Using the Grey-Taguchi Technique, In Press, Microelectronic Engineering xxx (2013)
  • S.A.M. Said and H. Walwill "Effect of Dust on PV Module Performance and its Mitigation" submitted-- Renewable Energy Journal 2013.
  • M..J. Adinoyi and S.A.M Said "Effect of Dust Accumulation on the Power Outputs of Solar Photovoltaic Modules "   Renewable Energy Journal Vol. 60 pp. 633-636 (2013).
  • S.A.M. Said, M.A. El-Shaarawi, M.U. Siddiqui ""Intermittent Solar Absorption Refrigeration System Equipped with an Economizer" Energy Vol. 61 pp. 332-344 (2013).
  • M.J Adinoyi and S.A.M Said "Effect of Dust Accumulation on the Power Outputs of Solar Photovoltaic Modules "Accepted- Renewable Energy Journal 2013.
  • S.A.M. Said and H. Walwil "Fundamental Studies on Dust Fouling Effects on PV Module Performance"  Solar Energy 107 (2014) 328–337
  • F.R. Siddiqui, M.A.I. El-Shaarawi , S.A.M. Said "Unsteady thermodynamic analysis for a solar driven dual storage absorption refrigeration cycle in Saudi Arabia "  Solar Energy Journal 2014 in Press .
  •  F.R. Siddiqui, M.A.I. El-Shaarawi , S.A.M. Said " Exergo-economic analysis of a solar driven hybrid storage absorption refrigeration cycle" Energy Conversion and Management 80 (2014) 165–172
  •  B. S. Yilbas     ,M. Khaled  ,  N. Abu-Dheir   ,  N. Al-Aqeeli  , S.A.M. Said, A.O.M. Ahmed,   K.K. Varanasi,   Y.K. Toumi" Wetting and Other Physical Characteristics of Polycarbonate Surface Textured using Laser Ablation" Journal of Applied Surface Science  2014 in Press
  • Esmail M.A. Mokheimer , Yousef N. Dabwan, Mohamed A. Habib, Syed A.M. Said, Fahad A. Al-Sulaiman "Techno-economic performance analysis of parabolic trough collector in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia" Energy Conversion and Management 86 (2014) 622–633
  • S.A.M. Said,  M.A.Habib , T. Ayendi and A. Esmail "Reducing the Flow Mal-Distribution in a Heat Exchanger" Computers and Fluids  2014 in Press
  • M.A. Habib, S.A. Said, A. Khalifa, M.A. Nemitallah and T. Ayinde  " Experimental investigation of the flow maldistribution inside an air cooled heat exchanger"  AJSE-  2014  in Press
  • Najam ul Qadir , Syed A.M. Said, Haitham M. Bahaidarah " Structural stability of metal organic frameworks in aqueous media – Controlling factors and methods to improve hydrostability and hydrothermal cyclic stability " Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 201 (2015) 61–90
  • M.U. Siddiqui  and S.A.M. Said  " A Review of Solar Powered Absorption Systems " Journal: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews , accepted    Our reference: RSER3791 PII: S1364-0321(14)00831-4     DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2014.10.014
  • Y. A. Khulief · S. A. Bashmal · S. A. Said · D. A. Al-Otaibi · K. M. Mansour "Prediction of Vibration-Induced Instability Due to Cross Flow in Heat Exchangers with Triangular Tube Arrays" AJSE DOI 10.1007/s13369-014-1399-6 (2014)
  • Habib M.A., Said S.A., Khalifa A., Nemitallah M.A., Ayinde T., Experimental investigations of the flow maldistribution inside an air cooled heat exchanger, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering 2014, 39, 8187-8198. 
  • Najam ul Qadir and S.A.M. Said, "Structural stability of metal organic frameworks in aqueous media – Controlling factors and methods to improve hydrostability and hydrothermal cyclic stability", Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Vol. 201, 61-90, 2015.
