Getting the word out – CMAT faculties organized international workshops and seminars to disseminate research findings and inculcate knowledge sharing

August 19, 2020

A one-day international workshop titled “Advances in Membrane Science and Water Technologies Supporting Sustainable Water Supply” was conducted on March 18, 2019 and included lectures by the advisory board members of CMAT. The workshop was attended by KU faculty and students, members of UAE industry and public utilities sectors and visitors from other countries.

Dr. Giovanni Palmisano organized a seminar titled “Design of Titania Supported Systems for Photocatalytic Air and Water Cleaning”, by Dr. Natasa Novak Tusar, Group Leader for Catalysis – Design and Development of Porous Catalysts for Environmental and Energy Technologies, Department for Inorganic Chemistry and Technology, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana (11 Apr 2019). Furthermore, he also organized a workshop titled “Photocatalysis – Advances in Water and Environmental Remediation” and two seminars on Photocatalysis by Dr. Albin Pintar and Dr. Gregor Zerjav, Researchers at the National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Dr. Hector H. Hernandez hosted a visit from Dr. Ulugbek Azimov and Dr. Jose Munoz along with two students from Northumbria University (3-10 March 2019).

Dr. Hector H. Hernandez organized an afternoon research workshop on the potential for collaboration between Northumbria University and Khalifa University on next generation biobased fuels. Faculty from both Northumbria University and Khalifa University presented their research with the day ending in a round table discussion on opportunities for collaboration efforts (5 March 2019).

Prof. Ngai Yip, from Columbia Univ. (USA), was hosted for a 7-day research visit by CMAT under a US National Academy of Science Arab American Frontiers Research Fellowship. During his visit, he conducted a workshop titled “Fundamentals and Recent Advances in Membrane distillation” (Apr 2019).