Executive Director, Strategic Projects, Qatar Foundation Research and Development
Professor and Executive Director, Strategic Projects, Qatar Foundation Research and Development. Founding Executive Director, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI). Has held numerous senior positions including: Full Professor, Purdue University, Indiana; Inaugural Director, Global Engineering Programs, Purdue University. Focused on conserving natural resources that face global challenges such as increasing food and water supplies for a growing population. Developed environmental and natural resources conservation engineering programmes that evaluate the environmental impacts of land use and water management. Developed innovative soil and groundwater remediation technologies. Member: Global Agenda Council on Water Security and Global Agenda Council on Climate Change, World Economic Forum; Board of Governors, World Water Council. Author of over 200 publications including peer-reviewed articles and refereed conference proceedings, and book chapters. International research awards incl. Kishida International Award for contributions to agriculture research.