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Texas A&M at Qatar hosts power electronics and engineering conference

Published Apr 23, 2018

About 125 experts and practitioners in the fields of power electronics and engineering and the smart grid recently gathered in Doha for the 12th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering (CPE-POWERENG 2018). CPE-POWERENG 2018 — the flagship conference of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Industrial Electronics Society…

Texas A&M at Qatar faculty awarded four UREP grants in latest cycle

Published Apr 19, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar faculty members Dr. Albertus Retnanto, Dr. Mohammed Al-Hashimi, Dr. Mahmood Amani and Dr. Mansour Karkoub have been awarded undergraduate research experience program (UREP) grants in its 22nd cycle from Qatar National Research Fund. The four awarded projects will engage nine primary research mentors and staff as well as 18 students.

Texas A&M at Qatar football team plays in Greece

Published Apr 18, 2018

The Texas A&M University at Qatar football team recently accepted an invitation from the American College of Greece (ACG) to participate in their annual International Sports Festival. Students Esteban Saba, Yousef Diab, Souheib Seddi, Hussam Sayed, Moustafa Selim, Mohammed Al-Tamimi, Ahmad Al-Hamedi, Mohammad Shehabi, Amro Mohamed, Ayan Zia, Omar Hasnah, Almotazbelah Eledrisi, Abdulkarim Mohamed,…

Texas A&M at Qatar sweeps BRIO awards

Published Apr 18, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar faculty and staff placed first, second and tied for third in the BRIO (best representative image of an outcome) competition. In its second year, the BRIO awards, an initiative of Qatar National Research Fund, selects and assesses images for their scientific and visual impact. The first-place image (top), "A Microscopic Image of a Vertical Cut of an Artificial Collagen Skin Layer,"…

Texas A&M at Qatar students show off engineering concepts to the community

Published Apr 18, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar's Student Engineers' Council (SEC), sponsored by Dolphin Energy, recently hosted E-Day at Gulf Mall. E-Day engages children in fun science experiments conducted by current Aggie engineering students. The annual event allows students to take part in community activities in a meaningful way by sharing their knowledge with eager children. SEC is the largest student organization at…

Masad receives 2017 Best Scientific Paper Award

Published Apr 18, 2018

Dr. Eyad Masad, professor in the Mechanical Engineering Program, has received the 2017 Best Scientific Paper Award from the journal Road Materials and Pavement Design. The paper, "Modeling moisture-mechanical damage in asphalt mixtures using random microstructures and a continuum damage formulation," presented a computational approach to evaluate moisture damage in asphalt materials. Masad co-authored…

Williams awarded first place for dissertation on deciphering intercultural miscommunication

Published Apr 18, 2018

Dr. Joseph Williams, instructional associate professor of English in the Liberal Arts Program, has been awarded the outstanding dissertation award by Texas Tech University technical communication and rhetoric alumni. WIlliams' dissertation, "Safety within Oil Rig Culture: Deciphering Intercultural Miscommunication among Offshore Petroleum Workers," placed first for the years 2016 and 2017.

Texas A&M at Qatar students participate in INJAZ Qatar competition

Published Apr 18, 2018

Six Texas A&M at Qatar students recently participated in the INJAZ Qatar Job Champions Competition over a monthlong period. Omar Khodr, Jawahir Al-Tamimi, Mirna Maklad, Nur-Hamza Peltjo, Osama Hindi and Shaikha Al-Jaber took part in workshops to prepare for the workplace and to enhance their proficiency in soft skills. After the workshops, the students submitted business proposals. Khodr's proposal…

RDP awards travel grants to Texas A&M at Qatar researchers

Published Apr 18, 2018

Dr. Ihor Kulai, Dr. Krzysztof Switkowski and Mohamed Amine Arfaoui are the 2018 first quarter recipients of $1,200 travel grants to showcase their research through the Research Excellence Travel Grant Program. Kulai is a postdoctoral research associate in the Science Program working with Dr. Hassan Bazzi. He will give a presentation…

Texas A&M at Qatar's sixth annual Ethics Week asks tough questions about professional ethics

Published Apr 15, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar recently hosted its sixth annual Ethics Week, with the goal of creating awareness about professional ethics and the significance of ethical behavior in the workplace and life in general. The week’s events were organized by The Initiative in Professional Ethics (TIPE) and supported by the Council of Debating Engineers (CODE), a Texas A&M at Qatar student organization. TIPE…