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The Directed Energy Research Centre Collaborates with World-Class Universities

Technology Innovation Institute (TII), the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) announced today that its Directed Energy Research Centre (DERC) has partnered with Germany’s Ruhr University Bochum and Helmut Schmidt University, France’s University Clermont Auvergne, and Colombia’s National University of Bogota.

After the first Advanced Technology Research Council board meeting in August 2020, the Technology Innovation Institute has made a series of fast announcements. The Directed Energy Research Centre is one of the Technology Innovation Institute’s first seven dedicated research centers. The strategic alliances will pave the way for breakthroughs in the field of guided energy and its sub-disciplines.

Research on radar systems, including ground-penetrating radar, is part of the collaboration with Ruhr University Bochum (GPR). In addition, the Centre will conduct groundbreaking research in lightweight lightning safety and ground-penetrating radars with humanitarian goals related to the identification and neutralization of landmines in collaboration with the National University of Colombia in Bogota. In addition, work in numerical and statistical methods related to high-power electromagnetics will be done in collaboration with Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg and University Clermont Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand.

Dr. Sébastien Lalléchère, Associate Professor at the University of Clermont Auvergne, said: “The Directed Energy Research Centre (DERC) brings together experts from around the world to harness the power of acoustic and electromagnetic waves for a variety of civilian and military uses, including commercial, medical, and defense projects. The Directed Energy Research Centre is advancing the use of high-power technology for a safer environment through groundbreaking research programs.”

The Technology Innovation Institute is a ground-breaking multinational research and development organization that focuses on applied research and cutting-edge technology. In quantum, autonomous robotics, cryptography, advanced materials, digital security, guided energy, and stable systems, the Institute has established seven dedicated research centers. The Institute links an intellectual community and contributes to the creation of an R&D ecosystem in Abu Dhabi and the UAE by collaborating with exceptional talent, universities, academic institutions, and industry partners from around the world. The Institute contributes to the wider growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s knowledge-based economy by reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s and the UAE’s role as a global hub for innovation.

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