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PROGRAM 8 – 8:30 a.m.

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

8:30 – 8:50 a.m.

WELCOME AND REMARKS Dr. César Malavé Dean, Texas A&M University at Qatar Dr. Nasser Al-Nuaimi Director, Center for Advanced Materials Qatar University

8:50 – 9:40 a.m.

KEYNOTE SESSION

8:50 – 9:05 a.m.

Dr. Mohammed Yousef Al Mulla Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, QAPCO

9:05 – 9:40 a.m.

Dr. George M. Pharr TEES Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University (USA) “Exploring the unusual world of small-scale mechanical behavior with nanoindentation”

9:40 – 11 a.m.

POSTER SESSION HIGH SCHOOL PROJECTS SESSION COFFEE BREAK

11 – 11:20 a.m.

Dr. Mahmoud Abou-Madi Senior Technical Advisor, Business Development Department, Qatar Electricity & Water Company (Kahramaa) “The effect of material selection on power and water plant reliability”

11:20 – 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Ilaria Menapace Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar “Durability of asphalt binders from microstructural observations”

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PROGRAM 11:30 – 11:40 a.m.

Dr. Aboubakr M. Abdullah Ali Associate Research Professor, Center for Advanced Materials Qatar University “Visible light photocatalytic degradation of phenol using TiO2/g-C3N4 nanocomposite in an advanced oxidation process”

11:40 a.m. – noon

Dr. Said Ahzi Acting Research Director, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), Hamad bin Khalifa University “Modeling of the thermomechanical response and the effective conducting properties of polymers and polymer nanocomposites”

Noon – 1:15 p.m.

LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING

1:15 – 2 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION Moderator Dr. Bilal Mansoor Texas A&M University at Qatar Cross-cutting theme: “Future of materials science and materials engineering in STEM education” Panelists: Dr. George M. Pharr Texas A&M University (USA) Dr. Marwan Khraisheh QEERI, Hamad bin Khalifa University Dr. Eyad Masad Texas A&M University at Qatar Dr. Mariam Al-Maadeed Qatar University Dr. Tanil Ozkan Texas A&M University (USA)

2 – 2:10 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNING POSTERS AND HIGH SCHOOL PROJECTS

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