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Fourth Annual International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM 2012)

Sunday, February 19 – Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Al Hamra Convention Center

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates


Saturday
IWAM Registration and Reception
Sunday
Session I: Opening Session
Session II: All Carbon Materials; Sunday, 10:30-12:30
Session III: Solar Energy Conversion & Hydrogen Storage; Sunday, 14:15-16:05
Session IV: Catalysis for Energy Applications; Sunday, 16:30 - 17:50
Poster Session I; Sunday 18:00-21:30
Monday
Session V: Multiferroics & Spintronics, Monday, 9:00-10:50
Session VI: Computer Simulation of Materials, Monday, 11:20-12:40
Session VII: Catalysis Modelling, Materials Theory & Nanocomposites; Monday, 14:30-16:20
Session VIII: Materials for Healthcare & Nanomedicine; Monday, 16:50-18:10
Poster Session II; Monday 18:00-21:30
Tuesday
Session IX: Molecular Semiconductors & Organic Materials, Tuesday, 9:00-10:50
Session X: Self-Assembly & Bio Nanodevices, Tuesday, 11:20-13:00
Session XI: Environmental Applications; Tuesday, 14:30-15:30
Session XII: Metal-Organic Framework Materials, Tuesday, 15:30-16:10


Workshop Program 

Fourth Annual International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM 2012)

Al Hamra Convention Center, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Sunday, February 19 – Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Saturday 18th February 2012

14:00     Check-in at Al Hamra Fort Hotel

18:00 - 22:00     IWAM Registration & Reception
                           Al Hamra Convention Center


Sunday 19th February 2012

Session I: Opening Session

09:00     Welcome & Overview of RAK CAM
              Professor Samy El-Shall, Director, RAK CAM

09:10     Professor Anthony K. Cheetham
              Chairman of the Science Advisory Board, RAK CAM

09:20     Keynote address
              His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi
              Member of the Supreme Council of UAE and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah

09:30     Students Today, Researchers Tomorrow: The Role of the Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation in Ras Al                 Khaimah
              Dr. Natasha Ridge
              Executive Director
              Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research (SSFPR)
              Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

10:00 Coffee break


Session II: All Carbon Materials, 10:30-12:30


Chair: C. N. R.

10:30   My 50-Year Adventure with Carbon
            Professor Mildred Dresselhaus
            Department of Physics
            Massachusetts Institute of Technology
            Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, USA

11:10   Nano-Science and Nano-Technology of Carbon Nanotubes
            Professor Sumio Iijima
            Faculty of Science and Technology
            Meijo University
            1-501, Shiogamaguchi, Tenpaku
            Nagoya, Aichi 468-8502, Japan

11:50   Synthesis and Applications of Ordered Mesoporous Carbon Materials

            Professor Dongyuan Zhao
            Department of Chemistry
            Fudan University
            Shanghai 200433, P. R. China

12:30 Lunch (Al-Jazeera Restaurant)


Session III: Solar Energy Conversion & Hydrogen Storage; 14:15-16:05

Chair: Samy El-Shall

14:15   The Artificial Leaf
            Professor Daniel G. Nocera
            Department of Chemistry
            Massachusetts Institute of Technology
            Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, USA

14:55   Synthetic Fuels
            Professor Andreas Zuttel
            Hydrogen & Energy Unit
            EMPA Materials Science & Technology
            CH-8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland
 
15:35  TiNiHx + Li: New Concept of Negative Electrode for
           Rechargable Lithium-Ion Batteries
           Professor Mohamed Bououdina
           Nanotechnology Centre
           University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain

16:05 Coffee break

Session IV: Catalysis for Energy Applications; 16:30 - 17:50

Chair: Dongyuan Zhao

16:30 Ultrathin Oxide Films Grown on Metals: New Thoughts on Catalytic Materials
          Professor Hans-Joachim Freund
          Department of Chemical Physics
          Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
          Faradayweg 4-6, D-14195 Berlin, Germany

17:10
Heterogeneous Catalysis on Graphene for the Synthesis of Liquid Fuels
          Professor M. Samy El-Shall
          Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

          Virginia Commonwealth University

          Richmond, Virginia 23284, USA

18:30–21:00 
Poster Session I, Al Hamra Convention Center

Monday 20th February 2012

Session V: Multiferroics & Spintronics, 9:00-10:50

Chair: Mildred Dresselhaus

09:00 New Routes to Multiferroics and Magnetoelectrics
          Professor C. N. R. Rao
          Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
          Jakkur P.O, Bangalore 560 064, India

09:40
Heusler Compounds: From Semiconductors to Spintronics
          Professor Claudia Felser
          Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
          Nothnitzer Strasse 40, 01187 Dresden, Germany

