The Saudi Cultural Mission is proud to announce the 1st nanotechnology seminar, to be held in October 19th at the Saudi Office in Canberra.
On this occasion, SACM invites participants to take part in this event with the theme “Utilizing Nanotechnology to Realize Themes of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030”. Nano at SACM 2017 aims to proclaim knowledge and share all different ideas amongst professionals, academics and students from research areas of Nanotechnology. The seminar will have a space for companies and institutions to present their services, products, innovations and research results.


  • Building a Strategic Partnership between Saudi Arabia and Australia on Nanotechnology
  • Creating Scientific and Technical Solutions in Nanotechnology for use in Academic and Developmental Sectors in Saudi Arabia
  • Utilizing KASP in the Practical Application of Nanotechnology Towards Building Saudi Human Resources
  • Overview of Australia’s Capacity in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Examples of Australia’s Global Partnerships in Nanotechnology
  • Feasibility of Nanotechnology in Economic Investments and National Revenues
  • Opportunities Available under Limited  Nanotechnology Capacities

Speakers and participants:

[author title=” Professor Colin Raston AO | Flinders University” image=””] Title of presentation: International Collaboration in Nanotechnology at Flinders University.

Prof Colin Raston is a SA Premier’s Professorial Research Fellow in Clean Technology, at Flinders University, and is a former President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). He has received the RACI’s Green Chemistry Challenge Award, the H.G. Smith Award, the Burrows Award, and the Leighton Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to the profession.[/author]

[author title=”Associate Professor Antonio Tricoli, PhD” image=””] Title of presentation: Multi-Scale Engineering of Nano-Devices for Future Medicine and Energy Technologies.

Antonio Tricoli is the head of the Nanotechnology Research Laboratory at the Australian National University. His group focuses on the multi-scale engineering of nanomaterials and devices by scalable bottom-up self-assembly approach. In 2012, he was awarded with a competitive Future Engineering Research Fellowship from the Research School of Engineering of the Australian National University and established the Nanotechnology Research Laboratory. His research achievements have been recognized by numerous awards including the prestigious Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Award in 2015, and one of the four Westpac Research Fellowships awarded in Australia in 2016.[/author]

[author title=”Bediea AL Harbi – Postgraduate Student | Flinders University ” image=””]Title of presentation: Nanotechnology in Saudi Arabia, Present and Future.

Bediea AL Harbi earned a Bachelor in Physics from the College of Science at King Saud University, Algaseem. In 2002, He moved to TVTC as a Trainer in Physics until now. In 2017, Bediea completed his Master in Nanotechnology at Flinders University under the supervision of Professor Colin Raston. He discovered a new phenomenon during his research, namely changing the solubility of a compound under shear stress (under transient turbulence/turbulent flow). This allowed him to control the nucleation and growth of remarkable nano-/micron-particles of fullerenes, which are destined for a number of applications in device technology. [/author]

[author title=”Dr. Cathy Foley | Science Director And Deputy Director of CSIRO ” image=””]Dr. Cathy Foley has made distinguished contributions to the understanding of superconducting materials and to the development of devices using superconductors for a number of applications including to detect magnetic fields and locate valuable deposits of minerals. She is also the Chair of the Australian National Fabrication Facility Victorian Node Collaboration Committee and the ARC Steel Hub Advisory Committee as well as sitting on several other committees and boards. She has made significant contributions to the scientific community as president of several scientific societies and as a member of committees such as PMSEIC giving advice to Government on scientific and technological matters.[/author]

[author title=” Chair of the Seminar ” image=”http://”] Mashail Maged Alkadi

Currently studying a Master Degree of Communications at the University of Canberra, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Marketing Management.[/author]

Date, Time and Venue
Date: 19th October 2017
Time: 4.30 pm – 7.00 pm
Venue: 16 Watson Street, Turner, ACT 2612,

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[box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” class=”” width=””]NOTE: Seats are limited, and it will be allocated to the first attendees.

For any further information about the seminar , Please contact
Dr. Gus Olwan
Tel: +61 2 6269 32100, Ext: 375[/box]