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Forum Program

Office of Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Studies invites you to
The 3rd Forum for Women in Research 
"Quwa: Women Empowerment for Global Impact"

Thursday, August 25, 2022 (coinciding with Emirati Women's Day)
Timing: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Opening Ceremony 10:00am-10:15am

Dr. Manar Abu Talib, Chair of Research Outreach Department, UOS

Prof. Hamid AL Naimiy, Chancellor, UoS

Prof. Maamar Bettayeb, Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Studies, UoS

Introductory Video
Keynote Speeches 10:15AM-11:45AM
NAMA Women Advancement  Establishment 
 H.E. Reem Abdel Rahim Bin Karam, Director of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment 

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

Ms. Eiman Al Hammadi, Senior Vice President, Group HC Strategy & Organization Effectiveness 

Emirates NBD

Mr. Saud Al Dhawyani, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Sharjah Electricity Water & Gas Authority (SEWA)

Mayyada Salem Al Bardan, Manager of Researches & Studies Department 
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)

Eng. Noura Al Hammadi, R&D Technologist


Miriam Zalzala, Site Relationship & Excellence Lead - Middle East North Africa

& Nadine Tarcha, MD.MSC, Gulf Medical Director

Sponsors Honorary Awards 11:45 AM -12:00 PM

Dr. Amina Al-Marzouqi, Assistant Chancellor of Branches Affairs

College of Health Sciences, UOS

Panel Discussion 12:00PM-1:30PM
Moderator: Dr. Bashair Mohammed Mussa, College of Medicine, UOS
Dr. Marina Sokovic
Assistant Minister for Science, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Serbia 
Dr. Alya Harbi
Director of Statistics and Research, Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), UAE  
Ms. Alanoud Abdulla Alhaj
Director – Education Policy, Ministry of Education, UAE 
Prof. Jung Sun Kim
President of International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES), Executive Vice President, Dongseo University, South Korea 
Dr. Eva Turgonyi
AstraZeneca GCC Medical Director 

Dr. Wafaa Ramadan,

Postdoctoral Research Associate, UOS, Recipient of the L’Oreal- UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East 
Fellowship Award
Ms. Amani Abusafia, PhD Student, University of Sydney, Australia, Recipient of Zonta International Award for Women in Technology
Specialized Sessions 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Moderator: Dr. Bashria Abdrubalrasoul Abdalla, College of Engineering, UOS

Session#1 (1:30-2:00)
Safe Water: A Risk-based Approach for Protection from Waterborne Disease 

By: Dr. Susan Petterson, Associate Professor, Griffith University, Australia; Director, Water & Health Pty Ltd;  Non-Executive Director Sydney Water Corporation; Editor of Journal of Water and Health

Session#2 (2:00-2:30)

Autonomous Rover for Albedo Measurement

By: Eng. Khuloud Al Maeeni |Graduate Senior Technologist, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)

Session#3 (2:30-3:00)

Building Integrated Photovoltaics in Hot Climates:
Experimental Study of CIGS and c-Si modules in
BIPV Ventilated Facades

By: Eng. Noura Al Hammadi | R&D Technologist, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
Session#4 (3:00-3:30)

Leadership and Empowerment for Advancing Clean Energy 

By: Shaima Sharif | Innovation Programs Sprint Lead, Energy & Utilities, AWS Amazon, USA

Exhibition for UoS Women's Achievements in Research

Moderator: Dr. Shaima Elbardawil, College of Fine Arts and Design, UoS  & 

Dr. Rania Harati, College of Pharmacy, UoS

Taebiruha Exhibition (Her Expression)

Moderator: Dr. Karima Mohamed Abdelaziz
College of Fine Arts and Design, UoS

Announcing the Winners

Moderators: Prof. Dima Rachid Jamil, Dr. Narjes Haj Salem
College of Business Administration, UoS