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Texas A&M at Qatar hosts first gathering of leading photonics experts in Qatar

Published Dec 27, 2015

More than 80 of the world’s leading experts in the field of photonics gathered in Doha 13-15 Dec. for the Photonics Middle East Conference (PMEC) 2015 hosted by Texas A&M University at Qatar and the Qatar Nonlinear Science Initiative for Qatar’s first-ever conference on the topic.Photonics is the science of harnessing light and plays a major role in driving economic growth and employment…

Weichold appoints dean's fellows to lead branch campus initiatives

Published Dec 10, 2015

Dr. Mark H. Weichold, dean and CEO of Texas A&M University at Qatar, has announced the appointment of three faculty fellows to lead specific projects and initiatives at the branch campus.Dr. Shehab Ahmed, associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program, was named the Dean’s Fellow for Industry Research Partnership. Dr. Ashfaq Bengali, a chemistry professor in the…

Transformative Educational Experience grant winners announced

Published Nov 05, 2015

Dr. Troy Bickham, assistant dean for academic and student services, announced six winners of the first Transformative Educational Experience grants from…

Belic inaugurated as the first recipient of the Al-Sraiya Holding Professorship

Published Oct 14, 2015

Dr. Milivoj Belic, professor in the Science Program, gave a lecture, “Freak waves, Talbot carpets and accelerating beams,” 7 Oct. in Lecture Hall 238 on the occasion of his inauguration as the first recipient of the Al-Sraiya Holding Professorship.Belic’s appointment as Al-Sraiya Holding Professor is a three-year designation along with a $25,000 per-year fund applicable toward research…

Texas A&M at Qatar announces first recipient of Al Sraiya Holding Group professorship

Published Sep 15, 2015

Dr. Milivoj Belic, professor in the Science Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar, has been chosen as the first recipient of the prestigious Al Sraiya Holding Group Professorship.Belic’s record at Texas…

Outreach efforts spark students' curiosity in math and science

Published Apr 01, 2015

Texas A&M University at Qatar and Maersk Oil Qatar have launched a strategic initiative to excite young Qataris about studying mathematics and science to prepare them for careers in Qatar’s knowledge-based economy.The Young Engineers and Scientists program, sponsored by Maersk Oil Qatar, targets Qatari students in grades 5 and 6 and provides enrichment programs through which students…

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts experts to discuss sustainable chemical processes

Published Mar 04, 2015

Texas A&M University at Qatar hosted the QAFCO-Texas A&M at Qatar Conference 2015, 3 March, which focused on sustainable chemical processes. Sustainability is a top priority worldwide for governments, industry and academia. Developing new chemical processes that use less harmful solvents, are more energy efficient and generate little or no waste or byproducts is a major driving force for research…

Texas A&M at Qatar and Maersk Oil Qatar Host Engineering Explorers STEM Program

Published Feb 25, 2015

Fifty middle school students from local schools participated in the Texas A&M University at Qatar and Maersk Oil Qatar Engineering Explorers Program at the Texas A&M Engineering Building.The three-day (15-17 Feb.) event was designed to familiarize young students with engineering and the science behind it. The program entailed science activities, hands-on engineering projects and contests…

Grubbs elected to U.S. National Academy of Engineering

Published Feb 08, 2015

Dr. Robert H. Grubbs, 2005 Nobel Laureate and the QAPCO Chair of Polymer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) "for developments in catalysts that have enabled commercial products."Grubbs is the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) in the…

Texas A&M at Qatar receives $9.16 million in research awards from QNRF NPRP-EP

Published Dec 10, 2014

Two proposals from Texas A&M University at Qatar have been awarded a total of $9.16 million funding from the sixth batch of National Priorities Research Program – Exceptional Proposals (NPRP–EP).Dr. Mark H. Weichold, dean and CEO of Texas A&M at Qatar, said, "Texas A&M at Qatar is committed to build research capacity in Qatar and to the Qatar National Vision 2030 goal of building a knowledge-based…