“Prof. Aboubakr M. Abdullah is currently the Research Excellence Manager of Qatar University. He has more than 30 years of experience in academia and industry. He published more than 250 peer-reviewed and conference proceedings articles in addition to many granted, filed, published and disclosed patents. He was awarded his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from The Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Egypt in 1993 and 1997, respectively, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, the USA in 2003. Later, he worked as a Research Associate at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (2006-2008), Japan, and the University of Calgary (2009), AB, Canada. Since he joined The Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar, in 2012, he has managed more than ten research mega-projects funded by different agencies inside and outside Qatar, e.g., Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Qatar University, Hydro/Qatalum, Qatar Power (QP) and Qatar Shell (QS). Also, he offered many consultations for different companies, e.g., Qatar Gas, Qatalum, Qatar Electricity, and Water Company (QEWC), and Kahramaa. Also, he had participated and worked in many projects at the beginning of his career, funded by International companies, e.g., Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA, USA), Ballard (BC, Canada), and SANYO (Osaka, Japan). Furthermore, he supervised 15 young professionals at the Master’s and Ph.D. levels as the main supervisor and in the supervision committee of more than 25 other students. Dr. Aboubakr was awarded many prizes and scholarships during his career life from many organizations worldwide. Lately, in 2020, he won the Qatar University’s Research Excellence Award  – Science and Engineering Path”.

Prof. Aboubakr M. Abdullah

Research Excellence Manager, Qatar University


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