Acting Director for the Climate and Sustainability Program, KAPSARC, KSA
Mohamad Hejazi is the Acting Director for the Climate and Sustainability Program at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), a leading energy and sustainability think tank in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Mohamad leads the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership (CAMP) project at KAPSARC, and his work focuses on integrated assessment modeling, energy-water-land nexus, and climate change research. Prior to joining KAPSARC, Mohamad worked as a senior research scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), where he served as the principal investigator for the Global Change Intersectoral Modeling System (GCIMS) project, a multi-million-dollar project that includes over 40 interdisciplinary researchers across many institutions. Mohamad also led and contributed to projects with the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, US-AID, US-EPA, USGS, NASA, NSF-INFEWS, and the US DOE. Mohamad is also a prolific publisher with over 100 journal publications, and he has served as a contributing author to the Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment, and the AR6 IPCC WG III report on the mitigation of climate change. Mohamad holds a Ph.D. (2009) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and M.S. (2004) and B.S. (2002) from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.
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Professor of Remote Sensing and Water Security and Director of the Climate and Livability Initiative, KAUST, KSA