ExxonMobil has announced the appointment of Dr Mohamad al-Sulaiti as research director for ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ), succeeding Dr Jennifer Dupont.
Dr al-Sulaiti’s appointment marks the first time a Qatari national will head EMRQ.
Previously EMRQ’s technical interface co-ordinator, Dr al-Sulaiti has been part of the EMRQ team for the past five years. His main priorities during his time at the research centre, which is strategically housed at Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), have focused on building and expanding upon EMRQ’s proven technical capabilities in areas of water reuse, environmental management, safety and coastal/geological research. He has also played a key role in serving as EMRQ’s liaison with ExxonMobil Qatar’s local partners and key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, the Private Engineering Office, Qatar Petroleum (QP), and joint ventures Qatargas and RasGas, in addition to research partners and academia.
“We are delighted to announce Dr Mohamed al-Sulaiti’s new appointment as research director for ExxonMobil Research Qatar,” said Alistair Routledge, president and general manager for ExxonMobil Qatar. “Dr al-Sulaiti has been a driving force behind the EMRQ for many years. His technical expertise and dedication will continue to ensure that our local vision for advancing technology meets those of our partners in Qatar and aligns with the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030.”
“I am thrilled to have been granted this incredible opportunity to head EMRQ at a time when the centre has become recognised as a dedicated contributor to Qatar’s long-term success,” stated Dr al-Sulaiti. “The opportunity is both gratifying and inspiring.”
Dr al-Sulaiti joined EMRQ in September 2010 as water reuse programme lead, where he worked to fully utilise his scientific knowledge and in-depth understanding of the State of Qatar to help realise the country’s economic and environmental goals.
He earned his BSc in Architectural Engineering (1984) from University of Colorado at Boulder, his MSc in Civil Engineering (1989) from University of Colorado at Boulder and his PhD (1997) in Civil Engineering-Water Resources from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.
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