Winners of Faculty Awards for Research Excellence 2016

From L to R: Abd-Elhamid M. Taha, Abiola C. Senok & Mohammed Zourob

It is with great pleasure that on behalf of the Research & Graduate Studies Council we would like to announce the winners of the Faculty Awards for Research Excellence 2016.  This year’s recipients are:

  • Abiola C. Senok, Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology in the College of Medicine
  • Mohammed Zourob, Professor of Chemistry in the College of Science & General Studies
  • Abd-Elhamid M. Taha, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering


Faculty Awards for Research Excellence are made to recognize, encourage, and reward those individuals whose research or creative endeavors have been particularly successful and are so recognized locally, regionally, and nationally.

There may be one award in each college/school of the University annually. Persons holding full-time faculty appointments who have completed two or more full years of service at the University are eligible to apply. In addition, the research must have been conducted at Alfaisal University. Faculty who have administrative responsibilities are eligible if their teaching duties are 50% or more of their work assignment for the academic year in which they apply. Persons may not receive the same award for a period of three years.

The awards ceremony will be held in the Fall 2016. Each award will consist of a trophy.

Our warmest congratulations to this year’s winners. We wish them continued success at Alfaisal University.

A special thanks also go out to the Research & Graduate Studies Council and the Office of Research & Graduate Studies staff for their great efforts to facilitate a supportive research environment at Alfaisal University.