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Texas A&M at Qatar’s Nayef Alyafei named Alumnus of the Year

Published Jun 12, 2018

Dr. Nayef Alyafei, a Class of 2009 petroleum engineering graduate of Texas A&M University at Qatar, has been named the branch campus’s Alumnus of the Year for 2018.  Alyafei is an assistant professor in the Petroleum Engineering Program at Texas A&M at Qatar — the same academic program in which he earned his bachelor’s degree in 2009. He went on to pursue graduate studies at Imperial College…

Texas A&M at Qatar students volunteer to build homes in local villages in Thailand

Published Jun 06, 2018

Eighteen Texas A&M at Qatar engineering students spent a week volunteering in Thailand as part of the annual Aggie Service-Learning Experience. The program gives students the opportunity to work with community members in local villages through various building projects and hands-on selfless service. Students raised more than QAR 25,000 before the trip and then used the money to fund…

Texas A&M at Qatar to host suhoor for former students

Published May 30, 2018

The Office of Development, Engagement and Outreach will host the Aggie Alumni Suhoor 31 May. This is the third annual suhoor for former students and in addition to being an opportunity for alumni to gather and socialize, the third Alumnus of the Year will be announced. Visit to get involved as a former student and to learn more about the Alumni Council.

Former student selected to present her research at upcoming international conference

Published May 30, 2018

Rawdha Ameen, Class of 2017, has been selected to present her research at the International Conference on Photovoltaic Science and Technologies in Ankara, Turkey, in July. Ameen wrote the research paper, "Simple and Affordable Photovoltaic Curve Tracer," while working as an undergraduate student researcher on Dr. Robert Balog's NPRP Cycle 7 project. Since graduation, she has continued working as…

Al-Hashimi publishes article on flexible electronics

Published May 30, 2018

Dr. Mohammed Al-Hashimi, research assistant professor in the Science Program, and Priestly Medal winner Dr. Tobin J. Marks from Northwestern University, recently published an article, “High-k Gate Dielectrics for Emerging Flexible and Stretchable Electronics,” in Chemical Reviews. The article, selected as an ACS Editors' Choice, analyzes advances in materials concepts to allow for semiconductors…

Texas A&M at Qatar 3D Challenge encourages innovation to solve real-world challenges

Published May 30, 2018

Inventors and innovators from institutions throughout Qatar showcased their creative applications of cutting-edge technology in the 3D Challenge. Two competitions — the 3D Printing Competition and Visualization Development Competition — make up the 3D Challenge. First place in the Visualization Development Competition went to Dr. Konstantinos Kakosimos and his team for their project, “Augmented…

Texas A&M at Qatar recognizes outstanding graduates

Published May 16, 2018

Texas A&M University at Qatar recognized its outstanding students at a recent luncheon honoring graduating seniors. Each graduate was named Student of the Year by Texas A&M at Qatar’s six academic programs. Neeraja Renganathan, Chemical Engineering Program; Taif Mohammed, Electrical Engineering Program; Shaikha Al-Qahtani, Science Program; Mohamed Idris, Petroleum Engineering Program; Basel Hindi,…

KAHRAMAA signs collaborative agreement with TEES Smart Grid Center

Published May 15, 2018

The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) recently signed a collaborative research agreement with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Smart Grid Center and the center’s extension in Qatar on the study, “Optimizing KAHRAMAA’s Smart Grid Capabilities and Setting its Future Roadmap.” KAHRAMAA attendees included His Excellency Engineer Essa Bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, president…

Petroleum engineering students visit Schlumberger

Published May 15, 2018

Petroleum engineering students recently visited Schlumberger’s facility in the Industrial Area. The visit enabled students to enhance their practical understanding of wireline logging, logging while drilling, artificial lift, PVT lab and completion equipment for field operation.

Texas A&M at Qatar graduates its 900th engineer

Published May 10, 2018

Texas A&M University at Qatar graduated its 900th engineer 10 May in a ceremony attended by Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation. Also present were His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry for the State of Qatar and chair of Texas A&M at Qatar’s Joint Advisory Board; and Dr. Mohammed Yousef Al-Mulla,…