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Zdenek Burianec Memorial Award presented to Process Systems Engineering research team

Published Aug 26, 2020

The Process Systems Engineering research team at Texas A&M University at Qatar led by Chemical Engineering Program faculty members Dr. Patrick Linke and Dr. Dhabia Al-Mohannadi presented multiple research papers at the 23rd Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES'20), one of the major conferences in the process integration and sustainable development fields.

More than 500 papers were presented at the conference, which was was conducted virtually with video presentations and chats due to the current pandemic.

The presentation titled “Production process selection based on Modern Portfolio Theory” by graduate student Shaza Shehab, Linke and Al-Mohannadi received the Zdenek Burianec Memorial Award (First Prize) for the best poster presentation at the conference. The research group also presented a keynote talk on the development of cost efficient CO2 emissions reduction strategies titled “Developing minimum cost targets for carbon reduction in different geographical regions,” based on the work by graduate student Mohammad Lameh, Linke and Al-Mohannadi. The team's third paper with graduate student Razan Ahmed, “Multi-Objective Resource Integration Networks for Sustainable Industrial Clusters,” was among the top five most viewed research presentation in the entire conference and triggered  lively discussions throughout the week. 

All three graduate students performed the presented research as part of their Master of Science studies in Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M at Qatar.

It is the second time for Al-Mohannadi and Linke to be recognized with this prestigious award. Linke said, “Such recognitions clearly show the international competitiveness of our research and the excellence of our graduate student advising.”

Al-Mohannadi added, “We’re proud of the work we do at Texas A&M at Qatar and appreciate the recognition by our colleagues in the field."