QSRTC organised a Tech Talk on advanced analytical techniques used in materials science

Doha, Qatar, February 29 2016 – Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre (QSRTC), the anchor tenant at Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), today held the latest edition of their highly successful Tech Talk series.

Mary Ryan, Professor of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, RAEng Chair and Director of the Imperial / Shell Centre for Interfacial Materials Science at Imperial College London, led a presentation titled ‘Probing Nanoscale Interfaces in Materials Systems.’  

The presentation outlined how nanoscale electrochemical interfaces are found in numerous areas of science and technology, and how the ability to probe these systems in dynamic situations is critical to furthering understanding and enabling the design of interfaces for controlled reactivity.

Professor Ryan works extensively with industry in the area of surface behaviour and corrosion and widely consults on materials stability issues for the likes of Shell and Rolls Royce globally.

In 2015, Qatar University, Imperial College London and Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre signed a research & Development Agreement on corrosion prevention in wet sour gas pipelines such as those found offshore Qatar. The work will use state of the art analytical techniques and focus on pitting corrosion and how best to prevent it from happening. Pitting corrosion, or pitting, is a form of extremely localized corrosion that leads to the creation of small holes in metal.

Youssif Saleh, Vice President of QSRTC, said: “We are extremely proud to be hosting Mary’s presentation as part of our Tech Talk series. At QSRTC we are delighted to cooperate with academia, government, non-profit organisations and private sector partners to provide research and innovative solutions that will help mitigate and resolve energy challenges faced by Qatar, in turn delivering sustainable impact in support of the Qatar National Vision 2030.”

By organising today’s ‘Tech Talk’ event, QSRTC continues to play a vital role in shaping the future of R&D in Qatar, through ground-breaking research and thought-leadership.

About Qatar Shell

Shell is the largest international investor in Qatar having invested USD 21 billion over the past decade. QatarEnergy and Shell have jointly delivered two of the largest energy projects in the world in Ras Laffan Industrial City. Pearl Gas to Liquids (GTL) is the world’s largest GTL plant and cements Qatar’s position as the GTL capital of the world. At an investment of up to USD19 billion it represents the largest single investment in the Shell Group’s global portfolio.

The Qatargas 4 Liquefied Natural Gas project (QE (70%) and Shell (30%) combines Shell’s global leadership in LNG with Qatar’s position as the world’s largest LNG supplier.

Shell has established a world-class research and development facility and a learning centre, the Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre, at the Qatar Science & Technology Park. Shell has a financial commitment to invest up to USD100 million on programmes in support of energy and the environment at the Centre over a 10-year period.

Qatar Shell contributes to the objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030 not only through our economic investments, but also through our investments in national talent and capability development, both internally through the professional development of our Qatari employees, and externally through our extensive Corporate Social Responsibility programme, positively impacting Qatar, in partnership with Qatari institutions.

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