Invited Talks


Invited talk to BASF Catalysts LLC
Topic: Design of Novel CO2 Utilization Technology for the Natural Gas Processing Plants
BASF R&D Catalysts Headquarter, New Jersey, December 2018.


Invited seminar to the Gas Processing Research Center of Qatar University
Topic: Gas Processing Technology in Qatar; the potentials and challenges
GPC, Qatar University, Doha, November, 2018


Invited talk to the World Congress Climate Change 2018 “Impact & Responses.”
Topic: Utilization of CO2 And Its Potential To Produce Ultra-Clean Fuels & Chemicals
Rome, Italy. September 13-15th, 2018,


Invited talk to Shell Technology Center and Shell R&D Team
Topic: Natural Gas Processing Research at Texas A&M University
Shell Technology Center, Houston, Texas. July, 2018.


Invited talk to Shell Technology Center and Shell R&D Team
Topic: Natural Gas Processing Research at Texas A&M University
Shell Technology Center, Houston, Texas. July, 2018.


Invited seminar to Texas A&M University Energy Institute
Topic: Gas Processing Research at Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas September 2017.


Invited Seminar Laboratoire Catalyse & Spectrochimie (LCS) ENSICAEN – CNRS
Topic: A Path to Design Novel GTL Technology
LCS, CNRS, Caen, France, May 2017.


Invited talk to Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (CERTH),
Topic: Gas Processing Research at Texas A&M
Thessaloniki, Greece, April 2017.


Invited Seminar (Professor Paul Barton) the Chemical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Topic: Technology for Natural Gas Utilization
Building 66, MIT, Boston, USA, April 2017.


Invited talk by Sharjah Natural Gas Corporation (SNOC)
Topic: “Natural gas monetization: small and large scale options.”
SNOC Headquarter, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 2017.


Invited University of Sudan for Science & Technology
Excellence in Teaching & Research
SUST, Khartoum, December 2016


Invited talk by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Natural Gas Utilization Workshop titled, “Overcoming Hurdles of Technology Innovation,”
Topic: Challenges in Natural Gas Monetization: Qatar Experience,
Morgantown, West Virginia, USA (November 2016)


Invited Seminar by Texas A&M Qatar Office of Academic Services & Assessment on the “Reflections on Teaching Series”
Topic: What Quality Teaching Means at the College Level
Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar (February 2016).


Keynote Speaker in QAFACO Texas A&M Qatar Conference 2016 “CO2 Management & Renewable Energy”
Topic: Gas Processing Research at Texas A&M University at Qatar
Hamad bin Khalifa University Student Center, Doha, Qatar (January 2016).


Invited talk to the 3rd Saudi International Petrochemical Conference organized by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)
Topic: Advancement in Gas Processing Research and Technology
KACST Conference Center, Riyadh, Saud Arabia (May 2015).


Invited Presentation to the James R. Fair Process Science and Technology Center of University of Texas at Austin
Topic: Texas A&M University Gas & Fuels Research Center and Gas Processing Research
Commons Learning Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (May 2015)


Invited Seminar to the Technical Orientation Committee of TOTAL (Global Managers of Total Exploration R&D and Refining and Chemicals R&D)
Topic: “Texas A&M Qatar Research in Gas Processing and CO2 Utilization in the Chemical Industry.”
TOTAL Qatar Research Center Building in Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), Doha, Qatar (March 2015).


Invited Seminar to University College London
Topic: “Design of Novel Reactor and Processing Technologies for the Gas-to-Liquid Technology”
Roberts Building, University College London, London, United Kingdom (December 2014).


Keynote Speaker to the 3rd Annual World Refining and Petrochemical Technology Summit
Topic: Potentials for Natural Gas in the Fuels and Chemicals Market of the Gulf Region
Marriott Hotel, Doha, Qatar (November 2014).


Invited Lecture to TOTAL Refining & Chemicals R&D
Topic: Fuels and Gas Processing Research and its Potentials
Feluy R&D Center, Brussels, Belgium (June 2014)


Invited Seminar in Heterogeneous Catalysis Group of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Topic: Advancements in Gas and Fuels Research at Texas A&M University Qatar
NTNU, Trondheim, Norway (June 2014)


Invited Seminar to the Faculty of Chemical Engineering at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
Topic: Texas A&M University Activities in Gas Processing Technology Research.
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia (December 2013).


Invited Seminar to the Catalysis & Ionic Liquid Groups at the Universiti Teknologi Petronas.
Topic: Design of Reactors and Synthetic Fuel Processing Technologies for Natural Gas Processing.
Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Ipoh, Malaysia (December 2013).


Invited Seminar to Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) for the selected projects for the first “Research Outcome Seminars” series of the Energy & Environment.
Topic: Design of Novel Gas-to-Liquid Reactor Technology.
Tornedo Building (4th floor), QNRF Offices, Doha Qatar (December 2013).


Keynote Speaker at the Refining Technologies and Strategies “3rd Global Edition”
Topic: The Future of Refinery and Energy Production: Refining of GTL-Derived Synthetic Fuels.
Crown Plaza Hotel, Doha, Qatar (September 2013).


Invited Seminar to the Argonne National Laboratory of the United States Department of Energy.
Topic: Hydrocarbon Processing Research and the Potentials for Conversion of Natural Gas to Fuels and Value-Added Chemicals.
Argonne, Illinois, USA (June 2013).


