MEMA 2015(1.11-14,2015,Qatar)

* TMS Middle East - Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems (MEMA 2015)
January 11-14, 2015 · Doha, Qatar

This materials congress will focus on new materials research and development in applications of interest for Qatar and the entire Middle East and Mediterranean region. The goal of this congress is to build synergy among researchers working on different materials applications but with similar objectives of enhancing design, sustainability, and functionality of materials. The congress will also be a forum for establishing collaboration among academia, research institutions, and industry in the Middle East and Mediterranean region and the rest of the world.

WHO ATTENDS

Attendees will be expected from government, academia, and industry and the fields of energy, sustainability, and computational materials.

TECHNICAL SCOPE

The goal of the technical program is to leverage regional interests and expertise, particularly along three tracks:

  • Track 1: Sustainable Infrastructure Materials
  • Track 2: Materials for Energy Extraction, Conversion, and Storage
  • Track 3: Computational Materials Design

Track 1 will encompass materials issues and solutions pertaining to critical infrastructure and will have an overarching theme of sustainability. In track 2, there will be an emphasis on not just renewable energy resources such as solar and wind power but also oil and gas, which are topics of key interest to the Mideast-Mediterranean/North Africa geographic area. Track 3 will focus on computational materials design, especially as applied to energy and infrastructure systems.

CONGRESS ORGANIZERS

This congress is being organized by the following individuals:

Lead Organizer: Ibrahim Karaman, Texas A&M University

Additional Organizers:

  • Raymundo Arroyave, Texas A&M University
  • Eyad Masad, Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • Zoubeida Ounaies, Pennsylvania State University
  • Dimitris Lagoudas, Texas A&M University
  • Mohammed Khaleel, Qatar Foundation
  • Mariam Al-Maadeed, Qatar University
  • Pradeep Sharma, University of Houston

Local Organization Committee and Industry Liaisons:

  • Eyad Masad, Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • Mariam Al-Maadeed, Qatar University
  • Bilal Mansoor, Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • Georges Ayoub, Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • Aboubakr Moustafa Abdul Ali, Qatar University
  • Srinath Iyengar, Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • Said Mansour, Qatar Energy and Environment Research Institute, Qatar Foundation
  • Nasser Al-Mohannadi, Qatar Petroleum
  • Chris Devadas, Hydro Aluminum Technology Centre - Qatar
  • Mabroouk Ouderni, Qatar Petrochemical Company - QAPCO
  • Wakeel Ahmed Khalid Ahmed, Qatar Steel

International Advisory Committee:

  • Yehia Bahei-El-Din, The British University in Egypt
  • Tahir Cagin, Texas A&M University
  • Hussein Zbib, Washington State University
  • Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Tom Scarpas, Delft University of Technology
  • Zachary Grasley, Virginia Tech University
  • Dallas Little, Texas A&M University
  • Thomas Zacharia, Qatar Foundation
  • Nick Kanellopoulos, National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos"

*Website: http://www.tms.org/meetings/2015/mema2015/home.aspx