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New Research Development Council formed

Published Jan 24, 2018

A new council has been formed to address the needs of Texas A&M at Qatar researchers and facilitate communication on their behalf. The six interim members represent each academic program: Dr. Ilaria Menapace (MEEN),Chair; Dr. Kim Galindo (Liberal Arts), Vice Chair; Dr. Grigorios Matenoglou (PETE), Secretary; Dr. Shady Khalil (ECEN); Dr. Dong Suk Han (CHEN); and Dr. Maciej Barlog (Science). The council…

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts STEAM Showcase

Published Jan 24, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar students displayed their projects related to STEAM at the biannual showcase organized by the director of STEAM initiative Dr. Amy Hodges. The showcase featured a variety of semester-long projects from select Liberal Arts classes: ENGL 104, ENGL 210, ENGL 219, ENGL 251 and COMM 335. The event aims to demonstrate students’ ability to apply their creative communication skills in…

Kogbara receives peer review awards

Published Jan 24, 2018

Assistant research scientist Dr. Reginald Kogbara has received the 2017 Publons Peer Review Award in recognition of being one of the top 1 percent of peer reviewers in the multidisciplinary research field category. The award recognizes Kogbara as one of the world's top reviewers in both the quality and quantity of his efforts. Winners were selected from more than 190,000 researchers in Publons’…

Generous Efforts from ORYX GTL Support Texas A&M at Qatar Faculty and Students — and the Future of GTL and Chemical Engineering

Published Jan 15, 2018

A pair of world-class programs, founded and sponsored by ORYX GTL, are having a powerful impact on GTL research and education at Texas A&M at Qatar, with effects that are felt by students, researchers, and engineers throughout the GTL industry and the nation of Qatar.  The ORYX GTL Seminar Series in Chemical Engineering Founded and launched by ORYX GTL in 2013,…

Texas A&M at Qatar to offer upcoming continuing education courses

Published Jan 10, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar will offer three continuing education courses in the coming weeks.

RDP awards travel grants to researchers

Published Jan 10, 2018

Dr. Rodrigo Cuenca Martinez and Dr. Manyam Praveen Kumar are the 2017 fourth cycle recipients of $1,200 travel grants to showcase their research through the Research Excellence Travel Grant Program. Cuenca Martinez is a postdoctoral research associate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program working with Dr. Beena Ahmed. He will give two oral presentations at the SPIE Photonics West conference…

Texas A&M at Qatar students visit HMC

Published Jan 10, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar students recently visited the clinical imaging facility in the radiology department at Hamad Medical Corporation. The students were part of associate professor Dr. Jim Ji's ECEN 410 Medical Imaging class. They visited MRI, X-ray, CT, ultrasound and nuclear medicine imaging facilities. The trip aimed to stimulate students' interests in the healthcare field.

Balog selected as distinguished lecturer of IEEE society

Published Jan 09, 2018

Dr. Robert S. Balog, associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program, has been selected as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Power Electronics Society. Balog was selected to honor his achievements in power electronics and to be an ambassador to the society. He will serve a two-year term until December 2019 during which he is expected to provide a series of invited technical…

Former student publishes research on wearable thermoelectric generators

Published Jan 07, 2018

Former student Akanksha Menon has showcased the possibility of wearable thermoelectric generators using polymers. “Because these materials (polymers) are lightweight and flexible, we can target applications like flexible and wearable electronics for self-powered sensors and body heat harvesting,” said Menon who is currently a Ph.D. student in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering…

Former student selected for NSF grant

Published Jan 04, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar Class of 2011 graduate Sinan Al-Obaidi has been selected as a Texas A&M National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Site (iSite) grant recipient. Texas A&M iSite is a program that supports the initiative of the College of Engineering in promoting entrepreneurship among engineering students and strengthening the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Eligible applicants include undergraduate…