Current status of nanotechnology in Arab Gulf States

Bassam Alfeeli*, Tariq Mohiuddin, Khaled Saoud

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A growing number of nanotechnology research, education and industry initiatives have been recently launched by several Arab Gulf States to quickly build scientific capacity and track the worldwide developments in nanotechnology. This comprehensive commitment is intended to serve national interests in energy, water and food supply, medicine, and local industry. This study assesses current status of nanotechnology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, State of Kuwait, State of Qatar, Sultanate of Oman, and United Arab Emirates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 12th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2012 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: Aug 20 2012Aug 23 2012


Other2012 12th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Equipment and Facilities
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Infrastructure
  • National Policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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