Full list of publications



  • Ph.D. in Astrophysics. University of St. Andrews, 2007
  • Master degree in Astronomy. University of Sydney, 1999
  • Master Degree in Petroleum Engineering. University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1989
  • B.Sc. in Geology/Physics from Qatar University, 1983  

Professional Experience

Dr. Khalid Al-Subai is the Senior Research Director of the Measurements Science and Analytics Division in QEERI, in addition to leading the Special Projects (Exoplanets) group.  In 1983, Dr. Al-Subai joined Ministry of Industry and in 1989 joined Qatar Petroleum where he spends over 23 years holding many positions at different departments from Petroleum Engineer to Manager of Reservoir Engineers. From 2009-2012 Dr. Alsubai was holding the position of Director of Research Coordination and Compliance at Qatar Foundation’s Research Division and since 2013 he is holding the Scientific Director of Special Projects in QEERI. Recently Dr. Alsubai has been promoted to Senior Research Director for System, Modeling, measurement science, special projects and Techology. 


  • The Exceptional National Priorities Research grant for QES Project, and another NPRP grant for reach out activities. 2013
  • Science & Innovation Award from Arabian Business Achievement. 2013
  • Selected between the 500 influential in the Arab world by Arabian Business. 2012

Selected Publications

  • Qatar-1b: a hot Jupiter orbiting a metal-rich K dwarf star; K.A.Alsubai, et al. 2011MNRAS.tmp.1295A The Astrophysical Journal. 2010. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19316.x
  • Qatar-2: A K dwarf orbited by a transiting hot Jupiter and a more massive companion in an outer orbit, Marta L. Bryan, Khalid A. Alsubai, et al. The Astrophysical Journal. 2011.  doi:10.1088/0004-637X/750/1/84