Dr. Abdul Majeed legend of Cement industry passed away on 31st August, 2021
Dr. Abdul Majeed hails from Eminabad, District Gujranwala and had the privilege of studying at the well-renowned G.N. Khalsa College, Gujranwala and Gorden College, Rawalpindi. He did M.Sc. Technology from the University of Punjab in the year 1952.
He wrote a thesis on “The Role of Special Cements in Middle East” and was awarded Ph.D by the University of Beverly Hills, California, USA.
He started his carrier by joining Associated Cement Companies Ltd. India in Year 1953 at their Wah Cement Works, District Rawalpindi and later at Rohri Cement Works, District Sukkur. In 1974 he was offered a job of H.O.D Quality Control in Saudi Cement Company, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He returned to Pakistan in 1987 and started to serve as Cement Technologist & Consultant He has experience of more than 50 years of working in different position in Cement Industry, both in Pakistan and abroad. He travelled World-wide for higher training, attending Seminars and share knowledge. He has to his credit; development of special types of Portland cements such as Rapid-Hardening and Oil Well Cements.
He has the privilege of working at Building Research Station, UK, Portland Cement Association, USA and ACC, India. He was one of the delegate to 1st. International Conference; ”Deterioration and Repair of Reinforced Concrete” in the Arabian Gulf held at Bahrain in 1985.
He underwent training at the world renowned establishments of:
➢ M/S. F.L. Smidth & Company A/S, Denmark
➢ M/S. Krupp Polysius A.G, Germany
➢ M/S. Fuller Company, USA
➢ M/S. Halliburton Services, USA
➢ M/S. Associated Cement Companies Ltd. India
He is author of three books on Cement Technology:
• Handbook for Cement Engineers
• Portland Cements Production, Properties and Applications
• Handbook for Engineers
These books are very useful for the personnel working in cement plants as well as in Technical Institutions and Universities