Dr Arun Kumar
Professor, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, Institute of Applied Technology
A bright chemical engineer with specialisation in upstream & refinery/petrochemical technologies, and vast and in-depth knowledge of the hydrocarbon industry.
Currently working as a Professor in Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Technology division at the Abu Dhabi Polytechnic (ADPoly), Institute of Applied Technology (IAT), United Arab Emirates. In parallel, he also consults/advises the Manager of the IAT Chemical Process Plant.
Active as TECHNOLOGY expert/Adjunct Faculty/Trainer Industry for in-house Short Courses besides donning the oil & gas industry hat of Lead Technology Engineer with 30+ years of broad based international experience gained in upstream & downstream sectors, and working in integrated multi-disciplinary study teams through employment with majors (ADNOC, Saudi Aramco, BP, Oil India Limited) and service companies (Schlumberger). Alongside industry, developed Young Blood in Academia as Adjunct Faculty at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) KSA, The Petroleum Institute Abu Dhabi UAE, Indian institute of Technology (IIT) – ISM-Dhanbad , etc.
A deeply committed and self-motivated professional who believes in leading by example. Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, ranked #1 in the world