GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Education and Training

 
  Share

Six-Week Program Covered Subjects Including Labs and Lessons Relating to Sectors Critical to the UAE's Sustainable and Innovative Future

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 08 August, 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research-driven institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced more than 40 undergraduate students, including 25 UAE nationals from local and international universities, were given the opportunity to research and learn about critical topics as part of its annual Summer Research Internship Program. The Masdar Institute is part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology.

The interns participated in a range of research projects relevant to the UAE and the region. These included designing and developing a miniature satellite called a CubeSat, learning about the research environment in core lab facilities, developing energy storage solutions, measuring passive radiative cooling to save energy, and developing an advanced system for the Internet of Things.

Dr. Lamya N. Fawwaz, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Public Affairs, Masdar Institute, said: “Teaching promising undergraduates how to apply science and research skills from our world-class professors, in our high-tech labs, is part of Masdar Institute's commitment to supporting the UAE leadership's emphasis on human capital development. Through our internship program students learn about the excitement of advanced scientific education, which provides them with the skills needed to be part of the country's most high-demand economic sectors. I am confident many of these young people will build on their internship experience to go on to become high-tech professionals in the UAE's knowledge economy.”

As part of the program, which is coordinated by Dr. Kenneth Volk, Outreach Manager, Masdar Institute, the faculty organize special research projects for the interns. Students interested in applying for a Masdar Institute Summer Research Internship Program must apply for a specific project. Each project has a list of tasks and a recommended academic major required for the intern. This year's interns included students from most of the universities in the UAE and several from abroad.

Dr. Mustapha Jouiad, Principal Research Scientist and Microscopy Facility Manager, hosted a  project at the Masdar Institute Core Research Laboratory, which was focused on equipping the interns with insights about the cutting-edge equipment. Intern Juveiriah Ashraf, from the University of Sharjah, worked on graphene growth through chemical vapor deposition as well as  electroplating and material characterization using advanced analytical tools. 

Fellow intern Mufeedah Kandatharavintakath, from Amity University in Dubai, worked on mechanical properties of polymers and nano-reinforced polymers using dynamic mechanical analysis. Materials such as the ones studied could be used to develop lightweight fans for wind turbines.

In the areas of space technology and energy storage, Dr. Saif Saeed Al Mheiri, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, mentored six interns. Dr Al Mheiri said: “One notable observation is that this year's students are looking to solve trendy challenges related to energy storage. They are willing to think like a scientist and approach a problem like an engineer. They take reviewing the literature seriously. Most importantly, they like to express their novel ideas and explore the feasibility of implementing them.”

Ali Al Awadhi, from the UAE University, joined Dr. Al Mheiri's project with the UAE Space Agency where he worked on fabrication of an anodic aluminum oxide template to be used to synthesize lithium iron phosphate nanowires, which can be used as cathode material in lithium-ion batteries for space and other applications.

Another intern, Asma AlShehhi from University Of Sharjah, studied the effects of carbonaceous impurities on the performance of carbon nanotubes in electrodes used with vanadium redox flow batteries, while Mahra Alhoot from the University of Sharjah,  investigated the performance of next-generation cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, which can be used in electric vehicles as well as other applications. “I felt the Masdar Institute internship was an inspiration to begin one's own innovation,” she said.

Intern Noura Aldarmaki from the University of Sharjah, explored the effect of the casting substrate on the morphology of carbon nanotube sheets, while Sofia Sahib from National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India, worked on developing techniques for increasing the thickness of carbon nanotube sheets.
Fathima Parveen from Amity University, Dubai, experienced the challenge of developing carbon nanotube-activated carbon sheets for supercapacitors. She also co-authored a paper on the topic. 

Dr. Prashanth Marpu, Assistant Professor of Water and Environmental Engineering, said the interns this year displayed more dedication and an earnest interest in learning new technologies.

Intern Abdulla Mohamed Ali Alhembar Almesmari, from the Petroleum Institute, interned at the YahSat Space Lab at Masdar Institute. He said: “I feel this program pushes interns to work harder, be more sincere and put in more effort, since all the people involved are positive and share the same goals, which are development and creativity. I learned about a new area in my field – space and satellites – and further developed my engineering and technical skills. I am also now able to track satellites manually using satellite tracking software.”

Dr. Khalid Al-Ali, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, hosted two interns – Hamad Al Zaabi and Sara Abujarad – from the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK). They worked on different aspects of the Claus Process – a natural gas desulfurizing process that helps recover elemental sulfur.

