Dr. Elie Fayad manages Honeywell UOP’s R&D activities in Saudi Arabia based in Dhahran Techno Valley (DTV). In this role, Elie is responsible for setting up UOP’s R&D labs in DTV and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) with resources to support internal as well as collaborative research projects with our academic and industrial partners in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. Dr. Fayad built capabilities for Honeywell UOP in the region that include adsorbent performance evaluation for the removal of contaminants and Hg, customer feed and product analysis as well as catalyst screening. He is also leading and supporting several collaborative projects with Aramco, SABIC, Takreer and other partners in the Middle East.
Dr. Fayad earned his PhD in 2010 from KUL in Belgium in collaboration with IFPEN in France where he worked on novel synthesis routes of catalysts and adsorbents and the discovery of new zeolite structures. During his postdoctoral studies, Dr. Fayad established a joint European R&D lab between institutes in France and Belgium in order to collaborate on synthesis and advanced characterization of novel materials and catalysts for the petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Dr. Fayad has in his record several patents and publications and is a Honeywell certified Six Sigma Black Belt Expert.