Materials Science & Nanoengineering

Materials Science & Nanoengineering

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Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering (MSNE)

Phone: 713.348.3698

msne@rice.edu

Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri

Adjunct Professor

Brief Bio

Dr. Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri is a petroleum engineer working for the US subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, Aramco Services Company (ASC) in Houston. He is the lead and founder of the Production Technology Team of Aramco Research Center-Houston. He is still affiliated with the EXPEC Advanced Research Center of Saudi Aramco in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Al-Muntasheri has been working for Saudi Aramco for the last 13 years. He also has an Adjunct Associate Professor appointment at Rice University, Houston, Texas. He holds BS and MS degrees, both with honors, in Chemical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He holds a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering, with Cum Laude (top 2%), from the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. Dr. Al-Muntasheri served as the Chairman of the SPE Saudi Arabia Section for the term 2011/2012.  He also served as the Chairman of the 2011 Annual Technical Symposium & Exhibition, May, 15-18 in AlKhobar, Saudi Arabia. He published 45 papers in refereed journals and international conferences. He received several awards including: the 2015 Saudi Aramco President Award for Excellence, the 2014 Aramco Services Company Award for Excellence, the 2014 Outstanding Young Member Service Award from SPE, the 2011 SPE Century Club Award, the 2011 Outstanding Young Member Regional Award, the 2011 World Oil Award for the Best Production Chemical, the 2009 EXPEC ARC Award for the Best Mentor and the 2008 EXPEC ARC Award for the Best Technical Presentation. He serves as a technical reviewer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Journal, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology and for the Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering.  He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).