Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University Texas, 1967. Master of Science in Chemical Analysis, University Cincinnati, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Thermochemistry, University Cincinnati, 1974.
Lecturer, King Fahd U., Saudi Arabia, 1969-1974; assistant professor, King Fahd U., 1974-1975; head chemistry department, King Fahd U., 1975-1977; director general, Saudi Arabian Studies Organisation, Riyadh, since 1977; secretary general, Gulf Standardization and Metrology Organisation, Riyadh, since 1982. Chairman Supreme Advisory Committee for Standardization, Arab League, Morocco. Member board directors Saudi Arabian Airlines.
Member American Society for Testing and Materials, International Association for Housing Science and Its Applications, American Chemical Society, Water Science and Purification Society, National Conference on Standards Laboratories, National Conference Weights and Measures.
Married Aneesah Abdul-Kharim Alrasheed, 1975. Children: Hadeel, Rakan, Yousif, Talal.