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12th Materials Science and Engineering Symposium - 2023

Conversion of Material Waste to Value

Date Wednesday, 22 February, 2023
Host Texas A&M University at Qatar and Qatar University
Venue Hilton Doha West Bay   Map
Event Room Name Nashira 1

Over the past few years, this annual event has become a valuable platform through which researchers, academics, and industry professionals discuss the latest trends and advances in materials science and engineering. The symposium’s objective is to promote dialogue and exchange of ideas among experts from various disciplines and identify prospects for future interdisciplinary collaboration.

The theme for this year’s event is “Conversion of Material Waste to Value”. This year’s theme aligns well with Qatar’s 2030 National Vision to develop a sustainable and diversified knowledge-based economy by addressing challenges and opportunities associated with material waste. It also highlights how immensely materials science and engineering can contribute to societal development.

The event will include a distinguished keynote and invited speakers, a panel discussion, and student presentations.

If you are interested in attending the conference, please fill the registartion form.

Registration Form

International Speakers

Prof. Ali Erdemir Photo

Prof. Eli Erdemir

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University (TAMU) Member,
National Academy of Engineering

Dr. Lily Poulikakos photo

Dr. Lily Poulikakos

Senior Scientist
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials
Science and Technology (EMPA)

Industry Speakers


Mr. Mohamed Munif AL-Kaabi

Director of Operation, Qatar Primary Materials Company (“AL-AWALIA”)


Mr. Alaa Kamal Abdelmoaty Menisy

Head of Process in Steel Making Department

Panel Discussion


Dr. Mabrouk Ouderni (Moderator)

Product Development and Innovation Manager, Qatar Petrochemical Company


Dr. Bilal Mansoor

Associate Professorof Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ)


Dr. Osman Edris

Quality Engineering Expert, Public Works Authority (Ashgal)


Mr. Stan A Zisman

Chief Health Safety Environment Officer, Q-Chem


Mr. Mahmud Alqam

General Manager, Doha Plastic