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Under the patronage of His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the General Directorate of Information Technology (IT) held the second meeting of the University's Website Coordinators on Wednesday evening at Abha Palace Hotel. Honorable dignities from the University attended the meeting including vice-presidents, deans, and staff. At the beginning of the meeting, there was a short introductory film about the new environment of the faculty websites and other electronic entities, which is characterized by a stylish yet simple look and feel. The presentation also included a procedural clarification of the steps to follow when requesting any service related to the main university website or the websites of other entities, in addition to a demonstration of numerous web tools, which would be useful while developing the site. The film also included an explanation of how to professionally edit images and designs, and more importantly, their importance in conveying a professional look and feel. Equally important, the University Rector launched the electronic version of Afaq, the university newspaper, which includes many high-tech features, such as making it accessible to the visually impaired through voice commands and a host of cutting-edge technologies. After that, Rector Al-Solamy launched the website of the General Directorate of Information Technology in its new format, which includes a portal for IT ambassadors and indicators of cognitive transformation. Al-Solamy praised the diligent efforts of the IT staff. He further directed all entities to work on developing their websites and asserted that he would spare no effort in supporting them for the success of their websites. Al-Solamy praised the sustained efforts exerted by the General Directorate of Information Technology affiliates in the advancement of the University and the lightning pace of electronic development. He directed all university departments to exert the required efforts in the development of their websites. He emphasized that he will spare no effort in supporting them to develop and enhance their websites. Correspondingly, the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Dr. Salem Alayani thanked the Rector for his continuous support and follow-up on the technical transformation in the University. Dr. Alelyani also related that the Rector maintains that the key role of the colleges and their employees in enriching the content of their websites and raising the ranking of the University are of utmost importance. In like manner, the CIO didn’t forget to appreciate the remarkable efforts completed by the entities involved who made a great impact on the success of their websites in particular, and on the success of the University main website in general. Within the activities of the meeting, the e-learning department of the University presented a workshop on the KKUx platform. During the workshop, coordinators from different departments and faculties of the University were trained in cooperation with the IT department. They were trained on the new environment of their websites with different content types and the procedures for managing their websites. Following after, there was a brief explanation from the Help Desk department and how to communicate via 8000, in addition to another detailed explanation of the service of mySITE and e-Prints.  All of the attendees were urged to activate these services by training their respective colleagues on how to properly interact and utilize the aforementioned platforms. Furthermore, an informational session was presented where IT ambassadors learned how they could improve the global visibility of their website through search engines, followed by an open discussion to answer the attendees’ questions. At the end of the meeting, the Rector honored the distinguished representatives in several categories, based on the evaluation carried out by a specialized team from the General Directorate of Information Technology according to the following criteria: General appearance (image selection and content formatting) Frequency of Content Posts Coordination of the sitemap and content arrangement Content enrichment Link integrity User browsing experience Keyword variety Linguistic accuracy Website Content Translation Coordinator cooperation with the General Directorate of Information Technology Evaluation Results Section 1: Number of Published Researches and Activation of Personal Sites College of Pharmacy: The largest number of published papers. Community College for Girls in Abha: The largest number in the activation of personal sites. Section 2: Best Researcher on the Online Research Repository First Place: Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine Second Place: Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy Third