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Patrick Linke

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Chemical Engineering
Texas A&M University at Qatar
Qatar

Patrick Linke

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.

Research Interest

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.

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.

  • 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.

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