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Symposium Presentations

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
Kartik Chandran, Columbia University, United States
Antoine Ghauch, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

The Need for Disruptive Game Changing Approaches in Water Sanitation and Hygiene
Carl Hensman, Gates Foundation, United States

Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor and its Efficacy in Removing Microbial Contaminants
Peiying Hong, King Abdullah University for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Amplifying Progress toward Multiple Development Goals through Resource Recovery from Sanitation
Jeremy Guest, University of Illinois, United States

Expanding Access to Sanitation for Unsewered Communities in Middle East and North Africa Countries: Social and Technical Aspects
Mokhtar Jaait, Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable, Morocco
 

Renewable Energy
Andrej Lenert, University of Michigan, United States
Asmae Khaldoun, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco

The Green Energy Park – A New Research to Innovation Model to Enhance Excellence in Renewable Energy in Africa
Badr Ikken, Institut de Recherche en Energie Solaire et Energies Nouvelles, Morocco

Fundamental and High Throughput Advances in Electrochemical Energy Technologies
Sossina M. Haile, Northwestern University, United States

Developing New Pathways for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals in a Sustainable Manner
Thomas Jaramillo, Stanford University, United States

High-Performance Solar Thermal Energy Conversion with Dry Cooling
TJ Zhang, Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates



Precision Medicine & Cancer
Kunal Rai, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Mohammed Qasaimeh, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE

Translating a Trillion Points of Data into Therapies, Diagnostics, and New Insights into Disease
Atul Butte, University of California, San Francisco, United States

Microfluidics for the Interrogation of Circulating Biomarkers in Cancer Patients
Shannon Stott, Harvard Medical School, United States

Optimizing Therapies of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: One Step Closer to Cure?
Rihab Nasr, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Targeted Delivery of Anticancer Therapeutics
Mazin Magzoub, NYU Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates



Smart Agriculture
Amir Aghakouchak, University of California, Irvine, United States
Samer Samarah, Yarmouk University, Jordan

Discovering How Agricultural Development Shapes Climate Change Futures
Patrick Reed, Cornell University, United States

Carotenoid Research: From Combating Malnutrition to Parasitic Weeds Control
Salim Al-Babili, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Impact of Water policy on Food Security in Jordan
Tala Qtaishat, Jordanian University, Jordan

Advances in Mapping Evapotranspiration with Satellite Data
Forrest Melton, JPL/NASA, United States



Smart Cities
Marta Gonzalez, University of California, Berkeley, United States
Mohamed Bakhouya, International University of Rabat, Morocco

Urban Data Management, Analysis and Visualization
Claudio Silva, New York University, United States

The City Dynamics Platform
Anas Alfaris, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Data-Driven Management of Urban Energy Networks: Sensing, Learning and Optimization
Ram Rajagopal, Stanford University, United States



Additional Presentations

NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program
Ruth David, National Academy of Engineering, United States

KFAS as a Catalyst of Change
Ameenah Farhan, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, Kuwait

PEER Program
Dalal Najib, National Academy of Sciences, United States

Arab-American Fellowships
Daniel Placht, National Academy of Sciences, United States


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