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University faculty and QNRF collaborate on COP18 presentations

Published Nov 28, 2012

Faculty from Texas A&M University at Qatar are participating in two public presentations organized by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP18/CMP8).

The two public sessions are part of the QNRF’s part of its presence at Qatar Sustainability Expo, which is being hosted at the Qatar International Exhibition Centre (Al Losail Street, West Bay) alongside the occasion of COP18 in Doha.

In each session eight QNRF-funded scientists and researchers will give short, sharp and precise insights in the nature of their work and how it relates to the environment.

The first event will take place on Thursday, 29 November, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., and will consist of a series of short presentations on the theme of "Environment and Climate Change."

Speakers on this day from Texas A&M at Qatar will be:

  • Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Wahab - examples of QNRF funded projects towards sustainable environment.

  • Dr. Reza Sadr - Atmospheric surface layer study in the coastal region of Qatar

  • Dr. Anuj Gupta - Feasibility of CO2 Sequestration Combined with Enhanced Gas Recovery from Depleted Gas Reservoirs

The second presentation will take place on Saturday, December 1, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., and be on the theme of "Renewable Energy and Water Management."

Speakers at this session from Texas A&M at Qatar will be:

  • Dr. Nesrin Ozalp - Smart solar reactor for clean production of fuels and commodities

  • Dr. Dragomir Bukur - Production of clean transportation fuels from natural gas

  • Dr. Patrick Linke - A systems approach to the development of sustainable water strategies for Qatar

Both events will be an opportunity to get updates on the impressive depth and breadth of research addressing the pressing issue facing the country being undertaken at the University and in Qatar.