Place: Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry Section 3: Best Personal Websites First Place: Dr. Ali bin Saeed Mohammed Al-Qahtani, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine Second Place: Prof. Dr. Mohamed Mari Jubran Al-Qahtani, Professor at the Faculty of Education Third Place: Mona Mohammed Mujahid Al-Basiouni, Professor at the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Mahail Aseer Fourth Place: Alwaleed Hasan Ali Musallam, Professor at the Faculty of Science and Arts for Boys, Mahail Aseer Fifth Place: Nawal Gharman Abdullah Al-Omari, Faculty of Science and Arts for Girls in Ahd Rufaidah Sixth Place: Mohammed Yahya Ali Al-Sorour, an employee in the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Khamis Mushait Seventh Place: Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim Ismail, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering Eighth Place: Amira Hassan Gibran Qaradi, a Student at the Community College for Girls in Abha Ninth Place: Nawal Abdullah Ali Abu Ashi, a Lecturer at the Faculty of Science and Arts for girls Khamis Mushait Tenth Place: Prof. Abdul Aziz bin Omar Al-Consul, Professor in the Faculty of Sharia and the Fundamentals of Religion Section 4: Best Sites of Deanships, Departments, and Centers First Place: Deanship of e-learning Second Place: Deanship of Academic Development and Quality Third Place: Deanship of Faculty and Staff Affairs Fourth Place: Admission and Registration Deanship Fifth Place: Institute of Research and Consultancy Studies Section 5: Best Faculty Websites First Place: Lila Ali Maeed Al-Shamrani, Community College for Girls in Abha Second Place: Jihan Abdulrahman Sadeq, College of Science and Arts for Girls, Khamis Mushait Third Place: Dr. Amir Mohammed Kessentini, College of Engineering Fourth Place: Mohammed Mabasher Hazza Al Asmari, Faculty of Computer Science Fifth Place: Dr. Mourad Fathi Ibrahim Mustafa, Faculty of Science
The Department of Chemical Engineering, King Khalid University, hosted a symposium on 7/112017 under the supervision of Dr. Atef El Jery, Coordinator of Seminars and Field Visits, Eng. Ismail Al-Ahmadi, Director of Al-Jazeera Paints Academy, a brilliant cadre and a graduate of the Department of Chemical Engineering, as part of the joint cooperation between the Faculty of Engineering, Government Institutions and the private sector in the Kingdom. Engineer Ismail Al-Ahmari presented a scientific symposium on the technology of paints and innovations. The company is a leading company in the field of research and development, which is comparable to the world's leading research centers, in terms of technology and testing equipment, measurement and quality control, and includes the latest advanced devices in the tests of paints; Which is the first of its kind in the Middle East, and conducts tests, researches and tests on the field; where samples of paints are exposed to various conditions and weather conditions and For the long life of the product; its durability, due to the different weather conditions it is exposed to. The production lines in Al-Jazeera Paints are high quality and its factory is the only manufacturer of environmentally safe water paints in the Middle East. And North Africa, which operates with state of the art manufacturing technology. The attendees listened to an explanation about Al Jazeera's first paint academy in the Middle East and its role in various fields of research, training and social activities, as well as its activities and achievements, including its seminars and training sessions focused on the company`s high quality creative products, And its latest technology and innovative solutions of environmentally responsible paints for sustainable green buildings, fire resistance, microbial resistance, resistance to writing and painting on walls, anti-carb, for roads, floors, traffic safety, etc., Courses in environmentally responsible paints and their applications to many government agencies, bodies and associations. Eng. Ismail pointed out that the island strives for the slogan "quality" and is considered a basic standard that is keen to apply in its products to achieve the physical and health benefits of the consumer, and considers this standard one of the most important ways to enhance mutual trust relationship with its customers in the Saudi market and foreign markets. Finally, the Department of Chemical Engineering expressed its thanks and gratitude to Engineer Ismail Al-Ahmari for useful and valuable information that enhances the scientific method and the pride of the contribution of outstanding engineers and graduates of the Department of Chemical Engineering in contributing to linking the student of chemical engineering to the national industries in the country, qualified engineers help to advance and develop the country and the renaissance of the homeland and contribute to the movement of its growth.
