Dr. Patrick Linke is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Holder of the Qatar Shell Professorship for Energy and Environment. He serves as Chair of the Chemical Engineering Program and Executive Director of the Office of Graduate Studies at Texas A&M University at Qatar. Dr. Linke is a process systems engineer and his activities focus on the design of efficient processes, integrated systems and associated infrastructures with a focus on sustainability and resource efficiency. Dr. Linke regularly serves on numerous national and international committees. He is a co-founder and director of the Qatar Sustainable Water and Energy Utilization Initiative (QWE), a center of excellence for research and capacity building at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He also served the State of Qatar as Chief Engineer and Director of Water and Energy Sectors for the Qatar National Food Security Programme (QNFSP) from 2009-2014. Dr. Linke obtained his Ph.D. in Process Integration from the University of Manchester (UMIST).