National TC Project Success Story: First National X-ray Centre for Material Analysis
in Sharjah, UAE
The X-Ray Centre for Material Analysis is a state-of-the-art national facility established at the University of Sharjah. The Laboratory is the successful outcome of the national TC project ‘Enhancing Analytical Capabilities for Environmental and Archaeological Applications’ between the UAE and the Technical Cooperation Department of the IAEA, supported by the Permanent Mission of the UAE to the IAEA. The laboratory is running as a collaborative project between the University of Sharjah and the American University of Sharjah (AUS), which uses X-ray fluorescence and other X-ray techniques in material analysis, including for cultural heritage, environmental, and forensic applications.