An Associate Professor at King Abdullah II School of Engineering at Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Dr. Fadi Shahroury, won second place among Arab researchers at the World Cup for Invention and Scientific Research. The event was held by Everest International for Invention in partnership with the Tunisian Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation, and under the supervision of the International Federation of Inventors' Associations (IFIA).
The winning research was the design for a nanotechnology electronic chip that mimics pancreatic function and can be implanted in elderly patients to help regulate blood sugar.
The award ceremony was held in early September in the Republic of Tunisia under the patronage of its Prime Minister, Najla Bouden, within the activities of “Tunisia TICAD for Renewal”, within the framework of the activities of the 8th eighth summit of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8).
PSUT’s Acting President, Prof. Wejdan Abu Elhaija, praised the researcher and his perseverance, emphasizing that the university pays great attention to scientific research, supports researchers, and provides everything they need to make their research beneficial in everyday life.
Dr. Shahroury is the recipient of several local and international awards, the most important of which is the 2009 Hisham Adeeb Hijjawi Award (HH) for Applied Science, and the Excellent Presentation Award and Innovation Contest Award in the International PhD Workshop on SOC, held in Taiwan in 2006. Dr. Shahroury earned his B.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering with highest honors from PSUT in 2000. He went on to complete his post-doctoral fellowship at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. He has also served as a visiting researcher at Carleton University in Canada, a visiting lecturer at the Italian University of L’Aquila, and as a visiting professor at Queen’s University, UK.