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Nov 27-2013 CSEM-uae welcomes students from the Higher Colleges of Technology of Ras Al Khaimah.

CSEM-uae welcomes HTC RAK colleges two group of students visiting its Solar R&D facility in Ras Al Khaimah.
Nov 21-2013 CSEM-uae farewell Mr. Rajesh Reddy Energy R&D Engineer

CSEM-uae Farewell Mr. Rajesh Reddy, Energy R&D engineer leaving CSEM-uae to pursue a PhD Thesis work in Holland. We thank Rajesh for his fruitful contribution to CSEM-uae projects as well as for his nice assistance to colleagues and students and we wish him the best success for his future.
Oct 31-2013 CSEM-uae welcomes Mr. Filippo Lombardi, the President of the Council of States of Switzerland

CSEM-uae welcomes Mr. Filippo Lombardi, the President of the Council of States of Switzerland together with Mrs Martina Buol, “Secrétaire générale adjointe de l’Assemblée fédérale et Secrétaire du Conseil des Etats” and a delegation from the Swiss Embassy in UAE and the Swiss Consulate in Dubai. CSEM-uae activities in Ras Al Khaimah was reviewed followed by a visit to the Solar Outdoor Laboratory “SOLAB”. The relevant questions of Mr. Lombardi showed big interest in CSEM-uae work.
Oct 13-2013 CSEM-uae welcomes Dr. Mario El Khoury, the CEO of CSEM Switzerland and CSEM-uae Board Member

CSEM-uae welcomes Dr. Mario El Khoury, the CEO of CSEM Switzerland and the Board member of CSEM-uae. Dr. El Khoury visited to the Solar Outdoor Laboratory “SOLAB” in Ras Al Khaimah. He spend full day meeting individually each CSEM-uae team member and discussing last three years achievements in Ras Al Khaimah. By the end of the day he addressed his congratulation to CSEM-uae team and expressed his satisfaction.
May 26-2013 CSEM-uae participates to the National conference on Emerging technologies (NCET-2013) in RAK-UAE

CSEM-uae presented during the National Conference on Emerging Technologies held on May 26-2013 at Birla Institute of Technology, India-Offshore campus at RAK, four industrial R&D papers relative to the original work of its 2013 Master Thesis students. The papers reported latest results on the design of Hybrid off grid mini-PV power plant for Industry, The modeling and design of a Linear Fresnel Concentrator(LFC), The thermal evaluation of LFC receiver and the design of Low energy house in UAE.
May 28-2013 CSEM-uae welcomes a delegation from Stanford Graduate School of Business

CSEM-uae welcomed a delegation of 24 persons from Stanford Graduate School of Business accompanying Sheikha Amna Bint Saud Al Qasimi and guests visiting SOLAB platforms for Solar Energy Development in RAK.
Mar 28-2013 CSEM-uae Farewell internship MSc Thesis Engineer from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

After fruitful participation to the studies of the solutions for cooling tour of a Solar Cooling Center in SOLAB, CSEM-uae farewell Mr Adam Koblanski, thanks him for his valuable participation and wish him the best success in his MSc Thesis and future carrier.
Mar 11-2013 CSEM-uae Farewell internship MSc Thesis Engineer from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

After fruitful participation to the studies of the strategy of automation of a Solar Cooling Center in SOLAB, CSEM-uae farewell Mr Uzair Javaid, thanks him for his valuable participation and wish him the best success in his MSc Thesis and future carrier.
Feb 21-2013 CSEM-uae Farewell MSc Thesis Engineer from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology .

After fruitful participation to the studies and characterization of Solar Cooling Center in SOLAB, CSEM-uae farewell Mr Martin Ssembatya, thanks him for his valuable participation to this project and wish him the best success in his carrier.
Feb 14-2013 CSEM-uae Welcomes The Swiss general Council with the Attaché of Energy and Sustainability Policy Advisor to Embassy of Switzerland in Abu Dhabi.

The role and mission of CSEM-uae was explained. Potential cooperation of Mutual interest to UAE and Swiss companies in renewable energy and Green + Clean Tech was explored.
Feb 10-2013 CSEM-uae welcomes students from The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – ME visiting SOLAB.

