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Bukur, Linke, Elbashir research recognized by NYAS

Published Feb 26, 2012

Dr. Dragomir Bukur, professor of chemical engineering, Dr. Patrick Linke, professor of chemical engineering, and Dr. Nimir Elbashir, assistant professor of chemical engineering, were recognized by the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) for their research in its Feb. 2012 Academy eBriefing. The briefing highlighted the professors' research activities as presented at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum 2011.

This included a description of Bukur’s new model of product formation in the Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis.

The brief also highlighted two of Linke’s contributions on the use of mixtures in Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems for enhanced power generation from renewable and clean energy sources, presented by Dr. Mirko Stijepovic, postdoctoral research associate, and the development of an integrated model of water and energy infrastructure systems for the Qatar National Food Security Programme (QNFSP) in collaboration with co-authors Sheikh Hamad Al-Thani, vice chairman, QNFSP, and Wajih Idriss, former student at Texas A&M at Qatar and system and technology analyst, QNFSP.

NYAS also highlighted Elbashir’s modeling and experimental research to design a novel FT reactor in the OryxGTL and Pearl GTL plants and his collaboration project with Qatar Shell Research & Technology Center and DLR (Germany Aerospace Institution) to boost the properties of synthetic jet fuels obtained from natural gas. For information contact Amanda Field:, +974.4423.0288.