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Prof. Saleh Ali Alkahtani

Managerial Roles

(2013 - up to now) The Vice Rector for Development and Quality, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University.

(2010 - 2013) The Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University.

(2005 - 2009)  Advisor for the national board for evaluation and academic accreditation.

(2001 - 2005) General Director Of The Community Service And Continuous Learning Center Affiliated To The Public Administration For Technical Education.

(2001 - up to now) An Associate Professor At The Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty Of Engineering, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University.

(1998 - 2001) Staff Affairs Rector Of The Technical Colleges.

(1998 - 2001) Head Of Mechanical Technology Department At The Technical College, Riyadh.

(1993 - 1995) Teaching And Serving As An Assistant Researcher At Wayne State University, USA

(1988 - 1989) A Fellow At The Technical College, Riyadh

Profile

Name: SALEH ALI ALKAHTANI
Nationality: SAUDI
Tel.: 966 11 5885510
Fax: 966 11 5885501
P.O.Box 509, Alkharj 11942, Saudi Arabia
Email Address: s.alkahtani@sau.edu.sa

Education

Oct. 1995: PhD. in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University, USA.

May 1992: MSc. in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University, USA.

Jan 1988: BSc. in Industrial Engineering from King Saud University, Riyadh.

General specialization: Industrial Engineering

Major: Manufacturing Industry

Managerial Experiences

Chairing the following committees:

•Chairing the employment committee, branching from the Academic Council.
•Chairing the consultative committee for quality assurance at Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University.
•Chairing the higher committee for the strategic plan for Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University.
•Chairing the executive committee for the strategic plan for Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University.
•Chairing the committee for visiting the faculties of Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University.
•Chairing the supervisory committee for the institutional evaluation project for Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University.
•Chairing the permanent committee for developing the health faculties of Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University.
•Chairing the permanent committee for evaluate the requirements of staff for Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University.
•Chairing the permanent committee for incentives and allowances for the staff for Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University
•Chairing the permanent committee for the preparatory year of Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University.
•Chairing the permanent contracting committee of Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University.
•Chairing the permanent committee for the educational plans and system at Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University.
•Chairing the permanent committee for computer remuneration for Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University.
•Chairing the permanent committee for outsourcing scholars for the post graduate studies at Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University.
•Chairing working team for “laying the plan for the accreditation program for the Faculty of Engineering, and the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)” at Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University.
•Chairing and serving as a member of several evaluation teams for private universities and faculties. Such contributions in boosting experience in the field of evaluating performance of educational institutes, and chairing the institutional and programming evaluations. In addition to analyzing and reviewing the in-house studies, reviewing reports and recommendations relevant to evaluation processes.
•Chairing and serving as a member of evaluation committees of higher education state and private educational institutes.
•Serving as an observer for the evaluation and reviewing processes, within international evaluation teams, that participated in evaluating four of the local universities. Such a contribution have resulted in acquiring a lot of experience in the field of perfecting the evaluation procedures, and dealing with the universities and personnel thereof, in addition to the evaluation process for the in-house studies; and finally the methods used to prepare the arbitrators’ reports; and finally coordinating with the personnel of such universities to achieve success for the developmental evaluation reports.
•Serving as an external reviewer for the self-evaluation of Al Jouf University.
•Serving as an external arbitrator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Serving as a member in the following committees:
•Serving as a member of the US Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).
•Serving as a member of the US Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
•Serving as a member of the student’s dispatching committee branching from the Academic Council.
•Serving as a member of the promotions committee branching from the Academic Council.
•Serving as a member of the Academic Council for the technical colleges (in addition to previous memberships of various joint committees with several sectors).
•Serving as an observer for the developmental evaluation committees for a number of local universities.

Research

Scientific Research: Published more than 48researches in various scientific magazines besides specialized conferences in the fields of production, industrialization, technology training and quality assurance. Those includes the following:

1. "Group Technology in a Fuzzy Environment" ORSA/TIMS Joint National Meeting, Detroit,USA , October, 1993 .

2. "Applications of Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic in Manufacturing", An engineering study presented at the Graduate Research Group of the department of industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Wayne State University, USA, October 1993

3. "A Fuzzy-Neuro Model for Group Technology ", Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (InfORMS) Annual Conference in Washington DC, May 5-8, 1994

4. Al-qahtany S., Divakar R. "Designing Cellular Manufacturing Systems In The Presence of Vague Information" International Conference on Manufacturing Excellence Proceedings, II of Production Engineers with Institution of Electrical Engineers U.K., 1997, 78-86.

