السيرة الذاتية الاستاذ الدكتور/ عبدالمحسن وني الضويان

التعريف الشخصي: 
استاذ الهندسة المدنية - قسم الهندسة المدنية -كلية الهندسة - جامعة الملك سعود التخصص الدقيق - الهندسة الجيوتقنية

CURRENT POSITION
  Professor, Civil Engineering Department, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
 
POSITIONS HELD
  ACADEMIC - KING SAUD UNIVERSITY, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
    Civil Engineering Department
      1. Professor (1990-present)
  ACADEMIC - {KING SAUD UNIVERSITY }
    Department of Civil Engineering
      1. Vice President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research 2003 – 2006.
      2. Dean of Graduate School, King Saud University, 1998 – 2003
      3. Head of Civil Engineering Dept. 1981 – 1985 and 1992 – 1994
      4. Deputy Dean, College of Engineering, King Saud University, 1985 – 1988
 
 
 
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  - ASCE
 
AWARDS
   GOVERNMENT AWARDS
   TECHNOLOGY AWARDS
   AWARD PUBLICATIONS
 
PUBLICATIONS (Summary)
     - Refereed Journal Papers (17)      - Invited / Magazine Papers (##)      - Award Winning Conference Papers (##)      - Conference Papers (19)      - Book Contributions (##)      - Utility Industry Technical Reports (##)      - University Technical Reports (##)      - National and International (Externally-Funded) Project Official Final Reports (##)      - Final Industry Consulting Reports (Industry Funded Projects) (##)      - University (Research Funded) Project Final Reports (##)
 
ACADEMIC SUPERVISION
   GRADUATE/UNDERGRADUATE SUPERVISION
     Ph.D. Programs: 1 student
     M.Eng. & M.Sc. Programs: 1 student
     Graduation Thesis & Summer Projects: many students
   GRADUATE/UNDERGRADUATE EXAMINATION & SUPERVISORY COMMITTEES
     Ph.D. Supervisory Committees: ## students
     Ph.D. & M.Eng. Defense Committees: many students
     B.Sc. Thesis Examination Committees: many students   RECENT R&D FUNDED CONTRACTS
1.      Principal Investigator, "Technical College Curricula Project", Supported by King Abdulaziz city for Science and Technology (KACST), Budget (SR =700,000/-). 2.      Principal Investigator, "Jizan and Tabuk Soil Conditions", Project Supported by King Abdulaziz city for Science and Technology (KACST), Budget (SR =200,000/-). 3.      Principal Investigator, "Expansive Soil of Al-Ghat Shale", Project Supported by King Abdulaziz city for Science and Technology (KACST), Budget (SR =1,500,000/-)       RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Journal Papers
1.    Edil, T.B., and Dhowian, A.W., 1979, "Analysis of Long-term Compression of Peat", Journal of the Asian Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, pp. 159-178.
2.    Dhowian, A.W., and Edil, T.B., 1980, "Consolidation Behaviour of Peats", Geotechnical Testing Journal, American Society for Testing and Materials, V01. 12, No. 3, pp. 105-114.
3.    Edil, T.B., and Dhowian, A.W., 1981, "At-Rest Lateral Earth Pressure of Peat Soils", Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, Vol. 107, No.  GT2, pp. 201-217.
4.    Dhowian, A.W., 19'80, "The Effect of Pore Pressure on the Deformability of Jointed Rock Specimen", Journal of the Engineering Science, University of Riyadh, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 21-31.
5.    Erol, O.A., and Dhowian, A.W., 1982, "Swell and Shrinkage Behaviour of Madinah Active Clays", Journal of Engineering Sciences, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Vol. 8, No. 2.
6.    Dhowian, A.W., 1983, "Structural Damages of Buildings Supported by Collapsible Soils", International Housing Journal, Miami, Florida.
7.    Dhowian, A.W., and Youssef, A.A., 1985, "Properties and Behavior of Weathered Riyadh Limestone", Journal of Engineering Sciences, King Saud University, Vol. II, No. 2, pp. 161-178.
8.    Dhowian, A.W., Erol, A.O., and Sultan S., 1987, "Settlement Predictions in Complex Sabkha Soil Profiles", Bulletin of the International Association of Engineering Geology, Paris, No.  36, pp. 11-21.
9.    Erol, A.O., Dhowian, A.W., and Youssef, A.A., 1989, "A Comparative Study on Observed and Predicted Heave", Journal of King Saud University, Vol. 1, Engineering Science 1, 2, pp. 39-52. 
10.  Dhowian, A.W., 1990, "Field Performance of Expansive Shale Formation", Journal of King Abdulaziz University, Engineering Science, Vol. 2, pp. 165-182.
11.  Dhowian, A.W., 1990, "Heave Prediction Techniques and Design Consideration on Expansive Soils", Journal of King Saud University, Vol. 2, Engineering Sciences (2), pp. 335-377, Review Paper.
12.  Dhowian, A.W., 1990, "Compressibility Characteristics of Sabkha Complex", The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 47-63.
13.  Dhowian, A.W., "Simplified Heave Prediction Model for Expansive Shale", Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Volume 13, No. 4, pp. 323-333.
14.  Erol, A.A., Dhowian, A.W., 1990, "Swell Behavior of Arid Climate Shales from Saudi Arabia", The Quarterly Journal Engineering Geology, London, Vol. 23, pp. 243-254.
15.  Dhowian, A.W., "Secondary Compression of Sabkha 'Saline', Soil", International Journal for Engineering Geology, El-Sevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 30 pp. 159-169.
16.  Dhowian, A.W., 1992, "Soil Suction Potential Model", Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 11.8, No. 4, pp. 521-539.
17.  Shamrani, M.A., and A.W. Dhowian, 1997, "Preloading for Reduction of Compressibility Characteristics of Sabkha Soil Profiles, Engineering Geology, an international Journal, Volume 48, pp. 19-41.
       18-Dhowian,A.W ,and T.A.Al-Saadan,"swell Behavior of Expansive Soil with Free Lateral Movement"
            accepted for publication in the Journal of King Saud University,Volume 22 (Engineering sciences No
            2 Scheduled for year 2010
        19- Dafalla, M., Shaker, A., Elkady, T., Al-Shamrani, M. and Dhowian, A., 2015 "Effects of confining pressure and effective stress on hydraulic conductivity of sand-clay mixtures". Arabian Journal of Geoscience, (2015) 8:999310001.
       20- Dhowian,A.W "Laboratory simulation of field preloading on Jazan sabkha soil" Accepted for publication in Journal of King Saud University – Engineering Science (In Press).
 
