The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Eastern Saudi Arabia Section
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Our Guest Speakers
Abdulrahman Alkhowaiter BSME is a Rotating Equipment Consultant & Instructor with thirty years of experience covering a wide variety of machinery engineering and troubleshooting experience. Experience in Maintenance Reliability positions covering Reliability Centered Maintenance of compressors, steam turbines, gas turbines, diesel engines, pumps, electric motors, gearboxes, blowers, and fans for seven years. In addition he has worked 20 years in engineering consulting for a major petroleum company specializing as a compressor and steam turbine specialist.
Dr. Umesh Patil is R&D Manager for Air Products Technology Center at Dhahran Techno Valley. He manages the research collaboration activities for Air Products in the Middle East region, working closely with major customers and universities. His research team is supports Air Products Blue, Green Hydrogen mega projects and Gasification business in Saudi Arabia. Umesh has M.S. and Ph.D. in Material Chemistry, and he is working in Saudi Arabia for ten years on technologies ranging from molecules to megawatts scales in up-, mid-, and downstream industries.
Head of Energy System Design & Concepts at SIEMENS energy. Holds a PhD in process engineering and has more than 15 years of experience in the energy sector dealing with distributed energy systems and heat conversions.
As part of the energy storage organization within Siemens Energy Heiko Grootens is focused on supporting future energy systems by driving e.g. large scale storage solutions. He has been with Siemens, a global technology conglomerate for twenty-three years. Starting in the Mobility Division he is working since more than 13 years in the energy division (now Siemens Energy) with focus on R&D and Technology.