Prof. Elbashir currently holds a joint professorship in the Chemical Engineering program and Petroleum Engineering programs  at Texas A&M University at Qatar and the Director of Texas A&M’s Gas and Fuels Research Center; a major research center that involves 24 faculty members from both the Qatar and College Station campuses of Texas A&M University. He has extensive research and teaching experience from four different countries around the world, including his previous position as researcher at BASF R&D Catalysts Center in Iselin, New Jersey. The focus of his research activities is the design of advanced reactors, catalysts and conversion processes for natural gas, coal and CO2 to ultra-clean fuels and value added chemicals. He has established several unique global research collaboration models between academia and industry with research funds exceeding twelve million dollars during the past six years. He holds several US and European patents and a large number of scientific publications in form of peer reviewed journals, conference papers, technical industry reports as well as invited and conference presentations. The scholarship of his research activities has been recognized by awards from Qatar Foundation, BASF Corp., the Gordon Research Conferences, Texas A&M University Qatar, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Shell, and the 3rd and 4th International Gas Processing Conference.