The Department offered a 3-day short course in Laser Materials Processing from 11 th to 15 th March
2022. The training focused on Laser cutting, laser beam welding and laser surface modification of
ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. The training was facilitated by Professor Abdel-Monem El-Batahgy of
Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (CMRDI), Egypt. The Arab Fund for
Technical Assistance to African Countries (AFTAAC) supported Professor El-Batahgy’s trip to Kenya
to offer the training as a Visiting Professor and Guest Lecturer. The opening ceremony on 11 th March
2022 was graced by Ambassador Sherine Imam, the Acting Director of AFTAAC, Ambassador Khalid
Al Kathiri, Head of the League of Arab States Mission in Nairobi. Other diplomats representing the
League of Arab states also attended. The training was officially opened by Prof Julius Ogeng’o ,
Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi.
The training attracted participants from industry and government departments in addition to staff
and students.

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