A group of students from the Department of Chemical Engineering visited the Abha wastewater purification and treatment station on Tuesday, 14/11/2017. Within the framework of the program, field visits are conducted for each semester under the supervision of Dr. Atef El Jery and Dr. Chandrakant Sarkar. The purpose of this visit is to identify the existing sewage systems as well as the stages of wastewater treatment and the components of treatment station. The wastewater treatment and purification station in Abha, the central station, has been operating for more than 30 years, in accordance with the 40000 m3 wastewater treatment system. This station operates a tertiary treatment system that allows safe irrigation for palm trees. These waters are analyzed on a daily basis. The results of these analyzes show the safety of the treated wastewater that flows to Wadi Bisha. The basic operations of the wastewater are explained until they are processed by Engineer Wael Mustafa, project manager and engineer Amin Ahmed, specialist in the tertiary treatment of the station, using a special panel composing the station components with engineering drawings. we decided to visit the sight and monitors to all the stages of the treatment, and these by explaining the physical therapy to biological treatment and to pumping treated water into drainage channels outside the station. At the end of the visit, the accompanying doctors expressed their thanks and gratitude to the engineers who are supervising the station for useful and valuable information that promotes the scientific method and the integration of the educational process.
In the practical application framework of the theoretical study, the students of Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, King Khalid University attended a scientific visit to the Shuqaiq Desalination Plant on Thursday, October 26, 2017 under the supervision of Dr. Baiumy El-Assal and Dr. Mohamed Sagr. The visit was very useful for the students, where they had seen most of the parts that they learn in the course of Power Plants and Desalination as well as graduation projects in desalination topics. Students were accompanied by Eng./ Mohamed El Feefy who was specialist in desalination process in the station. He introduced a detailed explanation of all the station components from the beginning of the water intake from the Red Sea and the various stages of water purification processes. A brief Explanation for the water pumps and their types and desalination units. He made a detailed explanation of the Multi Stage Flashing (MSF) desalination process and its theory of work which is identical to the theoretical study in the power Plants and desalination course that has had an effective impact on the gained information for students. Students also watched all the power Plant components of boilers, burners and turbines accompanied with Eng./ Abdo Ali and Hassan Gaabony who are specialists in thermal processes control in the station. They explained a detailed explanation of the theory of work of each component. Students also, watched the control room of the plant and listen to a detailed Explanation of all details for Each Component on the plant from Eng./ Khaled Mohamed and Eng./ Gamaan Ahmed. The visit ended around 1 pm.
The Faculty of Engineering won the final match against the College of Dentistry with a score of 2/0 to occupy the College of Engineering first place and get the University Cup in the  Beach Volleyball. The participation of the engineering team A against the Faculty of Dentistry team b at 26/1/1439 and ended the match by winning the Faculty of Engineering 2/0. In the same time was participated engineering team A against the Faculty of Science B, which also ended by defeat College of Science 2/0 to meet both Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medical Sciences, which ended by victory of engineering teams 2/0 and 2/1 to reach both teams to the semi-finals to meet both teams, College of Dentistry A and Faculty of Administrative Sciences which ended the semifinal by win college of engineering  and win faculty of Dentistry  to meet each other in the final match which ended by winning faculty of engineering.
Alumni  and Training Unit at College of Engineering - King Khalid University in cooperation with the Saudi Organization for Standards, Metrology and Quality organized a course for students who are expected to graduate this year within the Saudi Vocational Program entitled "Quality Infrastructure Principles" in the central stands on Wednesday 5/2/1439 H. The course included five lectures given by experts and specialists at the Organization. At the end of the course, they met Dr. Ibrahim Falki, Dean of the College and Dr. Mohammed Al Mesfer, Vice Dean for Academy to increase co-operation.
It was holding a training session for the students of Department of Mechanical Engineering under the title: Using Microsoft Excel for Mechanical Engineering Applications. In the period from Thursday, 12/10/2017 to Saturday, 14/10/2017. The session was provided by Dr / Baiumy Taha El-Assal. The course covered the following topics: GETTING STARTED ENTERING & FORMATTING DATA, NUMBERS TABLES FORMATTING CONDITIONAL FORMATTING FORMULAS CHARTING
Al-Hasaniah tiles factory is the largest manufacturer of ceramic tiles in Asir region. Students were given demonstration of following processes of the plant; the processing and mixing of raw material, casting, pressing, curing using minimum water consumption by water spray, finishing, transporting and packaging of all types of products. Date:                               12.10.17 (Thursday) No. of Students:           6 Students of Level 9, Mechanical Engineering Department Faculty In-charge:    Dr. Vineet Tirth, Associate Professor, MED, College of Engg. KKU.
