Dr. Hasan M. Al-Ahmadi, director general of Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Center for Science and Technology

Dr. Hasan M. Al-Ahmadi
Updated 01 October 2019

Dr. Hasan M. Al-Ahmadi, director general of Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Center for Science and Technology

Dr. Hasan M. Al-Ahmadi has been serving as the director general of Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Center for Science and Technology (Scitech) since 2012.

Al-Ahmadi is also an associate professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

He joined KFUPM in 1982 as a graduate assistant and became a lecturer in 1985 after he graduated with a master’s degree in civil engineering.

In 1990, Al-Ahmadi completed his Ph.D. in transportation engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing, US.

He returned to KFUPM as an assistant professor and remained in that position until 2013.

Moreover, Al-Ahmadi had been the assistant dean of Educational Services for Training Programs and director of University Diploma Programs between 2002 and 2004.

He is a member of several international and local committees, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, board member of Saudi Consultant Engineering Committee, and Saudi Society of Civil Engineering.

He received the Educational Excellence Award for his Evaluation of Airfield and Road Networks of King Khalid Airbase in Khamis Mushayt; it was chosen as the Best Research Award in 1999.

The Abdullah bin Mohammed Ababtain Heritage Museum, in cooperation with Scitech, recently launched a heritage exhibition on the Eastern Province to mark Saudi National Day.

The event was held under the patronage of Dr. Sahl Abdul Jawad, president of KFUPM, and attended by Scitech Director-General Dr. Hasan Al-Ahmadi, and other government entities officials.

The museum captures the different aspects of life in the Eastern Province, including social traditions, manuscripts, ancient devices, currencies, sea life and diving, as well as heritage weapons that were used to unify the Kingdom.


Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

Jackie Chan thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country. (File/AFP)
Updated 20 October 2019

Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

  • Jackie Chan expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television

DUBAI: Hong Kong martial artist and actors Jackie Chan, who was recently in Riyadh to accept a Joy Excellence award, is looking forward to filming movies in Saudi Arabia, Chinese press has reported.

The actor also told the crowd gathered at the Joy Forum19, which gathered entertainment promoters and industry pioneers along with global stars including Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan and Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme, that he had found a location in the Kingdom to make another action film.

“It’s my first time in Saudi, and I know it’s a big country. After only a few hours [travelling] here and looking at locations I know there’s a good place for car chasing, explosions, action; so, next time, I hope to come back with my crew,” Chan said.

The movie legend also thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country, and expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television.