3rd Edition Nanotech Dubai 2016 Conference and Exhibition

Nanotech Dubai 2016
05 Dec - 07 Dec 2016 | Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Conference Speakers
General Chairs
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Department Head - Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department, Masdar Institute, UAE

Dr. Daniel Choi received his BSc in Metallurgical Engineering from the Seoul National University (South Korea) and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. Dr. Choi worked as a staff member for three years at the Aerospace Corporation in California, which supports the US Air Force, where developed high-resolution Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Lithography techniques, high-transconductance/low-noise nanometer-scale MOSFET and GaN high-speed...

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Dr. Daniel Choi received his BSc in Metallurgical Engineering from the Seoul National University (South Korea) and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. Dr. Choi worked as a staff member for three years at the Aerospace Corporation in California, which supports the US Air Force, where developed high-resolution Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Lithography techniques, high-transconductance/low-noise nanometer-scale MOSFET and GaN high-speed electronic devices. He later joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/NASA in 1999 as a task manager, leading a number of space-related projects for nine years. He also has worked on the development of high sensitivity gas sensors, MEMS-gyroscopes, and novel microfluidic ion mobility chromatograph for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) project. He served as the committee for NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

Prior to joining the Masdar Institute, Dr. Choi was an associate professor of the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) program for 2007-2013 at University of Idaho (USA), where he developed technologies in the area of energy storage, 3D-nanoelectronics and bio-applications (cancer treatments and smart drug delivery). His leadership at the University of Idaho included serving as the MSE program coordinator to design/improve the programs to meet the requirements of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) criteria, an academic advisor of the Tau Beta Pi University of Idaho chapter, and being the director of the University Nanofabrication Cleanroom Facility.

Currently, Dr. Choi is an associate professor of the Materials Science and Engineering program in the Masdar Institute.

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Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar

Dr. Khaled saoud obtained his BS from Yarmouk University and his Master’s degree in applied physics from Virginia Commonwealth University. He then completed his PhD in 2005 in chemical physics at the chemistry and Physics departments, Virginia Commonwealth University working on developing nanomaterials for different applications such as catalysis. He held many industrial positions at major American companies such as Philip Morris...

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Dr. Khaled saoud obtained his BS from Yarmouk University and his Master’s degree in applied physics from Virginia Commonwealth University. He then completed his PhD in 2005 in chemical physics at the chemistry and Physics departments, Virginia Commonwealth University working on developing nanomaterials for different applications such as catalysis. He held many industrial positions at major American companies such as Philip Morris USA, Intel Corporation, and Nova Measuring Instruments Inc. He has recently initiated a research program in nanocatalysis, nanotextile and nanomaterials for the construction and development of new catalytic membranes for energy, water treatment, and environmental applications.

He has been working in the field of nanotechnology since 1998. He published over 20 research papers in the field of nanotechnology and holds two US patents. He holds many industrial positions in American companies. He participated in many conferences and holds for using nanomaterials in different applications. Recently, he was invited by Arab League as an expert to start the nanotechnology initiative in the Arab world.

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Keynote Speakers
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Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics of the National Research Council, Italy

Anna Tampieri, Chemist, 30 years of experience in Material Science, particularly addressed to biomimetic materials and devices for regeneration of hard and soft tissues and organs. Her field of research is Nanomaterials for regenerative medicine and Theranostics.

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Anna Tampieri, Chemist, 30 years of experience in Material Science, particularly addressed to biomimetic materials and devices for regeneration of hard and soft tissues and organs. Her field of research is Nanomaterials for regenerative medicine and Theranostics.

She authored more than 200 scientific papers published on peer-reviewed Journals and about 20 book chapters (H index = 37 based on Scopus).

She is inventor of 16 National and International patents, several of which are licensed to companies acting in the biomedical fields and translated to 7 commercial products. She is Editor of a monography dealing with bio-inspired approaches in regenerative medicine, and Guest Editor of several international scientific journals. Tutor of 11 Ph.D, 14 M.Sc students, and more than 20 National and International fellowships.

Coordinator of 4 EC-funded Projects belonging to the 6th and the 7th European framework programmes, and WP Leader in 6 EC-funded Projects. Coordinator of several national projects. Since 2009 she is member of the “European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine”,  Scientific Advisor of EC for funding schemes ERC 

Organizer and Chair of several National and International Symposia, Schools and Conferences on Biomaterials, among which the “International Conference of Materials in Medicine (MiMe)”, Faenza (Italy), 2013; the Symposium “Regenerative Medicine”, Global Biotechnology Congress, Boston (USA), 2013; the Symposium “Biomimetic Materials for Biomedical Applications”, EUROMAT2009, Glasgow (UK) 2009.

Senior Affiliate Member at the Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, U.S.A.

Associated Professor in Medical Science and Applied Biotechnology, since 2014.

