Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Suwailem
Director of the KAUST Coastal and Marine Resources Core Lab
Prior to assuming his managerial position of the Marine Core Lab, Dr. Abdulaziz M. Al-Suwailem has previously assumed academic and administrative posts at two other universities in the Kingdom, with distinguished performance in organizational management prior to assuming the managerial position of the Marine Core Lab at KAUST. He is credited for successfully managing over 40 client-funded environmental research projects, which were mostly multidisciplinary in scope. Dr. Al-Suwailem's involvement in such projects, as a Project Manager and often as one of the Principal Investigators, included project scoping, planning, execution, control and monitoring, and contract negotiation. He has received multiple recognitions for exemplary performance in project management and team leadership. He has coordinated and liaised with various governmental and non-governmental institutions on various environmental agenda. Dr. Al-Suwailem has been involved in top-level planning and execution of specialized endeavors, such as international expeditions, scientific committee formations, and conference organizing. He has presented scientific papers and delivered lectures and speeches in national and international venues.