QEERI Senior Scientist Appointed IChemE Fellow

QEERI Senior Scientist Appointed IChemE Fellow

20 Feb 2023

Dr. Abdulkarem Amhamed was selected for significant contributions to the field of chemical engineering

Dr. Abdulkarem Amhamed Named IChemE Fellow

The Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is proud to announce that Dr. Abdulkarem Amhamed, Senior Scientist and Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Cluster Program Director, has been named a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

This exclusive honor is the highest professional qualification award that IChemE bestows upon individuals who have made a significant contribution to the chemical engineering profession and demonstrated leadership and commitment to the advancement of research and development.

“I am deeply honored to receive this prestigious award. Chemical engineering plays a crucial role in addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges, and I am committed to helping advance the field and make a positive impact on society,” said Dr. Amhamed.

Speaking about the appointment, Dr. Marc Vermeersh, Executive Director at QEERI, said: “Such recognitions serve as a testament about the caliber of scientists we have at QEERI and their extensive knowledge, experience, and dedication to the field of research. This honor is a reflection of our commitment to advancing the cause of sustainability and energy efficiency, and we look forward to continuing to support such important work.”

Dr. Amhamed is a leading expert in gas valorization with more than 22 years of experience in the energy sector. His expertise in chemical process engineering and product development has helped attract several grants and funding, including the largest multi-million dollar grant by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) under the second cycle of the NPRP-Cluster Track, for the development of a cutting-edge carbon management system. In addition, he was awarded a grant titled “Qatar Thermal Comfort Standard”, which has played a key role in Qatar's efforts to improve energy efficiency and support sustainable development. Recently he was also assigned a project to develop a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from green hydrogen and direct CO2 capture, which could greatly impact and contribute to Qatar's economic diversity and sustainable development.

Aside from his duties at QEERI, he serves as Regional Editor, Middle East, for the international multidisciplinary journal Green Technology, Resilience, and Sustainability (Springer Nature) and as an Editorial Board Member on the Journal of Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Sciences (Ology Journals).

QEERI is a leading national research, development, and innovation institute in Qatar mandated to anticipate and solve critical challenges facing Qatar and the world. The Institute makes a positive impact on society by attracting minds that help catalyze the construction of ecosystems that can inspire the next generation of Arab scientists and researchers.