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Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah (UoS)

Office of Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Studies invites you to
2nd Forum for Women in Research 
"Quwa: Empowering Women in Research and Innovation"

Thursday, August 26, 2021 (coinciding with Emirati Women's Day)
Timing: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Zoom link:

​Opening Ceremony 10:00am-10:15am
​Prof. Hamid AL Naimiy, Chancellor, UoS
Prof Maamar Bettayeb, Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Studies, UoS
Keynote Speeches 10:15am-11:15am:
Dr. Gizem Akalin, Vice President and General Manager GSK Gulf
Dr. Sgouris Sgouridis, Director for Research Programs at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) R&D Center
Fatima Abdulrahman Al Awadhi, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Tanfeeth, a subsidiary of Emirates NBD
Panel Discussion 11:30am-1:00pm Post Pandemic Effect on Research & Innovation
Prof. Dima Jamali, Dean, College of Business Administration, UoS​
Prof. Hakima Amri, Professor, Physiology and Biochemistry, Director, Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences Graduate Program, Georgetown University Medical Center, USA
Dr. Hessa ALGhazal, Executive Director, Sharjah Child Friendly Office, UAE​
Dr. Taghrid Samak, Senior Data Scientist, Google, San Francisco, USA​
​Dr. Safa Nassereldin, Vice President for Jerusalem Affairs at Al Quds University, Palestine
Technical Sessions in Collaboration with R&D DEWA 1:00 PM-3:25​ PM
​Technical Session#1 (1:00-1:30) by R&D DEWA (Hebtalla Alhamadani & Shaikha Alblooshi) 
 Solar PV Soiling Mitigation- Cleaning Methods of PV Modules under Desert Conditions
​Technical Session#2 (1:30-2:00) by R&D DEWA (Mozah Alyammahi & Tawaddod Alkindi)
Dimensional Accuracy of Additively Manufactured Metal Parts in Fused Filament Fabrication Process
Technical Session#3 (2:00-2:25) 
​Towards Climate Resilience Through Systemic Solutions and Innovations.
Prof Chrysi Laspidou, Professor at the Civil Engineering Department, University of Thessaly in Greece & Vice-President of Research and Technology at Water Europe

Technical Session#4 (2:30-2:55) 
Hardware-aware Automated AI for Efficient Deep Learning across Hybrid Deployments: Current Landscape and Future Directions
Dr. Kaoutar El Maghraoui, Principal Researcher, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
Technical Session#5 (3:00-3:25) 
Decarbonizing Fuels and Chemicals
Prof. Yang Shao-Horn, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Exhibition for UoS Women’s Achievements in Research​
Announcing the Winners

Happy Emirati Women’s Day!