Challenges and Opportunities of 3D Printing Technology
One of the main objectives of the KSA Vision 2030 is to create a sustainable economy by diversifying investments and increasing utilization of renewable "clean" energy resources through the King Salman Renewable Energy Initiative. This is part of the future KSA "clean energy mix", which will significantly increase renewable generation, radically change energy networks, and introduce intelligent information and communication infrastructures. Among the renewable energy sources, PV generation is naturally the most attractive option on the KSA. Moreover, increasing requirements for decarbonizing and improving efficiency of energy supply will particularly impact the future KSA electricity network. Hence, there is a crucial necessity for more reliable, sustainable, and clean energy systems and resources.
Therefore, this forum addresses an extremely important aspect of securing clean and efficient energy supply. The Forum will bring together leading academics, scientists, researchers, experts from industry to present their views on the needs and possibilities of conducting state-of the-art research in energy sector. The discussions during the forum will help in understanding the current and future challenges of clean energy technologies and will enable the participants to plan the advanced and interdisciplinary research and development projects that would directly help the energy sector.
Dr. Naeem Minhas
Naeem Minhas is a technologist focusing on Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing. He holds a Masters in Aerospace Materials and a PhD. in Advanced Structural Ceramics from Imperial College London. Naeem did his Post Doc at KAUST, followed by a position in the Imaging and Characterization Core Labs as a Research Scientist. He also has a Masters in International Development from the London School of Economics.
Naeem joined Baker Hughes at the end of 2014 as a research engineer based in Dhahran Technology Center. In his current role, he is leading the Future of Design and Manufacturing Center focused on 3D Printing based in Dhahran. He is also member of the Industry Advisory Board of University of East London.