Nimir O. Elbashir, the director of the TEES Gas and Fuels Research Center, a professor of petroleum engineering and chemical engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar, and the chair of the ORYX Gas-to-Liquid Excellence Program, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
The AIChE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is achieved only through election by the AIChE Board of Directors, generally upon recommendation of the AIChE Admissions Committee through whom all nominations for election to Fellow are processed. Fellows are an important resource for AIChE in providing experience-based guidance to leadership and members, as well as contributing to the activities of many AIChE entities.
Elbashir’s work focuses on the design of advanced midstream and downstream natural gas processing units including reactors, catalysts and conversion processes to ultra-clean fuels and value-added chemicals
AIChE is a professional society of more than 60,000 chemical engineers in 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government, using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontiers of chemical engineering research in such areas as energy, sustainability, biological and environmental engineering, nanotechnology, and chemical plant safety and security.