Khalifa varsity to host nanotech forum
Abu Dhabi, November 13, 2008
The Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research is organising the 5th Asia Nano Forum Summit (ANFoS2008) from November 16 to 17 in Abu Dhabi.
The steadily growing area of Nanotechnology is expected to emerge as a strategic branch of science and engineering, fundamentally restructuring technologies used for manufacturing, medicine, defense, energy production, environmental management, transportation, communication, computation, and education, and more.
The summit will involve more than 30 delegates at a senior level from 14 countries in the Asian region. It will be an opportunity to set the strategic and economic directions for nanotechnology within the Asian region for the next decade.
It will also involve keynote speeches and workshops delivered by experts with substantial achievements and influence in research and development in each economy.
The forum is being organised with technical support from the Asia Nano Forum (ANF) headquarters in Singapore and the sponsorship of the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat).
“Hosting this summit will provide a venue for us to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of other countries, and will be the start of much useful collaboration. We hope that this will be the initial step towards the establishment of nanotechnology research, development, and industry in the country,” said Dr Arif Al-Hammadi, manager of Khalifa University.
Alongside the summit, Khalifa University will also host a workshop on Nanotechnology K-12 Education at its Abu Dhabi Campus.
The workshop will be organised by the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT) in collaboration with Taiwan.
This UAE-Taiwan joint-workshop will invite about 15 Taiwan university professors and school teachers to share with their UAE counterparts how they teach nanotechnology in the elementary schools, junior high schools, and senior high schools.-TradeArabia News Service