Rabi Mohtar
Senior Fellow

Rabi H. Mohtar is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South and Professor and former Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut, who focuses on Civil and Biological/Agricultural Engineering, Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Water Security and Climate Change. He is also Professor at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas and Adjunct Professor at Purdue University. He is the Founding Director of Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) a member of Qatar Foundation, Research and Development and the Founding Director Strategic Projects at Qatar Foundation Research and Development. He was also the inaugural Director of the Global Engineering Programs at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Mohtar’s research addresses global resource challenges: developing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus framework linking science to policy, characterizing soil-water medium using thermodynamic modeling and non-traditional water applications for sustainable integrated water management. 

He is a distinguished alumni of American University of Beirut (2014), recipient of the Ven Te Chow memorial award, International Water Resources association (2015) and Kishida International Award (2010). 

Mohtar served on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils on Water Security and on Climate Change (2009-2014). He is a governor of World Water Council since 2012. He has published over 200 published manuscripts include peer-reviewed journals, refereed conference proceedings, books and chapters [].