Dr Fred Moavenzadeh
Masdar to put spotlight on clean technology
Abu Dhabi, January 8, 2013
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is set to showcase the role of human capital in obtaining breakthroughs and innovations in clean technology during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2013 to be held from January 13-17.
Masdar Institute is an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies based in Abu Dhabi.
Hosted by Masdar and supported by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), ADSW 2013 is a major event, dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies.
ADSW 2013 comprises the General Assembly of Irena, the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the International Water Summit (IWS), the Abu Dhabi International Renewable Energy Conference (ADIREC), the Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP) award ceremony, and the inaugural energy ministerial of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA).
Demonstrating its inherent strength in human capital development and driving innovation in clean energy and sustainable advanced technology areas, Masdar Institute will be actively involved in various activities during ADSW 2013.
Top officials will participate in key events while faculty will lead knowledge exchange sessions, especially at the inaugural International Water Summit (IWS). Students will also be equally involved in panel discussions.
Dr Fred Moavenzadeh, the president, Masdar Institute, said: "Our participation in summit during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week will illustrate the research-based institution’s integral role in building the human capital necessary to UAE’s ambition in transforming its economy to a knowledge based one with particular emphasis on energy and water."
Dr Lamya N. Fawwaz, the executive director, Public Affairs, Masdar Institute, will be participating in a panel discussion titled ‘The role of Women in Future Energy: Breaking down the Barriers’.
In keeping with Masdar Institute’s tradition of developing young leaders, three students – Reem Al Junaibi, Reem Ketait and Catherine Wilcox – will be given the opportunity to share the platform with other dignitaries and women leaders in energy industry.
Renowned experts will join the executive council members of the University Leadership Council and participate in a debate on the urgent need for a system to facilitate R&D in the UAE.
Titled ‘Building a robust R&D Infrastructure’, the panel will be moderated by Dr Moavenzadeh. The panel members will include Prof. Adnan Badran, the president of Petra University in Jordan, Dr Mohammed Baniyas, Provost, UAE University, Dr Larry Wilson, Provost, Zayed University and Dr TodLaursen, President, Khalifa University.-TradeArabia News Service