Founder of the company FINCERAMICA Biomedical Solution SpA, she was the Idea-woman, then President and today is the Head of the Scientific Advisory Board. Consultant for several chemical, biochemical and pharma companies (e.g. Johnson&Johnson, FIN-CERAMICA Biomedical Devices, Menarini Pharma).

Former scientific advisor of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and Industry, and of the Ministry of the French Industrial Research in 2011.

Member of the Commission “Due Diligence” for the “Veneto Nanotech Evaluation”.

Awarded by the TIME Magazine for “from Wood to Bone” as the 30° research among the most important 50 researches in 2009. Awarded from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Review for the project GreenBone (biomimetic bone implants).

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Department Head - Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department, Masdar Institute, UAE

Dr. Daniel Choi received his BSc in Metallurgical Engineering from the Seoul National University (South Korea) and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. Dr. Choi worked as a staff member for three years at the Aerospace Corporation in California, which supports the US Air Force, where developed high-resolution Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Lithography techniques, high-transconductance/low-noise nanometer-scale MOSFET and GaN high-speed...

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Dr. Daniel Choi received his BSc in Metallurgical Engineering from the Seoul National University (South Korea) and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. Dr. Choi worked as a staff member for three years at the Aerospace Corporation in California, which supports the US Air Force, where developed high-resolution Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Lithography techniques, high-transconductance/low-noise nanometer-scale MOSFET and GaN high-speed electronic devices. He later joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/NASA in 1999 as a task manager, leading a number of space-related projects for nine years. He also has worked on the development of high sensitivity gas sensors, MEMS-gyroscopes, and novel microfluidic ion mobility chromatograph for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) project. He served as the committee for NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

Prior to joining the Masdar Institute, Dr. Choi was an associate professor of the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) program for 2007-2013 at University of Idaho (USA), where he developed technologies in the area of energy storage, 3D-nanoelectronics and bio-applications (cancer treatments and smart drug delivery). His leadership at the University of Idaho included serving as the MSE program coordinator to design/improve the programs to meet the requirements of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) criteria, an academic advisor of the Tau Beta Pi University of Idaho chapter, and being the director of the University Nanofabrication Cleanroom Facility.

Currently, Dr. Choi is an associate professor of the Materials Science and Engineering program in the Masdar Institute.

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Institute Center for Water and Environment (iWater) - Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates

Raed Hashaikeh is a Professor at the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department and Institute Center for Water and Environment (iWater), Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates. Dr. Raed Hashaikeh completed his PhD in Materials Engineering from McGill University in 2005 and had one year of post-doctoral training on the gasification of biomass to hydrogen using supercritical water. Before joining Masdar Institute he spent two years...

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Raed Hashaikeh is a Professor at the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department and Institute Center for Water and Environment (iWater), Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates. Dr. Raed Hashaikeh completed his PhD in Materials Engineering from McGill University in 2005 and had one year of post-doctoral training on the gasification of biomass to hydrogen using supercritical water. Before joining Masdar Institute he spent two years at FP Innovations-Paprican division, Canada (the world’s largest private, not-for-profit forest research institute) as a scientist (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Research and Development Fellow) where he studied sulphuric acid hydrolysis of pulp fibers to extract nanocrystalline cellulose. In the year 2008-2009 he was a visiting scholar at MIT.

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University professor, North Carolina State University, USA

Bedair received PhD from UC Berkeley, published more than 300 refereed paper, cited more than 6670 times (h-index 45) and supervised 50 PhD students

His research has been devoted to finding new and novel approaches to producing high-efficiency solid-state devices that can replace low-efficiency devices now in common use....

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Bedair received PhD from UC Berkeley, published more than 300 refereed paper, cited more than 6670 times (h-index 45) and supervised 50 PhD students

His research has been devoted to finding new and novel approaches to producing high-efficiency solid-state devices that can replace low-efficiency devices now in common use. He is the inventor of the multi-junction solar cell, which has had a major impact upon the development of next generation photovoltaics. All satellite and space communication electrical systems are currently powered by the MJ solar cell, pioneered by Bedair.

 He has also made significant contributions in the area of light-emitting diodes and solid state lighting (SSL). These devices are rapidly evolving and are now used in a variety of applications ranging from  white light sources to flat panel displays for television, instruments.

His research also involves the development of advanced devices for the field that is now called ‘spintronics’. The goal of this research is to develop a new class of electronic devices that make use of the electron spin, rather than electron charge. This approach permits very low power electronic devices for applications such as solid-state memories for integrated circuits to be realized. He was the first to demonstrate that the ferromagnetic properties of magnetic semiconductors at room temperature.

He also pioneered the process for layer-by-layer growth of monolayers of atoms (or species) in a self-controlled limiting mechanism. This process is currently called Atomic Layer Deposition or Epitaxy (ALD or ALE). This is a materials-deposition process where chemistry is used in a creative manner to limit growth to one atomic layer at a time, the ultimate control for Nano structures. An ALD process are now widely used in integrated circuits technology to fabricate devices, such as capacitors for energy storage, is also widely used to form protective and wear-resistant coatings on such varied technologies as textile fabrics and implants.

