A review of nanotechnology development in the Arab World

Bassam Alfeeli, Ma'moun Al-Rawashdeh, Ali Bumajdad, Haider Al Lawati, Mohamed Abdelgawad, Zouhair M. Baccar, Issam Ben Salem, Faysal Benaskar

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Abstract

A growing number of initiatives on nanotechnology research, education, and industry have been recently launched by several Arab countries to quickly build scientific capacity and track worldwide developments in nanotechnology. Some countries, namely, the oil-rich countries, have allocated large funds to support these initiatives, which are intended to serve the national interests in energy, water and food supply, medicine, and local industry. The other Arab countries are also pursuing nanotechnology, however, with fewer funds but with more human resources. This study assesses the current status of nanotechnology in the Arab Republic of Egypt, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Kingdom of Morocco, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Tunisia, State of Kuwait, State of Qatar, Sultanate of Oman, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The study is aimed at having a top-level overview of the status of existing, underdevelopment, and planed educational and research programs relevant to nanotechnology. The overview also includes nanotechnology research focus areas, challenges, and opportunities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-377
Number of pages19
JournalNanotechnology Reviews
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2013

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Nanotechnology
Middle East
Financial Management
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Qatar
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United Arab Emirates
Oman
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Morocco
Tunisia
Jordan
Food Supply
Saudi Arabia
Water Supply
Egypt
Water supply
Medicine

Keywords

  • Funding sources
  • Infrastructure
  • Policy and governance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Alfeeli, B., Al-Rawashdeh, M., Bumajdad, A., Lawati, H. A., Abdelgawad, M., Baccar, Z. M., ... Benaskar, F. (2013). A review of nanotechnology development in the Arab World. Nanotechnology Reviews, 2(3), 359-377. https://doi.org/10.1515/ntrev-2012-0070

A review of nanotechnology development in the Arab World. / Alfeeli, Bassam; Al-Rawashdeh, Ma'moun; Bumajdad, Ali; Lawati, Haider Al; Abdelgawad, Mohamed; Baccar, Zouhair M.; Salem, Issam Ben; Benaskar, Faysal.

In: Nanotechnology Reviews, Vol. 2, No. 3, 01.06.2013, p. 359-377.

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Alfeeli, B, Al-Rawashdeh, M, Bumajdad, A, Lawati, HA, Abdelgawad, M, Baccar, ZM, Salem, IB & Benaskar, F 2013, 'A review of nanotechnology development in the Arab World', Nanotechnology Reviews, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 359-377. https://doi.org/10.1515/ntrev-2012-0070
Alfeeli B, Al-Rawashdeh M, Bumajdad A, Lawati HA, Abdelgawad M, Baccar ZM et al. A review of nanotechnology development in the Arab World. Nanotechnology Reviews. 2013 Jun 1;2(3):359-377. https://doi.org/10.1515/ntrev-2012-0070
Alfeeli, Bassam ; Al-Rawashdeh, Ma'moun ; Bumajdad, Ali ; Lawati, Haider Al ; Abdelgawad, Mohamed ; Baccar, Zouhair M. ; Salem, Issam Ben ; Benaskar, Faysal. / A review of nanotechnology development in the Arab World. In: Nanotechnology Reviews. 2013 ; Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 359-377.
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