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Past Researchers

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Aswani Mogalicherla, Postdoctoral Research Associate from November 2009 – January 2012 (recruited from IIT-India). Currently Scientist & Head of Group: Catalytically Active Coatings at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany).

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Suresh Reddy, Postdoctoral Research Associate from July 2009 – October 2010 (recruited from TAMUQ). Currently a Postdoc at Florida State University (USA).

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Jan Blank: Postdoctoral Researcher (joined Texas A&M University Qatar in February 2012, recruited from the University of St Andrews- Scotland. Dr. Blank obtained his BSc and MSc from (University of Amsterdam) and his PhD from University of St Andrews); Currently at Avantium

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Rehan Hussain: Research Associate (joined Texas A&M University Qatar in April 2012, recruited from the University of Cambridge- United Kingdom). Hussain obtained his BA, MEng, and PhD (waiting final defense) from the University of Cambridge.

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Elfatih Elmalik: Research Associate (joined Texas A&M University Qatar in January 2010, recruited from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) – New York). Elmalik obtained his BSc from RPI.

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Haider Ramadhan: Research Assistant (Joined Texas A&M University Qatar in September 2013, recruited from Texas A&M Qatar. Undergraduate researcher from Fall 2010 to Summer 2012.

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Bilal Raza, Research Associate from August 2010 – January 2012 (recruited from Imperial College, United Kingdom). Currently a Consultant at Monitor Group (UAE).

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Syed Hussaini from April 2010 – December 2011 (Recruited from Shell Oman).

Past Graduate students

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Mohamed Noureldin: PhD student at Texas A&M University working with Professors El-Halwagi and Elbashir in advancement of GTL and BTL technologies since 2011, recruited from Texas A&M College Station.

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Bao Buping, PhD student. “A Shortcut Method for the Synthesis of Technology Pathways for an Integrated Biorefinery”. Defended her PhD dissertation successfully on December 14th 2011, graduated May 2012. Co-supervised with Professor Mahmoud El-Halwagi.

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Houssein Khoudereldin (PhD student): “Integration of Chemical Processes & Design of Optimized Solvent Extraction Systems”; co-supervised with Professor Mahmoud El-Halwagi. Dr. Khoudereldin is currently Consultant at Det Norske Veritas.

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Qingyuan Zheng (Ph. D.):  “Magnetic resonance studies of intra-particle phenomena in porous catalysts” thesis submitted end March 2016. University of Cambridge, UK. (Co-chaired by Dr. Lynn Gladden)

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Sawitree Kalakul (Ph.D.): “A Systematic Approach for the Design of Integrated Energy and Chemicals Production”, (co-chaired with Professor Rafiqul Gani at DTU, Denmark)

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Samah Warrag: Research Assistant and currently a Master Student at Texas A&M Qatar joined November 2011, recruited from the University of Khartoum

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Shaik Afzal: Master Student at Texas A&M Qatar joined Fall 2012, recruited from RV College of Engineering, Bangalore, India and ONGC-Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (India). 

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Amro Kasht: Master Student at Texas A&M Qatar joined Summer 2013, recruited from Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. Currently working at RasGas. 

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Mostafa Shahin: Master Student at Texas A&M Qatar joined Fall 2012, recruited from the OryxGTL Plant (a Chemical Engineer with 14 years industry experience).

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Ibrahim Al-Nuaimi: Master Student at Texas A&M Qatar joined beginning of 2012, recruited from Qatar University. Currently working at RasGas.

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Lail Bani Naser: Master Student at Texas A&M Qatar joined beginning of 2012, recruited from Qatar University. 

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Natalie Hamad, Master in Safety Engineering Fall 2011, Co-Supervised with Prof. Mahmoud El-Halwagi. Thesis entitled “Selection of Appropriate Solvents for Fischer Tropsch Synthesis Utilizing Safety Matrix”. Natalie started her research activities with Dr. Elbashir as undergraduate student since Fall 2008. Natalie is currently a scientist at Total Petrochemicals in France.

