Dr. Ahmed Alim
Dr. Ahmed Alim

Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Office Location: S337, Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4330   |   Fax: 713-743-4323
Email: aaalim [at] uh [dot] edu


Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, 1974

Research Interests: 

  • Polymer Science and Technology
  • Product development and Business management
  • Chemical Process Economics
  • Chemical Thermodynamics

Awards & Honors: 

Member: U of Houston, Chemical Engineering Dept. Industrial Advisory Board
Member: Who’s Who in Global Business Leaders
Member: Canadian Chemical Society (past President)
Member: Institute of Packaging Engineers
Member: Institute of Food Technology
Winner of the 2001 R&D magazine 100 most significant new products of the year award

Professional Activities: 

1999 – 2002: Pennzoil-Quaker State Co. Sr VP of R&D and CTO

1996 – 1999: PepsiCo/Tricon Global, VP of Quality and Food Technology

1991 – 1995: Warner Lambert, VP Technical Operations

1974 – 1991: Exxon Corporation, Manager Packaging Applications Technology, plus several other positions of increasing responsibility

Selected Publications

  1. Ahmed Alim,

    “Effect of oil drain interval on crankcase lubricant quality”. 2003 JSAE/SAE International fuels& lubricant meeting, Yokohama, Japan, May 19-22

    , 2003
  2. Ahmed Alim,

    “Utilizing internet-based surveys for new product development”. Discussion leader, Frost&Sulivan 5th annual executive summit, west. San Antonio, TX, March 10-14

    , 2002
  3. Ahmed Alim,

    “The mechanics of motor oil”. Auto service operator magazine, May

    , 2001
  4. Ahmed Alim,

    “Using a quantitative Value method of measuring R&D effectiveness”. International quality and productivity center second annual conference, Chicago, IL, April 17-20

    , 2001
  5. Ahmed Alim,

    "R&D: Key to corporate prosperity”. Keynote speaker at ILMA 1999 annual meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, October 2-5

    , 1999