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News Article | December 7, 2016
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RAS AL KHAIMAH, Emirados Árabes Unidos--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A 5ª Conferência Internacional sobre Dispositivos, Sistemas e Aplicativos Eletrônicos (International Conference on Electronic Devices, Systems and Applications, ICEDSA 2016), patrocinada pelo Instituto dos Engenheiros Elétricos e Eletrônicos (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, IEEE), foi aberta hoje em Ras Al Khaimah, nos Emirados Árabes Unidos. A conferência foi organizada pela Universidade Americana de Ras Al Khaimah (American University of Ras Al Khaimah, AURAK) com seu parceiro estratégico, a Universiti Teknologi Mara, uma universidade da Malásia sediada em Shah Alam, Selangor. Uma divisão do governo local de Ras Al Khaimah, a municipalidade RAK, patrocinou o evento de três dias. Os discursos de abertura da ICEDSA 2016 foram apresentados pelo Professor Eesa Bastaki, presidente da conferência e presidente honorário da seção da EAU do IEEE, e contou com uma sessão programática com importantes palestrantes, como o Prof. Ahmed Kishk, o Dr. Ayman Alnashar, o Prof. Rabab Ward e o Prof. Amine Bermak. Falando sobre a importância da conferência, o Professor Mousa Mohsen, reitor da Faculdade de Engenharia de AURAK, disse que "O fato de estarmos realizando uma conferência tão prestigiosa é uma demonstração da rapidez com a qual esta universidade está se desenvolvendo. O IEEE é a associação profissional mais distinta no nosso campo, portanto, é uma grande honra sermos o centro deste evento, no qual grandes mentes estão se reunindo para interagir e compartilhar conhecimento". O texto no idioma original deste anúncio é a versão oficial autorizada. As traduções são fornecidas apenas como uma facilidade e devem se referir ao texto no idioma original, que é a única versão do texto que tem efeito legal.


News Article | December 5, 2016
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RAS AL KHAIMAH, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Studenten der American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) haben zum ersten Mal im rauen Klima der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate erfolgreich vertikale Landwirtschaft implementiert. Das Projekt wurden von zwei Junior-Biotechnologiestudenten, Najath Abdulkareem and Nada Anwar, konzipiert und zählte zu den von der Universität im Rahmen der zweiten jährlichen Innovationswoche der VAE eingereichten Projekte. Die Innovationswoche war ur


News Article | December 7, 2016
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RAS AL KHAIMAH, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Die 5. internationale Konferenz für elektronische Geräte, Systeme und Anwendungen (International Conference on Electronic Devices, Systems and Applications, ICEDSA 2016), die durch das Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) gesponsert wird, wurde heute in Ras Al Khaimah in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten gestartet. Die Konferenz wurde von der American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in Verbindung mit ihrem strategischen Partner, der Universiti Teknologi Mara, einer malaysischen Hochschule mit Sitz in Shah Alam, Selangor, organisiert. Eine Abteilung der lokalen Ras Al Khaimah Regierung, RAK Municipality, sponserte die dreitägige Veranstaltung. Professor Mousa Mohsen, Dekan der AURAK School of Engineering sprach von der Bedeutung der Konferenz und kommentierte: „Die Tatsache, dass wir eine so renommierte Konferenz veranstalten, zeigt, wie schnell sich diese Universität entwickelt. Das IEEE ist der bedeutendste Fachverband in unserem Bereich. Daher ist es eine große Ehre für uns, der Mittelpunkt für diese Veranstaltung zu sein, bei der sich geniale Menschen treffen, um zu interagieren und Wissen auszutauschen.“ Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, Präsident von AURAK, fügte hinzu: „Es freut mich sehr, wenn Leute aus der ganzen Welt anreisen, um sich an Konferenzen an unserer Universität zu beteiligen. Dies ist nur ein weiterer Beweis, dass AURAK schnell zu einer der führenden Universitäten in den VAE wird.“ Die American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s School of Engineering bietet insgesamt elf Programme, einschließlich Bachelor-Abschlüssen in den Bereichen Elektronik und Nachrichtentechnik, Computertechnik und Informatik an. Daher ist Konferenz besonders relevant für die große Zahl von Studierenden, die teilnahmen.


News Article | December 7, 2016
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RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 5th International Conference on Electronic Devices, Systems and Applications (ICEDSA 2016), sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), was today launched in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. Taking place on the AURAK campus, the conference runs until Thursday, December 8, and focuses on the latest theoretical and practical developments in the field of electronic devices, systems and applications. The conference was organized by the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in conjunction with its strategic partner, the Universiti Teknologi Mara, a Malaysian university based in Shah Alam, Selangor. A branch of the local Ras Al Khaimah government, RAK Municipality, sponsored the three-day event. The ICEDSA 2016 opening remarks were delivered by Professor Eesa Bastaki, chair of the conference and honorary chairman of the IEEE’s UAE section, and featured a keynote session with prominent speakers such as Prof. Ahmed Kishk, Dr. Ayman Alnashar, Prof. Rabab Ward and Prof. Amine Bermak. Speaking of the conference’s importance, Professor Mousa Mohsen, Dean of the AURAK School of Engineering, commented, “The fact that we are hosting such a prestigious conference is a demonstration of how quickly this university is developing. IEEE is the most distinguished professional association in our field, so it is a great honor for us to be the hub for this event, where great minds have come to interact and share knowledge.” Over the next three days a number of parallel sessions will be taking place across the university’s campus, with more than one hundred academic papers being presented. Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, president of AURAK, added, “It gives me immense satisfaction when I see people travelling from around the world to participate in conferences at our university. This is just further evidence that AURAK is quickly becoming one of the UAE’s leading universities.” The American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s School of Engineering offers a total of eleven programs, including bachelor’s degrees in electronics and communications engineering, computer engineering and computer science, making the conference particularly relevant for the large number of students who attended.


