RAS AL KHAIMAH ó The construction of a sophisticated research facility for Advanced Materials and Science Research under the banner of Ras Al Khaimah Centre for Advanced Materials (RAK- CAM) has commenced in Ras Al Khaimah.
The announcement was made by Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) while delivering the keynote address at the 2nd Annual International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM- 2010) which commenced on Sunday at the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa.
“The construction of our dedicated RAK- CAM building, with laboratory and office space of more than 10,000 square metres, has just begun at a site close to the Emirates Road. By early 2011, the facility will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment such as electron microscopes, X-ray diffractometers, optical spectrometers, and so on,” Shaikh Saud said.
“RAK-CAM will play a number of roles as its programmes develop over the next five years, including the pursuit of world class scientific research here in RAK, providing facilities and support for local industries, and offering training and educational opportunities for young people interested in science,” he added.
He said that the different applications of materials science and nanotechnology offered great hope for solving energy challenges.
Nearly 130 researchers from 30 countries are attending the three-day workshop with the theme ‘Enabling New Technologies for Energy and Environmental Application through Nanomaterials’.