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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El-Halwagi receives prestigious Computing in Chemical Engineering Award - Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi, the managing director of the Gas and Fuels Research Center, the deputy chair of the Texas A&M Energy Institute’s Interdisciplinary Academic Council, a professor of chemical engineering and the Bryan Research and Engineering Chair in Chemical Engineering been selected to receive the prestigious 2020 Computing in Chemical… (read more...)
Publication of Book: “Natural Gas Processing from Midstream to Downstream” - The Gas and Fuels Research Center has the publication of the new book "Natural Gas Processing from Midstream to Downstream" from Wiley Press. The book has been authored by Dr. Nimir Elbashir (Editor), Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi (Editor), Ioannis G. Economou (Editor), Kenneth R. Hall (Editor). This book is a comprehensive… (read more...)
GFRC gets mentioned in The Dallas Morning News - Qatar is using cheap natural gas to cut car pollution. Texas can do it too   Texas A&M's Gas and Fuels Research Center in Qatar houses possibly the most advanced GTL research facility in the world. Royal Dutch Shell has research labs in Qatar Science & Technology Park, which has… (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…