 
Conference Papers
1.         Edil, T.B., and Dhowian, A.W., 1977, "Consolidation of Portage Peat", Proceedings of the Wanbesa Conference on Wetlands, held in Madison, Wisconsin.
2.         Erol, O., Youssef, A., and Dhowian, A., 1981, "Swell Potential of Medinah Clay", Proceedings of the Symposium on the Geotechnical Problems in Saudi Arabia, held at the College of Engineering, University of Riyadh, 1, pp. 75-96.
3.         Dhowian, A.W., Youssef, A.F., 1981, "Properties and Classification of Arab Rock Formation", Proceedings of the Symposium on the Geotechnical Problems in Saudi Arabia, held at the College of Engineering, University Riyadh, Vol. 1, pp. 1-15.
4.         El-Ruwaih, I.A., and Dhowian, A.W., 1982, "Foundation Problems Associated with Cavities in Weathered Limestone", Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG), New Delhi, Vol. 2, pp. 131-137.
5.         Dhowian, A.W., 1984, "Characteristics of Expansive Clay-Shale in the Northern Region of Saudi Arabia", Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Expansive Soils, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 316-320.
6.         Dhowian, A.W., Ruwaih, I.A., Erol, A.O., and Youssef, A.A., 1985, "The Distribution and Evaluation of the Expansive Soils in Saudi Arabia", Proceedings of the Second Saudi Engineers Conference, Vol. 1, pp. 308326.
7.         Dhowian, A.W., Youssef, A.A., and Erol, A.O., 1987, "Swelling Soil Problems in Saudi Arabia", Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Expansive Soils, New Delhi, India, Vol. 1, pp. 17-22.
8.         Erol, A.O., and Dhowian, A.W., 1988, "Foundation Failures Associated with Salt Rock and Surrounding Coastal Plain", Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, U.S.A., Vol. 1, pp. 237-243.
9.         Rahim, K.S.A. and Dhowian, A.W., 1988, "Foundations on Stone Columns Resting on Coral Limestone", Proceedings of Second International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, U.S.A., Vol. 2, pp. 11171120.
10.     Dhowian, A.W., Erol, A.A., and Youssef, A.A., 1990, "Evaluation of Expansive Soils and Foundation Methodology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia", Published by General Directorate of Research Grants Programs -King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Riyadh.
11.     Dhowian, A.W., and Fadlo, T. Touma, 1991, "Water Sensitive Soils in Saudi Arabia", Proceeding of the Third Saudi Engineering Conference, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Vol. 1, pp. 110-115.
12.     Dhowian, A.W., and A.A. Erol, 1993, "Ground Conditions' and Associated Structural Problems in Jizan and Tabuk Regions, Final Research Project Report submitted to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Contract No.  AR-8-106.
13.     Shamrani, M.A. and A.W. Dhowian, 1995, "Rheological Behavior of Jizan Sabkha". Proceedings of the Fourth Saudi Engineering Conference, Volume II, pp. 365-392.
14.     Shamrani, M.A. and A.W. Dhowian, 1996, "Characterization of Secondary Compression Behavior of Sabkha Soils", Proceedings of the Seventh International Colloquium on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, pp. 201-211.
15.     Shamrani, M.A. and A.W .Dhowian, 1997, "Settlement – Time Behavior of Preloaded Sabkha Sediments", Proceedings of the Fourth Regional Conference in Geotechnical Engineering (GEOTROPIKA 97), Johar, Malaysia.
16.     Dhowian, A.W., S.J. Gohaiden, M.S., Suliman, Y., and Isa H. Ansari, 1998-1999, Research Projects on the Technical Colleges and Compatibility of their program with the Job Market, Three Progress Reports have been submitted.
17.     Dhowian, A.W., S.J. Gohaiden M.S., Suliman, Y. and Isa H. Ansari, 2000, Final Report of the Research Project on Technical Colleges and Compatibility of their program with the Job Market. The report has been recommended for publication.
18.     Al-Humodi, K. and Abdulmohsin W. Dhowian, 2002, "Graduate Studies during the Period of Reinery of King Fahad, The Quastudian of the Two Holy Mosques, 2002.
19.     Al-Humodi, K. and Abdulmohsin W. Dhowian, 2002, "Graduate Studies at King Saud University, Future Prospective"
20.   Abbas,M.F.,and Abdulmohsin W. Dhowian,,The Prediction of Heave in Expansive Soil,Proceeding of  Geo 2010,Calgary,Alberta,Canada,pp.1673-1680.
 
Authorship
 
Authors of many consulting reports for:
 
1.      Professional Firm of Geotechnical Engineering.
2.      Companies.
3.      Governmental Organization and Ministries.