His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Khalifa University Board of Trustees, has acknowledged the contributions of Dr Mohamed Ramy El-Maarry, for having an asteroid named after him and his contributions to the field of astronomy.

Dr El-Maarry, Director of the Space and Planetary Science Group and Associate Professor of Earth Sciences, was recognised by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), which renamed the 2002 CZ asteroid to (357148) El-Maarry – marking a historic moment for Khalifa University and for the UAE space sector.  

In recognition of this achievement, His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan directed that Dr El-Maarry's accomplishments be featured as the cover story of the third issue of the scientific journal, Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KUST) Review. The cover feature, titled Technological Innovations in Space, presents Dr El-Maarry's account of the formation of the solar system and its planets, highlighting his work.

KUST Review is a magazine about global trends, innovations and news in the scientific and technological domains. The publication seeks to inspire and raise awareness about the transformative scientific and technological developments shaping our world today.

The latest edition of KUST Review delves into the challenges and advancements in space exploration, spotlighting the technology, materials, and research propelling progress. It explores the significance of graphene and other 2D materials in overcoming space-related obstacles, sheds light on space laws and the problem of space debris. It emphasises the vital role that universities play in commercialising research and safeguarding space systems from cyber threats. The edition also covers fresh perspectives on the Voyager’s Golden Records, which were sent into space in 1977 with the hopes of communicating with extraterrestrial life.

To view the Space edition of KUST Review, click here: kustreview.com/published-issues