Saudi Arabia Chapter

As the first International Chemical Sciences Chapter of the ACS, the Saudi Arabian International Chemical Sciences Chapter (SAICSC) helped pioneer the international chapter formation effort. Since its founding in 1988 and incorporation as a recognized ACS affiliate in 1993, the SAICSC has adopted the goals and objectives of the ACS.

The chapter is a dynamic organization which has excelled in the fostering of chemical sciences within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The society has grown and now having some of the best minds in the world of chemical sciences as members, this also allows for excellent networking opportunities. The society is keen to promote discussion within this network which in turn leads to greater accomplishments.

Chapter Accomplishments

SAICSC-ACS successfully organized the 3rd International Laboratory Technology Conference & Exhibition (LabTech 2014) under the patronage of his Excellency Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Finance and Minister in Charge of Oil and Gas Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain. This conference organized in the Kingdom of Bahrain on October 28-30, 2014. The theme to LabTech 2014 is “Toward Excellence in Laboratory Management”. The conference was a resounding success which was well attended by luminaries from around the globe.

This chapter holds monthly dinners featuring guest speakers.

Chapter Activities

This chapter promotes chemistry in the community by running chemistry shows in area schools and exhibiting at the Saudi Aramco’s Fall Fair and Earth Day celebrations.

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Chapter Officers


Mr. Yousif Al-Farraj, Aramco Southern Area Labs Division, Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia

Chair Elect:

Dr. Basheer Chanbasha, KFUPM Department of Chemistry, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia


Mr. Ibrahim AlGhamdi, Former Aramco employee

Secretary (2019-2020):

Mr. Muzaffar Ullah Khan Mohammed, KFUPM, Dhahran 31261, Saudia Arabia

Featured Events and Initiatives

The 9th International Conference and Exhibition on “Chemistry and Industry” (CHEMINDIX2013) was held in November 2013. The conference theme was “Energy Transformation: Feasibility to Sustainability" 

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