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    Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum 2011

    Energy Research

    Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum 2011

    Panelists: Lynn Gladden (University of Cambridge), Raymond Lee Orbach (University of Texas at Austin), Philippe Tanguy (Total S.A.), and Omar Yaghi (University of California, Los Angeles)Presented by The Qatar Foundation
    Reported by Peter Fairley | Posted February 14, 2012


    The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum convened for the second time from November 20 – 22, 2011, in Doha, to discuss progress and challenges in transforming Qatar from a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy and in creating a more sustainable future. The Foundation recruited eminent scientists and leaders from Qatar and around the world to share their insights on how to build a robust R&D infrastructure, encourage regional and worldwide collaborations, and foster entrepreneurship in Qatar. In addition, one day was devoted to a series of research presentations in five areas: energy, environmental, biomedical, computing, and arts and humanities research.

    This eBriefing looks at the research presented in the energy track, which focused both on fossil fuel and renewable energy research. A panel of distinguished experts in energy research challenged the presenters to consider new ways of thinking about their experimental designs and their results. In addition a special workshop focused on energy efficiency in buildings. Buildings consume an enormous amount of energy and the rapid development in Qatar has driven a massive increase in energy demand.

    Use the tabs above to find a meeting report and multimedia from the Annual Research Forum Energy track.

    Presentations available from: Workshop 7 — Energy in Buildings
    Mariam Al-Ali, PhD (Qatar University)
    Fahhad Alharbi, PhD (QEERI)
    Saad Aljandal, PhD (Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research)
    Alex Amato (Qatar Green Building Council)
    John Bryant, PhD (Texas A&M University in Qatar)
    Walid Chakroun, PhD (Kuwait University)
    Abdul Sattar Al Taie, PhD (Qatar National Research Fund)
    Holley Chant (KEO International Consultants)
    Eyad Masad, PhD (Texas A&M University in Qatar)
    Yasir Mohieldeen, PhD (QEERI)
    Rabi Mohtar, PhD (QEERI)

    A report and multimedia presentations from the forum-wide sessions can be found in the Building a Knowledge-based Economy in Qatar eBriefing.

    Reports on the individual research tracks can be found at:
    Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Islamic Studies Research eBriefing
    Biomedical Research eBriefing
    Computing Research eBriefing
    Environmental Research eBriefing

    For speaker abstracts, download the Annual Research Forum Proceedings here.
    For speaker biographies, download the Annual Research Forum Program book here.

    Presented by

    • Qatar Foundation

    Distinguished Research Award Sponsors

    • ExxonMobil
    • Total
    • Shell

    Other Sponsors

    • Chevron
    • Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

    Scientific Publication Partner

    • Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals