ISLAMABAD: COMSTECH and the Pakistan Vacuum Society (PVS), in collaboration with the International Union for the Engineering and Application of Vacuum Sciences, opened three-day international technical training course on “Vacuum applications in applied surface science” ” at COMSTECH.
Professor Dr Ahmed Elmouna, Director General of the Mauritanian National Agency for Scientific Research and Innovation, and chief guest of the opening session, said the course was a demonstration of dedication and commitment of COMSTECH and PVS of which we are witnesses. A wonderful gathering here to explore the fascinating world of vacuum science and technology and its applications in surface science. Professor Elmouna said vacuum science has played a key role in improving understanding of the physical and chemical properties of surfaces and allowing us to explore the properties of materials at atoms and molecules, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and innovations that changed the world. world.
Professor Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Joint Coordinator of COMSTECH, said vacuum science and technology have played a pivotal role in the development of science, technology and industry worldwide. The applications of vacuum technology in the modern industrial and R&D world are countless. Teacher. Choudhary said current and future advanced technologies and related advancements would not be possible without the use of vacuum technology. He said the world is driven by the intellectual potential of nations and the difference between the rich and the poor lies in knowledge and its application. We are focusing on introducing vacuum technology in various OIC member countries,” said Professor Choudhary. He said COMSTECH works actively to strengthen scientific and technological cooperation among OIC countries.
Professor John T. Grant, chair of the Applied Surface Science Committee and lead instructor of the course, said the goal of this training is to teach the fundamentals of vacuum technology and how to use it, because understanding the fundamentals of the technology is important for developing new products, finding solutions and analyzing raw materials.
Mr. Imtiaz Rastgar, Chairman of the Board, Rastgar Group, opined that there is an urgent need to bridge the knowledge gap. He emphasized the need to gain entrepreneurial ability from this knowledge. He said the role of vacuum technology is essential in research and development. Mr. Rastgar also said that a number of Pakistani companies are providing equipment to CERN.
Dr. Javaid A. Bhatti, President of PVS spoke about the programs, activities, progress of PVS as well as the importance of the training, while Mr. Traiq Sattar, Coordinator, PVS welcomed the students participants in the training course.
Participants from Guyana, Iran, Cameroon, Indonesia, Sudan, Kazakhstan, Northern Cyprus, Malaysia, Mauritania and Pakistan attended the opening session. Two hundred participants from Pakistan and OIC member states attended the event in person and online.