The research by interns Abujarad and Al Zaabi could help improve the process efficiency in the conversion of toxic H2S into products with environmental and practical advantages. H2S is produced in large quantity in Abu Dhabi as a by-product of oil refining and natural gas sweetening.

Ahmed Saeed Aljneibi from the University of Wisconsin worked with Dr. TieJun (TJ) Zhang, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, on the synthesis of materials that utilize solar power to produce freshwater. 

“My part in this project as a mechanical engineering student is to contribute to the development of the design of the steam generator, which can be used for solar distillation. Not only does this project relate directly to the concepts that I have been studying thus far, it also prepares me for future courses in my university while also providing a great hands-on research experience,” he said.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 8363 times
Posted on : Tuesday, August 8, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Abu Dhabi University Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Association for Lawyers and Leg...
Next Story : Lockheed Martin-Mubadala STEM Challenge Selects Finalists
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
MAC - Hyper Real Glow
M∙A∙C Mineralize Total Detox
Introducing Vitabrid C12, a brand-new, proprietary form of active Vitamin C bein...
5 things to know about collagen
Fresh Hair in an Instant with SHOW Beauty
PUMA and Sahntell Martin Unveil Debut Collection
Amadeo® Fleurier 39 “Fan”
Show/Pop-up Event “Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane” to Be Launched in Dubai From March...
Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018 from The Little Birdy Group
Moreish Café in Dubai introduces a healthy Quinoa Burrito
True Colours
Robinsons Honored for Outstanding Store Design
UAE Team Emirates' Mirza Takes Gold at Asian Cycling Championships
Phenomenal development in falconry racing from small beginnings: HHC Deputy CEO
WGS 2018: Opening Session Highlights Importance of Embracing Smart Living to Enh...
World-renowned Air Sculpture Artist Daniel Wurtzel collaborates with LG PuriCare...
Splash receives 2 awards
MB&F M.A.D. Gallery presents aeronautical artwork "Nose Art” by French phot...
Dubai Culture Announces an Exciting Line-up of Artists for SIKKA Art Fair 2018
Arab Duo Showcase Team's Potential in Final Stage of Dubai Tour
RAK Hospital launches the biggest weight-loss challenge in association with MoHA...
UAE Exchange Partners with Ripple for Instant Cross-Border Payments
2XL launches Malmo Bed with floral designs for a vintage shabby chic inspired ma...
Bridal Glow is Skin Deep: Tips for every bride-to-be in 2018
Food Lovers Rejoice: Dubai Food Festival Is Back This Month
Mealtop, Introducing a Whole New Dessert Experience
Al Ahli Holding Group to redefine the UAE value shopping category through an AED...
British Orchard Kids Kingdom Nursery wins Sharjah Economic Excellence Network Award
Global Dialogue for Happiness: Bestselling Author Advises Governments to Integra...
Optim-Eyes Lashes & Brows with Filorga
WGS 2018: Governments Need to Prioritize Wellbeing of Citizens, Say Internationa...
Voting for Superbrands 2018 has commenced
Under the Patronage and Presence of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member ...
The Robots Are Coming: Ministry of Finance Brings Artificial Intelligence to Dub...
The new BMW HP4 RACE arrives at Abu Dhabi Motors – one of just 750 built
WGS 2018 Global Dialogue for Happiness: Australian Expert Underlines Importance ...
Leading Scientists, Astronauts Share Insights on why Space Exploration Matters a...
NEZO launches new identity to guide consumers in selecting the best salt for the...
Qualcomm Extends Cash Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of NXP
New Report from Accenture and the World Government Summit Finds That Regulators ...
ADNOC Schools Team Wins Etihad Artificial Intelligence Competition
Potential automation of 20 million jobs in the Middle East
Kristoff Secures Fourth as European Champion Edges Closer to a Podium Finish
WGS 2018 Global Dialogue for Happiness: Former Finland PM Discusses Secrets of S...
'Stranger Things' Spring Camp!
UAE launches seed grants to support new research into space settlement & space h...
First Ever UAE Race Car Fitted with Immensa 3D Printed Parts
WGS 2018: Innovation to Propel Dubai into the Next Century
Garbiñe Muguruza Hungry for Success at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
WGS 2018: Governments of the Future Must Work Smartly with Innovation and Technology