Hall to lead research, graduate studies at Texas A&M University at Qatar

Photo of Dr. Kenneth R. HallDr. Kenneth R. Hall, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering and deputy director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), has accepted the positions of associate vice chancellor and associate director of TEES and associate dean for research and graduate studies at Texas A&M University at Qatar.

In these roles, he will report to the vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of TEES in College Station, and the dean and chief executive officer of Texas A&M at Qatar, respectively. Hall assumes the post April 1, relocating to Doha, Qatar, where he will serve a four-year term.

Hall is an inventor or co-inventor in 12 patents including four that support the gas to liquids process that is licensed to Synfuels, Inc. His research includes Thermophysical Fluid Properties, Obstruction Flowmeters and Gas to Liquid Processing.

In addition to his administrative duties, Hall is an active researcher and a professor in the chemical engineering department where he holds the Jack E. and Frances Brown Chair. He also served as the head of the department for four years.