Master Thesis students of Sustainability and Energy Management from The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology –ME visited csem-uae open Air Laboratory “SOLAB” in Ras Al Khaimah – UAE. Good exchange was made. CSEM-uae may propose internship and Master Thesis to some of them.
Jan 20-2013 CSEM-uae Welcomes the Chief Audit Executive of the Board of The Swiss federal Institutes of Technology.

CSEM-uae welcomes M. Patrick Graber, The Chief Audit Executive of the Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, reporting to the President, together with Dr. Venkat Sivagnanam representing the Swiss federal Institute of Technology in the Middle east.
Jan 15 to 17-2013 CSEM-uae exhibits its activities and projects at The World Future Energy Summit 2013-Abu Dhabi.

From January 15th to 17th, CSEM-uae exhibited to its Partners, Customers and Suppliers the projects undertaking in its open Air Laboratory “SOLAB” in Ras Al Khaimah – UAE. The cooperation, services and development potential csem-uae can offer to the Industrial and academic partners was explained to about 57 visitors from divers companies. Good contacts was mad. Several companies may became future partners in R&D projects in csem-uae.
Nov 12-2012 CSEM-uae contributes to the United Arab Emirates-Swiss Research Days 2012 in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

CSEM-uae contributes to USRD 2012 by presenting on Monday November 12th at Zayed University in Dubai some of its MSc and PhD Thesis done by students in its Solar Open air Laboratory (SOLAB) in Ras Al Khaimah during 2012 on Solar Water Desalination, Solar cooling, Solar Calorimeter, CSP Module for Solar Island and some of the projects of EPFL-ME MSc students done during summer 2012 training in SOLAB on Precision Solar Tracking control, Robot for Fresnel Mirrors Cleaning, Photovoltaic energy production at different tilts angles in RAK.
nov 5-2012 CSEM-uae welcomes the Swiss Consul General and a Swiss delegates visiting CSEM-uae offices and SOLAB.

CSEM-uae welcomes Mr. Walter Deplazes The General Consul of Switzerland in Dubai and a Swiss Consulate delegation. An overview of CSEM-uae activities in UAE in general and RAK in particular was presented and followed by a visit to a JV of csem-uae and to the Solar Open Air Laboratories (SOLAB) where csem-uae R&D platforms was presented. CSEM-uae opens its door to future business cooperation and visits from Swiss companies looking to penetrate or settle in UAE and thanks the Consul General and Swiss delegates for their support.
Sep 6-2012 CSEM-uae Farewell EPFL-ME trainees after active participation to projects on renewable energy in Solab-RAK.

CSEM-uae farewell and thanks for valuable participation, Ms Fangtien Zu working on Precision Solar tracking system for Fresnel Mirrors; Mr. Chang-Hung Chen working on automatic cleaning for Fresnel Mirrors; Mr. Kharthik Kumar working on the concept of Solab Micro-Grid and Mr. Pranav Suresh Patel working on Performance testing of Solar panels at different tilt angles and Solar panels performance simulation.
Aug 7-2012 CSEM-uae team farewell Mr. Kyle A. Hoppe after a fruitful work on thermal insulating material studied by Solar calorimeter.

CSEM-uae team farewell Mr. Kyle A. Hoppe from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology. Kyle fly back to the States after completing a fruitful work on thermal insulating material developed by CSEM-uae and by its industrial partners. His study is the first work performed on the Solar calorimeter, recently built by CSEM-uae in SOLAB at RAK.
July 17-2012 CSEM-uae welcomes MSc students of Energy Management & Sustainability from EPFL for training in RAK.

CSEM-uae welcomes Mr. Chang-Hung Chen, Ms. Fengtian Zhu, Mr. Karthik Kumar and Mr. Pranave S. Patel from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-ME for summer traiting in csem-uae working on projects in Solar Open air Laboratory (SOLAB) of csem-uae.
May 3-2012 CSEM-uae farewell Mr. Venkatachalam Lakshmanan.

CSEM-uae farewell Mr. Venkatachalam Lakshmanan who have been working several years as R&D engineer and participating to several important R&D projects.
Apr 25-2012 CSEM-uae Welcomes Mr. Waqar Ullah joining its team.

CSEM-uae Welcomes Mr. Waqar Ullah joining its team as R&D Engineer responsible of electronics and PV test centre.
Apr 22-2012 CSEM-uae Welcomes Mr. P.Nobel CEO of HVR water purification.

