Posted on September 23, 2019

The Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) and the Institution of Engineers, India (IEI) –Qatar Chapter will launch the Centenary International Engineering Congress (CIEC) at Qatar University Research Complex auditorium to discuss several topics related to “Smart Engineering - State of the Art Technologies in Oil & Gas and Infrastructure Development,” on 26 September 2019.

IEI will also be celebrating Engineer’s Day on 27 September 2019 at Al Dana Club, West Bay, which is observed annually on 15 September worldwide. The opening session will feature speeches from QU President Dr. Hassan Al-Derham, Ambassador of India to Qatar HE Mr. P. Kumaran, IEI President Dr. Er. TM Gunaraja and Qatar Foundation Research, Development and Innovation Chief Advisor Dr. Nabeel Al-Salem.

In his comment, CENG Dean Dr. Khalid Kamal Naji said: “In coordination with our partners, CENG will continue to deliver on its mission and vision to fulfill the needs of the industrial sector and community by providing high quality research that responds to today’s engineering challenges in a way that makes a difference in the engineering various areas.” He adds, “The conference will discuss different advanced and state-of-the art technologies and technological innovations of integrated engineering processes for development of petrochemical and civil infrastructure.”

In his speech, IEI President Dr. Er. TM Gunaraja said, “Smart engineering intelligently connects buildings, industries, production processes, energy systems, to adapt and evolve the way people live and work - happily, comfortably, sustainably and in harmony. It supports the way the industry and organizations want to be: efficient, responsible and smarter. Technology and the ingenuity of people come together to be at one with our environments and to care for our world. It has to be done from the macro to the micro level, from physical products, components and systems to connected, cloud-based digital offerings and services, from intelligent grid control and electrification to smart storage solutions, from building automation and control systems to pipelines, switches, valves and sensors.”

He adds, “The Institution of Engineers (India) or IEI is the largest multidisciplinary professional body that encompasses 15 engineering disciplines and gives engineers a global platform for sharing professional interest. IEI has a membership strength of above 500,000 and was established in 1920. Since its inception, the Qatar Chapter of the Institution of Engineers (India) has been rendering dedicated and uninterrupted professional services to the engineering community of Qatar, consistent with the vision and objectives of the IEI, for the last 29 years. Key activities include regular technical seminars and workshops, promoting the general advancement of engineering and technology, while also providing a platform for rich technical interactions that support the continuous professional development of the engineering community of Qatar.”