5. Al-qahtany S., "Optimization of Availability and Condition Based Maintenance Cost of Production Line" Pacific Conference on Manufacturing Proceedings, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) 1998.

6- القحطاني صالح علي، التميمي عبدالعزيز" التطور التقني ودور المهندس الخليجي" سجل بحوث المؤتمر الهندسي الخليجي الرابع ، الرياض ذي القعدة، 1420هـ

7. Al-qahtany, S. "Technical Education in Saudi Arabia ", Sixth International Conference on Manufacturing Proceedings, Institute of Industrial Engineers (lIE), 2000.

8. Khedre, 0., Dandachi, J., Alqahtany, S.,  The Prediction of some Mechanical Properties of AL-7Si% Alloy Reinforced with Particular Alumina with the Aid of Empirical Formula", Engineering Research Journal, Menoufia University , Faculty of Engineering, 2000.

9. Al-Saleh, N., Alqahtany, S. "Towards Better Understanding of Assembly Operations: Finite Analysis of Reaching Task Velocity" Engineering Research Journal 2001.

10. Alqahtany, Saleh, Mallah, s. Abdulhakeem, o. "Global Manufacturing Applications: Oil and Petrochemical Industry", Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, 2001.

11- القحطاني صالح علي "نقل التقنية ودور الهيئات التعليمية" سجل ندوة تطوير التعليم الهندسي والعمراني، جامعة الملك عبدالعزيز، 1421هـ

12- Eqbal D., Alqahtany S., Ian Allen, “The Quality Assurance system for post-secondary Education in Saudi Arabia: A comprehensive, Developmental, and unified Approach”, Quality in Higher Education Journal 2008

13- The Quality Assurance System for Post-Secondary Education in Saudi Arabia: A Comprehensive, Developmental and Unified Approach, E. Darandari, S. Al Qahtani, I.D. Allen, W. Al-Yafi, A. A. Al-Sudairi and J. Catapang, Quality in Higher Education, Vol.15, No.1, April 2009.

14- Experimental Correlation between Metallurgical Parameters, Hardness and Machinability 319 Al-Si-Cu-Mg Alloys.  M.M Tash, S. Alkahtani, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 339 (2011), pp 462-476, Online available since 2011/Sep/02 at www.scientific.net © (2011) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland

15- Machinability Effects of Al-(7-11) %Si Cast Alloys with Additions of Fe-Intermetallics and Sn  G.H. Garza, A.M. Samuel, F.H. Samuel, S. Al kahtani Journée des étudaints –REGAL, 4  October, 2011, Montréal, Canada (Winner of Best Poster-2011).

16- Evaluation of Data-Processing of Drilling Forces and Moments on Aluminum-Silicon Casting Alloys, G.H. Garza, E. Samuel, A.M.A. Mohamed,  A.M. Samuel, F.H. Samuel, S. Alkahtani, 41st Int. Conf. on Computers & Industrial Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, USA, October 2011.

17- Imperical Formulae for the Effect of Compaction Pressure on Some Quality Characteristics of Sintered Al-Mg Alloys / Graphite Composites, S. Al Kahtani, 1 st international ICF conference for Middle East and Africa, Luxer (14-17 November 2011), Egypt.

18- Low Cycle Fatigue Strength of Al-1.5% Fe Alloy, S. Al Kahtani, 1 st international ICF conference for Middle East and Africa, Luxer (14-17 November 2011), Egypt.

19- Machinability of Heat-Treated 356 and 319 Aluminum Alloys: Methodology for Data Processing and Calculation of Drilling Force and Moment M. M. Tash F.H. Samuel , S. Alkahtani Advanced Materials Research Vols. 396-398 (2012) pp 1008-1022 Online available since 2011/Nov/22 at www.scientific.net © (2012) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland

20- Intermetallic Phases Observed in Non-Modified, Sr-Modified and Mischmetal-Modified Al-Si Casting Alloys O. Elsebaie, F.H. Samuel, S. Alkahtani, Int. J. Cast Metals Res.

21- Effects of Cu, Mg, and Sr Additions on the Mechanical Properties and Machinability of Near-Eutectic Al-11%S Casting Alloys, Y. Zedan, A.M. Samue1, F.H. Samuel, S. Alkahtani, TMS 2012, Orlando, March 11-15, 2012.

