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 Tuesday, April 23, 2019 
 08:00 – 16:00 
08:00-09:00 Guests Arrival and Registration
tadTalks Theme: Resilience in Research
Qatar University, Research Complex, Building H10
09:00-09:10 Welcome by Prof. Mariam Al-Maadeed,
Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Qatar University
09:10-10:00 Keynote: Mr. Muhammad Al-Mannai,
Qatar Cross-Country Rally Car Driver
Title: “Resilience is a Choice”
10:00-13:00 tadTalks
10:00-11:15 1st Talk (Manal Othman, Health Cluster, QU)
2nd Talk (Najla Al-Jabir, Doha Institute)
3rd Talk (Mohamed Alhaj, College of Science and Engineering, HBKU)
4th Talk (Abdullah Aydin, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey)
5th Talk (Henri Yu, McGill University, Canada)
11:15-12:00 Prayer Break
12:00-13:00 6th Talk (Xing Lu, UCLA, United States)
7th Talk (Naomi Boyd, University of Groningen, Netherlands)
8th Talk (Gen Sakeda, Waseda University, Japan)
9th Talk (Anish Johns , University of New Castle, Australia)
13:00-13:15 Break
13:15-13:55 Panel Discussion: Peer Review

Moderator: Dr. Talal Al-Emadi, Director of QU Press
  • Patrick Alexander, Director, Penn State University Press
  • Prof. Abdullah Badahdah, Director, Department of Sociology and Rural Studies, South Dakota State University
  • Prof. Francis Botchway, College of Law, QU
  • Michael Keller, Vice Provost, Stanford University
  • Ms. Betul Dogan, PhD Student in Gulf Studies, QU
  • Mr. Mohammad Meraj, PhD Student in Electrical Engineering, QU
13:55-14:15 Visualization Film Show
14:15-14:30 Awards Ceremony:
  • 3MT Awards
  • tad Boot Camp Awards
  • Visualization Awards
14:30 Lunch
15:00-16:00 QU Press Advisory Board Meeting (by invitation only)


 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 
 08:30 – 15:35 
08:30-10:00 International Research Collaboration Co-Funds (IRCC) Workshop (by invitation only)
09:00-10:00 Guests Arrival and Registration
Opening Ceremony: Qatar University, Research Complex, Building H10
10:00-10:05 Welcome Address by Dr. Hassan Al-Derham,
President of Qatar University
10:05-10:10 Welcome Address by H.E. Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali,
Minister of Culture and Sports
10:10-10:20 Introduction by Prof. Mariam Al-Maadeed,
VP for Research and Graduate Studies, Qatar University
Title: “Overview of Research and Graduate Studies Activities”
10:20-10:50 Keynote by Prof. Sudarsan Rachuri
Federal program manager, US Department of Energy
Title: “Smart and Advanced Manufacturing Innovation – Are we living up to the potential?”
  • Research Excellence Awards
  • tadTalk Awards
11:00-11:15 Opening of the Exhibition

Session I: Panel Discussion
Innovation and research based "Made in Qatar" (in Arabic)


Moderator: Dr. Abdulla Al-Ali
Head of Technology Innovation, College of Engineering, Qatar University

  • Dr. Sinan Al-Obaidi, Senior Specialist – Research & Development – Barzan Holdings
  • Mr. Saif Mansoor Al Khaldi, VP Corporate and Strategy, Es'hailsat
  • Dr. Basel Shadid, Director of Industrial Investment Department, Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC)
  • Mr. Nasser Al-Khalaf, General Manager - Agrico
  • Dr. Saeed Al-Meer, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University
  • Ms. Latifa Almohannadi, Student, College of Medicine, QU
12:25-12:35 Graduate Study Awards
12:35-13:05 Coffee Break and Poster Session Gallery
13:05-14:15 Session II: Panel Discussion
Social Innovations (in Arabic)
13:05-13:15 Moderator: Dr. Maha Al-Hendawi
Associate Professor of Education, College of Education, QU
13:15-14:15 Prof. Recep Şentürk
President, Ibn Khaldun University, Turkey

Dr. Majed Al-Ansari
Manager of Policy Department, Social and Economic Survey Research Institute, QU

Prof. Massimo Papa
Professor, Shari’a and Islamic Legal Systems, University of Rome Tor Vergata

Ms. Sarra Sallabi
Graduate Student, College of Law, QU

14:15-15:25 Session III: Panel Discussion
Promoting Sustainable International Research Collaboration
14:15-14:25 Moderator: Dr. Susu Zughaier
Assistant Professor of Microbiology, College of Medicine, QU
14:25-15:25 International partners:
  • Prof. Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Rector, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Prof. Ghaith Rabadi, Vice President for Research and Development, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan
  • Prof. Loredana Santo, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
  • Ms. Nada Al-Emadi and Ms. Dhuha Awad, Graduate Students, College of Health Sciences, QU
15:25-15:35 Posters Awards Ceremony
15:35 Lunch and Poster Session Gallery