1st National Nanotechnology Workshop NW-1 2017

It can be stated that the early 21st century may come to be seen as the start of the nanotechnology revolution. Even though we must beware of hype and oversell, it is obvious that nanotechnology is already beginning to have influence on everyday life, and its impact is likely to grow very rapidly in the near future. Thus, public attention in ‘nano’ and its societal consequences is strong.

On December 24, 2017 a joint one-day workshop under the title of “Nanotechnology Workshop NW-1 2017” has been hosted by the Physics Education Department at Ishik University in collaboration with the Physics Departments in the College of Education and College of Science at Salahaddin University. The NW-1 2017 organization committee has selected eight different nominated universities namely; Ishik, Salahaddin, Sulaimani, Duhok, Charmo, Koya, Soran, and Zakho University. And this valuable Workshop was sponsored by Ishik University.

The workshop comprised two technical sessions and a recommendation for the future work on Nanotechnology. An introductory session about the foundation is presented by Dr. Idris Hadi Salih, Head of Board of Trustees and President of Ishik University. He has provided a mechanism for various funding agencies to collaborate in nucleating and enhancing research efforts across a broad spectrum of Technical, Educational and Social issues related to Nanotechnology. After that, the selected researchers presented their valuable talks in two separated sessions as summarized below:

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About 100 participants from the different universities attended the workshop that included researchers, professors, and students of academia, came from different cities of Kurdistan region.

Moreover, the outcomes open a fascinating window into the social implications of Nanotechnology, and provide a rich source of ideas for cooperating among local universities around the Region, also offer guidance for further cooperative international activities in this critical area of science and technology as well.

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