  •  S.A.M. Said , Rached Ben-Mansour, M.A. Habib, M.U. Siddiqui "Reducing the flow mal-distribution in a heat exchanger" Computers & Fluids 107 (2015) 1–10
  •  S.A.M. Said, N. Al-Aqeeli and H. Walwil "The potential of using textured and anti-reflective coated glasses in minimizing dust fouling" Solar Energy 113 (2015) 295–302
  •  S.A.M. Said D.S.A. SimakovE.M.A. MokheimeraM.A..HabibS.  AhmedM. WaseeuddinY. Román-Leshkov " Computational fluid dynamics study of hydrogen generation by low temperature methane reforming in a membrane reactor" International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Volume 40, Issue 8, 2 March 2015, Pages 3158–3169
  •  E. M. A. Mokheimer*, Yousef  N. Dabwan, Mohamed A. Habib, Syed A. M. Said, Fahad A. Al-Sulaiman " Development and Assessment of Integrating Parabolic Trough Collectors (PTC) with Steam Generation Side of Gas Turbine Co E generation Systems in Saudi Arabia"   Applied Energy  141 (2015)131-142
  •  Syed A.M. Said, Mohammed Waseeuddin, David S.A. Simakov "A review on solar reforming systems " Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews  2016 , 59 , PP. 149-159
  •  Syed A.M. Said, David S.A. Simakov, Mohammed Waseeuddin, Yuriy Román-Leshkov "Solar molten salt heated membrane reformer for natural gas upgrading and hydrogen generation: A CFD model"  Solar Energy  2016 , 124 , 163-176
  •  Nemitallah M.A., Habib M.A., Badr H.M., Said S.A., Jamal A., Ben-Mansour R., Mokheimer E.M. and Mezghani K., Oxy-fuel combustion technology: Current status, applications and trends, international journal of energy research 2017, DOI: 10.1002/er.3722.
  •  Aliyu M., Nemitallah M.A., Said S.A., Habib M.A., Characteristics of H2-enriched CH4-O2 diffusion flames in a swirl-stabilized gas turbine combustor: Experimental and numerical study, International journal of hydrogen energy 2016, 41, 20418-20432.
  •  A.A. Al-Ugla · M.A.I. El-Shaarawi · S.A.M. Said · A.M. Al-Qutub "Techno-economic analysis of solar-assisted air-conditioning systems for commercial buildings in Saudi Arabia"   Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews , February 2016 , 54:1301-1
  •  Najam U. Qadir, Syed A. M. Said, Rached B. Mansour, Khalid Mezghani, and Anwar U. Hamid, "Synthesis, Characterization, and Water Adsorption Properties of a Novel Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube/ MIL-100(Fe) Composite", Dalton Trans., Vol. 45, 15621-15633, 2016.
  •  Najam ul Qadir, S.A.M. Said, Rached B. Mansour, "Modeling the Performance of a Two-bed Solar Adsorption Chiller using a Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube/MIL-100(Fe) Composite Adsorbent", Renewable Energy, Vol. 109, 602-612, 2017.
  •  S. A. M. Said, N. U. Qadir, R. B. Mansour, Khaled Mezghani and H. M. Irshad, "Synthesis, and Water Sorption Properties of a Series of Exfoliated Graphene/MIL-100(Fe) Composites, RSC Adv., Vol. 7, 17353-17356, 2017.  
