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Dr. Ammar Nayfeh Selected to be the Deputy of the MBRAS Public Outreach Committee

January 5, 2022

Khalifa University’s Dr. Ammar Nayfeh, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was selected by the Emirates Scientists Council to be the Deputy of the Public Outreach Committee of the Mohammed bin Rashid Academy of Scientists (MBRAS). Dr. Nayfeh will be working with Committee Chair Dr. Aaesha Abdulla Alnuaimi, KU alumna, and the other committee members to develop and coordinate outreach activities to promote MBRAS.                                                 


The committee aims to inspire a new generation of scientists and raise awareness about scientific research in the UAE, while also promoting MBRAS members and their projects. To help achieve these goals, Dr. Nayfeh will help arrange and manage two major events in the upcoming year with support from the wider committee.


“Inspiring young people to love science is a passion of mine.  It is important to start with students at a young age to build a strong scientific foundation. This will help increase the amount of students pursuing scientific majors and careers in the UAE. With this committee, our aim is to use fun, engaging, hands-on events and activities to help inspire young students scientifically. Additionally, there is a lot of amazing research being conducted in the UAE by top scientists including current MBRAS members that we will promote, which will also inspire students to explore science,” Dr. Nayfeh said. 


Dr. Nayfeh is regarded as an expert in nanotechnology and nano materials for future energy efficient optical electrical and photovoltaic nano devices.   


Erica Solomon
Senior Publication Specialist
5 January 2022