President of College of the North Atlantic-Qatar, Dr. Khalifa Nasser Al-Khalifa was previously the Dean of College of Engineering, Qatar University. He was the founding director of Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center, Qatar University.
He obtained his PhD in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK, and his bachelor's and master's degrees from Wayne State University, Michigan, USA, and University of Washington, Seattle, USA, respectively.
He is the founder of the flagship program Industrial and Systems Engineering at Qatar University.
Dr. Al-Khalifa is a very active researcher. During the last six years, Dr. Al-Khalifa managed a research fund worth over QR 24.0 million (over US$ 8.5 Million) from Qatar National Research Fund and major industries such Exxon Mobile, QAPCO, Maersk Oil, etc. His research focuses on quality and reliability engineering and Technology Transfer and Business Process re-engineering as well as Road Safety.
Dr. Al-Khalifa has published extensively; he authored over 60 papers in international conferences and leading journals. He and his team won IIE prestige recognition for their article in IIE magazine, and he and his team also won the best paper award at the 2015 International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Risk, Maintenance, and Safety Engineering (QR2MSE 2015).
He was the winner of Qatar University Services Excellence Award in 2014.