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Dr. Bekir Sami Yilbas wins Almarai’s “Distinguished Scholar Prize”

By: , Posted on: April 27, 2016

bekir sami yilbasWe are thrilled to announce that Dr. Bekir Sami Yilbas, a Subject Editor for the Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering is joint-recipient of this year’s Almarai Distinguished Scholar Award in Saudi Arabia, the highest award given to academics working in Saudi Arabia. It is a national annual award for scientific innovation, aimed at supporting and encouraging scientists, researchers and inventors in the Kingdom. Our congratulations to Dr. Yilbas on winning this highly prestigious prize in recognition of his work and achievements.

Dr. Bekir Sami Yilbas is Distinguished Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Birmingham University, and was awarded a doctorate of Engineering at Birmingham in 2005 due to his significant contribution to his field of study.

He has published 375 journal papers, presented over 60 papers at international conferences, and has received numerous awards in recognition of his research work. He has also served as an editorial board member of several international journals, including the International Journal of Machine Tool and Manufacture Design, Research and Application, International Journal of Subsurface Sensing Technologies and Applications, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, and Archives of Materials Science and Engineering. He has received numerous awards as recognition of his research work. We congratulate him on the AlMaria Distinguished Scientist Award and are thrilled to have him as part of the Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering editorial board.

Mat Sci Mat Eng Reference Modules CoverDr. Yilbas is the Subject Editor of Energy Materials in the Reference Module. Energy materials are the primary concern in the development of new energy technologies to utilize energy in a sustainable and efficient manner in societal development. This section of the Reference Module addresses recent advancements in energy materials and processing technologies, including the details of materials development and processing technologies in line with nuclear and renewable energies, fossil fuels, fuel cells, energy storage, conventional energy generation, and waste materials and their management. Read this introductory article to the section for free here.

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