  •  N. A. A.Qasem, N. U. Qadir , R. Ben-Mansour, Syed A. M. Said "Synthesis, characterization, and CO2 breakthrough adsorption of a novel MWCNT/MIL-101(Cr) composite "Journal of CO2 Utilization Volume 22, December 2017, Pages 238-249
  •  Syed A. M. Said, M. Aliyu, M. A.. Nemitallah, M.  A. Habib, I. B.Mansir  " "Experimental investigation of the stability of a turbulent diffusion flame in a gas turbine combustor Energy  Volume 157,  August 2018, Pages 904-913
  •  Syed A.M. Said , G. Hassan, H. M.Walwi ,N.Al-Aqeeli " The effect of environmental factors and dust accumulation on photovoltaic modules and dust-accumulation mitigation strategies " Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Volume 82, Part 1, February 2018, Pages 743-760
  •  N. ul Qadir, Syed A. M.Said , R.  Ben Mansour  " Performance Prediction of a Two-bed Solar Adsorption Chiller with Adaptive Cycle time using a MIL100(Fe)/Water Working Pair – Influence of Solar Collector Configuration International Journal of Refrigeration  , Volume 85, January 2018, Pages 472-488
  •  M. Aliyu ,G. Hassan , Syed A. M. Said "A review of solar-powered water pumping systems " Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Volume 87, May 2018, Pages 61-76
  •  Syed A. M. Said, M. Aliyu, M. A.. Nemitallah, M.  A. Habib, I. B.Mansir  " "Experimental investigation of the stability of a turbulent diffusion flame in a gas turbine combustor Energy  Volume 157,  August 2018, Pages 904-913
  •  Syed A.M. Said , G. Hassan, H. M.Walwi ,N.Al-Aqeeli " The effect of environmental factors and dust accumulation on photovoltaic modules and dust-accumulation mitigation strategies " Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Volume 82, Part 1, February 2018, Pages 743-760
  •  Mansur Aliyu, Ahmed Abdelhafez, Syed A. M. Said, Mohamed A. Habib, Medhat A. Nemitallah, and Ibrahim B. Mansir "Characteristics of oxy-fuel combustion in lean pre-mixed multi-hole burners" Energy Fuels 2019, 33, 11,11948-11958
  • Waleed M. A. Hamanah, Mahmoud Kassas, Esmail M. A. Mokheimer, Chokri Belhaj Ahmed, Syed Ahmed M. Said, "Comparison of Energy Consumption for Residential Thermal Models With Actual Measurements", Journal of Energy Resources Technology, MARCH 2019, Vol. 141
  • Mansur Aliyu, Ahmad B. A lQudaihi, Syed A.M. Said, Mohamed A. Habib   "Energy, exergy and parametric analysis of a combined cycle power plant" Thermal Science and Engineering Progress  November 2019  Thermal Science and Engineering Progress 2019  ,15:1004
  • Najam ul Qadir, Syed  A.M. Said, R.B. Mansour, Hussain Imran , Mushtaq Khan "Performance comparison of a two-bed solar-driven adsorption chiller with optimal fixed and adaptive cycle times using a silica gel/water working pair" Renewable  Energy Volume 149 , April 2020.
  • Syed A. M. said., Al-Saqour, H., Habib, M. A. "Heat flux and friction losses effects on natural circulation package boilers" Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, Volume 20, December 2020
  • Syed A. M. Said., Mukhtar, H.K., El Shaarawi, M., Qutub, U.M. "Performance simulation of a solar powered vapor absorption cooling system" International Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration, Volume 28, Issue 3, 1 September 2020
  • Aliyu, M., AlQudaihi, A.B., Said, S.A.M., Habib, M.A., Energy, exergy and parametric analysis of a combined cycle power plant, Thermal Science and Engineering Progress 15, 100450, 2020
  • N.U. Qadir a, Z.Y. Xu b , Q.W. Pan b , S.A.M. Said , R.B. Mansour c , K. Akhtar "Performance prediction of a two-bed solar-powered adsorption chiller with heat and mass recovery cycles and adaptive cycle time – A first step towards the design of fully autonomous commercial-scale adsorption chillers "Applied Thermal Engineering  Volume 192, 2021
  • Nemitallah, MA, Haque, M.A., Abdelhafez, A., Said, SA.M. and Habib, M.A., Numerical analysis supported with experimental measurements of premixed oxy-propane flames in a fuel-flex gas turbine combustor, International Journal of Energy Research, Volume 45,    2021 
  • Mansur Aliyu, Ahmed Abdelhafez, Medhat A. Nemitallah , Syed A. M. Said, Mohamed A.Habib,"Effects of adiabatic flame temperature on flames' characteristics in a gas-turbine combustor in Energy".Energy  Volume 243, 15 March 2022.
