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  • Abdulaziz Almathami

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    Adjunct professor

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    College of Engineering

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    Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Abdulaziz Almathami is a research engineer holding PhD from McGill University (nanostructured material). He is the manager and group leader of corrosion and scale at Baker Hughes a GE Company (BHGE), Dhahran Global Technology Center. He has enriching experience of around 23 years with reputed organizations. Dr. Abdulaziz worked with Saudi Aramco as a process engineer for Rabigh Refinery and Aramco R&DC as corrosion and material researcher. During his career with Aramco, he accomplished many projects in process and corrosion which results in significant cost saving and reduction which reached in one of the project to more than 17 MM. His achievements with Aramco were awarded several times. He worked for two years as educational and research deputy of Jubail University Collage. He worked for Qatar Petroleum before he joined BHGE. He established the corrosion & material competency at BHGE, Dhahran Global Technology Center. He has several patents and publications and now he is committee member for Baker Hughes Enterprise Technology Patent Evaluation Board

  • A. Almathami, M. Hoegerl, ‘The Concept of Research, Modelling, and Lab Studies to Improve the Effectiveness of Corrosion Management Systems’, Corrosion 2018, April 2018.
  • A. Almathami, M. Hoegerl, M. Husain ‘Iron Material Balance as Effective Scale Control Measure in Fracturing and Acidization Operation of Sour Wells’, SPE ADIPEC,  November 2017
  • A. Almathami, T. Huang T. Hafiz,  M Hoegerl, A. AlSuwaij,  ‘Synthetic Iron-Sulfide-Scale and Polymeric Scale Dissolvers’, SPE 20th Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference, March 2017
  • Keynote Speaker for 1st International Conference for High Temperature Plant Life Assessment/ Extension, Fitness-for-Service, RBM and Materials Issues, Al-Jubail , Saudi Arabia, April,  2017
  • Keynote Speaker for 5th 2016 Corrosion Management conference, “Consideration and Assessment of Corrosion Management Components is Important Approach for Longer Life of Oil and Gas Assets” Saudi Arabia, 28-29 November 2016
  • Almathami, A; Kaplin, C; Jung, I-H; Brochu, M ‘Oxidation behaviour of Al enhanced stainless steel coatings produced by cryomilling and spark plasma sintering’, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 2013; 199:207 
  • A. Almathami 'The future of nano courses in the curriculums of national colleges and universities' Jubail education engineering conference, May 2012
  • A. Almathami, G. Goodall and M. Brochu ‘Crystal Structure, Transformation and Thermal Stability of Nanostructured 316LSS alloyed with 2 and 6 wt% Aluminum’, Materials Science and Engineering A, 2010; 527:6020
  • A. Almathami, and M. Brochu ‘Microstructure and Transformation of Al-containing Nanostructured 316L Stainless Steels during Spark Plasma Sintering’, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 2010 ; 210:2119
  • A. Almathami and M. Brochu ‘The Effect of Nanocrystalline and Composition Modification on the Oxidation Behavior of Stainless Steel Coatings’ COM2010 International Conference, Vancouver Canada, October 2010
  • A.  Almathami and M. Brochu ‘The Effect of Phase Transformation and Nano-precipitate on Grain Growth during Heat Treatment’, The international conference and Exhibition of Chemistry in industry, Manama Bahrain, October 2010
  • A.  Almathami, E. Elhachmi and M. Brochu ‘Thermal Stability and Oxidation Behavior of Alcontaining Nanocrystalline Powders Produced by Cryomilling’, Journal of Materials Science, 2008; 43:3452
  • A. Almathami and M. Brochu ‘Oxidation Behavior of Al-containing Nanocrystalline Powders Produced by Cryomilling’ The International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials , Algarve Portugal, July 2007
  • A. Almathami ‘Mitigation of Elemental Sulfur Blockage and Corrosion in Gas Plant’, The international conference and Exhibition of Chemistry in industry, Manama Bahrain, October 2004
  • A. Almathami and R. Kahraman ‘Inhibition of Atmospheric Corrosion of Mild Steel by Sodium Dihydrogen Orthophosphate Treatment’ Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, 2004;  51:121  A. Almathami ‘The effect of Inconel-625 microstructure coating Produced by HVOF on the corrosion and Erosion Behavior’, NACE Meddle East Corrosion conference and Exhibition, Manama Bahrain, October, 2003
  • A. Almathami, and R. Kahraman ‘A study of Corrosion Control of Carbon Steel using Inhibitors in Simulated Environments’, Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, 2002; 94:346

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  • Nanostructured and advanced material

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