Scientific Committee member for Green Chemistry- 2020- Hikmat S. Hilal
Hikmat S. Hilal
An-Najah National University, Palestine


Hikmat S. Hilal is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Advanced Materials. He obtained his Ph.D. and D.Sc. from University of Manchester in 1980 and 2016, respectively. Since 1980 he has joined An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine. His teaching activities span advanced materials, inorganic chemistry, catalysis, solid state and 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 in water purification & disinfection. Hilal 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 120 articles and 100 conference papers (mostly invited). 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 speaker. His works stem from his research lab inside Palestine. He is a permanent reviewer for many highly ranked journals Electrochimica Acta, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, and others. He established and chaired the Center of Excellence in Materials Sciences and Nano Technology