Invited seminar to the “Institute for Catalysis in Energy Processes” Northwestern University.
Topic: Texas A&M Qatar Hydrocarbon Conversion Research Activities.
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA (June 2013).


Invited seminar to Utrecht University “Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis”:
Topic: Fischer Tropsch Reactor and Products Processing Advancements.
Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands (June 2013).


Keynote Speaker at the CAPEC-PROCESS Industrial Conference
Topic: Design of a Novel GTL Reactor from Micro to Macro Scale.
Comwell Borupgaard, Snekkersten, Denmark (June 2013).


Invited seminar at the University of Bradford
Topic: Gas Processing Research at Texas A&M Qatar
Bradford, United Kingdom (May 2013)


Moderator at the 13th World XTL Summit (invited by OryxGTL)
Topic: Keys to realizing marketing potentials for XTL products.
Royal Garden Hotel, London, United Kingdom (May 2013)


Keynote Speaker at the Middle East Downstream Week (organized by the World Refining Association – CLARION)
Topic: The Potentials for the Ultraclean Fuels obtained from Natural Gas
Sofitel Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (May 2013).


Invited to give a seminar at the Faculty of Engineering Qatar University
Topic: The Road to Build a Center of Excellence in Advancement of Gas-to-Liquid Technology.
Engineering Building, Qatar University, Qatar (February 2013).


Invited presentation to the Chemical Engineering Program, Auburn University
Topic: Gas to Liquid Technology Research Activities
Ross Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama (December 2012).


Invited presentation to Shell’s GTL Plant (The Pearl GTL Plant)
Topic: Advancement in GTL Technology at Texas A&M Qatar: From Reactor Design to Synthetic Fuels Characterization & Formulation
The Pearl GTL Plant, Ras Laffan, Qatar (November 2012).


Distinguished Speaker at the 3rd Annual Global Petrochemicals Technology Conference
Topic: The Potentials of Synthetic Fuels Derived from Natural Gas: The Future of Ultra-clean in the Energy Market
Sharq Village & Spa, Doha, Qatar (October 2012).


Keynote Speaker at the 12th Wold XTL Summit
Topic: A Path to XTL Emerging Processes & Products: Collaboration Models
Between Academia and Industry.
The Waldorf Hilton, London, United Kingdom (May 2012).


Plenary Speaker for the Energy & Fuels Division of the American Chemical Society: Advances in XTL Technologies
Topic: Challenges Facing the Design of Novel Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Reactors and the Approach for Advancement.
American Chemical Society, Spring 2012 Meeting, San Diego, California (March 2012).


Distinguished speaker for 13th Gulf Countries Council (GCC) Industrialists’ Conference
Topic: Potentials and Limitations for the Biochemical Technology to Play a Role in Energy, Chemicals, and Biomedical Market in the Gulf Region.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (January 2012).


Distinguished speaker at the Accenture, Chevron and Texas A&M University at Qatar on the Clean Technology Summit in Doha during the 2011 World Petroleum Congress
Topic: Clean Uses for GTL in the Middle East.
Doha, Qatar (December 7th, 2011).


University of Cambridge, Catalysis Group
Topic: Design of Advanced Gas-to-Liquid Technology.
Cambridge, United Kingdom (June 2011).


BASF Corporation, USA
Topic: Texas A&M University at Qatar Research Activities and Potential for Collaboration with BASF.
BASF Catalysts R&D Building, Iselin, New Jersey, USA (April 2011).


Qatar Alternative Energy 2011 Summit. Speaker and Moderator
Topic: Interactive Panel Discussion: The commercialization of alternative energy for mass transport.
Al Sharq Village Resort and Spa, Doha, Qatar (March 2011).


Qatar Petroleum (Research &Technology Department)
Topic: Design of Gas to Liquid technology Processes in Texas A&M University at Qatar.
Doha, Qatar (February 2011).


Topic: Consortium for Development of Advanced Gas-to-Liquid Technology Reactors.
Ras Laffan, Qatar (July 2009).


Shell Gas-to-Liquid Technology Research and Development Team in Amsterdam
Topic: Future of the Fischer-Tropsch Reactor Technology.
Amsterdam, Netherlands (May 2009).


Shell-Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) R&D team.
Topic: Advancements in Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Challenges and Potentials
TAMUQ building, Doha, Qatar (October 2008).


Shell Global, Rolls Royce, and Airbus
Topic: Characterization of Synthetic Jet Fuels and GTL related research activities of Texas A&M University at Qatar.
Shell Global Headquarter-London Building, London, UK (September 23, 2008).


Gordon Research Conference, Hydrocarbon Resources 2005.
Topic: Advancement of Supercritical Fluids Applications in Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis.
Ventura, Los Angeles, California, USA (January 2005).


Seminar for Exxon Mobil Refinery.
Topic: Utilization of Supercritical Phase in the Fischer Tropsch over Alumina supported Cobalt Catalysts.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA (December 2004).


Seminar for Ciba Specialty Chemicals.
Topic: Selective Control of Hydrocarbon Product Distribution in the Supercritical Phase Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis.
Mobile, Alabama, USA (November 2004).


Gordon Research Conference, Hydrocarbon Resources 2003. Topic: Utilization of Supercritical Phase in Fischer Tropsch.
Ventura, Los Angeles, California, USA (January, 2003).

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