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Texas A&M University at Qatar
Research Partnerships Showcase

30 Nov. 2023
Multaqa Student Center Cinema in Education City


Making an Impact

Texas A&M University at Qatar has a long history of close collaboration with industry and government stakeholders in Qatar. A strategic priority for our research, development and innovation enterprise is to maintain and further grow strong partnerships with stakeholders in Qatar. These partnerships are essential for the generation and application of new knowledge to address major pressing challenges of the 21st Century. This annual event will:

  1. Showcase some of our most successful collaborations and aims to further strengthen our partnerships with key local stakeholders to maximize shared collaborative opportunities and the pursuit of mutual research interests that are of direct relevance to Qatar.
  2. Provide information on enabling programs, capabilities, expertise, technical services and related graduate studies available at Texas A&M University at Qatar.
  3. Host a panel discussion with industry leaders to discuss industry-academia research partnerships.
  4. Promote networking opportunities and lively discussions throughout the event to explore potential collaborations.

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8 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration — Multaqa Ballroom 1 


8:30 – 8:45 a.m.


Welcome and Introduction

Dr. César Malavé, Dean, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Dr. Patrick Linke, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Texas A&M University at Qatar


8:45 – 9:45 a.m.





Major Success Stories

Upcycling Construction Materials for Resilient Infrastructure
Dr. Eyad Masad, Texas A&M University at Qatar

CARGEN — From Early Research to Commercialization
Dr. Nimir Elbashir, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Contribution of TAMUQ and MKOPSC to the development of Process Safety in Qatar and the Middle East
Dr. Luc Vechot, Texas A&M University at Qatar

High Impact R&D in Smart Grid — Examples of Success Stories
Dr. Haitham Abu-Rub, Texas A&M University at Qatar

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Strategic Impact Initiatives Presentations

TAMUQ Engineering Program Chairs

Supporting Qatar’s Hydrocarbon Industry TransitionChemical Engineering — Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Wahab

AI-Driven Innovative Engineering Solutions for Qatar’s Economy and SocietyElectrical and Computer Engineering — Dr. Erchin Serpedin

Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing — Advancing Qatar’s Resilience and CompetitivenessMechanical Engineering — Dr. Marwan Khraisheh

Data Analytics for Enhancing the Energy Sector's Exploration and Production Value ChainPetroleum Engineering — Dr. Albertus Retnanto

10:45 – 11 a.m.

Coffee Break — Cinema Foyer

Successful Industry Collaborations — Energy, Health and Resilience 

11 – 11:25 a.m.

Cluster No. 1 — Health

A Novel Exoskeleton System for the Rehabilitation of Patients with Upper Limb impairments
Partner: Hamad Medical Corporation
Dr. Reza Tafreshi*, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Dr. Reza Langari, Texas A&M University

Classification of Cervix Cancer using Diffusion Weighted Imaging
Partner: Hamad Medical Corporation
Dr. Othmane Bouhali, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Combined Q&A

11:25 –11:50 a.m.

Cluster No. 2 — Energy [I]

Green Hydrogen Production
Partner: Qatar Shell
Dr. Kakosimos Konstantinos*, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Wahab, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Dr. Mohammed Al-Hashimi, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Dr. Dhabia Al-Mohannadi, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Dr. Ahmed Abdala, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Decarbonization and the Shipping IndustryPartner: American Bureau of ShippingDr. Dhabia Al-Mohannadi*, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Dr. Ma'moun Al-Rawashdeh, Texas A&M University at QatarDr. Patrick Linke, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Combined Q&A

11:50 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Coffee Break — Cinema Foyer

12:05 – 12:30 p.m.

Cluster No. 3 — Resilience

Smart Asset Management System with Health Degradation Identification
Partners: Qatar ShellDr. Ali Ghrayeb*, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Dr. Haitham Abu-Rub, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Dr. Tingwen Huang, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Productivity and Quality of Hydroponic Tomato Production in Qatar
Partner: AGRICO
Dr. Bing Guo*, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Dr. Daniel Leskovar, Texas A&M AgriLife Center

Combined Q&A 

12:30 – 12:55 p.m.

Cluster No. 4 — Energy [II]

Outcrop to Pore-scale Investigations of Reservoir Heterogeneity within Offshore Carbonate Fields of the State of Qatar
Partners: TotalEnergies Qatar, North Oil Company
Dr. Thomas Seers, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Scaling of Multiphase Flow Pressure Loss and Multiphase Flow Metering in Annuli
Partners: TotalEnergies Qatar, QatarEnergy LNG
Dr. Aziz Rahman*, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Dr. Ibrahim Hassan, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Dr. Rashid Hasan, Texas A&M University

Combined Q&A

1 – 1:30 p.m.

Panel discussion featuring national leaders from the industry to discuss industry-academia interactions

Dr. Yousuf Abdulla Rebeeh, Chief Engineering Officer, Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO)
Dr. Lina Rueda
, R&D and Innovation Manager, Qatar Shell Research and Technology Center (QSRTC)
Dr. Muhammad N. Ibrahim
, Advisor, Field Development Planning, SLB
Mourad Elmaalaoui, Chief Technology Officer, Rheinmetall Barzan Advanced Technologies

1:30 – 3 p.m. 

Networking Lunch — Orange Hall


Organizing Committee

Dr. Patrick Linke (Research and Graduate Studies)
Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Wahab (Chemical Engineering)
Dr. Khalid Qaraqe (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Dr. Mohammad Albakri (Mechanical Engineering)
Dr. Aziz Rahman (Petroleum Engineering)
Dr. Ahmed Abdala (Chemical Engineering)
Dr. Srinath Iyengar (Executive Office)
Talha Khan (Researcher Development Program Council)
Bayan Melluhi (Graduate Student Association)
Carol Nader (Events and Visitor Relations)
Kholoud Nawahdah (Research and Graduate Studies)