News Article | December 5, 2016
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RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Students at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) have successfully implemented vertical farming for the first time within the context of the harsh climate of the United Arab Emirates. The project, which was prepared by two junior biotechnology students, Najath Abdulkareem and Nada Anwar, was one of several submitted by the university as part of the UAE’s second annual Innovation Week, an initiative mandated by the prime minister of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Dr. Abdul Gafoor Puthiyaveetil, chair of the university’s biotechnology program, supervised the two students. Discussing the significance of the research, Dr. Abdul Gafoor stated, “With the rapidly increasing population of the planet, we expect the earth’s population to reach 8.5 billion by 2050. Food production is more important than ever. The students have adapted the idea of vertical farming as an innovative method of dealing with this ever-increasing demand.” Vertical farming allows plants to be grown indoors, using a tiered platform, with a combination of sunlight and LED lights. Dr. Abdul Gafoor was quick to list off the advantages of such a system, explaining, “As all the growth takes place indoors, this strategy of self-sustainability does not require the use of herbicides and pesticides, effectively making this a source of healthier food for individual homes.” Demonstrating their project during the innovation exhibition at Ras Al Khaimah’s Exhibition Center, Najath and Nada showed how the tiered platform minimizes the space required to grow herbs and vegetables, while maximizing efficient water-use; once the top layer is watered, the water filters down to lower levels. It was also pointed out that the controlled indoor environment led to quicker growth. The students went on to emphasize the low-cost nature of the project, commenting, “We bought all of these plastic containers at our local supermarket. Then it is just a case of assembling the pieces and buying soil and seeds.” Najath and Nada have successfully grown the likes of basil, parsley, rosemary and mint within their own homes. It is hoped that further research could lead to this system becoming popular among individual households, as well as being implemented for large-scale food production.


Akash B.,American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Procedia Computer Science | Year: 2015

Biomass is considered as a clean source of renewable energy, utilization of biomass may reduce the environmental pollutions. This paper presents a review of the chemistry and process of depolymerization of biomass; which results in production of oil and gaseous fuels from such important renewable energy source. Also, thermal hydro-cracking of lignin enhances coal liquefaction by producing intermediates which then react further with coal producing lower molecular weight material, which more desirable. Enhancement of coal conversion due to the addition of lignin is found to be a function of time. It is dependent upon temperature of reaction and the type of lignin used. By increasing the ratio of lignin to coal will result in deploymerizing larger portions of coal. This indicates that it can be used as a catalyst in liquefaction of higher molecular weight of hydrocarbon solid fuels such as coal and heavy petroleum fuels. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.


Maalaoui A.,American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Advanced Nonlinear Studies | Year: 2016

In this paper we study the dynamics of the third exotic contact form of Gonzalo and Varela [5] on S3 in the framework of contact form geometry. This dynamics has an impact on the variational problem associated to the contact form such as the violation of the Fredholm condition and the Morse indices of different periodic orbits. © 2016 by De Gruyter.


Khodr M.,American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering | Year: 2015

A potential materials system that may play a key role in IR spectroscopy applications is PbSe/Pb0.934 Sr0.066Se quantum well structure. In this work, the characteristic temperature (T0) relationship with laser cavity length was studied for this material system at three temperature ranges 77


Ahmad I.,American University of Ras Al Khaimah
European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry | Year: 2015

Aromatase, a cytochrome P450 enzyme complex present in breast tissues, plays a significant role in the biosynthesis of important endogenous estrogens from androgens. The source of estrogen production in breast cancer tissues is intra-tumoral aromatase, and inhibition of aromatase may inhibit the growth stimulation effect of estrogens in breast cancer tissues. Consequently, aromatase is considered a useful therapeutic target in the treatment and prevention of estrogen-dependent breast cancer. Recently, different natural products and synthetic compounds have been rapidly developed, studied, and evaluated for aromatase inhibitory activity. Aromatase inhibitors are classified into two categories on the basis of their chemical structures, i.e., steroidal and nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors. This review highlights the synthetic steroidal and nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors reported in the literature in the last few years and will aid medicinal chemists in the design and synthesis of novel and pharmacologically-potent aromatase inhibitors for the treatment of breast cancer. © 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS.


It is known that enhancement of building energy efficiency can help in reducing energy consumption. The use of solar insulating materials are the most efficient and cost effective passive methods for reducing the cooling requirements of a building in the ARE. Apart from theoretical study, there is no experimental study performed in the ARE on energy savings by using solar insulation materials on buildings. Four (3mx3mx3m) solar calorimeters have been built in RAK, ARE in order to perform an open air outdoor test for energy savings obtained with solar insulating materials. The design is aimed to determine the heat flux reduction and the energy savings achieved with and without different solar insulating materials, mounted at the south wall of solar calorimeters with similar indoor and ambient conditions. Experimental results will be discussed to evaluate the thermal performance during summer's peak season when cooling demand of the building is at peak. Duration of the test is from 2012 to 2014. The steady state experimental study shows that if standard building material i.e. concrete is replaced with energy efficient solar insulation materials (like PIR and EIFS) and reflective coatings, energy savings up to an average 7.6-25.3% can be achieved due to reduction of heat flux by an average 22-75% at south wall during summer's steady state analysis. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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