I would like to start my message with the famous saying of Dr. Theodore Maiman, when he revealed his first laser device invention in 1960 “Laser is a solution looking for a problem”.
Since we could have many challenges and problems facing or community and environment, we would exploit the outstanding properties of laser technology to find solutions for these problems.
Laser Institute for Research and Applications (LIRA) is one of only two research and educational institutes of laser in Egypt, moreover, LIRA is the only one located in upper Egypt. Therefore, we would exploit the experience of LIRA`s faculty and researcher, well-equipped laboratories and its unique facilities to provide sustainable services to our surrounding community and environment in upper Egypt.
I am struck by the passion that our faculty and researchers have for learning, discovery, and problem solving; the dedication of our hard-working staff in keeping the college running efficiently and in collegial manner; and the engagement and generosity of our science alumni.
Besides, exceptional graduate programs, LIRA offers several community service opportunities to the Egyptian society include, but not limited to delivering unique training courses for professionals and providing consultations to interested organizations. As well as, providing third-party audits to clinics and hospitals which are looking for laser licensing.
Additionally, LIRA can help the Egyptian government in uncovering the past (archaeological discoveries) and evaluating the new archeological discoveries & paintings using laser.
Furthermore, LIRA offers many services in various applications; machining, surface treatment, ablation, surveying, ranging, medicine, sensing and monitoring. So, in addition to potential community services, LIRA can help in protecting our environment. As laser can be used for monitoring the level of pollution in our water resources and air, as well as for purification of them.
Eventually, we would use the dedication of hard-working faculty and staff in contributing to developing the society, serving our community, providing sustainable solutions, protecting the environment and shaping the future, in the way that could benefit the national economy and effectuate the social responsibility of Beni-Suef university.