Waseela hosts live discussion with Nobel Laureate about Nanotechnology

· Vital to medicine, computing, clean energy and even sunscreen, the global nanotechnology market is projected to reach $174 Billion by 2025

· Sir Fraser Stoddart jointly received the Nobel Prize for his work on the development of nanomaterials,

· He will be joined on stage by Dr. Youssry Botros, ex-director of R&D at Intel for the live discussion on nanotech applications in the UAE

Dubai – Advances in the multi-billion dollar nanotechnology market will be under the spotlight when ICT system integrator, Waseela, welcomes 2016 Nobel Laureate and pioneering nanotech scientist, Sir Fraser Stoddart, and Intel Corporation’s former nanotech R&D Director, Dr. Youssry Botros, to a live discussion in Dubai.

Taking place on December 4, 2017, the first of its kind event will explore advances in the global nanotech market, forecasted to grow to $174 Billion by 2025 at a CAGR of around 18.1% per ‘Research and Markets’

Stoddart and Botros have pioneered a number of advances in nanotech, both individually and together, over recent years. They also co-founded PanaceaNano, a nanotech company focused on the design and manufacture of newly discovered functional nano-materials and systems that will have applications in various industries, including health, energy storage and generation, and biotechnology.

The company has developed several patented technologies and created new start-ups through research and technology development in different areas of nanotechnology, since it was founded in 2015.

While nanotechnology was first thought of and envisioned in 1959, it wasn’t until the year 2000 that the field started to advance. Today, it is rapidly gaining traction across such diverse industries as medicine, technology, agriculture, energy storage and water treatment.

In the UAE, leading institutions such as Khalifa University and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have pioneered nanotech breakthroughs, with the latter named a centre for semiconductor R&D and manufacturing excellence, in 2012. In April 2017 Masdar student, Nazek El Atab, was named as one of 15 international female researchers to have won the L’Oreal-Unesco For Women in Science International Rising Talents award, for her work in nanotech.

Capitalising on the market opportunity, discussion host and producer, Waseela, will pioneer its own nano-solutions for the regional market, specialising in applications in its core business of technology.  Through the roundtable discussion on December 4, the firm will raise awareness of the nanotech advances currently being explored in the UAE.

The invitation-only event is free to attend, however, places are limited. The discussion is open to business executives, investors, decision makers and other nanotechnology pioneers. To find out more details or secure a place at the event, email nobelevent@waseela.com. Remaining available seats will be assigned on first-come-first-serve basis.

Professor Sir James Fraser Stoddart , jointly received the Nobel Prize for research involved the development of a mechanically-interlocked molecule called a ‘rotaxane’  when he was Haworth Chair of Chemistry and Head of the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham. His scientific contributions have led to disruptive new breakthroughs including the synthesis of the molecular machines, smallest machines ever created by human, which led him to the 2016 Nobel Prize. Sir Fraser has been recognised by many prestigious awards and many world leaders; you can find more information about his recognitions at https://www.panaceanano.com/sir-fraser-stoddart-cto   

Dr. Youssry Botros is the ex-director of Nanotechnology R&D programmes at Intel Corporation where he spent more than 16 years leading and managing critical research programmes and initiatives in the fields of nanotechnology and functional nanomaterials. In 2015, he co-founded PanaceaNano alongside Sir Fraser.

© Press Release 2017