RAS AL-KHAIMAH, 23rd February, 2014 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, has affirmed that the support of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the efforts of scientists and researchers from all over the world in the field of scientific research is the best way to meet the challenges of the environment, climate change and health.
Sheikh Saud made the remarks when he opened the sixth annual International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM 2014), which is organised by the Ras Al-Khaimah Centre for Advanced Materials (RAK-CAM).
During the opening ceremony, Sheikh Saud welcomed the scientists participating in the U.A.E. workshop, stressing the importance of the unification of science and research efforts and expand the scope of scientific cooperation between various scientific researchers around the world, to harness their potential and experience for the provision of research projects in the interest of human and natural life, and discuss them with counterparts to be a step toward greater scientific cooperation and coordination.
The three-day workshop, from February 23rd-25th, enjoys the participation of 24 countries including the U.A.E., America, Korea, India and many European nations and aims to discuss research in advanced technology in the fields of energy, electrical, optical engineering, environment and water purification, as well as health sciences.
Professor Anthony K. Cheetham, Chairman of the Scientific Board of the Ras Al-Khaimah Centre for Advanced Materials (RAK-CAM) commended the support provided by Sheikh Saud for the centre and his keenness on the organisation of the International Workshop on Advanced Materials each year, stressing that the workshops are gaining a good reputation in the scientific community in the world year after year, where the scientists and those who are interested in sciences and nanotechnology are keen to participate and attend the workshop.
The meeting was attended by a number of senior officials.