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Posted: May 26, 2009

Agreement to establish the Egypt-IBM Nanotechnology Research Center

(Nanowerk News) In recent months, the Government of Egypt (represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research) set the strategic objective to develop expertise in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
To this end, an agreement was signed with IBM to establish the Egypt-IBM Nanotechnology Research Center as a sustainable world-class center in Egypt.
IBM will provide training and professional development to scientists in its research laboratories in the Project Areas, including insight into IBM’s process, operations, and analytical techniques. IBM Group has a history of innovation and technology leadership, and has developed extensive experience and knowledge within the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, with proprietary know-how related to these fields.
Egypt will cooperate with IBM on several initial projects in the following nanotechnology focus areas:
  • Thin Film Silicon Photovoltaics
  • Spin-On Carbon-Based Electrodes for Thin Film Photovoltaics
  • Energy Recovery from Concentrated Photovoltaic for Desalination
  • Computational Modeling and Simulation.
  • The Center is seeking to hire research staff members to initiate and participate in research in the areas mentioned above
    Source: Egypt-IBM Nanotechnology Research Center