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.


Historic Saudi town lights up in show of gratitude for workers leading coronavirus fight

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Historic Saudi town lights up in show of gratitude for workers leading coronavirus fight

  • Diriyah Gate Development Authority launches campaign with huge 3D images projected on walls of Salwa Palace

DIRIYAH: An eye-catching health-awareness campaign launched by the Diriyah Gate Development Authority pays tribute to the workers on the front line of the battle to contain the coronavirus in the Kingdom. It also thanks the nation’s leaders for the swift action they have taken to lessen its impact.

Unveiled on Tuesday, which was World Health Day, the national “We’re All Responsible” campaign featured huge 3D images projected onto the walls of Salwa Palace in the historic Al-Turaif district of Diriyah Governorate.

One of the images features orange graphics and the message “Thank you to our heroes in health and security.” Another urges people to “Stay home, stay safe.”

A third image shows King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman alongside the message: “With thanks to our empathetic leadership in providing healthcare for everyone with no exceptions.”

DGDA called on all the government and private organizations to join in its campaign by covering their headquarters with images and messages thanking health and security workers for their tireless efforts to ensure the health and safety of everyone the community.

“On World Health Day, we wanted to send a message of gratitude to all the heroically dedicated professionals working tirelessly the world over to keep us safe during this global crisis,” said Jerry Inzerillo, DGDA’s CEO. He also thanked the Saudi leadership for the precautionary measures it has taken to fight the pandemic.

At-Turaif district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located beside Bujairy, which is the area’s cultural hub and a major tourism attraction for visitors to the Saudi capital, Riyadh. It contains many historic relics from the first Saudi state, including the former homes of its rulers.