|Submission of Preliminary Proposal||31 October 2007|
|Submission of Final Proposal||20 February 2008|
|Approval of CID||12 April 2008|
|Signing of Award Letter||11 May 2008|
|GRP Award Ceremony, Jeddah||27 May 2008|
|Formal Start Date||01 September 2008|
KAUST CID Review Team Visit
A three-member review team from KAUST Global Research Partnership program visited KFUPM on January 3, 2009. Meetings were held to discuss the progress made and plans for the KAUST Center-in-Development on Transformative Research in Petrochemicals and Polymers. These meetings were attended by Dr. Sulaiman Al-Khattaf (CID Principal Investigator), Dr. M. Al-Hamoud (Dean, Scientific Research), Dr. Tareq Naffouri (Director, KAUST-KFUPM collaboration), and Lead Investigators of CID. Among other issues, it was decided to hold annual KFUPM-KAUST workshop on Catalysis. The team also made courtesy visits to the Vice Rector for Applied Research and H.E. The Rector.