Khalifa University Hosts Third Graduate Students Research Conference
Published: 20th of March, 2017
Under the patronage of His Excellency Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education for the UAE and supported by the Emirates Scientist Council and the UAE Ministry of Education, the third Graduate Students Research Conference (GSRC2017) began today at Khalifa University’s Abu Dhabi campus. Having attracted over 203 papers presented by over 400 graduate students from across the country in the disciplines of engineering and the physical sciences, clinical, pre-clinical and health, the life sciences and the arts, humanities and social sciences, this annual event showcases the innovative research being conducted by the country’s leading graduate students.
The first day of the conference featured a welcome address by Dr. Tod Laursen, Khalifa University’s Interim President and presentations by students on their research into chemistry and chemical engineering, energy and fuels, material science, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, computer and information systems, health and life sciences and the arts, humanities and social sciences.
In addition, there were speeches by two prestigious keynote speakers including
Dr. Marcelo H. Ang, Jr., Associate Professor and Acting Director of the Advanced Robotics Center at the National University of Singapore, who spoke about the importance of robotics in our daily lives and their applications in manufacturing, health care, education, entertainment and other industries including construction, mining and agriculture.
Khalifa University Interim Executive Vice President, Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi also gave a keynote speech on the future of innovation in the UAE, said Dr. Al Hammadi, “It’s important to highlight the achievements of our graduate students as they are our future industry leaders and innovators. Choosing the path of continued education is a worthwhile endeavor that will ultimately result in benefits for the students and society as a whole, which is why Khalifa University is committed to offering a wide range of graduate programs and to hosting events like GSRC that shine light on the innovations and abilities of UAE students.”
Tomorrow will feature a keynote by Eng. Sara Al Amiri, Chairperson of the UAE Council of Scientists and Emirates Mars Mission Science Team Leader, who gave an overview of the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) 2020.
The second day will also see student presentations in aerospace engineering, nuclear engineering, sustainability, micro and nano devices, robotics and autonomous systems, industrial engineering and communication engineering, as well as the presentation of Best Papers.