Dr. Patrick Linke, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chair of the Chemical Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), has been named holder of the Qatar Shell Professorship.
This new professorship is funded by Qatar Shell to foster greater understanding of Qatar’s contemporary issues relating to energy and environment, and to encourage discussions about these topics with key stakeholders and the public in Qatar.
Energy and its relationship with the environment has been the centerpiece of Linke’s teaching and research since he joined TAMUQ in 2007.
In 2009, Linke co-founded the Qatar Sustainable Water and Energy Utilization Initiative (QWE), which continues to be instrumental in leading research in such vital areas for Qatar while strengthening collaboration with stakeholders throughout the country. He also was Chief Engineer and Director of the water and energy sectors of the Qatar National Food Security Program (QNFSP) from 2008 until 2014.
Linke was chosen by a panel chair and professorship holders from Texas A&M’s main campus and Texas A&M at Qatar from a pool of very competitive nominees in recognition of his outstanding contributions to managing environment and energy. Professorships help give universities a competitive edge by providing funds to attract top faculty, which in turn helps attract other top-notch faculty and students.