Conference / Invitation Letter


Prof. Ali Bumjdad
Conference Chair

Chemistry Department,
Kuwait University

” On behalf of the KINCE organization & scientific committee,  I have great pleasure in welcoming you to the 1st Kuwait International Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, KINCE-2016, at the Regency Hotel, State of Kuwait.

The first nanotechnology conference in Kuwait aims to bring world-wide scientists in this multidisciplinary field to Kuwait to disclose their important recent research. The conference also aims to show to the international participants,  the current nano-research and the state of the art nano-facilities available in Kuwait and the region. This Conference focuses on four main areas which are: Information Technology;  Material & Devices; Energy, and     medicine.   Beside the invited elite speakers (6 Keynote and 16 Invited Speakers), we received a total of 108 oral and poster abstracts from top academic individuals from 28 countries. Such presentations are tackling subjects like: nanostructure growth, fabrication, model, device design, testing, applications, health aspects….. etc. of nanotechnology.

Beside this main academic role of the Kuwait International Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, KINCE-2016, there is another important role we decided to consider at this conference, which is enhancing the society awareness about nanotechnology. We think, this role is needed for a developing small country like Kuwait. This awareness will target, high school students and teachers, undergraduate students and also will target the decision makers in Kuwait and the Arabian Gulf region. To fulfill this, a mini-workshop, discussion sessions, university students’ involvement, high schools teachers andstudents’ visits to the exhibition with dedicated lectures to them,  were also included in the program. Successful story will be introduced to the society to know how nanotechnology can help in developing the economics of the GCC countries.

I would like to thank our sponsors and the members of all the technical committees of this conference without whom this conference will not be organized.

Finally, I wish you a knowledgeable conference and a pleasant stay in Kuwait.

Conferene Registeration Exhibition & Sponsorship

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Publishing Information / Get Published


The papers presented in “Kuwait International Nanotechnology Conference & Exhibition” will have the chance to be published in a special issue of  Science of Advanced Materials – SAM“. 

While selected papers will be published at International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation, IJMatEI, (indexed in Scopus) after peer reviewing according to Publisher guidelines.

For full published details Kindly refer to the publishing information page.

Themes / Main conference themes

Information Technology

Nanotechnology in information; communication technology: Applications, challenges and opportunities

Nano-Devices & Materials

Nano-devices and Nano-Electronics (development of: display technology, processors, lights & LED, batteries, sensors & biosensors, information storage …etc.)


Nanotechnology in Medicine Application (Drug Delivery, Therapy Techniques, Cell Repair, regenerative medicine, early diagnosing …etc.


Nanotechnology for Energy Applications (renewable energy, energy storage and solar cells, oil upgrading; catalytic cracking and oxidation, gasification of waste hydrocarbon)

Scientific Committee / Members

Prof. Ali Bumajdad


Chemistry Department, Kuwait University    

Dr. Yaser Abdulraheem

Comittee Member

Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering Kuwait University

Dr. Mohammed Alenezi

committee Member

Assistant Deputy Director General for Applied Education and Research, PAAET

Professor and Nanotechnology Program Manager at KISR



Associate Research Scientist Kuwait Institute for Scientific

Dr. Ameera H. Al-Hassan

Comittee Member

Ministry of Education - UN

Dr. Mohamed Bououdina

Committee Member

Founding Director of the Center of Nanotechnology Centre, University of Bahrain  



    Faculty of Science, Najran University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Keynote / Wealth of Experience

    Prof. Chenzhong Li

    Department of Biological Engineering, Florida International University, USA

    Prof. Chenzhong Li received his M.Sc (electrochemistry) and PhD (bioengineering) from


    Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA

    Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

    Jef Poortmans

    Scientific Director, Photovoltaics Program, Imec

    Prof. Jef Poortmans received his degree in electronic engineering from the


    PhD, MBA, Principal Process Development Engineer, Belgium

    Alessio Spessot received the Laurea degree (cum laude) in Physics from


    Professor of Nanoscience and technology at NILES, Cairo University, Egypt

    Prof. Mona Bakr gained her B.Sc. 1991 and her M.Sc. in

    Invited / Speakers

    Ahmed Umar

    Centre for Advanced Materials and Nano-Research, Najran University, Saudi Arabia

    Professor Ahmad Umar received his B.Sc. in biosciences and

    Takashi Goto

    Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan

    Takashi Goto is a professor at the Institute for


    Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland

    Prof. Jerzy P. Łukaszewicz is Professor at Faculty of

    Fouzi Mouffouk

    Kuwait University, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department

    Dr Fouzi Mouffouk is an Associate Professor at the


    Genetics and Bioengineering Department of Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey

    Mustafa Culha obtained his M.S. degree in chemistry from

    Abdulaziz Alhargan

    CEO and Cofounder Kentune Consultancy

    Dr Abdulaziz Alhargan has been involved in the early stages of


    Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute

    Prof. Nouar Tabet received his PhD in Materials Sciences

    Ivan Gordon

    Manager Silicon Photovoltaics, Imec

    Dr Ivan Gordon obtained his PhD in the field of novel

    Raed Hashaikeh

    Masdar Institute, UAE

    Dr. Raed Hashaikeh is an associate professor, Materials Science and Engineering


    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

    Prof. Husam Alshareef obtained his PhD at North Carolina

    Khalil Khanafer

    Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Australian College of Kuwait

    Khalil Khanafer has completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering


    American University of Middle East (AUM) , Kuwait

    Dr. Ali Abdou joined American University of Middle East

    Michael Swain

    Bioclinical Sciences Faculty of Dentistry, Health Sciences Centre, University of Kuwait, Kuwait

    Professor Michael Swain is currently professor of Bio-clinical Sciences

    Samir F. Mahmoud

    Electrical Engineering Department, Kuwait University, Kuwait

    Samir F. Mahmoud graduated in electrical engineering from Cairo

    Tom Aernouts

    R&D Manager Organic Photovoltaics, Imec

    Dr. Tom Aernouts is leader of the organic photovoltaics

    General Information /

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    Sponsors / Proudly sponsored by

    Conference Venue

    The Regency Kuwait
    Al Bidea,
    25 Al Ta’awen Street,
    Salmiya, Kuwait, 22012

    00965 6009 2444

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    Contact / Get in touch

    For Exhibition & Sponsorship information:

    Phone: +965 6003 0082

    For Conference information:

    Phone: +965 6009 2444