07 Mar 2018 – 11:20

Event backs Qatari innovations

QU VP for Research and Graduate Studies, Prof Mariam Al Maadeed.

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DOHA: The Center for Advanced Materials at Qatar University (QU-CAM) recently hosted the 9th Sciences and Engineering Materials Symposium under the theme “Made in Qatar”.

Organized in collaboration with Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), the event brought together speakers from local and international institutions to share their knowledge and expertise on issues related to sciences and engineering materials.

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CAM Director, Dr Nasser Abdullah Alnuaimi.

Attendees included, QU VP for Research and Graduate Studies, Prof Mariam Al Maadeed; CAM Director, Dr Nasser Abdullah Alnuaimi; TAMUQ Dean, Dr Cesar Malave and Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) Managing Director & CEO, Dr Mohammed Yousef Al Mulla, as well as QU and TAMUQ faculty, students, and staff.

The event’s programme featured presentations delivered by speakers from QU, TAMUQ, QAPCO, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), Public Works Authority (Ashghal), Qatar Plastic Products Company W.L.L., Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar Development Bank (QDB), and Qatar Steel.

TAMUQ Dean, Dr Cesar Malave.

Also on the programme was a competition to select the best innovative materials made in Qatar. In the Students Category, the first-place winner was student Usman Shahid (HBKU), while students Latifa Khaled Al-Romaihi (QU) and Rola M Al-Soubaihi (Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar) won the second place.

In the Researchers Category, Anton Popelka (QU) won the first place. Ahmed Bahgat (QU) and Ihor Kulai (TAMUQ) won the second place.