Bedair was awarded several prizes such as Holliday medal award, Kuwait award in the field of energy, JR Reynold and Department of energy award.

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American University of Sharjah, UAE

Dr Taleb Ibrahim earned a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University, Alabama, USA. He has taught and worked on research in chemical engineering and chemistry departments for more than 18 years at universities such as Auburn University and Tuskegee University, USA.

His areas of research and teaching interest are interfacial phenomena/surface, colloidal science, materials science, corrosion, separation processes and thermodynamics....

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Dr Taleb Ibrahim earned a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University, Alabama, USA. He has taught and worked on research in chemical engineering and chemistry departments for more than 18 years at universities such as Auburn University and Tuskegee University, USA.

His areas of research and teaching interest are interfacial phenomena/surface, colloidal science, materials science, corrosion, separation processes and thermodynamics. In his research, emphasis is placed on problems that are related but not limited to polymers, composite materials, pharmaceutical products, environmental issues and corrosion. He has published over 50 journal and conference papers and organized/co-chair several conferences.

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Kuwait University- Kuwait

Ali Bumajdad is a professor at Kuwait University. His specialty is nanoparticles and nanotechnology with focus on surfaces and colloidal properties of nanomaterials.  He has special interests synthesizing, characterizing and test the catalytic activity of nanomaterials prepared using wet chemistry methods with focus on colloidal templates and sol/gel processes. In his research he also targeted materials with environmental, renewable...

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Ali Bumajdad is a professor at Kuwait University. His specialty is nanoparticles and nanotechnology with focus on surfaces and colloidal properties of nanomaterials.  He has special interests synthesizing, characterizing and test the catalytic activity of nanomaterials prepared using wet chemistry methods with focus on colloidal templates and sol/gel processes. In his research he also targeted materials with environmental, renewable energy, sensors, and green chemistry applications (e.g. pure and doped CeO2, TiO2 and ZnO, Ag, graphine and carbon nanotube), magnetic and drug delivery applications (Fe2O3), and microbial and cancer applications (Au & Ag). He is also interested in liquid crystals research  and he is familier with many characterization techniques (both bulk- and surface-related like XPS, HR-TEM, SEM, AFM XRD, N2 sorptiometery, TGA, DTA, IR, Raman …etc).

Porf. Bumajdad Published more than 45 peer-reviewed paper and he was the chair of the first Kuwait International Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition that was held in 2016.

 

Editorial Activities:

Reviewer to 37 international journals in the field of  nanotechnology and surface chemistry (e.g. Langmuir, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science,  Journal of Physical Chemistry, Materials Letters, Material Research Bulletin, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Current NanoScience, Nanoparticle Research, Nanotechnology, Journal of Colloid and Surfaces A,  Journal of Colloid and Polymer Science, Journal of Materials and Manufacturing Processing, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, Journal of Surface Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering Communication, Journal of Materials and manufacturing Process, Journal of Molecular Liquids,  Journals of Energy and Fuels…..etc).

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Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar

Dr. Khaled saoud obtained his BS from Yarmouk University and his Master’s degree in applied physics from Virginia Commonwealth University. He then completed his PhD in 2005 in chemical physics at the chemistry and Physics departments, Virginia Commonwealth University working on developing nanomaterials for different applications such as catalysis. He held many industrial positions at major American companies such as Philip Morris...

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Dr. Khaled saoud obtained his BS from Yarmouk University and his Master’s degree in applied physics from Virginia Commonwealth University. He then completed his PhD in 2005 in chemical physics at the chemistry and Physics departments, Virginia Commonwealth University working on developing nanomaterials for different applications such as catalysis. He held many industrial positions at major American companies such as Philip Morris USA, Intel Corporation, and Nova Measuring Instruments Inc. He has recently initiated a research program in nanocatalysis, nanotextile and nanomaterials for the construction and development of new catalytic membranes for energy, water treatment, and environmental applications.

He has been working in the field of nanotechnology since 1998. He published over 20 research papers in the field of nanotechnology and holds two US patents. He holds many industrial positions in American companies. He participated in many conferences and holds for using nanomaterials in different applications. Recently, he was invited by Arab League as an expert to start the nanotechnology initiative in the Arab world.

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Associate Professor/ Principal Investigator, Material Science and Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Osman M. Bakr holds a B.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT (2003) as well as a M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (2009). He is currently an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, SABIC Presidential Career Development Chair, at KAUST, Saudi Arabia. His research group focuses on the study of hybrid organic-inorganic nanoparticles and materials;...

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Osman M. Bakr holds a B.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT (2003) as well as a M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (2009). He is currently an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, SABIC Presidential Career Development Chair, at KAUST, Saudi Arabia. His research group focuses on the study of hybrid organic-inorganic nanoparticles and materials; particularly advancing their synthesis and self-assembly for applications in solar energy and optoelectronics.

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