Elbashir receives NSF fundingPublished Oct 23, 2013
The National Science Foundation (NSF) provided an award to Dr. Nimir Elbashir, associate professor of chemical engineering, Dr. Kenneth Hall, associate dean for research and graduate studies and holder of the Jack E. Frances Brown Chair, and Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi, professor of chemical engineering and holder of the McFerrin Professorship at Texas A&M University, to establish a national workshop titled "Potentials for the Shale Gas Monetization: Lessons Learned from the Qatari Experience with Natural Gas." The aim of this workshop is to highlight Qatar’s experience in monetizing of its natural gas resources to explore the benefits of this experience to the US while handling its recently discovered wealth of shale gas. This workshop will also explore the potentials for advancement in natural gas exploration, treatment and processing to become a major source of clean energy and value-added chemicals. Part of the workshop's vision is to build research collaborations between academia and industry to be sponsored by the NSF. This workshop will take place in March 2014 in Texas.