Organizing Committee Member
Hikmat S. Hilal
An-Najah National University
Hikmat S. Hilal is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Advanced Materials. He obtained his Ph.D. and D.Sc. from the University of Manchester in 1980 and 2016, respectively. Since then he has joined An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine. His teaching activities span general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, catalysis, solid state & semiconductors, group theory, organometallics and structural methods, for B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. His research involves solar energy utilization in electricity production and water purification/disinfection. Hila established the first group in Palestine in areas of advanced materials related to solar energy and semiconductor research. His group includes colleagues and students who have published more than 100 articles and conference papers. He published 5 books and research book chapters together with a patent. He has been active in conferences as a member of organizing committees and scientific committees and invited as a speaker. His works stem from his research lab inside Palestine. He is a permanent reviewer for the highliy ranked journals Electrochimica Acta, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and others. He established and chairs the Center of Excellence in Materials Sciences & Nano-Technology.
Photoelectrochemical solar energy, Nano-crystalline semiconductor surface modification, environmental chemistry, analysis of toxic elements in drinking waters, waste water recycling, transparent conducting thin film technology, flexible solar cells, other modern applications of advanced materials, new composite materials, metalloporphyrin intercalation inside clays and zeolites.