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Texas A&M University presents former Energy & Industry minister with honorary doctorate

Published May 21, 2019

Texas A&M University recently presented an honorary doctorate to His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada during commencement ceremonies for Texas A&M University at Qatar at the Qatar National Convention Centre.  The honorary Doctor of Letters degree was presented to H.E. Dr. Al-Sada by Texas A&M vice provost and Chief International Officer Dr. Michael Benedik; Texas A&M University at…

Texas A&M agriculture experts visit Baladna, Qatar branch campus

Published May 16, 2019

Texas A&M University at Qatar recently hosted a delegation of agriculture experts from its main campus in Texas to visit Baladna Food Industries, Qatar’s largest producer of fresh dairy, as well as to explore opportunities for collaboration. “Coming to a facility such as the farm at Baladna is a unique opportunity for us to work in a very difficult environment,” said Dr. Dave Lunt, associate…

Texas A&M at Qatar petroleum engineering student projects place in UREP competition

Published May 14, 2019

Research projects by students and faculty members in the Petroleum Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar placed first and second in Qatar National Research Fund’s 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) Competition. In the oral presentation category, Dr. Nayef Alyafei and students AlReem Al-Dosari, Abdul Sattar Al-Kahala, Sara Al-Thani, Hessa Al-Thani,…

Texas A&M at Qatar graduates its 1,000th engineer

Published May 10, 2019

Texas A&M University at Qatar graduated its 1,000th engineer during commencement exercises held 9 May at the Qatar National Convention Centre. More than 100 students walked across the stage during the branch campus’s annual commencement ceremony, including 95 students who graduated with bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and petroleum…

Caerlang wins Outstanding Tutor Award

Published May 08, 2019

Erlinda “Beth” Caerlang, writing consultant in the Center for Teaching & Learning, was awarded the first ever Outstanding Tutor Award at this year’s Middle East–North Africa Writing Centers Alliance (MENAWCA) Conference in Beirut, Lebanon. The award recognizes tutors who provide exemplary service to students, writing centers and institutional communities. Caerlang meets with students in one-to-one…

Tau Beta Pi honor society inducts 17 new members

Published May 08, 2019

The Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society inducted 17 news members to its Texas Delta Qatar chapter recently. Inductions are conducted on an invitation-only basis to recognize superior scholarship and exemplary character. The chapter was established in 2011 and now has 136 members, including seven Eminent Engineers. This year, dean Dr. César O. Malavé, associate dean Dr. Ioannis Economou…

Yoon and Afzal receive best oral presentation awards at global warming conference

Published May 08, 2019

Postdoctoral research associate Dr. Sun Hee Yoon and graduate assistant Shaik Afzal received the best oral presentation awards at the 8th Global Conference on Global Warming in Doha. Yoon's presentation, “Mechanistic study for unraveling the photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction to formic acid at a mixed ternary and binary phases,” is based on research outcomes from NPRP cycle 7 and 10 projects…

Mohamed, Challiwala and Oqbi receive Qatar Student Awards

Published May 08, 2019

Master's students Amro Mohamed and Manar Oqbi and Ph.D. student Mohamed Sufiyan Challiwala (under Dr. Nimir Elbashir) were recently recognized at the 6th ORYX GTL Qatar Student Awards. Mohamed and Oqbi won in the master's category and Challiwala was recognized in the Ph.D. category. The awards celebrate the importance of building post-graduate education capacity in Qatar and the selection committee…

Texas A&M at Qatar to graduate its 1,000th engineer Thursday

Published May 08, 2019

Texas A&M University at Qatar will graduate its 1,000th engineer Thursday (9 May) at 9 p.m. at the Qatar National Convention Centre. More than 100 students are expected to walk across the stage during the branch campus’ annual commencement ceremony, including 95 students who will graduate with bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and petroleum…

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts renowned experts for petroleum engineering workshop

Published May 05, 2019

The Petroleum Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar recently hosted an inaugural research planning workshop, “Current Advancements and Challenges in Multiphase Flow,” to address a major challenge in the oil and gas industry.  The workshop addressed the latest research and design in improving the conditions of multiphase flow in subsurfaces, wellbores and pipelines, which would…