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Posted: November 17, 2008
UAE nanotechnology conference opens
(Nanowerk News) United Arab Emirates (UAE) Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, opened today the second International Conference on Bio-Nanotechnology conference at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The conference aims at assessing nano and micro technologies for emerging applications and its prospects in the region.
Inaugurating the conference, Sheikh Nahyan said that the UAE leadership is keen to keep the country abreast with the latest technology.
He underscored the significance of nanotechnology, which plays growing role in the daily life, adding that its effect could affect the international community and economies of many countries. "Nanotechnology bears huge potential that can effect changes in the fields of energy, technology, medicine, communications, food industry, military strategies and national security".
Sheikh Nahyan disclosed that the UAE University was planning to set Emirates Sciences and Nano Engineering Centre.
The four -day conference, which is being organised by Faculty of Engineering of UAE University in conjunction with Khalifa University for Sciences, Technology and Scientific Research and Asia Nano Forum 2008, is held under patronage of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.