In cooperation with the Engineers Union, Damascus Branch, MSA held a lecture at the union’s headquarters on the applications of nanotechnology in metallurgy and alloys, presented by Prof. Dr. Eng. Mohamed Ali Salameh, as part of a series of lectures held jointly by MSA and the union.
Dr. Salameh noted opportunities available in Syria for the use of nanoscale applications in many fields of medicine, pharmacy, clothing, construction, food, electrical power and modern equipment, a fact which increases its benefit, considering that success requires concerted efforts, cooperation and coordination between many public and private bodies to achieve a profitable economic return.
Dr. Salameh, who specializes in mineralogy , reviewed the history of metals and its uses, especially iron, which was in the 10th century BC was more expensive than copper and gold, and the development of the use of this metal and other minerals, pointing out the many fields for manufacturing, tests and areas of investment, especially with the application of nanotechnology on metals , coupled the findings of human intensive studies on the properties of metals and their alloys and technologies and their alloys, oxides, nitrides and various chemical and mineral compounds.
He pointed that these applications have very wide fields in the various investment areas , including artificial limbs in the human body and certain important elements in the spacecraft and metal structures of particular importance through metal elements, nanowires, thin films and other nanoparticles such as piezoelectric.
MSA President Dr. Mahmoud al-Irk said that through this lecture and other lectures held in cooperation with Engineers Union in Damascus, MSA aims to promote the scientific culture among the community and activate the scientific demonstrations in preparation for the rebuilding phase in Syria, to disseminate knowledge and advanced sciences with high technologies on a wide scale and to link universities and research centers by involving public and private institutions and companies, and to deepen cooperation and scientific coordination between universities and research centers.