1. To host an advanced research and learning institute by bringing together US and Egyptian students to learn a state-of-the-art, cutting edge important and exciting research dealing with the synthesis, characterization and applications of nanoparticles and nanostructured materials for innovative solutions to the energy, petrochemicals and environmental problems.
2. To review the fundamental science dealing with nanoscale phenomena, have in-depth discussions on the utilization of state-of-the-art of technology in research and share information on new breakthroughs in nanocatalysis research for energy, petrochemicals and environmental applications.
3. To promote and stimulate collaboration in nanotechnology between American and Egyptian researchers with special attention paid to promoting women and African American researchers at the beginning of their careers in international collaboration in areas that have great impact on the World’s energy and environmental problems.
4. To establish joint research projects between the participating US and Egyptian institutions. The cooperative research is expected to lead to economic developments involving the private sectors in Egypt and the US.