Dr. Tawfik Saleh, an Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department is awarded the Highly Cited Researcher in 2018 and 2019 at KFUPM. This is in line with the university’s commitment to recognize world-class researchers selected for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science. Dr. Saleh has published many books and several papers in international refereed journals and conference proceedings, authored and edited several books and book chapters, and he is a member of several local and international scientific societies. He has supervised many graduate students. His expertise includes the synthesis, design, and preparation of materials, nanomaterials, nanocomposites, and hybrid materials and their applications. His expertise also includes materials characterization using various techniques.