  • ·         Publications in Refereed Conferences

 

  1. Said S.A.M., Abdelrahman, M.A. and Racz, G.S., "Economics of Residential Energy Conservation in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia". The Proceedings of the First Saudi Symposium on Energy, Utilization and Conservation, Jeddah, March 04-07, 1990.
  2.  Said S .A.M. and Zubair, SM.. "Exergy efficiency of flat-plate thermal and photovoltaic solar sollectors". florence World Energy Research Symposium Proceedings. May 28-June 01, 1990. Pergamon Press.
  3.  Said, S.A.M. and Muhanna, A., "Investigation of a natural convection in a vertical parallel-walled channel with a single square obstruction", Simulation and Numerical Methods in Heat Transfer, ASME HID-Vol. 157 (1990).
  4.  Hassan A.A. and Said, S.A.M., "Containment, Conversion and Replacement". A Framework for Cost-Based Decision-Making". CFC Symposium, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Danunam, Nov. 24, 1992.
  5.  Muhanna, A and Said, S.A.M., "Investigation of natural convection in a vertical parallel-walled, convergent and divergent channels with a single obstruction", Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ASME PD, Vol. 47-3, (1992).
  6.  Hassan A.A., Suleiman, Y. and Said, S.A.M., "CFC Phaseout: Challenges and Options", Mechanical Engineering in the Gulf Area, MEGA 93, ASME Eastern Province Chapter, June 15, 1993.
  7.  Said S.A.M. and A1-Hanimad, A., "Measured Annual Performance of Fourteen Wall Assemblies in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia", Second Saudi Symposium on Energy, Utilization and Conservation. KFUPM Nov 27-30, 1994.
  8.  Habib M.A., Said, S.A.M. and Al-Bagawi, I., "Thermodynamic Analysis of the Performance of Ghazlan Thermal Power Plant", Second Saudi Symposium on Energy, Utilization and Conservation, KFUPM. Nov. 27-30, 1994.
  9.  Said S.A.M., Budair M. and Abul-Hamayel, H., "Cooperative Engineering. Education at KFIJPM' Workshop on New Approaches in Engineering Education, Al-Am, Abu-Dhabi, April 2-4, 1995.
  10.  Said S.A.M., 'Overview of Prospects and Problems for Technological Options of DDSs Alternative in the 0CC Countries" Regional Workshop for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol in 0CC Countries, April 10-12, 1995.
  11.  Said, S.A.M., Suleiman, Y.. and Al-Farayedhi. A.. "CFC chillers in Saudi Arbia: Analysis and options," Proceedings ITEC 95, Vol. 1, (1995), 254-257.
  12.  Said, S.A.M. "Wind energy characteristics in Saudi Arabia, "Proceedings Fifth Arab mt. Solar Energy Conference, Applied Energy. Part 11(1995).
  13.  Said, S.A.M., Habib, M.A. and Al-Hadidy, MA., "A database for photovoltaic array estimation in Saudi Arabia," Proceedings Fifth Arab Int. Solar Energy Conference, Part III (1995).
  14.  Said, S.A.M., Habib, M.A. and Khan, M., "Laminar and Turbulent Natural Convection in Enclosures, Proceedings of National Heat Transfer Conference, USA. August 10-12, 1997.
  15.  Said, S.A.M., "Interaction Between Faculty Members and Industrial Sector", (In Arabic), Proceedings of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia Symposium, 22-25 February 1998, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  16.  Obadebo, S.A., Said, S.A.M. and Habib, MA., "Local and Average Nusselt Number Correlations in the Thermal Entrance Region of Steady and Pulsating Turbulent Pipe flow", TIEES-98, Trabazon, Turkey. July 26-29, 1998.
  17.  Said, S.A.M., Habib M.A. and Bagawi, J.J.. "Parametric Analysis of the Ohazlan Power Plant" Proceedings of ASME International Joint Power Generation Conference. August 24-26, 1998.
