Dr. Nimir O. Elbashir

Message from the GFRC Director

Welcome to the Gas and Fuels Research Center (GFRC)! The GFRC is a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) center that has been created to provide research, educational, and outreach services in the area of gas and fuels. These activities and services support the substantial growth shale and natural gas exploration, production, processing, and monetization, especially in the United States and in Qatar.

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3rd Natural Gas Utilization Workshop 2021 Wraps up! - The workshop brought together leaders in downstream natural gas conversion across the industry, academia, and government to discuss various perspectives on hurdles to technology implementation. This global workshop highlighted advancement in natural gas processing technologies focusing on the challenges and the potentials for the industry to grow. Topics focused on… (read more...)
Prof. Elbashir delivers Al-Maerifa series lecture on “Industry-Academia Collaboration in Advancing Qatar’s Gas Processing Research - [Video of the lecture linked below] The Al Maerifa (translated ‘knowledge’) Public Seminar Series hosts scholars who present community seminars to promote knowledge on topics central to Qatar’s pursuit of a knowledge-based economy. These seminars are centered around Qatar’s grand challenges and research pursuits, including cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, energy, water,… (read more...)
Professor Elbashir Research Team receives various Awards and Recognitions - Dr. Mohamed Sufiyan Challiwala, a Postdoctoral Researcher in Professor Nimir Elbashir’s research group received the best poster award under the researcher category in the Emerging and Enabling Materials Conference. The conference invited presenters from several countries to present their work on “Water & Environment”, “ Energy Conversion & Storage”, “Biomaterials”,… (read more...)

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Selma Atilhan

Selma Atilhan, Ph.D.

Dr. Selma Atilhan obtained both her MSc (May-2007) and PhD (December-2011) from the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. Her initial research interest during her MSc studies included DFT and MD simulations of nano-materials and their physical and chemical property estimations. She studied nano-clay systems and their CO2 capture performances in a recent study.  Read More…