Biography

Dr. Assad Al-Thukair is associate professor and chair of the life science Department,King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. He is also an adviser to the Minister of the Agriculture, Saudi Arabia and representing the country at many international organizations including; IOC/UNESCO, IOCINDIO, and INOC.Dr. Al-Thukair chaired, developed curriculum and managed activities of environmental master program, and the life science master program at the university. Prior to his current role, he chaired the chemistry department at the same university.Dr. Al-Thukair received several scientific research awards including; UNESCO, Fulbright, British Council, Saudi Transfer Technology, and the Regional Organization for Protecting of the Marine Environment. Those awards enabled him to conduct research at various international universities including ; Harvard, Imperial College,Bremen University, and University of Maryland.He published several scientific papers at refereed journals. He is also an active member at several national and international scientific societies.Dr. Al-Thukair received his Ph.D. from Boston University, Boston, USA in life sciences and his M.Sc degree in biology from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, USA