  18.  S.A.M. Said, A. A. Al-Farayedhi, M. A. Habib, S.A. Gbadebo and A. Asghar, " Experimental Investigation of Heat Transfer in Pulsating Turbulent Pipe Flow", Int. Conference of Turbulent Heat Transfer-2, May 31- June 5, Manchester, UK.( 1998).
  19.  S.A.M. Said, M.A. Habib and A. Asghar, " Natural Convection in Converging and Parallel Vertical Channels", 1998 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, June 21-25, Washington, D.C..( 1998).
  20.  M. A. Habib, S.A.M. Said and J. Al-Bagawi, " Parametric analysis of the Ghazlan Power Plant, " ASME IJPGC 98, International Joint Power Generation Conference and Exhibition, Aug. 24-26, Baltimore, Maryland.( 1998).
  21.  Bagawi and S.A.M. Said, "Mitigation of Heat Exchanger Fouling in the Oil Industry", Mitigation of heat Exchaner Fouling  and Its Economic and Envirumcntal lm lications, (1999)..
  22. M.A. Habib, S.A.M. Said, 1. Al-Zahama, M.A. El-Hadidy, "Sizing optimization of hybrid system",
  23. The fifth Saudi Engineering Conference, Umm Al-Qara (1999).
  24. M.A. Habib, S.A.M. Said, MO. lqbal, F.M. El-Mahallawy, and E. Mahdi Aly, "Energy Conservation and Early Failure Prediction in Boilers and Industrial Furnaces," Workshop on Energy Conservation in Industries, Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, October 1999.
  25. M. A. Habib, S.A.M. Said, I. Al-Zaharna and M.A. El-Hadidy, " Sizing Optimization of Hybrid Photovoltaic Wind Energy Systems, " Fifth Saudi Engineering Conference, Umm Al Qura, Feb., Vol. 4 ( 1999) pp439-447.
  26. M. A. Habib, S. A. M. Said, M. O. Iqbal, F. M. El-Mahallawy and E. Mahdi Aly, "Energy Conservation and Early Failure Prediction in Boilers and Industrial Furnaces, " Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, October, 2 (1999).
  27. M. A. Habib, S. A. M. Said, S. A. Ahmed, I Ouwais and A. Asghar, "Turbulent Natural Convection in Short Vertical Channels," Turbulent Heat Transfer III, 18-22 March, Alyeska.( 2001).
  28. M. A. Habib and S. A. M. Said, "Energy Conservation in Relation to Early Failure Prediction in Boilers and Industrial Furnaces, " Energy Conservation Symposium, June 3-3, ARAMCO, KSA(2001).
  29. Said, S.A.M., H. Al-Qahtani, and 0. Al-Suwailem, 'The Value of Comparative Education in a Engineering Education", Proceedings of the Symposium on the Development of Engineering and Environmental Design Education, ColIege of Engineering , KAIJ, Feb. 2001.
  30. Al-Shehri, A.M., l.M. El-Amin, M. El-Hadidy, S.A.M. Said," Hybrid Electric Energy System for a Remote Settlement in Saudi Arabia: A Feasibility Study", The 3rd Arab International Solar Energy Conference, Sharjah, U.A.E., Feb. 2001.
  31. M.A. Habib, S.A.M. Said, S.A. Ahmad, I. Owais, and A. Asghar, "Turbulent Natural Convection in Short Vertical Channels", Turbulent Heat Transfer III, 18-22 March, 2001, Alaska, U.S.A.
  32. M.A. Habib, and S.A.M. Said, " Energy Conservation in Relation to Early Failure Prediction", Energy Conservation S ymposium, June 3-4, 2001, ARAMCO.
  33. M.A. Habib, Said, S.A.M.and J. Al-Bagawi , " First and Second Law Based Performance Analysis of Qurrayah Power Plant", 6Th Generation Symposium, 1-3 April, Riyadh, April 2002.
  34. H.M. Badr, M. A. Habib, R. Be-Mansour and S. A. M. Said, "Effect of Flow Velocity and Particle Size on Erosion in a pipe with Sudden Contraction", The Sixth Saudi Engineering Conference, Dhahran, KSA, Vol. 5(2002,) pp. 79-95.
