Dr. Kenneth R. Hall, senior associate dean for research and deputy director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), has been selected as the recipient of the Excellence in Gas Processing Research Award, which is presented at an annual event hosted by the Qatar University Gas Processing Center.
Hall will be presented the award during the center’s 2nd Annual Gas Processing Symposium that will be held Jan. 11-14, 2010 in Doha, Qatar.
“This is a genuine honor, and I am grateful to the selection committee,” Hall said. “The vast majority of my research career has revolved around gas processing, so this award holds special significance for me.”
The award is presented to an academic scholar who has made a recognized fundamental contribution impacting the field and the science of gas processing.
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.
The Gas Processing Center was established in January of 2007 by the college of engineering at Qatar University. The center addresses the problems, challenges and opportunities facing the state of Qatar’s gas processing industry. The center is focused on two main themes: asset management/process optimization and sustainable development.
Written by Tim Schnettler