The breadth and depth of knowledge available from Texas A&M University at Qatar faculty and researchers are attractive to many scientists and engineers from Qatar and the region. Our facilities and experimental resources are extensive, for example the University has a sophisticated computer numerical controlled (CNC) 5-axis machine, coupled with a titanium 3D printer and a port plastic maker (PPM) which provides Texas A&M at Qatar the capability of making 3D dimensional models and components. The University proudly notes the capabilities of the Research Computing Group and its immersive visualization facility (IVF), which is a complete visualization environment for running and viewing 3D stereoscopic graphical applications.
The University emphasizes integration of research, student involvement, and dissemination of knowledge promoted by local workshops and seminars, and by the active participation of both faculty and students through publications in and the attendance at international conferences. The University is proud of its success in fostering partnerships and cooperative programs with local industries and government agencies. Consistent with the goal of multifaceted research involvement and cooperation, the University encourages the concept of topic-focused laboratories.
Launched in April 2009, the Qatar Sustainable Water & Energy Utilization Laboratory (QWE), under the Patronage of H.E. Abdullah Al-Attiyah, the Deputy Premier and Chief of the Emiri Diwan, is a realization of the working relationship between the energy and industrial sectors in Qatar and Texas A&M at Qatar. The QWE addresses the need to ensure sustainable water and energy resources given the spectacular economic growth and industrial diversification in Qatar. The facility provides access to the latest computing technologies, including supercomputers and computational grids, while the water analysis capacities at QWE are among the most modern and best-equipped in the Middle East.
The Fuel Characterization Lab, which has sophisticated and advanced analytical equipment to characterize the physical and chemical properties of fuel, including their molecular structure supports the research work on GTL processes and related fuels and chemicals properties.
Power and energy are topics of the Fuel Cell Laboratory that performs research on the design of fuel cell powered air conditioning systems and their grid integration. The Power Laboratory emphasizes the design of advanced motor drives and power system simulation and design.
The Wireless Communication Lab (WRL) focuses upon wireless systems from algorithm design to implementation. The top-of-the-line equipment leads the region in facilitating both fundamental and applied research. The laboratory is particularly active in physical and network layers applications, training and education for students and local engineers through coursework, short-courses and workshops.
The Materials Characterization Laboratory includes a comprehensive suite of non-invasive diagnostic tools – SEM microscopes, x-ray diffraction equipment, NMR – and cutting edge facilities expected of a major research university. The Multi Scale Thermo Fluids (MTSF) Laboratory uses advanced measurement techniques to study the flow field and heat transfer in engineering systems at the nano/micro scale.
The Petroleum Engineering Program has established state-of-the art facilities for simulation of drilling operations, well control, drilling management and production operations. Recently, the program has completed a sophisticated Gas Condensate and Wettability Research Laboratory. The program also has established the Acid Stimulation Laboratory for evaluation of the performance of various acid treatments in carbonate rocks. In addition to research activities, these laboratories can train petroleum engineers from several companies in Qatar.