Advanced Studies Institute (ASI)

Faculty

  • Professor Anthony K. Cheetham

    Anthony K Cheetham

    Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3QZ, UK

    Tony Cheetham obtained his D.Phil. at Oxford in 1971 and did post-doctoral work in the Materials Physics Division at Harwell. He joined the chemistry faculty at Oxford in 1974, and then moved to the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1991 to become Professor in the Materials Department. In 1992 he took up the Directorship of the newly-created Materials Research Laboratory, which he led for the first 12 years of its existence. He became the Director of the new-created International Center for Materials Research at UCSB in 2004, then in 2007 he moved to Cambridge to become the new Goldsmiths’ Professor of Materials Science.

    Professor Cheetham is a Fellow of the Royal Society (1994), the Indian Academy of Sciences, and several other academies, and has received numerous international awards for his work in the field of materials chemistry; these include a Chaire Blaise Pascal, Paris, (1997-9), the Somiya Award of the IUMRS (with C.N.R. Rao, 2004), and the Leverhulme Medal of the Royal Society (2008). Professor Cheetham is the chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of RAK-CAM.

  • Professor Joydeep Dutta

    Joydeep Dutta

    Director of the Nanotechnology Center
    The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand

    Joydeep Dutta obtained his Ph.D in 1990 from the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (Calcutta University), India In 1991 and 1992 he did Post Doctoral work at the Electrotechnical Laboratory (ETL, Japan) and at Ecole Polytechnique (France) before moving to Switzerland in 1993 where he was associated with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland until 2003 when he joined the faculty of the school of engineering at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Dr. Dutta’s research interests include nanomaterials, self-organization, microelectronic devices, nanoparticles and its applications in electronics and biology. Dr. Dutta has co-authored three text books entitled “Introduction to Nanoscience” and “Fundamentals of Nanotechnology” and “Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology” (CRC Press of Taylor and Francis Group LLC), has over 150 research publications, 3 patents (5 ongoing applications) and has delivered over 60 invited and keynote lectures.

  • Professor M. Samy El-Shall

    Samy El-Shall

    Director of the Ras Al Khaimah Center for Advanced Materials (RAK-CAM)
    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates &
    Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Richmond, VA 23284, USA

    Samy El-Shall obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Cairo University in Egypt, and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry with Distinction from Georgetown University in 1986. He did postdoctoral research at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1986-1989. His research interests are in the general areas of molecular clusters, homogeneous, binary and ion-induced nucleation, gas phase and cluster polymerization, nanostructured materials, nanocatalysis, and photoluminescence properties of nanoparticles.

    He has published over 190 papers and book chapters in Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Materials Chemistry and Nanomaterials. Dr. El-Shall was awarded several US patents (7 issued, 4 pending) on the synthesis of nanoparticles, photoluminescence of silicon nanocrystals, magnetic intermetallic nanoparticles, nanoparticle catalysts, and nanoparticle additives for fuels and lubricants. In 1999, he was honored with the Outstanding Faculty Award of the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV), Virginia's highest faculty honor. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of the Journal of Physical Chemistry and the Journal of Photoenergy. He is member of the US National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry since 2005.

25/01/2009 20:00:00


Congratulations to Professor Richard H. Friend

The 2009 King Faisal Award in Science

Professor Richard H. Friend pioneered the physics and engineering of semi-conductor devices made of plastic materials. The fabrication of these devices and circuits by ink jet printing that he has introduced is radically different from the traditional manufacturing technology and has paved the way for the development of a wide range of applications of plastic electronic and photonic devices.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 1429H - 2009G KING FAISAL INTERNATIONAL PRIZE for Science

Riyadh, Monday 29 Muharram 1430H occurring 26 January 2009G, HRH Prince Khalid Alfaisal, Director of The King Faisal Foundation, tonight announced the winners of the King Faisal International Prize.

The King Faisal International Prize for Science (Physics) for the year 1429H / 2009G has been awarded jointly to:


Richard H Friend
Rashid Alievich Sunyaev
Professor Sir Richard Henry Friend (uk)

Chairman, Council of the School of Physical Sciences and Cavendish Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge
Curriculum Vitae
Professor Rashid Alievich Sunyaev

Chief Scientist, Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Science and Director, Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Germany
Curriculum Vitae

Professor Richard Friend pioneered the physics and engineering of semi- conductor devices made of plastic materials. The fabrication of these devices and circuits by ink jet printing that he has introduced is radically different from the traditional manufacturing technology and has paved the way for the development of a wide range of applications of plastic electronic and photonic devices.

Professor Rashid Sunyaev has made pioneering and fundamental contributions to astrophysics and cosmology. His theoretical work on the cosmic background radiation laid the foundation for the observational exploration of the structure of galaxies and the universe. His work on black holes and binary stars was critical in advancing the field of x-ray astronomy.

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  • Workshop on Advanced Materials 2013

    24/02/2013 – 26/02/2013
    RAK CAM is organizing the fifth International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM 2013) in Ras Al Khaimah during the period of 24 - 26 February, 2013

  • Workshop on Advanced Materials 2012

    19/02/2012 - 21/02/2012
    RAK CAM is organizing the fourth International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM 2012) in Ras Al Khaimah during the period of 19 - 21 February, 2012.

  • Workshop on Advanced Materials 2011

    20/02/2011 - 22/02/2011
    RAK CAM is organizing the third International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM 2011) in Ras Al Khaimah during the period of 20-22 February, 2010.

  • Workshop on Advanced Materials 2010

    21/02/2010 - 23/02/2010
    RAK CAM is organizing the second International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM 2010) in Ras Al Khaimah during the period of 21-23 February, 2010.

  • Workshop on Advanced Materials 2009

    21/02/2010 - 23/02/2010
    RAK CAM is organizing the second International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM 2010) in Ras Al Khaimah during the period of 21-23 February, 2010.