Dr. Elbashir is a Professor at Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) and the Director of its Fuel Characterization Lab. He is leading multi-million dollar research projects in collaboration with academia and industry with a focus on the design of advanced reactors, processes, and products in XTL technology (gas-to-liquid, coal-to-liquid, and biomass-to liquid).Read more.
Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi is the McFerrin Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University. He has about 30 years of experience in the areas of process integration, synthesis, simulation, design, operation, and optimization, techno-economic analysis, sustainable process design, and molecular/product design. In addition he has been active in education, technology transfer, and industrial applications especially in the area of hydrocarbon processing.Read more.
Dr. Economou is Professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar. From 2009 to 2012, he was the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies in the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi and prior to that the Director of the Molecular Thermodynamics and Modeling of Materials Laboratory of the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” in Athens, Greece.Read more.
Dr. Sengupta is the Associate Director of the Gas and Fuels Research Center for Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). Her roles include research collaboration development for the Center through mega project funds, industry partnerships, and other channels. She started her research career working on the natural gas based agricultural chemical production complex in the […]Read more.
Dr. Jorge L. Alvarado is an associate professor and a Charlotte and Walter Buchanan Faculty Fellow in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution. He also holds a joint-appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research activities are focused on combustion of conventional fuels and biofuels, microexplosion and emission analysis of emulsified fuel blends, and numerical simulation of swirl-promoted combustion flows with entrained fuel droplets in confined combustion chambers.Read more.
Mert Atilhan received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Ege University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from the Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Dr. Atilhan is an Associate Professor at Qatar University and Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University at Qatar in Department of Chemical Engineering. He has more than 10 years of experience in applied thermodynamics energy and environmental related topics.Read more.
Dr. Balbuena is a Professor at Texas A&M University (TAMU) and is the holder of the Gas Processors Suppliers Association (GPSA) professorship. She has over twenty years of research and teaching experience. Her research activities are mainly focused on first-principles computational design of materials and processes.Read more.
Dr. Barrufet was the Dean Fellow for Innovation in Distance Learning (2012-2013), Baker Hughes Endowed Chair of Petroleum Engineering, Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Director of Distance Learning Program Petroleum Engineering. Her research activities are mainly focused in the area of Reservoir Simulation and Modeling; hydrocarbon characterization methods; development of multiphase equilibria Equations of State (EOS); Enhanced Oil Recovery: Thermodynamics and transport phenomena applied to chemical, miscible and thermal recovery processes.Read more.
Dr. Bukur is Professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University (College Station and Qatar Campus) and holder of Joe M. Nesbitt professorship. His research interests have been in the areas of multiphase reaction systems and indirect coal/natural gas liquefaction via Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthesis.Read more.
Dr. Castier is a professor at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He was Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at UFRJ from 1988 to 2006 and at the United Arab Emirates University from 2006 to 2010. His research focuses on the development of thermodynamic models for complex mixtures, confined fluids, and electrolyte solutions; new algorithms for computing thermodynamic equilibrium; applications of thermodynamics to chemical process safety; energy integration; development of educational software.Read more.
Dr. Hall is the Jack E. and Frances Brown Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU); Regents’ Professor; Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and Director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Division for TAMU at Qatar. He has worked with AMOCO and ChemShare and taught at the University of Virginia. At TAMU, he was Associate Dean of Engineering; Assistant, Associate and Deputy Director of TEES, Associate Vice Chancellor and Head of Chemical Engineering.Read more.
Dr. Faruque Hasan is an Assistant Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on developing application-oriented theory, algorithms, computational tools, and optimization methods for energy and the environment. He received his post-doctoral training at Princeton University (2011–2014), and holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (2010) and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (2005).Read more.
Dr. Hasan is a Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. Prior to joining TAMU, Dr. Hasan headed the Chemical Engineering Departments at University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) and University of North Dakota (UND) Grand Forks, and directed UND’s doctoral program in Energy Engineering. Dr. Hasan, an expert in the areas of production engineering, focuses on modeling complex transport processes in various elements of petroleum production systems.Read more.
