*Seminar on "Occupational Safety and Health in Laboratories"           *«Effect of iron oxides, aluminum and nano-silicone on the resistance of ordinary Portland cement for fire»           *Prof. Arafa Sabry, Dean of the Faculty, participates in the inauguration ceremony of Fayoum University Graduates Association      *Reception of new students      *Meeting of the Basic Science and Planning Sector Committee     


    Faculty of Science Creates Two New Centers for Thin Film Technology and Renewable Energy  

   In a big ceremony this Sunday, the Fayoum University's Faculty of Science announced that it created two new centers for thin film technology and renewable energy. The event was witnessed by Prof. Khaled Hamza, President of Fayoum University, Prof. Ahmed Gaber Shedid, Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research, Prof. Farid Awad Hedar, Vice President for Community Service and Environment Development, Prof. Hadeer Bakir, Dean of the Faculty of Science, and Prof. Kamal Ghalab, Director of the Projects Management Unit. Also, deans, vice deans, and some faculty members were present. In his opening remarks, President Hamza stressed the importance of creating such scientific hubs which need a lot of equipment to be used effectively. He also added that the University would compete and become a vehicle for technological and scientific progress. He, moreover, announced that he was nominated by the Supreme Council of Universities (SCU) to chair a delegation that would attend the Grand Renaissance Dam Summit in Ethiopia. Taking the floor, Prof. Ahmed Gaber Shedid said that the electronic microscope would be useful for all university researchers as "it is one of the unique devices that the Faculty of Science has", adding that such devices cost about 7 to 8 million pounds. He also suggested give training to some faculty members at the University of Assuit so as to be well-qualified to use such new equipment. Furthermore, Prof. Kamal Ghalab congratulated the Faculty of Science community, adding that the new renewable energy project would be a great push for the university. In addition, the ceremony featured a detailed explanation of both projects - thin film technology center and renewable energy center - by Dr. Ahmed Saad, a lecturer at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science. He said: "The thin film technology center is a project funded by the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) with a sum of 5 million pounds where as the renewable energy center is funded by the Ministry of Higher Education's Projects Management Unit (PMU) with a sum of 3 million pounds."

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