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Texas A&M at Qatar hosts Fulbright scholar to enhance student learning and teaching innovation

Published Mar 26, 2019

The Center for Teaching and Learning at Texas A&M University at Qatar recently hosted expert Dr. Mary Deane Sorcinelli as part of a prestigious Fulbright Specialist Program award to enhance student learning and teaching innovation. This is believed to be the first such grant for an educational institution in Qatar and believed to be the first of its kind in the entire MENA region. Sorcinelli is…

10th annual symposium organized by Texas A&M at Qatar and Qatar University highlights sustainable engineered materials

Published Mar 24, 2019

Texas A&M University at Qatar and the Center for Advanced Materials (CAM) at Qatar University recently celebrated the 10th edition of the Materials Science and Engineering Symposium, which is supported by the Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO).  Since its inception, the Materials Science and Engineering Symposium has become a valuable platform through which researchers, academics and industry…

11th Annual QAFCO – Texas A&M University at Qatar Conference focuses on functional materials

Published Mar 21, 2019

Texas A&M University at Qatar and the Qatar Fertiliser Co. (QAFCO) co-hosted their annual daylong symposium featuring prominent chemists and chemical engineers who shared the latest advances in their fields. The 2019 QAFCO – Texas A&M University at Qatar Conference was the 11th in the series and focused on functional materials. The conference highlighted the pressing need for government,…

Texas A&M at Qatar and HBKU to offer cybersecurity certificate program

Published Mar 20, 2019

Texas A&M University at Qatar and the Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) Executive Education Center will hold their second Fundamentals of Cybersecurity certificate program beginning 24 March. Access to secure networks in a connected world is a necessity in today’s world. As an ever-growing amount of personal and potentially sensitive data is uploaded into servers everywhere, the public,…

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts potential master’s students for annual open house

Published Mar 14, 2019

Texas A&M University at Qatar recently welcomed potential master’s students for its annual Graduate Studies Open House in the Texas A&M Engineering Building in Education City.  The event aimed to answer questions for prospective students about Texas A&M at Qatar’s master’s degrees in chemical engineering: the Master of Science and Master of Engineering. Attendees learned about Texas…

Palestinian Cultural Club hosts luncheon

Published Mar 13, 2019

The Palestinian Cultural Club (PCC) recently hosted Bethlehem Luncheon, featuring talks from Texas A&M at Qatar faculty members Dr. Haitham Abu Rub, Dr. Ali Ghrayeb and Dr. Eyad Masad on the theme, "We Still Have Hope for Palestine." PCC adviser Erin Wehrenberg and PCC members Rand Al Agha and Yousef Diab also spoke on what Palestine means to them and shared pictures and personal stories. PCC also…

Retnanto and Idris receive best paper award

Published Mar 13, 2019

Petroleum engineering professor of the practice Dr. Albertus Retnanto and former student Mohamed Idris ’18 recently received the Best Track Paper Award in Energy for their research article, "An Energy Harvesting Alternative to Wellhead Gas Chokes," at the Ninth Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bonachi and Gandra place first and second in poster presentations

Published Mar 13, 2019

Dr. Marc Comi Bonachi, postdoctoral research associate under research associate professor Dr. Mohammed Al-Hashimi, won first place for his poster, “Synthesis of Conjugated Monomers Based on N-Alkyl-Bisthiazole-Dicarboximide Derivatives for Use in Transistor Devices.” Dr. Upendar Gandra, postdoctoral research associate under associate dean for research Dr. Hassan S. Bazzi, won second place for his…

Qatari Student Association to host Mal Lawal

Published Mar 13, 2019

The Qatari Student Association is hosting Mal Lawal next week, 17-18 March. The event promotes Qatari culture and traditions and encourages cultural exchange among Aggies with fellow students in Education City. Mal Lawal won student event of the year in 2018. Traditional performances, a make me Qatari booth, giveaways and more are planned outside the Link Atrium.

Three petroleum engineering undergraduate research projects place in UREP competition

Published Mar 13, 2019

Three petroleum engineering undergraduate research projects of Dr. Nayef Alyafei, Dr. Mahmood Amani and Dr. Albertus Retnanto have qualified for the 11th UREP competition hosted by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). In the final qualification stage judged by a panel of experts in the energy field, in which all three groups competed, Alyafei's project, "From Pore-scale to Field-scale: Understanding…