SQU to host international meet on thermal engineering

MUSCAT: Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) will host the ‘10th International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications’ from February 26 to 28. The opening ceremony of the conference will be presided over by Mohammed bin Salim al Toobi, Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs.
International Conference on Thermal Engineering Theory and Applications (ICTEA) series was inspired to help and to provide an opportunity for professional development of scientists and engineers in the Middle East, including the Gulf region and North Africa.
The need for such development persists, despite the strong commitment of regional governments in order to improve the undergraduate education and to build research capabilities in institutions of higher learning.
Well-defined and focused high quality scientific/technical meetings dedicated to contacts between the academics and researchers in regional institutions of higher learning and their counterparts abroad are scarce. The purpose of this biannual international conference is to meet this need and to provide a well-structured platform to boost research activity and productivity in the region and to provide a point of contact and networking.
The conference is expected to serve as a focal point for the gathering of scientists and engineers who hail from this region and who are working abroad in Europe, North America and other industrialised parts of the world.
Thermal Engineering was selected as an umbrella title for the Conference series because of its encompassing meaning and because this research area is of great importance to the region.
Topics relevant to environment, energy, petroleum, and construction are obvious examples of thermal engineering applications that are crucial to the economic development of the region.