Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Nanotech project gets govt backing

Abstract:
Higher Education Minister Dr. Khaled Al-Anqari yesterday commended Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah's moral and material support to research centers on nanotechnology and its applications in the Kingdom.

Nanotech project gets govt backing

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia | Posted on June 19th, 2008

Opening an international conference on nanotechnology at King Abdulaziz University (KAU) here, he said the king has given his directives to remove all obstacles facing such research centers.

"King Abdullah has agreed to become the honorary president of the Saudi Society for Nanotechnology," the minister said, adding that this approval reflected the king's support for scientific research.

King Abdullah has already approved the establishment of three nanotechnology research centers in the Kingdom, including the one at KAU. He has given SR12 million to establish the KAU center.

About 500 delegates are taking part in the conference, which will discuss 100 research papers.

International speakers have come from the US, China, South Korea, Britain, Russia, India, Japan, Italy, Taiwan and Bulgaria.

Al-Anqari later inaugurated a knowledge garden, a house of expertise, business incubators and central workshops as well as an exhibition on nanotechnology.

Dr. Usama Tayeb, president of KAU, emphasized his university's efforts to make use of modern technology.

Speaking at the conference, Dr. Sami Habeeb, director of Nanotechnology Center at the university, said the new technology would boost the Kingdom's efforts to achieve sustained progress, diversify resources and create more jobs for its citizens.

"The university decided to host this large conference with the participation of experts from different parts of the world in order to exchange views and discuss results of new researches in the field," he said.

Habeeb said the conference would witness the signing of agreements on joint projects and establishing partnerships with foreign universities. He emphasized the need to promote an industrial culture instead of a consumer culture in Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries. The private sector in the world currently spends more than $12 billion on nanotechnology.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Arab News

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Gold standards for nanoparticles: Understanding how small organic ions stabilize gold nanoparticles may allow for better control March 29th, 2017

Tiny sensor lays groundwork for precision X-rays detection via endoscopy:Nanoscale fiber-integrated X-ray sensor opens new doors for medical imaging and radiotherapy March 29th, 2017

Researchers uncover secret of nanomaterial that makes harvesting sunlight easier March 29th, 2017

Information storage with a nanoscale twist: Discovery of a novel rotational force inside magnetic vortices makes it easier to design ultrahigh capacity disk drives March 28th, 2017

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

A big leap toward tinier lines: Self-assembly technique could lead to long-awaited, simple method for making smaller microchip patterns March 27th, 2017

Laser activated gold pyramids could deliver drugs, DNA into cells without harm: Microstructures create temporary pores in cells March 27th, 2017

Cryo-electron microscopy achieves unprecedented resolution using new computational methods March 25th, 2017

Argon is not the 'dope' for metallic hydrogen March 24th, 2017

Academic/Education

AIM Photonics Welcomes Coventor as Newest Member: US-Backed Initiative Taps Process Modeling Specialist to Enable Manufacturing of High-Yield, High-Performance Integrated Photonic Designs March 16th, 2017

Nominations Invited for $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience: Major international prize recognizes a visionary nanotechnology researcher February 20th, 2017

Oxford Nanoimaging report on how the Nanoimager, a desktop microscope delivering single molecule, super-resolution performance, is being applied at the MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology & Infection November 22nd, 2016

The University of Applied Sciences in Upper Austria uses Deben tensile stages as an integral part of their computed tomography research and testing facility October 18th, 2016

Announcements

Gold standards for nanoparticles: Understanding how small organic ions stabilize gold nanoparticles may allow for better control March 29th, 2017

Tiny sensor lays groundwork for precision X-rays detection via endoscopy:Nanoscale fiber-integrated X-ray sensor opens new doors for medical imaging and radiotherapy March 29th, 2017

Researchers uncover secret of nanomaterial that makes harvesting sunlight easier March 29th, 2017

Information storage with a nanoscale twist: Discovery of a novel rotational force inside magnetic vortices makes it easier to design ultrahigh capacity disk drives March 28th, 2017

Events/Classes

Leti and HORIBA Scientific to Host Webinar on Ultrafast Characterization Tool: Plasma Profiling Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer Tool Cuts Optimization Time In Layer Deposition and Fabrication of Wide Range of Applications March 27th, 2017

Leti Presents Advances in Propagation Modeling and Antenna Design for mmWave Spectrum: Paper Is One of 15 that Leti Presented at European Conference on Antennas and Propagation March 19-24 March 23rd, 2017

Next-gen steel under the microscope March 18th, 2017

UC researchers use gold coating to control luminescence of nanowires: University of Cincinnati physicists manipulate nanowire semiconductors in pursuit of making electronics smaller, faster and cheaper March 17th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project