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Nanotechnology experts join KUSTAR advisory panel

Khalifa University for Science, Technology and Research forms panel for new nanotechnology research centre

Industry experts have lent their support to the Khalifa University for Science, Technology and Research nanotechnology research centre by becoming members of its advisory panel.

The newly appointed members include the director of the NanoScience Centre in Cambridge University, Professor Mark Wayland, Harvard graduate and former director of California NanoSystems Institute, Professor Evelyn Hu, and president of the National Insititute for Materials Science in Japan, Professor Teruo Kishi.

The announcement follows KUSTAR’s first panel meeting at its Abu Dhabi campus yesterday where a timeframe to establish the nanotechnology centre was outlined, together with the viability of partnership opportunities with other universities and other objectives of the venture.

"This meeting is an important step towards establishing our nanotechnology research centre. We are proud to have a panel formed of an array of the most renowned and reputable figures in the field of nanotechnology research in the world, which is considered a great addition to this initiative," said Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, manager, KUSTAR.

KUSTAR first announced it would set up the centre when it hosted the 2008 Asia Nano Forum that took place in November last year.

Fourteen countries from the Asia Pacific region participated in the event, with the United Arab Emirates being the only Arab country member.