Chemical Engineering Program

Chemical engineering is a broad field of engineering and thus requires diverse preparation in science and engineering. Distinguishing chemical engineering from other engineering disciplines is its use of chemical and biochemical reactions to produce products and materials for society. Traditionally, chemical engineers have provided leadership in the petrochemical, refining, chemical, polymer and food processing industries. Because of strengths in the foundation sciences of mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology, as well as in engineering, this leadership role has now extended to the biochemical, biomedical, high-tech materials, semiconductor and microelectronics, nanotechnology, and environmental quality and safety industries, and a host of other areas. Chemical engineers have consistently commanded starting salaries among the highest of all college graduates because of the combined breadth and depth of their education.

Program Mission

The Chemical Engineering Program (CHEN) at Texas A&M at Qatar will:

  • Provide the best environment possible for students, staff and faculty to aspire to excellence and to develop to the maximum of their potential.
  • Ensure graduates have the competencies to become leaders in the process industries, business, government and education.
  • Use state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and tools in our teaching and research.
  • Work as part of the international community to help develop creative solutions to problems of national and international importance.

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Chemical Engineering Program at Texas A&M at Qatar are:

  1. Graduates will apply the foundation, depth and breadth of knowledge for successful chemical engineering careers in industry, government and academia.
  2. Graduates will apply effective communication, leadership and teaming skills.
  3. Graduates will have a sense of responsibility, be ethical in the conduct of their profession, and have an appreciation for the impact of their profession on society.

The chemical engineering curriculum provides a balanced education in virtually all aspects of chemical engineering principles and practice, and includes education in economics, humanities and communication. Chemical engineering courses emphasize fundamentals and methods that are applicable to the analysis, development, design and operation of a wide variety of chemical engineering systems and processes, thereby providing the necessary background for entry into the wide array of activities described above. At the same time, specific example applications provide the student with insight into the ability of chemical engineers to work in such a variety of areas. The sequence of courses converges in the senior year into a comprehensive capstone design course that includes elements of economics, safety and environmental issues. The course provides an experience much like that of an industry design project. It is this philosophy of fundamentals, applications and design that has enabled the chemical engineering graduates to adapt readily to a dynamic and rapidly changing world and to solve problems they have not previously experienced.

To supplement coursework, well-equipped laboratories provide students with experiences in operating and analyzing a variety of unit operations and process control equipment and in using modern computational tools and software used in chemical engineering.

The CHEN electives are to be taken from a prescribed list. Other courses may also be acceptable, with special approval.

Before commencing coursework in the major, students must be admitted to the major or have the approval of the department.

The undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


Abdalla, Ahmed A, Professor
Chemical Engineering-Qatar
PHD, North Carolina State University, 2001

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

Akbulut, Mustafa, Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2007

Al-Mohannadi, Dhabia, Research Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering-Qatar
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2019

Al-Rawashdeh, Ma'moun, Research Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering-Qatar
PHD, Technical University of Eindohoven, Netherlands, 2013

Al-Sowidi, Khalifa, Professor of the Practice
Chemical Engineering-Qatar
BEN, Arizona State University, 1984

Alam, Mohammad, Lecturer
Chemical Engineering
PHD, University of Hong Kong, 1999

Aydogmus, Turkan, Associate Professor Of The Practice
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2004

Balbuena, Perla B, Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, The University of Texas at Austin, 1996

Barteau, Mark A, Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Stanford University, 1981

Blizzard, Gary Edward, Senior Lecturer
Chemical Engineering
MBA, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000

Djire, Abdoulaye, Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, University of Michigan, 2016

Economou, Ioannis, Professor
Chemical Engineering-Qatar
PHD, Johns Hopkins University, 1993

El-Halwagi, Mahmoud M, Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, University of California at Los Angeles, 1990

Elabd, Yossef A, Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Johns Hopkins University, 2001

Elbashir, Nimir O, Professor
Chemical Engineering-Qatar
PHD, Auburn University, 2004

Gagnon, Zachary, Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, University of Notre Dame, 2009

Green, Micah, Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007

Hasan, M M Faruque, Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, National University of Singapore, 2010

Hilaly, Ahmad K, Professor of the Practice
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Colorado State University, 1992

Holtzapple, Mark T, Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, University of Pennsylvania, 1981

Isdale, Charles E, Senior Lecturer
Chemical Engineering
MBA, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1977

Jayaraman, Arul, Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, University of California at Irvine, 1998

Jeong, Hae-Kwon, Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, University of Minnesota, 2004

Kakosimos, Konstantinos E, Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering-Qatar
PHD, Aristotle University, 2009

Khan, Faisal, Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Pondicherry University, 1998

Kravaris, Costas, Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, California Institute of Technology, 1984

Kuo, Yue, Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Columbia University, 1980

Kwon, Joseph, Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, University of California at Los Angeles, 2015

Lele, Pushkar P, Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, University of Delaware, Newark, 2010

Linke, Patrick, Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, 2001

Linke, Patrick, Professor
Chemical Engineering-Qatar
PHD, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, 2001

Lutkenhaus, Jodie L, Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007

Malave, Ceasar, Professor
Chemical Engineering-Qatar
PHD, University of South Florida, 1987

Mashuga, Chad V, Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Michigan Technological University, 1999

Mittal, Jeetain, Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007
PHD, University of Texas at Austin, 2007

Nounou, Mohamed N, Professor
Chemical Engineering-Qatar
PHD, Ohio State University, 2000

Pehlivan, Hatice, Senior Lecturer
Chemical Engineering
MS, Izmir Institute of Technology, 2013

Pistikopoulos, Efstratios, Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Carnegie Mellon University, 1988

Reeves, Gregory, Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Princeton University, 2008

Rodden, John, Professor of the Practice
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1988

Salama, Ghada H, Instructional Professor
Chemical Engineering-Qatar
PHD, Cairo University, 2001

Seminario, Jorge M, Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1987

Sentmanat, Martin, Professor of the Practice
Chemical Engineering
PHD, McGill University, 1995

Shetty, Manish, Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017

Sun, Qing, Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, University of Delaware, 2010

Tamamis, Phanourios, Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, University of Cyprus, 2010

Tseregounis, Spyros, Professor of the Practice
Chemical Engineering
PHD, University of California at Los Angeles, 1984

Ugaz, Victor, Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Northwestern University, 1999

Vaddiraju, Sreeram, Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, University of Louisville, 2006

Vechot, Luc N, Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering-Qatar
PHD, Ecole Natinale Superieure des Mines de Saint Etienne, France, 2007

Wang, Qingsheng, Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2010

Wilhite, Benjamin A, Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, University of Notre Dame, 2003

Woodard, Susan, Senior Lecturer
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Colorado State University, 1992

Wu, Hung-Jen, Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2006

Zhu, Xuejun, Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering
PHD, University of California, Berkeley, 2017