Nam honored as Arab-American Frontiers participant

MechSE assistant professor SungWoo Nam will participate in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences fourth annual Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine symposium.
The symposium will be hosted by the Masdar Institute of Science Technology on its campus in Abu Dhabi from November 5 through 7.
“I am honored to be invited to participate,” Nam said. “I look forward to engaging in discussions on cross-disciplinary topics of next generation electronics/photonics, energy/water for sustainability, neuroscience, petroleum geosciences and new space exploration technologies. I am also excited at the opportunities to establish collaborations with researchers from various disciplines of science, engineering, and medicine from the U.S. and 22 countries of the Arab League.”
Nam is one of a very select group of participants, chosen from hundreds of applications from the Arab region and the United States. He will also present a poster titled “Next Generation Stretchable Electronics Based on Crumpled Two-dimensional Materials.”
The Arab-American Frontiers symposium brings together researchers from many different disciplines. The sessions of the meeting are designed to explore the frontiers of research in the fields of nanotechnology, water and solar energy, space technologies, neuroscience and oil and gas exploration, as well as research that falls within broader applications of these disciplines. In the past, this has resulted in very interesting cross-disciplinary discussions and research collaborations. 
The symposium is held in partnership with Masdar Institute, New York University Abu Dhabi, Khalifa University, and Petroleum Institute. It is also made possible thanks to the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).