  35. S.A.M.Said  and Habib, M.A., "Primary Energy Conservation in Saudi Arabia" Invited paper, Third Symposium on Scientific Research and Technology Development Outlook in the Arab World, 2004, KACST, Riyadh.
  36. Al-Shehri, A., Al-Amin, I. and S.A.M. Said, "Renewable Energy Potentials in Saudi Arabia", Regionable Collaboration Workshop on Energy Efficiency, Beirut, Lebanon, 2004.
  37. S. A. M. Said, M. A. Habib and S. Anwar, "Natural Convection inside horizontal channels", 14th International Conference on Thermal Engineering and Thermogrammetry (THERMO), 22 – 24 June, 2005, Budapest, Hungary.
  38. S.A. Al-Baiyat, , M.T. Abuelma'atti, O.A. El-Suwailem, I.M. Budaiwi, , S.A.M. Said, and M.I. Abd El-Barr, "Cooperative Education Experience at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals", Proceeding of the 14th World Conference on Cooperative Education, Boston, USA, June 2005.
  39. S.N.Abduljauwad and S.A.M.Said "Faculty Development Program"Proceedings of Workshop Means to Implement the Document of Views of Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on Higher Education, Feb. 2005,Jeddah.
  40. S. A. M. Said "Enhancing University Community Engagement" The 4th International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE 2006)25-27 April 2006, Sharjah, UAE
  41. E. M. A. Mokheimer and S.A.M. Said "Potential of using Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers in Residential Air Conditioners" Accepted for publications in the  Fourth Saudi Technical Conference & Exhibition (STCEX2006),  held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 02-06, 2006.
  42. S. A. M. Said "Enhancing University Community Engagement" The 4th International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE 2006)25-27 April 2006, Sharjah, UAE
  43. E. M. A. Mokheimer and S.A.M, Said " Performnce Enhancement of a DX AC unit" Accepted for publications in MEMC 2007, Bahrain, Nov. 4-7, 2007.
  44. S. N. Abduljauwad, S.A.M. Said "In Pursing Excellence at KFUPM" The  Annual Congress on " Global Strategies for Organizational Excellence" Dubai, United Arab Emirates  March 25-27,2007 .
  45. S. A. M. Said, M.A.Habib, H.M. Badr and R. Mansour, 2009, Influence of Boiler Load on Water Tubes Burnout, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications, January 12-14, 2009, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  46. Sebastián Castro-Galnares , Nouar Tabet , Mariana Bertoni, Amir A. Abdallah, S.A.M.Said, Tonio Buonassisi (2010) "Fractal Dimension in Amorphous Silicon Thin Films" , 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition Valencia, Spain, 6-10 Sept. 2010.
  47. Nouar Tabet, Sebastián Castro-Galnares, Tonio Buonassisi, Amir A. Abdallah and S.A.M. Said, AFM Study of the Microstructure of Amorphous Silicon PECVD Thin Films.  International Workshop on "Beam Injection Assessment of Microstructure in Semiconductors (BIAMS)"  4-8 July 2010, Halle, Germany.
  48. T. B Asafa, N. Tabet, A. A Abdallah and S.A.M Said (2011). Microwave-Photoconductivity Decay Investigation of Silicon Surface Passivation. Accepted for  the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (26th EU PVSEC), Hamburg, Germany
  49. A.A. Abdallah, N. Tabet, A. Al-Sunaidi, S.A.M. Said, E. Johlin, J.C. Grossman and T. Buonassisi (2011), Enhancement of transport properties of amorphous silicon thin films for solar cells. Accepted for the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy
  50. Conference and Exhibition (26th EU PVSEC), Hamburg, Germany
  51. S. A.M Said and M.J Adinoyi (2011), Effect of Dust on PV Module Performance. Accepted for  the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (26th EU PVSEC), Hamburg, Germany
  52. T. B. Asafa, S. A. M. Said, N. Tabet, A. Abdallah (2011), Thermal oxidation and minority carrier lifetime of a single- crystal silicon wafer for photovoltaic application. Presented at the Second Saudi Student Conference,  Jeddah, KSA.
