Five Emirati researchers from our Directed Energy Research Center (DERC) have recently completed an intensive five-week training course on laser processing and laser-matter interaction at the Empa-Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology in Thun, Switzerland. The course was organized by Prof. Patrik Hoffmann, Head of Laboratory, Empa, and Dr. Antaryami Mohanta, DERC’s Lead Researcher and Laser-matter interaction Team Lead.
Shaikha Khaled Ibrahim Mohammed Almarzooqi, Reem Khaled Nasser Sulaiman Al Ameri, Layla Abdulla Mohammed Albahri Alshehhi, Ali Saleh Abdulla Mohammed Al Blooshi, and Aaesha Ahmed Saleh Obaid Alteneiji received hands-on training on operating high-end scientific equipment to perform independent research experiments on laser processing and laser-matter interaction.
Their participation in the program is expected to add significant value to DERC’s projects and help in TII’s efforts in operating a world-class, highly automated laser-matter interaction laboratory at DERC. The AI-powered laboratory will be used to study the physical processes involved in the interactions of a broad range of lasers with different forms of matter.
Our heartiest congratulations to the five Emirati researchers on the completion of their training!