جامعة الملك عبدالعزيز

KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY

Dr. Abdullah S. Al-Ghamdi




 
Prof. Abdullah S. Al-Ghamdi
 Professor
Department of  Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
King Abdulaziz University
Phone: 6952694 Ext. 51470
Email: alghamdi@kau.edu.sa
Profile:

Prof. Al-Ghamdi holds a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering (Hydraulic Engineering & Fluid Mechanics), (1993) from  Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, an M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering (Thermal & Environmental Engineering), (1991) from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering (Hydraulic Engineering), (1987), University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA and a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, (1985), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

 

Prof. Al-Ghamdi has worked as a Visiting Scholar in Civil and Environmental Engineering at  the University of California, Berkeley, USA, 2001(summer), and was the Dean of Community Services and Continuing Education, at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, (2002- 2006), the General Supervisor of Self-Finance Administration, KAU, Jeddah, (2006-2009) and the Director of Water Research Center, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, (2007- 2009).

 

Prof. Al-Ghamdi is currently working as a Professor of Civil Engineering at KAU , the Supervisor of Shaikh Mohammad Hussain Alamoudi Chair on Water Networks Research (2008- now) and the President of Al-Rawafed for Water and Environmental Systems Engineering. He is also the Board Chairman of the Saudi Society of Civil Engineering (SSCE) (2008- now) and the General Director of University Projects (2009- now).

 

Prof. Al-Ghamdi had worked as a part-time consultant in a number of governmental and private sector agencies: Jeddah Municipality (2011), Almuhaidib Contracting Co. (2005-2006), the Ministry of Water & Electricity (2003-2004), Makkah Region Directorate, Meteorology and Environmental Protection Agency (MEPA) (2001-2002). Water and Wastewater Authority for Makkah Region (1999-2001). Groundwater Drainage Project in Makkah (1994). Groundwater Drainage Project in Jeddah (1994), Jeddah Municipality, (1994-1996).

 

Prof. Al-Ghamdi has participated in more than 20 studies and researches in water resources engineering and related areas for governmental and private sectors and published around 40 research reports and research papers in international journals and conferences.

 

Education:
  • 1985 : Bachelor degree from Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 1987 : Master degree from Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, امــريــكـا
  • 1991 : Master degree from Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, امــريــكـا
  • 1993 : Doctorate degree from Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, امــريــكـا
  • Employment:
  • 1985 - 1993 : Graduate Assistant, King Abdulaziz University, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 1993 - 1994 : Deputy Supervisor, Training & Grad. Affairs Department, King Abdul Aziz University, , المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 1993 - 2002 : Assistant Professor, King Abdulaziz University, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 1994 - 1996 : Supervisor, Training & Grad. Affairs Department, King Abdul Aziz University, , المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2000 - 2001 : Director, Workshops & Short Courses Dept., Deanship of Community Services and Continuing Education, King Abdul Aziz University, , المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2001 - 2002 : Vice Dean, Deanship of Community Services and Continuing Education, King Abdul Aziz University, , المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2002 - 2006 : Dean, Deanship of Community Services and Continuing Education, King Abdul Aziz University, , المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2002 - حاليا : Associate Professor, King Abdulaziz University, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2006 - 2009 : General Supervisor, Self-Finance General Administration, KAU, Jeddah., King Abdul Aziz University, , المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2007 - 2009 : Director, Water Research Center, King Abdul Aziz University, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2007 - حاليا : President, Al-Rawafed for Water and Environemntal Systems Engineering, King Abdulziz University, , المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2008 - حاليا : Supervisor, Shaikh Mohammad Alamoudi Chair on Water Networks research, King Abdulaziz Univesity, , المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2008 - حاليا : Board Chairman, Saudi Society of Civil Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, , المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2009 - حاليا : Director of University Projects, King Abdulaziz University, , المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2011 - حاليا : Professor, King Abdulaziz University, KSA, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • Research Interests:
    • Water Distribution Networks
    • Stormwater and Wastewater Drainage Systems
    • Modeling of Water in closed conduits and open channels
    • Coastal Hydrodynamics
    • Performance of Hydraulic Structures (e.g. Dams, spillways, intake and outfall structures)
    • Performance of Pumps
    • Water Resources Development
    • Modeling of Dispersion process of pollutants
    • Air pollution control
    Teaching Interests:
    Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
    Courses:
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    CE 351 : Hydraulics
    THE 290 : Fluid Mechanics
    CE 451 : Design of Hydraulic Structures
    CE 499 : Senior Project
    CE 562 : Advanced Air Pollution Control Engineering
    CE 554 : Advanced Hydraulics
    CE 555 : Hydraulic Structures
    CE 654 : Computational Hydraulics
    CE 456 : Harbor and Coastal Engineering
    CE 556 : Coastal Hydrodynamics
    CE 352 : Hydraulic Engineering II
    CE 655 : Computational Hydraulics
    Contact Info:
    • Office Phone: 6952694 Ext. 51470
    • Email : alghamdi@kau.edu.sa
    • URL : http://aghamdi.kau.edu.sa