Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed Al Saud (b. 03.10.1953, Saudi Arabia) - a scientist in the field of physics, aeronautics and astronautics, statesman. Honorary Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (2017). Doctor of Philosophical Sciences (1997).
Scientific works in the field of high-temperature gas dynamics, space research and modern satellite technologies, the development of new materials, experimental verification of the effects of special and general relativity, on the formation of science, technology and innovation policy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Made measurements of the radiation and temperature of the torches of the engines of the jet control system of the space shuttle Space Shuttle using the STS-51G flight program (1985). He applied the method of large particles for numerical modeling of flow processes and supersonic flows. He showed the possibility of improving the characteristics of polycrystalline silicon solar cells by depositing ultrathin films of highly dispersed luminescent silicon nanoparticles on them. Investigated the formation of new molecular complexes (superexiplexes) when coumarin molecules were excited by nanosecond pulses of a tunable titanium-sapphire laser. One of the developers of a new generation of space architectures — multi-purpose reconfigurable distributed systems based on microsatellite platforms, a project to test a special theory of relativity in low-Earth orbit using high-quality optical frequency standards and KACST mini-satellites.
In 2006, together with the leadership of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, he formed a long-term program of Belarusian-Saudi scientific and technical cooperation, involving the implementation of the most promising proposals from leading academic institutions in the field of aerospace research and technology, nanotechnology, energy and optics, aimed at creating pilot samples of equipment and technological processes with improved characteristics.