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King Faisal University

College of Engineering


C​hemical Engineering Program

I am honored to welcome you to the website of the Chemical Engineering (ChE) department at King Faisal University (KFU) in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. The ChE department was launched in 2011, to cater for the ever-increasing demand of qualified chemical engineers for the booming Saudi industry, and the first students' cohort graduated in May 2014.

The chemical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

 The department houses elite faculty members and staff, laboratory specialists and teaching assistants. The ChE program is supported by well-equipped laboratories in the areas of thermodynamics, reaction engineering, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, solid particulates, mass transfer, unit operations, process dynamics and control, computer-aided design (CAD) and a multi-purpose research lab.

The ChE teaching staff are actively engaged in a wide range of research areas including, but not limited to, transport phenomena, reaction engineering and catalysis, optimization, desalination and water treatment, optimization and numerical simulation, adsorption, multiphase flow and enhanced oil recovery.

Currently, the department offers a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in chemical engineering. However, Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) programs will be launched soon.

Aligned with the KFU and the College of Engineering visions, the department is committed to excellence in teaching, research and community engagement.

Dr. Mohammed Al-Yaari

Department Chairman