Technical Services at Texas A&M University at Qatar is a center providing services and expertise to local industry and organizations. Employing the advanced facilities of seven participating laboratories, Technical Services caters to the research needs of multiple scientific disciplines by offering facilities and equipment to University partners for their use. This benefits the State of Qatar in its progress towards a knowledge-based society by supporting the research and testing needs of multiple, industry-oriented disciplines. Experienced University faculty and staff provide technical support and advice on associated services. All equipment, testing procedures and data recording services comply with established industry and international standards. Texas A&M at Qatar is proud to support the growth and development of the State of Qatar’s industry and academia by sharing its facilities through the Technical Services center.
Central Electronics Shop
The Central Electronics Workshop is a facility designed and created for the repair, construction, and prototyping of electronic items, to support all departments of Texas A&M University at Qatar and to give professional services for the industries.
Services include PCB design and fabrication, soldering of electronic components, setup and troubleshooting of electrical and electronic equipments, supporting industrial automation solutions, LabVIEW programming, and a training facility.
The workshop consists of multiple workstations equipped with the necessary measurements and testing devices including soldering stations, which are also equipped with measurement and testing devices and tools used to maintain the electrical and electronic items Moreover, the shop includes the latest technology of PCB prototyping machines (mechanical and laser) to produce the printed circuit boards of multiple layers, up to eight layers. Types of support the electronics shop may provide:
- PCB design and fabrication
- Industrial automation solutions
- LabVIEW programming
- LabVIEW training
- Setup of electrical and electronic equipments
- Troubleshooting of electrical and electronic equipments
The Science Program at Texas A&M at Qatar can provide sophisticated analytical chemistry services. A professional staff of scientists with decades of experience can offer exceptional data quality. Currently our analytical laboratory has the following instrumental capabilities: Gas Chromatography w/ FID (GC-FID), Gas Chromatography w/ Mass Spectrometer (GCMS), Digital Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), Elemental Analysis (C/N/H/S), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, UV-Vis Diode Array Spectrophotometer, Fourier-Transform Infrared (FT-IR), Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR).
Central Machine Shop
Texas A&M University at Qatar’s state of the art machine shop offers prototype, production and R&D machining utilizing CNC and manual machines. Texas A&M at Qatar’s machine shop has over 20 years’ experience in the petroleum, aerospace and educational industries combined. The University machine shop services can be provided in a variety of material including polymer, stainless steel, aluminum, alloy and carbon, magnesium, titanium, and super alloys. The state of the art CNC machines include CNC lathes that have live tooling and 5 axis milling capabilities. The use of Mastercam X5 allows the control of the CNC equipment to produce highly accurate machined components.
Fuel Characterization Laboratory
Texas A&M University at Qatar’s Fuel Characterization Lab is built to support both research and teaching activities in the area of fuels and value-added chemicals formulation and characterization. This laboratory is currently used for the development of future generations of synthetic fuels obtained from natural gas via the Gas-to-Liquid technology. This lab is equipped with advanced analytical equipments to measure both physical and chemical properties of fuels and value-added chemicals. It also equipped with number of advanced gas chromatographs that are capable of identifying chemicals composition of all species existing in fuels. Furthermore, this lab equipped with necessary blending accessories to formulate new generations of fuels. The work conducted in this lab adheres to a sophisticated data control quality system and safety regulations, developed with the support of our industry partners. This system ensures equipment, testing procedures and data recording comply with industry and international standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). This lab host number of projects representing unique collaboration between world leading companies in fuels and engine manufacturing and academic institutions around the globe.
Water and Environmental Research Laboratories
Texas A&M University has over 6,000 square feet of world class water and environmental research laboratories that are continuously upgraded and expanded. Our water and environmental research laboratories contain a wide range of state-of-the-art analytical equipment. Laboratory analytical capabilities include all inorganic, organic and physical parameter testing of samples with a variety of matrices, including water, wastewater, soils and sludges. The laboratories maintain a comprehensive Quality Assurance and Quality Control Program. The sources of analytical procedures include, but are not limited to USEPA Methods, Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater (APHA), and ASTM methods. A set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) is available for each of the laboratory areas. These SOPs are comprised of clear, complete written instructions for completing each standard test performed by QWE.
The laboratories include well-trained and highly qualified staff, and state-of-the-art lab facilities. In addition to analytical equipment, these facilities include constant temperature rooms, chemical storage, autoclaves, cold storage, anaerobic chambers, laminar flow benches, exhaust hoods, ovens, furnaces, etc. With current R&D water and environmental research and technical service projects worth in excess of USD 10 million, the research team builds upon a strong scientific and technological base related to the sustainable utilization of water and environment of direct relevance to Qatar.
Central Materials Facility
The Central Materials Facility at Texas A&M University at Qatar houses high-end, state-of-the-art equipment employed for material microstructural characterization, rapid manufacturing and prototyping.
Materials equipment is used in multiple fields of scientific research including engineering, metallurgy, geology and medicine. Texas A&M at Qatar uses this equipment in its top teaching programs and research endeavors while welcoming local members of industry and academia to employ the facilities and equipment for their own needs. University faculty and staff provide technical support and advise on techniques such as sample preparation.
The multifaceted Central Materials Facility aims to contribute to Texas A&M at Qatar’s goal of research integration through scientific innovation and human capacity building. The University is proud to house such equipment and offer its facilities, services and expertise to local industry and academia.
Research Computing is one of four groups within the Information Technology department. Its mission is to foster research at Texas A&M at Qatar by providing researchers with advanced HPC technologies, including computational platforms, storage capabilities, specialized scientific and engineering software, as well as user training. Research Computing provides technical support and training for the Linux operating system environment, as well as for critical system software such as the GNU, Intel, and PGI compilers as well as the cluster batch scheduler (PBS Pro). Research Computing also installs and maintains specialized software, including ANSYS, MATLAB, FLUENT, CFX, etc..
To request any of the above services, visit the Facility Request Form.
It is the policy of Texas A&M University at Qatar to comply with United States export control laws and regulations including, without limitation, those implemented by the Department of Commerce through its Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Department of State through its International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), as well as those imposed by the Treasury Department through its Office of Foreign wp-content/uploads Control (OFAC).