Mohammed Khalid Dawood Al-Dulaimi, senior undergraduate Chemistry student, and President and Founder of the American Chemical Society (ACS) student chapter at Khalifa University, has been chosen as one of the ACS Student Ambassadors for the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, commonly known as COP-28, in Dubai.
Al-Dulaimi is the only non-US student who has been chosen to play a leadership role as part of the COP-28 Student Ambassador program organized by the ACS. He is one of the delegates, who will also have two mentors. These student delegates officially represent the American Chemical Society (ACS), a professional organization dedicated to the promotion and support of chemistry and its practitioners. The student ambassadors attend the COP that will run from November 30-December 12, and engage their communities through various social media outlets. After attending for one week, the students will continue publishing environment-themed blogs on the ACS’s climate change conversation website.
Al-Dulaimi is also an active member of the Green Youth Majlis (GYM) at the Environment Agency in Abu Dhabi (EAD), one of the largest environmental regulators in the Middle East.
Dr. Sharmarke Mohamed, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Chair of the ACS International Chemical Sciences Chapter in the UAE, and founding faculty supervisor of the ACS Student Chapter at KU, commended Al-Dulaimi and said the proud moment not only recognizes Mohammed’s exceptional work, but also underscores the significant strides made by the KU Chemistry Department.
Dr. Mohamed added: “We are delighted that as a department, our students are being recognized on the global stage for their hard work and service to the University as well as the wider UAE community. The chemical sciences have a bright future in the UAE, and I am confident that the high-caliber faculty, staff, and students working in the KU Chemistry Department will continue to play a leading role in shaping the UAE’s transition to a knowledge-based economy underpinned by innovation.”
26 September 2023