ShellThe College of Science and Engineering (CSE) of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and Qatar Shell are jointly launching the first in a series of Joint Sustainability Research Seminars (JSRS) this Wednesday, 28 February, to bridge the gap between the academic community and the industry. 

The maiden lecture is one of three lectures offered this academic year, and will focus on Global Energy Transition and Shell. It will be delivered by Dr Dhruv Arora, an expert in the field of sustainable development.

Discussions will aim to provide students, staff, faculty, and all attendees with an industry insider’s perspective on efforts that are underway to preserve and protect the environment by targeting sustainable growth in the energy and water sectors.

To be held at the Liberal Arts and Science (LAS) Building in Education City, the lecture will provide guests with an opportunity to network with subject matter experts. Attendees will learn more about the significant steps that the oil and gas industry leader is presently taking to build a low-carbon energy future and enable consumer access to modern energy.

CSE, a multi-disciplinary college with three divisions in the fields of Life Sciences, Information and Computing Technology, and Sustainable Development, leads higher education programmes that aim to tackle today’s challenges and opportunities in engineering, science, and e-technology.

CSE Dean Dr Mounir Hamdi said they continuously endeavour to complement all academic and theoretical knowledge with industrial insights to achieve a more informed understanding of the world.

The Joint Research Seminar Series with Qatar Shell is a critical undertaking to link industry and academia as we strive to enhance the learning experience of our students and inform the general public, building on solid expertise that our partners at Qatar Shell can provide.’

Dr Dhruv Arora is the R&D, and technology manager at the Qatar Shell Research and Technology Centre (QSRTC). Under his stewardship, the centre plans to continue research and development efforts in catalyst, water, corrosion and CO2 utilisation, and initiate new research themes that are aligned with Qatar National Vision for 2030.

Upcoming lectures, scheduled to be held in March and April, will include specialist insight into integrated onsite water, material and corrosion in the oil and gas industry.

For more details and to register online for the upcoming lectures, visit the HBKU website through this link.