  53. Y. Khulief and S.A.M. Said(2011), ExperimentallyTuned Finite Element Model of  FlowInduced Vibrations in a Square Tube Bundle Subjected to CrossFlow, ASME  International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Denver, CO, USA.
  54. A. Abdallah, T.B. Asafa, N. Tabet and S.A.M. Said (2011). Minority Carrier Lifetime Measurement by Microwave Photoconductivity Decay and Electron Induced Beam Current. The IEEE38 PVSC, Austin, Texas, USA.       
  55. T. B. Asafa, G. Bryce, S. Severi, S.A.M. Said, A. Witvrouw (2012), Multi-response Optimization of Ultrathin Poly-SiGe Films' Characteristics Using the Grey-Taguchi Technique, Journal of Microelectronic Engineering, 38th International conference for micro and nano engineering in Toulouse, France during the period 16-20 of Sept. 2012
  56.  Tesleem Asafa, Syed Said, Nouar Tabet, Experimental Study of Silicon Surface Passivation using Microwave Photoconductivity Decay Technique, 2nd Saudi International Nanotechnology, Riyadh Saudi Arabia (2012)
  57.  Tesleem Asafa, George Bryce, Syed Said, Ann Witvrouw, Evolution of the crystal size and shape and its effect on film resistivity during the growth of ultrathin SiGe films by CVD, 2nd Saudi International Nanotechnology, Riyadh Saudi Arabia (2012)
  58.  Eric Johlin, Sebastian Castro-Galnares, Amir Abdallah, Nouar Tabet, Mariana I. Bertoni, Tesleem Asafa, Jeffrey C. Grossman, Syed Said, Tonio Buonassisi, "Stress Engineering in Amorphous Silicon Thin Films," 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Seattle, June 19-24, 2011.
  59.  H. K. Mukhtar, Syed A.M. Said, M. A. El Shaarawi "Dynamic performance of solar powered vapor absorption cooling system in Dhahran — Saudi Arabia" The 5th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications (ICREGA) , February 2018 El Ain UAE
  60.  Khulief, Y.A.; Bashmal, S.A.; Said, S.A.; Al-Otaibi, D.A.; Mansour, K.M.: Prediction of the damaging flow-induced vibrations in tubular heat exchangers with triangular arrays. In: ASME 4th Joint US–European Fluids Engineering Division Conference, FEDSM2014-21380, Chicago, IL, USA (2014)

Other activities

Served as a member in the following:

  • The Board and Executive Committee of KFUPM-MIT Clean Water and Clean Energy Research Center.
  • The Board and Executive Committee of the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy (CoRE-RE)  
  • Technical Innovation Center(TIC) on Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Scientific Committee
  • ASME Eastern Province Chapter
  • Saudi Mechanical Engineering Society
  • KFUPM Schools Board


Also, served as: 

  1. Consultant to Prince Mohammad University
  2. Chairman, Quality Control committee at KFUPM for  American Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
  3. Chair, Planning Committee, Mechanical Engg. Dept.
  4. Chair, Exit Exam.  Committee, Mechanical Engg. Dept.
  5. Coordinator, the Clean Energy Research Group MIT-KFUPM Research Collaboration.
  6. Member, Higher Education in KSA Strategic Planning Team
  7. Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering Cooperative program.
  8. Director, Heat Transfer Laboratory for more than 10 years.
  9. ASME Student Advisor
  10. A member in the Executive Committee of KFUPM-MIT Clean Water and Clean Energy
  11. A member in the Scientific Committee of TIC on CCS
  12. A member in the Executive Committee of TIC on CCS
  13. A member in the KFUPM NCAAA Institutional Steering Committee
  14. A member in the KFUPM NCAAA Learning & Teaching Committee
  15. A member in the KFUPM NCAAA Institutional Report and Documentation  Committee

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