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 Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, PhD — Chairman
Former Minister of Energy and Industry, State of Qatar

N.K. Anand, PhD — Vice Chair
Vice President for Faculty Affairs, Texas A&M University

Alan Sams, PhD
Interim Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, Texas A&M University

John E. Hurtado, PhD
Interim Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering, Texas A&M University
Interim Agency Director, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)

Mohamed Salem Al-Marri
Executive Vice President of Projects, Engineering and Procurement Services, QatarEnergy

Bill Bullock, Jr.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ConocoPhillips

Dominic Genetti
President and General Manager, ExxonMobil Qatar

Mounir Hamdi, PhD
Founding Dean, College of Science and Engineering
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Ex-officio Members

Francisco J. Marmolejo
Higher Education President and Education Advisor, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF)

César O. Malavé, PhD, PE
Dean, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Ioannis G. Economou, PhD — Secretariat
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies, 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, PhD, PE

Ioannis G. Economou, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies

Hassan S. Bazzi, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Advancement

Violet M. Johnson, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development

Hazem Nounou, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Studies

Rosalie Nickles
Assistant Dean for Finance and Administrative Services

Texas A&M University at Qatar Program Chairs

Patrick Linke, PhD
Chemical Engineering Program Chair

Erchin Serpedin, PhD
Electrical Engineering Program Chair

Bernard Lamel, PhD
Director, Division of Arts and Sciences

Marwan Khraisheh, PhD
Mechanical Engineering Program Chair

Albertus Retnanto, PhD
Petroleum Engineering Program Chair

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.

Graduate and Professional School (GPS) 

Located on the main campus, the GPS 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.

Please visit https://grad.tamu.edu/ for more information and resources. 

Academic Programs and Departments 

Texas A&M's 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. The 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, GPS assists and facilitates progression toward completion of a graduate degree through maintenance of all official documents. GPS 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 GPS, 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 recruited 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.

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