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15.   Petroleum Development                  National          Research Collaboration

               10. Annual Research Day

               As a part of its vision to foster, promote and establish conducive environment for the Research,
               the department of Research organizes the Research day in the month of June every year to
               celebrate achievements of students and faculty members in Research at DU. This year, due to
               Ramadan, exam schedule and Eid holidays, the research day was decided to be postponed till the
               start of AY 2017-18.

               11. Awards won by Faculty and Students
               11.1 DU Research Recognized by Optics (CAAS)

               Optics is the branch of physics which involves the behavior and properties of light, including its
               interactions  with  matter  and  the  construction  of  instruments  that  use  or  detect  it.    The
               understanding of light optics requires a variety of mathematical techniques.  Consequently, there
               are attempts to understand light optics using different mathematical machineries.  Dr. Sameen
               Ahmed Khan has been single handedly working on a new formalism of beam optics using matrices
               and quantum technics.  He is an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Applied Sciences,
               Dhofar University, Salalah.  This year alone he published five papers describing different facets of
               his formalism.  Amidst strong international competition, two of Dr. Sameen’s papers have been
               chosen as one of the best this year by the influential magazine, Optics & Photonics News (OPN)
               published by The Optical Society (OSA was founded in 1916 as the Optical Society of America and
               renamed  as  Optical  Society  in  2008).    Each  year  OSA  highlights  world-wide  breakthrough
               innovations in optics and photonics in its year end December issue of its OPN Magazine.  The
               research is thereby featured in the special edition, Optics in 2016, which carries the summaries
               of the thirty selected breakthroughs.

                 Figure 11: Optics in 2016: This special issue of Optics & Photonics News highlights
                   the most exciting peer-reviewed optics research to have emerged over the past
                                                      twelve months.

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