SIPS 2020/2021 is entirely dedicated to Prof. Ferid Murad
, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and the SYMBOL of Unified Science
Welcome to the SIPS 2020&2021, a yearly event that is deeply science-focused and technology & engineering-oriented, organized since 2003 by the not-for-profit corporation FLOGEN Stars Outreach
), which is dedicated to achieving sustainability through science and technology. It incorporates summit plenary lectures from well-known speakers that address the link between scientific, technology and engineering domains in the pursuit of sustainable development, as well as specific science, technology and engineering symposia that feature technical presentations with the same goals in mind. Due to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020, this year's summit is for both 2020/2021.
Based on the FLOGEN Sustainability Framework given in the right side and following the rich tradition of previous years, the summit will cover 3 sustainability pillars: (1) Science, Technology & Industry, (2) Governance & Management and (3) Education & Civil Society.
SIPS 2020&2021 is entirely dedicated to and bears the name of Prof. Ferid Murad, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and the SYMBOL of Unified Science. Prof Murad is a pioneer in discovering the positive role of Nitric Oxide in human organism. Nitric Oxide is an inorganic compound considered to be a very dangerous polluter in the atmosphere. However, Prof. Murad discovered and proved that Nitric Oxide inside the human organism has a very positive role in various directions. With his discovery, Prof. Murad became a symbol of a unified inorganic and organic world, and all related science and technology fields. This is exactly the mission of SIPS to bridge and unify various fields of science and technology which is reflected, among others, in the following symposiums
- Yoshikawa International Symposium (2nd Intl. Symp. on Oxidative Stress for Sustainable Development of Human Beings)
- Intl. Symp. on Technological Innovations in Medicine for Sustainable Development
- Intl. Symp. on COVID-19/Infectious Diseases and their implications on Sustainable Development
The summit simultaneously incorporates numerous International Symposia covering the fields of: oxidative stress; medical innovations; green chemistry and polymers; physical chemistry; solid state chemistry; solution chemistry; electrochemistry; molten salt and ionic liquids; advanced materials; advanced manufacturing; advanced technologies; iron and steel making; aluminum; batteries; bio-extraction; cement; coal; coatings; composites; ceramics; ecosystems; education; energy production; environment; ferro-alloys; mathematics; metallic systems; metals and alloys; minerals; mining; multiscale materials; nanomaterials; non-ferrous smelting and hydro/electrochemical processing; quasi-crystals; rare earth and platinum group metals; recycling; and rotary kiln operations. The topics within each symposium span across scientific, technological, environmental, health, legal, management, financial, policy, taxation, social, and pedagogical issues. For the full listing of all symposia in this summit, please click on the "Summit" on the left side menu, and then "Symposia
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Under this unique SIPS multidimensional and multidisciplinary umbrella, the summit also honors the 2021 STARS of sustainable science, technology, and innovation with a specific symposium in their honor and bearing their name. In alphabetical order, they are:
The honorees cover areas of sciences that may look distinct, but are mutually related and share sustainability as a common thread.