Technology Innovation Institute Spotlights Principal Sessions ahead of High-power Electromagnetics Event ‘GlobalEM 2022’ in Abu Dhabi

Oct 20, 2022


Technology Innovation Institute Spotlights Principal Sessions ahead of High-power Electromagnetics Event ‘GlobalEM 2022’ in Abu Dhabi

Sessions emphasize decisive need for advanced directed energy disciplines as global defense systems continue to evolve

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 October, 2022 – Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a leading global scientific research center and the applied research pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), today offered a sneak preview of the four key sessions from the upcoming edition of GlobalEM, an esteemed high-power electromagnetics (HPEM) conference, to be hosted by TII’s Directed Energy Research Center (DERC).

Set to run at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi from November 13–17, the conference brings together experts from HPEM fields to discuss existing challenges and opportunities in electromagnetics.

The four sessions include Sources, Antennas and Facilities - the largest module of the conference; as well as IEMI Threats, Effects, and Protection; High Energy Lasers and Effects on Materials; and Evaluation of HPEM/IEMI Impacts on Critical Infrastructure. These sessions reflect the key focus areas for DERC’s research teams and include the insights presented in the Center’s scientific publications. The sessions will drive home the crucial need for research into advanced directed energy systems and technologies, and allow attendees to gain knowledge about the different research workstreams and outcomes within each topic.

Boasting a rich history, the first GlobalEM meeting was organized by the late Dr. Carl Baum in 1978 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with the support of the Summa Foundation. Today, the GlobalEM conference has grown in stature to become the most prestigious event in the HPEM sphere, and provides a platform for world-renowned scientists, engineers and researchers to discuss and explore the dynamic field of electromagnetics.

Speaking on the upcoming edition of GlobalEM, Dr. Chaouki Kasmi, Chief Researcher, Directed Energy Research Center, said: “Man-made and natural hazards, especially related to electromagnetics, could have significant consequences on our highly connected world. Bringing top scientists to discuss ways to mitigate these risks to the UAE is a first and significant step towards the goal of making Abu Dhabi a central hub for innovation."

GlobalEM plays an important role in strengthening the advanced directed energy domain by unpacking multiple challenges and opportunities that would help further its study. To participate in this illustrious event or to learn more about GlobalEM 2022, please register here:


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