Dr Patrick Linke, Chief Engineer
Dr Patrick Linke is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar and the Managing Director and co-founder of the Qatar Sustainable Water and Energy Utilization Initiative (QWE), a centre of excellence for research and capacity building at Texas A&M University in Education City. Since Late 2008, he has been a member of the Executive Board and the Chief Engineer of the Qatar National Food Security Programme (QNFSP) under the Office of the Heir Apparent. Dr Linke is a process systems engineer and his activities focus on the design of efficient processes, integrated systems and associated infrastructures with a focus on energy and water systems. He currently leads research into innovating desalination process designs with a focus on membrane-based systems, the optimal use of renewable forms of energy for 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.
Dr Linke is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Technologies, Systems and Policies by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Chemical Product and Process Modeling. He regularly serves on numerous national and international committees. Dr Linke received his PhD from the University of Manchester in the UK.