Alfaisal University researchers bag US nanotech patent

11/01/2013 | Arab News

A team of researchers from Alfaisal University here has received their first US patent for an innovative nanotechnology material.
The patent was granted on Oct. 14 to the three inventors Edreese Alsharaeh, Mohammad A. AlDosari and Ali Othman.
“We are immensely proud of Edreese not only for his research achievements, which includes a patent, but also for his dedication to his students as shown by his high student evaluations, and his selflessness in the area of service to Alfaisal,” said Nouredine Zettile, acting dean of the College of Science and General Studies at Alfaisal University.
He said Edreese has helped to “build a strong research-oriented institution as envisaged by the King Faisal Foundation.” Alfaisal University is one of the first private non-profit, research and teaching universities in the Kingdom, he said.
The patent is entitled “Composition and method of making nanocomposite containing graphene sheets.” The nanocomposite can be used for medical devices such as bone cement, dentures, paper, paint and the automotive industry. A novel microwave irradiation was used to obtain the sheets.
“The patent was granted less than six months after filing due in part to its novelty. He said AlDosari was from King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). Alfaisal University has close collaborative research ties with KACST,” he said.

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