In a three-part collaborative series designed to bridge the gap between academia and industry, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)'s College of Science and Engineering and Qatar Shell will conclude the Joint Sustainability Research Seminars on April 18 for this academic year.

The final lecture will be delivered by Dr Abitha Ramesh and Dr Nick Laycock, and will focus on material and corrosion challenges in gas production and processing.

The one-hour session will be held at the Liberal Arts and Science Building in Education City, and is open to the wider public, students, staff and faculty members.

Dr Mounir Hamdi, dean of CSE, said, “As academics, it is a core aim to encourage knowledge-sharing with the hope of contributing to a better, more sustainable future for the next generation. As such, we seek to promote a greater understanding of the topics we present through the college’s lectures, seminars and symposia.

"Our upcoming lecture, which is held jointly with our partners at Qatar Shell, will foster an even more important discussion that

is essentially linked to our country’s future.”

Attendees will learn more about corrosion management at Qatar’s Pearl offshore and onshore gas facilities, and receive an overview of the Materials and Corrosion research programme at the Qatar Shell Research and Technology Centre (QSRTC).

The latter deliberation is particularly relevant to the Pearl Gas-to-Liquids plant, marine corrosion prevention and corrosion monitoring of sour gas pipelines.

The public event will also provide guests with an industry expert’s perspective on efforts that are under way to preserve and protect the environment by targeting sustainable growth in the energy and water sectors. Further, it will present visitors with an opportunity to network with subject matter experts.

Dr Ramesh and Dr Laycock, Corrosion R&D leads for QSTRC and Qatar Shell, respectively, will be delivering the corrosion management seminar.

Dr Ramesh is a well-established expert in this field, while Dr Laycock has over 20 years of experience, six of which have been spent at Qatar Shell.

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