Abdul Sattar Al-Taie

Executive Director

Qatar National Research Fund



Dr Abdul Sattar Al-Taie is the Founding Director and currently the Executive Director of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). He earned his PhD, MSc, and BSc (Honors) in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London.

Prior to his formative work at QNRF, Dr Al-Taie held key positions in Iraq with the Ministry of Oil, the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, and the National Committee for Technology Transfer.

He was also a key player in a number of strategic projects and Science & Technology initiatives in Iraq. Dr Al-Taie taught at a number of Iraqi universities and supervised a number of MSc and PhD students. He has published many scientific papers and authored many technical reports.

Dr Al-Taie has received numerous awards and decorations throughout his career, including the Jabir Bin Hayyan Medal from the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission, the Reconstruction Medal from the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, and the prestigious Science Medal of the Republic of Iraq from the Iraqi Presidency Office.