Dean College of Engineering Dr. Ibrahim EL Falqi inaugurated the Student Club activities and Reception of new students for the current academic year 2017- 2018 on Wednesday, 4/10/201. Vice Deans, Chairmen of Department, and students, attended the ceremony. It is worth mentioning that the College encourages and supports all students to participate in various student activities with the assistance and supervision of the chairman of the Student Club. These activities are aimed at proper utilization of leisure time by students, reinforcement of relationship between the students after study hours; make the students' aware of their responsibilities and training students to work together as a team. Regardless of their academic levels, students are encouraged to develop and enhance their skills through cultural and sports activities.
The College of Engineering continues to attain remarkable achievements.  The three programs of College of Engineering (Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering) have been successfully accredited for six years (till September 30, 2023) by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EِِAC) of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Receiving ABET accreditation provides assurance that these three programs meet the quality standards of the profession for which the programs prepare graduates. These programs will continuously improve the quality of education provided to strengthen the Bachelor degree offered by the College of Engineering for the three programs mentioned above. According to ABET, the College of Engineering enjoys a particularly high level of institutional support which is evident in the resources provided in human services and facilities. The KKU has implemented a quality control information system which is centrally driven and managed, and used operationally at the college level. The university has a strategy focusing on achieving new strengths by the year 2030 that include a commitment to new research initiatives, introduction of further graduate programs, and attraction of high quality faculty. The curriculum of these three Engineering programs was designed to cover all their fundamentals of Engineering and provide sufficient practical knowledge to bridge the gap between university and industries. The Program strength consists in the number and variety of laboratories, and the summer training providing students with practical experience. Finally, ABET accreditation increases educational opportunities for students and provides graduates with distinctive job opportunities in local and global companies worldwide.  
Under the guidance of his Excellency, Dr. Ibrahim Idris Falqi, Dean of College of Engineering at King Khalid University, the college held the closing ceremony of the current academic year 1437/1438 AH on Monday 19/08/1438 H. Firstly, Dr. Ibrahim delivered a welcoming speech to the faculty of engineering staff. In his speech, Dr. Ibrahim mentioned about the continuous and intensive follow-up from his Excellency, the Director of the University and the interest he attached to the faculties of the University and the College of Engineering in particular. He then honored the outstanding faculty members at the college in recognition of their efforts during the academic year. He pointed out that the college is currently exercising many plans and programs to upgrade and develop its student’s skills. Finally, at the end of the ceremony, Dr. Ibrahim thanked all faculty members in the college for their cooperation during this academic year that helped in achieving the vision and objectives of the college.  
Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Philanthropic Foundation “MiSK” is a non-profit foundation devoted to cultivating learning and leadership in youth for the Saudi Arabia of tomorrow. To this end, the Foundation announces its program of training for cooperative training. Cisco will provide internship opportunities for 10 Saudi students at its headquarters in San Jose, California, the United States. The internship will be exclusive to fresh graduates in the fields of business management, engineering, and information technology. The program will commence on October 1, 2017 in San Jose, California, the United States, for 9 months. The most important conditions: 1. Graduated from the engineering specialization between January and July 2017. 2. Mastering the English language. 3. Full time travel and join the program for 9 months. 4. Scientific and practical excellence. Admission requirements: Specializations:  Business management, engineering, and information technology. GPA: 80% or higher. 4 out of 5 3.2 out of 4 English language level: 75% or higher. TOEFL/IELTS C1 or higher. English subjects 75% or higher. Nationality: Saudi Academic level: Fresh graduate (Graduation date: January – June, 2017). The deadline for submission is: 27 Sha'ban 1438, corresponding to 23 May 2017. For more information, please visit the following link:  https://misk.org.sa/services/mtp-cisco Anyone who wishes to register can access the following link: https://misktraineeships.heiapply.com/application/cisco-registration
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The 12th Annual Research Day, organized by the Deanship of Scientific Research in collaboration with the College of Engineering, represented by its Research center in the College, took place on Thursday 1/8/1438. The Research Day consisted of two sessions; the first session chaired by the College of Engineering Vice Dean, Dr. Mohamed Al-Reaf where 3 papers were presented. Dr. Mohamed Aloney from the Civil Engineering Department was followed by Dr. Mohamed Zubair from the Electrical Engineering Department and the session was concluded by a paper presented by Mohamed Mansour, Head of the Industrial Engineering Department. The second session was chaired by Dr. Ali Alkuzaim, Vice Dean of Quality and Development and comprised of two presentations, Professor Yassir Fahmy, Head of Chemical Engineering Department presented the first talk followed by Dr. Vinet Thirth from the Mechanical Engineering Department. The Theme of the Research Day was Recent Trends in Engineering and Technology. The Engineering College Dean Dr. Ibrahim Idris Falqi distributed certificates of thanks and appreciation for their efforts and scientific contributions in the field of research, which contributed to the enrichment of scientific research within the college.
A delegation from the Engineering College at Jazan University visited the Engineering College at King Khalid University on Sunday 19/7/1438 H presented by the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Ahmed Bou Taleb, Dr. Abdul Latif Bashiri, Assistant Professor at Mechanical Engineering Department, Dr. Abdulrahman Albar, Assistant Professor at Industrial Engineering Department, and Dr. Mohammed Nasser, Assistant Professor at Industrial Engineering Department. The main purpose of this visit was to benefit from the scientific and academic experience of the college and improve the cooperation between the two colleges in the academic and research as well as in the quality and ABET accreditation. Dr. Ibrahim Idris Falqi had received the delegation members in his office and presented for them the history of the college, its scientific specialties and its leading programs in the fields of education, scientific research and community services, and its advanced positions in international classifications and its most important educational, research, administrative and community initiatives.   The delegation’s visit schedule included a meeting with the Dean of Engineering College Dr. Ibrahim Falqi and the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Mohammed Al-Misfer in the college and a number of officials in the College. Also, the Guests has attend a meeting in the Quality Room in the College with the Quality team headed by the Vice Dean of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Ali Al-Qozaim. Dr Ali presented the Faculty's specialties and admission systems and programs for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, and highlighted its projects and activities in the fields of academic development and e-learning, And the efforts of its contracts and cooperation with major universities and scientific centers and industrial sectors regionally and internationally. Also, he presented the experience of the College in the Academic accreditation ABET for three departments, Mechanical, Civil and Chemical engineering departments. The delegation also visited laboratories in each department and met with a number of faculty members. At the end of the visit, the delegation presented a commemorative shield to the Dean and praised the academic and scientific level of the College and looked forward to have more opportunities of bilateral cooperation with the College in the fields of common interest in the nearest future. Also, the delegation thanked the College of Engineering and its staff for the hospitality and the distinguished program. By the end of the visit, the College held a luncheon for the delegation, which was attended by the Dean and a number of officials in the college.
Under the scientific activity in the College, the Mechanical Engineering Department organized a workshop titled “Fins & Heat Exchangers” presented by Dr. Ashraf Lashin where students attended. The Summery of the Work Shop: Introduction to Heat Transfer: Conduction (Steady State Conduction) – Convection (Free & Forced) and Fins, its functions, types and the three cases (Finite Fin, Infinite Fin and Tip Insulated Fin), and Fins Applications in all Engineering Fields. Heat Exchangers Types according to flow types and design, finally heat exchanger applications.
