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Khalifa University Holds 7th Workshop on Joint Research with KAIST

Khalifa University Holds 7th Workshop on Joint Research with KAIST

Published: 27th of December, 2016

Khalifa University hosted the 7th Annual KAIST-KU Research Symposium at its Abu Dhabi campus on Tuesday, December 15. The event brought together researchers from the Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology, known as KAIST, and Khalifa University, to discuss research ideas, themes and collaborative efforts.

The event was attended by leadership from both institutions, including Dr. Tod Laursen, President of Khalifa University, Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President of Khalifa University, Dr. Mohammed Ebrahim Al Mualla, Khalifa University’s Senior Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies, Dr. Bayan Sharif, Dean of Khalifa University’s College of Engineering and Dr. Philip Beeley, Chair of Department of Nuclear Engineering & Director, Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII). From KAIST, Dr. Hee Cheon No, Dean, KUSTAR-KAIST Institute; Dr. Jong Hyun Kim, Director, Center for KAIST-KUSTAR Nuclear Engineering Collaboration; and Dr. Dong-Soo Kim, Associate Vice President for Research all attended.

Topics of conversation included a variety of research projects in the areas of safe and secure nuclear energy, as well as joint projects related to Biomedical, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering, nano-technology, ICT networks and healthcare.

“Our successful collaboration with KAIST continues to be a source of inspiration and innovation to us,” said Dr. Mohammed Al Mualla, Senior Vice President, Research and Development at Khalifa University. “This is our 7th annual workshop, and this year we’ve really seen the research topics discussed expand beyond the nuclear energy industry, its respective safety issues and data collection, to areas linked with biomedical, computer and robotics engineering. That truly is a sign of mutually beneficial partnership. I hope to see our relationship continue to grow and expand, and continue to benefit our faculty and students, as it has for the last seven years.”