22-  Thermal analysis and microstructures of modified grain-refined Al-7Si-Mg cast alloy, A.M.A. Mohamed, F.H. Samuel, S. Alkahtani, TMS 2012, Orlando, March 11-15, 2012.

23- Assessment of the effect of Mg addition on the solidification behavior of Al-Si-Cu cast alloy, A.M.A. Mohamed, F.H. Samuel, S. Alkahtani, AFS Transactions, Paper 12-013

24- Effects of Alloying Elements and Cutting Tool Materials on the Machinability of Al-Si Cast Alloys G.H. Garza, E. Samuel, A.M.A. Mohamed, A.M. Samuel, F.H. Samuel, AFS Transactions

25- Tensile Properties of Grain Refined Al-7%Si 356-Type Alloys, A.M.A. Mohamed, F.H. Samuel,  S. Alkahtani, 13th International Conference on Aluminum Alloys (ICAA-13), June 3-7, 2012, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

26- Tensile Properties of Al-Si Alloys at Ambient and Elevated Temperatures, A.M.A. Mohamed, F.H. Samuel, S. Alkahtani, COM 2012, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, Oct. 2012

27- Influence of Mg and Solution Heat Treatment on the Occurrence of Incipient Melting in Al-Si-Cu-Mg Cast Alloys A.M.A. Mohamed, F.H. Samuel, Saleh Al kahtani J.Mater.Sci &Eng. A., 2012. A543, 2012, pp. 22-34.

28- Mechanical Performance of Heat Treated 319 Alloys as a Function of Alloying and Aging Parameters, S. Alkahtani, J. Materials & Design, Volume 41, October 2012, Pages 358-369

29- Influence of the Microstructure on the Machinability of Heat-Treated Al-10.8% Si Cast Alloys: Role of Copper-Rich Intermetallics, Y. Zedan, S. Alkahtani, Journal of Materials Processing and Technology

30- A Study on the Impact Behavior of Newly Developed Al-11Si-Cu-Mg Cast alloy for Automotive Applications O.Elsebaie, A.M. Samuel, S. Alkahtani Int. J. Cast Metals Res.

31- Role of π –Phase Decomposition in the Impact Properties and Fracture Behavior of Al-7Si-0.55Mg-0.1Fe Alloy, E.A. Elsharkawi, A. Alkahtani, Int. J. Cast Metals Res.

32- A Novel Solution Heat Treatment for 7075 Alloy: Role of Segregation, Mohamed Ibrahim, Saleh Alkahtani, Fawzy Samuel, TMS 2013, 142nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, March 3-7, 2013, San Antonio, Texas, USA

33- Effect of Minor Additions On the High Temperature Performance of 354 Alloys, G. Garza, S. Alkahtani, F.H. Samuel, 117th AFS Metalcasting Congress, 2013, St. Louis, MO, USA

34- Combined effect of melt thermal treatment and solution heat treatment on eutectic Si particles in cast Al–Si alloys,  S. Alkahtani, H.W. Doty, F.H. Samuel, International  journal of  Cast  Metals Research

35- Effect of Thermo-Mechanical Treatment (TMT) on Hardness of Heat-Treated Al-Mg-Si (6082) alloys: Experimental Correlation Using (DOE) Method, Mahmoud. M. Tash, S. Alkahtani, Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol. 376 (2013) pp 163-172 © (2013) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland

36- Experimental Correlation for the Effect of Metallurgical Parameters on the Hardness of 356 and 319 Aluminum Alloys Using Minitab Software, Mahmoud. M. Tash, S. Alkahtani, Advanced Materials Research Vol. 716 (2013) pp 15-24 ©  (2013) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland

37- Inclusion measurements in Al–6Si alloys using liquid metal cleanliness analyser technique, S. Alkahtani, International Journal of Cast Metals Research Vol. 0, No. 0 (2013) pp 1-12   © 2013 W. S. Maney & Son Ltd. Received 17 February 2013; accepted 27 June 2013

38- "Role of Ni and Zr in Preserving the Strength of 354 Aluminum Alloy at High Temperature Saleh Alqahtany, Guillermo H. Garza. Agnes M. Samuel, Fawzy H. Samuel

39- Influence of Iron Intermetallic Phases on the Mechanical Properties of Heat Treated Al-Si-Mg Alloys E.A. Elsharkawi, S.A. Alkahtani, A.M. Samuel, F.H. Samuel

Int. Aluminum Conference, Montreal, 21-23 Oct., 2013.

