Science Circle Convenes 3rd Conference “Egypt: Towards Sustainable Energy”

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On May 14, the Commission’s Science Circle conducted the third of its conferences titled: “Egypt: Towards Sustainable Energy” addressing energy as one of the major scientific and economical challenges facing Egypt in the coming few years. This conference focused on energy future plans for Egypt with particular emphasis on renewable energies; including relatively new sources like geothermal energy. Co-hosted by the Faculty of Engineering of Cairo University, the conference continued an initiative that begun in July 2011 at the City of Scientific Research and Technology Applications titled “Fulbrighters Face Egypt’s Scientific Challenges” where Fulbrighters and other scientists from nearly twenty universities and institutes focused on three of Egypt’s critical problems – energy, food and water. Approximately sixty faculty members, students, experts, government officials and industry representatives joined the Fulbright Science Circle. It featured talks and discussions between several prominent speakers in the field and industry of energy, including but not limited to, Dr. Mohamed ElSobky, Executive Director of the New And Renewable Energy Authority; Dr. Eng. Hafez Abdel-Aal Elsalamawy, Managing Director of the Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency; Prof. Dr. Sherif Mourad, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University; Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Fouad, Professor Mechanical……..

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