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Sally Nicola (graduated CHEN Spring 2010) currently enrolled in a Safety Master Program at Texas A&M University-College Station. Sallay worked with Dr. Elbashir from Fall 2008 to Fall 2010.  She won the Chemical Engineering Program Best Undergraduate Research Student Award in 2010 for her work in Dr. Elbashir’s research and other projects.

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Abdulhaqq Ameen Ibrahim (MSc) “Effect of Pore Size Distribution on Multiphase Equilibrium of Fluids Confined in Porous Media” Fall 2016 (Co-Chair with Dr. Castier chair). (currently Ph. D. student at Memorial University, Canada)

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Noof Abdallah (MEng) “Design of Synthetic Jet Fuel Using Multivariate Statistical Methods”. Fall 2017 Texas A&M Qatar. (currently working in Qatar Shell)

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Saad Intikhab: “An Experimentally Verified Approach to Design Efficient Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Surrogates” graduated spring 2016 from Texas A&M Qatar. (currently pursuing Ph.D. student at Drexel University, USA)

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Andrew Yueh: “Black Box Modeling of Hydrocarbon Physiochemical Properties and its Approach to Fuel Optimization” graduated spring 2016 from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.

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Mohamed Sufiyan Challiwala (M.S.) “Kinetic and Thermodynamic Modelling of Methane Reforming Technologies: Comparison of Conventional Technologies with Dry Reforming.” graduated spring 2016 from Texas A&M University at Qatar. (currently Ph. D. student at Texas A&M University conducting research in (Texas A&M Qatar)) (Committee Chair, Prof. Elbashir)

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Gihong Kwak (MSc) “A Systematic Approach to Optimize the Cost of Carbon Integration Network” Fall 2016 (Co-Chair Prof. Elbashir with Prof. Linke chair) (Texas A&M Qatar).

Past Undergraduate Students

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Moiz Bohra: Senior Chemical Engineering Student at Texas A&M Qatar joined Spring 2012.

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Mohamed Hafis: Junior Chemical Engineering Student at Texas A&M Qatar joined Spring 2013. 

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Muaz Selam: Junior Chemical Engineering Student at Texas A&M Qatar joined Spring 2013. 

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Wajdi Ahmad: Junior Chemical Engineering Student at Texas A&M Qatar joined Spring 2013. 

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Maria Orillano: Worked from Summer 2011 to Fall 2012 .

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Dhabia Al-Mohanadi: Worked from Summer 2011 to Fall 2012.

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Asama Said: Worked from Summer 2012 to Fall 2013.

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Muhammad Anus: Junior Chemical Engineering Student at Texas A&M Qatar joined Spring-Summer 2013. 

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Abulhasant Jahanur: Senior Electrical Engineering Student at Texas A&M Qatar joined team Spring 2011 (graduated Fall 2012). 

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Maryam Manjohari (graduated from the Chemical Engineering Program Spring 2010) currently Maryam is working with Qatar Shell.

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Maha Kafood (graduated from the Chemical Engineering Program Spring 2010) currently working with Qatar Maersk Oil.

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Omar Basha (graduated from the Chemical Engineering Program Spring 2010) currently a Ph.D student at University of Pittsburgh.

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Raid Hassiba (graduated from the Chemical Engineering Program Spring 2010) currently a Teaching Assistant at the CHEN program at TAMUQ.

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Alrchid, Ahmad, Junior Chemical Engineering Student at Texas A&M Qatar joined Spring-Summer 2016.

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Raza, Muhammad, Junior Chemical Engineering Student at Texas A&M Qatar joined Spring-Summer 2016

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ElWahsh, Marwan (graduated from the Chemical Engineering Program Spring 2017) currently Marwan is a graduate student in our group.

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Omer, Mohamed, Junior Chemical Engineering Student at Texas A&M Qatar joined Spring-Summer 2016

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AlMahroos, Mohamed, Junior Chemical Engineering Student at Texas A&M Qatar joined Spring-Summer 2016

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Muhammad Yoosufani. (graduated from the Chemical Engineering Program Spring 2017)

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Razan Ahmed

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Amira Abouhadid

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Ola Omar

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Ahmed Ali