Texas A&M University at Qatar

Texas A&M University at Qatar Joint Advisory Board

The Joint Advisory Board (JAB) of Texas A&M University at Qatar was established 25 May 2003, between Texas A&M University and Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development to provide advice regarding the management and operation of Texas A&M at Qatar the Dean and CEO and to Qatar Foundation. The JAB is primarily responsible for ongoing review and evaluation of the success of Texas A&M at Qatar.

Joint Advisory Board Members

His Excellency, Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada. Ph.D. — Chairman
Minister of Energy and Industry, State of Qatar

Carol A. Fierke, Ph.D. — Vice Chair
Provost and Executive Vice President, Texas A&M University

Meigan Aronson, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Science, Texas A&M University

M. Katherine Banks, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Engineering, The Texas A&M University System
Dean, College of Engineering at Texas A&M University
Director, Texas Engineering Experiment Station

Olivier Dubrule, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Imperial College London

Ahmad Hasnah, Ph.D.
President, Hamad bin Khalifa University

Marc Vermeersch, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI)

Robert Gordon Moore, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Calgary, Canada

G.P. Peterson, Ph.D.
President, Georgia Institute of Technology

Ex-officio Members

César O. Malavé, Ph.D., P.E.
Dean, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Khaled Ben Letaief, Ph.D.
Provost, Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU)

Ioannis G. Economou, Ph.D. — Secretariat
Associate Dean
Professor of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Texas A&M University at Qatar Administrative Officers

The leadership of Texas A&M University at Qatar is responsible for the vision of the campus. This vision is simple: to be the premier provider of engineering education in the region, a significant contributor to knowledge internationally and an essential resource to the State of Qatar.

César O. Malavé
Dean

Ioannis G. Economou
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Hassan S. Bazzi
Associate Dean for Research and Executive Director of Development, Engagement, and Outreach

Hazem Nounou
Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Services

Rosalie Nickles
Assistant Dean for Finance and Administrative Services

Texas A&M University at Qatar Graduate Program Executive Director

Patrick Linke
Executive Director of Graduate Studies

General Statement

The Texas A&M branch campus in Qatar, part of the 2,500-acre multi-institutional campus known as “Education City,” offers three graduate degrees in chemical engineering. Texas A&M’s engineering program is widely considered among the best in America, and the curricula offered at the Qatar campus are materially the same as those offered at the main campus located in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M University at Qatar is fully funded by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development and provides a unique opportunity for the University to expand its international presence and to provide educational and research opportunities for faculty and students.

Administrative Structure

Graduate programs at Texas A&M at Qatar, a branch campus, are subject to the administration and oversight of the Texas A&M main campus.

Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) 

Located on the main campus, the OGAPS maintains the official record for each graduate student, and in this role serves as the primary administrative body and overarching source of information for graduate education.

Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) 

Located on the Qatar campus, OGS is a support resource for all graduate education locally. As a liaison, OGS ensures student and administration adherence to OGAPS and university rules. All activities of graduate students at Texas A&M at Qatar should be coordinated through OGS and the students’ academic programs.

Academic Programs and Departments 

Texas A&M main campus academic units are referred to as departments, whereas those on the Qatar campus are referred to as programs. Departments and programs work more closely together in regard to graduate studies. Rules and requirements of a student’s academic programs are identical to those of the corresponding academic departments on the main campus.

Once a graduate student is accepted, OGAPS and OGS assist and facilitate progression toward completion of a graduate degree through maintenance of all official documents. OGAPS interacts directly with the Graduate Council and Graduate Operations Committee to set minimal university guidelines, and all colleges and programs use these as a framework for operation, only setting more stringent standards when needed and appropriate. Clearance for graduation, including final review of theses and dissertations when required, is performed by OGAPS, but the Office of the Registrar in College Station or the Office of Records in Qatar is responsible for issuing all transcripts.

Programs of Study at Texas A&M University at Qatar

Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering strives to provide its students with a high-quality education that will prepare them for a wide range of careers at the forefront of the engineering field. The curriculum is designed to accomplish this by closely integrating cutting-edge basic and applied research with innovative classroom instruction. Texas A&M University’s engineering programs are routinely ranked among the best in the United States, and graduates are highly sought after to provide leadership and innovative solutions to global challenges.

