Professor Dr. Zaki Ahmad worked at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals for thirty years in rendered distinguished services in teaching and research. He obtained his PhD from LEEDS University, UK. He was a chartered metallurgical engineer (C.Eng) from engineering council UK. He was a fellow of the institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining(FIMMM). He was a member of the European federation of corrosion and a fellow of institute of Metal Finishing. He substantially contributed to the founding activities in material science, corrosion engineering and nanotechnology at KFUPM and in Iran. He worked on international projects on aluminum with Aluminum, Ranshofen, Austria and Forschungzentrum, Geethscht, Germany and with Metallgesselscheft, Germany. He worked on international projects with Ministry of Technology, Germany. He was a founder contributor of center of excellence in corrosion at KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He worked on the foundation and development of nanotechnology in Saudi Arabia in 2004. He was the author of “Principles of Corrosion Engineering and Corrosion Control” published by Elsevier in 2006. He has written over 95 research papers and international journals and over forty papers in international research conferences. His research activities included development of Al/SC alloys, Nanostructured superhydrophrobic surfaces, Nanocoatings and self-healing techniques. He was nominated for best researcher award in the Middle East by Energy Exchange in 2011. He was a consultant of several research organizations.