Karachi: H.E. Professor Dr. Ahmad Salem Muhammad Al-Ameri, Pro-Chancellor of International Islamic University (IIU) and President of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University, inaugurated the Centre for Advanced Electronics & Photovoltaic Engineering (CAEPE) at the new campus’s newly constructed block. This inauguration occurred during his significant visit to IIU for the 12th convocation.
According to IIUI, The CAEPE, now situated in a modern facility, focuses on the research and development in Micro- and Nano-scale Engineering of Devices, Materials, and Systems. This is aimed at addressing significant challenges in areas such as Connectivity, Energy, and Quality of Life improvement. Professor Dr. Ahmed Shuja Syed, Vice President R&E at IIU, briefed Dr. Al-Ameri on the centre’s cutting-edge work.
Dr. Al-Ameri, while inaugurating the CAEPE, underscored the importance of the center’s research, particularly in nanotechnology, and its role in bridging the gap between academia and industry. He highlighted that the expertise developed at CAEPE is crucial for current and future technological advancements.
The Centre’s goal is to cultivate a sustainable source of research training to develop qualified manpower, focusing on future requirements, and provide facility access services in fields pertinent to national needs. It includes specialized areas such as Photovoltaic Energy Engineering Laboratories, an Electronic Device Design Suite Model Simulation Laboratory, Device Processing & Fabrication Facilities, and Device Characterization, Testing & Evaluation Facilities.
Dr. Al-Ameri was accompanied by President IIUI Dr. Hathal Homoud Alotaibi, who provided insights into the scope and nature of the centre’s work. Their focus on indigenous research problems in Micro- and Nano-scale Engineering is set to contribute significantly to addressing critical issues in connectivity, energy, and improving the quality of life.