Diploma, Sir Henry Cotton College, Gauhati, India, 1978. Bachelor of Technology, Indian School Mines, Dhahnbad, India, 1983. Master of Science, King Fajd University, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1987.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Oklahoma, Norman, 1991.
Assistant executive engineer production Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Bombay, 1983—1985. Research assistant King Fahd University Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia, 1985—1987. Teaching assistant University Oklahoma, Norman, 1988—1991.
Research associate professor Research Institute, King Fahd University Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, since 1991. Project manager Center for Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, 1991—2005.
Member of Society Petroleum Engineers, Pi Epsilon Tau.
Married Kaniz Fatema Hussain, January 2, 1991. Children: Atia Amatullah, Sabiha Armin.