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Arab-American Frontiers Home > 6th Symposium


The sixth Arab-American Frontiers symposium was held in partnership with, and hosted by, the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) in Kuwait City, November 4-6, 2018.The meeting convened U.S. and Arab scientists, engineers, and medical professionals to discuss major scientific advances on a wide array of topics relevant to the MENA region and globally.
This program brings together outstanding young scientists, engineers, and medical professionals from the United States and the 22 countries of the Arab League for a series of symposia to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields. The goal of these meetings is to enhance the scientific exchange and dialogue among young researchers in Arab countries and the United States, including the Arab science diaspora, and through this interaction, facilitate research collaboration within and beyond the region. 

Speaker Presentations
AAF Posters

The Arab-American Frontiers program is participant driven: an organizing committee of 12 members makes the final selection of session topics, suggests speakers, and chairs the individual sessions during the symposium. The session topics presented at the symposium were:
  • Session I: Big Data
  • Session II: Water Systems 
  • Session III: The Microbiome
  • Session IV: Air Quality
  • Session V: Next Generation Buildings and Infrastructure
One of the main objectives of Frontiers symposia is to foster pluridisciplinary dialogue and collaborations. Therefore, while speakers in each session are selected as experts in the topics above, each general participant also hadthe opportunity to present his or her research during poster sessions.
The following individuals served as organizing committee members: 

Dr. Esra Aleisa, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Dr. Joy Ward, University of Kansas, USA


Dr. Hassan Arafat, Khalifa University, UAE 
Dr. Hussain Bahbahani, Kuwait University, Kuwait 
Dr. Jeremy Guest, University of Illinois, USA 
Dr. Christa Hasenkopf, OpenAq, USA 
Dr. Laila Khodeir, British University in Egypt, Egypt 
Dr. Hussam Mahmoud, Colorado State University, USA 
Dr. Miriah Meyer, University of Utah, USA 
Dr. George Mitri, University of Balamand, Lebanon 
Dr. Leonard Pease, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA 
Dr. Wei Lee Woon, Khalifa University, UAE
The sixth Arab American Frontiers symposium is made possible by the support of 
the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, NASA, NSF, and USAID.
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