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Symposium Posters

Towards Smart Microgrids: “Renewable Energy Integration into Smart Buildings”
Mohamed Riduan Abid, Alakhawayn University, Morocco

Precision Medicine: Modeling Prostate Cancer using Patient-Derived Organoids and Cells
Wassim Abou-Kheir, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Research Directions and Challenges in Connected Vehicles
Sherif Abuelenin, Port-Said University, Egypt

Blocking HCN Ion Channels Arrests the Cell Cycle and Molecular Clock of Neural Stem
Randa Abu-Youssef, Alexandria University, Egypt

Food Computer Pilot: Producing Commercial Fresh Crops at Marginal Areas
Moh`d Al Rifaee, National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension, Jordan

Synthesis of Chitosan Lactate Phthalate and Metal Crosslinked Beads for Drug Delivery Purposes
Ramia Albakain, The University of Jordan, Jordan

Piezoelectric Nanogenerator Based on ZnO Nanorods
Majid Al-Ruqeishi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

The 1000 Arab Genome: Characterizing the Genome of Ethnic Groups in Arabia
Habiba Alsafar, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates

Mapping of Aquifer Vulnerability to Contamination at Landfill Sites in Jordan by using COP Model
Almoayied Assayed, Royal Scientific Society, Jordan

Improving Health from the Inside Out: Genomics & Microbiomics in Public Health & Precision Medicine
Ramy Aziz, Cairo University, Egypt

Elucidating Carbon Nanotube Growth and Self-Organization for Tailored Water Treatment Membranes
Mostafa Bedewy, University of Pittsburgh, United States

Household Water Insecurity Scale: A Model to Develop a Cross-Culturally Validated Tool
Godfred Boateng, Northwestern University, United States

Smart Cities with Urban Aerial Mobility Systems and Autonomous Flying Cars
Soon-Jo Chung, California Institute of Technology, United States

Up and Down Conversion in Nano Phosphors for White Light Disply and Nanothermometer Applications
Mohamed Dammak, Faculté des Sciences de Sfax, Tunisia

A Personalized Medicine Drug Sensitivity & Resistance Testing Platform Using ADE
Sammy Datwani, Labcyte Inc., United States

Kinetics and Adsorption Isotherm for the Removal of Fluoride and Chromium (Vi) from Wastewater by EC
Nadjib Drouiche, Centre de Recherche en Semi-Conducteurs pour l'Energetique, Algeria

Investigation of the Reddening Patterns of Al-ghord Lahmar Megabarchans (SW of Morocco)
Hicham El Belrhiti, Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Morocco

Ultrafast Magnetic Memory for Higher Data Rates and Smarter Cities
Amal El-Ghazaly, University of California Berkeley, United States

Plant Growth Promoting Soil Bacterial Volatiles: A Novel Formula for Sustainable Agriculture
Mohamed Farag, Cairo University, Egypt

Charge Collection and Local Chemistry at the Nanoscale in Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells
David Fenning, University of California San Diego, United States

Safeguarding Food Security of Growing Global Polulation in a Changing Climate
Teamrat Ghezzehei, University of California, Merced, United States

Geolocated Datasets for Urban Science
Bruno Goncalves, New York University, United States

Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Hemoglobin Disorders and Oral Cancer in Low-resource Settings
Umut Gurkan, Case Western Reserve University, United States

Membrane-Based Detection of Fouling and Wetting Phenomenon in Desalination
Raed Hashaikeh, Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates

Interactions of Viral Particles and Osmolytes for Manufacturing, Detection, and Inactivation
Caryn Heldt, Michigan Technological University, United States

Urban Metabolism Mapping and Modeling: Improving the Sustainability and Resilience of Cities
Simi Hoque, Drexel University, United States

Fundamental Study of Thermal Transport in a Li-ion Cell for Enhanced Renewable Energy Conversion
Ankur Jain, The University of Texas at Arlington, United States

Transferability of Austrian Energy Models to Moroccan context
El Mostafa Jamea, MENA Renewables and Sustainability, Morocco

In-Situ Thermodynamics Measurements at Metal Oxides-Solution Interfaces using Flow Microcalorimetry
Nadine Kabengi, Georgia State University, United States

Cancer Cell-Derived, Tunable Extracellular Vesicles for Targeted, Safe, and Versatile Therapies
Young Jik Kwon, University of California, Irvine, United States

Nanoparticles as Biomolecular Cargo Transporters to Engineer Smarter Plants
Markita Landry, University of California Berkeley, United States

Shaping the Spectrum of Thermal Radiation: Nanostructures for Efficient Solar Power and buildings
Andrej Lenert, University of Michigan, United States

Integrated, Systems Metabolic Picture of Clostrial Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol Fermentation
Ting Lu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