Our faculty members maintain active research programs in a wide range of areas. In addition, our students participate in numerous co-op and internship programs, which give them the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real problems in a variety of settings.

General Information

Abdalla, Ahmed A, Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, North Carolina State University, 2001

Abdel-Wahab, Ahmed I, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2003

Abu-Rub, Haithem A, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland, 1995

Ahmed, Beena, Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of New South, Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2004

Ahmed, Shehab, Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2007

Al-Hashimi, Mohammed, Research Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Queen Mary Westfield College, University of London, 2007

Alnuweiri, Hussein, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Southern California, 1989

Alyafei, Nayef M, Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, 2015

Amani, Mahmood, Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1997

Balog Jr, Robert S, Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Illinois, 2006

Bashir, Hassan, Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2008

Bazzi, Hassan S, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, McGill University, 2003

Belic, Milivoj R, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, The City University of New York, 1980

Bengali, Ashfaq A, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar

Bickham, Troy O, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Oxford, 2001

Bouhali, Othmane, Research Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Faculte des Sciences, 1999

Boutros, Joseph J, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Telecom Paris Tech (ENST), 1996

Brothers, Edward N, Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Pennsylvania State University, 1997

Bukur, Dragomir, Research Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Minnesota, 1974

Da Motta, Eduardo P, Visiting Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, The University of Texas - Austin, 1993

Economou, Ioannis, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Johns Hopkins University, 1993

El Borgi, Sami, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Cornell University, 1993

El-Guindy, Ahmad M, Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004

Elbashir, Nimir O, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Auburn University, 2004

Elbashir, Nimir O, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Auburn University, 2004

Elgindi, Mohamed B, Instructional Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Michigan State University, 1987

Elsheikh, Aymen E, Instructional Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2012

Eslami, Zohreh R, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992

Fadlelmula, Mohamed, Instructional Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Middle East Technical University, 2012

Ghrayeb, Ali A, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Arizona, 2000

Gray, Phillip W, Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2006

Guerillot, Dominique R, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Universite De Provence, 1982

Guo, Bing, Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Tsinghua University, China, 1998

Hassan, Ibrahim, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Manitoba University, 1995

Hillman, Sara K, Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2011

Hodges, Amy M, Instructional Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Arkansas, 2012

Huang, Garng M, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Washington University in St. Louis, 1980

Huang, Tingwen, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2002

Ji, Jim X, Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Illinois, 2003

Kakosimos, Konstantinos E, Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Aristotle University, 2009

Karkoub, Mansour, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Minnesota, 1994

Khan, Rizwanur R, Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Michigan, 2007

Krolikowski, Wieslaw Z, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1988

Lee, Hyun Wu, Visiting Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2014

Linke, Patrick, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, 2001

Madrahimov, Sherzod T, Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Illinois, 2012

Malave, Ceasar, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of South Florida, 1987

Mansoor, Bilal, Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Michigan, 2010

Masad, Eyad A, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Washington State University, 1998

Mir, Nordine, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Rouen, France, 1998

Nha, Hyon Cheol, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Seoul National University, 2002

Nounou, Hazem N, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Ohio State University, 2000

Nounou, Mohamed N, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Ohio State University, 2000

Panchang, Vijaykumar G, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of maine, 1985

Parsaei, Hamid R, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Texas Arlington, 1984

Qaraqe, Khalid A, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1997

Rahman, Mohammad A, Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Alberta, 2010

Retnanto, Albertus, Associate Professor of the Practice
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1998

Rogers, James R, Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, The University of Iowa, 1994

Rudd, Leeann M, Instructional Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Indiana State University, 2012

Ruimi, Annie, Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2005

Sadr, Reza, Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Utah, 2002

Salama, Ghada H, Instructional Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Cairo University, 2001

Schuller, Michael J, Instructional Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
DEN, Texas A&M University, 1985

Seers, Thomas D, Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Manchester, 2016

Serpedin, Erchin, Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of Virginia, 1999

Tafreshi, Reza, Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2005

Telafici, Michael A, Instructional Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Norwich University, 2009

Tzortzakis, Stylianos, Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Ecole Polytechnique, France, 2001

Van De Logt, Martinus J, Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Oklahoma State University, 2002

Vechot, Luc N, Associate Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Ecole Natinale Superieure des Mines de Saint Etienne, France, 2007

Wang, Yuhe, Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2013