Informal Thematic Debate
Climate Change as a Global Challenge

Hasan M. Qabazard

Hasan M. Qabazard has served as director of the research division at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries since April 2006. During 2001–2006, he was a founder and director of the Petroleum Research and Studies Centre at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. Qabazard specializes in R&D management in oil production, petroleum refining, petrochemical processes and corrosion science; strategic and business planning for the petroleum, petrochemicals and related industries; petroleum refining science; the science of catalysis and catalytic processes; operations research; linear, non-linear and stochastic modeling; and engineering education. Qabazard holds PhD and MS degrees in chemical engineering from Oklahoma State University and a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee.