(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Doha: The Centre for Advanced Materials (CAM) at Qatar University (QU) organised an online conference titled 'Second International Conference on Chemicals & Materials for Emergent Technologies: Sustainability Development Goals Edition 2022', in collaboration with Unesco, Qatar, Emergent Materials (EMMA) Journal, and Chemistry Africa (CHAF) Journal.
Salah Khaled, Director, Unesco Office for Gulf States and Yemen, and Prof Mariam Al Maadeed, Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies, had launched the e-conference, while Dr. Mohamad Irshidat, Director of CAM, had shared views towards the Sustainability Development Goals, along with Dr. Mohamad Chehimi, Executive Editor-in-Chief of Chemistry Africa and Néhémie KOMAIN, CEO at NKAD Printers.
The 2022 edition of the conference took place on October 17 on the online portal based on Sustainability Development Goals (SDG). It is aimed to bring the academicians, industrialists, researchers and students into a common platform where they can exchange their ideas and interact with their peers towards the development of Chemicals & Materials for Sustainability Development Goals.
This e-conference was well-defined on five major sustainable development goals: Climate Change, Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Affordable and Clean Energy, Clean Water & Sanitation, and Good Health & Well-being.
Highly renowned scientists presented their findings on this platform during the keynote speeches and the various sessions of the e-conference. Different sessions, poster presentations and Poster Awards were arranged according to the thematic areas so that all participants can benefit from the fruitful discussions. The conference included speakers from several countries such as Qatar, Malaysia, South Korea, Portugal, Japan, Jordan, France, Spain, India, USA, UAE, UK, Netherlands, Bangladesh, China, Australia and Saudi Arabia.
Qatar University Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies, Prof Mariam Al Maadeed, said:“The State of Qatar has put the environmental care and sustainable development on the top of its national development priorities, and numerous achievements have come to reality in this manner. Moreover, Qatar University is taking a significant role in developing education, research and innovation to face the challenges in climate change, water, energy, industry, health and furthermore. This conference is a significant step in spreading knowledge and awareness to preserve the sustainability in our environment and safety of current and future generations.”
Conference Chairman, Dr. Mohamad Irshidat, Director of CAM, said:“I strongly believe this e-conference creates a new platform for future collaboration among its participants, and this e-conference encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration towards Sustainability Development Goals. Finally, my special thanks to the organising committee for their enormous support for this success”.
Co-Chairman, Prof Mohamed M Chehimi, Executive EiC of CHAF (CNRS, France), said:“This is a very, scientifically and technically, successful e-conference of interest to chemists, physicists and materials scientists working for hand and hand at an outstanding level for a future sustainable world. I am very pleased that we made CheMET-II a successful event with numerous attendees from the five continents”.