Dr Abdulkarem Amhamed, a senior scientist at Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (Qeeri) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University and Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage Cluster Programme director, has been named a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
This honour 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 honoured 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.
Dr Marc Vermeersh, executive director of Qeeri, said: “Such recognitions serve as a testament about the calibre of scientists we have at Qeeri and their extensive knowledge, experience, and dedication to the field of research. This honour is a reflection of our commitment to advancing the cause of sustainability and energy efficiency.”
Dr Amhamed is a leading expert in gas valorisation 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 for the development of a cutting-edge carbon management system. He was also 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 assigned a project to develop a sustainable aviation fuel from green hydrogen and direct CO2 capture, which could greatly impact and contribute to Qatar's economic diversity and sustainable development.
Dr Abdulkarem Amhamed