College Research Committee

The College of Science shall have a Research Committee chaired by the Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and Research and have a Senior member of Staff (preferably Omani) representing every Department in the College. The Research Committee shall endeavour to enhance the reputation of the College in the areas of scientific research and acknowledge the efforts of faculty in attracting external funding. It shall undertake the following functions:

1. Provide the best possible atmosphere for conducting research and ensure that research activities are sustainable in the long run.

2. Ensure the smooth running of common research facilities and organize access to such facilities.

3. Ensure that staff are given the required support.

4. Provide junior staff with the necessary guidance and motivation.

5. Guide demonstrators and lecturers in choosing their specialization.

6. Ensure an adequate infrastructure for undergraduate and graduate research.

7. Facilitate the establishment and maintenance of links with other colleges, centers and outside organizations regarding inter-disciplinary research.

8. Supervise the allocation of University research funds to research projects.

9. Provide guidelines for conference and study leave.

To accomplish its task, the Committee may use the following mechanisms:


1. Funding high quality original research.

2. Encouragement of research projects, particularly those, which are relevant to the Sultanate of Oman.

3. Emphasis on research groups with a strong Omani presence, although individual projects should also be supported.

4. Groups and individuals are encouraged to form links with other bodies, companies and research groups inside the Sultanate and abroad.

5. Organize consultancy services.

6. Assist staff in obtaining and utilizing internal and external funding for research projects.


Research Committee Members as of Spring 2016


Name

Position

Department

EXT

e-mail

Mudhahir Al-Ajmi

Chairperson

Associate Professor

Asst. Dean PGS&R

1470

mudhahir@squ.edu.om

Sirin Adham

Assistant Professor

Biology

6869

sadham@squ.edu.om

Emad Khudaish

Associate Professor

Chemistry

1474

ejoudi@squ.edu.om

Naoufel Kraiem

Associate Professor

Computer Science

2220

naoufel@squ.edu.om

Bernhard Pracejus

Associate Professor

Earth Science

6839

Pracejus@squ.edu.om

Messoud Boulbrachene

Associate Professor

Mathematics & Statistics

2448

boulbrac@squ.edu.om

Azzouz Sellai

Associate Professor

Physics

1486

asellai@squ.edu.om

Qamariya Al-Mughairy

Research Coordinator

Asst. Dean for PGS&R Office

2243

qamariya@squ.edu.om