10:20 Room Temperature Ferromagnetism in Nanostructured
          Mn-Doped Cuprous Oxide Fibers
          Professor Asar Ahmed
          Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
          Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208016, India

10:50
Coffee break


Session VI: Computer Simulation of Materials, 11:20-12:40

Chair: Anthony K. Cheetham

11:20
Computer Simulation of Soft Materials
          Professor Michael L. Klein
          College of Science & Technology
          Temple University
          Philadelphia PA 19122, USA


12:00 Modelling Room Temperature Ionic Liquids and Carbonic Acid
          Professor Balasubramanian Sundaram
          Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit
          Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

          Bangalore 560064, India

12:40 Lunch (Al-Jazeera Restaurant)

Session VII:
Catalysis Modelling, Materials Theory & Nanocomposites; 14:30-16:20

Chair: Balasubramanian Sundaram

14:30
Computer Modelling of Catalytic and Energy Materials
          Professor Richard Catlow
          Department of Chemistry
          University College London

          London, United Kingdom

15:10
Ferroelectric Domains and Phase Transitions: A First-principles Landau-Ginzburg Theory
          Professor Umesh V. Waghmare
          Theoretical Sciences Unit
          Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advances Scientific Research
          Jakkur, Bangalore 560 064

15:50 Graphene-MnO2 Composites as Supercapacitor Electrodes
          Professor Ahmed A. El-Moneim
          Materials Science & Engineering Department
          Egypt-Japan University of Science & Technology

          New Borg El-Arab, Alexandria 21934, Egypt


16:20 Coffee break

Session VIII: Materials for Healthcare & Nanomedicine; 16:50-18:10

Chair: Theodore Goodson III

16:50
Nanostructure–Biomolecule Interactions and Their Implications for New Materials and Healthcare
          Professor Richard W. Siegel
          Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center &
          Materials Science and Engineering Department
          Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
          Troy, New York 12180, USA

17:30 Gas-Phase Preparation of Nanoparticle Suspensions with a Very High Performance in Medical Applications
          Professor Chris Binns
          Department of Physics and Astronomy
          University of Leicester
          Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom

18:30–21:00 Poster Session II, Al Hamra Convention Center

Tuesday 21st February 2012

Session IX: Molecular Semiconductors & Organic Materials, 9:00-10:50

Chair: Michael L. Klein

09:00
Charges and Excitons in Molecular Semiconductors
          Professor Sir Richard Friend
          Cavendish Laboratory
          J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge University

          Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK

09:40
Useful Optical Properties of Multi-Chromophore Materials
          Professor Theodore Goodson III
          Department of Chemistry
          University of Michigan

          Ann Arbor, MI, USA

10:20
Synthesis and Characterization of [STY-MMA] Copolymers Containing Graphene Sheets Via in situ Bulk                          Polymerization
          Professor Edreese H. Alsharaeh
          College of Science

          Alfaisal University    
          Riyadh 11533, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


10:50
Coffee break


Session X: Self-Assembly & Bio Nanodevices, 11:20-13:00

Chair: Richard W. Siegel

11:20 Nanocarbons in Self-Assembled Molecular Networks. From Materials to Medicine
          Professor Santanu Bhattacharya
          Department of Organic Chemistry

          Indian Institute of Science
          Bangalore 560 012, India

12:00 Self-Assembled Monolayers of Dibenzyldiselenide and Diphenyldiselenide on Gold (111) Substrate
          Professor Nathir Al-Rawashdeh
          Department of Chemistry

          United Arab Emirates University
          Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates

12:30 Nanodevices - A Rational Approach for Life Science and Catalysis
          Professor Irshad Ahmad
          Department of Biotechnology
          American University of Ras Al Khaimah
          Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates


13:00 Group Photo

13:15
Lunch (Al-Jazeera Restaurant)


Session XI: Environmental Applications; 14:30-15:30

Chair: Chris Binns

14:30
Synthesis and Characterization of Mesoporous Neat and Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles for Biomedical and                  Environmental Aapplications
          Professor Yaser E. Greish
          Department of Chemistry, College of Science
          United Arab Emirates University
          Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates

15:00
Air Pollution Concerns around the Holy Mosque Skirt in
          Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Saudi Arabia
          Professor Ayoub A. Bazzaz
          Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
          University of Taibah
          Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Session XII:  Metal-Organic Framework Materials, 15:30-16:10

Chair: Claudia Felser

15:30 Recent Advances in Inorganic-Organic Framework Materials
          Professor Anthony K. Cheetham
          Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
          University of Cambridge
          Cambridge CB2 3QZ, United Kingdom

16:10
Coffee break

16:40 Closing Remarks
          Professor Samy El-Shall
          Professor Anthony K. Cheetham


19:00 Dinner Banquet at the Palace hosted by
          His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi
          Member of the Supreme Council of UAE and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah

End of Final Day




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