Dr. Savaş Alpay, Director General of SESRIC, delivered a special address during the 'Fourth WIEF-UiTM Global Discourse on Nanotechnology'
Date: 14 October 2011
Venue: Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

The “Fourth WIEF-UiTM Global Discourse on Nanotechnology” was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14th October 2011. Dr. Savaş Alpay, Director General of SESRIC participated in the event and delivered a special address on the "Current Stance of Science and Technology in OIC Countries".

The 4th WIEF-UiTM Global Discourse was organized by World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), in cooperation with SESRIC and it focused on nanotechnology’s interdisciplinary nature, highlighting cutting-edge R&D in nanomedicine, nanoelectronics, and nanomaterials. The discussions explored the current factors fueling nanotechnology’s growth, start-up opportunities and potential bottlenecks to viable commercialization. It also examined predictions for future societal, environmental, ethical, and privacy issues as well as the impact of nanotechnology on the future warfare.

Keynote Address on “Nanotechnology: Engineering a Better Future” was presented by Dr. Mehmet Bayindir, Deputy Director, National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Turkey . The session was moderated by Dr. Gunawan Witjaksono, Director, Photonics, Micro Energy & Green Technology, MIMOS Berhad, Malaysia and Prof Ille C Gebeshuber, Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia & Vienna University of Technology, Austria; Prof. Jackie Y. Ying, Executive Director, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore; Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director, National Nanotechnology Center, Thailand and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Rusop, Head, NANO-SciTech Centre (NST), Institute of Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia participated as commentators.


Presentation on "Current Stance of Science and Technology in OIC Countries" by Dr. Savaş Alpay