Dr. Nimir O. Elbashir
Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Qatar Foundation Distinguished Inventor of the Year 2020
Dr. Nimir Elbashir is a professor in the Chemical Engineering Program and the Petroleum Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar and serving as the director of Texas A&M’s Engineering Experiment Station Gas and Fuels Research Center. Professor Elbashir has extensive experience from academia and industry, and his research focuses on the design of advanced reactors, catalysts, and conversion processes for natural gas and CO2. He established and led several unique global research collaboration models between academia and industry with research funding exceeds multimillion dollars. Professor Elbashir holds several U.S. and European patents and numerous scientific publications in form of peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters, conference papers, and industry technical reports. He received several awards and recognitions of his research activities from Qatar Foundation, BASF Corp, Texas A&M University, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Shell, ORYX GTL Co., and others. Professor Elbashir trained a large number of postdoctoral, Ph.D., master students and undergraduate students and served as a visiting professor in multiple universities around the globe.