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QNRF welcomes new Deputy Executive Director and Executives

Formerly the Director-Technical, QNRF, Dr. Abdulnasser Al-Ansari has been promoted to the position of QNRF's Deputy Executive Director. He holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Miami, Florida, USA, with a focus on biometrics, computer vision and pattern recognition as well as signal and image processing. He published more than 13 papers in internationally-recognized journals covering these topics while completing his PhD. Before joining QNRF he was a Naval Engineering Officer with the Qatari Emiri Naval Forces. Dr. Al-Ansari possesses a wealth of experience in research collaboration, peer reviewing, proposal preparations and fund management procedures. This comprehensive set of skills marked him as the outstanding candidate for his new role.

Before joining QNRF, Dr. Fadwa El Guindi spent six years as a distinguished professor of Anthropology at Qatar University as well as serving during that time as head of its Department of Social Sciences. Prior to this, she spent more than two decades lecturing at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles where she still serves as a retired professor therein. An associate at the Association of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and a member of the Cognitive Science Society, Dr. El Guindi has received numerous awards, authored publications in a range of mediums and given many lectures. She thus brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role of QNRF Program Manager for Social Sciences and Humanities.


Dr. Mohammad A.T. Alsheyab has taken on the role of Program Manager for Civil and Environmental Engineering. Prior to this Dr. Alsheyab had international working experience gained from the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany and Jordan. He worked for The University of Sussex ISC and University of Surrey in the UK, Technical University of Madrid, Technical University of Dresden in Germany and Al-Balqa Applied University and the Royal Scientific Society in Jordan. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering, specializing in water and wastewater treatment and has published more than 20 research papers and more than 10 technical reports in these areas. His experiences and accomplishments translate to a highly-seasoned level of insight as he takes on his new role at QNRF.


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