High-efficiency Biomass Water Pasteurization
Nordica MacCarty, Oregon State University, United States

Molecular Genotyping Of Giardia Duodenalis Isolates from Preschool Egyptian Children
Hanan Mahmoud, Ain Shams University, Egypt

Economic and Technology Barriers to Agricultural Water Desalination
Meagan Mauter, Carnegie Mellon University, United States

Overcoming Barriers to Implementation of Low Energy Buildings: Integrated Hvac and Daylighting Systems
Mohammed Mayhoub, Al-Azhar University, Egypt

Data Science for Smart Education

Ghita Mezzour, International University of Rabat, Morocco

Towards Durable Hydrophobicity and Omniphobicity

Nenad Miljkovic, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

The Use of Modeling, Monitoring and Smart Metering for Sustainable Groundwater Management
Ali Mirchi, The University of Texas at El Paso, United States

Biochar Application to Enhance Water Resources Management and Soil Fertility in the Jordan Valley
Osama Mohawesh, Mutah University, Jordan

Optimal Law Enforcement Using Stackelberg Games in a Smart City
Rola Naja, Lebanese University, Lebanon

3D Printing for Precision Medicine
Roger Narayan, North Carolina State University, United States

Innovative Demonstration on Sustainable Integrated Management of Wastewater in Palestine
Amin Nawahda, PARC, Palestinian Territory

Printed Flexible Electronics for Smart Sensor Networks
Tse Nga Tina Ng, University of California San Diego, United States

Human Health Impacts of Water Reuse: Pathogen Control for Global Water and Food Safety
Thanh (Helen) Nguyen, University of Illinois, United States

Developing Land Surface Temperatures Using Microwave Data For Smart Agricultural Applications
Hamid Norouzi, The City University of New York, United States

Novel Contrast Agents to Diagnose Leukocyte Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Leonard Pease, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States

Development of Hollow Microneedles for Precision Medicine
Sumita Pennathur, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States

Microfluidic Platforms for Isolating Circulating Cancer Cells from Blood Samples
Mohammad A. Qasaimeh, New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Contributions to Algerian’s Renewable Energy Program Success
Zahir Rouabah, University of Bordj Bou Arreridj, Algeria

Desert Rhizosphere Microbes for Future Sustainable SMART Agriculture
Maged Saad, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Micro Optofluidic Refractometer for Onchip Biosensing
Yasser Sabry, Ain Shams University, Egypt

Magnetite Nanoparticles as a Novel Single Dose Treatment for Iron deficiency Anemia
Taher Salaheldin, British Unversity in Egypt, Egypt

Developing Molecules and Methods for Personalized Mechano-Medicine
Khalid Salaita, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

Healthcare Access: Modeling, Inference and Interventions
Nicoleta Serban, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

Spray pyrolysis of FeS2 for high performance lithium ion batteries
Taylor Sparks, University of Utah, United States

Energy Efficiency and Emission Characteristics of the Transportation Sector in Kuwait
Krishnan Nair Sreekanth, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), Kuwait

Modular Agricultural Production System: State-of-the-art Controlled Environment Plant Factory
Krishnakumar Sugumaran, Kuwait Institute For Scientific Research, Kuwait

Novel Polyphenol Nanoparticles for Targeted Anti-cancer Drug Delivery
Suhair Sunoqrot, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan

City-Integrated Renewable Energy for Urban Sustainability
Deborah Sunter, University of California, Berkeley, United States

Smart Electric Distribution Systems for Smart Cities
Siddharth Suryanarayanan, Colorado State University, United States

Cephalostatin 1 Analogues Target Cancer Cells Specifically Through ER Stress Apoptotic Pathway
Lubna Tahtamouni, The Hashemite University, Jordan

Observational Benchmarks for Precipitation and Evaporation, Past to Future
Aradhna Tripati, University of California, Los Angeles, United States

Convergence of Networks, Smarter Transportation Technologies and Big Data: Recent advances
Satish Ukkusuri, Purdue University, United States

Optimal Wastewater Management Using Noisy Sensor Fusion
Lav Varshney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

Innovative Methods for Improving the Hydraulic Disinfection Efficiency of Drinking Water Systems
Subhas Karan Venayagamoorthy, Colorado State University, United States

Improving Patient Care through Data
Jenna Wiens, University of Michigan, United States

Precise and Non-Invasive Cancer Diagnostics and Prognostics
Hang Hubert Yin, University of Colorado Boulder, United States

Zinc Oxide Nanofibers for Photocatalytic Activity
Razika Zair Tala-Ighil, University M'hamed Bougara Boumerdes, Algeria

Sustainable Water Management in Mediterranean Regions: Development of New Decisions Support Systems
Adel Zghibi, University Tunis El Manar, Tunisia