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Texas A&M University at Qatar recognizes WOQOD as strong partner

Texas A&M University at Qatar has recently recognized WOQOD as a strong University partner during the company’s official visit to the Texas A&M at Qatar Engineering Building at Education City. The collaboration between the University and WOQOD has previously focused on research and exchange of expertise, especially in the area of bitumen properties and modification.

Dr. Mark H. Weichold, dean and CEO of Texas A&M at Qatar, presented Mr. Mohammed Turki Al Sobai, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of WOQOD, a plaque in appreciation of the company’s support for the University’s academic and research programs. Weichold spoke about the importance of Texas A&M at Qatar’s partnership with WOQOD and discussed future research projects and joint programs to promote science and engineering among the young and next generation of Qatar.

Texas A&M at Qatar Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Dr. Eyad Masad, said, “We appreciate the productive collaboration with WOQOD. They have generously shared their technical expertise with the University and provided materials and logistical support for research projects.”

Mohammed Turki Al Sobai, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of WOQOD, said, “WOQOD are delighted to have had the support of Texas A&M at Qatar in helping us solve a challenging industrial application to extend the life of pavements and roads in Qatar. The University’s application and technical expertise clearly helped in the negotiations with WOQOD’s key customer who has now accepted this approach. We look forward to building upon this success and will look for further challenges University can help us with.”

John Small, Texas A&M at Qatar director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships and Alumni Relations, said, “Our partnerships with industry, such as our relationship with WOQOD, are the vital link in our efforts to support the Qatar National Vision 2030. We very much appreciate the opportunities and support we receive, because they enable us to go the extra mile and have a much greater impact, as well as achieve a higher level of excellence, than we would otherwise. These collaborations make all the difference.”


Nehal Maher
Texas A&M University at Qatar