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The Arab International Conference & Exhibition on Nanotechnology
17-19 March 2020
The Arab International Conference and Exhibition on Nanotechnology (AICNano-2020)
AICNano-2020 is organized by The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), in collaboration with The Arab Industries Development and Mining Organizations (AIDMO), to bring together expert researchers, scholars, and practitioners from international academic institutions, research centers, and industrial sectors to share their expertise relative to applications and knowledge on nanotechnology and advanced materials.
AICNano-2020 will host high profile preliminary speakers, international researchers, oral and poster presenters and sponsors of exhibitions.
Nanotechnology has become a research priority to improve and revolutionize both industry and technology sectors such as energy, environment, information technology, medicine, transportation, and food safety.
The Globally active research and development of nanotechnology has already succeeded in using nanotechnologies in hundreds of products like cosmetics, coatings, drug delivery, pollutants’ solutions, and sensors. Moreover, nanomaterials are implemented in: automotive construction applications as lightweight and strong materials, water applications as durable and disinfectant materials, electronic applications as high-performance devices, in health and medicine as efficient treatment and diagnostic materials.
Nanotechnology is not a future matter anymore, it’s already here. It promises to improve our lives significantly and efficiently. With the local and international efforts, nanotechnology continues to develop solutions to impact societies around the world. Therefore, bringing together today’s scientists and innovation leaders to raise the level of the priority of nanoscience and nanotechnology can advance the associated manufacturing and applications.
“Nanotechnology is already here”
Program at a Glance
Submit abstract through the Easychair paper submission system. All abstract should be submitted before midnight of January 31st, 2020. You will be required to set up an account first. All submissions will be reviewed based on technical merit, readability, relevance and originality. Authors of the submitted abstracts should indicate if they would like to present their work in the conference as a poster or an oral presentation.
No registration fees. Some selected participants with accepted abstracts will be granted an accommodation.
Abstract Submission is Over
Oral sessions consist of a series of individual talks. The time allocated to each oral presentation is 15 minutes including 5 minutes for questions
A poster presentation allows you to interact face to face with people interested in your research. Posters should be no larger than A0 (84 cm wide by 119 cm long) in portrait format (landscape format is not allowed).
Full Paper Publication
Selected original papers will be published in a Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research (Springer-Nature). The authors should prepare their manuscripts according to the “Instructions for Authors” guidelines outlined at the journal website:
All papers will be peer-reviewed.
Proud to bring inspirational speakers from across the globe
Prof. Munir Nayfeh
Professor, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
President, NanoSi Advanced Technologies. Inc., USA.
Prof. Nayfeh renowned for groundbreaking work in nanoscience and nanotechnology. He holds 23 US patents in nanosilicon, and founded – NanoSi Advanced Technologies, NanoSilicon Solar, Parasat-Nanosi (Kazakhstan), and Reach-NanoSi (Palestine). He received the Beckman, AT&T, Industrial 100, and Energy 100 Awards.
Speech Title: Nano Structures for Development of High-Tech Device Applications
Prof. Husam Alshareef
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Prof. Alshareef is specialized in developing nanomaterials for Energy Storage, Electronics, and Sensors. He is author of nearly 400 articles, he has nearly 70 issued patents. He has won, Seth Sprague Physics Award, the SEMATECH Corporate Excellence Award (2006), AH Shoman Award for Excellence in Energy Research (2016), and the Kuwait Prize for Sustainable and Clean Technologies (2018).
Speech Title: Two Dimensional Materials for Electochemical Energy Storage
Prof. Ruxandra Vidu
Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Davis
Prof. Vidu has over thirty years experience in teaching and research. Developed advanced nanomaterials and complex technology projects in renewable energy, photovoltaics, wastewater treatments, sustainable advanced materials and innovative technologies. She has nearly twenty issued patents and 70 published research papers. Expertise in commercialization and technology transfer from university to industry.
Speech Title: Unique Nanotechnologies Developed for Energy and Water
Prof. Detlef Bahnemann
Professor in Chemistry, Head of the Research Unit "Photocatalysis and Nanotechnology“, Leibniz University, Hanover, Germany.
Director of the Research Institute Nanocomposite Materials for Photonic Applications, Saint Petersburg State University.
Prof. Bahnemann's main research topics include photocatalysis, photoelectrochemistry, solar chemistry and photochemistry focussed on synthesis and physical-chemical properties of semiconductor and metal nanoparticles.
Speech Title: Solving Problems of the Oil Industry by Solar Photocatalysis: Nanotechnology for Water and Air Treatment
Prof. Dr. M. Sherif El-Eskandarany
Professor of materials science and nanotechnology, Principal Research Scientist, and Program Manager of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), Kuwait
Prof. Eskandarany is specialized in nanocrystalline materials, nanocomposites, metallic glasses, hard refractory alloys, and hydrogen storage. He published more than 280 peer-reviewed papers and six scientific books. He has six US patents. He is The Gold Medalist of the author of the best Arabic Nanotechnology book by His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah the Amir of the State of Kuwait.
Speech Title: Recent Developments of Three-Dimensional Nanopowder in Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research and their Applications in Hydrogen Storage Systems and Surface Protective Coating
Dr. Firas A. Rasoul
Senior Scientist, Petroleum Research Centre (PRC)
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), Kuwait
Dr. Firas Rasoul has gained wide experience in R&D management and strategic planning of multi-disciplinary research areas through his association with various Industrial Research and Academic Organisations in the UK, Middle East and Australia. He published more than 120 refereed journal publications and numerous presentations and invited keynote talks in International conferences. Awarded the “Smart State prestigious award” from the Queensland government-Australia-2010. Member of several scientific societies including RACI and ASBTE.
Speech Title: Rational design and synthesis of nanostructured materials for biomedical applications
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