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Dr. Ghada Salama

Dr. Ghada Salama

Instructional Professor

Office Number: 213B
Office Phone: +974.4423.0223

Prior to joining Texas A&M University at Qatar’s Chemical Engineering Department in 2006, Dr. Salama held a post doctorate research position with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) main office in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has more than 15 years experience in teaching academia. Dr. Salama has published numerous papers in engineering education as this is her main interest.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Cairo University
  • Master of Science, Cairo University
  • Diploma, American University in Cairo


  • 2021-present          Instructional professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • 2012-2021              Instructional associate professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • 2006-2012              Lecturer, Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • 2005                       Teaching Assistant, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, United States
  • 2002-2004              Research Associate, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • 2001-2005              Assistant Professor, (on leave), Chemical Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt


  • 2019 Best Chemical Engineering Professor of the Year at Texas A&M at Qatar
  • 2014 Distinguished Achievement award for individual student relationship by the Association of Former students of Texas A&M University, College Station
  • 2013 Best Chemical Engineering Professor of the Year at Texas A&M Qatar
  • 2013 Best Student Advisor of the year for SWE (Society for Women Engineers) student organization at Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • 2013 Fifth place for outstanding research project from the Qatar National Research Fund for the Undergraduate Research Program Competition
  • 2013 Best poster at the World Congress on Engineering Education organized by Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • 2013 Mentorship award (runner up) at the Middle East Processing Conference and Exhibition, Bahrain
  • 2012 Faculty Appreciation Award for outstanding leadership and support by the graduating seniors of Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • 2007 The AIChE Chapter, Appreciation Award, Texas A&M University at Qatar


  1. Salama, G., Ruimi, A.,Akhter S., Bautista J., Al Huneidi D., “Texas A&M University at Qatar Women Mentorship Program” EDULEARN18, Palma de Majorca, Spain 1-3 July 2018
  2. Kakosimos K.E., Salama G., Kozusznik M.,Castier M., “Educational augmented reality tools: Development, Implementation and assessment of phase I” AIChE 18, Pittsburgh, PA, 28-31 Oct 2018
  3. Salama, G. ,Hillman, S., Ocampo, E.: “Being Female and an Engineering Student in Qatar: Successes Challenges, and Recommendations” ASEE 2017 Proceedings, Columbus, Ohio, 25-28 June 2017
  4. Salama, G. ,Hillman, S., Ocampo, E.: “Female participation in Engineering fields: Successes, Challenges, and Recommendations” ICL (Interactive Collaborative Learning) 2017 Proceedings, Budapest, Hungary 27- 29 Sept 2017.
  5. Kakosimos K.E., Salama G., Kozusznik M.,Castier M.,Moazam S. and Shehab S., “Enhance learning experience by augmented reality tools”, Proc. AIChE Annual Meeting, Minnesota, USA, October, 2017.
  6. Kakosimos K.E., Salama G., Kozusznik M., and Castier M., “Developing Augmented reality tools to enhance learning experiences”, Proc. 13th Teaching with Technology Conference, College Station, USA March, 2017
  7. Salama G., Ayub M. “A case for implementing an interdisciplinary project to promote necessary soft skills for engineering students”, 8th annual International Conference on Education and New learning Technologies (EDULEARN16), Conference proceedings, Barcelona, Spain, July 2016
  8. Loutfy H., Najjar A., Abu Soufah M., Osman Y., Abd, S. Moussa A., Haleem G., Daey M., Selim M., Salama G., Ahmed B., “Incorporating Design-based Learning Engineering Experiences in Secondary Science Subjects in Qatar”, 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), March 2015
  9. Ayub M., Al Sharawi A., Abdalla S., Ulumuddin N., Amra A., Ghamary M., Khayyat Z., Ahmed, B.. Salama, G. :”Enhancing student learning : using design-based learning in a bridging program to improve critical thinking skills” Poster presented at Engineering Leaders Conference, Doha, Qatar, Nov 9-11, 2014
  10. Loutfy H., Osman Y., Najjar A., Abu Soufah M., Abd A., Moussa S.,Selim M., Daey M., Haleem G., Kerr T., Salama G., Ahmed, B.. Salama, G. :”Bridging the gap: Using design based activities to develop problem- solving skills in Qatari high school students”, Engineering Leaders Conference proceedings , Doha, Qatar, Nov 9-11, 2014.
  11. Salama, G., and Ahmed B.,: "Spelunking the Engineering World; Analyzing the Impact of the Use of Visualization to Introduce Students to Real World Engineering Applications" 2013 Proceedings at the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences Academic Conference, Bergen, Norway, June, 2013
  12. Al-Qahtani, H., Aqeel S.,Barnieh H.,Gouba A.,Hjeij D.,Salem M.,Zourob,M.,Ahmed, B., Salama, G.,Kerr, T. : An investigation Into the Preparation of High School Students to Pursue an Engineering Career", Sixth International Forum on Engineering Education 2012 Proceedings, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 2012
  13. Wilson, R., Salama G., and Farag I.,:" Microalgae Growth in Qatar for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Biodiesel Feedstock Production" Global Journal of Researches in Engineering Vol. XII, 2012
  14. Al-Qahtani,H., Aqeel S.,Barnieh H., Gouba A.,Hjeij D., Salem M., Zourob, M., Ahmed, B., Salama, G., Kerr, T.,:" An Investigation Into Specific Skills Requiring Enhancement in Qatari High School Students to Succeed in an Engineering Education" Proceedings at the Fourth International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, July 2012
  15. Salama G., and Ahmed B.,:" The Longer Term Impact of Fundamental Engineering Skills on Students in Higher Level Courses at Texas A&M at Qatar", Proceedings at IEEE EDUCON, Marrakesh, Morocco, April, 2012
  16. Salama, G.:" As Diverse As It Gets: Perspectives from Students on Teamwork at an American University in the Arabian Gulf" Proceedings at theThird Asian Conference on Education, Osaka, Japan, October, 2011
  17. Salama, G. and Ahmed B.,:" Using Peer Evaluation to Assess Individual Performance in Team Projects for Freshman Engineering Students in the Middle East", Proceedings at the American Society for Engineering Education, Vancouver, Canada, June 2011
  18. Salama, G., and Fahes, M.: "Teaching Effectiveness: Teaching and Learning Styles in a Highly Diverse Setting,", London Science Publishing , CHED (Conference on Higher Education Development) 2010 Proceedings, Beijing, China, 25-26, July 2010.
  19. Bryant, J., Salama, G., and Fahes, M,.: "Benefits of Freshmen Engineering Projects for Petroleum Engineering Students," SPE 134124-PP, ATCE (Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition) Proceedings, Florence, Italy, September 2010.