University of Tetova hosted the IV International Science Congress of Materials and Polymers. This congress was held in cooperation with Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University of Turkey, Turkish Chemists Society, Tunisian Chemists Society, Society of Chemists and Technologists of Macedonia, University of Tirana, Polytechnic University of Tirana, University of Prishtina, Management and Science University of Malaysia and Sarajevo.
At the solemn opening of the congress proceedings, the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Prof. Dr. Alit Ibraimi, stated that such congresses are always welcome, as they serve the educational-scientific cause. “Considering the circumstances of Covid -19, the IV International Science Congress of Materials and Polymers was organized online. I wish this congress to be fruitful for all participants, both for you who are following us directly through the screens, and for you who are participants within this audience. Our society has problems of various natures. All of these can begin to be solved by bringing together scientists and sharing their knowledge and experiences. I wish all participants to be as active as possible and I have no doubt that they will remain satisfied with the lectures of the selected professionals” – said the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Prof. Dr. Alit Ibraimi.
The co-organizer of this congress and at the same time Vice-dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Asst. Prof. Dr. Arianit Reka, emphasized that from such congresses we have great benefits, as we can learn from the international experience of scientists invited from different countries of the world.
“This is the fourth time we have organized this congress, but it is the first time that we have organized such a congress online. Scientists from different countries are gathered, we have participants from Japan, Germany, Spain, Macedonia, Iran and so on, who are high-level scientists, with great research and achievements. In addition, we have visitors, online participants who are from Turkey, Macedonia, Bosnia, Serbia, and Kosovo, Albania. We have also second and third cycle students, who present their results”- said the Vice-dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Prof. Dr. Arianit Reka.
Well-known scientists and visiting professors presented their work online, highlighting the following topics: Strategic design of drug core structure – anti-fibrosis compounds
arisen from restructuring of the bleomycin metal core, by Masami Otsuka, Carboranes in medicinal chemistry by Evamarie Hey-Hawkins, Design and application of biosensors based on graphene-related materials by Arben Merkoçi, Design of contemporary green processes for water and wastewater treatment by Kiril Tome Lisichkov, Thermally induced shape memory polymers, by Metin H. Acar, and Fiber based electronic devices and sensors by Roohollah Bagherzadeh.
Due to limitations as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, this congress was conducted online and focused on the field of materials and polymers, revealing in detail the various processes and issues related to them.