Abdulkarem Amhamed | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Abdulkarem Amhamed

Dr. Abdulkarem Amhamed (PhD)

Senior Scientist and CCUS Cluster Program Director
Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute

  • Phone+974 66651461
  • Office location157, First floor, B2,RDC


Dr. Abdulkarem Amhamed is a Senior Scientist, CO2 Cluster Program Director, and a Chartered Chemical Engineer by training with 22 years of experience in the oil and gas industry sector including Industry 4.0 and sustainable processes design. Dr. Amhamed earned his PhD and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from Bradford University, UK, and from University of Salford, UK, respectively. He introduced the Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) research and technology development to QEERI. 

Dr Amhamed has previously held many senior research and management positions, including serving as Strategic Research Project Lead between QP and UOP Honeywell (7.5 Million USD) and Engineering & Projects General Manager-ESSO, Libya. He has a solid experience in CO2 capturing and utilization, LNG, NGL and sour gas purification. His research and industrial experience has attracted more than $10M in external funding. Recently, he obtained the highest grant ($6,4 Million) in HBKU/Qatar Foundation (CO2 Cluster Project). As program director for the grant, he leads more than 29 researchers including PIs, students, and postdoctoral researchers. Dr. Amhamed was an adjunct professor in Benghazi University, where he taught several undergraduate and graduate courses such as chemical reactions, mass transfer, CCUS course, plant process design, and gas sweetening processes.


Research Interests

  • Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS)
  • Direct Air Capture
  • Gas Processing
  • Industry 4.0
  • Sustainable Fuel
  • Process Design and Integration
  • Heat Harvesting and Heat Integration
  • Food-Water-Energy Nexus
  • Energy Efficiency


Senior Scientist

Senior Scientist & CCUS Program Director, QEERI, HBKU

2016 - Present
  • Senior Scientist

    Research & Technology, Qatar Energy

    2013 - 2016
  • General Manager

    Engineering and Project Sirte Oil and Gas Company (Esso)

    2012 - 2013
  • Adjunct professor

    Benghazi University

    2010 - 2013
  • Lead Process Engineer

    Sirte Oil and Gas Company (Esso)

    2009 - 2012
  • Senior Process Engineer

    Sirte Oil and Gas Company (Esso)

    2003 - 2009
  • Engineering Specialist-I

    Sirte Oil and Gas Company (Esso)

    2002 - 2003
  • Operation Engineer

    Sirte Oil and Gas Company (Esso)

    1997 - 2002


PhD in Chemical Engineering

University of Bradford/UK

2005 - 2009
  • MS in Gas Engineering and Management

    University of Salford/UK

    2002 - 2004
  • BS in Chemical Engineering

    Bright Star University of Technology, Libya

    1990 - 1994

Selected Publications