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Ameen presents research at photovoltaics conference

Published Jul 25, 2018

Rawdha Ameen, Class of 2017, presented research on photovoltaic curve tracing at the International Conference on Photovoltaic Science and Technologies in Ankara, Turkey, earlier this month. Ameen's research began while she was still an undergraduate student working on Dr. Robert Balog's NPRP Cycle 7 project. Ameen is currently a temporary research assistant in Balog's lab.

Research computing group gives presentation at supercomputing conference

Published Jul 25, 2018

Dr. Othmane Bouhali, director of research computing and research professor, and systems administrator IV Faisal Chaudhry attended the International Supercomputing Conference in June in Frankfurt, Germany. Bouhali also delivered a talk, "The Status of High-performance Computing in Qatar," highlighting Texas A&M at Qatar's leading role in the country since 2008.

Summer Engineering Academy electrical engineering group takes first prize

Published Jul 23, 2018

A team of high school students from Qatar designed and developed a digital road navigation system to win the award for Best Engineering Research Project at the fourth annual Summer Engineering Academy (SEA), organized by Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) and sponsored by Occidental Petroleum of Qatar Ltd. (Oxy Qatar). SEA is a 10-day enrichment initiative that aims to encourage young…

Education and industry collaboration to expand students' STEM and business related skills

Published Jul 16, 2018

Some of the best high school students across Qatar are spending their summer vacation by taking part in the Future Engineers and Summer Engineering Academy programs from 24 June to 5 July 2018 at Texas A&M University at Qatar.   The two programs, sponsored by Occidental Petroleum of Qatar Ltd. (Oxy Qatar), are part of a broader initiative that aims to attract young school students to choose…

Boluda-Ruiz wins best Ph.D. thesis award

Published Jul 10, 2018

Postdoctoral research associate Dr. Rubén Boluda-Ruiz was recently awarded the best Ph.D. thesis at the Night of Telecommunications ceremony at the University of Málaga. Boluda-Ruiz currently works with electrical and computer engineering professor Dr. Khalid Qaraqe in his Wireless Research Group.

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts students from main campus for research intensive program 

Published Jul 10, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar recently hosted the Engineering Learning Community Introduction to Research (ELCIR) program. The program exposes first generation college students and at-risk students to research and opportunities within industry and graduate school to conduct more. Ten students from main campus were joined by six Texas A&M at Qatar students to take a research principles class with chemical engineering…

Mansoor and Makki Present Mixed Reality Paper and Offer hands-on Sessions at the ASEE 2018 annual conference

Published Jul 10, 2018

Dr. Bilal Mansoor and Mustapha Makki from the mechanical engineering program attended the   American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Mansoor presented a paper titled “Use of Mixed Reality Tools in Introductory Materials Science Courses” in the Materials division session. The TAMUQ team also presented three Hololens device hands-on…

Balog hosts a STEM presentation for 4th graders about solar energy

Published Jul 10, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar supports its faculty and staff members to host events and programs to students across Qatar to encourage them to choose educational pathways in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  Dr. Robert Balog was invited to teach a beginners class on solar energy for fourth graders at the ACS International School in Doha on 28 May 2018. His presentation included…

Texas A&M at Qatar partners with QCRI and QNRF to offer programming workshop for school students

Published Jun 26, 2018

Twenty-one students in grades 7, 8, 9 and 10 from schools around Qatar designed their own Android mobile app game as part of a recent two-day workshop on mobile app development. The workshop was organized and offered by Dr. Eman A. Fituri from the Qatar Computing Research Institute in Texas A&M University at Qatar’s STEM Hub, a joint initiative of Texas A&M at Qatar and the Qatar National…

Elbashir appointed chair of petroleum engineering

Published Jun 26, 2018

Dr. Nimir Elbashir has been appointed chair of the Petroleum Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar effective 1 July. Elbashir succeeds Dr. Mike Bowman who led the program from August 2015 to November 2017 and Dr. Vijay Panchang who has held the position of interim program chair since then.  Elbashir is currently professor of chemical engineering with a joint appointment…