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Dr. MOHAMMED ALI B. QURBAN
Center for Environment and Water
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
KFUPM Box 756
Tel.: (013) 860-4492 (KFUPM/RI)
Fax: (013) 860-1205
Name : Mohamed Ali Qurban
Date of Birth : 10 September, 1965
Place of Birth : Taif, Saudi Arabia
Marital Status : Married
Citizenship : Saudi
Native Language : Arabic
Other Language : English
Present Address : King Fahd University of Petroleum &
KFUPM # 756
Tel. : (013) 860-4492 (KFUPM/RI)
Fax : (013) 860-1205
Ph.D. in oceanography (2009), University of Southampton (SOTON),
School of Ocean and Earth Science (National Oceanography Center),
Southampton, UK. Ph.D. thesis entitled "An investigation of factors
influencing the spatial and temporal distribution of surface phytoplankton
in the English Channel and Bay of Biscay in 2003 and 2004".
Advanced courses audited at SOTON:
Applied Marine Biogeochemistry and Pollution
M.Sc. in marine science (2000), Florida Institute of Technology (FIT),
Melbourne, USA. M. Sc. thesis entitled "The population dynamic and life
history of Bittioulm varioum".
Advanced courses attended at FIT:
Numerical Analysis Data
Biology and ecology of Sea grass
Reproductive and Larval Ecology of Marine Invertebrate
B.Sc. (1988), King Faisal University, Hafuf, Saudi Arabia. Specialization in
Aquatic Wealth Development.
OUTLINE OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1988 - 1996
Scientist, Center for Environment and water, Research Institute, King Fahd
University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Research Assistant, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Fort Pierce,
Florida, USA. A scholarship for Masters studies in Marine Environment
Biology in the USA was awarded by the King Fahd University of
Petroleum and Minerals.
Research Assistant, National Oceanographic Center, Southampton, UK. A
scholarship for PhDs studies in Oceanography in the UK was awarded by
the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
Research Scientist, Marine Studies Section, Center for Environment and
Water, Research Institute - KFUPM.
September 18, 2010 - Present
Manager, Marine Studies Section, Center for Environment and Water,
Research Institute - KFUPM.
Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences Department, College of Sciences,
General Expertise and Research Interests:
Nutrient uptake potentiality of phytoplankton, motile microalgae and
their estimation of primary productivity. Biogeochemical cycle of
nutrients related to fisheries ecosystem through understanding
nitrification/denitrification process, ecosystems nutrient budget.
Identification, size fractionation and culture of phytoplankton, benthic
Transplant techniques for sapling mangrove trees
The biology and ecology of seagrass
Invertebrates population dynamic and histological techniques
Environmental impact assessment for seawater
Oil Spill Remediation for Habitats and Resources in the Arabian Gulf.
Preparing technical proposals for local, regional and international
Preparing and conducting several technical and commercial
presentations to the clients.
Dealing with financial issues of projects and proposals.
Conducting projects kick-off and progress meetings with companys
Supervising and following -up the Environmental Monitoring Programs
Monitoring of the marine biological resources and seawater analysis
Sampling and analysis of various pollution sources.
Laboratory analysis and data processing.
Modeling studies for seawater quality.
Have basic Knowledge of IBM-compatible PC computer operation
including word processing, spreadsheets, database management, surfer
and statistical analysis software, (SAS).
Multivariate software (PRIMER)
Ocean Data View (ODV)
Received distinguished service award specialized staff KFUPM
Received Excellence in Leading a Research Project of the Research
Institute RI/KFUPM 2011/2012.
Received Distinguished Research Team Award for the project:
Environmental Impact Assessment for Arabiyah-Hasbah Platforms,
Power, and Subsea Pipelines RI/KFUPM 2011/2012.
Research and Projects Involvement:
Participated in two weeks program sponsored by MEPA (Meteorological
and Environmental Protection Agency) for the protection of marine
turtles during the summer 1987/88 in Karan Island, the Arabian Gulf,
served as a Member.
ARAMCO sustaining research project conducted by the Research
Institute for SAUDI ARAMCO. Study the effect of pollution on marine
organisms (Mangrove, seagrass, phytoplankton, and zooplankton),
served as a Member.
Member of the marine pollution task formed by the Research Institute,
KFUPM and other organization during 1991 oil spill.
Heavy Metals project Conducted by Research Institute. Study the effect
of heavy metals of the seashells, served as a Member.
MEPA cleanup monitoring. Study the cleanup techniques in salt marshes
affected by the 1991 Gulf Oil Spill, served as a Coordinator. A scientific
publication has resulted from this project.
Participation in leg IV of the 100 day Oceanographic Cruise of NOAA
ship Mt. Mitchell in ROPME sea area, 1992. Study the distribution and
environment status of algal mat and zooplankton after the 1991 Gulf Oil
Participation in three oceanographic cruises to Atlantic Ocean funded by
the National Science Foundation, USA, served as a Member. Culturing of
the embryos and larvae of deep see (3000 ft) echinoderms, analysis of
deep-sea 3000 ft sediments, 1998-2000.
Participation in work with deep-sea submersibles funded by Harbor
Branch Oceanographic Institution. Making 5 submersible dives to depth
3000 ft, 1998-2000.
Participation in Marine Biological and Oceanographic Database
Development project, 2001-2002.
Preliminary Ecological Study of the Corridors of Qatif Producing, Abu-
Safah Downstream and Inter-QGOSP Pipelines, served as a Member,
Environmental Impact Assessment for Abu Safah offshore, served as a
Member. Study and determine the potential level of impact on the
marine environment of the construction and operation of various
Project Coordinator for the Investigation of Pollution Problems in
Dammam Corniche Water, served as a Coordinator, 2002.
Participation in 25 oceanographic cruises using the FerryBox system in
English Channel and Bay of Biscay, studying the variation in
phytoplankton speciation and growth due to hydrodynamic and
chemical drivers between coastal and open ocean waters, served as a
Participation in Charles Darwin cruise CD173, 2005, responsible for the
measurement of dissolved nutrients, served as a Task Leader This
involved work with a Skalar Auto-Analyser measuring samples
collected while the ship was underway and from water bottles on CTD
casts. The target of this cruise was the better understanding of the
biogeochemistry and hydrodynamics controlling blooms of plankton in
Marine Environmental Sustaining Research Project V conducted by the
Marine Studies Section, Center for Environment & Water, Research
Institute for SAUDI ARAMCO 2007-2012., served as a Project Manager
Oceanor MINI-BUOYS Work Service, additional work with the study of
the Assessment of Ras Tanura Marine Environment and
Bioaccumulation Monitoring along the Saudi Coastal Waters of the
Arabian Gulf 2007-2011, served as a member
An Annual Environmental Monitoring Survey: Marine Ecological
Survey and Bioaccumulation Studies and Groundwater Quality Survey
of the Petro Rabigh Site 2009-2010., served as a member.
Environmental Impact Assessment for Dredging (Category III) for
Upgrade of Electrical Power Supply to Abu Ali Plants., served as a
Conduct LC-50 Drilling Fluid Sampling and Toxicity Testing 2009-2011,
served as a Project Manager.