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Dr. Patrick Linke

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Chemical Engineering
Texas A and M University
Qatar

Biography

Dr. Patrick Linke is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Chair of the Chemical Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Office of Graduate Studies. He is a co-founder and director of the Qatar Sustainable Water and Energy Utilization Initiative (QWE), a center of excellence for research and capacity building at Texas A&M University in Education City. Dr. Linke is a process systems engineer and his activities focus on the design of efficient processes, integrated systems and associated infrastructures. Dr. Linke is a process systems engineer and his activities focus on the design of efficient processes, integrated systems and associated infrastructures. Dr. Linke regularly serves on numerous national and international committees. He served as Chief Engineer for the Qatar National Food Security Programme (QNFSP) in the Office of the Heir Apparent from 2009-2014. Dr. Linke's areas of interest include: Process integration and design Process systems engineering and optimization Decision-making and complex problem-solving Efficient utilization of natural resources (energy, water and raw materials) Sustainable process design and operation Computer-aided technologies for chemical process design and optimization He currently leads research into innovating desalination process designs with a focus on membrane-based systems, the optimal use of renewable forms of energy in desalination, desalination infrastructure planning, the efficient use of energy in industrial zones, the synthesis of novel materials for power generation from alternative energy sources, and the development of tools to minimize environmental impacts from industrial activities. Education Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manchester, 2001 Master of Science, University of Manchester, 1997 Diplom-Ingenieur, University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany, 1996 Experience ​Professor, Chemical Engineering,Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha- Qatar,  2011 - Present Founder and Director, Qatar Sustainable Water & Energy Utilization Initiative (QWE), Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha - Qatar, 2009 - Present Member of Executive Board and Chief Engineer, Qatar National Food Security Programme (QNFSP), Office of the Heir Apparent, Doha - Qatar, 2008 - Present    Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), Doha - Qatar, 2007 - 2011 Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Process Systems Optimization, School of Engineering, University of Surrey, U.K. 2005-2007 Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Process Systems Optimization, School of Engineering, University of Surrey, U.K. 2001-2005 Research Assistant, Centre for Process Integration, University of Manchester, U.K. 1997-2001 Awards 2012 Faculty Excellence Award, Texas A&M University at Qatar 2012 Best Sustainability Initiative, Construction Weekly Qatar Awards 2011 Prof. Gianfranco Angelino Award at ORC 2011, The Netherlands 2011 2010 Faculty Research Excellence Award, Texas A&M University at Qatar 2010 ExxonMobil Teaching Excellence Award, Texas A&M University at Qatar Honors 2005-2008 Royal Academy of Engineering ExxonMobil Teaching Fellowship

Research Interest

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Publications

  • Bishnu, S., Linke, P., Alnouri, S.Y., El-Halwagi, M.M. (2014). Multi-period Planning of Optimal Industrial City Direct Water Reuse Networks. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 53(21), 8844-8865.

  • Gabriel, K.J., Noureldin, M.M.B., El-Halwagi, M.M., Linke, P., Jimenez-Gutierrez, A., Martinez, D.Y., (2014). Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) Technology: Targets for Process Design and Water-Energy Nexus. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering 5, 49-54.

  • Alnouri, S.Y., Linke, P., El-Halwagi, M.M. (2014). On the optimal design of industrial zone interplant water reuse networks using connectivity merging strategies. AIChE Journal 60(8), 2853-2874.

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