From its origin as Nanotech Dubai, the event grow for this year 2020 edition to become the Nanotech Middle East 2020 Exhibition and Conference to be held in the state-of-the-art venue, Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC) / Dubai World Trade centre -, from 24  to 26 February 2020.

The successful conclusion of the previous Nanotech Conference and Exhibition editions were rewarding. The quality and number of Nanotech academia professionals and industry specialists who attended the three days event proved to be very effective and added a positive and encouraging facet to the existing status of the event. The organising committee was determined and motivated to extend the event scale through taking the important move to bring the event to the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, label it as the main Nanotech event in Middle East, North Africa, Africa and South Asia Region and aiming to make it as one of the main Nanotechnology event, Exhibition and Conference, globally.

Nanotech Middle East 2020 conference will present a very comprehensive scientific program highlighting the latest topics and covers all frontier topics in nanotechnology. The conference includes plenary lectures and invited talks by eminent personalities from around the world in addition to contributed papers both oral and poster presentations. It brings together leading scientists, researchers, engineers, practitioners, technology developers and policy makers in nanotechnology to exchange information on their latest research progress, innovation and business opportunities. It's among the most important events in terms of international regulatory policies and it's opened to the participation of private companies. It's unique venue for companies to promote equipment and technology.

The Nanotech Middle East 2020 exhibition is the gateway to the emerging and far reaching nanotechnology market in the MENASA region. A wide-ranging products, equipment and services will be displayed. A number of practical and interactive activities will run alongside the exhibition halls.

Conference sessions/ themes:

  • Advanced Nanomaterials/Synthesis/ Properties
  • Graphene & 2D materials
  • NanoMetrology- Characterization and Modelling at the nanoscale
  • Nanoscale Electronics/ NanoPhotonics
  • Nanotech for Energy and Environment
  • Nanotech in Life Sciences and Medicine/ Nanosafety
  • Nano Applications

In addition to these main conference sessions, additional focused sessions will run parallel including:

  • Focused session on Nano-Catalysts and their Applications
  • Focused session on Nanotechnology for water treatment (Desinfection/ desalination)
  • Focused session on Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics
  • Focused session on Nanotechnology for oil and gas
  • Focused session on Nanotechnology for buiding and construction

The conference will be co-located with a common free access international exhibition-

The exhibitors profile:

Nano Materials

Nano metal oxide, metal powder & Plaster, Inorganic matter, Nano composite, Nano structure nano wire, nano fiber, carbon nanotube, Bio materials, photonic materials, Quantum dot, etc.

Nano Devices

System LSI, OLED, Data Storage, Memory, Photonic-Devices, Nano Robot, Simulation, Bio sensor & chips(DNA, Protein), Lab on a chip, etc.

Nano Manufacturing

Powder manufacture, Dispersion & mixture, Precision Array (optics, machinery, electronic parts), Electric printing(inkjet printing, Lithography, nano imprint), Generator(H2 plasma), etc.

Nano Evaluation & Measurement

Electronic Microscope(SEM, TEM), Scanning probe microscopy(AFM, SPM, STM), Various Analyzer, Tester, Services, Design, Simulation & Software, etc.


IT/Electronics, Display, Automotive / Aviation / Shipbuilding, Bio(Diagnosis/Treatment), Environment & Energy, Life application, etc

Conference Chairs

Prof Daniel Choi

Department Head - Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department, Masdar Institute, UAE

Prof. Antonio Di Bartolomeo

Salerno University, Italy

Prof . Taleb Ibrahim

American University of Sharjah, UAE

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Tahar Laoui

University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

Prof. Jean-Marie Basset

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Prof. Shahzada Ahmad

Basque center for materials, applications & nanostructures BCMaterials- Bilbao, Spain

Prof. Ricardo Ibarra

University of Zaragoza, Spain

Prof. Hicham Idriss

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia and Chemisty Department (UCL), UK

Prof. Jonas Fransson

Uppsala University, Sweden

Prof. Hussam Jouhara

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

Prof. Robert E. Simpson,

Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Prof. Khalil Abdelrazek Khalil Abdelmawgoud

College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE

Prof. Radzuan Bin Junin

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. Hui-Lin Chang

Micron Technology, Manassas VA, USA

Dr. Giovanni Palmisano

Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi - UAE

Prof. Ammar Nayfeh

Khalifa University, UAE

Dr. Tapas Sen

University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom

Dr. Ahmad Alshammari

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology - KACST, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Maguy Abi Jaoude

Khalifa University of Science and Technology – Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof Ali Bumajdad

Kuwait University- Kuwait

Prof. Amal Al Ghaferi

Khalifa University, UAE

Dr. Kyriaki Polychronopoulou

Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates

Prof. Junais Mokkath

Kuwait College of Science And Technology, Kuwait

Prof. Basma El Zein

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Invited Speakers

Dr. Mazhar UL-Islam

Dhofar University, Salalah, Oman

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