Foreignnewspapers celebrates the Saudi, Moaz Bou-A'isha's success
TheSaudi young man, Moaz Bou-A'isha, has achieved tremendous scientificexcellence, represented in the use of 3D printing technology in the fields ofmedical and scientific research to combine medicine and engineering.
Moaz was born in Al-Khobar, his childhood lived in the industrial city of Jubail under the auspices of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, studied public education there, and then left for a scholarship to return home.
As anexcellent surgical engineer in the Department of Neurosurgery, Moaz, whocombined three specializations, worked on the use of 3D printing technologywhile at the Victoria General Hospital in London, and carried out uniqueresearch projects during his mission, representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabiain nearly 40 international and regional forums.
Moazreceived many awards and achievements— Moaz, who launched Bananinitiative to provide 3D printing prostheses for children of war, is acertified MIT University expert in the field of 3D surgical manufacturing, anda specialist in 3D printing and surgical planning at King Fahd Medical City.
Inan interview with Al-Arabiya, Moaz says that 3D printing is often used in thestage of surgical planning, by taking CT images and converting them to 3Dmodels to be printed; so that the operation can be performed on the printedmodel before performing it on the patient, to avoid the expected risks.
Talking about his presence in Jubail, Moaz says: "Being in the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu helped me a lot— most of the people around me are engineers, doctors, and industry professionals. I had a passion of exploring and asking about English terms. In the same time, I had time to practice sports and read along with my family support, which has been an effective role in developing my cognitive skills and identifying my tendencies".
Moazadded: "I was interested in pursuing documentary programs, which talk aboutmaking things, and then I was interested in nanotechnology until I learnedadvanced things in renewable energies. In my elementary school, I receivedsupport from my teacher, Saud Al-Enezi, until I participated in the robotclub in the Royal Commission in Jubail, where the first participants were threescientific teams from Jubail and Jeddah, and then I entered the firstcompetition in Jordan and got second place in the Middle East".
Moazhas global participations— He represented the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in theUnited States as the leader of the Robot Club, during elementary andintermediate school. From early on, he employed the robot in the educationalstages, and then he turned to the use of technology to serve humans in thefield of health and rehabilitation of patients.
Moaz continued: "At the University, I focused on the use of 3D printing technology in all my projects, until I got a certificate in this specialization as a trainer of manufacturing technology, and I'm still working in this field until now, and after returning home I worked to use this technology in the surgical field".
Moazspoke about the difficulties of understanding the technology and therelationship of engineering with medicine, and how to introduce thistechnology. A three-dimensional unit and surgical planning was presented to theMinister of Health in one of the medical cities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Thankfully, the idea was accepted".
"Thebiggest challenge was to introduce this technology," Moaz added, "King FahdMedical City was persuaded to provide this specialization, and establish aunit to be distinguished on the Middle East level. I became responsible forsetting up a 3D printing and surgical planning unit. The unit was built after10 months of work and I established an entrepreneurial company to providesurgical planning services to employ 3D printing technology in oncologyrehabilitation".
Moazconfirmed his interest in finding engineering solutions to medical problems,and said: "Physicians and surgeons are concerned with medical problems, andengineers complement their work; so merging the two specializations has apositive impact in finding solutions to the problems, and the engineer candevelop simple solutions to problems that may be medically problematic. I wasable to perform 50 specific surgeries at the Victoria Hospital to identify thesurgical side, with training in integrated engineering courses".