Dr. M. R. Riazi is currently a professor and the chairman of chemical engineering at Kuwait University. He received his MSc and PhD degrees from Pennsylvania State University where he served as an assistant professor of chemical engineering. He was also a visiting scholar/faculty in both Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Departments at Illinois (Chicago), Texas (Austin), McGill (Montreal), Waterloo (Canada), Wright State (Ohio), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim), and various universities in the Middle East.
He has about 140 publications including 5 books and a solutions manual as well as about 100 conference presentations mainly in the fields of petroleum and chemical technology. He has been invited speaker and consultant to more than 50 major oil companies and research centers worldwide including invited moderator and panelist at World Economic Forum and has conducted about 70 workshops and short courses in more than 40 different countries.
He is the founding editor and editor in chief of International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, IJOGCT (London, UK) and associate editor of Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (Elsevier). He has been awarded distinguished researcher and teaching awards at several universities including an award from the former Amir of Kuwait. He also received a Diploma of Honor from National (American) Petroleum Engineering Society and is a Fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
Further information is available in his short biography.