We are proud to announce that Texas A&M at Qatar is currently offering former students building access cards, which will allow smoother entry to our Engineering Building. This is a benefit that former students have been seeking for quite some time. Please click below to read more.
Ali Dashti ’08 says the problem-solving skills he gained during his undergraduate days at Texas A&M University at Qatar can be applied to everyday life.
Former student wins best presentation award
Morcos Metry ’14 won the best presentation award for his paper, “High Efficiency MPPT by Model Predictive Control Considering Load Disturbances for Photovoltaic Applications Under Dynamic Weather Condition,” at the Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2015) in Yokohama, Japan, 10 Nov. Metry is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in power electronics in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University.
Among the many familiar faces that returned to Texas A&M University at Qatar this fall is Dr. Nayef Alyafei, Class of 2009, a Qatari who has returned to his alma mater — this time as a faculty member in the Petroleum Engineering Program.
Dr. Mark H. Weichold, dean and CEO at Texas A&M at Qatar, has been named executive director for the Halliburton Global Engineering Program within the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.
First day of summer classes
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Aggies in ActionTexas A&M University at Qatar Former Students are doing wonderful things. What have you been doing since graduation? Let us know, and we could feature you here.
Shaikha Al-Mannai ’14 recently took on a new role at RasGas Company Ltd. as an Instrument & Control Engineer, operating in Ras Laffan. This new job has been challenging, motivating and exciting for Shaikha, as she learns new things, delivering engineering solutions for all instrument and control related issues to ensure reliability and availability of the various assets.
Congratulations to Wardah Amir ’14 on recently joining Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, for an International Security Internship in London. Wardah will focus mainly on nuclear weapons policy to complement her previous experience in chemical weapons disarmament at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague.
Congratulations to Zaid Abou Qamar ’13, winner of the Microsoft Imagine Cup National Gaming Competition 2015. This competition took place in Qatar on 27 April 2015. Zaid participated on his own under the team title Alzubara, and pursued his childhood dream of developing a game. Congratulations, Zaid!