CSEM-uae Welcomes Mr. P. Nobel to review ongoing projects and evaluate larger cooperation.
Apr 10-2012 CSEM-uae Welcomes Dr. T.Ackermann CEO of Energynautics

CSEM-uae welcomes DR. T. Ackermann, Founder and CEO of Energynautics who presented seminar about energynautics activities.
Feb 28-2012 CSEM-uae welcomes Mr. Jan Van Diessen CEO of SRB-NL

CSEM-uae welcomes Mr. Jan Van Diessen CEO of SRB-Netherlands and exchanges information about solar technology and market.
Mar 14-2012 CSEM-uae farewell Mr. Rajesh Kunnunmpurath and welcome Mr. Muhammed Riyaz K.M.

CSEM-uae celebrates Mr. Rajesh Kunnunmpurath and thanks to him to his precious work during several years. Best wishes to Rajesh back to home and family and warm welcome to Riyaz with best wishes for success in CSEM-uae.
Mar 12-2012 CSEM-uae Welcomes Mr. Kyle A.Hoppe, from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology.

CSEM-uae Welcomes Mr. Kyle A.Hoppe from KTH for master thesis work in CSEM-uae.
Mar 06 & 08 -2012 CSEM-uae Welcomes students from the Higher Collage of Technology HCT- Ras AL Khaima.

CSEM-uae Welcomes students from the Higher Collage of Technology in Ras Al Khaima visiting its open air R&D facilities in Al-Jazeera Al-hamra.
Mar 01-2012 CSEM-uae Welcomes Mr. Alireza Shantia, from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology.

CSEM-uae Welcomes Mr. Alireza Shantia from KTH for master thesis work in CSEM-uae.
Feb 20-2012 CSEM-uae Welcomes Prof. Andrew Martin from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

CSEM-uae Welcomes Prof. Andrew Martin from KTH to supervise and discuss the ongoing membrane distillation for seawater desalination PhD thesis project in CSEM-uae.
Feb 14-2012 CSEM-uae Welcomes 13 electrical engineers, professors and students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne

CSEM-uae Welcomes professors and electrical engineering B.Sc students visiting CSEM-uae solar R&D facilities in Ras Al Khaimah.
Feb 12-2012 CSEM-uae Welcomes Prof. Hassan Arafat from Masdar Institute of Science & Technology, Abu Dhabi

CSEM-uae Welcomes Prof. Hassan Arafat and explore potential co-operation on water desalination projects.
Feb 06-2012 CSEM-uae Welcomes Dr. Franco Vigliotti, Dean , Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Middle East.

CSEM-uae Welcomes Dr. Franco Vigliotti and his visitors, Prof. Marilyne Andersen and Dr. Boris Karamata from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, to show ongoing activities in CSEM-uae and to identify potential co-operation.
Jan 16 to 19-2012 World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates.

CSEM-uae participates in project village of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates from 16-19 January 2012.
Dec 15-2011 CSEM-uae farewell Mr. Mahdi Mahajeri, Coating Manager of Ara-Emirates.

CSEM-uae farewell Mr. Mahdi Mahajeri, Coating Manager of Ara-Emirates, the joint venture of CSEM-uae and Ara-Coating and thanks him for his contribution of setting up this nano-technology activity in Ras Al Khamiah.
Dec 11-2011 CSEM-uae farewell Mr. Michael Thomas Blanding from swedish Royal Institute of Technology.

CSEM-uae farewell Mr. Michael Thomas Blanding from The Royal Institute of Technology , Sweden (Sustainable energy department) and thanks him for his outstanding contribution to CSEM-uae eco-house program during his mater thesis work.
Nov 21-2011 CSEM-uae farewell Mr. R. Roth from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Photovoltaic Laboratory.

CSEM-uae farewell Mr. R. Roth from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Photovoltaic Laboratory and thanks him for his effective work and nice teaming with Mr. Venkat and Mr. Rajesh from CSEM-uae’ s PV Lab.
Nov 01-2011 CSEM-uae Welcomes Mr. Raphael Roth from EPFL-PV-Lab, Switzerland.