His Excellency the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al Solami headed the tenth council of the Faculty of Engineering for this year. The council was attended also by the University Vice-President for Research for Graduate Studies, Dr. Majed Al Harbi, the Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research Deanship, Dr. Ahmed Al Fay'e, in addition to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Ibrahim Al Flki and the Faculty of Engineering members. The meeting came after the directives of Excellency the Rector to recently open additional graduate studies programs at the University, and his emphasis on attending the College Councils to support and motivate them in this field. The Council reviewed a study conducted by the College of Engineering, in which 524 engineers from the public and private sectors took part, to examine the actual needs of the market. The researchers evaluated 24 master's programs in engineering. The study concluded that five programs were selected to start designing their plans and accreditation procedures at the university's engineering college. The study gained admiration and approved of the Rector after the Council discussed the opportunities, challenges and impact of the opening of such programs. For his part, Al-Solami expressed his happiness with the interest of the College in the field of graduate studies, pointing out that the Faculty of Engineering is one of the most important faculties of the University, which is highly reliable inside and outside the university, especially as the region of Asir is characterized by urban diversity. Moreover, RECTOR Al Solamy directed to take advantage of previous experiences of similar programs in international, Arab and local universities and work on developing and applying them to serve as many people as possible in the region and the Kingdom in general. After the completion of the College Council, the REctor briefed him on the facilities, laboratories and workshops of the Faculty of Engineering. He praised the potential, equipment and organization he saw and stressed the need to make the most of the available potential, both academically and community service. Source: King Khalid University, Media Center      
Under the scientific activity in Engineering college, a field trip was organized in Tuesday 22/6/1438H to Solbsteel Co. an 15 students of material science 2 (mechanical engineering department) under supervision of Dr. Mohamed Abdel Aziz. The following is scientific content summery of the field trip: This visit is useful for student because it will be joining between the theoretical study and practical study. The students watched the different steps of rebar steel processing from ores that including in the chemical composition of rebar steel till the final steps of the different products  
In the practical application framework of the theoretical study, the students of Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, King Khalid University attended a scientific visit to the Shokaik Desalination Plant on Thursday, March 23, 2017 under the supervision of Dr. Baiumy El-Assal and Dr. Mohamed Sagr. The visit was very useful for the students, where they had seen most of the parts that they learn in the course of Power Plants and Desalination as well as graduation projects in desalination topics. Students were accompanied by tow engineers/ Mohamed El Feefy and Ismaeel Khwagy who are specialist in desalination process in the station. They introduced a detailed explanation of all the station components from the beginning of the water intake from the sea and the various stages of water purification processes. A brief Explanation for the water pumps and their types and desalination units. They made a detailed explanation of the Multi Stage Flashing (MSF) desalination process and its theory of work which is identical to the theoretical study in the power Plants and desalination course that has had an effective impact on the gained information for students. Students also watched all the power Plant components of boilers, burners and turbines Accompanied with engineer/ Essam Ali who is a specialist in thermal processes in the station. He explained a detailed explanation of the theory of work of each component. Students also, watched the control room of the plant and listen to a detailed Explanation of all details on the plant.
Under the Academic scientific activity for mechanical engineering department in Engineering college , organized, a seminar  titled "Carbon Emission and Its Control" for faculty members Dated 23/3/2017 presented by Dr. Vineet Tirth . The following is scientific content summery of the training course: Global warming is a major reason for climate change which is caused mainly by emission of Green House Gases (GHGs). The global warming potential of all GHGs may be calculated in terms of CO2 equivalent using software tools as well as by measurement. To reduce carbon emissions, the approach is either to control it by high efficiency systems, by capturing CO2 and disposing it deep inside the ocean or underground and by neutralizing it using various techniques including Algae Photo Bio-Reactors, by reacting it with hydrogen to form hydrocarbon fuels etc.