Three out of six research proposals submitted by faculty members at Alfaisal University have been accepted for funding as part of the Saudi Aramco University Collaboration Program (UCP).

In response to an invitation by Saudi Aramco, a total of 65 basic and applied research proposals were received from universities in the Kingdom. A rigorous assessment process was employed to recommend proposals for acceptance. A total of 13 research proposals were selected for funding out of these submissions in the 2011 cycle of UCP. The three accepted proposals from Alfaisal University are: Dr. Muhammad Azeem Ashraf for a project in applied mathematics and computational modeling entitled “Wear behavior characterization of Stellite alloys using computational modeling”; Dr. Nadimul H. Faisal for a project in the area of oil to hydrogen and fuel cells entitled “Advance anode materials for direct hydrocarbon proton conducting solid oxide fuel cell (PC-SOFC) in auxiliary power units”; and Dr. Rehan Ahmed for research on “Nano-composite carbide coatings for wear resistant applications”, which has applications in advanced and nano-structured materials.

# Principle Investigator Project Title Proposal Research Area
1. Muhammad Azeem Ashraf (CoE) Wear behavior characterization of Stellite alloys using computational modeling Applied Mathematics and Computational modeling
2. Nadimul Haque Faisal (CoE) Advance anode materials for direct hydrocarbon proton conducting solid oxide fuel cell (PC-SOFC) in auxiliary power units Oil to hydrogen and fuel cells
3. Rehan Ahmed (CoE) Nano-composite carbide coatings for wear resistant applications Advanced and Nano-structured Materials