CSEM-uae welcomes Mr. R. Roth from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Photovoltaic Laboratory, visiting CSEM-uae within his M.Sc. for starting cooperation with EPFL-PV-Lab on Photovoltaic performance test and improvement of characteristics.
Oct 20-2011 CSEM-uae Welcome the Swiss Delegation of the Department of Economy and Cooperation of the Republic & Canton of Jura, Switzerland

The Swiss Minister of the Department of Economy and Cooperation of the Republic and Canton of Jura, Switzerland, Mr. Michel Probst and the Delegate for the Economic Promotion, Mr. Jean-Claude Lachat together with a Swiss delegation of 20 Industrial Leaders visit CSEM-uae laboratories and outdoor R&D facilities. A great interest was shown to csem-uae Cleantech & Renewable Energy R&D program. Increasing the cooperation with Switzerland was highlighted.
Oct 19-2011 CSEM-uae farewell the CSP team master thesis Students

CSEM-uae farewell Mr. Ahmet Ozturk and Mr.Muhd Iqbal Zakaria from Offenburg University of Applied Science in Germany and Mr. Students Mr. Arivenda Nagara from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, who finished the MSc. Thesis work at csem-uae in Concentrated Solar Power.
Oct 4-2011 CSEM-uae farewell KTH master thesis Students

CSEM-uae farewell KTH Students Mr. Prageeth Dhanushka Rathnasooriya, Mr. Withanage Chanaka Sameera Perera, Mr. Ghulam Mujtaba and Mr. Mustafa Kaya who finished the KTH master thesis done in CSEM-uae.
Sep 28-2011 Homage to Thomas Hinderling

Ceremony in CSEM Switzerland in homage to the memory of Dr. Thomas Hinderling, CEO CSEM Switzerland for 12 years, Founder of CSEM-uae and CSEM- Brazil.
July 14-2011 CSEM-uae Welcomes Electrical Engineering students from EPFL and EPFL ME delegates in CSEM-uae Open Air Labs

The EPFL Electrical Engineering students and EPFL ME delegate which were visiting CSEM-uae Open Air Labs had the opportunity to discover CSEM-uae solar energy infrastructure and to discuss with KTH and Offenburg University Master and PhD thesis students.
July 05-2011 CSEM-uae Welcomes Mr.Mahdi Mahajeri, Ara-Emirates Coating Manager.

Ara-Emirates, The CSEM-uae and Ara-Coating joint venture received and installed its R&D sputtering machine in csem-uae which will incubate this high tech startup in Ras Al Khaimah.
June 15-2011 CSEM-uae Welcomes KTH master thesis student working on CSEM-uae solar insulating material

CSEM-uae welcomes Mr. Michael Thomas Blanding, student of the Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden to participate to CSEM-uae solar insulating material R&D program through master thesis work.
May 04-2011 CSEM-uae Welcomes KTH master thesis student working on CSEM-uae CSP projects

CSEM-uae welcomes Mr. Arivenda Nagara, student of the Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden to participate to CSEM-uae CSP projects through master thesis work.
May 01-2011 Incorporation of ARA-Emirates, the first CSEM-uae joint venture

ARA-Coatings and CSEM-uae signed a MOU, MOA and incorporated the company ARA-Emirates. Objective is nano-coating development, prototyping and small series production to local industry.
Apr 26 to 29-2011 CSEM-uae hosts in Ras Al Khaimah the 17th World Micromachine Summit

CSEM-uae hosts in Ras Al Khaimah the 17th World Micromachine Summit
Focus: MNT for Renewable Energy
Apr 26-2011 CSEM-uae Welcomes Offenburg University of Applied Sciences master thesis students working on CSEM-uae CSP Projects

CSEM-uae welcomes the first Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany students Mr. Ahmet Ozturk and Mr. Muhd Iqbal Bin Zakaria to participate to CSEM-uae CSP through master thesis work.
Mar 29-2011 CSEM-uae Welcomes KTH master thesis students working on CSEM-uae Solar Cooling Projects

CSEM-uae welcomes the first Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden students Mr. Ghulam Mujtaba and Mr. Mustafa Kaya to participate to CSEM-uae Solar cooling projects through master thesis work.
Mar 27-2011 Sun could help cool RAK

News paper article about CSEM-uae RAK activity in The National.
Mar 15-2011 CSEM-uae Welcomes KTH master thesis students working on CSEM-uae Solar Cooling Projects

CSEM-uae welcomes the first Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden students Mr.Prageeth Dhanushka Rathnasooriya and Mr.Withanage Chanaka Sameera Perera from Sri Lanka to participate to CSEM-uae Solar cooling projects through master thesis work.
Mar 7-2011 Solar Driven Water desalination using MD - Project started in cooperation with The Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden

