Technology Innovation Institute’s DERC to host next GLOBALEM

Dr. Chaouki Kasmi, Chief Researcher at DERC

The Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a research center and the pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) announced that its Directed Energy Research Center (DERC), will organize GLOBALEM, a high power electromagnetic (HPEM) conference.

Set to run from November 13 to 17 at St. Regis Abu Dhabi, the conference marks the first high-profile event DERC is hosting after the launch of its prequalification testing facility at Tawazun Industrial Park in Abu Dhabi dedicated to a specific high-energy physics domain.

What can we expect from GROBALEM 2022?

Dr. Chaouki Kasmi, Chief Researcher, DERC, will offer expertise as General Chair of the organizing committee of GLOBALEM. Other experts include Dr. Bill Radasky, of Metatech Corporation USA, and Dr. Nicolas Mora from DERC as joint Technical Program Committee co-chairs, Dr. Felix Vega from DERC, Dr. Lars Ole Fichte from the Helmut-Schmidt University in Hamburg, and Dr. Jane Lehr, from the University of New Mexico, as conference advisors.

Unpacking the challenges and opportunities that currently exist and those evolving everyday in the crucial field of electromagnetics, the conference is set to draw the interest of experts from fields as diverse as pulsed power tech, high voltage generator, microwaveradiation, covering analytical and numerical modeling as well as experimental validation.

All eyes will be on the Best Student Paper Award (BSPA), with award recipients receiving a certificate and a cash prize of US$500. The Young Scientist Award (YSA) recognizes a young researcher under 35 who has made innovative contributions in fields related to HPEM.

Researchers keen to participate in the contest can nominate themselves during the submission process. For both awards, the last date for the submission of extended abstracts online is July 1, 2022. Acceptance confirmations and nominations will be completed by August 15, and September 15 is the last date for the final review and submission of full papers and award nominations. Early bird registration is open until September 30, 2022.

What were the executive’s thoughts on the conference?

Highlighting the significance of the conference for the TII ecosystem, Dr. Kasmi said: “The GLOBALEM conference promises to be a game changer for the region. High Power Electromagnetics is one of those hot areas in focus for us at DERC, given the varied number of applications and sectors it straddles – from your everyday generators, motors, and transformers, to maglev trains, and astronomy to health care and everything in between.”

“We are even focusing on innovations that can treat certain types of cancer. Being able to convene so many experts in Abu Dhabi is unprecedented and is a big deal for TII.”

For more on the conference, and to submit scientific papers please visit GLOBALEM.