Malaysia’s prominent University of University Putra Malaysia (UPM) is slated to host a Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Development Forum in collaboration with Mustafa(pbuh) Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF) under Science and Technology Exchange Program (STEP) among Muslim Countries on December 19-23 this year.
According to the Mustafa(pbuh) Prize Public Relations and Communications (MPRC), MSTF aims to appreciate scientists in the Islamic world by awarding the Mustafa Prize biennially and strengthening the scientific collaboration globally through STEP.
MSTF has organized December’s forum in collaboration with the UPM. The main goal of the five-day event is to provide a platform for outstanding Muslims scientists to network and cooperate with each other.
The event will be attended by renowned Muslim scientists and academics from across the world, including Professor Jackie Ying from Singapore and Professor Omar Yaghi from Jordan; who were the laureates of the first edition of the Mustafa(pbuh) Prize held last year.
The forum will discuss the global science and its emergence as the universal language of peace and welfare, the challenges faced by Muslim countries in nano-science and nanotechnology fields and ways to boost scientific cooperation among Muslim nations.
Omar Yaghi will be the main lecturer of the forum. His lecture will focus on the applications of Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in clean energy. Professor Jackie Ying will also deliver a speech on “nanotechnology from research level to commercialization”.
On the sidelines of the event, two professional workshops will be held which will focus on procedures of registering a patent as well as research outcomes communication through more effective paper publication.
Organizers hope that December’s forum will draw more attention to the achievements of Muslim scientists. They say more such forums will be held in major academic centers of the Muslim countries in order to expand the scope of the prize’s activities in the realm of science.