40- Effect of Minor Additions on the High Temperature Performance of Al-Si-Cu cast Alloys G. Garza, S.A. Alkahtani, A.M. Samuel, F.H. Samuel Advances in Material Sciences and Applications (AMSA)

41- Development of New Aluminum-Based Alloys for High Temperature Performance

G. Garza, S.A. Alkahtani, A.M. Samuel, F.H. Samuel Journée des étudaints –REGAL, 22 Octobre, 2014, Montréal, Canada

42- High Temperature Performance of 354 Alloys for Automotive and Aerospace Applications, S. Alkahtani and A.M.A. Mohamed, J. Materials (Under review)

43- High Temperature Performance of 319 Alloys.  S. Alkahtani and A.M.A. Mohamed, F.H. Samuel, 118 Metalcasting Congress, USA (Submitted)

44- On the fracture mechanisms of impact tested 319 type alloys: role of intermetallics

M.F. Ibrahim, S.A. Alkahtani, F.H. Samuel J. Materials &Design (Submitted)

45- On the impact toughness and fractography of Al-Si cast alloys, S. A. Alkahtani, O. Elsebaie, Int. J. Cast. Met. Res (Submitted)

46- Effect of mischmetal addition on the microstructure and hardness of 319-type alloys,

O. Elsebaie, S.A. Alkahtani, F.H. Samuel Int. J. Cast. Metals Res. (Submitted)

47- MACHINABILITY OF ADVANCED MATERIALS: Effect of Alloying Elements on the Machinability of Near Eutectic Al-Si Casting Alloys” Y. Zedan, S.Al kahtani, F.H. Samuel (In Press)

48- Effect of Melt Thermal Treatment on Eutectic Silicon Particles Charateristics in Cast Al-Si-Mg alloysAuthor(s): S.A. Al Kahtani, F.H. Samuel, Advances in Material Sciences &Applications (AMSA). (In Press)


APPLIED PROJECTS:

•Designing and manufacturing a CNC Machine.
•Designing and manufacturing a Conveyor Belt for a national company in May 1960.
•Serving as non-devoted advisor for a number of local industrial installations.
•Participating in reviewing the system for quality assurance at the National Bureau for Evaluation and Academic Accreditation.
•Participation in the trail application project for the quality assurance systems at some Local Higher Educational Institutes.
•Implementing and supervising a number of training programs in the field of quality assurance at the state and private universities and colleges.

Trainings

Staging Workshops & Conducting Conferences:
• 26/4/2011, staging a workshop entitled: “Preparing the CV” at Prince Sattam bin AbdulAziz University.
• 21/4/2011 staging a workshop entitles: “Establishing the Quality Assurance and Academic Accreditation in the Fledging Universities”, as a part of the activities of the International Exhibition & Conference of Higher Education (19-22, April 2011) in Riyadh.
• 27/3/2011 conducting the fifth conference for quality coordinators, entitled: “Completing the Achievements of Quality Units” at Prince Sattam bin AbdulAziz University.
• 27/3/2011 conducting the fourth conference for quality coordinators, entitled: “Completing the Achievements of Quality Units” at Prince Sattam bin AbdulAziz University.
• 27/6/2010 conducting the third conference for quality coordinators, entitled: “Programming Evaluation” at Prince Sattam bin AbdulAziz University.
• 10/11/2010 conducting the third conference for quality -coordinators, entitled: “Quality Units at the Faculties” at Prince Sattam bin AbdulAziz University.
•20-21/6/2010, conducting the conference for the Institutional Evaluation Programming for Prince Sattam bin AbdulAziz University.
• 8/6/2010 conducting the fourth conference for quality coordinators, entitled: “Institutional Evaluation” at Prince Sattam bin AbdulAziz University.


Interests

 HOBBIES:
 Reading and Swimming

 EXPECTATIONS:
•Contributing to developing Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University and supporting continual improving thereof.
•Establishing distinguished relationships with everybody.
•Offering services to whoever needing it, in the course of voluntary services.
•Contributing in supplying students with the necessary skills and know ledges that satisfy their curiosity.