University and QAFCO partner to host event promoting cutting-edge chemistry research in Qatar and the region; conference draws world-renowned green chemistry and engineering experts.


Texas A&M University at Qatar hosted the QAFCO-Texas A&M at Qatar Chemistry Conference 2013 on Thursday at the University’s Engineering Building at the Education City campus. The conference explored green chemistry and its application to environmental challenges as its main focus. This was the sixth installment of this annual event with QAFCO that began in 2007.

The conference featured an impressive technical program and sessions showcased opinions and research from some of the industry’s most respected names in green chemistry and engineering. It provided a forum for an exchange of ideas that benefit academia, as well as industry.

Dr Paul T. Anastas, professor of chemistry and director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale University, delivered the conference’s keynote address, Green Chemistry: Current Status and Future Challenges.

Dr Hassan Bazzi, chair of the Texas A&M at Qatar Science Program and associate professor of chemistry, noted:

This conference comes as the University celebrates its tenth anniversary, a great milestone for us. A few weeks ago, the UN climate conference concluded its historical summit in Doha, and this goes very well with the theme that we chose for the conference, Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. We are very honored to have Prof Paul Anastas, the father of Green Chemistry, as keynote speaker, in addition to an impressive lineup of world-renowned chemists dedicated to making chemical processes more environmentally friendly. We thank QAFCO for the continuous support of this very successful conference series that has been running since 2007.”

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