CSEM-uae together with The Royal Institute of Technology will cooperate through PhD projects on the development of solar driven water purification units for domestic purpose based on MD technology. Mr. Tirumala Uday Kumar Nutakki was selected as a PhD Student.
Feb 24-2011 CSEM-uae Welcomes Dr. Helge Kramberger

CSEM-uae Welcomes Dr. Helge Kramberger from RMI, Research Institute for Coating Materials, Facade Systems and Healthy Living.
Feb 22-2011 CSEM-uae Welcomes Mr. M. Parent & Mr. O. Aguado

CSEM-uae Welcomes Mr. Marc Parent , CEO, Eole Water and Mr. Olivier Aguado , from Spie Oil & Gas Services to explore potential co-operation.
Feb 17-2011 CSEM-uae Welcomes Students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland

CSEM-uae Welcomes Students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology visiting it's open R&D Solar and Clean tech facilities.
Feb 14 to 15-2011 CSEM-uae Welcomes Prof. Andrew Martin from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology

CSEM-uae discussed academic and R&D co-operation with Royal Institute of Technology Energy Department in the field of renewable energy and sustainable solutions.
Jan 17 to 20 2011 CSEM-uae at World Future Energy Summit

CSEM-uae will be present at Project Village, World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi
Jan 13 2011 CSEM-uae farewell Dhavanesan K Ramachandran

Farewell party of Dhavanesan K Ramachandran
Dec 12 2010 CSEM-uae Welcomes Georges Kotrotsios CSEM-SA
CSEM-uae Welcomes Mr.Georges Kotrotsios VP, Marketing & Business Development , CSEM Switzerland
Nov 07-2010 Visit of IIC 2010 to CSEM-uae outdoor platform

CSEM-uae welcome participants to The International Conference on Perspective of Industrial Investment in the GCC Countries, visiting its outdoor Solar and Cleantech R&D facilities
Oct 26-2010 CSEM-uae farewell KTH Student Mr. Fredrick Amanyire

CSEM-uae farewell KTH Student Mr. Fredrick Amanyire who finished the master thesis done in CSEM-uae.
Oct 17-2010 CSEM-uae Welcomes Prof. Douglas A Greenhalgh and Prof. Ben R Hughes from Heriot Watt University

CSEM-uae Welcomes Prof. Douglas A Greenhalgh, Head of School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot Watt University and Prof. Ben R Hughes from Dubai campus to evaluate potential cooperation with Edinburgh campus.
Oct 06-2010 CSEM-uae welcoms Prof. Nico De Rooij & Mr.Philippe Fischer

CSEM-uae welcomes Prof. Nico De Rooij, Director IMT-EPFL(Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) & Mr.Philippe Fischer, Director FSRM(Swiss Foundation for Research and Microtechnology).
Oct 01-2010 CSEM-uae farewell KTH Student Mr. Kassa Wudineh Liyew

CSEM-uae farewell KTH Student Mr. Kassa Wudineh Liyew who finished the first KTH master thesis done in CSEM-uae.
Jul 20-2010 CSEM-SA and CSEM-uae representatives welcomed by RAK Authority

H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qassimi The Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah welcomes MM.Claude Nicollier & Mario El-Khoury Chairman & CEO of CSEM-SA.
Jul 20-2010 CSEM-uae Welcomes Claude Nicollier & Mario El-Khoury

CSEM-uae Welcomes Claude Nicollier & Mario El-Khoury visiting Ras Al Khaimah Officials and CSEM-uae.
Jun 23-2010 CSEM-uae Welcomes Dr. Ben Richard Hughes

CSEM-uae Welcomes Dr. Ben Richard Hughes, Research Project Outreach Coordiantor from Heriot Watt University Dubai Campus to discuss co-operation using CSEM-uae solar facilities for HW students thesis.
May 01-2010 CSEM-uae Welcomes students from The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

CSEM-uae Welcomes students from The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, starting master thesis on active and passive solar cooling of commercial building.
Mar 01-2010 CSEM-uae Welcomes student from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

CSEM-uae Welcomes student from The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, starting master thesis on water desalination.
Oct 10-2009 CSEM-uae Welcomes Geneva Officials

CSEM-uae Welcomes Geneva Officials
May 15-2009 CSEM-uae Welcomes Swiss economic and education Minister

CSEM-uae Welcomes Swiss economic and education Minister