Qatar University (QU) has honoured the winners of the three-minute thesis and best poster competitions and research excellence awards during the Annual Research Forum recently.
In the thesis competition, Sadaf Riaz and Ayat Hammad from the College of Pharmacy won the first and second places, respectively, while computing student Farah al-Qawasama bagged the third place.
The research excellence award was presented to College of Engineering associate dean for research and graduate studies Prof Abdel Magid Hamouda. Civil engineering student Khaled Hassan Rabie received the outstanding thesis award of QR10,000.
Materials science and engineering student Anchu Ashok received the graduate research award, which is accompanied by funding to present her research poster at the 2016 International Conference on Advanced Energy Materials in London this fall. The graduate assistant award of QR5,000 was presented to biological and environmental studies student Balsam Rizeq.
A total of 160 posters were submitted for the poster competition in three categories - undergraduate, graduate, postdoc students, and faculty under the headings Science and Engineering, Medical and Health Sciences, and Humanities and Social Sciences.
Vice president for research and graduate studies Prof Mariam al-Maadeed presented the best poster winners with certificates in the presence of an audience comprising QU president Dr Hassan Rashid al-Derham, vice presidents, deans, industry representatives, and guests from institutions and universities in Qatar and the GCC region.
Qatar National Research Fund executive director Dr Abdul Sattar al-Taie, Sultan Qaboos University deputy vice-chancellor of postgraduate studies and research Dr Rahma al-Mahrooqi and Kuwait University vice president for research Dr Taher Ahmed al-Sahaf were among those present.
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