Dr. Hassan’s research interests include Heat Transfer, Multiphase Flow in Porous Media, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), Power Generation with CO2 Capture, Micro Fluidics, Thermal MEMS. The research conducted by Dr. Hassan present state-of-the-art solutions to applications found in industries such as power plants, oil and gas recovery, gas turbines, and sustainable energy.Read more.
Jim Holste is Professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He returned to this position in September of 2010 after serving at Texas A&M University at Qatar for seven years, first as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Chief Academic Officer from the founding of TAMUQ in 2003 until 2007, when he became Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies & Chief Research Officer.Read more.
In 1978 Mark Holtzapple earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University, and in 1981 he earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Then, he served in the US Army and worked to develop a wearable cooling system to prevent heat stress in soldiers encapsulated chemical protective clothing. In 1986, Mark became a professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University where he has been doing teaching, research, and service for nearly 29 years.Read more.
Dr. Karim is the holder of the T. Micahel O’Connor Chair II professorship and the head of the McFerrin Chemical Engineering Department of Texas A&M University. His research activity is mainly focused on control & optimization of chemical and bio-chemical processes and in process advanced data analysis. He is currently leading research work in leak detection in pipelines (oil and gas) using advanced estimation techniques.Read more.
Dr. Waruna Kulatilaka is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. His research interests are centered on advanced optical and laser-based diagnostics and imaging in chemically reacting flows such as combustion, propulsion, and energetics systems as well as plasma applications. In recent years, he has made significant contributions to the development of […]Read more.
Dr. Mannan is the Regents Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at Texas A&M University and Director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center at the Texas Engineering Experiment Station. His experience is wide ranging, covering process design of chemical plants and refineries, computer simulations of engineering problems, mathematical modeling, process safety, risk assessment, […]Read more.
Partha P. Mukherjee is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU). Before joining TAMU in 2012, he worked for four years in the U.S. Department of Energy Labs; as a staff scientist (2009-2011) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and as a Director’s research fellow (2008-2009) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. […]Read more.
Dr. Hisham A. Nasr-El-Din is a professor and holder of the John Edgar Holt Endowed Chair at Texas A&M University in Petroleum Engineering. Previously, he worked for 15 years as Principal Professional and Team Leader of the Stimulation Research and Technology Team at Saudi Aramco.Read more.
Dr. Sadr is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar. His research interests include experimental techniques in thermo/fluid science with focus on Advanced Energy Efficient Systems. He has active projects in nano/micro-fluids, droplets and sprays, alternative and bio fuels, atmospheric turbulence, and super critical fluid flows. His research work is focused on nano particle movement in fluids is focused on the novel experimental and numerical techniques in particulated flow at micro.Read more.
Dr. Strzelec earned her Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Combustion Engineering (Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and performed her dissertation research in residence at the Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After completing her doctorate, she did a Post Doctoral Fellowship at ORNL and also had a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Energy Materials Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).Read more.
Dr. Tafreshi received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada in 2005. He joined Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (2006) and Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar (2007), after six years of experience in industry. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of modeling, analysis, and control of mechanical and subsea systems, Biomedical Signal Processing, Machine Fault Diagnosis, Robotics and Automation.Read more.
Dr. Valkó is Professor and holder of the Robert Whiting Chair in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. Before joining Texas A&M in 1993, he was an adjunct professor at the Mining University in Leoben, Austria, worked for the Hydrocarbon Institute of the Hungarian Oil Company (MOL) and was a faculty member at the Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Valkó’s research interests include design and evaluation of hydraulic fracture treatments, and the performance of advanced and stimulated wells.Read more.
Dr. Luc Véchot is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar with responsibility for teaching and research on process safety related topics. Dr. Véchot has worked on process safety related research topics for the last 9 years in collaborations with universities, public laboratories and industries. He has focused his researches on exothermic reaction hazards, pressure relief design applications for reactive chemicals, accidental releases of water reactive chemical, dust explosions and consequence analysis of LNG spills on land and water LNG.Read more.
Dr. Wilhite is Associate Professor at Texas A&M University, specializing in the design and analysis of catalytic reactors and gas separation processes. His research activities have focused upon process intensification in autothermal microreactor reformers and catalytic membrane reactors for hydrogen and synthesis gas production.Read more.